Question about HP DesignJet 1050c InkJet Printer

1 Answer

Designjet 1050C What paper size do I select f I am using a 36" roll ? I cannot print a 8.5 x 11 on the plotter

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 26 Answers
Re: Designjet 1050C

The plotter measures the media automatically. There is no size setting,only type of media.If you want to print on 8.5x 11 only a few times,load a sheet to print on by simply lifting the cover an aligning the sheet on the blue lines ,on the right side.If you plot a lot,I suggest get a 11" x 150' roll.
hope this helps

Posted on Mar 26, 2008

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Plotter wont recognize edge of clear films when loaded from a roll or sheet. recognized plain paper fine

I would check the sensor on the carriage that detects paper. It might be dirty enough that printer cannot detect the subtle edge of the clear film. It is the blue light that turns on on the bottom of the carriage when you load paper.

Apr 18, 2015 | HP DesignJet 1050c plus InkJet Printer

1 Answer

Image prints at the edge of the canvas

you should check the paper size loaded at the driver open devices and printers- choose HP DJ5500 driver - right click and open Printer properties-click the paper/sizes tab at the top-check that the paper size is set to ROLL- then set roll size ( 24"=A1--36"=A0---42"=A0/2A0)
now when you try to print make sure that the printing application ( EG paintshopPro) has the correct Page size (under document Properties)
and that your not strectching to fit or using the overprint commands within your printing application. the plotter should never be allowed to overprint as this model has no ay of clearing the excess ink that would be left on the platten

Dec 24, 2013 | HP Designjet 5500 (42 in.) InkJet Printer

1 Answer

Loading roll paper printhead path type 1

Switch on & observe the carriage behavior for hitting right ot left frames. Clean encoder with dry cloth to avoid ink marks on it & also check for damages.. if found replace it, check..
Enter in to service mode, scroll to carriage test, enter. Check for the result, if its failed, replace it..
Entering in service mode: Power off the printer by using through front panel power switch. Hold the color key switch on the printer using power switch mounted on front panel.Wait till "initializing" appears release the button, you can observe "service test" on panel scroll to carriage test> enter.
I hope you can solve the issue..

Dec 28, 2012 | HP DesignJet 1050c plus InkJet Printer

1 Answer

Does the HP DesignJet 1050c plotter have a counter?

This data is printed out on the Service Configuration Print

  1. Load the plotter with media.
  2. When the device is 'Ready' scroll the menu to the Printer setup options and press Enter.
  3. Once in the 'Printer Setup options' menu, use the arrow keys to scroll to 'Utilities', and press Enter.
  4. In the Utilities menu, use the Arrow key to scroll to 'Test Prints' and press Enter.
  5. Use the arrow key to scroll to 'Service Config' and press Enter to print the Service Configuration Print.
You should find the data you are after under the heading of Maintenance on the printout

Good Luck!

Dec 07, 2009 | HP DesignJet 1050c InkJet Printer

1 Answer


If there is no obvious obstruction in the print head path, the most likely problem is a worn carriage belt. Open the front lid and check for rubber crumbs under the carriage belt. If there are crumbs, the belt is disintegrating and needs to be replaced.

The service manual can be downloaded from: and the parts are available at:

Oct 10, 2009 | HP DesignJet 1050c InkJet Printer

1 Answer

Magenta print head reseat.

i'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news but it sounds like your carriage assembly is bad. the slot that holds the magenta cartridge is defective.have the carriage assembly and trailing cables replaced. this should resolve your problem. these parts are becoming harder to find because of the age of the printer. carriage assembly part number is C6074-69388. trailing cable is C6074-60418 making the assumption this is a 36" plotter. also you can try cleaning the contacts on the carriage assembly. good luck!

Sep 16, 2009 | HP DesignJet 1050c InkJet Printer

1 Answer

HP DesignJet 1050c InkJet plotting issue


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!


Feb 10, 2009 | HP DesignJet 1050c InkJet Printer

1 Answer

Incomplete Plot of PDF file

This is a common problem on the 500 range, not so common on the 1050. A quick way around the problem (using the parallel port only) is to load the HP Designjet 750c drivers. Send the drawing to the 750 using memory in computer option and it WILL print.

Jan 12, 2009 | HP DesignJet 1050c plus InkJet Printer

1 Answer

Incomplete plot from .pdf file - Hp DesignJet 1050C Plus

Was the plot originally done on a size D or E plotter.. A .pdf is generally not a good way to send a plot that has to be done to scale.. Can they re-send the plot in a hpgl format, or a format that you can use in another program, liks ACAD, and then print it through that program? This would provide you with some control, that a pdf document will not allow.

This is just a stab in the dark for me, but I am familiar with plotters in general, just not the many formats to print from..

Nov 19, 2008 | HP DesignJet 1050c plus InkJet Printer

1 Answer

Want to print as close as possible to the edges of my 36'' HP 1055

if i remember correctly you can not do edge to edge on this printer. you may have the reached the outer limits with your current configuration. sorry this is not the answer you are looking for.

Nov 10, 2008 | HP DesignJet 1050c plus InkJet Printer

Not finding what you are looking for?
HP DesignJet 1050c InkJet Printer Logo

Related Topics:

206 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top HP Printers & Copiers Experts


Level 3 Expert

94039 Answers


Level 3 Expert

7983 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Are you a HP Printer and Copier Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides