Printer Support for Page Sizes of 11 x 17 and greater

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac Feature Suggestions' started by StephenH14, Apr 15, 2019.

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    Hi there,

    When I print in parallels it uses a color Laserjet 2820 AiO PS Class Driver regardless of the actual printer that is selected. The 2820 driver does not have native support for larger that Letter/A4 page sizes. I have a number of printers I routinely use that support larger page sizes. Moreover, the CAD drawings I do typically target larger page sizes. The printers I use include a LaserJet M5035 (11 x 17) and a Designjet z5400 which support paper width of upto 42" with indefinite page lengths.

    I have tried defining a custom size in the 2820 driver, but it still outputs as a Letter size page, hence cropping image... And when I do a final print on the correct paper size all I get an enlarged, cropped version. The only way I have had success with large prints is to export them as PDF's, then open and print them using Preview on the MAC.

    Given that the majority of applications that aren't available on the MAC tend to be Engineering programs --- in particular CAD programs --- this is a significant problem.
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2019

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