So I bought a new printer The Epson stylus Pro 3800. I chose that over the Canon Pixma Pro 9500. I saw prints from both of them and honestly it was extremely hard to say one had better image quality over the other. It basically came down to the Epson being able to print A2 size and the bigger ink cartridges. Ifelt in the long run it would make up for the price difference b/n the two. Straight out the box I am able to get prints 95-100% close to what I see on the screen so I'm really happy about that. The problem I'm having is the whole borderless printing thing. I've managed to figure out a way to do but I'm not sure if its the right way.
For example If I'm printing A4 I'll leave the resolution at 360 ppi.
- Then i'll crop to 8.5x 11 and click print.
-Next I'll uncheck the "center image" box.
Then I go into the preview image and drag down until I can barely see the photo size markers. In this preview window it looks like the image is cropped off at the bottom.
- I then click Print and then preferences so that I'm now in the Epson software. here I put a check in the "borderless Printing" box and the "Preview box" and Voila a borderless print. But I'm sure there has to be an easier way.
I guess my question is why do I have to re center the image when in the Photoshop print dialoge? When I've already cropped the image to the exact paper size? If I don't re center the image (usually pulling it down a few mm) the bottom of my prints have a white border and the to is usually cropped off?
Also I'm using Ilford Premium Plus Perle paper and I've installed the ICC profile and select it in the Photoshop Print dialogue but when I get into the Epson software I can't find the option to select its profile so I usually just select the closest thing epson has but surely that can't be right.
Ok I know Its a long post and hopefully if you've read this far you can offer some help.
Thanks in advance, Mike