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printing color lines VW10 on HP

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I'm using Vectorworks 10 on Windows XP and a HP Deskjet 420.

I use color lines to indicate line thickness, but every line except black lines are printed dashed instead of solid. Tried changing print resolutions and modes, but no success.

Any ideas?

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Are the lines set to be dashed in the drawing?

Do you have class or layer options set to gray others?

Does it happen on ALL files?

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Hi,

Think the problem is printer related. The HP420 has either a black or a color ink cartridge. I'm currently using the black one. The printer does not realy support grayscale in this way, thus colors are basicaly rasterized and printed with dot patterns. So I think the same happens with lines in VW, since different color lines give different dash-patterned lines.

I think the problem might be solved using a color cartridge, as such grayscale should be supported by the printer.

Anyhow I found a workaround for the black cartridge, by setting the Document preferences - Display to black-and-white, just temporary for printing. This will print all the lines in a proper solid mode...

So I think this will do it for the moment....

Thanx

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