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HPGL vs. PostScript 3



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.

Driverversions are:

PostScript: 5.02

HPGL: 4.99

Any help would be or advice would be cool to solve that problems. [Cool]

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Darth - to fix the patterns issue, checkmark Rasterize Print output and then Print Patterns at On Screen Resolution.

This is found in the print dialog box under the VectorWorks section (3rd drop down box)

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