PDF printouts with no top margin?

Steven P. Ulrick meow8282 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 27 20:56:18 UTC 2011

On 09/27/2011 02:40 PM, Horst H. von Brand wrote:
> I'm running Fedora 15 on x86_64, up to date, with JNovy's TeXlive (but that
> one doesn't seem to be at fault).
> Printing PDFs created by pdflatex (even oldish ones) on a HP LaserJet
> m1522nf MFP over the 'net gives me pages that start on flush top, any top
> margin setting via the geometry package has no visible efect. A very old
> PDF generated by OOo 1.1.0 in 2004 shows a similar lack of top margin when
> printed (an inch or so loped off the top). evince or xpdf show the PDF
> files with normal top margins.
> A CUPS test page prints its black frame almost perfectly centered on the
> paper.
> cups-1.4.8-2.fc15.x86_64
> ghostscript-9.04-3.fc15.x86_64
> hplip-3.11.7-2.fc15.x86_64
> I'm at a loss on how to debug this further.

Except for the fact that your CUPS test page seems to print correctly, 
that sounds like a similar problem to what I had been having with my HP 
LaserJet P2055dn.  Check out this bug to see if it sounds like what you 
are experiencing:

For me, downgrading to the following RPM's fixed my problem:

I hope that this bug has something to do with your issue.

Steven P. Ulrick

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