Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I'm printing a PDF document using LPR on OS X, to a Canon MP190 printer. When printing the same document (Letter paper size) from the Preview app, the margins are correct.
When printing using LPR, the document is printed, but it is offset (it is 3/4" lower on the page). I have tried changing all possible options using lpoptions, but none of them affect scaling or offset. I made sure to set -o media=Letter instead of the a4 page size option. Some options actually get ignored completely (it still prints color when CNIJGrayScale is set to 1 or 2), but others are respected, such as Resolution=600x600dpi

share|improve this question
Looks like I had missed one printer-specific option: -o PageSize=na-letter That fixed it. – stupakov Feb 4 '12 at 9:46
Once you can, please post your answer below by using the answer your question button, thanks! – slhck Feb 4 '12 at 9:48

You missed one printer-specific option: -o PageSize=na-letter.

share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .