HP DesignJet 2500CP paper size

Helge Blischke h.blischke at srz.de
Fri Sep 2 04:56:57 PDT 2005

Anonymous wrote:
> Helge said:
> > You should use the vendor supplied PPD (the one from linuxprinting.org seems to be OK)
> > and thoroughly adjust the default options.
> Thank you.  I have now tried 5 different drivers from there.
> The 2500C drivers came closer than the 2500CP drivers.
> The 2500C drivers all gave me full sized outout, but the
> image beind drawn was shifted about halfway off the paper.
> One of the 2500CP PPDs resulted in the plotter never getting
> any jobs.  The other resulted in the plotter, receiving the file,
> processing it, then spitting out blank paper.  Any suggestions
> as to something to tweak that would make one of these work?
> I also went to the HP site, but all they had was Windows and
> Mac PPDs.  These are all from 1MB to 20MB or so.  I have
> to doubt they're what I want. 8^/
> Thanks.

The 2500C is probably not a PostScript device (HPGL and PCL only, I suppose).
Look into the 2500CP PPD for the PageSize and the auto scale options.
I suspect though the device uses roll media, it behaves lake a cut sheet device
when operating in PostScript mode - at least the PPD does not show any stuff usually
common for roll feed media devices.


PS: Sorry, I have no such plotter at hand to do any tests.

Helge Blischke
SRZ Berlin | Firmengruppe besscom

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