Post your Gerber Technology product questions here on our forum! Start by selecting the category you need help with on the right hand side of the page; then, create your new post. One of our team members (or another forum member) will jump in and help.

Can you print pattern pieces to a small HP plotter?

mcurran1121mcurran1121 Posts: 23
Does anyone know if you can print single pattern pieces to HP Design Jet 36" plotter?

Would you be able to piece the patterns together where they split if it is larger than 36"?


  • VasylVasyl Posts: 1,078 ✭✭✭
    Hi. Find config_notes.pdf
    the are tuturial how to connect 3rd party plotters.
  • EricFromBCEricFromBC Posts: 25
    We recently bought a HP T630 36" plotter.

    Download the HP DesignJet and PageWide XL Windows Printer Driver installer, this include a print preview, which was extremely helpful, especially during the initial configuration.

    In the printing preferences:
    - "Clip contents by margins" does not work with AccuMark (clips lines on the edges even when plot from Illustrator)
    - "Remove blank areas" does not work with AccuMark either (works very well when plot from Illustrator)

    MOST IMPORTANT: Custom Paper Size in printing preferences.
    If paper size is 36" x 120", the plotter cut off at 120", even if the plot and/or media in AccuMark are shorter, because the "Remove blank areas" does not work.

    We found the best control is to plot from PDS, use Plot Form, Stacking with ABS. Plot Grade Sizes to Use - Display. These settings allows placing the pieces within a media size, which is allowed to change before sending to plot. However, before sending to plot, matching paper size must be selected in Printing Preferences. (We have setup several different lengths because of this.)

    ** It is not a problem plotting from Illustrator, because the "Remove blank areas" works when plot from Illustrator.
  • LaurenMLaurenM Posts: 5

    I'm setting up an HP Designjet plotter, and can't seem to find any config_notes documents, can anyone post a link or attach the file?

    Thanks so much!
  • VasylVasyl Posts: 1,078 ✭✭✭
    edited September 18

    Sorry. The document is renamed.

    here is.

Sign In or Register to comment.