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HP 5000 JetDirect: Driver For PostScript?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by (PeteCresswell), Mar 6, 2010.

  1. (PeteCresswell)

    (PeteCresswell) Flightless Bird

    Is there such a thing as a PostScript driver for HP's 5000
    printer that works through the JetDirect card?

    I've got whatever the default driver is and the printer cannot
    render large pictures... and I'm hoping a PS driver will help.
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    PeteCresswell
     
  2. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Contact HP Support.

    (PeteCresswell) wrote:
    > Is there such a thing as a PostScript driver for HP's 5000
    > printer that works through the JetDirect card?
    >
    > I've got whatever the default driver is and the printer cannot
    > render large pictures... and I'm hoping a PS driver will help.
     
  3. (PeteCresswell)

    (PeteCresswell) Flightless Bird

    Per PA Bear [MS MVP]:
    >Contact HP Support.


    I stumbled on it already - was just about to withdraw the
    question.

    Driver choice is embedded in the JetDirect install utility.
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    PeteCresswell
     
  4. EN59CVH

    EN59CVH Flightless Bird

    You need a universal driver that works on every HP printer. Try this
    link:

    <http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=uk&prodNameId=21932&prodTypeId=18972&prodSeriesId=25473&swLang=8&taskId=135&swEnvOID=228#113266>

    Let us know if this helped.


    "(PeteCresswell)" wrote:
    >
    > Is there such a thing as a PostScript driver for HP's 5000
    > printer that works through the JetDirect card?
    >
    > I've got whatever the default driver is and the printer cannot
    > render large pictures... and I'm hoping a PS driver will help.
    > --
    > PeteCresswell
     
  5. David H. Lipman

    David H. Lipman Flightless Bird

    From: "(PeteCresswell)" <x@y.Invalid>

    | Is there such a thing as a PostScript driver for HP's 5000
    | printer that works through the JetDirect card?

    | I've got whatever the default driver is and the printer cannot
    | render large pictures... and I'm hoping a PS driver will help.
    | --
    | PeteCresswell

    Pete:

    The JetDirect has nothing to do with whether you use a PCL (Printer Control Language) or
    PS (PostScript) driver to printer.

    All that matters is the TCP/IP stack and TCP port 9100.

    --
    Dave
    http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
    Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp
     
  6. (PeteCresswell)

    (PeteCresswell) Flightless Bird

    Per David H. Lipman:
    >The JetDirect has nothing to do with whether you use a PCL (Printer Control Language) or
    >PS (PostScript) driver to printer.
    >
    >All that matters is the TCP/IP stack and TCP port 9100.


    That finally soaked in.

    I re-ran the JetDirect UI and told it to search online for a PS
    driver. It found one, and now I've got PS.

    But the printing of large bitmaps still doesn't work. For an
    11x17 image, it only printes about 2" of the image

    Printer's only got 4 megs in it.

    My guess is that I need to add memory.
    --
    PeteCresswell
     
  7. David H. Lipman

    David H. Lipman Flightless Bird

    From: "(PeteCresswell)" <x@y.Invalid>

    | Per David H. Lipman:
    >>The JetDirect has nothing to do with whether you use a PCL (Printer Control Language)
    >>or
    >>PS (PostScript) driver to printer.


    >>All that matters is the TCP/IP stack and TCP port 9100.


    | That finally soaked in.

    | I re-ran the JetDirect UI and told it to search online for a PS
    | driver. It found one, and now I've got PS.

    | But the printing of large bitmaps still doesn't work. For an
    | 11x17 image, it only printes about 2" of the image

    | Printer's only got 4 megs in it.

    | My guess is that I need to add memory.
    | --
    | PeteCresswell

    No. The memory in the printer is not really used for rendering, it is for queuing data.
    The HP LaserJet 5000 is designed for ledger paper so you really need to look at the job
    you are submitting to the laser and HOW you are submitting it. It shouldn't matter if it
    is PS or PCL but... PCL is the natve HP language so if I were you, I would use it rather
    than PS.



    --
    Dave
    http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
    Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp
     
  8. SC Tom

    SC Tom Flightless Bird

    "David H. Lipman" <DLipman~nospam~@Verizon.Net> wrote in message
    news:udqbE6ZvKHA.3536@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > From: "(PeteCresswell)" <x@y.Invalid>
    >
    > | Per David H. Lipman:
    >>>The JetDirect has nothing to do with whether you use a PCL (Printer
    >>>Control Language)
    >>>or
    >>>PS (PostScript) driver to printer.

    >
    >>>All that matters is the TCP/IP stack and TCP port 9100.

    >
    > | That finally soaked in.
    >
    > | I re-ran the JetDirect UI and told it to search online for a PS
    > | driver. It found one, and now I've got PS.
    >
    > | But the printing of large bitmaps still doesn't work. For an
    > | 11x17 image, it only printes about 2" of the image
    >
    > | Printer's only got 4 megs in it.
    >
    > | My guess is that I need to add memory.
    > | --
    > | PeteCresswell
    >
    > No. The memory in the printer is not really used for rendering, it is for
    > queuing data.
    > The HP LaserJet 5000 is designed for ledger paper so you really need to
    > look at the job
    > you are submitting to the laser and HOW you are submitting it. It
    > shouldn't matter if it
    > is PS or PCL but... PCL is the natve HP language so if I were you, I
    > would use it rather
    > than PS.
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > Dave
    > http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
    > Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp
    >
    >


    A lot of what you get as output is dependent upon the program doing the
    printing. We had a few 5000's at work that we used for A- and B-sized
    drawings created in SDRC, and plotted through Myriad from InfoGraph. The
    earlier versions of Myriad required PCL5 on the print server, but the later
    versions required PCL6 (although the last version we had worked better with
    PCL5 than 6). PostScript would get us nothing but garbage on the output,
    similar to what Pete is describing. Even so, everything else that went to
    those printers worked fine also, including documents and spreadsheets. Even
    flow charts and company structure charts worked fine with the PCL drivers
    installed.
    --
    SC Tom
     

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