Question about HP DesignJet 450c InkJet Printer
I can't instal my old (but good) plotter HP DesignJet 450c on my new laptop with windows vista. Can YOU can help?
THIS SOLUTION IM ABOUT TO TELL YOU IS IN MY EXPERIENCE THE EASIEST ONE JUST DOWNLOAD THE WINDOWS XP DRIVER FOR THE HP DESIGNJET 450C PRINTER AND INSTALL IT INTO THE WINDOWS PRINTER PLATTFORM, YOU MAY SEE SOME ANOUNCEMENTS FROM YOUR COMPUTER TELLING YOU THAT THE PROGRAM YOUR TRYING TO INSTALL MAY NOT BE COMPATIBLE "DONT LISTEN TO THEM" JUST CONTINUE YOUR INSTALLATION AND PRESTO YOUR DESIGNJET PRINTER WILL WORK PERFECTLY
Posted on Nov 26, 2008
I had the same problem. New HP desktop computer with VISTA, and my not-so-old, reliable HP 450C. After much frustration, I found a solution. I purchased a PCI parallel port from LavaLink (www.lavalink.com) for about $75 including courier shipping. I installed my not-so-old Windows XP driver (pl532en.exe), installed the Lava parallel port, connected the 450C, starter my computer - and presto, VISTA recognized the new parallel port and installed it - then recognized the 450C as new hardware and installed it. I am now happily plottting from VISTA.
Posted on Jul 22, 2008
I want to driver designjet 450c for win7
Posted on Nov 13, 2010
I have a 450c printer with a jetdirect print server connected to a netgear
wireless router . I access this printer from a xp home laptop and a vista ultimate laptop.
I installed the pl532en.exe driver from the HP site on both laptops and it works like a champ.
Posted on Oct 04, 2008
as you experienced very well, Windows creates a lot of problems in plotting CAD/Cutting/Engraving works.
The problem is that Windows, Plotters and Applications usually don't give good drivers, up-to-date or they don't give at all for old plotters.
We can offer a solution: Winline drivers
On a flatbad plotter it supports a work area of up to:
Supports long page sizes on DesignJet and Vinyl Cutters (up to 200m or 660 feet).
WinLINE has been engineered by vector driver experts to drive your plotter, cutter or engraver efficiently from popular Windows applications and to create efficient HPGL files suitable for document management systems and downstream usage. And they are those recommended from [B]HP[/B], [B]Autodesk[/B] and work great with [B]Corel Draw[/B], Power Point, Micrografx Designer, EXCELL, Lotus, [B]Word [/B]
and all vectorial-oriented Windows applications, under W95, W98, WME, NT 4.0, W2000, WinXP, Win VISTA You'll find all informations at [url]www.paolocasella.it[/url]
-->winline plotter drivers
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Posted on Feb 22, 2008
1. leave your old comuter, low power.. in the Network with win xp.
2. connect and print ower lan!
Posted on Jun 06, 2008
Here is an inelegant solution for plotting with the HP DesignJet 450c on Vista which works:
Download Microsoft Virtual PC, set up a virtual pc on your vista system and load Windows XP or earlier on it. Network your virtual non-Vista pc with your Vista pc and load your software onto the virtual pc. This will not work if your pc does not have a parallel port because Microsoft Virtual PC does not support USB. Other software applications for creating virtual computers do support USB, so investigate which program will work for your system configuration.
When this is all done you will still not be able to plot to the 450c from vista, but you will be able to plot from the same desktop system.
Posted on Jun 13, 2008
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