It's that time of year again when I'm trying to print off all my tax forms. When I print to my printer, an HP PSC-750, from Ubuntu, I consistently get a 1/2" margin at the top of the document. According to this page however, the top margin required by the printer is only .07".
In previous releases of Ubuntu (such as the 10.04 prerelease I was running this time last year), it appears that something in the print pipeline would automatically scale the output to fit these margins. This year, 12.04 Beta is trying to use the whole page (unless I manually tell it to scale and manually tell it to use a 1/2" margin), resulting in part of the text being cut off.
Does anyone know why, when using the default print driver provided by Ubuntu, the printer would behave this way? I see the same behavior whether I have the printer connected directly to my laptop, or if I use my Debian stable server as a print server. Is this a problem with the printer itself? The strange 1/2" top margin has always been a problem since it was first purchased, but I've only ever used it with Linux, never with Windows, so I can't say whether this is a Linux-specific problem.