Print Module: Stroke Border Issue

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Can anyone figure out why the Stroke Border function in the print module only prints on two sides of an image?

I've tried several different paper settings in print module setup for the three types of paper I use and have not solved this problem, The issue here occurs while using the Epson 3880 with a 0.2 pt faint white/grey stroke border and layout cell sizes of 16 x 21 & 12 x 16 with 0.13 inch margins.

In my workflow, the function prints on only two sides when the layout cell size is larger than 7 x 10.

 I'm printing using three different layout cell sizes (7x10, 12x16 & 16x21) with 0.13 inch margins and it only the function only works with the smallest.

Again, I've tried a ton of things and wasted a ton of paper and ink. I've tried things like borderless print paper settings, different layout cell size margins and still no luck.


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Wish I could help but I don't have this problem. Stroke Border (typically 1 pt.) works for me at all print sizes on my 3880. I do use .58 inch margins all around (.58 is the minimum on one edge). I am on Windows 10 if that makes a difference.
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Aside from a bad print template, a wonky preference file is a likely culprit. Sometimes weird behavior is corrected/cured by resetting the preferences. 

Reset Procedure:

1. Close Lightroom.
2. Hold down [Alt/Opt]+[Shift] while restarting Lightroom. 
3. Overwrite the Preferences when prompted by the dialog.
4. Close Lightroom.
5. Restart Lightroom.

Does the behavior continue after resetting the preferences?
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Thanks Rick,

Before I do this, I must ask if there's any other impact? I just want to get a clear understanding on what's all be reset in Lightroom before I do this.

What exactly do you mean about a bad "print template"?
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Some reading for you: https://www.lightroomqueen.com/articles-page/how-do-i-reset-lightrooms-preferences/

Somteimes Templates can have bad information inside and need to be rebuilt. 
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Ok, I'm finally done! First I want to thank you for time and feedback - I'm truly grateful.

Well, resetting preferences didn't fix the issue but it did require a good chunk of time to get things back the way I like them. There still may be some long term good in doing this reset, so all is well. I saved my old preference file before resetting, but decided on referencing my screenshots to reconfigure my Lightroom preferences.

All 18 templates were tested and now work just fine! Through this process, I noticed that the templates do not like the right click > update with current settings option when saving CERTAIN changes to a template. So even though I would use the right click option to save changes. I would then create a new template from the current template state. 

When creating a template is used, it simply gives a window to name it and basically duplicates the template that was highlighted before clicking on the + to create a new template.

I am pretty sure the "update with current settings" is what caused 12 of the 18 templates to have issues. It appears that the "update with current settings" command does not work well at all with certain changes to an existing template.

Take Care!