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Hp 7550 Plotter on windows 7 and later

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naringal

Has anybody being able to find a driver or run this plotter on later versions of Windows.  I have found one for Windows xp but not later versions.

I have been able to run it on  Dos machines but not windows.  Any thoughts???

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Cad64

This question doesn't have anything to do with Autocad so I have moved it to the Hardware & Operating Systems section.

 

The HP 7550 is a very old plotter, from the 1980's, so I doubt you will find a driver for it to work on newer OS's. My only suggestion would be to set up a computer with XP, or older OS, and use that for plotting. Or just buy a new printer. They're pretty cheap these days.

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BIGAL

Like Cad64 I am surprised you still have pens that work.

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steven-g

Bigal it's what they call quality. I picked one up about 10 years ago, and every so often I check for drivers as well (no luck). But I can still fire it up and plot a test page, all pens fine.

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Dahzee

Have you had a look at this product, they list your plotter?

 

http://www.winline.com/index.html

 

It isn't free unfortunately, but that depends on how badly you want to plot.

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naringal
12 hours ago, Dahzee said:

Have you had a look at this product, they list your plotter?

 

http://www.winline.com/index.html

 

It isn't free unfortunately, but that depends on how badly you want to plot.

 

Thanks,  but spending $200 on software is not worth it.

 

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BIGAL

If you look at a HPGL file its not that complicated PU PD etc theoretically you could write your own plotter file, if your dwg was just lines, arc circle etc then it could be done. But it would cost like more than $200 maybe to do.

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naringal
22 hours ago, steven-g said:

Bigal it's what they call quality. I picked one up about 10 years ago, and every so often I check for drivers as well (no luck). But I can still fire it up and plot a test page, all pens fine.

 

 

I believe that a driver for a Roland dxy 890 will work for Hp, but only up o windows Xp

 

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f700es

Do you think that the drivers for an HP 800 series would work? We used to have one but I still have the drivers for it on the server.

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naringal
11 hours ago, f700es said:

Do you think that the drivers for an HP 800 series would work? We used to have one but I still have the drivers for it on the server.

 

 

I think not as the problem is not the machine, but windows 7.  Thanks for the thought.

 

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BIGAL

I think there was a dxf to HPGL floating around once you have a plot file you should be able to send, windows version becomes more irrelevant. 

 

Well this took 5 seconds https://www.coolutils.com/online/DXF-to-HPGL

 

I think if you look around Google should be able to find some shareware maybe.

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