Does not QImage get around this? Alan
If you mean the "poster" "stitched tile" for single image print on roll there's the nasty habit of the Z3100 driver to keep the 5 mm margins between tiles that normally stitch with Qimage. Depending on the "margins lay-out" settings in the driver you end up with missing 10 mm image between tiles (becomes white) or 10 mm white added between tiles. Maybe borderless could solve that issue but that's gloss only and I think warping the conditions that much if you actually print matte or canvas isn't a solution. I have not yet finished the trials in between jobs but so far it isn't encouraging.
Edit: I have checked all the Z3100 driver choices to take out the white intersections with Qimage's poster - tile stitching feature but there's no solution.
Qimage usually could cope better than other Windows applications when long prints were needed, even without the poster tile function. For a single print page, so not in poster/stitched tile mode, there's a 500 inch limit in Qimage it seems as the print job goes on Print to File mode when longer jobs start processing. Still 5x the Z3100 limit and by that not the first one to deal with..
Edit: with a max print page length of 12,3 meter = 484 inch set in the driver I can print a 600 MB, 8 bit RGB, Tiff file of 99999 pixel length = 207 PPI input resolution through the Z3100 driver. It will print the full length (made a 2 meter paper loop that runs through several times) but the width is cropped to approx 21 cm = 8" for an unknown reason. Could be the memory in my system so I have to check whether using a lower input resolution may widen the resulting print page The 99999 pixel length is a Qimage limitation, Mike limited image input to 100K x 100K pixels. The 484 inches length is also a Qimage limitation. Anyway it is nice to know that it will run that length. Somthing to build on.
I think there are some solutions possible but it would have to be added/changed in the Z3100 driver. One way would be to add another margin choice that copes with stitched tile functions in Qimage, Illustrator, etc. Another one could be a stitched tile function in the driver itself. Or just let the driver really deliver the optimistic 91 meters choice in the page size menu.
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