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Windows Vista print driver for the HP Designjet 1055

We are upgrading (by direction) all of our network workstations to Windows Vista. However, in contacting HP about a Vista driver for our 1055 network large-format printer, we were told that HP considers it "obsolete," and that they will not develop Vista drivers for it.

I'm hearing rumblings on the internet, though, that someone has been able to get the 1055 to print with Vista.

Can someone tell me if there is (are) print drivers for the 1055, and, if so, where I can go to download the files?

Thanks.

dennis.trimble@march.af.mil

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  • dlt1011 Sep 18, 2008

    It's an HP Designjet 1055CM (large-format) printer/plotter. When I try to set it up as a network printer from a Vista workstation, I get "the printer driver is not compatible."

  • dlt1011 Sep 18, 2008

    No, it's from the US. Now you're beginning to understand my frustration in getting anything from HP.



    I think it's really irresponsible of them to market a high-ticket item (we paid over $8k for it about 6 years ago) and then decide not to support it with Vista.

  • dlt1011 Sep 18, 2008

    If I'm not mistaken, we bought it from CDWG (the government portion of the CDW.com website).

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    We've been think about selling them here in South Seattle.  Do you remember the company you purchased it from?

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    This is all the printers on the us site that are designjet:


    http://h20180.www2.hp.com/apps/Lookup?h_...




    Is this printer from a country outside the US?

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    Can you verify that model number for me?


    Even though HP declares devices obsolete I still should be able to pull up info on their website about it.

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Here you go.  It's on a different HP server.  It came on Google:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DriverDownload.jsp?prodNameId=33712&locale=en_US&taskId=135&prodTypeId=18972&prodSeriesId=24023

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