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JohnnyPotts
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Printing PDF files Designjet Z9, poor print options

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I have been using the Designjet Z3200 24" wide for many years. Had to retire it. I print mostly PDF files. With the Z3200, I could edit colors, brightness, create custom page sizes. Sometimes I want to print a 24" X 36" poster as a 22" X 33" poster. When paper is damaged on the edge (scalloped). I would print an 18" X 24" in portrait mode as a 20" X 24" poster to "center" and trim off the edges.

 

All of these options are gone with the Z9. Cannot edit colors, brightness, create custom sizes, print a 24" X 36" as a 22" X 33" poster. The colors are very dark, the font has all been changed to almost bold. The fine crisp lines are on the font are gone. I talked/argued with hp techs for 2 days. They say the options available for the Z3200 are not available for the Z9. 

 

I use Abobe Acrobat to print the PDF files. Is there some other software I can use to print these and get back the options to edit colors (make more yellow and so on), and edit brightness? All this without have to convert 100's of files into images and print with photoshop.

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Which driver are you using? 

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Several long hours over 2 days with 4 different HP support guys. Tried a few different drivers on 2 different computers. It just does not work. The one tech guy sent me a screen shot of what they have when printing a PDF, and I have what they have. He was surprised by the limited options when printing PDF's. I am converting the PDF's to .PNG's as my orders come through and printing with Photoshop. Of course all the colors are a little "off" and I will have to spend a lot of time editing. Still cant get the borderless printing to work on Photoshop. I created all my posters with CorelDraw. I will try to convert them to InDesign if possible. I just started learning the Adobe products this year.
If there are other drivers than the ones on HP, I would like to try them. https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-designjet-z9-postscript-printer-series/21158678

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