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Is there a formula for setting margins?

nvw
Enthusiast

Hello,

 

I have been experimenting and reading through this forum about proper margin settings and borders. I understand that the size of the border is based on personal preference as well as the ratio/size of the image. Is there a formula or a set of guidelines that can be used to determine margin settings based on a chosen border size? I am about to print 13x19 and would like to take the guesswork out of setting margins in Lightroom or Photoshop.

 

Thanks.

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jrhoffman75
Legend

Here is an approach a noted fine art printer uses.

 

https://www.martinbaileyphotography.com/print-border-size-calculation-spreadsheet/

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LR Classic

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jrhoffman75
Legend

Here is an approach a noted fine art printer uses.

 

https://www.martinbaileyphotography.com/print-border-size-calculation-spreadsheet/

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LR Classic

That will be a great way to start, I had forgotten about Martin's blog. Thank you.

 

Also, in my wanderings in this forum your posts pop up a lot. Thanks for the time you put in helping others like me get started with printing.

Thank you for that. I contribute where I can.

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LR Classic
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