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Horizontal, vertical, or square? It can be challenging to decide what orientation is ideal for your photo book.

In cases where all images share the same orientation, choose the same orientation for your book; a horizontal book for horizontal images, a vertical book for vertical images, a square book for square images. (If you’re concerned about how a book fits on shelves at book stores, use square formats cautiously and choose size accordingly.)

If the orientation of the images in a book is mixed, consider two approaches.

If a majority of the images in a book share a common orientation, choose that orientation.

Or, if you want to give all images equal opportunity for size and surrounding space, choose square for the most orientation neutral format.

When in doubt, remember that vertical books generally fit in people’s hands more easily.

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Paper Won’t Feed

January 22, 2010 | Leave a Comment |

My Fine Art Digital Printing DVD offers many simple solutions to common problems. Here’s one …

Problem
The paper won’t feed. It jams or feeds through without printing.

Solution
Make sure your paper is seated correctly in the printer.

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Setting for Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper on Manual Rear.

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Setting for Epson UltraSmooth Fine Art Paper on Manual Rear.

Check your Paper Feed setting and if the problem persists, adjust the Platen Gap.

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Thicker papers need to be fed with the Manual Rear option. Make sure you’re using it and you’ve specified this in the printer driver. You may still need to adjust the Platen Gap to a wider setting for thicker media (like Epson Exhibition Fiber Fine Art Paper). Many thicker papers will tend to jam when feeding them in bulk. You may need to feed them one at a time. Sometimes, you even need to give the paper a gentle nudge when the printer first feeds it.

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My Fine Art Digital Printing DVD offers many simple solutions to common problems. Here’s one …

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Problem
The borders on my print aren’t equal.

Solution
Create a Custom Paper Size with equal borders.

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Printing Off Paper

January 20, 2010 | Leave a Comment |

My Fine Art Digital Printing DVD offers many simple solutions to common problems. Here’s one …

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Problem
My image printed off the edge of the paper.

Solution
Reset the Page Setup. Check paper size and orientation and borders.

PageSetup

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If you’re using an unusual sheet size create a Custom Paper Size.

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