Epson Stylus Photo 820 Ink Jet Printer

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Q:
How do I print a BorderfreeTM or borderless print when using Epson Borderless specialty papers with my Epson Stylus Photo 820 printer using Film Factory?
A:
This printer supports 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", and letter size Borderless photos. Load your paper in the paper support tray. (Note: thicker media types, like photo papers are recommended for borderless printing. Thinner type papers, like Epson Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper or plain papers, are not recommended for Borderless prints).
- Start Epson Film Factory (this application is recommended for borderless printing because it has the ability to automatically resize multiple images at one time).
- After importing the picture / selecting the album / editing the picture, click Standard Prints, and then click the Print Assignment button in the application.
- Click the appropriate print size icon for one of the following print sizes 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10" or Fit to Media Size (for letter size) icon as the Print Size option and select "Trim to Fit Print Size" as the Height/Width Ratio.
- Click the Properties button.
- In Windows, Select the Main tab setting and select the appropriate media type setting. Make sure "Sheet Feeder" is selected as the Paper Source.
- Under the Paper Size setting, select "Photo Paper 4" x 6" No Perforation" for 4" x 6" Borderless Photo Paper, 5" x 7" or 8" x 10" for other sizes of Borderless Epson papers, letter 8.5" x 11" for any letter size paper, then click the "OK" button.
- In Macintosh, make sure "Auto Sheet Feeder" is selected as the Paper Source then click the "No Margins" box to select it.
- Select the Options icon button then select the correct media type.
- Click OK twice to close the driver.
- Click the Print button on the left side of the application, then Click the "Print" icon button to begin printing. Caution: Not all software applications resize images in the same way. Some applications don't allow for resizing, others may say they are resizing the image to 8 x 10 but in actuality they may create an image just short of 8" x 10". As long as the software application can accurately size the image file to the minimum width and length of the desired output size (4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", 8.5" x 11"), then the driver (with the proper paper size and paper source settings) can produce a perfect borderless print in these sizes. For example, if the image is resized in the software to 7.8" x 10, the image will not print to the edge of an 8" x 10" sized paper, and instead will have borders on two sides. However, if the image is resized to 8" x 10.2" you can achieve the borderless print. Film Factory software can resize the image precisely with the proper print size and ratio options selected, and can perform this resizing automatically for multiple images at a time. It is recommended that if you are printing many images at one time, and they require resizing, that you use Epson Software Film Factory, or use a batch print process within Adobe Photoshop versions which support batch processing.

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