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I am trying to print a custom paper size of 105.00 inches x 23.39 inches (the GLDT for my office :D). Whenever I try a custom paper size, the job sits in the queue with the message Processing - Not Connected?

If I print to a standard paper size, it prints no problem. I am printing to an Epson Stylus Pro 9900 and have tried IPP, LPD, and Socket 9100 works best, but still no go on custom paper size jobs with any of these. I have tried a variety of custom sizes. Printing is not a problem when selecting existing paper sizes. I am using the only available drivers which seem to be available Epson Stylus Pro 9900 - CUPS+Gutenprint v5.2.8-pre1 and come in 12.04 no problem.

The only manual solution I can come up with is to edit the picture and make separate pages and print them out to scale as much as possible and piece them together...bleh.

Anyone aware of a fix? I did much rather have a working solution than manual labor. Thanks.

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Related: – Braiam Aug 18 '13 at 12:36
hm - it is difference about gimp 2.8 and gimp 3.x (upwards) ... gimp is eatening itself up like a cannibal zombie ... on dual-boot with windows. – dschinn1001 Jun 5 '14 at 4:11
@Braiam thanks, didn't help. Even when making my custom plotter size settings into a "standard/preset" format I could choose from. :( – TryTryAgain Nov 6 '14 at 22:08
long shot, but is that thing postscript compliant? I had an old brother that would do the same thing. Only way I resolved it was switching to a postscript driver. (I'd look myself, but as it would seem, the Epson Americas site is down for maintenance) – Matt Barnes Nov 11 '14 at 6:48
@MattBarnes it looks like you are right. Supports Adobe Postscript 3 (source:… ) Write it up as an answer? – Elder Geek Jan 7 '15 at 1:54

First, lets get to know what your printer will do:

$lpoptions -d <printer-name>

then assuming your printer can handle your desired resolution etc... we can try to print. --What if is says it can only do 300DPI but you KNOW the printer can do more? well, maybe try reinstalling the printer with a better, more updated, non-generic driver. Then re-investigate the options that gives you.

now try giving the command:

$lp  -d <printer-name> -o PageSize=Custom.266x59cm <>

Note: yeah, I know that 105'x23.39' isn't exactly 266x59cm but I'm not certain it will take decimals in there. I've also never tried using "in" for inches. it might exist, though I didn't read it in the manpages.

post results or errors.

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It may be interesting to know the output of $df /var/spool odd things can happen if spool overflows. – j0h Jan 21 '15 at 20:34

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