I have a printable class that needs to print some text only on 1 page.
The thing is that when I hit print the printer prints 3 pages:
page 1 - with correct content
page 2 - empty page
page 3 - page with content translated some how
then the printing stops.

Here is the code:

private static final double FACTOR = 2.83;
private double width, height;

private void setupJob(){
		// page width and height
		width = 75*FACTOR;
		height = 50*FACTOR;
		job = PrinterJob.getPrinterJob();		
		pf = new PageFormat();
		//PageFormat pf =job.pageDialog(job.defaultPage());
		aset = new HashPrintRequestAttributeSet();
		// Create a letter sized piece of paper with one inch margins
		paper = new Paper();
		// resize the paper and the imageable area
		paper.setSize(width, height);
		paper.setImageableArea(0, 0, width, height);
		// set paper for the pageFormat
		// set the job printable by calling the painter of this object with the pf pageFormat
		job.setPrintable(this, pf);
		// set the media printable area in mm
		aset.add(new MediaPrintableArea( 0f, 0f, 75f, 50f, MediaPrintableArea.MM));		
		try {
		} catch (PrinterException e) {

	public int print(Graphics g, PageFormat pf, int page)
			throws PrinterException {	
		if (page > 0) { // We have only one page 
			return NO_SUCH_PAGE;
			Graphics2D g2d = (Graphics2D)g;
			// no translation needed
			// g2d.translate(11.34f, 0);
			// scale to fit page size
			double sx = 0, sy = 0;
			sx = width/(75*4);
			sy = height/(50*4);
			double scale = Math.min(sx, sy);
			// draw the elements
			for (int i=0; i<4; i++){
		return PAGE_EXISTS;

Any help would be appreciated!

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PageFormat.LANDSCAPE ?
check Class PrinterJob , method pageDialog(PageFormat page) : displays page set up dialog.
your width=212.25

but I have to setup the page properties without the pageDialog.

With LANDSCAPE orientation the printed text is rotated ...

Your saying that the width must be < the height?

In case LANDSCAPE orientation , how many pages are printing? Three or one?
With 212.25 exceeds 210 A4 - size.
Method pageDialog shows you your printer set up.

Your saying that the width must be < the height?

No. Proportions gives info about orientation to set up.

I don't know why it's not working for you. This class definitely allows me to print multi-page files. Are you sure the page is fully loaded before you try to start printing? Could that be your problem

Printing in Java is a pretty complex thing but if you know the right settings it is very user friendly

How can we know whether the print job print the page successfully or not(on printer).......?

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