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Bought Printer, Need help!!

Discussion in 'Hewlett Packard' started by visualeyez, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. visualeyez

    visualeyez Member

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    I have been using wide format digital printers for 6 years now. I recently had the opportunity to buy my own, from an auction because some other shop went out of business.
    The printer I have is a 42" HP DesignJet 5500ps UV. I have maintenanced the machine and restored all of the printheads to 100% and got it all perfectly aligned. I did not get any software with this machine, so I am looking for help finding an affordable or free rip program. I actually did get two discs with the printer however none of them appear to have a RIP software. I almost had the HP E-print & share thing working, and ran out of paper.

    Thanks,
    -Keith
     
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  2. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    I believe the PS models have an internal RIP
     
  3. Aklaim

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    PS models do in fact have an internal rip. You can send prints directly to the printer.
     
  4. visualeyez

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    I know but I guess I am having trouble with the printer driver. Should I be printing directly from photoshop or illustrator or what?
     
  5. Billct2

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    I print directly from Corel, so I would think you could print direct from Illustrator.
    You may need to reinstall the driver. HP has a good forum where there is a lot of info on these printers. The problem is many parts are getting hard to find.
     
  6. visualeyez

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    I'm used to setting up .pdf's in Illustrator for print In Versaworks, so I guess I am not familiar with the printers built in RIP.
    Do you have the link to that HP forum?
     
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