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RChalmers
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Full scale plots not full scale

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We have an old DesignJet 500 which we use to print full scale patterns.  Problem is the plots come out short.  It can be off by 1/8th inch over 72" sometimes.  The plotter is about ten years old and has been used daily.  I'm wondering if the wear on the rollers could be causing this.  Anybody seen this before and/or know why it could be happening?

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jasonmiamifl
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Those shorter were caused by        margins &  should be 0.25 inch around....

 

Even your image has white border & still counted as image.... check your image, if it has white areas, cut it out,

then calculate the margins as part of image...

 

I do this everyday...

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I'm plotting 1:1 so anything out side the margin should get cut off.  

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jasonmiamifl
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if you loaded 42 inch roll....  ok in landscape mode, 1:1   full scale & lots of blanks...

 

if you loaded 36 inches roll.... yes...  you shorted little.....

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Driver and Firmware: https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-designjet-500-printer-series/25301

 

Please setup new driver and sometime it happen on Virus effected on the PC/Laptop, that data will not send to the printer.

 

Then follow the below instruction:

 

Please select on your requirement size and set it.

 

1.jpg2.jpg3.jpg4.jpg

 

 

I hope that answers will support to concern adequately. Let me know! Good luck 


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RChalmers
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Except for the Maximum Detail button that's exactly how I'm plotting.

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rasheddul
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Which application are you using like AutoCAD, PDF, photoshoot.... Which application name.... I will share details price..
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jasonmiamifl
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I looked at your paper setting & you did wrong already.

 

Assume your image wa 40x72 inches & your roll was 42 inches wide. you always use the roll size, which 42.. even your images were much smaller.. enter 42 roll size.

 

 

Try again with

 

42  wide

73  high    in portait mode.  leave some space for margin.

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