(Closed) how to print background to the edge of the paper in Word?

posted 6 years ago in Technology
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

One way would be to save the background you want as an image, then insert the picture, right click on it and go to ‘text wrapping’, then click on ‘behind text’. Then just make the picture bigger, so that it takes up the whole page 🙂

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@cuddlz88:  

 

So you’re seeing it correctly on your screen, the mishap occurs when you go to print?  Well, if that’s the case, something tells me that your print driver could be corrupted or just isn’t getting the data properly.  Are you able to easily change to a different print driver?

 

If not, if it were me, I’d probably just copy the entire thing into Power Point or Paint and try to print from that.  Maybe that will work.

 

Who knows.  I’m not really the most computer savvy person to be asking.

Post # 5
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Honey bee

@cuddlz88:  Can you post an image or screen shot (function + F11) so we can see exactly what you are talking about?

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

You most likely cannot print full bleed (which is what printing to the edge is called) unless you have an actual printer that is made to print full bleed. Even the printers that do fit full bleed have iffy results and sometimes leave a sliver of white around the page. That is why the preview is showing a border – it’s picking up on the printer’s built in margins.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

echo what bridetastic says – most home printers don’t have the capability to print full bleeds (edge to edge)

 

 

Post # 8
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Helper bee

@cuddlz88:  There is no way for a printer to print all the way to the edge. Even a professional can not do it. That white boarder is called the gripper edge it is where the printer holds the paper. It also prevents the printer from getting ink on itself which could seriously damage the machine. I worked on a press/in a printing facility for a number of years and the only way to prevent a white boarder is to cut it to size after printing.  

ETA: what size paper is it? If it is smaller than letter size you can lightly tack it to a full size sheet of paper and print it like that. Just make sure you print your image slightly larger Incase it moves a little

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Fantastagirlthere are home inkjets that will in fact print full bleed – I have one. It’s an hp. It’s about 8 years old so not sure if they offer them anymore, but they exist.

@cuddlz88 – you can’t trick it unless you tape it to a larger piece of paper – printers detect paper size.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

You won’t be able to trick the printer, and even if you could, it would make a huge mess in your printer and end up ruining your later invites. Sorry!

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Newbee
Post # 15
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Honey bee

@cuddlz88:  Oh ok. Yep, it’s the full bleed issue. Do you plan on printing at home? If so, like other PP’s have said, you will need to get a specific printer. If you do it at a local print shop or office store, then they will be able to do it. It does come at a higher cost though.

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