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Old 11-23-2009, 08:48 PM   #1
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Default DTP on a desktop printer

New here and hope I've chosen the right section for this question.

My workplace has approved purchase of CS4 and the hardware (PC and printer) to produce quarterly newsletters, brochures, flyers, posters etc.

In the past I worked as a magazine and news editor, where I had pre-press tech backup and they had set the templates etc in Quark. I have also worked with InDesign and learnt to set up templates, and create files ready for pre-press, FTP them etc. It was a steep learning curve.

Now, I'm in a workplace that wants my DTP skills but won't pay printers to do the end process. From my short experience with InDesign - it doesn't print well to desktop printers. White space around edges of page, off to one side, all sorts of strange setups. But it looks like I have to try and make it work.

Does anyone have suggestions re printers? Which ones work best for desktop printing from InDesign files.

And are there ways to overide settings or something so that it prints to the edge of the page?
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