I selected mono button on the printer as well. Also, I have heard that this type of plotter can be used for cutting and sign-making. Can they re-send the plot in a hpgl format, or a format that you can use in another program, liks ACAD, and then print it through that program? Posted January 9, The advice offered earlier appears to be canned responses for desktop printers not large drawing plotters.

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Hi, I’m using the ‘signgo’ software signgolite with its ‘universal’ plotter driver, under XP I’m using a pin cable that came with my ebay hpa.

But if you needed a plotter just to have one around for your own use this one might be worthwhile. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites.

Is there a way to “trick” the plotter into thinking it has a pen in it at all times? Marvin Level 3 Expert Plottef.

This came via the winline pages Your Calcomp DesignMate works with several languages. I’ve got a Calcomp pen plotter. Konica Minolta bizhub C Your answer needs to include more details to help people. But from experience and seeing my customers produce problems free plots, you don’t want to plot on anything past 30 lb media. Do you have any experience with calcomp designmate plotters?


A quick way around the problem using the parallel port only is to load the HP Designjet c drivers.

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Calcomp Designmate running on XP Pro. How can this be resolved.

Last night I took the cable to the shop and reconfigured the pins. Please enter a calomp email address. Change the plottable area lower left to Necessity is the mother of all invention unknown My club home page www.

Posted December 1, Seems like the LPT solution is possible then. Pen plotter were notoriously slow and expensive to operatre.

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Can not plot text with CalComp Designmate 3024 Plotter

The files should be stripped of all pen select color commands etc. The driver will overide the settings on the plotter unless you set up the plotter in manual. This would provide you with some control, that a pdf document will not allow.

I feed a sheet in and it rejects the first try after attempting to load, Related Question I have plotter HP designjet 24″ but when plotting from autocad do not plot in gray color, even though layers as assigned in light colors on the plot style.


Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring.

The time now is The advice offered earlier appears to be canned responses for desktop printers not large drawing plotters.

I have tried several different saved drawings that I have plotted before but none will be completely plotted now plotteg the calcomp plotter. Maybe someone made them, maybe not. Posted on Apr 28, Register a new account.

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I need to have the plotter perform complete plots. The plotter will draw a box around the value that you selected. Well it is up and running now.