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Thread: trying to print at 200%

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    Super Member thimblebug6000's Avatar
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    trying to print at 200%

    I have an HP Photosmart & I have scanned a quilting design into my computer..... my quilting book says I'm supposed to "Reproduce at 200%" so....when I try to print it.... with no scaling..... I've changed the top line to 200% but it has printed out even smaller than the original, bleah! Can anyone give me a hint, or should I give up & take it to town & have it enlarged on a photocopier? Thanks!

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    hmmm, i've taken large items to the copy place myself. this new printer isn't friendly to me for enlarging.

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    Take your copy to FEDEX business store and and enlarge it on the large scale printers. The clerks are usually very helpful and the paper is of good quality.

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    is your machine a printer or an all in one? if it is just a printer, you will not be able to enlarge the copy. if it is an all in one, you should have the capability to enlarge/reduce on the display pad.

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    i've always scanned into the computer----sized it on the computer- then printed the size i want- (the size i have it on the computer) that's the reason for scanning it-so you can size it- otherwise you could just print with out scan- it's easier though to just go to a copy shop- (sometimes)
    but you should be able to size it on your computer.
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    Make sure there's not a MINUS sign in front of the 200%...............just in case......
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    Our office copy machine will only copy up to 120%. If I want larger I enlarge 120%, then take that copy and enlarge 120%, and so on until I get the size I want. Your printer may have some default in it that doesn't allow you to print larger than a certain percent.
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    It would probably be easier - and cheaper, depending on what kind of ink your printer uses, since copier toner is much less expensive - to just take it to your local Kinko's and have it enlarged.

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    Thank goodness you asked. I have been going nuts trying to do the same thing. I too have an HP and can't enlarge any % either. Guess this answered our question. Thanks for asking...on the way to Kinko's...thanks

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    I too have a HP photosmart. Don't use it for copying pics tho. I found out that u can't enlarge on this 1. The one I had before could, sooo next time I'll be more diligent as to the functions. Have found out, thru trial & error, that if u enlarge on the 'view' of the document 1 or 2 times, the test square will be 1 inch.
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