I’ve been scouring forums for the past few days, here, luminous-landscapes, EpsonWideFormat@groups.io, etc looking for the definitive guide to getting as close to a borderless print as possible using a 24x36" sheet on an Epson Surecolor P6000.
What I’ve garnered so far is that it is:
- Impossible to do a fully borderless print with no trimming required using a pre-cut sheet. You’d think that Epson would make that clear in their marketing, or that I would have realized this impossibility, but my hopes were high that printing accuracy had made some large leaps in the past ten years since I’ve done it myself in any serious way
- Nearly impossible to do a fully borderless print when using roll paper, though only some slight trimming on the top and bottom (portrait orientation) is required
When comparing prices at b&h cut sheets were remarkably less expensive than rolls, so I purchased several boxes of 24x36" sheets of hahnemuehle photo rag to print a large exhibition this coming May. I don’t really want to ship them back and pay more for rolls so I’ve now made it my mission to print as borderless as possible on these sheets but I am continually finding a larger border on one side. I believe that it is the trailing edge of the print as it exits the printer, which is the left side of the print when viewed in landscape orientation.
I’m currently printing from Lightroom, as this is the most convenient for me, but I can use Photoshop if necessary. Can anyone point me in the direction of a guide to settling this up accurately or take the time to write it for me themselves? I can even offer to pay you or send you a print as a gift! The color and quality of my prints are looking great, they just aren’t as centered as I’d prefer.
I’ve tried using various configurations of page setup, using custom sizes, preset sizes, slightly overscaled custom sizes, etc. Someone please help.