Cutting down 36\" roll paper to 17\" for Epson 4000
I bought some Epson Premium Luster 36" roll paper on ebay for $100 a roll. I used a bigger than normal hack saw to cut it into two 17.5" rolls of paper. The widest paper the Epson 4000 will accept is 17.75"
The cut on one side is a little rough, but I can always simply use my paper cutter after it has printed on the paper.
I used a miter to make sure the cut was square and true , but even then due to the thickness of the roll I was off 1/4" of an inch by the time I got to the bottom, even with this error, I have enough play to make great 16" wide prints and simply trim off the jagged side.
Use some clear packaging tape to tightly wrap around the roll where the cut will be; this will insure the paper cut is clean and smooth.
Takes around 1/2 hour to cut through a roll, so be patient.
If you have a horizontal band saw use it! that would be the prefect tool! Unfortunately all the local hardware stores only rented portabarel saws and they are not big enough for the job.
Custs paper costs in half!