Hello, first post, long time reader.
A friend of mine does cartoons, he asked me to make a print on the Epson 4900 which came to almost 15 metres long. I have never printed nearly this large but figured it must be possible. Not surprisingly we came across a few issues.
1. a 700Mb file of high resolution won't open in lightroom, there is a 10000 or so pixel limit.
2. I tried printing from photoshop but was having issues with nothing happening at all when I pressed 'print'.
3. We split the image up into several smaller ones and were able to stack them alongside each other in lightroom on a 15m long custom sheet size. It was working, cheers all round, then after several metres it just stopped without warning and I had to feed back several metres of sheet.
4. Then it got late.
5. I've done a little research, this epson site seemed to offer some suggestions.http://www.epson.co.uk/gb/en/viewcon/corporatesite/store/products/mainunits/faq/8416/3243
The options seem to be using a different program that does 'banner' printing, or using a RIP (not too sure how this works yet, sounds a little complicated). Does anyone know the length or resolution limits in the epson driver? Can anyone suggest a workflow with easily available tools/software?
Thanks in advance! John.