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Old Dec 18, 2009, 4:05 PM   #1
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What would be the minimum ink jet printer that I would need to buy if I wanted to print banners on roll feed paper (photo quality).

I am planning to print 8" wide by 4.5" long banners and panoramas.

I've heard there are ways to override printer settings so you can print long banners but I don't know how to do it.

So if you might have a printer suggestion for me I would appreciate it.

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Old Jan 3, 2010, 6:32 PM   #3
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is that 8inch by 4.5 inch??
if so it will print on regular paper its smaller than A4

i do 36inch panos 12 inch wide on my epson 1400 a3 printer
and on my hp designjet i can print 24 inch wide by what ever length i want....

i cant think of an A4 printer with roll feed.......epson did on years ago

can u clarify what you mean cos surely its not just 8inch by 4.5 is it??

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Old Jan 5, 2010, 11:34 AM   #4
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is that 8inch by 4.5 inch??
VERY BIG MISTAKE by me. It should be 8 inch by 4.5 feet. Sorry and thank you for noticing.

Which HP designjet do you use?

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i do 36inch panos 12 inch wide on my epson 1400 a3 printer
Is 12" x 36" the maximum size print from the epson 1400 a3?

Do you need to cut the paper before you load it for a print that size in that printer?

The specs I found for the epson 1400 a3 say that the Maximum Media Size is 13 in x 19 in. Is that incorrect?

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I use an Epson R1800, and have printed on the 8.3" roll paper with it, but only up to 36" long. I don't recall if the R800 (or its successor) is able to use roll paper or not. Also can't tell you if the 44" max length listed for the R1800 can be overridden, from personal experience, though I have hear that it can.

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VTphotog, can you hint to how you've heard that the R1800's 44" max length might be able to be overridden? For example, is it a software or hardware adjustment/hack.

Do you happen to know if the R1800 is a step up or down from the R800?

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The R1800 is a 13" wide printer, where the R800 is 8", but they use the same print head. Both have been discontinued and replaced with newer models.
It was in another forum that I read of a software hack to enable longer pinting, but I don't have the link. You might try searching DPReview's printing forums for something on it.

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Does the "R" in the model number typically refer to "roll-feed"?



VTphotog, would you say that you're satisfied with the R1800?
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I don't know what the 'R' designation is for. It may be for that.
I have been very happy with the R1800, other than ink cost. Can't have everything, can we?
My R1800 has been going for three (i think-maybe 2) years, with only minor problems due to clogs,which were correctable, and one instance of a color cast, which turned out to be outdated ink cart. Glossy, full color prints, which is what I mainly use it for, are excellent. I haven't seen anything better from labs, and the color longevity is among the best, as well.

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Is there a webite or resource that helps a person calculate ink costs for various printers?

My intention is to print semi-glossy, full color prints but not at photolab quality. I don't need super high resolution photos so I am trying to keep ink costs down a bit.

Thanks for the help.
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