Are you sure the paper size was set to 13x19 (Super A3/B 329mx483mm)?
I've had the 1280 freeze before but it's never spit the print out...Mine was caused by a slow System (for USB anyways). I took off the Epson Status Monitor and I haven't had a problem since. Not sure why this worked though.
Now, I just can't tell how much ink is left until it runs out.
...update: Now it's happening to me. I just installed Epson Status monitor 3 (to check my ink levels) and it happened about 1/4 of the way through a 5x7 print - twice!!!
I've contacted Epson Tech support and am awaiting a response.
After removing Status monitor, the same thing is still happening. The print preview is showing the whole image but only part is being printed.
Tried going back to Photoshop 6, was trying out photoshop 7, and the image prints out completely.
Anybody else having problems with PS 7 and the 1280?
...I would suggest first uninstalling the 1280 printer in the control panel, then downloading and installing the latest printer driver and ink monitor software from the Epson site. Then re-install the printer.
When you install the 1280 under one of the newer versions of Windows, it will grab a Windows driver rather than the Epson driver unless you have previously loaded and installed the Epson driver files. The Windows driver works poorly, and is not as fully functional as the Epson drivers.
If the problem persists, double-check USB cable security, switching cables if necessary, and print directly from the computer USB port to exclude problems with a USB hub. This is a long shot, but a possible problem.
For any color-cast problems with any Epson printer, the first thing you should do is a nozzle check to make sure all color heads are printing properly. If the nozzle check is OK, then double-check that the proper color management mode is turned on in the Epson print dialog box, and that the matching mode is selected in Photoshop. Mismatches between color management handling in the printer dialogs and Photoshop output color space will cause strange color casts.
...and this may be the result of my rather simple color management practices (Adobe Gamma only for the monitor and canned print color spaces for Epson papers)...but I find that prints are always a bit darker than the screen display. At least part of this has to be due to the fact that the print is based on reflected light while your monitor is emitting light to form the image. Your monitor can achieve brightness and constrast levels not achievable on paper. I've learned to account for this effect based on past experience with my monitor and printer.