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« Reply #20 on: December 27, 2013, 02:17:18 PM »
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Both Mark and I are doing a review on this product.  Mark will focus on small format while I will look at the larger format printers.  I did make a number of large images (44 inch) last night with the program and was impressed by the user interface.  Totally one of the best I have seen in regards to the process of laying out a sheet of paper and making prints.  Seems to work fine.  I do want to do further tests on some tough images and see how they compare to output from ImagePrint, PS and LR.  Also, some interface things which I have already been in touch with LaserSoft about.  Give Mark and me a bit of time to get this done and we'll be back to everyone.

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« Reply #21 on: December 30, 2013, 05:44:45 PM »
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Mark/Kevin,
The Florida helpline number for LaserSoft doesn't seem to be manned at all (or the switchboard for that matter). I use a 7900 and an iMAC. Can you say if this new software enables printing on roll paper to longer lengths than the Epson driver? Epson inform me that the only way to print longer than their driver permits is by using a RIP. ($$$$$). This would be a vote swinger for me if it did allow that.
And best wishes to you and everyone here for 2014.
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« Reply #22 on: December 30, 2013, 07:08:59 PM »
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Mark/Kevin,
The Florida helpline number for LaserSoft doesn't seem to be manned at all (or the switchboard for that matter). I use a 7900 and an iMAC. Can you say if this new software enables printing on roll paper to longer lengths than the Epson driver? Epson inform me that the only way to print longer than their driver permits is by using a RIP. ($$$$$). This would be a vote swinger for me if it did allow that.
And best wishes to you and everyone here for 2014.

I have not tested this software with an iMac and a 7900 so I cannot give you a definitive answer. I know for sure it is tested to 5 feet on an Epson 4900. I believe PrinTao 8 is designed to allow long length printing on any of the supported printers because it bypasses the Epson driver altogether. You can very easily find out at no cost by going to the PrinTao website and downloading the free demo. Install it and see whether it prints your required length.
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« Reply #23 on: December 30, 2013, 07:26:13 PM »
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It would be super great if this product could print longer than the Epson driver which I know is a limitation for some. It's longer under Windows but I'm not sure if that's due to the OS or just differences in how Epson coded their drivers. I know ImagePrint can print a longer image than the Epson driver. I know folks using it just for that task.
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« Reply #24 on: December 31, 2013, 08:36:44 AM »
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Any printer that knows a banner mode in the driver can print longer than the driver says if you use Qimage. See the solution in Qimage's Learn by Example 6a.


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« Reply #25 on: December 31, 2013, 08:39:16 AM »
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Any printer that knows a banner mode in the driver can print longer than the driver says if you use Qimage. See the solution in Qimage's Learn by Example 6a.


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PrinTao is for the time being Mac only (though that will change); QImage is Windows only?
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« Reply #26 on: December 31, 2013, 08:55:41 AM »
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PrinTao is for the time being Mac only (though that will change); QImage is Windows only?

Correct and it is unlikely that Qimage Ultimate will get an OS-X version. But there are ways to use Qimage on a Mac:
http://ddisoftware.com/tech/qimage/tips-for-qimage-users-switching-to-mac/

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« Reply #27 on: December 31, 2013, 09:05:57 AM »
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Correct and it is unlikely that Qimage Ultimate will get an OS-X version. But there are ways to use Qimage on a Mac:
http://ddisoftware.com/tech/qimage/tips-for-qimage-users-switching-to-mac/

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Yes I know about that - means going back to Windows. Not the end of life as we know it, but at least for me, not a preferred option just for the sake of a printing app.
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« Reply #28 on: January 14, 2014, 02:26:06 PM »
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We are in the process of supporting the 11880 and should have it shortly.

Darren at LaserSoft Imaging.
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« Reply #29 on: January 14, 2014, 02:27:29 PM »
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Regarding length limitations. PrinTao 8 doesn't have any and has been tested up to ten feet.

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« Reply #30 on: January 14, 2014, 02:33:47 PM »
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It gets interesting above 20 feet, not to mention roll lengths.

BTW, Print Tool has been updated recently:
http://www.quadtonerip.com/html/QTRprinttool.html

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« Reply #31 on: January 14, 2014, 05:30:07 PM »
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We are in the process of supporting the 11880 and should have it shortly.

Darren at LaserSoft Imaging.

Darren,

The 3800 needs some love too. Any hope?

Mark
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« Reply #32 on: January 15, 2014, 08:02:41 AM »
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Hi Mark.

Hope yes. Time frame? I wish I knew and had a better answer for you. We realize there are many older models still in operation but development for those requires a different approach. Like I said, I wish I had a better answer for you Mark.

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« Reply #33 on: January 15, 2014, 04:08:53 PM »
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Am I too optimistic in thinking a 24" license will also cover smaller printers (e.g. 7890 license working on both a 7890 and 4880)
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« Reply #34 on: January 16, 2014, 08:51:53 AM »
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At this time, the 17 inch license supports the 3880, 4890 and the 4900, the 24 inch supports the 7890 and 7900 and the 44 inch supports the 9890 and 9900. The "Home Edition" supports the R2880 and R3000. New printers including some of the Canon series will be offered soon.

On a separate note, please forgive me if I don't respond to questions regarding PrinTao on a regular basis as things are very busy as you can all imagine. Kevin and Mark will have some great information that should be helpful in answering many of those questions since we are all working together on this. Thank you for your patience and continued support.

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« Reply #35 on: March 02, 2014, 03:53:56 AM »
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Over he last week i have been trying to get Printao to work on an Epson 7900.
On OSX 10.7.5, on 10.8.5 and last on 10.9.2
After the first run on roll paper with 2 images printed next each other, all kinds of warnings and errors (D17E) arise on the printer itself.
First run excellent. After the cut it is impossible to get a second printing.
Restarting the printer is the only way to go.
Now used 3 different Macs all with OSX 10.9.2 running. One system is brand new with only Photoshop and Printao installed.
Laser soft in Germany has no clue.
I'm going back to Lightroom for printing.
Anybody having the same problem with Printao?

Best, Gerlo
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