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Welcome to the plotting forum
« on: February 23, 2008, 03:04:35 pm »
In an effort to try to make it easy to find information specific to plotting we've created this board.

Feel free to post your great plotting tips and tricks as well as related questions. :)
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Re: Welcome to the plotting forum
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2008, 05:48:17 pm »
Good idea!
There ARE enough questions about plotting to warrant a forum of its own.


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Re: Welcome to the plotting forum
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2008, 08:41:51 pm »
Good idea!
There ARE enough questions about plotting to warrant a forum of its own.


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r13 was no problem plotting . . . 2000's changes though, kept us using r13 until a new plotter forced the change in 2005
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Re: Welcome to the plotting forum
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2008, 09:42:34 am »
Wow, what timing.

I've been reading through the menus and manuals on this HP500 that's sitting in my office trying to figure out why "blue" prints "purple"... I'd shelved the problem, but it's weird.

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Re: Welcome to the plotting forum
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2008, 11:48:58 am »
I've been reading through the menus and manuals on this HP500 that's sitting in my office trying to figure out why "blue" prints "purple"

I've had the same problem ever since we've had the Designjet 500 - I've always attributed it to the RGB on screen vs. CMYK on paper, but it's pretty bad.  Good thing I'm not a graphic artist or I'd be really peeved.  From what I can gather, it looks like a firmware update is the way to go, but I'm a little hesitant because I don't want to brick the machine.  JFYI, my firmware version A.02.14.

I have to say that HP's support is pretty terrible.  Let me know if you break any ground on that issue.   :wink:
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Re: Welcome to the plotting forum
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2008, 11:51:57 am »
I've been reading through the menus and manuals on this HP500 that's sitting in my office trying to figure out why "blue" prints "purple"

I've had the same problem ever since we've had the Designjet 500 - I've always attributed it to the RGB on screen vs. CMYK on paper, but it's pretty bad.  Good thing I'm not a graphic artist or I'd be really peeved.  From what I can gather, it looks like a firmware update is the way to go, but I'm a little hesitant because I don't want to brick the machine.  JFYI, my firmware version A.02.14.

I have to say that HP's support is pretty terrible.  Let me know if you figure break any ground on that issue.   :wink:

I sure will, but I find it has to be a problem with HP.  The electrical firm in the building has another deskjet 11x17 printer that does the same thing.. an HP.  It bugs us, mainly, because it's our company logo that's supposed to be blue!  Instead it's ... purple.  May as well dust some glitter on it and draw a unicorn by it :-D

I'd benched the problem for now but will have to address it sometime.

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Re: Welcome to the plotting forum
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2008, 01:16:11 pm »
What do you think that thing standing on top of the rainbow is, Josh?

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Re: Welcome to the plotting forum
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2008, 01:22:58 pm »
I guess all I can do to help is throw this out here. It only handles ModelSpace plots but easily modifiable. It's also quite crude and rudimentary, but thats me to a tee. Also, there are some tie-ins to a database that can be addressed as you wish.