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My printout has incorrect margins. What should I do?

    The solution depends on if you're printing, scanning, or copying. See the solutions below for your task.

    Printing
    • Make sure the paper settings are correct for your paper size in the Windows, Mac OS X 10.3 and 10.4 or Mac OS X 10.5 printer software.
    • Choose the correct margins for your paper size in your printing program.
    • Use the Print Preview or Preview option in your Windows, Mac OS X 10.3 and 10.4 or Mac OS X 10.5 printer software to check your margins before you print.
    • Make sure your paper is positioned next to the right side of the feeder and the edge guide is against the left side of the paper. See Load paper.
    • If you're using a Macintosh, make sure you choose the correct printer in the Page Setup window and the Print window.
    • Check to see if there is a Printer Friendly Version (or similarly named) icon or link on the web page that you can click on.
    • Experiment with page setup and paper size, then select Print Preview from the File menu in your application to view the changes.
ScanningCopying
  • Make sure you've aligned the document correctly. See Place Originals for Copying or Scanning.
  • Make sure your paper is positioned next to the right side of the feeder and the edge guide is against the left side of the paper. See Load paper.
  • The Epson Stylus can enlarge your document to fit on letter- or A4-size paper; make sure you select this option only when you want it.
  • To use the option, press and hold the B&W Text button (for black-and-white documents) or Color Text button (for color documents) for 3 seconds.

    Note: This option will not work if the document cover cannot lay flat because the document is thick like a pamplet or book.
  • Make sure you pressed the correct Copy button on the Epson Stylus control panel. The B&W Text button (for black-and-white documents) and Color Text button (for color documents) copy only onto letter- or A4-size paper. The Color Photo button copies only onto 4 x 6-inch Epson photo paper (various types available). See Copy a Document or Photo for details.
Published:  Jul 29, 2008 Was this helpful​? Thank you for the feedback!
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