I have a strange issue with my Epson R3880 printer: when I make up a composite image in Photoshop CS5 12.0.4 by cutting and pasting from various other images (then flattening the layers), I cannot get it to print although the printer goes through the motions, but nothing appears on the paper; also the print head doesn't attempt to print over that part of the paper where the image should be appearing (I'm actually doing proofing). I've done everything I can think of - I've reinstalled Photoshop and the latest printer drivers, and tried to print it in other applications (Photoshop Elements and Gimp). Any other images (ie non-cut and paste) print satisfactorily. I did speak to someone on the Epson help desk who told me he thought it was a Photoshop problem, but the fact that the image won't print in Gimp suggests this may not be the case. The only thing I can think is that something in CS5 which created the image causes an allergic reaction in the printer! I'm running Vista x64. Does anyone have any thoughts on the subject?
Metadata. Check the files and strip it or save to a format that doesn't support it in teh first place. Perhaps the copy&paste messes up some stuff on that level such as DPI flags or stored printer data...
I stripped the metadata using Xnview, but still no difference. I also copied the composite image to a new blank document and saved it as a JPEG (the original was TIFF) and that didn't help either.