Hi sixtharmy. I, too, am still in the newbie catagory, but I have started building.
My first thoughts when I found the forum were "at last I have an excuse to recycle the 1500 and the 1520", but soon moved on, and have since aquired more background from all the postings here, and some of the hardware to go with it.
On the topic of the software for epsons - my machines have a "micro feed adjust" for lining up the paper before printing, which give a limited movement in both directions. I know nothing about programming, but are there any possibilities there ?
Looking forward to your next instalments,