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    Need a printer that will print borderless DVD inserts

    Hi all,

    I'm looking to print off a batch (maybe around 50) of DVD inserts. I need them to print to the edge of the sheet, and so far I haven't been able to find a printer that will print borderless on 183mm x 273mm. So far, I've tried a Dell 1320c, an Epson Stylus C86, and an HP 4500. Does anyone know of a printer that will print that borderless size, or that can be set to print custom borderless sizes?

    Failing that, any good ideas for a workaround? I've tried printing on A4 borderless, but the printer seems to be enlarging the document, and consequently cuts off the edge of the documents.

    I could print on normal A4 paper and trim, but that's rather more hassle.

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    Re: Need a printer that will print borderless DVD inserts

    Well you'll need a printer that can do borderless printing to start with.

    Just because a DVD cover fits on an A4 sheet, doesn't mean it will do borderless on that size of paper. For example an A3 printer won't do borderless A4 by default, just regular A4 outputs.

    Also, borderless is only available on certain print sizes. Canon's don't allow A5 borderless, but they do with A4 and 5x7. Epson however do let you print A5 borderless.

    I think you are going to have to print on A4 and trim them.

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    Re: Need a printer that will print borderless DVD inserts

    The Canon iP high end are good at this. My iP4500 would do it no problem.

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    Re: Need a printer that will print borderless DVD inserts

    Thanks for the replies.

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    I think you are going to have to print on A4 and trim them.
    Unfortunately that's just what I'm trying to avoid, if possible.

    Quote Originally Posted by g8ina View Post
    The Canon iP high end are good at this. My iP4500 would do it no problem.
    Interesting, so do they allow any custom size to be borderless, or is DVD-insert size included as a borderless preset?

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    Re: Need a printer that will print borderless DVD inserts

    Quote Originally Posted by g8ina View Post
    The Canon iP high end are good at this. My iP4500 would do it no problem.
    do you mean it can do it as you selected borderless and it then allowed you to input the custom size specified, or are you assuming this but put would instead of should ?

    i thought that but tried it and found out my epson R360 and the works epson SX425 both default to preset sizes and are unable to do it ? a bit miffed but when looking inside said printers it only has 3 borderless waste pads under the carriage for a4 and a5 in landscape and portrait

    remove borderless and its custom paper size down to a few inches.

    now take the epson pro4*** series and they have pads the length of the carriage so i assume they may be capable but it takes you well out the price range as getting small runs done at a print shop would be the more economical choice.

    never looked inside the canon so i dont know what the crack is with wate pads and custom size but i would love to know as i get asked daft questions like this all the time with part of my job setting up pc's and printers for disabled students

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    Re: Need a printer that will print borderless DVD inserts

    My iP4500 will allow me to set custom sized paper and borless printing. So, yes

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    Re: Need a printer that will print borderless DVD inserts

    sweet, for the price that damn good.

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    Re: Need a printer that will print borderless DVD inserts

    Quote Originally Posted by g8ina View Post
    My iP4500 will allow me to set custom sized paper and borless printing. So, yes
    Thanks, that's great. I see it's 4 years old, though, so does anyone know whether the latest Canon iP range still do it? Has anyone tried it on a Canon 4950, perchance?

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    Re: Need a printer that will print borderless DVD inserts

    Quote Originally Posted by g8ina View Post
    My iP4500 will allow me to set custom sized paper and borless printing. So, yes
    Good to know. I'd always read it was only with certain sizes.

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    Re: Need a printer that will print borderless DVD inserts

    Sorry, I dislike bumping old threads, but so far I haven't been able to find out any more information on what currently-manufactured printer will allow custom-sized-borderless printing.

    Does anyone have a Canon iP4850 or Canon iP4950, and if so, could they confirm whether or not this is possible on those printers?

    Thanks,

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