Business cards printing 1/8 inch too wide

Posted in General by Joel Young Tue Nov 08 2016 20:50:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)·2·Viewed 2,608 times

I've created a business card in Photoshop CS5 on Windows 10. CMYK, 300 dpi, 3.5"w x 2"h. I did not make use of bleed, crop marks or any other special methods; simply designed a single card and copied it into a document for a 10-card layout. There are 2 pixels of space between each card for cutting. They print perfectly from my HP Officejet ink printer. The problem is they are 1/8" too wide at 3 5/8". I've tried adjusting the width of the original document to compensate, but nothing works. It prints either undersized or oversized. I can't get it to be exactly 3.5". Strangely, when I print a single test card it prints at exactly 3.5"w. But when I try printing the 10-card layout, they are all too wide. I'm stumped! Does anyone know what's going on? Is it Photoshop or my printer or Windows or what?? Thanks in advance for any help or direction on this issue.
Nov 9, 2016

Problem solved.

Discovered that when I set up a 10-card layout doc in Photoshop, and print directly from Photoshop, the cards are too wide.
If I do the same from MS Word, they're fine. The cards are exactly 3.5 x 2.

Not ideal, but it works.

marked this as solved
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