HP DesignJet 755CM Large Format Printer

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HP DesignJet 755CM Large Format Printer
Designjet.jpg
Owner/Loaner PS:One
Make/Model Hewlett Packard DesignJet 755CM
Arrival Date 2009
Usability yes
Contact CTO
Where Office (main PS1 room)
Authorization Needed no
Hackable no
Estimated Value ~$200
Host Area {{{hostarea}}}


HP DesignJet 755CM Large Format Printer Area: {{{hostarea}}} https://wiki.pumpingstationone.org/HP_DesignJet_755CM_Large_Format_Printer



Technical Information

  • Maximum print area: 3' x 50' (according to HP's website) A0 preset works on ubuntu.
  • The printer is hooked up to the IBM ThinkPad immediately to its right. The ThinkPad has all the software on it to print pretty much anything you want to the printer.

ThinkPad

The ThinkPad is dedicated to printing whatever you like on the DesignJet 755CM. It contains the following software:

  • Inkscape (latest as of 2/28/2013)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader IX
  • Adobe Creative Suite CS2
    • Photoshop CS2
    • Illustrator CS2
    • InDesign CS2

The computer is on the network as Printy. You can connect to it and transfer your files (there's a public share called "Printing") that way or just use the USB ports (located on the left).

Let's make this machine better

  • It seems as if the print heads are getting clogged and this machine needs to be used 1-2 times a month. Any way that we can ask the area host to print a job that often as part of maintenance?
  • I, Bry, have a hard time getting my prints in the correct orientation. Any way we can add instructions to docs?
  • After testing, we should start spreading around a "rumor" that the machine is working again. So, that people start using it.
  • If we are still having issues, maybe we should get a different machine.
  • The machine has resisted efforts to network it. Let's set up a better host machine.