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Printing with Deskjet 1220c - Wacked?

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Hello,

Vectorworks seems to print an "incomplete" drawing with the HP 1220c. When printing out on a 11 x 17 from VW I only seem to get a partial print. (It also shows it as partial in the preview window)

HP says it's not them since we have the latest drivers installed.

Can anyone shed some light on the subject for me?

VW (8.5.2), OS 9, G4,HP Deskjet1220c

File sizes approx 1.5 megs

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pja

[This message has been edited by Patrick (edited 12-11-2000).]

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Patrick:

Does this occur with all drawings or just one? How much free hard drive space do you have? Do you have virtual memory on, if so how much do you have? How much memory do you have allocated to VectorWorks? These are some of the questions we will need answers to so that we might be able to help.

If there are other users out there who are having similar problems with this printer or who are using this printer and are not having problems, please respond to this message if you read it. The more we know about a problem the more efficient we become.

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i am running vw and printing with hp 1220c and it works great! i am new to working with cadd programs but have printed 1/8 scale house plans that i have drawn and everything seems to be fine. it prints nice and quick also.

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Patrick:

Does this occur with all drawings or just one? How much free hard drive space do you have? Do you have virtual memory on, if so how much do you have? How much memory do you have allocated to VectorWorks? These are some of the questions we will need answers to so that we might be able to help.

If there are other users out there who are having similar problems with this printer or who are using this printer and are not having problems, please respond to this message if you read it. The more we know about a problem the more efficient we become.


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I have an HP 1120Cse, which was the precursor to the 1220 and is very similar. I assume the drivers are also similar. When I first began using it, I encountered what appeared to be memory problems whenever I would try to print an 11x17 image. I was selecting the Print command after rendering directly from within a file. In other words, NOT using the Render as Bitmap tool. Sometimes only part of the image would print, but most times I would just get a blank page.

Numerous conversations with both VW and HP tech support were fruitless (both blamed each other, of course). On the surface it looked like a memory problem, but I had plenty of RAM and VM, so it was some type of compatibility issue between VW and the HP driver.

At any rate, my workaround was to ALWAYS Render as Bitmap with an image that large, and then print the rendered bitmap. I have never had any problems since. I should also state that this problem only occurred when trying to print full page perspective renderings (you know, with lots of lighting and lots of textures), and not simple floor plans or elevations.

Furthermore, the 1120 and the 1220 are SUPERB machines. I think superior to the Epson (though the 1270 is a pretty nice machine). I'm sure I'll take some flak for that comment.

To this day, I still don't understand what the compatibility problems were, and honestly ran out of time trying to figure it out. I guess part of the problem is the fact that, if you ask VW to print an image you just rendered (outside of the Render as Bitmap command), then VW has to re-render to send the image to the printer (correct NNM?).

Besides, you're way better off rendering as a bitmap, and then tweaking the image in Photoshop (you have so much more control).

So, uhh, try rendering as a bimap, and, good luck.

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Originally posted by Patrick:

Hello,

Vectorworks seems to print an "incomplete" drawing with the HP 1220c. When printing out on a 11 x 17 from VW I only seem to get a partial print. (It also shows it as partial in the preview window)

HP says it's not them since we have the latest drivers installed.

Can anyone shed some light on the subject for me?

VW (8.5.2), OS 9, G4,HP Deskjet1220c

File sizes approx 1.5 megs

confused.gif

pja

[This message has been edited by Patrick (edited 12-11-2000).]

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Hello,

Posted from Belgium.

I'm still a MC7 user (Doesn't crash in 3D substraction, as it seems).

I transfer my printing job to a colleague using VW85 and HP 750 c(A0 format).

Printing in BW is OK with all sizes; Colour printings in A0 stops at half page.

This doesn't happen with large printings from Corel software. We believe it's a VW bug.

Note : I've never tried from MC7 cos it's not installed on colleague's office.

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