I think most of these printers require you to set a paper size before you can print - that is just standard. What if you wanted to print on a larger sheet than your actual image size, something I always do since I never print borderless, and if I did not choose a specific paper size the printer would refuse to print at all. All you need to do is simply create a few custom paper sizes that you use the most and then select them when you print, easy as pie. I print from rolls, and I have a custom paper size for every two inches (24 x 30, 24 x 32, 24 x 34, 24 x 36, etc.) to match the size of my image and still give me white borders...
Thanks for the reply. If that is the way everyone does it, then I guess I should get on the bandwagon and stop whining.
However (not to miss the chance for a good whine), if anyone from Canon reads this, I really think that it makes more sense for CS2 to tell the printer directly what size the image is. We then would have the option of selecting a standard border size and then just print the darn things without selecting a paper size. It is roll media, for crying out loud. There should be no "media size" to deal with.
There are all sorts of warnings in Photoshop if you try to print an image that is bigger than the paper size selected in the PhotoShop print function. Why can't the latest generation Canon printer talk to Photoshop and determine if the image will fit on a 17" wide roll? Maybe the printer doesn't know how much paper is left on the roll, but specifying a "Media Size" doesn't address that problem, either.
Thanks again for the help.