2003-12-2308:32 PM - last edited on 2023-05-1805:53 PM by Gordana Radonic
Mac OS 10.2 or 10.3, using PlotMaker 3.1, HP DesignJet 500 (please post your DesignJet model if different).
GS US Technical Support Team Leader
P-C2D 1.86GHz/2GB w/ 256MB GeForce 8600GTS; G4 OS 10.4.10 1GHz/1GB "[that other software] is a fancy set of electronic marker pens"
I don't think it related to the plotter. It very well could be a Mac only issue though. It has been an issue with AC8 since day one. Not necessarily plotting more than one sheet, but any plotting is screwed up except going through plotflow, then it functions fine. I had GS Boston validate this issue over a year ago (I think), but nothing has changed. If I try to plot a set of say 8 sheets, some plot, some are skipped. Trying to plot multiple copies is worse. I am on an Oce 9300 and have tried many drivers. I have also posted this as a bug to GS develpoment. Maybe with the next update? Hopfully more people experiencing this will help get some attention on it.
jfkuhn wrote: My issue with the Xerox plotter was solved, it was a plotter issue. I am going to attept to recreate the problem with our HP design jet using the new built in gimp driver in Mac OS X 10.3.
Remember that Gimp is a printer driver and so does not serve as a real test of plotting problems.
We have an HP1050c which is also only plotting one set at a time. This hasn't been a big problem for us because we mostly plot one-offs for review or use PlotFlow for multiple sets (this has always been my preference anyway). Big jobs we send out to a service bureau.
This machine also has all sorts of problems printing from OSX (from any program, not just AC & PM). The HP service tech said that it is a problem with the HP OSX driver for this particular machine and that it would not likely ever be fixed. Fortunately we are due to replace the thing soon.
I have found similar problems. Just recently jumped over to mac (powerbook G4 1.3 Ghz) and found that my designjet500 plots inconsistently. Sometimes nothing comes out, sometimes everything is fine, sometime soem sheets are skipped while others plot.
I will try plot flow as recommended. It seems that if this is a Mac/GS problem that everyone would experience it, not just people using designjets.