How Can I Print a Documnet Like a Banner on an HP 1050C Plotter?

I have a need to print process maps that are larger than an E Size Drawing (34"x44") AND Without the Page Breaks that come between the pages

I have tried a variety of techniques to achieve this bannerlike seamless map printing, but keep getting the page breaks and the margin white space.

Can anyone help me with this?


RexQuality LeaderAsked:
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Most Windows (and Mac) software works on "pages". A page has a predefined size, and a printer may support multiple page sizes. In your case, the printer supports page sizes from Letter (A) to E. The driver tells the software what pages sizes are available, and those are the sizes you can use. In addition, most printers work on cut sheet paper, again with those predefined sizes. While you can create custom page sizes, different from the standard ones, most applications still have a limit - typically E (A0) size. Drivers like PostScript only support fixed pages and do not support continuous printing.

Some printers, like yours, can print on continuous paper. That in itself is not enough: the printer must also be capable of continuous printing, without gaps between "pages". According to this HP website, the DesignJet 1000 series only supports sheet printing, but with a maximum length of 300 ft. Continuous printing does not seem to be supported.

So what you need is software that supports your banner size. Examples are Acrobat Pro, InDesign and CorelDraw. Free trials are available. There are also some free banner printing packages, but I do not know how good any of them are.

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RexQuality LeaderAuthor Commented:
Downloaded trial of Acrobat Pro... I can blow it up and select Poster to get a good preview, but it still shows the dotted lines where the page size ends... i don't see anywhere to stop the cutting.
RexQuality LeaderAuthor Commented:
"...According to this HP website, the DesignJet 1000 series only supports sheet printing, but with a maximum length of 300 ft."

Did you mean it can print to a 30 ft. Sheet? (without cutting sheets)
Yes, the printer is capable of printing a 300' page - if the application can do it.
RexQuality LeaderAuthor Commented:
Thank you
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