Epson R1800 roll printing insanities

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Guillaume Dargaud

I just can't figure out how to properly print on roll paper on the Epson
R1800. I used to have an Epson 1270 and never had any difficulty but the
R1800 is just driving me insane.

First can anyone tell me what is the difference between the driver options:
- Roll - banner mode
- Roll - cut sheet mode
- Manual Roll
The manual goes over those options like they are obvious (but goes at great
length telling you how to open the printer cover)...

Then if I try to print 2 images one after another without first cutting the
paper, rewinding, ejecting and loading it again, I get the driver message:
"Paper fed incorrectly - Press the roll paper button to return the paper to
the correct position." WTF ?!?

Also I just canceled a print after getting such a message and the printer
ejected the WHOLE ROLL. Yes, 30 meters of premium paper all over the room.
And in doing so it fringed the side of the roll, ruining the entire roll.
I'm really happy that the stupid driver writers couldn't put a distance
check in their software and they now owe me a roll of premium Moab paper.
 
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Frank Arthur

Buy the smallest. least expensive roll of Epson paper and use it as a way of
learning how to handle roll paper. It is an inexpensive education that way.
 
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bmoag

Contact Epson e-mail support. They are usually very good about sending
amplified instructions.
 
Z

Zitty

bmoag said:
Contact Epson e-mail support. They are usually very good about sending
amplified instructions.
amplified? you mean they shout the instructions as you??
 
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Paul Furman

Guillaume said:
I just can't figure out how to properly print on roll paper on the Epson
R1800. I used to have an Epson 1270 and never had any difficulty but the
R1800 is just driving me insane.

First can anyone tell me what is the difference between the driver options:
- Roll - banner mode
- Roll - cut sheet mode
- Manual Roll
The manual goes over those options like they are obvious (but goes at great
length telling you how to open the printer cover)...

Then if I try to print 2 images one after another without first cutting the
paper, rewinding, ejecting and loading it again, I get the driver message:
"Paper fed incorrectly - Press the roll paper button to return the paper to
the correct position." WTF ?!?

Also I just canceled a print after getting such a message and the printer
ejected the WHOLE ROLL. Yes, 30 meters of premium paper all over the room.
And in doing so it fringed the side of the roll, ruining the entire roll.
I'm really happy that the stupid driver writers couldn't put a distance
check in their software and they now owe me a roll of premium Moab paper.

Thanks for relating your experiences, please update further as you
learn. I decided roll paper is probbly not practical, heavy paper like
moab is required to be fed thru the back 'roll feed' slot that faces up,
not the actual roll slot in back and it misloads often. Pre-curling just
right seems to be the answer to that. Also there are major limitations
on sheet sizes for heavy stock and borderless sizes. I did get a couple
large sheets of heavy watercolor paper which I'd like to try panoramas
on, I'll let you know when I get the nerve to try <grin>. It's a great
printer but I think the whole roll feed thing is not useable and heavy
stock annoying.
 

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