Marty, what you need to remember is that the I1 in the z3100 is not like other profiling packages. It is an in printer autoscan solution that is governed by the physical contraints of the device and which imposes some restrictions that other stand alone solutions do not have.
I suggested that HP impliment a multiple page solution in APS as it would be a nice way of using up wasted media not because I regard the lack of this feature in APS as somethinbg that is broken. I never expected them to agree to it and was happy when they agreed to take it under consideration.
I would certainly not regard the steps they have made as an interim step and in the light of my first paragraph I would ceratinly not underestimate, in this case, the compexity of something that may seem trivial or hold it against HP if they decided not to impliment this even if I was a bit dissapointed.
I want to restate, clearly and unequivocally, what the Easy software can already do, what the APS fails to do, and what we have every right to expect for $800.
The Easy software works with sheets -- it creates profiles on sheets. It is clearly possible with the Z3100 and not a physical limitation of the machine. If it can work with the Easy software, it should be possible with the APS. A number of forum participants made that point in previous threads on the APS. This is a limitation of the software, and not of the Z3100.
For now, the fact that the new version of APS can work with 17" rolls is a big improvement and suffices. But it is only an INTERIM step.
The only reason I debated the point about whether it works with a single 17x22 sheet is because that would at least allow us to use that sheet size. Robert shot me down on that, and says it is not possible.
But if that is clearly impossible, then I'm back to the view that it is NOT sufficient that it only works with rolls with the largest target.
We paid $800 for the APS software, and it should be able to match the functionality of the Easy software with sheets. I'm not being unreasonable and I'm not asking for too much. Not for $800.
If you want to say I am never satisfied, so be it. I didn't pay $800 for software that only works with 24" or 17" rolls. I thought we were getting a full range professional profiling package -- and one that at least matches the Easy software and will at least work with large sheets like 17x22 or 13x19.
What are the views of others who paid $800? Are you satisfied that with version 1.20? Specifically, that it will still only profile 17" and 24" rolls and no sheets? Is that what you paid $800 for?
One other question. Robert, I assume that the new APS 1.20 doesn't change how it profiles. The profiling process itself hasn't changed has it -- only the width of paper that it work with?
So when the new APS 1.20 is released, there is no need and no advantage to reprofile any 24" rolls that we already did?