First time posting here but have taken the time to read through many interesting threads, yet to find an answer that relates to a current challenge though, so I thought I'd post up a thread in the hope of some suggestions and/or guidance.
To help understand my issue a little easier, here's a list of related tools I'm using:
iMac OS X Lion, Lightroom 3 (LR3), Canon Pixma Pro9500 MKII inkjet printer, Canon ink, and Canon Fine Art Paper Museum Etching FA-ME1
Having selected the correct profile for Canon Fine Art Paper Museum Etching FA-ME1 in LR3's Print module, then selecting “Fine Art Museum Etching” in the Quality & Media drop-down menu, when I hit on Print the following message comes up:
“Error Number: 88 The media type and paper are not set correctly. Stop printing, change the settings, and print again. If you selected Fine Art “ Museum Etching as the media type, you need to set the paper size to an art paper size (Margin 35).”
Trouble is (from my perspective), by going with the art paper size with that Margin 35, there's far too much empty canvas, as it were; I want my printable area on an A3 sheet to cover much more, leaving approximatively half an inch (just shy of 1½ cm) as an unprinted on border.
In the higher echelons of the art world this may be deemed as a ridiculous notion for Fine Art paper, but this is my preference (right now) and I don't understand why I'm being forced to keep within someone else's printing parameters and not allowed to print on a larger area of my A3 page. Surely such a thing is possible, and seeing as the printer, ink and paper is at my expense why should Adobe or Canon care how much area I choose to splash ink on?!?!
I have tried with Borderless Printing, but that won't work with Fine Art Museum Etching paper; it automatically switches to the profile of the other paper I use, which is Canon Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss SG-201.
I posted this issue up on another board and someone responded saying they too had encountered the same issue some years back and wrote to Canon Support in the US. This was the reply he received:
“Thank you for your inquiry. We value you as a Canon customer and apologize for the printing errors you have had with your PIXMA Pro9500.
Please try the following adjustment to see if we can resolve your issue:
1. Open the Hard Drive (Mac HD).
2. Open the Library Folder.
3. Open the Printers folder.
4. Open the Canon Folder, then the BJ Printer folder. Once there, open the Utilities folder.
5. Open the Canon IJ Printer utility.
Once open, go to the Custom Settings section and disable the 'Detect Paper Width' option.”
Although I found my way through the directions above 1-4 alright, I came unstuck on #5: Open the Canon IJ Printer utility.
There are actually two Canon IJ Printer Utility applications in this folder, and neither of them have any tabs or headers titled “Custom Settings”, and I can’t see anything to suggest where I might find the “Detect Paper Width” so I can disable it.
Not sure how these will show up, but these are the links to screen-grabs so you can hopefully see for yourself what I mean.
In both cases, if I double click on Canon IJ Printer, this window pops up:
Apologies for the long post, but thought it best to provide as much detail as possible.
Thanks in advance to anyone willing and able to share some time helping me figure this one out!