Hello, I am new to this forum so forgive me if I'm posting incorrectly or take awhile to respond as I don't use many forums. My spelling is also poor, sorry.
I currently shoot with the Nikon D2X and print on Epson 7800. I have recently begun using the Epson Piezo Pro Matte Canvas and have some very nice prints at 20X30 and 20X72". For some prints I think the canvas prints are more appropriate than even the premium luster 250 paper by Epson... needless to say I really like working with canvas.
However, I have noticed while printing via Photoshop CS2 that the Epson 7800 will waste up to 6-8" of canvas each time I try to print unless I use the manual cutter and "force" the paper to rewind back into the printer (if this is making any sense). I do not have this problem with my Epson premium luster 250 paper and auto-cut enabled? Out of a 40 foot roll I could easily get one more 20X30 print from what my printer is wasting!
Any suggestions or recommendations are greatly appreciated.
In the Epson print dialog under the "paper" tab, you can set a custom paper (or canvas) size. In this way you can set say a paper size of 24x34 (you actually set dimensions in 1/100ths of an inch, so it would be 2400x3400) and print a 20x30 image on it. Click "centered" in the main Epson box and also in the last CS dialog and the image will be pretty well centered and have a nice 1" border all the way around the image.