I have an A4 sized document (CS4) that I want to print on a Canon MP830. It's a magazine format, so it has full page spreads and I want to print without margins. Right now, I'm just trying to print one page, portrait, to see if I can eliminate the white margins.
What is the best way to do this? Export first to PDF with particular settings or print straight from InDesign, if in fact it can be done?
Thanks. I'm sure the answer lies somewhere in the primordial slime of the InDesign forum, but I was unable to find it.
Seems like I had this discussion with someone yesterday...
To print borderless, the printer must be set, in the driver, to a listed borderless page size, and the ID print dialog should list the pge size as Defined By Driver. That said, I have no idea if the Canon MP830 can print borderless at the size you want.
The other option is to include a bleed allowance in the file and print, including the bleed, on oversized paper, then trim. This is how it's done with a press.
Thanks, but here's my problem with printing. It's an A4 size and I really need to get it down to letter size. Is the easiest route the one you outline in this thread? Here's your quote:
You can place the pages from the original PDF into a new .indd file. Use the script here:http://indesignsecrets.com/downloads/PDFplacer.zip with CS3 [Note: I have CS4] to automate placement and scaling of the entire PDF in one go.
You'll need to first unzip the file, then install it in the scripts palette (for directions on doing that, see How to install scripts in InDesign | InDesignSecrets). To run it, double-click it inthe palette
This is a wonderful script, under the category of "My life was just greatly simplified".
However, I think I lost my bleeds in the scripting. That not a problem for printing on my own printer, of course (which does do borderless printing), but presents a problem if and when I send it to the printer. Here's a screenshot of the script settings I used. I'd be grateful if you see a mistake in there and point it out.
Maybe I just give the A4 PDF to the printer and let him work with it.
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