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    Linux and HP Plotters

    Hi All;

    I'm a database consultant so I'm forever printing large database models onto 25 sheets of letter sized paper and taping them together - tiresome.

    I've found a used plotter, an HP DesignJet 750C - a 36" color plotter with automatic roll feed and cutter.

    I walked thru part of the cups add printer setup and the 750c is listed as an option in the printer list.

    I'm wondering if anyone out there has any experience running an HP plotter via Linux, are there any gotcha's? do I have to tweak anything to tell the printer (and Linux) that I'm printing to 36" paper as opposed to 24"? Will the automatic roll feed and cutter just work? etc..

    Thanks in advance...

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    Linux Guru bigtomrodney's Avatar
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    Nov 2004
    I've used a similar HP plotter but not with Linux. I see that they are fairly well supported in Linux:

    OpenPrinting database - Printer: HP DesignJet 750

    Generally speaking, HP printers are well supported by HP themselves who provide drivers/specs to the community. I'd say just go ahead and see how she works!

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