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Old Sep 25, 2008, 11:01 AM   #1
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This friend of mine just bought a canon pro9000 to print autocads plots. He had an epson 1520 where he could just enter custom size of the paper and print any long paper.
Now, maybe with this video things are more clear:
http://is.gd/37H6
Stoopid custom window wont let me change it.

Is there a way to let these printer plot long papers? He is an autocad user and just needs to print autocad images on it.

From helpful canon support:

We are sorry, but that size would not be supported by the Pro9000. We
apologize for any inconvenience.

If we can be of further assistance regarding the Canon Pro9000 printer,
please let us know.


edit: the paper size to conquer is 33cm x 115cm (like a looong A3)
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Old Sep 25, 2008, 4:50 PM   #2
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This friend of mine just bought a canon pro9000 to print autocads plots. He had an epson 1520 where he could just enter custom size of the paper and print any long paper.
Now, maybe with this video things are more clear:
http://is.gd/37H6
Stoopid custom window wont let me change it.

Is there a way to let these printer plot long papers? He is an autocad user and just needs to print autocad images on it.

From helpful canon support:

We are sorry, but that size would not be supported by the Pro9000. We
apologize for any inconvenience.

If we can be of further assistance regarding the Canon Pro9000 printer,
please let us know.


edit: the paper size to conquer is 33mm x 115mm (like a looong A3)
I'm sure you mean 33cmx115cm

Ah the good old 1520. What a beast, with tractor feeds, 17 inches wide or so but with a printable area of about 13.7 inches. If it wasn't for the lack of borderless mode I'd likely continue using it over the epson 1280.

Near as I'm aware, the max lenth of paper you can put in canons is about 24 inches INCLUDING the pixma pro. This is mainly a software limitation. On the ix4000 i'm told you can overcome this limitation Raster Image Processor software (RIP). I'm unsure on the Pro9000 but if there is a way that's it. I've not tried this nor do I own the model in question.

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Old Sep 25, 2008, 4:55 PM   #3
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hi mate, yes, sorry cm I meant. (edited).
Thanks for your reply. Hope to see third app driver/trick/... or something to overcome this goofy issue.
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hi mate, yes, sorry cm I meant. (edited).
Thanks for your reply. Hope to see third app driver/trick/... or something to overcome this goofy issue.

Well, RIP software would be the first thing to test.
http://www.turboprint.info/

Turboprint is a bit of a long shot as it is for linux, but it is the only third party driver for the canons that I'm aware of. I've been meaning to try it just for laughs, well, except that I already own an epson 1280 which supports rolls.




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anibalin wrote:
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hi mate, yes, sorry cm I meant. (edited).
Thanks for your reply. Hope to see third app driver/trick/... or something to overcome this goofy issue.

Well, RIP software would be the first thing to test.
http://www.turboprint.info/

Turboprint is a bit of a long shot as it is for linux, but it is the only third party driver for the canons that I'm aware of. I've been meaning to try it just for laughs, well, except that I already own an epson 1280 which supports rolls.



thanks again man, a pity its for linux and not windows...
thanks for your time.
respect.
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thanks again man, a pity its for linux and not windows...
thanks for your time.
respect.
Well, techically speaking there is Cygwin, as in one could in theory run a version of turboprint running for cygwin under windows.

If possible, one could, in theory, print in windows to a PDF, then print through cygwin via turboprint.

http://www.cygwin.com/
http://turboprint.info/

AFAIK Cygwin permits raw data access to USB.

This assumes

1) turboprint will permit custom lenths beyond 23-24 inches
2) there is a version of turboprint for cygwin
3) the hindrance is in the driver and not the printer


I've not known anyone to do this because it's generally easier to hit craigslist and find another epson or HP which will support 46 inch lenth. In fact the epson 1400 goes for $180 as a referb on their clearance site. My 1280 I got for peanuts also from craigslist.










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