Problem: trying to print high quality prints on letter-sized photo paper; the first print is properly located on the paper, the next one is shifted at least one inch to the left (so part of the image is off the paper, and there's a broad white band at the right; the next image is displaced another inch to the left; and so on. This occurs even when printing one image at a time with minutes, hours or even days between. I am using Kirkland "Professional Glossy Inkjet" paper. Printer settings are letter size, premium plus photo paper, best quality print. I do not really want to have to power off the entire network in order to reset the printer to zero position after printing each picture (I am trying to produce a presentation set of 25 or 30 photographs). The "print preview" shows each image correctly positioned on the paper (the JPEG images are 6016 x 4016 pixels, so in landscape mode they occupy the full length but not the full width of the paper, there's about an inch of white space along what is the bottom in landscape orientation) but what prints is an image displaced to the left by one inch, then two inches, then three inches and so on. Apart from wasting a lot of expensive photo paper this is very annoying and I have no idea how to fix it.
I should mention that I have to reset the printer characteristics for each picture, they return to their default values (plain paper, good quality print) after printing each photo. I don't mind doing that, but why can't I also reset the print position to its default (centered on the paper) instead of having it shift an inch to the left after each consecutive print - as I say, even when I print each photo separately with a time interval between? In fact I am not even sure how to reset the image position to its original value - the print preview shows each picture properly positioned on the paper, but what prints is shifted an inch to the left after each consecutive print. I did get it shifted back to normal ONCE, but that involved doing a number of other unrelated things over several days and rebooting both computer and printer several times for reasons unrelated to the photo printing problem. When printing text material or images from Web sites on plain paper, all images are correctly positioned on the paper. When printing "best" quality on photo paper, the first image is correctly positioned, but each subsequent one is displaced one inch to the left from the previous image - although the "print preview" shows them all correctly positioned.
I should point out that since I am printing in landscape mode each image is actually displaced one inch "earlier", relative to the print direction, from the previous one. It's as if each successive sheet of paper was fed one inch later relative to the print output.
EDIT - I should have mentioned the computer in question is a Dell XPS 8700 running Windows 10 Professional (though I think the problem first started when i was running Win 7 Pro, before the Win 10 upgrade). Perhaps I should try upgrading the printer software? Last time I tried there was nothing to upgrade . . .
EDIT again - oops! I forgot to mention that I am printing from IrfanView - that is, I select the photo in IrfanView and then select "Print" . . . dunno if that should make a difference, I never had this problem before but this is the first time I tried to print on full letter size photo paper and select "Best" print quality.
Any ideas? This is maddening!
Edited by saluqi, 24 April 2016 - 05:11 PM.