Strange effect when trying to print panorama

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by ThievingScouser, Dec 7, 2003.

  1. Hiya,
    Not sure if this belongs on an Epson newsgroup but couldn't find one, so am
    hoping the good people here can help. :)

    I've had my Epson Photo 890 for a while and never had a problem printing off
    panoramic prints before but this one is behaving very strangly.
    I have a picture I took a few years ago when in Australia and as I'm going
    back on Monday thought it would be great to print the picture out for some
    relatives there that would love it I'm sure.

    The image is 23,861 x 2,362, which at 300 dpi should give me a 202 x 20cm
    You can see a small(ish) version of the pic here

    I setup a user defined paper type in the printer setup to use a roll of
    width: 2100 and height: 22000
    I get this very strange result;

    The print preview is showing exactly what it tries to print out. The picture
    has been shrunk to approximately half size and it starts the print about
    halfway along the image.

    I've tried lowering the resolution thinking I could be hitting an data
    transfer limit, no luck. I tried making the height the maximum it would go,
    this had the effect of starting the print a little further along the image,
    but it was still way off and still shrunk.

    Has anyone encountered this before? Or does anyone have any theories/tips
    they think could solve this?
    It's got me stumped, and my fiancees grandparents would love this picture as
    they don't get out much anymore and with scenery like this on their doorstep
    it's a shame to miss out.

    Hoping someone out there can help.

    ThievingScouser, Dec 7, 2003
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    Farlo Guest

    Maybe you no longer have as much memory available in your printer as you
    used to have.
    Farlo, Dec 7, 2003
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  3. Thought I would let everyone know I found a workaround for this problem.

    Don't use Photoshop for really big panorama printing on my Epson printer.

    I've been a photoshop user for about 8 years now and love the program, but
    there seems to be a problem with the windows version of Photoshop 7 and
    Epson 890 panorama printing. I tried it on 2 different machines 2000 and XP
    and exactly the same issue.

    I tried different paper widths, and upto 90cm it was fine, but anything over
    that it would shrink the image and move it sideways off the paper. Very

    So I downloaded Paint Shop Pro 8 trial version and thought I'd give that a
    try, because if the same thing happened then it was a problem with the Epson
    drivers and not Photoshop. But lo and behold with exactly the same print
    quality and paper size settings it works fine in PSP.

    I must say the print interface of PSP seems much better than Photoshop, with
    lots of adjustment options outside the printer driver.

    I'll stick with Photoshop for my photomanipulation, but will maybe see how I
    go with PSP for my printing needs from now on. :)

    ThievingScouser, Dec 7, 2003
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    Chris Cox Guest

    Yes, and we've notified Epson of the problem but haven't heard back
    about any fixes to their driver yet.

    Chris Cox, Dec 8, 2003
  5. Hi Chris,
    I was sure I couldn't have been the first person this has happened to, glad
    to hear Epson have been informed.

    Perversely, now that I've printed it out from PSP, the exact same picture
    and settings work from Photoshop. :-S

    ThievingScouser, Dec 8, 2003
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