Deskjet 1220c : Printing Super A3 size / Print Quality



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Deskjet 1220c : Printing Super A3 size / Print Quality

Postby J » Thu, 19 May 2005 01:45:25 GMT


I have an A3 graphic which i am printing on the super A3 (nobi - 13x19") 
sized paper.

When I print using the official HP software, it doesn't look as bold and 
crisp as when I print via the minidriver that winXP installs when it finds 
the printer. I enabled "photo mode" in the minidriver (2400x1200dpi), i 
think this was what makes the colours look better.

However, when I use the minidriver, it stops the print 14" down the page 
every time, therefore cutting off the bottom of the image. This is with the 
super A3 setting for the paper.

I want the rich, bold colours of the minidriver but with the full image 

Any ideas? Perhaps a way to enable the better print mode from the standard 
drivers? Or a way to stop the minidriver cutting off the bottom of the 


Re: Deskjet 1220c : Printing Super A3 size / Print Quality

Postby J » Thu, 19 May 2005 01:49:01 GMT


The weird thing is, if i take the exact same file, same print settings and 
same paper, i CAN print the whole A3 image when i draw a rectangle over the 
image (ie i replace the image with a black outline rectangle of the same 

Any ideas?

- sorry to reply to my own post :) 

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