In our company we are using a HP DesignJet 1055CM over a CUPS-Server running on Linux for Macs with OSX 10.3.9 and PCs with Win2k and WinXP.
Printing with HPGL under Windows produces strange behavior:
o Printing on layersettings _gray others_ results in very long spooling time (~4 hours!)
So I thougt a PostScript-driver would be the solution. Installing an PS3-Driver directly downloaded from HP's homepage produces the following situation:
o Patterns are nearly solid or let's say that small to recognize them as such, when you look at it from normal distance.
o Layers at _gray others_ are printed in reasonable time (about 10 minutes)
To sum it up: The HPGL driver produces nice and fast printing-output, but the time-situation with grayed layers is well known I think. Postscript scrambles the Patterns so they won't be recognized anymore.
Any help would be or advice would be cool to solve that problems.