Controlling borders while printing in Lightroom

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I want to print several photos on one sheet of paper. I want each photo to have a border, but I want to use the full dimensions of the paper. I create a template of cells in Lightroom. If I select 'borderless' in the printer options and then specify a 9pt border for each cell Lightroom provides print borders for all of the interior edges of each cell, but no border for the cell edges that are on the edges of the paper. If I deselect 'borderless' in the printer options then Lightroom provides print borders for all of the interior edges of each cell and double size borders for the cell edges that are on the edges of the paper. Is this a bug or are there specific settings where I can get uniform borders to work properly and still take advantage of the full dimensions of the selected paper?
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David A Rogers

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Neil,
I cannot replicate your problem, assuming I understand it.

In my example I am using an Epson 3800. I have the paper setting of borderless but borderless (auto expand) also works.

I have created a Custom Package Template with images that have a 9pt border. I am able to move the cells all the way to the edge of the paper.

Is this what you are trying to achieve?

Note: the gray area in this screenshot is merely the Lightroom Background. Not any kind of border.

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David,
Thanks for your interest. Yes, I can accomplish what you created quite easily. The problem occurs when this custom template package is actually printed. You will find that the outside 9pt borders are eliminated on the printed page. All of the interior borders are preserved, but not the outside borders.
Neil
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Ok, I did not actually make a print. But I have now. Several of them with several options checked, unchecked, custom paper sizes with margins and no margins.
I even output to file and printed via Photoshop CS6 with exactly the same problems.

IE. Borderless printing does not honor the 9pt border applied in Lightroom.

The closest I got was in Photoshop, setting the printer driver to Borderless Retain Size and then scaling down in PS print dialog to a width of 8.25 (determined by the calculation of 9pts either size of the page)
The result was as close as one could ask for given the inaccuracies of an inkjet printer and a relatively small border amount.

Regardless of printer inaccuracies when loading paper it doesnt excuse the absolute ignorance of a border value set in Lightroom when a borderless print is called for.

Sorry. No solution for you.
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David,
That is what I thought. I had tried all of these as well. I have reported the apparent bug to Adobe.
I really appreciate your efforts and interest in my problem.
Thanks again,
Neil