Epson 2100 Panorami Photoshop 7 and Paint Shop Pro. Ugh...

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Michael Slater, Nov 27, 2004.

  1. I photographed each window from one storey of a skyscraper in Tokyo.
    Then I assembled it into a wide poster 160cm (62") x 30cm (11.8")
    270MB file. Next I spent one hour installing updated drivers for my
    Epson Stylus 2100 printer that would handle the semigloss paper used
    on my roll sheet-feeder printer accessory. The idea was to print out a
    nice panoramic photograph.

    Photoshop 7 was acting shaky in print preview mode, which I eventually
    gave up on. Just set things in page setup, and hit, directly, print.
    Allow the Epson preview program to show you the display.

    It didn't work anyway. The output just showed an end-part of the image
    printed on the top of the paper, leaving the rest blank. I carefully
    checked the settings to figure out why it might have broken, but I
    couldn't find anything. Eventually I found online discussions that
    printing large panoramics using the roll feeder and Epson 2100 inside
    Photoshop 7 does not work. Then someone mentioned that Paint Shop Pro
    didn't have the same problem when printing, so I'd try that. But hopes
    were challenged again when another long thread suggests the Epson 2100
    driver simply doesn't allow panoramic banner printing more than 44".
    WTF?

    Anyway, it was moot, because Paint Shop Pro couldn't even load the
    272MB .psd file. It keeps saying: "Not enough memory to complete this
    operation; close one or more documents or applications and try again.
    If this does no correct the problem you may need to adjust your memory
    settings or work on a smaller document."

    Well hell, I closed everything else, I have a GB of memory in the pc
    and I increased the paging files to 3048MB. Shouldn't that much memory
    be sufficient to open this stupid file? Or is the problem Paint Shop
    Pro turns a 270MB .psd into a 5GB .tiff or someting moronic ?

    So now in Photoshop I converted the .psd to a tiff. Paint Shit Pro
    could open that ok. But then when I tried to print it, I again got the
    same insufficient memory failure.

    Any other tricks or suggestions to force this pig to work?


    (some of the screen captures are here:
    http://karavshin.org/blogs/black-coffee/archive/001521.html)
     
    Michael Slater, Nov 27, 2004
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  2. Michael Slater

    Jim Guest

    Yes, the Epson printer driver keeps you from printing images which are
    longer than 44 inches.
    Jim
     
    Jim, Nov 27, 2004
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  3. You also have to insure that you have enough disk space for the spool file
    that is generated. It will be a least as large as the print file and maybe
    twice as large. Are you trying to print at too high a resolution or with
    more than 8 bits per channel? That's not necessary either.
    You can also try to split the image in two. Create a custom page size of
    exactly half the paper length and set the printer to not advance the paper
    between prints. Then print one after the other without moving the paper.
     
    Robert Feinman, Nov 28, 2004
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  4. Michael Slater

    Tacit Guest

    But hopes
    Yes, that's correct. Epson's software limits you to 44".

    That's Epson for you: good printers, crappy driver software.

    Print your image in two sections, then tape 'em together.
     
    Tacit, Nov 29, 2004
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  5. Michael Slater

    Doug Warner Guest

    Of course, Epson says it's Photoshop's fault.
    I used Qimage Pro http://www.ddisoftware.com/qimage/feature.htmZ to
    print a 13 x 62" pano on my 2200 a while back, They also claim better
    scaling than PS.

    I did my printing during the demo period, but didn't buy it because of
    it's clumsy unser interface. (Many tries to get the print to fill the
    page). I'd love to find something that just replaces the Epson
    driver, instead of trying to be a photo management system as well. (I
    use ThumbsPlus for that.)

    To reply, please remove one letter from each side of "@"
    Spammers are VERMIN. Please kill them all.
     
    Doug Warner, Nov 30, 2004
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