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Print from Creo 5.0 to HP DesignJet T120 plotter

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Print from Creo 5.0 to HP DesignJet T120 plotter

Hello,

I'm looking for information about the ability to print from Creo 5.0 to HP DesignJet T120 plotter.

Thanks for sending any piece of applicable information.


Martin Hanák
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Re: Print from Creo 5.0 to HP DesignJet T120 plotter

@MartinHanak,

It looks like it supports PCL and HPGL.  As long as you are going through the Windows Printer Manager in Creo it should work fine.  You might also be able to send directly from Creo to the printer (without going through the Windows printer system) if you use HPGL but doing this will probably require you to select one of the other HPGL printers listed in Creo.

Re: Print from Creo 5.0 to HP DesignJet T120 plotter


@TomU wrote:

@MartinHanak,

It looks like it supports PCL and HPGL.  As long as you are going through the Windows Printer Manager in Creo it should work fine.  You might also be able to send directly from Creo to the printer (without going through the Windows printer system) if you use HPGL but doing this will probably require you to select one of the other HPGL printers listed in Creo.


Hi,

according to https://store.hp.com/wcsstore/hpusstore/pdf/cq891a.pdf datasheet T120 recognizes HP PCL 3 GUI, JPEG languages, only ... no HPGL support available Smiley Sad

Print via Microsoft Printer Manager works strangely ... eg. HP software is not able to recognize size of plotted drawing.

Because you only responded, it looks like the T120 is not used for printing from Creo.


Martin Hanák

Re: Print from Creo 5.0 to HP DesignJet T120 plotter

On the downloads page for this printer there is a universal HPGL print driver listed.  Might be worth trying.

https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-designjet-t120-printer/5263073

 

Does it detect the page size properly if printing from Adobe Acrobat?  In some of our environments we route Creo printing through Ghostscript and then that feeds the actual printer.

Re: Print from Creo 5.0 to HP DesignJet T120 plotter

Test results ...

1.]

I installed HP DesignJet T120 plotter into Windows 10 using HP DesignJet T730/T830/T120/T520 Printer Series Full Feature Installer (HP_DesignJet_T_Series_PCL3.exe from https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/swdetails/hp-designjet-t120-printer/5263073/model/5... page).

This way I got printing port.

2.]

I installed another plotter using HP DesignJet UPD PCL3 Driver (win-x64-pcl3-drv.zip from https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/swdetails/hp-designjet-t120-printer/5263073/swItemI... page).

I selected printing port from step 1.] and selected HP DesignJet Universal Print Driver PCL3(v5.9.0) driver.

3.]

In printer settings I created user configuration named A1Creo using custom paper size 604mm x 851mm and Autorotate feature.

4.]

To print A1 landscape drawing I had to do following:

4a.] in Creo Print dialog ... I had to set custom paper size 604mm x 851mm

4b.] in Creo Print dialog ... I had to set MS Printer Manager device

4c.] in Windows Print dialog box ...  I had to select HP DesignJet Universal Print Driver PCL3(v5.9.0) printer

4d.] in printer properties ... I had to select A1Creo configuration

 

... what to say ... it's a little complicated, isn't it ?


Martin Hanák