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Printing from Autocad

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DJ t120
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)



printing from Acad 2006 on Win10 64 via wi-fi.  When printing 11 x 17 portrait  from multi-sheet  tray, printer prints dwg OK, then spits out 2nd sheet with nothing printed except:




in the upper left corner, so 5 copies uses 10 sheets


I have to say that I absolutely hate this printer.  I have wasted more time fiddling with it than all of my other tech combined.  Mechanically it seems OK, but I think the firmware/driver is a victim of Russian meddling.....

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Error : Printing from Autocad


Problem Description: autocad application settings issue


The possible cause could be: settings issue


Corrective Action:


1. First need to check with the driver settings installed in the pc.

2. Go to control panel-> select driver> right click on the driver > printer properties > advanced > printing defaults
select paper size, paper source and paper type. ( it has to be done only once in the driver, not for every print)

3. Recheck same settings in preferences > right click the driver> printing preferences > paper size, source and type.

4. Open the file in auto cadd > ctrl +p > select printer driver > properties > custom properties > select paper size, paper source and paper orientation from layout tab> click ok, come back to auto cad print screen> select window > check the preview and then plot.

5. Step 4 settings has to be followed for every print as application settings will override driver settings.



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The T120 and T520 printers have a much larger margin on the trail edge when using the Multi-sheet tray (20mm I think), so it won't fit drawings on the full page as you would hope. 

You will have no problems with this printer if you used the roll feeder - only 5mm margin all around.

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Just installed latest firmware & driver HP_DesignJet_T_Series_PCL3.  One, or the other, or a combination of both seems to have remedied the problem.


Also, printer no longer leaves large margin on one end when fed from sheet feeder.


Before I like this printer though, I'm going to wait until I print successfuly in all scenarios that caused me grief in the past.


Thanks for responding.



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