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    Default Who do you use...

    to print your pages off. I tried to upload mine to costco and it keeps telling me that the resolution that I have the pages set at is not recommended. I have tried 200dpi and 300dpi at almost every page size available. I really just want to upload them as 8x8 but have them printed off on 8x10 paper and I would just trim them, but when I preview they are always blurry. Anyone have any suggestions??

    Thanks
    Amanda

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    Do You Have A Printer? It took me awhile to be convinced but was finally convinced to print my own (8x8) from home. I have also printed 8x10's to have framed etc. I have an HP all in one printer and am very happy with the end results. Just trim the excess off from the 8.5 x 11. I figured out that it is costing me about $0.70 per layout to print. I always look for the paper and the ink on sale.
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    Thats been the whole reason I haven't got into digi scraping sooner. I never knew who or how the best way to print the pages off. I also have aHP all in one printer so I will have to try that. What does everyone else use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KBPrims View Post
    Thats been the whole reason I haven't got into digi scraping sooner. I never knew who or how the best way to print the pages off. I also have aHP all in one printer so I will have to try that. What does everyone else use?
    Everyone does different things! It's a matter of personal choice. I also do hard back books! I really like those too! What I am doing is printing individual prints 8x8 for those couple page layouts. When I have a big event (i.e. Family Christmas, Wedding etc.) then I do the books.

    I know some on here do their layouts in chronological order (by dates) and save them until they have about a half a year or name them by the season (Winter 08, Spring 08, etc. ) then publish books in volumns.
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    I have an HP Printer and I use Matt Premium Presentation Paper. The layouts print out very clear. I use to use the glossy, but I think that the Matt prints clearer. I still use glossy on my 4 x 6 pictures if I print them myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by betchaimight View Post
    I really just want to upload them as 8x8 but have them printed off on 8x10 paper and I would just trim them, but when I preview they are always blurry. Anyone have any suggestions??
    Hello,

    The statement about 'blurry' above concerns me -- is this how your page shows in an 'online preview', or have you actually ordered?

    a 200 dpi project should print out quite crisp -- just make sure when you're outputting your images, you choose the largest size and best quality (see attachment). If you do that, and submit those JPEG's to a printer, you should be quite satisfied with the quality.

    Desmond.
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    I use Costco to print most of my pages. I usually print at 300 but sometimes 200. The only time that I get that warning is if the actual photograph that I used in the LO was of a low resolution. Recently, I printed out a page, anyway, that had that warning and it looked fine. Are you using some freebie kits/embellishments? Maybe they are of a low resolution. Occasionally, freebie embellishments come out blurry. Sometimes freebies are screen resolution, only. If you can risk the cost of the print, maybe just try printing it anyway and see what happens.

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    Thanks for the responses, I figured out the blurry part, but now my only problem is that they crop them and I lose part of the layout. I have them set at 8x8 pages and I wanted them printed off on 8x10 pages, if you have any suggestions that way, it would be great!!

    Thanks Amanda

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    Quote Originally Posted by betchaimight View Post
    Thanks for the responses, I figured out the blurry part, but now my only problem is that they crop them and I lose part of the layout. I have them set at 8x8 pages and I wanted them printed off on 8x10 pages, if you have any suggestions that way, it would be great!!

    Thanks Amanda
    If you want your print to be 8 x 10 you need to set your page size layout to 8 x 10 otherwise it will not work/look properly <aspect ratio etc>. You can go to the page settings size and set the size to be anything you want. I use 11 x 8.5 and print on a Canon printer borderless so I don't have white edges. They print beautifully. I love the no white edges look and I also love not having to cut off any edges. I really like the 11 x 8.5 paper size. It is easy to print and easy to hold and easy to find albums and supplies. Perfection. <MY opinion of course>

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    Default Regarding blurry...

    In case anyone else has this problem, I have learned in my case to zoom a page to "full size" before I print to check for blurry pictures. I usually found the blurry print was actually a blurry picture that I cropped too much or made to large for my image resolution and the picture actually looks blurry on my screen if I zoom to full size. I don't notice the blurriness of the picture unless I go to that zoom level so I always do this before I print.

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