BIM Coordinator Program (INT) April 22, 2024

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!Restored: Plotting to Hp500ps

Anonymous
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I am running Mac OS X 10.3 and Archicad 8.0, which HP has said is compatable with the HP 500ps. Currently, Plotmaker does not give me the option for the USB port to plot from, which is the port I need to use. Is there any special hardware required to print/plot out of plotmaker to an HP 500ps?
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JCovarrubias
Graphisoft Alumni
Graphisoft Alumni
chad.lawson wrote:
I used to support the 500 at HP. . .I know. . .pitty me.

The above link is pretty much true. With OSX on a MAC, you will need BOTH the gl/2, AND the Jet Direct card. The bonus after getting these, is that you can set the printer off in it's own little area and print away! Another option to consider is getting the 800, the 800 is a 500 with a gl/2 card, a jet direct card, AND a hard drive.
.. AND higher output DPI (last I checked)
http://tr.graphisoftus.com/
Jeffry Covarrubias
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"
Anonymous
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nope.

Same engine. . .different parts.
JCovarrubias
Graphisoft Alumni
Graphisoft Alumni
chad.lawson wrote:
nope.

Same engine. . .different parts.
Hrmm maybe the HP website is missing info?
https://www.designjet.hp.com/pdp/render.html?new_product=800&page_name=specifications+and+warranty&p...

Maximum resolution
HP Designjet 800
2400 dpi x 1200 dpi on glossy media

HP Designjet 500
1200 dpi x 600 dpi
http://tr.graphisoftus.com/
Jeffry Covarrubias
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"
Anonymous
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Heh heh! The operative word is /addressable/. . .all print mechanisms run at a literal resolution of 600 DPI. After that it is (currently) physically impossible for the ink drops to be any smaller, or they would disintegrate. By using a print technique known as color layering, the drops are placed together, and overlap a certain ammount, which tricks your eye into seeing that particular, or detail.

Anything beyond 600 DPI is just a salesperson trying to make their product sound better.
JCovarrubias
Graphisoft Alumni
Graphisoft Alumni
ok so .. the HP 500 can plot/print at 2400x1200 as the HP 800 on glossy?

thanks.
http://tr.graphisoftus.com/
Jeffry Covarrubias
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"
Anonymous
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yes it can!
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