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
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.
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.
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 ).
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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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.
Joseph A. Smith
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?
Posted 16 March 2017 - 09:48 PM
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