Print Borderless for Windows - PIXMA MG3620

Article ID: ART164385 | Date published: 01/14/2016 | Date last updated: 02/18/2020


Learn how to print images without borders from Windows on the PIXMA MG3620.


The borderless printing function allows you to print without any margins. In standard printing, margins are created around the document area.

The images below show standard printing on the left, and borderless printing on the right.
Example of standard printing with borders
Example of borderless printing

More about borderless printing

  • If you select a paper size that can't be used with borderless printing, the size will automatically change to an acceptable size.

  • When Borderless is selected, some features will appear grayed out and are unavailable. This includes Duplex Printing, Stapling Side settings, etc.

  • When EnvelopeHigh Resolution Paper, or T-Shirt Transfers is selected from the Media Type list on the Main tab, you can't perform borderless printing.

  • Depending on the media type you use for printing, stains may form or print quality may suffer at the top and bottom of the sheet.

  • When the height / width ratio on the image differs from the image selected on the Page Setup tab, a portion of the image may not print. In this case, crop the image to match the chosen paper size.

  • When Plain Paper is selected for Media Type on the Main tab, borderless printing isn't recommended.

Follow these steps below to print without borders.

Tip You can also set borderless printing in Additional Features on the Quick Setup tab.

Set borderless printing

  1. Open the printer driver setup window.

  2. Select Borderless from the Page Layout list on the Page Setup tab.

    Shows Page Setup tab with Borderless selected under Page Layout (middle of the screen, 2nd selection from the left)
  3. Select OK when the confirmation message appears. When a message prompts you to change the media type, select a paper type from the list, then OK.

  4. Choose the paper size from the Page Size list. The list displays only those sizes that work with borderless printing: Letter / A4 / 4x6 / 5x7 / 8x10 / L / 2L / Hagaki

  5. Use the slider to adjust the amount of extension from the paper. Move the slider to the right to increase the amount that extends off the paper.

    figure:Amount of Extension slider

    Note In most cases, set the slider to the second position from the right. If the slider is set all the way to the right, the back side of the paper may get smudged.
  6. Select OK to complete the setup. Your data will now print without borders.

If you want to expand the range of the image/document to print

  • If you set a large amount of extension (enlarging the data so it expands off the paper), you can use borderless printing with no problems. However, the portion of the image that extends off the paper won't print. This may mean that the area around the edges of a photo may not print.

  • If you aren't satisfied with the result of the borderless printing, reduce the amount of extension by moving the slider to the left. Be aware that when extension decreases, an unexpected margin may appear on the print.

  • When the slider is set to the far left, images will print in full size. If you set this when printing the address side of a postcard, the postal code of the sender prints in the correct position.

  • When Preview before printing is checked on the Main tab, you can confirm whether printing is borderless.

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