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Re: Standard paper size too big

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Standard paper size too big
Date: Fri, 03 Mar 2023 14:15:36 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/29.0.50 (gnu/linux)

samarutuk via bug-lilypond <bug-lilypond@gnu.org> writes:

> Hi, the margins must also fit the printer specifications. If you
> choose e.g. 2 mm for top, bottom, left or right, many printers will
> not be able to print that, because there is a minimum margin depending
> on the printer. Acrobat will then adjust the document to fit the
> printer (89% in your case). You can also tell Acrobat to print the
> page without adjusting to the printer's minimum margins, which is
> 100%. But then what is missing is what the printer cannot print
> because it is too close to the edge of the page. Under Document
> Properties in Acrobat you can also see the dimensions of the paper. If
> they differ, enter the dimensions of the paper directly in the
> lilypond code under \paper, if it really should not be A4.
> \paper {
> paper-height = 297\mm
> paper-width = 210\mm
> }

I have to say that music printing is plenty reason alone I am quite
happy that I've got myself an ancient Laserjet 2300 DTN printer few
years ago.  While it did require a few affordable replacement parts
(basically paper pickup rollers) and disassembly (various solenoid
dampers had dissolved into a sticky mess that did not release in time),
it is connected via Ethernet with the house VDSL modem, announces itself
via the network to every computer with zero additional configuration,
and prints marginless double-sided in black&white with affordable toner

And it's almost 20 years old, from a time where HP had a bit of a
different reputation regarding printers...  It also helps that complete
service manuals with detailed disassembly instructions are available.

Of course, this cannot make up for letter/A4 discrepancy either, but it
should be possible to tell the printer driver to make up for that with

David Kastrup

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