Epson R1800 Print Lenght

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  1. peterj1967 macrumors regular

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    Has anybody been able to print images longer then 44 inches on their epson R1800?

    The printer is documented as having a maximum print lenght of 44 inches using roll paper.

    If you have made a longer print, what did you need to do?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. riciad macrumors 6502

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    The longest I've printed on my 1800 was about 40 ", but I don't see any reason you couldn't print over 44".

    I'm not about to try it out as the only roll paper I have is Premium Glossy but it set up fine for 6' in the page set up dialogue and previewed correctly.

    I'm not aware of any length limitation.
     
  3. peterj1967 thread starter macrumors regular

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    "Length"

    The 44 inch limit is in all the R1800 documentation as well as Epson's web site.

    I may just need to see if I can buy some cheap roll paper and try one longer.

    Thanks

    --Pete
     
  4. riciad macrumors 6502

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    I went to the U.S. Epson website and I saw the 44" limitation you were referring to. It doesn't appear anywhere on the Epson UK site.

    Let me know how you get on. If I had some cheap roll paper I'd try it out but it's impossible to get plain paper rolls over here and experimenting on A3 Premium Glossy roll just isn't on.
     
  5. peterj1967 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Epson's Reply

    Thank you for contacting the Epson Connection.

    We can only guarantee or recommend printing up to 44 inches on our
    printers.

    In OS X, custom paper sizes are a function of the operating system. The
    steps below will assist you in setting up a custom paper size, however
    please keep in mind that because these sizes are not being created within
    the printer driver itself, we cannot guarantee the placement of output on a
    custom-created page. For example, some Stylus Photo printers which offer
    different paper loading methods or feed paths may not observe the feed
    method selected.

    The procedure varies slightly depending on the OS version in use. Start by
    opening a file to print in any OS X-based program.

    IN 10.2:

    1. Go to File > Page Setup.
    2. Use the up/down arrows at the end of "Settings" to select "Custom Paper
    Size".
    3. Click New. Rename "Untitled". Enter desired size and margins and click
    Save then OK.
    4. Return to File > Page Setup. Ensure the Epson printer name is selected
    as "Printer" or "Format For" and the newly created size is the selected
    "Paper Size".

    IN 10.3:

    1. Go to File > Page Setup.
    2. Use the up/down arrows at the end of "Page Attributes" to select "Custom
    Paper Size".
    3. Click New. Rename "Untitled". Enter desired size and margins and click
    Save then OK.
    4. Return to File > Page Setup. Ensure the Epson printer name is selected
    as "Printer" or "Format For" and the newly created size is the selected
    "Paper Size".

    IN 10.4:

    1. Go to File > Page Setup.
    2. Use the up/down arrows at the end of "Paper Size" to select "Manage
    Custom Sizes".
    3. Press "+" to create a new paper size. "Untitled" appears. (To rename
    this, double-click "Untitled".) Enter desired size and margins and click
    Save then OK.
    4. Return to File > Page Setup. Ensure the Epson printer name is selected
    as "Printer" or "Format For" and the newly created size is the selected
    "Paper Size".

    NOTES:

    -These steps do not apply to 10.0 or 10.1 as these operating systems did
    not have the ability to create custom paper sizes.

    -Borderless printing is not supported with custom paper sizes. We would
    recommend using margins of 0.25 for the left, top, bottom and right.

    -Depending on the model of printer, the margins set will influence the feed
    methods available.

    -When creating a custom paper size for 13" paper, you will need to make the
    width 12.94" for the best results.

    -To change between imperial or metric units do the following:
    1. Go to Apple, System Preferences.
    2. Open International Formats and click the "Measurement Units" tab.
    3. Choose from U.S. (Imperial/inches) or Metric (centimeters).

    These steps are presented for your information only. While the custom page
    size may be recognized by the program in use, we cannot always predict how
    it will print or interact with other layout and page controls within the
    printer driver. If you are having any further difficulties with custom
    paper sizes, we would recommend contacting Apple since custom paper sizes
    in OS X are part of the OS and not the printer driver. You can also try a
    third-party printer driver like Gimp Print, however Epson America doesn’t
    support or guarantee the results of third-party drivers.

    If you require further assistance with this particular issue, please ensure
    all of our previous correspondence is contained in your reply, so we can
    better track the history of this issue.

    If you have a different issue, please submit another E-form via our website
    (http://www.epson.com), and we will respond in a timely manner. Thank you
    again for contacting Epson.
     

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