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Honor Student
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Member Since: ‎08-12-2014
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ArcMap Not Nesting to T2500PS

I am having trouble getting our T2500PS to nest prints that come from ArcMap. It seems to nest them from Notepad just fine.

 

Firmware info (appears to be latest):
Firmware version: MRY_02_00_05.6
Published: Apr 10, 2014 4:46:44 PM

 

Driver info:
Problem occurs with both the 61.133.1621.100 version of the T2500PS driver and the 61.141.1813.100 version of the Designjet Universal Print Driver. I'm using the GL/2 version of the driver.

 

Printer Settings:

Nesting is set to "Optimized Order", Queue is "On", and Start Printing is set to "After processing". The nesting wait time is set to six minutes.

 

I have the printer set with a custom page size of 16x16. We are printing two copies of the same map by choosing two copies in the driver. The roll size is 36 inches. I expect them to print side by side, but instead they print one on top of the other wasting paper.

 

As a troubleshooting step, I printed a sentence from Notepad using the same settings I use while in ArcMap. The prints nest and print side by side perfectly.  This seems to suggest that the printer and driver are set up properly.

 

Observation: When I send the print from Notepad and it nests, it waits six minutes before printing.  When I send the print job from ArcMap, it doesn't wait 6 minutes. It begins printing within a minute.

 

I'm hoping someone else has had this problem and may provide a fix.

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Professor
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Member Since: ‎04-12-2012
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Re: ArcMap Not Nesting to T2500PS

Hi,

 

Here is the list of rules to be able to nest

 

  • All pages must have the same print quality setting (Economode , Fast , Normal or Best ).

  • The Maximum Detail setting must be the same on all pages.

  • The Layout/Margins setting must be the same for all pages.

  • The Mirror Image setting must be the same for all pages.

  • The Rendering Intent must be the same for all pages.

  • The Cutter setting must be the same for all pages.

  • The color adjustment settings must be the same for all pages. See Color adjustment optionsColor adjustment options .

  • Pages must be all color, or all grayscale: not some in color and some in grayscale.

  • All pages must be in one or other of the following two groups (the two groups cannot be mixed in the same nest):

    • HP-GL/2, RTL, TIFF, JPEG

    • PostScript, PDF

  • JPEG and TIFF pages with resolutions greater than 300 dpi may not nest with other pages in some cases.

 

As a work arround, try saving the file as PDF and print 2 copies from Adobe reader.

 

Best regards

 

Mike G

Best regards

Mike G

I'm an HP Inc employee. But my response is not in behalf of HP Inc
Honor Student
Posts: 2
Member Since: ‎08-12-2014
Message 3 of 4 (335 Views)

Re: ArcMap Not Nesting to T2500PS

Thank you for your reply, Mike.  I eventually found the fix was to UNCHECK the collate option next to the multiple copies.  Once I did that, nesting started working.  You may want to consider adding that to your nesting rules.

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Professor
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Re: ArcMap Not Nesting to T2500PS

You are right.

 

Thanks a lot

 

 

Best regards

Mike G

I'm an HP Inc employee. But my response is not in behalf of HP Inc
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