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I am trying to print an image using a labelprinter. I created the image but when I print it, a page border of like 1 cm is placed around the image which means half my label is empty. How can I disable these borders and sent the raw image to the printer?

As my label printer can operate as a normal windows printer I am using it like that. I want to create a windows print job to print the image.

namespace PrintSample 
public partial class PrintForm : Form 
private System.IO.Stream streamToPrint; string streamType;
    public PrintForm()
    private static extern bool BitBlt
        IntPtr hdcDest, // handle to destination DC
        int nXDest, // x-coord of destination upper-left corner
        int nYDest, // y-coord of destination upper-left corner
        int nWidth, // width of destination rectangle
        int nHeight, // height of destination rectangle
        IntPtr hdcSrc, // handle to source DC
        int nXSrc, // x-coordinate of source upper-left corner
        int nYSrc, // y-coordinate of source upper-left corner
        System.Int32 dwRop // raster operation code
    private void printDoc_PrintPage(object sender, System.Drawing.Printing.PrintPageEventArgs e)
        System.Drawing.Image image = System.Drawing.Image.FromStream(this.streamToPrint);
        int x = e.MarginBounds.X;
        int y = e.MarginBounds.Y;
        int width = image.Width;
        int height = image.Height;
        if ((width / e.MarginBounds.Width) > (height / e.MarginBounds.Height))
            width = e.MarginBounds.Width;
            height = image.Height * e.MarginBounds.Width / image.Width;
            height = e.MarginBounds.Height;
            width = image.Width * e.MarginBounds.Height / image.Height;
        System.Drawing.Rectangle destRect = new System.Drawing.Rectangle(x, y, width, height);
        e.Graphics.DrawImage(image, destRect, 0, 0, image.Width, image.Height, System.Drawing.GraphicsUnit.Pixel);
    public void StartPrint(Stream streamToPrint, string streamType)
        this.printDoc.PrintPage += new PrintPageEventHandler(printDoc_PrintPage);
        this.streamToPrint = streamToPrint;
        this.streamType = streamType;            
        System.Windows.Forms.PrintDialog PrintDialog1 = new PrintDialog();
        PrintDialog1.AllowSomePages = true;
        PrintDialog1.ShowHelp = true;
        PrintDialog1.Document = printDoc;
        DialogResult result = PrintDialog1.ShowDialog();
        if (result == DialogResult.OK)
    private void btnPrint_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        FileStream fileStream = new FileStream(@"c:\PrintPage.jpg", FileMode.Open, FileAccess.Read);
        PaperSize.Equals(1, 1.5);
        StartPrint(fileStream, "Image");
Posted 24-Aug-12 4:43am

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This code looks sensible. It's my recollection that you can defeat the margins simply by printing outside them, have you tried that ? I also thought the margins were something that can be set in the print dialog box.
pieterjann 24-Aug-12 10:11am
Yes, I tried that, and this messes up the scale, flips the image etc. When I print the image using Windows Photo Viewer there is no problem the image is perfect, I want that result in my application
Christian Graus 24-Aug-12 10:16am
What if you change the margins in the print dialog, either before it's shown, or in the dialog ?
pieterjann 24-Aug-12 10:21am
they are already at 0 mm. What happens in my program is as follows: When the print function is called the image is placed on a page, and that page is sent to the printer. The size of this page is not set by the printer page size settings. It is set somewhere else and I can not figure where.
Christian Graus 24-Aug-12 10:22am
I am not sure then.
ryanb31 24-Aug-12 10:53am
This isn't a solution.
Christian Graus 24-Aug-12 11:07am
Who is stalking whom ? Do you have a problem ? I agree, I ended up not solving it, but I remember from my C++ days that I used to print outside the borders and that is how I printed to the edge when I did something similar.
pieterjann 24-Aug-12 11:11am
Yea i thought of printing outside the borders, but I could not figure how I'd do that... :(
ryanb31 24-Aug-12 11:12am
"Who is stalking whom ?" Boo.

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