Printing passport photos

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I have done our passport photos for ages now, and one of the OH's mates used to print them.
However, I want to print them at home on our new printer - Epson XP 422 - and cannot find an option.
I have cropped the images to the correct size - 35mm x 45mm, but for the life of me I cannot work out how to print 4 or 6 images on one sheet of photo paper.
Can anyone please help?

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  • cookie365cookie365 Forumite
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    When I did mine (not on that particular printer) I created a document in Word with the appropriate paper size and pasted multiple copies of the image.
  • GRMGRM Forumite
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    I've used https://www.epassportphoto.com/ in the past, you upload an image and then download a jpg with 4 photos ready to print out. They understandably try to steer you towards the paid for service but there is a free option too.
  • alanwsgalanwsg Forumite
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    The results from that printer may not be acceptable to the passport office any more.

    Take a look at their guidelines, among other things the photos have to "professionally printed in colour on plain white photographic paper"
  • DigForVictoryDigForVictory Forumite
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    We've done brilliantly with Asda (& Boots) who can get your least bad mugshot from your iphone or memory stick & then print you a neat sheet of 6 photos with change from a pound.
    Somehow, the passport photo is Less Bad when taken by family/friend against an acceptably plain wall as opposed to in that terrifying box of expensive & automated terror...
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    Norman_CastleNorman_Castle Forumite
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    edited 31 May 2015 at 1:46PM
    http://www.idphoto4you.com/ then 36p in Tesco in store printer. Very easy.

    This is mine.
    l7_zpseqbq3vz8.jpeg

    I've just right clicked on a picture and Windows xp printing wizard(?) gave me options for different sizes. I don't the Epson printing software installed though. Just the driver.
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  • andygbandygb Forumite
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    alanwsg wrote: »
    The results from that printer may not be acceptable to the passport office any more.

    Take a look at their guidelines, among other things the photos have to "professionally printed in colour on plain white photographic paper"

    Very interesting, I wonder which calibration chart they use to tell them apart. I do use a "professional" camera and plain white photographic paper, and I have also taken portraits and family shots which people have preferred to the school photographer and other professionals.
  • cookie365 wrote: »
    When I did mine (not on that particular printer) I created a document in Word with the appropriate paper size and pasted multiple copies of the image.

    That's how I did mine last year and the passport office happily accepted them.
  • GloomendoomGloomendoom Forumite
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    I did my own but, if I remember correctly, the passport office guidelines say the the paper used must have no writing on the back. I couldn't find any good quality paper that didn't have writing on the back so I sent the images off to be professionally printed.

    They came back with writing on the back. I used them anyway with no problems.
  • andygbandygb Forumite
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    I did my own but, if I remember correctly, the passport office guidelines say the the paper used must have no writing on the back. I couldn't find any good quality paper that didn't have writing on the back so I sent the images off to be professionally printed.

    They came back with writing on the back. I used them anyway with no problems.


    Our local Poundshop sells packs of Polaroid gloss photo paper with no writing on the back. I have used it for portraits and it is good quality. You can choose from A4(12 sheets), 7 x 5(40 sheets) and 6 x 4.
    I downloaded a programme yesterday, and knocked out 8 photos on a sheet of 7 x 5 and they look fine.
  • cookie365cookie365 Forumite
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    You used to have to get someone to write a declaration on the back of one of the photos. Maybe the guidance is referring to that, not manufacturers watermarks.
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