So, while I have an 11880 under service contract... Epson tech support has told me if Decision One is sent out on site, and deems the 'repairs' are
within printer specs/tolerances... I will be billed for Time & Material!!
The service contract does state this, but Epson has never enforced this or been very aggressive on this issue.
My 11880 skew errors/issues 'are due to Epson media telescoping off the roll' normal and within spec
Banding printing 1440 on HotPress Natural in heavy ink coverage areas, is normal within spec, and I have to print in 2880 mode on that paper
The fact that the 11880 white paper line is crooked and causes the skew, is normal and just a guide. Don't have to use the line.
The fact that the media's centering is off to one side by .25" must be my settings
If I don't believe them on any of this, D.O. decides there's no 'problem'
I pay out of pocket
I guess the Great Recession really is making doing business tougher.
1 last rant.
Printing 90" long x 58" wide , 16bit images @ 2880, finest detail on... causes the printer to slow down as one prints. The print head pauses at the home position for about 10 sec or so, makes 1 or 2 passes, them repeats the pause/delay .... continue until print finished... this adds tremendous print time....
Epson's response. Your 32gigs of Ram, 8 Core Mac Pro, 4,1 system is at fault. NOT OUR driver, struggling to send data, dithering information, etc etc....
I guess this is a perfect case of why one should use a 3rd party RIP, like ImagePrint, ErgoSoft, etc...