Printing to a printable disc

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When I go to print onto a CD, I select paper size "12 cm Disc", and paper type "Printable Disc", but when I print, it find that even though my picture extended all the way to be bottom of the frame, it does not extend to the full edge of the CD.


The CD is only 11.8cm in diameter, so I do not understand why it isn't printing out to the very edge. I have tried it with, and without, "Fit picture to frame" checked.


Please advise.

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It is probably a function of your printer--similar to the way a printer can never print to the exact edge of the paper.


Printers typically can't print all the way to the edge of the paper (called "bleed printing") to protect the printer equipment from the effects of over-spray.

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Thank you BoltBait.


When I use other software (Newsoft CD Labler, it came with the printer, but is otherwise terrible, which is why I am trying to get Paint.net to work), it is able to print to the very edge of the CD and beyond.


Paint.net seems to be printing a slightly cropped square. It is able to print to the edge on the corners, but not on the 'flat' sides. Is there any way to edit what Paint.net CD print settings?


Attached you can see a picture I drew as an example. Than the printer settings (I have tried with, and without, "fit picture to frame"), and then the resultant CD. You can see that it over spays the corners and the center, but doesn't even get to the 'sides'. It really looks like it is just printing a square...


I can use template lines to crop off the parts I don't want (the corners, and the center), but I can't get it to actually print to the edge of the sides.




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