Canon Pixma MG7550 23" max lenght problem

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CanonAlex
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Canon Pixma MG7550 23" max lenght problem

Post by CanonAlex » Sun Feb 15, 2015 9:17 am

Hi everybody,

I'm trying to print panoramic pics in my Canon Pixma MG7550 using PrintFab software. They announce it can print a lenght of 23" but I can not print more than 14" which is the maximum length Canon driver allows.

I tried to use different configurations to avoid the use of the Canon driver spooler configuring the USB connection exclusively with the PrintFab driver, but when I send the image to the printer it doesn't print anything and only a beep in the printer indicates it has received the work but it doesn't print it.

Any experience about PrintFab and not Pro Canon Pixma printers?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Canon Pixma MG7550 23" max lenght problem

Post by zedonet » Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:30 pm

Hello,

it seems that 14" is acutally the maximum print length - the Canon driver shows "Custom size (scaled)" if you specify a custom size longer than 14".
This is really :( - earlier Canon printers could print up to 23" or 26" length.

About Pixma Pro printers: there is a size limit in the printer firmware that prevents printing longer sizes than 676mm / 26.6inches length.

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Re: Canon Pixma MG7550 23" max lenght problem

Post by CanonAlex » Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:00 pm

Thanks zedonet. It seems there are not any solution. You are right, Canon driver don't allow to print a size longer than 14", but I expected PrintFab don't use the Canon driver in any mode and it make possible to print to a Canon printer directly without this limit. In any case, it seems the Canon firmware for these models (no Pro printers) also limits the lenght to 14".

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Re: Canon Pixma MG7550 23" max lenght problem

Post by smile » Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:31 am

Use EPSON a.k.a software controlled printer not black box like canon. Therefore you can print any length you want. Use Mirage RIP.

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Re: Canon Pixma MG7550 23" max lenght problem

Post by zedonet » Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:31 am

Thank you for the suggestion, smile.

Epson printers actually have a larger length limit (or maybe no length limit). We successfully printed a length of 150 inches with an Epson WorkForce WF7610 and an Epson Stylus Pro 3880 printer with PrintFab (after modifying the length limit in the PrintFab driver definition file).
However, I cannot tell if this works reliably (paper may tend to get skewed).

About Mirage RIP: Mirage mainly supports inkjet plotters that accept roll paper, supported desktop printers are Epson Stylus Color R2880/R3000 and Epson Stylus Pro 3800/3880. As far as I know, Mirage uses Epson libraries to control the printer which means that the print length is probably limited according to Epson specifications.

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