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I have a user that is printing on top of pre-printed forms on a Lexmark T642 and so the page alignment needs to be very exact so that the data they print lines up with the boxes.

Currently the form is printing about 3/4 of a character off to the right.

I have looked through the settings on the printer drivers for default margin/offset settings.

I also looked at trying to define a custom page size but in the definitions for the page size it only takes Width and Height, no control for the printable area.

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Try printing a PDF that's the native paper size set to no zoom, you should be able to work out from there if the printer's actually offset, or just adding a margin.

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