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JŘrgen Hollfelder
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      03-13-2005
HPGL or HPGL/2?

There is a HPGL/2 plotter driver coming with the Windows DDK.

Actually there are two types of plotter drivers since XP. One is the MSPLOT
example as a monolithic driver and there is also one based on UNIDRV.

Is that what you wanted to use ore is it even easier? If you just want to
add a plotter there are drivers coming with XP for example:
Manufacturer: HP
Printer: Hewlett-Packard HP-GL/2 Plotter.

Regards,
JŘrgen Hollfelder
www.hollfelder-edv.de

"G.R. Grall" <> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
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> Does one exist for XP ?
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J├╝rgen Hollfelder
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      03-14-2005
I am not quite sure what the "Mimaki Program" is. Please describe how you use
the Mimaki Program to send somthing to the Ioline plotter. If I understand
it right the Ioline plotter is connected to you PC and you are running
Windows XP. So then you need to install Ioline driver on windows XP by just
adding a new printer (using the printer wizard). I guess that happened
already. Additionally you have a Mimaki Program running. So how do you send
something to the plotter in this Mimaki Program?

Regards,
J├╝rgen Hollfelder
www.hollfelder-edv.de


"G.R. Grall" wrote:

> My plotter is an Ioline, it uses general HPGL stuff, but I'm having to send
> the info to the plotter via a Mimaki program. I originally thought you could
> set it up as "printer" and then tell it to "print" and get the same results.
>
> Where can I get this driver and install it to test it ?
>
> "J├╝rgen Hollfelder" <> wrote in message
> news:%23i9lfP%...
> > HPGL or HPGL/2?
> >
> > There is a HPGL/2 plotter driver coming with the Windows DDK.
> >
> > Actually there are two types of plotter drivers since XP. One is the

> MSPLOT
> > example as a monolithic driver and there is also one based on UNIDRV.
> >
> > Is that what you wanted to use ore is it even easier? If you just want to
> > add a plotter there are drivers coming with XP for example:
> > Manufacturer: HP
> > Printer: Hewlett-Packard HP-GL/2 Plotter.
> >
> > Regards,
> > J├╝rgen Hollfelder
> > www.hollfelder-edv.de
> >
> > "G.R. Grall" <> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
> > news:KxWYd.9088$ ink.net...
> > > Does one exist for XP ?
> > >
> > >

> >
> >

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J├╝rgen Hollfelder
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      03-17-2005
Thank you very much for all the information. So the Mimaki add-in in Corel
allows you to print to your Ioline Plotter. But you would like to go directly
to Ioline without the add-in. Is this what you ask for?

In Corel if you just go to "Print" and then select a Printer. Do you have
the Mimaki driver as a selection? What happens if you bypass the add-in?

As your original question was "Is there a HPGL Driver for XP?" it seems to
me that you do not have any driver from Mimaki that apears under the list of
printers instead the Mimaki add-in uses some other way to send data to the
plotter which in your case is not a Mimaki but a Ioline.

Press on Start and look out for "Settings" and then "Printers". There click
"Add Printer". Follow the wizard. XP comes with some HPGL drivers under the
manufacturer "HP". Just try whether you can send from Corel directly to the
Ioline without going over the Mimaki Add-In.

Regards,
J├╝rgen
www.hollfelder-edv.de




"G.R. Grall" wrote:

> Mimaki is a different brand of plotter. They have an add in Macro in Corel
> Draw that sends the info to the plotter allowing it to cut. Ioline does not
> make, and WILL NOT MAKE a "printer driver" for windows.
> The problem is, the 'serious' sign making programs, i.e. Flexisign and
> others are VERY expensive.
>
> I design my graphic in Corel, I have a little Icon on the task bar, I hit
> the icon, it goes to a new screen where I set up the page size, determine
> how many copies I want, say 3 across with .25 margin between and how many
> up, maybe 2 with another .25 margin between; then if the plotter is turned
> on and in the ready mode, I hit plot and away it goes.
> It's not broke, just not the most ideal way of doing things.
>
> I am using this plotter to CUT not print, vector graphics out of vinyl.
>
> "J├╝rgen Hollfelder" <Jrgen > wrote in
> message news:EE4BC411-2AA8-4108-B446-...
> > I am not quite sure what the "Mimaki Program" is. Please describe how you

> use
> > the Mimaki Program to send somthing to the Ioline plotter. If I

> understand
> > it right the Ioline plotter is connected to you PC and you are running
> > Windows XP. So then you need to install Ioline driver on windows XP by

> just
> > adding a new printer (using the printer wizard). I guess that happened
> > already. Additionally you have a Mimaki Program running. So how do you

> send
> > something to the plotter in this Mimaki Program?
> >
> > Regards,
> > J├╝rgen Hollfelder
> > www.hollfelder-edv.de
> >
> >
> > "G.R. Grall" wrote:
> >
> > > My plotter is an Ioline, it uses general HPGL stuff, but I'm having to

> send
> > > the info to the plotter via a Mimaki program. I originally thought you

> could
> > > set it up as "printer" and then tell it to "print" and get the same

> results.
> > >
> > > Where can I get this driver and install it to test it ?
> > >
> > > "J├╝rgen Hollfelder" <> wrote in message
> > > news:%23i9lfP%...
> > > > HPGL or HPGL/2?
> > > >
> > > > There is a HPGL/2 plotter driver coming with the Windows DDK.
> > > >
> > > > Actually there are two types of plotter drivers since XP. One is the
> > > MSPLOT
> > > > example as a monolithic driver and there is also one based on UNIDRV.
> > > >
> > > > Is that what you wanted to use ore is it even easier? If you just want

> to
> > > > add a plotter there are drivers coming with XP for example:
> > > > Manufacturer: HP
> > > > Printer: Hewlett-Packard HP-GL/2 Plotter.
> > > >
> > > > Regards,
> > > > J├╝rgen Hollfelder
> > > > www.hollfelder-edv.de
> > > >
> > > > "G.R. Grall" <> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
> > > > news:KxWYd.9088$ ink.net...
> > > > > Does one exist for XP ?
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> > >

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J├╝rgen Hollfelder
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      03-18-2005
Have you tried to install a HPGL/2 driver with the driver wizard?
 
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