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Tips for Printing High Quality PDF Printouts

tips for best results printing the resources on my site

For smooth, crisp lines on a standard 8.5 x 11 page, set the following in your printer settings:

  • On the printer dialogue box, select “fit to page” or “shrink oversize pages”
  • Choose “high-quality printing.”
  • Use a fresh ink cartridge and bright white paper for best results.

Printing on A4 Paper

As a US-based publisher, my resources are designed for an 8.5 inch x 11 inch letter sized page. To print in A4 size, set your printer settings to “fit to page,” and your printer should be able to scale the existing PDF to fit on an A4 page.

Although it may not look exactly like this image from my computer, somewhere in the print options there will be a choice to print “actual size” or “fit to page” (sometimes called “scale to page”). If you select this option, then the system will shrink the image slightly to print within the allowed margins.

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