For those of you who have had orientation difficulties in printing to 12×18 (Minolta), I have found the solution!!!! The problem we have seen at a few workstations is the 12×18 (1/2 scale) prints are rotated and cropped to the incorrect orientation. The solution is under the Paper Handling section of the Print options. Verify that the “Scale to fit paper size” box is checked, then select the “Destination Paper Size:”; in this case it would be 12×18.
Once this is selected run through your settings to verify everything else is laid out correctly. To preview that the printer is being sent AND received as a 12×18 sheet verify the Output Method shows a landscape preview and lists the output as 12×18 > 12×18 (see the outlined section in the below image).Once you have tested the new print settings save a new preset. This will not print correctly for other sheet sizes since the Scale to fit paper size box bypasses the automatic sheet/tray output settings of the Minolta printer.