I am trying to print a sequence of increment numbers on a continuous paper roll (length: ~50 meters) without margins or page breaks on EPSON LX-300+II printer.


|Roll of paper |
| 1            |
| 2            |
| 3            |
| 4            |
| 5            |
| 6            |
| 7            |
| 8            |
| ... so on.   |

Despite all the things I have tried, the page breaks still appear on paper as spaces between the numbers:

|Roll of paper |
| 22           |
| 23           |
| 24           |
| 25           |
|              |  <-- Page break space
| 26           |
| 27           |
| 28           |
| ... so on.   |

Even though I tried setting top and bottom margins to 0 in printing preferences and selected 'tractor' as a paper source in printer properties. I have tried building this document in Notepad, Notepad++, MS Word and PDF, but I still get this space at page breaks. I have tried setting Page layout to WEB in MS Word and printing, but receive same effect.

So here is the question, is there a way to print continuously on a paper roll without these spaces left by page breaks? Maybe it's the printer driver that behaves this way?

Printer control panel:

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  • Is the Page Break actually in the document itself or does it only appear when printed?
    – An Dorfer
    Jul 11 '14 at 12:43
  • Only when printed. The document is just a huge sequence of numbers, one after another, separated with newlines Jul 11 '14 at 12:44
  • Although, when printing, default windows printer preferences dialog might supply that page break to printer but don't actually display it in the document, when editing Jul 11 '14 at 12:45
  • That's exactly what I'm trying to figure out - is this page break supplied by windows to the printer driver, or does the printer driver behave this way Jul 11 '14 at 12:46
  • 2
    Is the printer set up for a continuous roll and not a perforated roll? Printer Manual
    – An Dorfer
    Jul 11 '14 at 12:47

It is the Windows driver that inserts the page break. If the document is just a text file, try sending it from a DOS prompt instead of printing it via the Windows driver, i.e..

copy path/filename LPT1:

Another possibility is to use the Generic/Text Only driver and set it to "Cont. Feed - No Break" under Device Settings, as shown here.

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