I am having a hard time finding the right settings in Lightroom to allow me to make a 20 x 30 inch print with 2 inch borders. When I make a custom paper size it allows me to print at 20 x 30, but reduces the size of the cell size when I add borders. I tried making a custom paper size of 24 by 35, but the cell size was reduced when I added the 2 inch borders. I don’t understand why, because the paper size should have allowed for these borders. Any help with this would be much appreciated.
Marta, I plan to be at my studio On Thursday and Friday and will try to duplicate this there. I’ll come back to you with findings. There are a few other experts that read this forum so they may have some suggestions too.
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The custom size should be the sheet size set to 24 x 34 inches, making sure to set the margins in that same custom paper size dialog to zero for all four dimensions – left, right, top bottom. Then in Lightroom’s layout panel, set your left, right, top bottom borders to 2 inches each. That should leave the cell size at 20 x 3o inches.
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