Which Epson and Canon printers are you using? Also could you post a screenshot of Photoshop Print Window (please expand the print window to show all of the controls).
You're definitely doing it right. I have 2 things to try:
- Make a custom paper size rather than using one of the presets (Go to the paper size popup menu and scroll to the bottom and select Manage Custom Sizes)
- Try the Epson Plugin (Epson Print Layout - Epson ). It will appear in the File/Automate/ menu.
Please try both and let me know how it goes, these will help me figure out where it's failing.
Again, thank you so much for your time in helping me with this!! Ok, I made the custom paper size... but it still did not print on 11x17 paper, it printed to 8.5x11 paper on the Canon. The Epson printer DID print on 11x17 paper, however the image printing on the paper was cropped to only 8.5x11. And the Epson printer was doing this before I made a custom size too. See screenshots below:
Canon printed on 8.5x11:
Epson printed 11x17 paper but 8.5x11 print area:
And important to note that both these printouts.... they looked like the first image, that shows the print area in Photoshop, so I never moved the print area around or anything to cause it to print/crop differently.
I did download the plug-in however I received this error message when I tried to use it. We use CMYK for all of our work and we aren't allowed to use RGB, so I cannot make that change, even though I realize thats a requirement for this plugin to work. Screenshot below:
Through all this testing however, I have to think my Photoshop may be corrupt. Reason being, I made a brand new file using 11x17 dimensions, 300ppi, etc (screenshot attached below). Then I did a marquee fill shape of a rectangle. Then I went to print... same settings as seen in the previous message, and still it printed on 8.5x11 paper. Now if I go onto our company server and pull up an old file that someone else made from their computer, it prints no problem on the 11x17 paper. I cannot wrap my head around what I am doing wrong in setting up files, because it only seems to happen with the ones I am setting up. I also do not have this problem in any other program but Photoshop. Just super weird.
New Photoshop file setup:
Can you try setting your Preferences to Use Legacy New Document Interface and seeing if that changes anything?
OK good news! Somehow part of the old driver software was still on my computer, hidden in the Library, which is why the Canon printer would only print 8.5x11! Got that fixed.. Canon prints all sizes now
HOWEVER, can NOT figure out why the Epson still prints 8.5x11 area on a 11x17 paper instead of the actual 11x17 print area? I did try the Use Legacy New Document Interface, but it did not help anything.