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HP 1050c adds small amount to each plot

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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  • jdebauge Oct 07, 2008

    We have the same problem where I work... IT has been working on it for a while but the only work around we have managed to find is scaling the print by 97.221% with the page size set to a custom size of 1353mm by 903mm and then we still double check with a tape measure because it only works from 2 of the 7 computers we have... IF anyone figures out what is going on with this plotter please help us...

  • eclipse-me Oct 08, 2008

    typically our margins are set to 0.2" to 0.25" depending on paper size. i have tried setting to 0.0", that didn't work well. we are using hpgdi9.hdi driver. we have adjusted the paper size to a half inch smaller in increments of 0.01 (example-18x12, set to 18"x11.5" and it still plotted 12.5"), adjusted the plottable area. most of the settings are default except for some custom paper sizes. are there some settings your are specifically thinking about that i should check? list them and can say what they are set to.

    thank you

  • steve shroder May 11, 2010

    media type settings specifically must match on the control panel of the plotter, as well as in the driver. also make sure that your print quality settings are set to best in the control panel as well as the driver. Have you ran an accuracy calibration with the particular media type you are having the issue with? if not, then do so.

  • steve shroder May 11, 2010

    have you checked the margins setting in the drivers and the machine control panel? autocad setting can overrule the driver on occasions and do crazy things. also make sure the media profiles are set correctly in autocad, plotter control panel, and driver because these settings directly effect the timing of the plotter. please post again, I'm sure I can figure it out.



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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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