6 Replies Latest reply on Mar 22, 2012 11:11 AM by JuleeMaggiora

    Problems with print settings

    CoGordo4 Level 1

      Hello every one,


      I am looking to print a file from photoshop cs5 and want to scale my media without resizing my image. I've made sure the scale to fit media is not checked but everytime I've attempted to change the media  size the image changes with it. Also how do I unlink the scale, height, width options? Here is the a screen shot of my situationScreen shot 2012-03-08 at 12.10.46 PM.png any advice?

        • 1. Re: Problems with print settings
          Noel Carboni Level 8

          It might have been clearer if you'd shown the whole dialog...


          What are you really trying to accomplish?  Your attempt to "change the media size" confuses me.


          Bottom line is this:  If you set the image size via the Image - Image Size dialog, then that's how big it will print (assuming it all fits and you haven't checked the Scale to Fit Media box and have set the scale factor to 100%).


          It's inside the printer driver settings (available via the [Print Settings...] button) where you set the paper size.



          • 2. Re: Problems with print settings
            Jeff_N Level 1

            As Noel said it would be more helpful to see the entire dialog box. Also what printer are you using? The dialog boxes change in photoshop based on the different manufacturer printer driver. So it's hard to give advise.

            Sounds like you  have a small document say, 4"x5" and you want to print it centered ( I presume ) on a 8.5x11 sheet of paper.

            Again, as Noel said, you would pick the paper size in your printers print dialog box. The document should not change size.

            • 3. Re: Problems with print settings
              gator soup Level 4

              you probably mean File> Print


              i don't have any trouble selecting the text there, but not sure what happens when i change it


              Picture 1.png

              • 4. Re: Problems with print settings
                Jeff_N Level 1

                < , but not sure what happens when i change it >

                It will change the size of the image that is printed on the paper. But the paper size selected stays the same.

                • 5. Re: Problems with print settings
                  CoGordo4 Level 1

                  Thanks. I think it's just  an instance of trying to change settings in the wrong place. I was just trying to center a smaller image on a larger piece of paper (media). And just to answer your question about the printer I was using; I am using a xerox 700 digital press. I was trying to make up for the lack of a bleed on a file that a customer had submitted to me without making any changes in my creo rip software.

                  • 6. Re: Problems with print settings

                    In the original posting above, CoGordo4 asks how to UNLINK the scale, height and width options in that print window. I'd also like to know if that is possible. I don't always want my piece to scale proportionally. Thanks.