How to Print on Roll Paper

by Bennett Gavrish

Many high-quality inkjet printers include an option to print on roll paper. Roll paper printing is useful if you are planning on printing a very long document or a large poster. Since the size of every roll paper print is different, you will have to manually set the paper size each time prior to printing. You can print on roll paper with either a PC or a Mac computer.

PC Instructions

1

Load the roll paper into the inkjet printer with the paper flush to the right edge of the printer.

2

Open the document or image that you want to print on roll paper.

3

Go to the "File" menu at the top of the window and choose "Print."

4

Click on the "Properties" button in the upper-right corner of the print window.

5

Change the paper source to "Roll Paper" and then set the paper size. Click "OK" when you are done to return to the main print window.

6

Select the number of copies to print and then click on the "OK" button.

Mac Instructions

1

Load the roll paper into the inkjet printer with the paper flush to the right edge of the printer.

2

Open the document or image that you want to print on roll paper.

3

Go to the "File" menu at the top of the window and choose "Page Setup." Select the appropriate roll paper size and then click "OK" to save the settings.

4

Open the "File" menu again and select the "Print" option.

5

Go to the "Printer Settings" menu and choose "Roll Paper" as the paper source. Hit "Print" when you are ready to send the file to the printer.

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About the Author

Bennett Gavrish is an I.T. professional who has been writing about computers, electronics and the Web since 2004. His work has appeared in the "Nashua Telegraph" and the "Daily Free Press" and on numerous websites. Gavrish received a bachelor's degree in journalism from Boston University.

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