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Card Setup Tutorial Basic PC Horizontal Image Card Epson Printing

STEP 4 - CUSTOM PAPER SIZE

The Page Setup dialog box will appear.

Click the Printer button at bottom righ

When this dialog box appears, make sure you have the right printer chosen and then click the Properties button near the top right.

Most recent driver versions look like this in Advanced Mode**.

Find the drop down menu that has paper sizes. Look near the bottom of the list for a selection called User Defined. Click on it.

**If you are in Basic mode, look for a button near the bottom right to get to this screen.

Check the image at right for the order you will follow to make a custom paper size:

Using the chart below:
1) Fill in paper width
2) Fill in paper height

Paper SizeHeightWidth
7x101000700
6.25x9900625
8x9 Pano900800
5.5x8.5850550

3) Name your size - call it something that is easily recognizable

4) Click the Save button

5) Click OK

You now have a permanently saved custom paper size that will appear in your list of paper sizes.

NOTE! The units of width and height are in .01 inches! Make sure to keep this in mind when entering the dimensions.

Note: Some printers may not have these settings. Make sure to check and select these if you have them available.

Back at your printer properties dialog box, click on the Page Layout tab.

Click the CENTERED and MINIMIZE MARGINS boxes.

Epson printers tend to want to force an 1/2" margin at the end of the print. This interferes with some card setups using larger images.

Click the OK button until you are back to this screen.

Notice that paper size is set to Custom.

Orientation - For the traditonal open card of any size, make sure orientation is set to PORTRAIT. If not, you will notice that the Print with Preview will look wrong. If so, click Page Setup again and fix the orientation.

Now click OK

STEP 5 - PRINTING

Notice that the preview screen looks like the printed card should - the excessive white space is gone.

You can now click print and proceed as normal. You may see this warning - if so simply click proceed.

Congratulations! You have set up and printed a Red River Paper greeting cards. If you want a more customizable card layout, look at our advanced instructions.