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Pro Premium Matte Paper: Margin limited to 30mm...Why?

 

 

I am attempting to print on the Canon Pro Premium Matte paper and it seems that Canon constrains the margins to a minimum of 30mm. The Custom button is grayed out in Print Studio Pro. I have also tried to get around this in Lightroom 6 (by not using Print Studio Pro), but when I send the photo to my Canon Pixma Pro-100 the printer driver informs me that the 30mm margin will be imposed.

Is there any way to get around this limit? If not, does anyone know why Canon imposes this limit (especially on a smaller letter-sided paper? Thanks for the help from anyone more knowledgeable.

 

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Re: Pro Premium Matte Paper: Margin limited to 30mm...Why?

Hello.

 

When printing on Fine Art Paper, the printer will place a border around the image.  This is because Fine Art Paper may have a tendency to curl as ink hits the paper, resulting in paper jams.

 

If you need additional assistance or details about media type settings for your printer, find more help at Contact Us.

 

 

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Re: Pro Premium Matte Paper: Margin limited to 30mm...Why?

Michael, thank you for our reply.

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Re: Pro Premium Matte Paper: Margin limited to 30mm...Why?

The number prefixes are quality settings. 

John Hoffman
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Re: Pro Premium Matte Paper: Margin limited to 30mm...Why?

You can select Matte Photo Paper as media type and then select Minimize Paper Abrasion in the driver. 

 

This will avoid the 30mm margin. 

John Hoffman
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Re: Pro Premium Matte Paper: Margin limited to 30mm...Why?

Thank you John!

Is there further explanantion somewhere of what these quality numbers mean?... so would a prefix of "3" mean that it's printed at 9x the quality of a prefix of "1/3"?

I am new to the Pro-100 and Canon paper and seems that some of this information is difficult to find in any of the Canon documentation -- so I am thankful of other users that are willing to help.

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~Lamont

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Re: Pro Premium Matte Paper: Margin limited to 30mm...Why?

Thank you again John for the reply.
I have since looked through the printer (driver) settings available in Print Studio Pro with Pro Premium Matte Photo paper selected and have not been able to find the "Minimize Paper Abrasion" setting.
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Re: Pro Premium Matte Paper: Margin limited to 30mm...Why?

You need to be in the actual printer driver. Windows or Mac computer?
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Re: Pro Premium Matte Paper: Margin limited to 30mm...Why?

Thanks again for the reply John!

So I found the "Prevent Paper Abrasion" setting in the Mac print driver (image 1 below)

As it seems that Print Studio Pro would still not allow me to set a margin less than 30mm, 

I attempted a direct print via the Mac OS-X Print (driver) and the Pro-100 responded with the message below (image 2).

I like the look of the matte paper, but I am wondering if I need to be exploring outside of the Canon matte papers to find one without the margin limitations due to paper quality affecting curl -- or whether all matte/art papers are vulnerable to curling and paper jams for the Pro-100?

Simply looking for the benefit of other's experience as the Canon documention seems limited in this area.

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Lamont

 

 

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