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46  Technical Discussions / Computer Software / Re: Qimage and/or RIP software on: July 01, 2016, 04:50:05 PM
Hi Russ,
I just did a quick Google on Qimage vss RIP.
Most stuff seems to go back years and therefore do not reflect more recent improvements to QU. There are very few who say there's a big advantage with a RIP, in fact may say in addition to the cost, there are disadvantages like limited profile availability and more difficult to layout and crop.
Perhaps someone with direct experience will respond but I suspect the extra money would be better spent on something else.
Terry
Hi, Yes did a search myself but found nothing much on the subject and what I did find was like 3 or more years ago.
Maybe should just take the latest update to QU like I have done every year thus far Wink
Russ
47  Technical Discussions / Computer Software / Qimage and/or RIP software on: July 01, 2016, 03:05:36 PM
Hi, Now I am just curious here as I have Qimage Ultimate already but  are there any benifits of having a RIP software to work along side Qimage when just printing for your own personl satisfaction at home?
As I say just cutiosity question as doing some research and looking at the prices for RIP software I don't think the boss would go for it!!!! Grin
Thanks
Russ

48  Technical Discussions / General Photography Discussion / Fred A. What a Great Bloke!! on: June 26, 2016, 04:59:36 PM
Hi, Just putting this out there.
Had a problem with printing panos on my Epson R1900 and     Fred A bent over backwartds to help me out, even making a special video for an explaination.
What a Great guy, so helpful.
Personal thank you from me.
Russ
Oh yes Fred I may live in Greece but my brother lives Pompano Beach area so have been through your neck of the woods also.
49  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Is there a Template for Printing Panoramas with R1900 Please? on: June 26, 2016, 12:30:03 PM
Hi, well tried it all and after one box of paper came to this.
Got to be doing something wrong but cannot see it.
Tried putting in 400x800, 800x400, 4x8, 8x4.
Ticked the crop box as if I don't it asks if I want the image in two parts.
Thanks but for me just not working.
Russ.
50  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Is there a Template for Printing Panoramas with R1900 Please? on: June 26, 2016, 11:27:36 AM
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Hi thank you for ALL the help here.
So as my paper is 4" in the user define box width = 400?
What puts me off is on that page of user define at the bottom under units Epson use the (.)
Thanks again
Russ

Russ it is confusing, but I think they are trying to say... the inches are in (.01) hundredths, so 830 would be 8.30 inches

So are you all OK Now?

Fred
Hi, Sorry just been out for eats as it is after 2pm here but will try again and come back on results ASAP.
Thanks
Russ
51  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Is there a Template for Printing Panoramas with R1900 Please? on: June 26, 2016, 09:52:15 AM
Hi thank you for ALL the help here.
So as my paper is 4" in the user define box width = 400?
What puts me off is on that page of user define at the bottom under units Epson use the (.)
Thanks again
Russ
52  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Is there a Template for Printing Panoramas with R1900 Please? on: June 26, 2016, 07:56:57 AM
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Hi, I do not print a great deal even though I have Qimage, found it easier for setting up to print single images than Lightroom. Anyways is there a template available to print a panorama on an Epson Photo R1900? I only have the one roll of Epson paper (8.3" x 32.8') to try printing panoramas and don't to be honest want to stumble along and waste paper as I go.
Once I get the hang of it as I understand it I can increase the paper up to 13".
Thankyou for any and all advive.
Russ

Russ,
Since most panos have a unique size based on the number of pixels in the horizontal and the vertical, a template (which you can make yourself if you insist on it) is not the way to go.
Set you page dimensions to User Defined Roll paper banner mode at 8.4" x however large you wish... Let's set for 30" for this example.
Now in Qimage Ultimate open CUSTOM in  the print property box.
Second selection says Speify One dimension.. The one dimension that is for sure is teh width of the roll. So type in 8.1 and a dot in "THIS IS THE SHORT SIDE"
Now put your pano image in the queue, and you can have it fill the page by turning on auto cropping, or allow it to be as large as it can be with no cropping. That depends on what is in the image and whether you mind cropping off some sky or some foreground in order to fill the 30"
One snap shows crop off. The other crop on... see a few clouds missing in crop on

Hi, Sorry still struggling with this.
My printer R1900.
Paper for testing, Epson 100mm (approx 4") x 10mtr.
I tried to follow this part under user defined in the printer driver setup 'Set your page dimensions to User Defined Roll paper banner mode at 8.4' but the printer/system tells me that to put the dot (.) ie 3.5 is not an acceptable character so if I just put in 4   it changes to 800  when I tap or use the Tab key to go into the Height box and yes I have the Unit box set for inches. (I maybe a Brit but I am still an old one and can work Feet and Inches faster than the stupid metric system)
I did try to print an image on the paper via Qimage and I followed what I no are the correct instructions to do it (video on youtube) but all I got was an image approx 1" wide not 3.5 X 24" long.
If I keep going with guess work I'll have a bin full of wasted photo paper so thank you for anymore advice that may come forward.
Russ


53  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Is there a Template for Printing Panoramas with R1900 Please? on: June 21, 2016, 07:05:44 PM
Hi, Many thanks for your help.
Russ
54  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Is there a Template for Printing Panoramas with R1900 Please? on: June 21, 2016, 01:25:15 PM
Hi, I do not print a great deal even though I have Qimage, found it easier for setting up to print single images than Lightroom. Anyways is there a template available to print a panorama on an Epson Photo R1900? I only have the one roll of Epson paper (8.3" x 32.8') to try printing panoramas and don't to be honest want to stumble along and waste paper as I go.
Once I get the hang of it as I understand it I can increase the paper up to 13".
Thankyou for any and all advive.
Russ
55  Technical Discussions / Printer Media / Confused GSM? on: January 30, 2016, 06:49:52 PM
Hi, I have an Epson R1900 and want to print Landscape and Portrait images can someone please advise on a paper ie, Gloss,Satin etc etc that would give good results for both. I bought some A3 paper but only 200GSM and it is to me just thin and no rigidity at all.
So for the R1900 should I be looking at at paper/s in the 280/300 GSM mark?
Please note I do live in Europe so papers like RedRiver are not available to me and the Epson papers are to expensive when you are on a pension Wink
Many Thanks
Russ
56  Technical Discussions / Printers / Re: 360 or 720 PPI R1900? on: December 25, 2015, 10:49:48 AM
Hi, and Merry Chriatmas to you also.
Many thanks for the answer.
 
Russ
57  Technical Discussions / Printers / 360 or 720 PPI R1900? on: December 25, 2015, 08:45:54 AM
Hi, After watching a tutorial on settings and it was stated that 360 PPI should be set in the 'Prints and Posters' window for Epson printers I followed along but when I change from the 720 to 320 Qimage states that 'settings may not be optimal' so should I just leave the setting at the 720 PPI option?
Thank You
Russ
58  Technical Discussions / Printer Media / Confused Dye and Pigment in R1900 on: June 01, 2015, 05:49:04 PM
Hi, Sorry but another question.
After deciding to go for a CISS for the R1900 I have found some that come with Pigment ink and some that come with Dye ink and from my searching many have stated that Dye ink should NOT be used because the R1900 was really made for Pigment ink.
As I have stated in a previous posting I am only wanting as an amateur to print for myself but don't want to muck up what is for me a new printer by useing the wrong option for ink.
I cannot see why the ink companies would give the option on the two kinds of ink if they could not be used in this printer, hence the confused!!!
Thank You
Russ
59  Technical Discussions / Printers / Re: Canon ix6550 and Kodak Satin Paper on: May 30, 2015, 02:41:34 PM
Hi, Firstly many thanks for such a quick reply.
The system I have been looking at is not far of as the price goes USA to UK and the company seem to have a good following on there inks.
Not so easy to find systems and Dye inks sold together now all seem to push the Pigment ink (more expensive!!)
One last question, Do you use Dye ink or Pigment Ink? OK found the article on this.
 
Downloaded your profiles also thanks.
Thanks again
Russ
60  Technical Discussions / Printers / Re: Canon ix6550 and Kodak Satin Paper on: May 30, 2015, 01:09:30 PM
Hi, cannot beleive it but the person I thought I had purchased a Canon 6550 has come up with an excuse that it has got lost in transit and has refunded my money in full but I think they under estimated the transit costs to Greece, maybe wrong! but at least I got the money back. Anyway I have now I hope purchased a new Epson R1900 and I beleive someone here uses that model? on reading about the R1900 it seems to use a lot of ink from small carts so I am thinking CISS but again as an amateur on a pension with the need to wear glasses I do not want to spend 100+ on a CISS but then I don't want to sell the printer short by using bad ink and CISS. I tried once before re-filling carts but made such a mess gave it up.
Any suggestions please on a CISS remembering I live in Europe although purchases from the USA are not out of the question when it comes to an empty CISS.
Many thanks for the previous replies on the paper but now I start again.
Many Thanks
Russ
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