I have just upgraded from an Epson R300 to an R1800 both for the larger print size and the better quality ink.
I notice that nearly all inkjet paper manufacturers offer 11X17 but not 11X14 paper. Presumably, the vast majority of people using inkjet printers are working from digital prints with an aspect ratio of 4/3, why then do paper makers offer only 11X17 stock which more closely approximates the 3/2 ratio of 35MM cams? I assume that I would have to do some serious cropping to my images to print them at 11X17 (or just print them 11X14 and cut off, and waste, the extra 3 inches). I am relatively new to photography, so maybe I'm missing something.
Also, I print my "8x10's" at 7.7"x10.2" so I have a lot of room at the edges of 8.5" X 11" paper. Since 16X20 mat has a 10.5" X 13.5" window, I'd have to print about 10.7" X 13.7" so I'd have a little "extra" image at the edges of the window. Will the R1800 print that close to the edges? Or would I have to print borderless?
Thanks for your advice.