printing outside browser cuts off top and bottom of page

Chad Perrin perrin at
Tue Aug 24 20:48:35 UTC 2010

I'm using CUPS on FreeBSD 8.0, and any time I try to print from outside
Firefox the top and bottom of a PDF gets cut off.  I don't have any means
installed for printing a PDF from inside Firefox, but Webpages and the
CUPS test page print just fine from within the browser.  For instance:

    /usr/local/bin/lpr -P 4050N sheet.pdf

(using an HP 4050N printer)

This results in the top and bottom edge of the PDF getting cut off.  I've
tried tweaking settings in GUI tools such as GtkLP to try to force it to
print the PDF at a smaller size on the page so it would fit within the
cut-off points, and it still prints exactly the same way.  I've tried
adjusting margins in such GUI tools as well, to no avail.  Trying to
print from Xpdf produces the same problematic results.

If there's a command line solution to this, I haven't encountered it.

Where should I start looking to figure out the problem?  Unfortunately,
it looks like the FreeBSD Handbook only deals with lpd.

Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: ]
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