HP 1050c adds 1/2 inch to 5/8 inch to each plot in autocad (1/4 inch to top and bottom). doesn't amtter the size of plot. we have tried changing drivers. tried reducing paper size. it always adds a little to each plot. two service guys spent an hour on it and could not find the problem. it seemed to happen after a firmware update, but not sure.
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Re: HP 1050c adds small amount to each plot
I have seen this problem before. if this is the same problem? have you used this printer and autocad before ? i mean without error? if this is the same problem, we never could get autocad to work properly and had to replace the DJ1055CM printer with a T1100. hope this helps you.
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Streaks can come from several sources. Since you said they appear near the end of a plot, the print heads may be running out of ink before the end of the job. This would happen if you had air in the ink tube system and consequently in the heads. When the printer is idle for a while, ink will migrate to the bottom of the print head so when you print again it is ok for the first part of the plot and then gets to the air bubble.
Open the back door of the plotter and look for air bubbles in the ink supply lines. If air is present, it needs to come out. There is a purging tool at Designjet Ink Tube Priming Tool . The print heads may need to be replaced, but not before the tube system is clean.
You doesn't say what application and OS versions you have, or if the printer is shared from a server or connected locally to a workstation. This is signifcant to solve the problem. Please clarify.
To make this work properly, all machines should have the HPGL driver and all drivers should have both the "Autorotate" "Inked Area" boxes ticked - both under General > Printing Preferences > Advanced AND under Advanced > Printing Defaults > Advanced.
Then you should create a paper size that is as wide as the media is wide, and longer than the longest/widest paper size you're ever going to print (6-10 feet long is OK!) - BOTH under Printing Preferences AND under Printing Defaults. This will ensure that every "odd" paper size (within media width limits) is printed without problems.
If the printer is installed on a server and shared, these settings should be done on the server - and the driver should be reinstalled on the workstations. If not, these chanvges should be done on each workstation that has access to the printer over the network.
When using older versions of AutoCAD you might have to reinstall the printer there as well for the changes to take effect.
Note: This solution has worked successfully over several years while working at HP support. The suggestion about the looong paper size may sound strange but it works!
replace the network card, then reconfigure the IP address in the machine and that should take care of you. if not then you could have a bad emod (electronics module). also check the cat5 cable and the network drop for functionality.