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Old 11-13-2002, 05:14 PM
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Gosh, just what sized graphics files are all of you used to printing? I've never tried to print anything over a 70 meg file.

I do generally print PSD files but sometimes convert to TIFF.
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Old 11-14-2002, 12:18 AM
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Gosh, just what sized graphics files are all of you used to printing?


I agree with Gary, even at A3 I get away with less than 70MB (it doesn't help to print at more than 300dpi ). I think it was Norman Koren who said that anything larger than postcard size you can print at 150dpi coz you look at it from arms length so the dot size doesn't matter.
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Old 11-14-2002, 11:45 AM
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It must be a printer problem I've just started to have problems printing the TIFF files now although the smaller JPEG are still printing ok. I must admit I haven't tried printing out much smaller PSD files. Will give this a go but I think Debbie may be right it's a reinstall for the printer drivers. Do I need to uninstall drivers already there or could I just reinstall over the top?
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Old 11-14-2002, 11:47 AM
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The size of the file should not be an issue normally. I know PS 6 has no problems with files that size. This underlying problem seems to be a Windows or driver problem. I accidentally printed a 468 meg psd file a couple of weeks ago and had no problems. But I am running XP. If you were printing to a laserjet then size would matter because lasers are page printers, inkjets are not.

I'm leaning toward ME being the problem. If this is the case then simply flatten and convert to tiff before printing. ME has so many problems, I wouldn't be surprised to find that you have discovered another one.
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Old 11-14-2002, 12:33 PM
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I have tried flattening, changing to TIFF reducing the PSD file size to less than 50mb and the HP will still not print them out. I can send these files to my Epson ColourII's printer which has been in service a long time without a problem but unfortunately I just do not get the quality of print which is why I have just spent some £130 on this useless HP printer. Any more suggestions and believe me I will try them. We shall not be beaten!!
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Old 11-14-2002, 06:31 PM
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Hi Ben,

Being able to print the same files to the Epson changes things. Also the conversion to tiff and flattening without success is not a good sign. Looks like Jeanie's thoughts on the driver look more and more likely. Or a combination ME/driver problem. I can't imagine this being a hardware issue but I guess anything is possible in the digital world these days.

If you are running the latest driver for the HP you might try to downgrade the driver to an earlier version. This isn't an easy thing to do but if you are Windows savy you should give it a try.
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Old 11-15-2002, 06:51 AM
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Hi All
Have tried uninstalling and reinstalling drivers. It printed more but still came up with the same error message, it was 71mb so I changed it to JPEG 13mb still won't print sent same file to Epson printer no problem. Have contacted HP an dhope they have some ideas. Thanks for all your help.
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