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Printing A2 sheets on HP roll feed printer



Hi all,

I've searched briefly for anyone else with these issues, but it seems there has been no concrete solution.

We are trying to print from MacPro late 2013 model to an HP Designjet T120 using Vectorworks v2015. The issue is printing A2, although not a common paper size to print to, we find it useful. When we go to print the A2 onto the A1 roll, although there is the option to 'remove blank areas' there is no option to rotate the page. When we print the page, the print includes the excess paper across the long edge of the A2.

We would just like to print our A1 and A2 from the roll feed as there is no longer an A2 sheet feed on the printer.

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Make sure its drivers and firmware are updated to the latest, they no longer always come down from Software Update as drivers did traditionally:


After that, make a custom page size for your printer rather than choosing one of the defaults where you can set the margins to 0 and set the width and height manually, which will let you get around the inability of setting it in the other dialog box:


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I stupidly bought a new HP T120 (half price) only to discover that it had single sheet feed for A2... Bugger.

I haven't loaded a roll yet, but have been trying to set up my titleblocks appropriately.

I am finding the margins a bit odd!

On A3 there is a wide margin on the left hand side of a landscape sheet. I can cope with this and just pretend that every sheet is going to be stapled or bound along that edge.

However with an A2 single sheet the wide margin is annoyingly on the bottom of a landscape sheet if I feed the paper in "landscape".

On a Vectorworks sheet layer, if I set the page to A2, portrait, the margins look far better with the wide margin on the shorter edge.

Ergo... if I load the sheet in "portrait", hopefully I can print without the ugly, wide bottom margin, but the only way I can see of achieving this is to rotate my drawing on the sheet layer!?!

I really don't want to have an A2 titleblock for single sheet feeding and a separate A2 titleblock for roll feed!

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