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printing to 12x18 or CUSTOM SIZES

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hotwheels 22 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Apr 25, 2013 4:00 PM

i am trying to print to a Epson Printer (in this case from Safari) onto 12 x 18 inch paper. no matter what i do i cannot seem to get this to happen.

 

last time i tried this i was able to select the TRAY 2 and do this without actually selecting a 12 x 18 inch paper but i cannot remember how to get there again since it was such a wormhole to find the first time.

 

one problem is that i cannot seem to select CUSTOM SIZES as can be seen in the attached image:

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/dta39mzf3fxwrhu/epson%2012%20by%2018%20paper%20PROBLEM .png

 

so today i tried to PRINT TO PDF - thinking i had a workaround - but since i have to select the page size for PDF BEFOREHAND i am finding that i cannot select 12 x 18 inch paper so this won't work.

 

i have contacted Espon and am waiting for a response.

 

does anyone know how to do this in mac?

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.1), with 64 bit Win7 Boot Camp | iCloud
  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,415 points)
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    Apr 25, 2013 4:40 PM (in response to hotwheels 22)

    I tried to do the same, and I can set it for some printers (one epson), but I can't set a custom size for another Epson (NX530). I have no idea why. I would imagine Epson would have to answer that question. On the NX530, I don't think I have a manual paper feed, so that may be the issue with it not allowing custom sizes.

  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,415 points)
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    Apr 25, 2013 5:25 PM (in response to hotwheels 22)

    I understand your frustration as I have the same problems on windows print dialogs at work. But, I don't have any problem finding options on the Mac.

    The Paper size should be available in the popup menu if it is a default size for the printer. That would be up to Epson to populate.

  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,415 points)
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    Apr 25, 2013 6:07 PM (in response to hotwheels 22)

    You can make the current settings a preset, which you can easily select.

     

    For Preview, There is a radio button on the print dialog to only print the selected images. Maybe that has a hidden setting.

    Having it not automatically select that option seems normal across the board. If you select some section of a document, it doesn't default to just printing the selection. You can certainly make the argument that a selection of images is different than a selection of text or part of a table in a spreadsheet, but it wouldn't be consistent.

  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,415 points)
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    Apr 25, 2013 7:06 PM (in response to hotwheels 22)

    I was trying to form a short statement on the limitations, but couldn't. You've pretty much covered it.

    I don't know of a way to automate it with a script or the like.

  • Foxrock321 Calculating status...
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    Sep 1, 2013 8:17 PM (in response to hotwheels 22)

    I spent all day trying to 12x18 PDF on 12x18 paper.  Why does Mac have 11x17 and 13x19 presets and not 12x18 ?? When I tried to custom set 12x18, the selection "grays out" and does not print correctly at all. I am wasting paper and ink.  This should not be an issue. Come On Apple this should be an app up-date.

  • Foxrock321 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 1, 2013 8:26 PM (in response to hotwheels 22)

    By the way , I too have the Epson WF 7520 and its set up to air print with my other Epson WF 3540 this one does not have problems.  But it's regular size printing.  What can be done?

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