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Author Topic: roll paper width exceeds Epson R2880 max (13")  (Read 21143 times)
fabio
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« on: March 01, 2011, 09:19:02 PM »

I wonder if there is a way to cut a larger roll into two pieces without damaging the paper. This would allow to use e.g. Hahnemuhle roll paper that are sold at min. width 17", too much for R2880.
Any idea would be very much welcome, thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2011, 11:29:48 AM »

I just left a message with a friend of mine who mentioned doing this a while ago.
He will probably call back in 5 hours.

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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2011, 04:48:49 PM »

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I just left a message with a friend of mine who mentioned doing this a while ago.
He will probably call back in 5 hours.

He just called back.
The company that he used is no longer in business.
He suggested you telephone a few paper manufacturers.
Not much help at all. I'm afaraid.
Sorry.
Fred
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2011, 10:12:06 PM »

ok Fred thanks.
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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2011, 12:30:04 AM »

I slice up rolls of canvas using a bandsaw, and on occasions a normal wood-working table saw. Now, the edge is not smooth or even, and you need to take off the fluff, the edge of the canvas is trimmed after stretching anyway, so the uneven edge does not matter.

For paper, I think I would make a simple jig, an axle to hold the roll of paper, and another axle with a take up spool, placed about a yard apart. At the appropriate distance from the edge, fix something like a box cutter, and roll the paper through the blade onto the new spool, Then cut the original spool to length, and wind the paper back. If you wanted to try the bandsaw, then you would need a knife blade to cut paper without shredding it. By the time you've done that, plus the cost of the bits if you have to buy them, it would probably be as cheap to get a wider printer  Sad

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« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2011, 07:10:41 AM »

Thanks Roy for your help, I agree it is worth to consider the two alternatives... Undecided
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« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2011, 08:27:40 AM »

I slice up rolls of canvas using a bandsaw, and on occasions a normal wood-working table saw. Now, the edge is not smooth or even, and you need to take off the fluff, the edge of the canvas is trimmed after stretching anyway, so the uneven edge does not matter.

For paper, I think I would make a simple jig, an axle to hold the roll of paper, and another axle with a take up spool, placed about a yard apart. At the appropriate distance from the edge, fix something like a box cutter, and roll the paper through the blade onto the new spool, Then cut the original spool to length, and wind the paper back. If you wanted to try the bandsaw, then you would need a knife blade to cut paper without shredding it. By the time you've done that, plus the cost of the bits if you have to buy them, it would probably be as cheap to get a wider printer  Sad

Best wishes,

Ray

Just a thought, what if I have a measure less than 13"? would it be okay?

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« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2011, 02:33:48 PM »

Fabio

I've cut down rolls using  hand saw with fine teeth. I kept the roll tight using wide masking tape, with a strip of 2" wide tape spanning the cut, so I was cutting down the centre of the tape. It worked well, I smoothed the rough edges at the cut with fine sandpaper.

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