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#1 Guest_Floyd Cornett_*

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 11:22 AM

y existing Plotter has gone  to the land of dead plotters (canon ipf700). Getting ready to but a new one any suggestion's, I have Softplan Ver.13



#2 Ron Mejeur

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 08:17 AM

A couple of years ago, I purchase a H-P T520 24" plotter and have been very happy with its performance.  I prints quickly and accurately.  I don't use the color very much, but it does print good color views.  One of the features that I really like is the wireless connection.  I was a little doubtful on how consistent it would be but it works great.  No cables to run around the room and easy to set up. 


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#3 Kevin Rabenaldt

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 11:36 AM

It would be interesting to know what large scale printers people are using for Softplan.  I have used an HP650C for years but it too is giving me trouble.  I have tried the printing services but to be truthful I do not like to use them.  I need the ability to print out large scale for client review and proofing.  I only supply two large copies of the plan only when my client absolutely requires it.  I give them everything on pdf (11x17 and 24x36) and let them get their own copies.  I suggest (and some have taken me up on this) to my clients to purchase a printer that is capable of 11x17 as they are not too expensive these days.  Any smaller that 11x17 and the printout is just too small to read.  I find that the print services' is just not convenient.  It costs about $3.75 per 24x36.



#4 Jim Crook

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 01:17 PM

I use an HP T120 I've been happy with.  I use it hardwired but it has wireless capability as well.   It's easy to use, works

pretty well and fairly inexpensive, I think around $1000  ( in Canada ).   Uses 24" rolls but will print landscape on Arch D ( 24 x 36 ). 

 

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#5 Keith Almond

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 01:58 PM

We're using a OLD (probably about 16 years old) HP DESIGNJET 500 - 42" (C7770B) - It works really well, but I'm sure in the not too distant future it's going to fail big-time. Definitely not looking forward to that.


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#6 Sam Allen

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 06:01 PM

I use a HP T790 - 44'' and I love it.  Look it up.....



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Posted 02 February 2017 - 02:27 PM

I use the HP T520.  Great color plotter....at a reasonable cost and i prefer 24# paper.  I use the USB and network connection rather then WiFi.  Nothing says quality like a crisp new home plotted on thicker paper.  



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Posted 04 February 2017 - 12:54 PM

Did some investigating in HP printers.  I have never needed a 44" wide and think 36" is sufficient.  I have printed 36x48 once and it was so big that you could not handle it, so I "try" to limit to 24x36 but on occasion printed slightly larger.  I was looking at the HP T730 (a 36" printer) and it appears something that would ideal for me.  Not too expensive.  I looked some at used ones but you probably have to pay half the cost of the T730 for decent one and you have an old printer again.  A new one is setup to run on Windows 10 and so should be good for drivers for quite some time.

 

Anyone have the HP T730?



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Posted 16 March 2017 - 09:48 PM

My name is Pat; Im an alcoholic; not new to AA but new to e-AA. Im so glad it is here I could have used this 30 years ago but we didnt have it then. I had a computer and I did email people who also had computers; but at that time few people did.



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