|Posted on Monday, May 14, 2001 - 3:05 pm: |
It is possible to print out an entire panorama on
roll paper as a single, continuious image using
the Epson 1270 printer, and presumably other
printers with similar capabilities. Here is what
I did in Page Setup to accomplish this.
Paper size: 4 x 6 100 x 152 mm (I was using a four
Source: Roll Paper (Zero Margin
Layout: Fit Height
Margins (inches): all 0
The printer thinks it's printing a series of 4 x 6
photos. However, the images line up exactly --
one starts where the last one ended. So, the net
result is that you end up with a continuous image.
You could probably get a similar effect by
defining a custom paper size, but why bother?
This way is easy!
|Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2001 - 6:05 pm: |
I think you can specify a custom size paper, I've done it with Epson Photo 870.
|Posted on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 11:08 pm: |
Can I buy paper and define it so I can print likewise on an Epson Stylus Photo 700?
|Posted on Wednesday, December 05, 2001 - 4:28 am: |
Please also read the FAQ pages Photo Banner Printing and Banner Panorama.
|Posted on Friday, June 14, 2002 - 10:35 pm: |
with epson 870
In the printer setup section
select roll paper
select "user defined" size and specify the size of your image.
in win98 you are limited to 44"
in win2000 you can go to 129"
I think winMe and winXP also let you print 129" but I haven't tried it.
|Posted on Thursday, February 20, 2003 - 10:59 pm: |
With Epson Stylus Photo 870 ( OS Windows XP Home Edition) I cannot get proper printing (8.2" height) longer more than 44", instead up to 129" as in the banner printing settings.
Printing results are cut before , also in unusual ways.
Someone can help?
|Posted on Thursday, October 16, 2003 - 3:54 pm: |
On Photo 870, 1270, 1280, you CAN do 129" under XP home and Pro, but not the way you might expect. From the Printer's folder, highlight the printer you want, then press the File tab on the printer folder, then Server Properties. There you will find a Forms tab. Pick and customise to taste. I can't seem to select forms that should work on the Photo EX this way. Why the Photo EX is different, I have no idea. Suggestions?
|Posted on Sunday, November 14, 2004 - 7:45 pm: |
I have an Epson 2100 with the roll and cutter attachments. I have not yet been able to print a panorama. It keeps seting to fit to page on an A3. I have tried Banner landscape etc but no joy. Can anyone help please? What amn I missing out?
Post Number: 139
|Posted on Wednesday, November 24, 2004 - 10:04 am: |
Have you tried setting a custom page size? This is how I print panoramas on my Epson 2000p. Under Windows XP I can set a user-defined page size up to 12.95 inches by 129.00 inches.
To set the user-defined page size, use The Panorama Factory's Page setup dialog box. Click the Printer... button to display a dialog box to choose the printer and then click the Properties... button on that dialog to display the Epson printer properties dialog box.
I use Epson's roll paper which is 8.25 inches wide. I set a user-defined page width of 8.25 inches and I set the page height according to the length of the panorama. The page height has to be larger than the printed panorama to allow for margins. For example, if I want to print a panorama that will be 20 inches long, I set the page height to 22 inches and set the top and bottom margins to 1 inch.
After clicking OK twice to return to The Panorama Factory's Page setup dialog box, select Landscape printing, enter the desired margins and choose the appropriate Layout option (probably Fit width). You probably should remove the checkmarks from Overlap pages by drawing in margins and Draw registration marks in margins.
Finally, after clicking OK on The Panorama Factory's Page setup dialog box, use the Print preview command to make sure that the panorama prints on a single (long) page.
I hope this helps!
|Posted on Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 12:47 pm: |
There really is no problem in setting up for printing long panoramas with the Epson 1270 in Windows XP: in the printer driver set "Roll Paper", custom size, 329 mm and length up to 3276mm (those who are still using Imperial measurements divide by 2.54). It helps also to set "Banner" and "Save Roll Paper".
The problem comes in actually printing it: most programs will not print that long. But one that will (believe it or not) is MSPaint.
|Posted on Thursday, June 02, 2005 - 3:24 am: |
I've got the same problem some time ago printing to a Pro 4000 with a long custom paper setup.
After lots of tests, I solved it from Windows XP disabling the spool.
You can't send a new job to print until the previous one has finished.
It works for me.
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Thursday, October 20, 2005 - 7:13 am: |
I follow the guide to setup a new form for my desirable page length, however, it still not shown on my EPSON LQ-580 printer (paper size), so that I cannot select the form to be use for that priner to replace the A4 size.
Please advise / help
URGENT, thanks in advance
(Message edited by kkcci00000 on October 20, 2005)
|Posted on Wednesday, November 02, 2005 - 4:15 pm: |
Where oh where can I buy folders for 4"x6" panorama prints?
Post Number: 3
|Posted on Sunday, January 08, 2006 - 1:15 pm: |
Has any one on this format found a GOOD and REASONABLE internet site for printing panos, and if yes what were the results ?
|Posted on Sunday, February 12, 2006 - 1:21 pm: |
I'm regularly printing 40" to 50" panoramas off 13" rolls on my Epson 2200 under Win2K. The Epson printer driver limits the panorama length to 40" and quite frankly doesn't do a great job of ink distribution when printing. The best solution for fully controlling the print region and improving print quality is to use a dedicated RIP for your printer, which overrides the Epson driver. This allows you to print whatever length panoramas you wish and quite honestly produces much better prints than the Epson driver printed through Photoshop. For example, I had one image of a landscape with a blue sky. No matter what I tried in Photoshop, the sky would end up printing with noticable banding. I tried adjusting levels, curves, adding noise etc. I installed my RIP and printed the same image and immediately the banding was gone. The reason being, the Epson driver uses 500 different diffusion patterns to distribute the ink when printing an image, my RIP uses over 15,000 different patterns which solved the banding issue. RIP's aren't cheap, but in my humble opinion has taken my prints to another level. I'm using the Image Print Lite RIP by Colorbyte Software which cost about $500USD.
|Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 12:13 pm: |
HELP! I am desperate to print panoramas of about 15" x 90" using 16"x100' roll paper, an Epson Stylus Pro4000, and Mac OSX 10.4.5 through Photoshop CS2. I have tried everything I can think of, including specifying custom sizes with margins, using each of the roll paper drivers (I thought the "retain size" driver would do the trick but it didn't) and still the printer constrains the print to the lower portion of the paper, distorts the size, and starts printing from the MIDDLE of the image! Epson's technical support is useless and nowhere in the literature does it say there is a size limit. Perhaps it is Photoshop that limits the size, but I tried using Preview and that didn't work either. I am desperate for a solution as I have a photo show coming up in a week. Is there a Mac-using pano-printer guy or gal out there with a solution for me? Thanks a ton in advance!
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 9:47 am: |
Has anyone solved the panoramas printing on the Epson 2200 problem? I'm trying to print a 8x36 inch file on a 12x38 inch piece of paper through CS2 Illustrator. It prints in the middle or reduces the size to mini ! What gives? Thanks.