February 21, 2012

Custom Cover Troubleshooting

Hello All,

There have been a few rare cases in which people have not been able to print the custom covers at the right dimensions. I would like to apologize for any inconvenience this has caused and have created a short list of troubleshooting tips listed below. I recommend printing a test copy at draft quality to test it before printing and wasting ink or photo paper.


I recommend printing directly from Google Chrome as there have been no reported problems.

This step should work for everyone regardless of operating system or browser.

  • First you should open the small preview image into the full blogger photo viewer.
Open in full screen Blogger Photo Viewer
  • Next right click the image and open it in a new tab or window. 
  • Next right click the new image in the separate tab and save it to your desktop.
  • Next open the image in your photo-viewing application.
  • Next choose File -> Print within the application.
  • Set the paper size to US Letter and scale to 35%.

  • Click print and you should be all set!

Other Options:
These options may or may not work. These were specific instances with different users that may have been caused be personal settings or printer settings.
  • Safari: Enlarge photo, right click + open in new tab/window, File -> print.
    • Printer settings: US Letter, Portrait, 78% scale.
  • Firefox: Enlarge photo, right click + open in new tab/window, File -> print.
    • Printer settings: US Letter, Portrait, 70% scale.

Once again, I apologize for the inconvenience these troubles may have caused. I hope these troubleshootings tips solve your problems if you are having any. Thank you all for your support.



  1. Play with your printer and run off a few test copies in black and white before you commit to a color piece and waste paper/ink! Otherwise, nice job!

  2. Is it possible that you can do a "How- To" on how to design your own video. I like all your photos but would like to create one myself....

    1. Hey Lex,

      I will definitely look into that for this weekend. Will have to check out a few things first but I should be able to create one.