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Printout Shrinkage to Left Half Of Page (BJC4550)

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Hello,
I am having trouble with my Canon BJC-4550 printer. The printed output is squeezed to the left  half of the printed page (about 4 inches on the left side only of the full 81/2 inch page width) no matter what program that I use. However, when I run a test page out of Control Panel and Printers, it prints the full width ok. I am running Win95 OS.

I have tried removing the printer and drivers by deleting the printer icon in Control Panel, turning my computer off and printer off, unplugging the printer and plugging it back into LPT1, and then re-installing all with Canon's latest drivers to no avail.


Thanks in advance,
Nick Baldo
njb@world.std.com
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check the margin setting in which ever program you are using.
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Go into your Bios and check your parallel port mode try setting it to SPP.

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TO joed,
It still happens no matter what I set the margins to.

Nick


TO briancassin,
I went into my BIOS and tried Standard, EPP, ECP and ECP+EPP all to no avail.

Nick

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Does your software have a print preview. How does It look in that view?
What happens if you print form DOS.
Try "copy file.txt lpt1:" from DOS. use a simple txt file like autoexec.bat if it exists.
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Hi,
I found the soluton to the problem at www.magma.ca/~russrite/Canon_Drivers/index.html.

I had a Photo cartridge set to Regular Colr in the driver setup dialogue box, which causes the output to be compressed.

I would like to leave this question for anyone else who may encounter this problem and needs a solution.

thanks for your efforts,
Nick Baldo
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Hi,

I am answering this question so it can be saved as a PAQ.

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