Epson Stylus Pro 9900 Issue with Long Prints

Discussion in 'Large Format Inkjet Printers' started by emmyt, Jun 20, 2016.

  1. emmyt

    emmyt New Member

    Jun 2016
    I've twice tried sending a 102" (long) print through a 44" (wide) Epson 9900. The preview looks right and the print starts without any error, but both times the printer has stopped printing about 90% of the way through. The end of the print is clean, not faded, so it seems like a computer error, and, the printer doesn't cut the paper until the point where it was supposed to (at 102"). My hunch is that it's a memory overload or something? The print file is probably about 2.5GB (flattened, 43 x 100", 300 dpi, 16-bit color, .psb file). Any thoughts? Has anyone else had this error? What is the longest/largest print you have been able to make on your Stylus Pro? Technically, it should be able to print up to 600 inches, I read. Has anyone else had issues printing from large files? The printer is directly plugged into the computer via USB. I'm running a 2008 Mac Pro tower with new hard drives.
  2. IT Supplies

    IT Supplies Senior Member

    Sep 2012
    Rolling Meadows, IL
    Standard Mac driver has a limit of about 90.5". A RIP would bypass the limit. This is basically a driver limit. The new Epson P series doesn't have the same driver issue if you are using a 64 bit OS.