This question has two facets. My issue is that I’m drawn to the Epson 3800 for price, weight and 17” carriage, but approx 5-10% of my prints are non-standard and/or very long (1:10) prints. I know that the 3800 will not have a roll print holder, but I’m wondering if I can still use very long sheets with this printer. I know using Image Print (IM) I can use many lengths and that ColorByte plans to come out with a version of IM for the 3800. However, in the mean time I have the following questions:
1. Is there a restriction in either the driver or the physical hardware that would prevent me from manually cutting and feeding a 17x40” sheet through the printer successfully?
2. Is there a restriction in the hardware or driver that would prevent me from creating a paper holder for the roll (glorified TP holder ) and feeding the uncut paper through the printer, completing the print and manually trimming the print from the roll?
As you can tell, I don’t have much experience in this area and have up to know, been precutting the sheets and printing up to 66” successfully via my 2200 and IM. Any thoughts or help would be appreciated.