Long Panos on Epson 3880

Started Mar 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
Hugowolf
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Re: Long Panos on Epson 3880
In reply to mike clemens, Mar 29, 2013

mike clemens wrote:

Hugowolf wrote:

mike clemens wrote:

I have a 3880 and am willing to buy rolls and a nice rototrimmer to cut some sheets for it. I believe the printer out of the box will go up to 38" but I would like to do some 50" or 60" prints.
Is there a RIP application that has become a de facto standard, or most recommended for this task? Everything I find searching is either 2011 or 2010 and I've got to imagine that there have been changes/improvements.

38", 37.5", do I hear any other bids? It is actually a 95 cm limit, or approximately 37.4 inches.

A RIP will cost you at least as much as you paid for the printer. Do a web search for PrintFab. It is a RIP that is currently in beta, and as such is free for the time being. When it goes out of beta, who knows what you will have to pay for it.

The European version of the Epson 3880 comes with Mirage RIP, or at least a version of it. It allows borderless printing at any length, but is still limited to 95 cm.

Brian A

Thanks for that.

OK I thought for sure someone out there by now would have cook-booked it...  do this, do that, install this, go.. sounds like it's in about the same place as earlier web pages out there describe.

Bummer on the RIP prices.. might as well invest in a 7900 or something proper. It's just that the 3880 has such a good reputation for always working, when compared to the other bigger brothers.

You cannot 'cookbook' it, it would basically involve rewriting the driver, and almost invariably, drivers are written in Assembly. RIPs replace the driver.

PrintFab basically generates a new driver from the existing driver, you might look at it as a virtual driver.

Brian A

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