Is it possible to print full page pdf on my consumer printer ?

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I have designed something basic in adobe indesign.
Exported to pdf and now Im trying to print full screen so that my image overlaps the page.

It's an image that goes full width and I've played around with the bleed etc but my understanding is limited on this.
It keeps on printing like this. See attachments.

I wonder if anyone can help.

It's a Canon MG7760.

Thank you.
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It depends on your printer, you don't provide a model.  In general, to print edge to edge you need a photo printer.  Standard office printers will usually have some sort of border and it looks like the software you are using to print may be adjusting to the printer characteristics.  

Assuming you check the specs on your printer, and it is capable of printing edge to edge, then the there are a number of things you can try.   First try using a different program to print.  Export your Adobe image in different formats.  Try .jpg.  Then use a photo tool to resize it to the 8.5 x 11 paper size.    One of my favorite tools is FastStone Image Viewer.  Although it only provides basic capabilities, its got pretty good image re-sizing tools and very good print options to see exactly where your image will print on the paper and to resize it before printing.  

FastStone Image Viewer is free, you can get it from a number sites like ninite.com cnet, etc or
go to their home page at             http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm
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I don't believe this is a printer problem.

In the "Screenshot-2018-01-27-11.14.35.png" you provided, the image seems to be outside of the printers capable printing borders.  Are you able to resize the image and move it over to the right so that it is inside the purple lines? Or move both blocks (image and text) over to the right to make it fit.

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It depends on your printer, you don't provide a model.

Sure he did. It's a Canon MG7760.
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OP, If unsure what I mean by "move it over to the right", upload a sample PDF and I'll show you.
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thank you. I'll try those solutions.

I know I have the bleed set-up well for professional press printing and it wouldn't be an issue on my finished design.

Regarding the printer, I'll continue to adjust the image inside and see how it goes.
I will also, export to a jpg and then print. I know that the printer does do 'borderless' prints like photos but I just wanted to try to retain the quality printing from a pdf rather than a jpg.

thanks for the help, Ill get back to you.

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Pdf attached
Try again. No pdf attachment in your last.

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sorry about that. I probably chose the file, but failed to upload.

Matty.
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I'm able to get your sample document to print correctly here without modification.

Suggest going through your printer settings when in preview mode and see if you have an option to print "Current View" or similar so that it will automatically scale down to one A4 size (or letter size if that's what you're using)  I did nothing special here to get it to print as shown on screen so it will definitely be something in your particular printers settings dialogue imo.

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Sorry I missed that.  The Cannon pixima will print borderless
"Borderless Printing       4"x 6", 5"x 7", 8"x10", Letter, A4"

So, like I pointed out earlier, try fastone viewer, it has very good image/print resizing capabilities.

open the image, then select print / design.  Fastone will show you the paper and the how the image will be placed, and provide the ability to shrink, stretch move or otherwise manipulate things.  It will show the output size in pixels and inches, so adjust until those sizes equal 8.5 x 11 inches and see what happens.

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thanks guys for assisting me.

I got really busy today, but will try this tomorrow.
Really appreciate  your replies and will get back to you.
As @fred pointed out, your printer can print full bleed. If you go through printer settings, somewhere it will let you select that and you should be able to print a full page. Not having your printer, I cannot check the driver settings, but it should be there somewhere.

It also depends on the document size. When printing the PDF, make sure you do not let your reader fit the image to the paper. Your printer will print up to A4/Letter, so if your document is larger than that it will still be clipped.

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