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Photo quality size printing limit

Discussion in 'Canon InkJet Printers' started by calmo, May 27, 2016.

  1. May 27, 2016
    calmo

    calmo Newbie to Printing

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    I bought my Canon Pixma MG5420 because I wanted good photo printing capability plus a scanner combined. I have historically used HP injet photo printers (not all-in-ones), and frequently print enlargements on 8-1/2 x 12-1/2 photo paper cut down from 11 x 17 stock. But when I tried to print a new picture for my gallery on my Canon, I found that my printer will not print photo quality on paper larger than letter size. It will print standard quality on legal size, but as soon as you select photo quality printing, the legal size option disappears. I tried printing a photo in standard quality in order to get the printer to accept legal size, but the print quality was totally unacceptable. So, does anyone know a trick to get an MG5420 to print PHOTO QUALITY on legal size paper?
     
  2. May 27, 2016
    The Hat

    The Hat Printer VIP Moderator

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    Instead of using the standard paper sizes supplied by Canon why don’t you create your own custom size, set your Media to Glossy Paper and Print Quality to High and then select Custom size and click on apply..

    paper size.PNG click to enlarge..
     
  3. May 27, 2016
    PeterBJ

    PeterBJ Printer Master Platinum Printer Member

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    I have a Canon MG5550 that is very similar to the MG5420. I checked out various settings for photo printing. I am able to select "Photo Paper Plus Glossy II" and the Legal paper format, but only if borderless printing is unselected. If I select borderless printing Legal is no longer allowed, only allowed formats are then Letter, A4 and a few smaller formats.

    Canon printers seem to only support borderless printing for a few formats, not for all the paper formats the printer can handle.
     
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    Ink stained Fingers

    Ink stained Fingers Printer Master

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    That's about the same with Epson printers, and depending on the model, some may not support borderless printing on plain paper, and custom formats are not supported either
     
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  5. May 28, 2016
    calmo

    calmo Newbie to Printing

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    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! That's the breakthrough I needed. Deselect borderless printing!! The telephone customer rep at Canon wasn't able to tell me that. I'm back in business!
     
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