- 10 years ago
- Wedding: September 2008
I don’t really know if the hive can help me here since it may be a specific issue with my photo printer but it’s worth a shot…
Has anyone done their own invites with their photo printer using the "borderless" feature to achieve a full-bleed?
I’m making the invites in Adobe Illustrator and saving them as a PDF–the PDF is set up to be 8.5×11 (I’ll cut the pieces later) and the graphcis go to the edges and everything LOOKS how I want it.
I set in the printer settings for it to be borderless and all of that.. yet when it prints out, it actually cuts off like 1/8th of an inch all around–as if it prints BIGGER than I want and just lops off the edges a bit. There’s no way I can compensate for this without simply experimenting and actually printing–the previews do not show me what actually gets printed. :/ When I adjust in Illustrator, unexpected things happen–if I scale the entire thing down a bit (say 97%) it then prints inside with a margin… I just don’t know how to make it do what I want.
I have an HP Photosmart C6280. I thought this would be easy and it’s really turning into a nightmare. 🙁
For those of you that did print your own invites, did you just print with a margin and had it cut off when you got your paper cut?