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    ourdayphotos
    8 Jun 2012 - 9:41 PM

    I was considering buying an A4 printer for my photos & CD's until I thought that 8"x10" was rather limiting in terms of aspect, especially for landscapes. I then measured an A4 sheet to discover that it was just under 12''long and just over 8" wide which is all rather inconvenient for 8x12 prints. Please excuse my lack of knowledge on printing etc but my question is can an A4 printer print 8x12 with a 1/4" missing on the length & is this an accepted practise?

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    redsnappa
    redsnappa  111898 forum posts United Kingdom
    8 Jun 2012 - 9:53 PM

    [quote]is this an accepted practise?/quote]
    I would not worry about what is accepted practice, be brave and try it & see if it works for you.

    ourdayphotos
    8 Jun 2012 - 9:54 PM

    I wanted to know if it would work before I spent the cash.

    mrcal
    mrcal  101032 forum posts
    8 Jun 2012 - 10:00 PM

    Many A4 printers will print a greater length than the 29.7cm of A4. You could always cut some A3 to the size you want and set it as a custom size in the printer configuration.

    ourdayphotos
    8 Jun 2012 - 10:40 PM


    Quote: Many A4 printers will print a greater length than the 29.7cm of A4. You could always cut some A3 to the size you want and set it as a custom size in the printer configuration.

    Didn't know you could do that, I suppose I could always crop to A4 instead of 8x12.

    alansnap
    alansnap e2 Member 10528 forum postsalansnap vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
    8 Jun 2012 - 10:43 PM

    Or use the same aspect ratio and print to A4 length and slightly narrower than 8 inches.
    Alan

    v8dunc
    v8dunc  7333 forum posts Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
    8 Jun 2012 - 10:56 PM

    see if you can find a printer that takes roll as well as sheet,then you can print any length,
    many a3 printers do this not 100% sure with a4 printers

    Duncan

    Last Modified By v8dunc at 8 Jun 2012 - 10:56 PM
    ourdayphotos
    8 Jun 2012 - 10:59 PM

    I need a printer that does CD's too & the A3 ones are way too expensive at the moment so I'm looking at a Canon PIXMA iX6550. It only does sheets as far as I know, it's no big deal sending away for larger than A4 prints if this printer does everything else well.

    robthecamman
    8 Jun 2012 - 11:46 PM

    canon 5250 does cds

    User_Removed
    9 Jun 2012 - 9:58 AM

    Epson P50 does cds and borderless prints.

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