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HP 1055 Plotters will not print using PCL drivers

Posted on 2008-06-25
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We have two HP 1055 Plotters and they will not print using any PCL driver.  The PS works fine but it takes longer then what the PCL drivers use to.  We installed a new print server, new HP 1055 PCL drivers and still have the same issue on both plotters.  How can we get these plotters to use the HP 1055 drivers without an issue?  
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by:nobus
ID: 21864539
is the model correct?  hp does not know 1055 plotter
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by:regsamp
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Yes, it is correct.  It is a 1055CM Plotter.  
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by:nobus
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sorry, cannot find anything related to 1055cm
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by:regsamp
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by:nobus
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above reads  :  posted intead of psote
what OS ??
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by:regsamp
ID: 21868470
Windows XP Pro
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by:regsamp
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Thank you for the driver updates but we have tried these and still having the same issue.  
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by:nobus
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did you try contacting HP with your problem in an online chat ?
http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/contact_us.html
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by:regsamp
ID: 21873826
I tried contacting them in a chat and they will not help because they say HP does not cover this model anymore.  
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by:nobus
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the only thing i can suggest then is testing with drivers for similar models
what OS are you running ?  Do you have any drivers for this plotter ? even installed
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by:regsamp
ID: 21875176
We are running XP Pro.  Yes, we have drivers for the model installed.  
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by:nobus
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Not clear what you mean - are those working drivers? if so - what is the question about ?
please clarify
you can collect drivers from an installed system if needed
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by:regsamp
ID: 21876566
Only PS drivers work and the PCL drivers fail even after reloading.  
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nobus earned 2000 total points
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yes - but are they XP drivers ?   otherwise it's normal they fail.
did you download them ? or from cd?
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by:regsamp
ID: 21876762
Downloaded them from HP and they worked fine up until a month ago.  
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by:regsamp
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Do you think the XP 1055 PCL drivers would be better?  
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by:regsamp
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Installed the Microsoft XP 1055CM driver and can print with the PCL driver, thank you.  
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by:nobus
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ok - glad i could help a bit
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