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Old 10-24-02, 05:52 PM   #101
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Where exactly do you get the covers?
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Old 10-24-02, 07:54 PM   #103
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alright, ive got it all down, now the specs are like 71/2 by 11.
is that right, should i do something else or just tape the piece of paper to the back of the photo paper and print.
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Old 10-24-02, 08:09 PM   #104
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Height: 7 1/2 inches Width: 10.8 inches. Just tape that other piece on and you should be set.
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Old 10-24-02, 08:43 PM   #105
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7 1/4" x 10.8" acutally
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Old 10-24-02, 08:52 PM   #106
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my parents convinced me that if i put a piece of tape rolled up and put on the back of the paper would jam the printer?
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Old 10-24-02, 09:05 PM   #107
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This is what I do to get my printer to print to the edge: I simply use adhesive tape to attach another piece of paper to make it 14" length. Works like a charm. So far I printed at least 6 covers with this method. I used those cases from AOL.

Changing your left margin to 3" will also work if using regular sized paper....
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Old 10-24-02, 09:12 PM   #108
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Dont roll it up, leave it flat onto the back of the it.
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Old 10-24-02, 09:40 PM   #109
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my parents convinced me that if i put a piece of tape rolled up and put on the back of the paper would jam the printer?
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Old 10-25-02, 09:12 AM   #110
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If you change the left margin to 3" the cover will start printing about one tenth of an inch from the end of the page. I printed two covers last night and it worked like a charm on 8.5 x 11 paper. My cover size was 10.75 x 7.25.......
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Old 10-25-02, 09:16 AM   #111
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If you change the left margin to 3" the cover will start printing about one tenth of an inch from the end of the page. I printed two covers last night and it worked like a charm on 8.5 x 11 paper. My cover size was 10.75 x 7.25.......
What kind of printer do you have? Are you leaving the paper size at 8 1/2 x 11? Which software are you using to print?
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Old 10-25-02, 09:42 AM   #112
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What kind of printer do you have? Are you leaving the paper size at 8 1/2 x 11? Which software are you using to print?
My printer is just an HP 600 series. I used Paint Shop 7.0 and during set-up I coded legal size even though letter was being used. I printed on HP photo paper (not sure which exact version). It barely fits but it does work. You only have about a tenth of an inch to spare on each side....
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Old 10-26-02, 07:56 AM   #113
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Does anyone have any hints for cutting the covers out? I don't want to just use scissors. Does Office Max or someone sell a mini paper cutter?
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Old 10-26-02, 10:26 AM   #114
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JaxComet,

You are better off using an Exacto Knife and a metal ruler. I've read many complaints about paper cutters that haven't cut perfectly straight.
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Old 11-02-02, 05:52 PM   #115
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If you are using CoverXP, select Setup (the one in the top menu) then select adjustments. Set the printer adjust y to -6. Now when you get ready to print select Legal size paper even if you have Letter size and it will print a perfect cover.


Note: make sure your original image is 10.8 x 7.25
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Old 11-18-02, 01:39 PM   #116
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Just in case any of you are using Neato products, they now sell pre-cut glossy paper especially made for DVD cases and have templates for it to.
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Old 11-18-02, 02:32 PM   #117
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I purchased the glossy paper from Neato last year and could not use it. It is perferated for ease in cutting(?). You MUST get it to print exactly in the space or you lose part of your cover. I found it very difficult to use and ruined several sheets.
At $18 for 20 sheets it was a bit to expensive to use. I like the idea of this paper, but even with the help of their staff we could not figure out the exact dimensions to print perfectly. The mesurement they supplied did not wrk in the photoshop or Cover-Pro programs.
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Old 05-13-04, 03:53 PM   #119
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I use Kodak Premium photo paper, but I print on the reverse side (the ink doesnt dry fully with the gloss); it actually produces a very good print. I'm checking to see if Kodak sells legal-sized photo paper.....lol.
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Old 05-23-04, 12:09 AM   #120
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cutting technique

I want to try to print out a cover, but I was wondering...

How do you guys cut out the printed images from the sheet? Do you just use a scissor? Whenever I try to cut a straight line with a scissor it comes out sloppy and uneven.

Maybe if I had one of those giant paper slicer things.
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Old 05-23-04, 01:09 AM   #121
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Fiskors has cutters in 2 sizes 8x10 or 16x 11. They work great, just like the old fashiioned cutters. I got mine at Target. $9.99 and 19.99
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Old 09-10-04, 08:19 PM   #122
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Need Some Help

I want to print on 8.5 X 11 Photo Glossy Paper by HP. I own an HP DeskJet 932C and don't know where to download covers that will fit on 8.5 X 11 paper?? What are the margins set at when you open the picture in Photoshop?? Thanks for anyhow still trying to figure this all out!

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I could use some info regarding printing covers. All I have is 8.5 x 11 hp glossy paper and a hp pcs2210 all in one printer. Using photoshop, I can set the size the output image to the exact dimensions. The trick is the paper setup. Do I still need to tape a piece of paper on the back of the 8.5 x 11 paper if I select the 8.5 x 14 paper size and then set the left margin to 3"? Thanks.
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Old 01-07-07, 03:29 PM   #124
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When I print covers in Photoshop, I:

Set my paper size to A4 (landscape).
Attach an inch-wide strip of regular paper to one end of the glossy paper.
Photoshop->Print With Preview
Set the art all the way to the left (0" left margin)
Turn on Corner Crop Marks if the cover has a lot of white edges.
Print best quality.
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Old 01-07-07, 06:34 PM   #125
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When I print covers in Photoshop, I:

Set my paper size to A4 (landscape).
Attach an inch-wide strip of regular paper to one end of the glossy paper.
Photoshop->Print With Preview
Set the art all the way to the left (0" left margin)
Turn on Corner Crop Marks if the cover has a lot of white edges.
Print best quality.
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