To get the figures "just right" you might have to manually masage them a little bit. When it comes to colorbars I often have to resort to manually shift and resize them a little bit to get the numbers and labels inside the printed image-file. I do things like this:
cbh = colorbar;
dx = -0.02;
dWidthx = 0;
set(cbh,'Position',get(cbh,'Position')+[dx 0 dWidthx 0])
to shift the colorbar to the left. Sometimes I make it a bit narrower too, by setting dWidthx to a small negative number.