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Laserjet 1320 printer at 1200 DPI?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by David Arnstein, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. David Arnstein

    David Arnstein Flightless Bird

    I have a Hewlett Packard Laserjet 1320 monochrome laser printer. While
    I had Microsoft Windows XP, this printer operated very nicely at 1200
    DPI (dots per inch).

    After I swapped out Windows XP for Windows 7, I had trouble with this
    printer. I installed the "universal" PCL5 print driver recommended by
    the HP support web pile. Verily, and my printer worked again. But it
    only gives me 600 DPI. No option for higher density in the printer setup
    dialog.

    I also lost the ability to print Postscript with this printer. No solution
    recommended by the HP support web pile.

    The HP user forums provide only noise. Has anyone here found a solution?
    I mean, besides avoiding HP products.
    --
    David Arnstein (00)
    arnstein+usenet@pobox.com {{ }}
    ^^
     
  2. ray

    ray Flightless Bird

    On Fri, 23 Apr 2010 23:48:57 +0000, David Arnstein wrote:

    > I have a Hewlett Packard Laserjet 1320 monochrome laser printer. While I
    > had Microsoft Windows XP, this printer operated very nicely at 1200 DPI
    > (dots per inch).
    >
    > After I swapped out Windows XP for Windows 7, I had trouble with this
    > printer. I installed the "universal" PCL5 print driver recommended by
    > the HP support web pile. Verily, and my printer worked again. But it
    > only gives me 600 DPI. No option for higher density in the printer setup
    > dialog.
    >
    > I also lost the ability to print Postscript with this printer. No
    > solution recommended by the HP support web pile.
    >
    > The HP user forums provide only noise. Has anyone here found a solution?
    > I mean, besides avoiding HP products.


    I seem to recall that Adobe used to have a generic PS driver - but that's
    been a while. You could always attach the printer to a Linux print server.
     
  3. Frank

    Frank Flightless Bird

    On 4/23/2010 4:48 PM, David Arnstein wrote:
    > Hewlett Packard Laserjet 1320


    From the HP site...
    "Windows Vista Driver Supported in Windows 7 Environment6
    Windows Vista model specific drivers may also be used in the Windows 7
    operating environment for this product"
     
  4. Frank

    Frank Flightless Bird

    On 4/23/2010 5:03 PM, ray wrote:
    > On Fri, 23 Apr 2010 23:48:57 +0000, David Arnstein wrote:
    >
    >> I have a Hewlett Packard Laserjet 1320 monochrome laser printer. While I
    >> had Microsoft Windows XP, this printer operated very nicely at 1200 DPI
    >> (dots per inch).
    >>
    >> After I swapped out Windows XP for Windows 7, I had trouble with this
    >> printer. I installed the "universal" PCL5 print driver recommended by
    >> the HP support web pile. Verily, and my printer worked again. But it
    >> only gives me 600 DPI. No option for higher density in the printer setup
    >> dialog.
    >>
    >> I also lost the ability to print Postscript with this printer. No
    >> solution recommended by the HP support web pile.
    >>
    >> The HP user forums provide only noise. Has anyone here found a solution?
    >> I mean, besides avoiding HP products.

    >
    > I seem to recall that Adobe used to have a generic PS driver - but that's
    > been a while. You could always attach the printer to a Linux print server.
    >

    What a stupid recommendation.
     
  5. Dennis Pack

    Dennis Pack Flightless Bird

    David:
    Try the drivers listed at
    "http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DriverDownload.jsp?lang=
    en&cc=us&prodNameId=410624&taskId=135&prodTypeId=18972&prodSeriesId
    =410622&lang=en&cc=us&submit=Go%20Â".
    for drivers for your printer. There are other models listed for the LaserJet
    1320 at http://www.hp.com/#Support. Have a great day.
    --
    Dennis Pack
    Win-7 Enterprise x64, Win-7 Professional x64.
    "David Arnstein" <arnstein@panix.com> wrote in message
    news:hqtbl9$3n1$1@reader1.panix.com...
    >I have a Hewlett Packard Laserjet 1320 monochrome laser printer. While
    > I had Microsoft Windows XP, this printer operated very nicely at 1200
    > DPI (dots per inch).
    >
    > After I swapped out Windows XP for Windows 7, I had trouble with this
    > printer. I installed the "universal" PCL5 print driver recommended by
    > the HP support web pile. Verily, and my printer worked again. But it
    > only gives me 600 DPI. No option for higher density in the printer setup
    > dialog.
    >
    > I also lost the ability to print Postscript with this printer. No solution
    > recommended by the HP support web pile.
    >
    > The HP user forums provide only noise. Has anyone here found a solution?
    > I mean, besides avoiding HP products.
    > --
    > David Arnstein (00)
    > arnstein+usenet@pobox.com {{ }}
    > ^^
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  6. ray

    ray Flightless Bird

    On Fri, 23 Apr 2010 17:13:01 -0700, Frank wrote:

    > On 4/23/2010 5:03 PM, ray wrote:
    >> On Fri, 23 Apr 2010 23:48:57 +0000, David Arnstein wrote:
    >>
    >>> I have a Hewlett Packard Laserjet 1320 monochrome laser printer. While
    >>> I had Microsoft Windows XP, this printer operated very nicely at 1200
    >>> DPI (dots per inch).
    >>>
    >>> After I swapped out Windows XP for Windows 7, I had trouble with this
    >>> printer. I installed the "universal" PCL5 print driver recommended by
    >>> the HP support web pile. Verily, and my printer worked again. But it
    >>> only gives me 600 DPI. No option for higher density in the printer
    >>> setup dialog.
    >>>
    >>> I also lost the ability to print Postscript with this printer. No
    >>> solution recommended by the HP support web pile.
    >>>
    >>> The HP user forums provide only noise. Has anyone here found a
    >>> solution? I mean, besides avoiding HP products.

    >>
    >> I seem to recall that Adobe used to have a generic PS driver - but
    >> that's been a while. You could always attach the printer to a Linux
    >> print server.
    >>

    > What a stupid recommendation.


    Yeah. It's always stupid to make things WORK.
     
  7. Frank

    Frank Flightless Bird

    On 4/23/2010 6:28 PM, ray wrote:
    > On Fri, 23 Apr 2010 17:13:01 -0700, Frank wrote:
    >
    >> On 4/23/2010 5:03 PM, ray wrote:
    >>> On Fri, 23 Apr 2010 23:48:57 +0000, David Arnstein wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> I have a Hewlett Packard Laserjet 1320 monochrome laser printer. While
    >>>> I had Microsoft Windows XP, this printer operated very nicely at 1200
    >>>> DPI (dots per inch).
    >>>>
    >>>> After I swapped out Windows XP for Windows 7, I had trouble with this
    >>>> printer. I installed the "universal" PCL5 print driver recommended by
    >>>> the HP support web pile. Verily, and my printer worked again. But it
    >>>> only gives me 600 DPI. No option for higher density in the printer
    >>>> setup dialog.
    >>>>
    >>>> I also lost the ability to print Postscript with this printer. No
    >>>> solution recommended by the HP support web pile.
    >>>>
    >>>> The HP user forums provide only noise. Has anyone here found a
    >>>> solution? I mean, besides avoiding HP products.
    >>>
    >>> I seem to recall that Adobe used to have a generic PS driver - but
    >>> that's been a while. You could always attach the printer to a Linux
    >>> print server.
    >>>

    >> What a stupid recommendation.

    >
    > Yeah. It's always stupid to make things WORK.


    You actually think your advice was practical? Or correct? Or even doable?
    Think again...if that's possible.
     
  8. Trev

    Trev Flightless Bird

    "David Arnstein" <arnstein@panix.com> wrote in message
    news:hqtbl9$3n1$1@reader1.panix.com...
    > I have a Hewlett Packard Laserjet 1320 monochrome laser printer. While
    > I had Microsoft Windows XP, this printer operated very nicely at 1200
    > DPI (dots per inch).
    >
    > After I swapped out Windows XP for Windows 7, I had trouble with this
    > printer. I installed the "universal" PCL5 print driver recommended by
    > the HP support web pile. Verily, and my printer worked again. But it
    > only gives me 600 DPI. No option for higher density in the printer setup
    > dialog.
    >
    > I also lost the ability to print Postscript with this printer. No solution
    > recommended by the HP support web pile.
    >
    > The HP user forums provide only noise. Has anyone here found a solution?
    > I mean, besides avoiding HP products.
    > --
    > David Arnstein (00)
    > arnstein+usenet@pobox.com {{ }}
    > ^^


    Install the latest driver you can get Maybe Vista In compatibility mode
    http://www.trevorbowden.co.uk/Win7compatmode.html
     
  9. gordito995@teranews.com

    gordito995@teranews.com Flightless Bird

    I also have this printer. I finally gave up and installed the PCL6 driver. I
    don't believe that there are any problems printing postscript. Also, this
    driver allows you to designate two sided printing. I could not find a way to
    do that in the universal driver.

    Gordo


    "Trev" <trev_uk@hotmail.com invalid> wrote in message
    news:XrOdnWUemN1HK0_WnZ2dnUVZ8lidnZ2d@pipex.net...
    >
    > "David Arnstein" <arnstein@panix.com> wrote in message
    > news:hqtbl9$3n1$1@reader1.panix.com...
    >> I have a Hewlett Packard Laserjet 1320 monochrome laser printer. While
    >> I had Microsoft Windows XP, this printer operated very nicely at 1200
    >> DPI (dots per inch).
    >>
    >> After I swapped out Windows XP for Windows 7, I had trouble with this
    >> printer. I installed the "universal" PCL5 print driver recommended by
    >> the HP support web pile. Verily, and my printer worked again. But it
    >> only gives me 600 DPI. No option for higher density in the printer setup
    >> dialog.
    >>
    >> I also lost the ability to print Postscript with this printer. No
    >> solution
    >> recommended by the HP support web pile.
    >>
    >> The HP user forums provide only noise. Has anyone here found a solution?
    >> I mean, besides avoiding HP products.
    >> --
    >> David Arnstein (00)
    >> arnstein+usenet@pobox.com {{ }}
    >> ^^

    >
    > Install the latest driver you can get Maybe Vista In compatibility mode
    > http://www.trevorbowden.co.uk/Win7compatmode.html
     
  10. ray

    ray Flightless Bird

    On Fri, 23 Apr 2010 21:51:05 -0700, Frank wrote:

    > On 4/23/2010 6:28 PM, ray wrote:
    >> On Fri, 23 Apr 2010 17:13:01 -0700, Frank wrote:
    >>
    >>> On 4/23/2010 5:03 PM, ray wrote:
    >>>> On Fri, 23 Apr 2010 23:48:57 +0000, David Arnstein wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> I have a Hewlett Packard Laserjet 1320 monochrome laser printer.
    >>>>> While I had Microsoft Windows XP, this printer operated very nicely
    >>>>> at 1200 DPI (dots per inch).
    >>>>>
    >>>>> After I swapped out Windows XP for Windows 7, I had trouble with
    >>>>> this printer. I installed the "universal" PCL5 print driver
    >>>>> recommended by the HP support web pile. Verily, and my printer
    >>>>> worked again. But it only gives me 600 DPI. No option for higher
    >>>>> density in the printer setup dialog.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I also lost the ability to print Postscript with this printer. No
    >>>>> solution recommended by the HP support web pile.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> The HP user forums provide only noise. Has anyone here found a
    >>>>> solution? I mean, besides avoiding HP products.
    >>>>
    >>>> I seem to recall that Adobe used to have a generic PS driver - but
    >>>> that's been a while. You could always attach the printer to a Linux
    >>>> print server.
    >>>>
    >>> What a stupid recommendation.

    >>
    >> Yeah. It's always stupid to make things WORK.

    >
    > You actually think your advice was practical? Or correct? Or even
    > doable? Think again...if that's possible.


    Sure it's doable. Yes, it is correct. It's obviously practical.
     
  11. Frank

    Frank Flightless Bird

    On 4/24/2010 7:06 AM, ray wrote:
    > On Fri, 23 Apr 2010 21:51:05 -0700, Frank wrote:
    >
    >> On 4/23/2010 6:28 PM, ray wrote:
    >>> On Fri, 23 Apr 2010 17:13:01 -0700, Frank wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> On 4/23/2010 5:03 PM, ray wrote:
    >>>>> On Fri, 23 Apr 2010 23:48:57 +0000, David Arnstein wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> I have a Hewlett Packard Laserjet 1320 monochrome laser printer.
    >>>>>> While I had Microsoft Windows XP, this printer operated very nicely
    >>>>>> at 1200 DPI (dots per inch).
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> After I swapped out Windows XP for Windows 7, I had trouble with
    >>>>>> this printer. I installed the "universal" PCL5 print driver
    >>>>>> recommended by the HP support web pile. Verily, and my printer
    >>>>>> worked again. But it only gives me 600 DPI. No option for higher
    >>>>>> density in the printer setup dialog.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> I also lost the ability to print Postscript with this printer. No
    >>>>>> solution recommended by the HP support web pile.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> The HP user forums provide only noise. Has anyone here found a
    >>>>>> solution? I mean, besides avoiding HP products.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I seem to recall that Adobe used to have a generic PS driver - but
    >>>>> that's been a while. You could always attach the printer to a Linux
    >>>>> print server.
    >>>>>
    >>>> What a stupid recommendation.
    >>>
    >>> Yeah. It's always stupid to make things WORK.

    >>
    >> You actually think your advice was practical? Or correct? Or even
    >> doable? Think again...if that's possible.

    >
    > Sure it's doable. Yes, it is correct. It's obviously practical.


    I guess you either didn't read the OP's post or maybe you didn't fully
    comprehend it?
    And I seriously doubt that a linux print server would correct his
    printing problems.
    But it's a moot point as the Vista drivers will work just fine.
     
  12. GreyCloud

    GreyCloud Flightless Bird

    David Arnstein wrote:
    > I have a Hewlett Packard Laserjet 1320 monochrome laser printer. While
    > I had Microsoft Windows XP, this printer operated very nicely at 1200
    > DPI (dots per inch).
    >
    > After I swapped out Windows XP for Windows 7, I had trouble with this
    > printer. I installed the "universal" PCL5 print driver recommended by
    > the HP support web pile. Verily, and my printer worked again. But it
    > only gives me 600 DPI. No option for higher density in the printer setup
    > dialog.
    >
    > I also lost the ability to print Postscript with this printer. No solution
    > recommended by the HP support web pile.
    >
    > The HP user forums provide only noise. Has anyone here found a solution?
    > I mean, besides avoiding HP products.


    http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsuppor...prodSeriesId=410622&lang=en&cc=us&submit=Go »

    Now, which version of win7 are you using? 32-bit or 64-bit? Then select
    the os and download your driver.
     
  13. Death

    Death Flightless Bird

    Dennis Pack wrote:

    > David:
    > Try the drivers listed at
    > "http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DriverDownload.jsp?lang=
    > en&cc=us&prodNameId=410624&taskId=135&prodTypeId=18972&prodSeriesId
    > =410622&lang=en&cc=us&submit=Go%20Â".
    > for drivers for your printer. There are other models listed for the LaserJet
    > 1320 at http://www.hp.com/#Support. Have a great day.


    I hate to say this, but you can't seem to configure NOD32 to tag your
    message less than 3 times.
    Or, are you advertising for that POS AV that is scanning text messages
    for no reason other for than free ads by users whom couldn't configure a
    square out of a 4x4x4 box?

    --
    Vita brevis breviter in brevi finietur,
    Mors venit velociter quae neminem veretur.
     
  14. David Arnstein

    David Arnstein Flightless Bird

    In article <XrOdnWUemN1HK0_WnZ2dnUVZ8lidnZ2d@pipex.net>,
    Trev <trev_uk@hotmail.com invalid> wrote:
    >Install the latest driver you can get Maybe Vista In compatibility mode
    >http://www.trevorbowden.co.uk/Win7compatmode.html


    Thanks to Trevor and Frank for this solution. I was able to install the
    Vista postscript driver and I am getting good results.

    I did have to learn something about Windows 7 to go down this path
    though. Trevor's web page is a nice essay on getting an obsolete installer
    program to work. But this method does not help with the HP Vista software.
    The reason is that all the HP Vista software does is to unpack a collection
    of files onto the computer's disk drive. None of the unpacked files are
    installer programs themselves. They are DLLs, INFs, and CABs. So Trevor's
    method does not apply.

    What I did was to go into Windows Device Manager and uninistall my HP
    Laserjet 1320 printer from there. Then I used Device Manager to "add
    legacy hardware." I also specified "Windows Vista service pack 2"
    compatibility. Finally, I used the "have disk" option to point Windows
    Device Manger directly to the files that were unpacked (previous
    paragraph). This worked for me.

    Now I have 1200 DPI printing, Postscript, and double-sided printing
    again!

    There is one irritation to be aware of. After I got everything working,
    I ran Windows Update. It offered to install an update for the printer.
    I allowed this, and it was a mistake. Windows Update downloaded some
    new files and then failed to install them. I believe that now my local
    Windows Update folder is permanently saddled with a collection of files
    that cannot be installed. For anyone who goes down this path, avoid this
    please.
    --
    David Arnstein (00)
    arnstein+usenet@pobox.com {{ }}
    ^^
     

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