I wonder if anyone has faced the same problem / knows any solution/workaround. Thank you!
The problem is:
Within Photoshop there's a Canon Layout Plugin that allows to create canvas print layout, cut marks etc.
Also there's a Free Layout utility which allows to nest several prints on a (canvas/paper) roll efficiently which can be run from iPF driver.
Does anyone know a way to create a layout with Layout Plugin and send it to Free Layout?
So far i couldn't find that option. Layout plugin opens the result straight in Canon Photoshop Print Plug-in, which can't connect to Free Layout and bypasses the usual iPF driver.
Layout Plugin also generates a PSD of a canvas layout that you can see in the background. It could be possible to transfer that to Free Layout via usual iPF driver printing but as soon as i close Print Plugin that PSD is discarded (even the manual for Layout Plugin says that it will be discarded).
So, on the one hand - we can create a convenient canvas layout. On another - as we need to print many canvases at once - we can't seem to be able to use this layout with Free Layout Utility and otherwise we have to print every canvas separately and waste lots of extra canvas (we have a 42' wide roll) which would cost a fortune and seems silly given that these 2 tools exist!
It's so strange that i can create a layout but can't place it efficiently on roll.
Thank you all in advance!