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PRINTING ADVICE

The sheet music on USConcertina.com is saved in monochrome (8-bit) GIF (graphics interchange format) files. The images are all 640 pixels wide by various lengths. This format was chosen many years ago in an effort to help accommodate most all visitors’ browser and system capabilities. It also allows for efficient file storage on our web servers.

The GIF files produce reasonably good quality printed output that is adequate for its purpose. The user can print the music from within their web browser, or choose to save the file to their computer system and print it from some other graphics viewing program.

For best results, we DO NOT recommend printing the music from within a web browser application! Depending upon the operating system and web browser that is being used, the sheet music will most likely fill only 80 percent or less of an 8.50 inch by 11.00 inch sheet of paper. In order to print sheet music that fills an entire page, the user should save the file to their system and print with some other graphics application. The user should also look for printing options within their software which may allow them to modify the output size to fill the entire sheet of paper.

The Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista operating systems include a built-in graphics viewer called Windows Photo Gallery. If this application is used to print the music, the user should make certain that they choose to print a “Full page photo” and deselect the option to “Fit picture to frame” as shown in the image of the dialog box below.

Windows Photo Viewer

The Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 operating systems include a built-in graphics viewer called Windows Picture and Fax Viewer. If this application is used to print the music, the user should make certain that they select the option to print the image as a “Full page fax print” as shown in the image of the dialog box below.

Windows Picture and Fax Viewer

The Mac OS X operating system includes a built-in graphics viewer called Preview. If this application is used to print the music, the user should make certain that they select the option to “Scale To Fit” “Print Entire Image” as shown in the image of the dialog box below.

Mac OS X Preview

For consistent printing results USConcertina.com recommends the use of a stand-alone graphics viewing application such as IrfanView. IrfanView is a very fast, small, compact and innovative FREEWARE (for non-commercial use) graphic viewer made for Windows operating systems. If this application is used to print the music, the user should make certain that they select to use a “Custom Aspect Ratio” with a height of 10.00 inches as shown in the image of the dialog box below.

IrfanView

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