Configuring the HP1055CM Driver
Right click on the icon for the plotter (for WinXP, go to Start ->
Printers and Faxes) and select Properties
. Make the following
On the tab marked General
, click on the Printing
In the window that pops up, select the
tab choose Roll Feed
Paper Source. Next, click on the Advanced
• Under the section called Graphic
, click the down arrow
next to ICM Method and choose "ICM handled by Host System".
section on Document Options
, there is a section called
. Click on the "+
change "Optimize for Speed" to "Optimize for Portability". Also make sure the
"PostScript Language Level" is set to 3.
• In the section Printer
, set "Scale to:" to "No Change".
• If you wish, under
, you can select a default paper size appropriate
for the plotter: ARCH E (36in x 48in) seems reasonable. (Note that when you
print from an application, you may want to adjust the paper size for your
specific plot, and you should also set your document to an appropriate smaller
size in the application.)
• Click on OK buttons until you get back to the
main window for Properties.
On the properties tab marked Advanced
, click on the radio
button for Print Directly to Printer
Also click on the
button, then the Advanced
button. If you see a similar set of postscript options like you just went
through above, repeat the process to set the ICM method, set postscript options
to "Optimize for Portability" and Language Level to 3, change the paper size,
and set "Scale to" to no change.
Click on OK buttons until you get back once
more to the main window for Properties.
Under the property tab for Device settings
, you should
change the Output Protocol
from ASCII to JPEG. (If there is no
JPEG option, select Binary.) It is also helpful to change "Send CTRL-D at end of
job" from YES to NO, but that isn't crucial. Under the section marked
, change the amount of installed memory from
"Default" to the closest value below 96 MB, probably 80 MB. (The plotters
actually have 96 MB, but since not all of that is available for user jobs, it's
better to claim the smaller value. This is still larger than the "default" size,
which is about 48 MB.)