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HP Designjet 700 and 750C Plus Printers - Setting up the Printer

Driver downloads
Follow these steps to check for the latest driver updates for your printer using the HP website.
  1. Turn on the printer.
  2. Type your printer model number, and then click Go.
  3. If prompted, select your printer from the list.
  4. Click Get drivers, software & firmware.
  5. Select your language from the drop-down menu, if necessary.
  6. Scroll down the page to select your operating system.
    A page listing all available downloads displays.
  7. In the Download index section, click Driver - Product Installation Software.
  8. Scroll down the page to the Driver - Product Installation Software section, and then click Download.
  9. Open the folder where you saved the file (usually Downloads), double-click the file, and then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
Quick setup
If you meet all of the following requirements
  • You want English as the language of the front-panel display and the printer’s internal plots.
  • You are experienced at installing printers.
  • You do not want to add extra memory.
For the HP Designjet 700 printer
  • You are going to use roll media.
For the HP Designjet 750C Plus printer
  • You are going to use roll media and print in color.
  • You know whether to connect the printer directly to your computer or to a network and whether to use the parallel or serial interface, and you already have the right cable.
      note:
    Serial interface users: Your computer’s RS-232-C settings are 9600 baud, no parity, 8 data bits, and 1 stop bit.
Just do the following six steps and skip the rest of this document
  1. Connect the power cord and switch on.
  2. Load the roll of media supplied, following the instructions on the label inside the printer’s roll cover. Watch the front-panel display for further instructions.
  3. Press Access Cartridge(s) and open the printer window.
    For the HP Designjet 700 printer
    Load the black print cartridge into the carriage on the left side of the printer. Do not forget to remove the tape from the cartridge.
    For the HP Designjet 750C Plus printer
    Load the color print cartridges into the carriage on the left side of the printer. Do not forget to remove the tape from the cartridges.
  4. Close the printer’s window and let the printer run its automatic cartridge-alignment procedure.
  5. Switch off the printer and your computer, connect the interface cable, and then switch them on again.
  6. Choose your driver disk(s), read the instructions on the label, and follow any printed instructions accompanying the disks. For AutoCAD or Microsoft (R) Windows applications, the driver is shipped with the printer. For other applications, see below for advice, and if necessary, contact your software vendor.
Set up the printer
You should already have unpacked and assembled the printer, following the Assembly Instructions in the box. Now you can set up the printer, completing each task explained in this document.
Task 1: Check that you have all of the required items
  1. You need the following items, which were supplied with the printer:
    • Power cord
        note:
      The power cord supplied with your printer should meet the plug requirements for your area. However, different power cords (international options) are available. If necessary, contact your dealer or HP Sales and Support Office.
    • A roll of HP Opaque Bond Paper (for the HP Designjet 700 printer)
    • A roll of HP Coated Paper (for the HP Designjet 750C Plus printer)
    • Print cartridges:
    For the HP Designjet 700 printer
    • Two black
    For the HP Designjet 750C Plus printer
    • One yellow
    • One cyan
    • One magenta
    • Two black
  2. Inspect the printer itself and the above accessories. If you received any item in a damaged condition, notify the dealer or HP Sales and Support Office where you purchased the printer and file a claim with the carrier.
  3. You will also need the following items, which were not supplied with the printer:
    • Interface cable
Task 2: Install memory expansion SIMMs (optional)
The HP Designjet 750C Plus printer comes with 8 megabytes (MB) of memory and 3 MB of printing memory, for a total of 11 MB of standard on-board memory. You can expand the memory by adding memory expansion SIMMs to the two RAM expansion slots on the printer. Each slot can hold single in-line memory modules (SIMM) in any combination of either 4 MB, 8 MB, 16 MB, or 32 MB.
The maximum standard memory for this printer is:
11 + 32 + 32 = 75 MB
The HP Designjet 700 printer comes with 4 megabytes (MB) of memory and 1.5 MB of printing memory, for a total of 5.5 MB of standard on-board memory. You can expand the memory by adding memory expansion SIMMs to the two RAM expansion slots on the printer. Each slot can hold single in-line memory modules (SIMM) in any combination of either 4 MB, 8 MB, 16 MB, or 32 MB.
The maximum standard memory for this printer is:
5.5 + 32 + 32 = 69.5 MB
To install memory expansion modules
  1. Make sure that the printer is switched off and that neither the power cord nor an interface cable is connected.
  2. Using a flat-blade screwdriver, unscrew the cover plate at the back of the printer, and remove it. Unscrew only the four screws on the cover plate.
      note:
    The two slots on the right are for memory expansion modules. Use slot 3 first, and then slot 4. If your printer has only one memory module, it must be in slot number 3.
      caution:
    Before handling a memory module, either attach a grounding wrist strap to the metal chassis of the printer, or touch the outer metal surface of the printer with your hand. Otherwise, static electricity from your body could damage the memory module.
  3. Take the memory module out of its bag, holding the module only by the edges.
  4. Proceed as follows:
    1. Hold the module by its edges, with the nonmetallic edge toward you and the small notch at the bottom.
    2. With the nonmetallic edge angled to the right, firmly push the module into the slot. Gradually straighten the angle and push it in until it clicks into place.
  5. Using a flat-blade screwdriver, replace the cover plate and its four screws.
Task 3: Switch on and change the language from English (optional)
The printer’s front panel menus and all the printer’s sample plots are available in the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish. By default, the language is English. The physical front panel overlay is also available in Chinese, Korean, and Taiwanese.
  caution:
Make certain that the power cord supplied with your printer matches your AC power connection requirements. Use only three-wire (earth-grounded) power cords with this printer.
To switch on and change the language
  1. Make sure that the power switch on the front of the printer is Off.
  2. Plug the power cord into the socket at the back of the printer, and then into your power outlet.
  3. If English is OK or you have already changed the language, switch on the printer by pushing the power switch. If there is no sound, or no light on the front panel, you have a power problem.
  4. If you want to change the language, hold ENTER on the front panel and then switch on the printer by pushing the power switch. Release ENTER when "Status/Initializing" appears on the front panel screen.
  5. When the word "English" appears on the front panel screen, press the up or down arrow until your language appears. Press ENTER to select it.
Task 4: Load media
Because the next task is to load the cartridge(s) and perform the automatic cartridge alignment procedure, you must load opaque media at this stage; for example, load opaque bond (printer paper) for the HP Designjet 700 printer or coated paper for the HP Designjet 750C Plus printer, as this is necessary for the alignment procedure. A roll of suitable HP media is supplied with your printer.
  • To load roll media, start with step 1 below.
  • To load sheet media, go to the section "To Load a Sheet" below.
To load a roll
  1. Make sure the printer wheels are locked (the brake levers pressed down) to prevent the printer from moving.
  2. Open the roll cover and remove the empty spindle by pulling firmly on each end. The two ends are different: one end has a media stop and the other end has a smaller end cap. Place the spindle vertically on the floor, with the media stop at the bottom, ready for the new roll.
  3. Remove the new roll from its wrapping. Remove the end cap from the top of the spindle, and slide the new roll onto the spindle. The leading edge of the media must wind clockwise. If the media stop falls off, push it back in until it snaps into position.
  4. Push the end cap back in, making sure that the tabs are flush against the ends of the roll. Push it far enough to be firm, but do not use excessive force, as this may break the tabs.
  5. Insert the spindle so that the large media stop is to the right and the small end cap to the left. Push in firmly on both ends. Be sure the media remains flush against the media stop.
  6. Check the leading edge as it unwinds from the spool. If it is uneven, trim it as explained in step 7; otherwise go to step 8.
      warning:
    The media cutting knife used in the next step is sharp. Make sure the printer’s wheels are locked. Keep fingers clear of the cutting path. Keep media cutting knife away from children.
  7. Trim the leading edge of the media roll:
    1. Pull the media over the top of the machine and lay it over the cutting track.
    2. Use the media cutting knife in the pocket located at the back of the printer to cut off the first few inches of the media.
    3. Retract the blade and return the media cutting knife to its pocket.
  8. Proceed as follows:
    1. Pull the media towards you, holding it from the sides, and align its right edge with the perforated line on the entry platen.
    2. Insert the leading edge into the printer, until the page buckles slightly.
    3. Let go of the media when the printer begins to pull it in.
  9. Press the down arrow next to the front-panel display to indicate you are loading a roll.
  10. Press the up or down arrow until the display shows the type of media you are loading; then press ENTER.
    • HP Designjet 700 printer: If you are using the roll supplied with the printer, scroll to Opaque bond.
    • HP Designjet 750C Plus printer: If you are using the roll supplied with the printer, scroll to Coated paper.
  11. Proceed as follows:
    1. When the front panel instructs you, lift the media lever.
    2. Take hold of the edges of the media now extending from the exit slot and pull the media toward you until taut. Then align the left and right edges of the media so that they are flush with the edges of the roll.
    3. When the front panel instructs you, lower the media lever.
  12. Proceed as follows:
    1. When the printer instructs you to close the roll cover, rewind the media stop clockwise to take up any slack in the roll. Make sure that the leading edge of the media is outside the roll cover, and then close the cover.
    2. Press down arrow to continue. The printer automatically trims off the first few inches of media.
    3. The roll media is now loaded and ready for plotting.
To load a sheet
You can load a sheet in either portrait or landscape orientation. (Your choice of orientation is significant when sending a plot from your software, but for the moment it does not matter.)
Printing will be on the underside, so if loading coated paper, load the coated side down.
  1. Make sure the media lever is down and the roll cover is closed.
  2. Proceed as follows:
    1. Holding the media from the sides, align the right edge with the perforated line on the entry platen.
    2. Insert the media until it buckles slightly; that is, push all the way to the media stops. Let go of the media when the printer begins to pull it in.
  3. Press the up arrow next to the front panel display to indicate you are loading a sheet.
  4. Press the up or down arrow until the display shows the type of media you are loading (if you are using regular printer paper, scroll to Opaque bond; if using coated paper, scroll to Coated paper); then press ENTER.
  5. The printer moves the sheet in and out to check its size and alignment, and then advances it to the start of the page. When sheet loading is complete, Status/Ready is displayed.
Task 5: Load the print cartridge(s)
Cartridge types
  caution:
The HP Designjet printer is designed to operate only with the HP-approved cartridges supplied with the printer.
  • The HP Designjet 700 printer is supplied with two black cartridges (one is a spare cartridge).
  • The HP Designjet 750C Plus printer is supplied with five cartridges:
    • yellow
    • cyan
    • magenta
    • black (plus one spare black cartridge)
For the HP DeskJet 750C Plus printer, each stall in the carriage has a dot indicating the color of the cartridge that should be installed. You must put the correct cartridge in the correct stall; otherwise, not only will your colors be wrong, but print quality may be affected. The sequence of the colors is, from left to right: yellow, cyan, magenta, and black.
If you have color vision deficiencies, you can identify the colors of the cartridges by the part numbers on the boxes.
  note:
Except on glossy media types, the printer will operate successfully in monochrome with just the black cartridge loaded; these instructions assume that you are loading all four cartridges.
  warning:
Do not touch the stainless steel strip that runs the length of the printer behind the cartridge carriage; its edge is very sharp. Keep hair, jewelry, clothing, and foreign objects away from the printer mechanisms.
Keep new and used print cartridges out of the reach of children.
To load the print cartridge(s)
  1. Proceed as follows:
    1. Press Access Cartridge(s) and wait for the cartridge carriage to come to a complete stop next to the front panel.
    2. When the carriage stops, open the window.
        note:
      It is essential to load the cartridges with the printer switched on; otherwise, you will get poor print quality, and the reliability of your cartridges will be impaired.
  2. For each cartridge in the set:
    1. Take the cartridge out of its box.
    2. Remove the colored protective tape and tab from the cartridge’s nozzles. For the HP Designjet 750C Plus printer, match the color of the cartridge’s label with the color of the dot above the stall.
    3. Make sure that the printer is still switched on (never install cartridges with the printer switched off).
    4. Insert the cartridge in the stall. Press down lightly and push the cartridge away from you until it snaps into place. If the front panel display says Reseat cartridge(s), then remove the cartridge and insert it again. Do so until the message disappears.
  3. When the cartridges are successfully installed, the printer automatically runs the cartridge alignment procedure. When the front panel displays Status/Ready, the procedure is complete. You can throw away the small print produced during the cartridge alignment procedure.
      note:
    To make your cartridges last as long as possible, you should not remove them once they are installed, except to replace them.
      caution:
    Now that the cartridges are loaded, never turn the printer upside down, or ink will spill.
Task 6: Print a demonstration plot (optional)
Before you connect your printer to a computer, it is a good idea to print one of the internal sample plots. This ensures that the printer itself is operating properly.
  1. If media is not already loaded, load a roll or a sheet, as explained earlier in Task 4.
  2. On the front panel display, go to Demos.
    1. At Status/Ready press ENTER.
    2. At Short Menus/Queuing and Nesting, press down arrow.
    3. At Short Menus/Demos press ENTER.
    4. At Demos/Palette press ENTER to choose this, or down arrow to get to the next option.
    5. At Demos/Samples press ENTER to choose this, or down arrow to get to the next option.
    6. At Demos/Menu, press ENTER.
        note:
      Samples accesses a list of sample demonstration plots stored in the printer’s firmware. If only one is available, it starts processing as soon as you press ENTER.
      Menu prints a menu tree of the entire front panel menu structure.
  3. The Receiving light flashes while the plot is being processed; then the printer starts printing. After it has finished:
    • On roll media, the printer waits for the ink to dry, if necessary, and drops the plot into the media bin.
    • On sheet media, wait until the ink is dry, if necessary (see the front panel display for an ink-drying message), and then gently pull the sheet out from the printer. When using HP Coated Paper, you do not need to wait.
  4. Examine the plot, with the following questions in mind:
    • Are the lines clean and complete?
    • Are the area fills smooth?
    • Are the black and white areas correctly defined?
    • Is the color good quality?
Unless you changed it, the print quality setting on the front panel was Best.
Task 7: Connect the printer to your computer
  note:
For UNIX (R) systems, also see the section titled, "Tips for UNIX Users" at the end of this document.
Connecting the printer directly to a network
You can connect your printer directly to a Local Area Network using an optional network interface card, such as the HP JetDirect Print Server. Depending on your needs, you may want to use the network interface instead of, or in addition to, the parallel and serial interfaces.
Connecting the printer directly to your computer
  1. Decide whether to use the parallel or serial interface.
      note:
    If your computer and your application software support it, use the parallel interface, as it is faster. You can connect both the parallel and the serial interface simultaneously if you wish: the printer uses the interface that receives the data first.
  2. Choose an interface cable.
      note:
    To achieve the best performance from your printer, we recommend you use only genuine HP interface cables, whose reliability and performance have been thoroughly tested to give trouble-free performance.
  3. Switch off the printer and then the computer.
  4. Connect one end of the cable to the appropriate port on the back of the printer.
  5. Connect the other end of the cable to your computer. For help choosing the correct port on the computer, refer to your computer documentation.
  6. Switch on the computer and then the printer.
Task 8: Configure the interface (serial interface users only)
The following table shows the settings available for the printer’s serial interface parameters, the factory settings, and the most likely requirements for different computers.
Serial (RS-232-C) settings
Parameter
Available settings
PC
Macintosh
UNIX
Baud rate
1200
2400
4800
9600*
19200
38400
9600*
Consult your software documentation
9600*
Parity[1]
None* Even Odd
None*
Consult your software documentation
None*
[1]Parity of None = 8 data bits, 1 stop bit Parity of Even or Odd = 7 data bits, 1 stop bit
* = factory default
The settings on the printer must match those of the computer and software sending the data. Use their documentation to find the requirements. If in doubt, try the above suggestions. If the printer’s defaults already match the requirements, then you can skip the rest of this task.
To change the printer’s serial interface settings
Through the front panel display, you can create and save two sets of configurations for the serial interface, called Configurations A and B. By default, they are set to the factory settings shown in the table above. The factory default configuration is always available as well, giving you up to three stored configurations to choose from.
The instructions that follow explain how to specify and apply Configuration A. Configuration B can be specified in the same way. To restore the factory default configuration, go to the Accuracy menu in the front panel and choose Restore Factory.
  1. On the front panel display, change the Menu mode from Short to Full.
    1. At Status/Ready, press ENTER.
    2. At Short Menus/Queuing & Nesting press down arrow. If Full Menus is displayed instead of Short Menus, you can skip this step and go to step 2.
    3. At Short Menus/Demos press down arrow.
    4. At Utilities/Menu mode=Short press ENTER.
    5. At Menu Mode/Short* press down arrow.
    6. At Menu Mode/Full press ENTER.
    7. At Utilities/Menu Mode=Full press Previous.
    8. You should be at Full Menus/Utilities.
  2. Get to the routine for defining a new serial configuration.
    1. At Full Menus/Utilities, press the down arrow.
    2. At Full Menus/I/O setup press ENTER.
    3. At I/O Setup/Modular press down arrow.
    4. At I/O Setup/RS-232-C press ENTER.
    5. At RS-232-C Config=Factory press down arrow.
    6. At RS-232-C Setup/Define config press ENTER.
    7. At Define config/Config A press ENTER.
    8. You should be at Config A/Baudrate=9600.
  3. Configure the serial interface to match your software configuration.
    1. At Config A/Baudrate=9600 press ENTER.
    2. At Baudrate/9600 press up arrow.
    3. At Baudrate/19200 press ENTER.
    4. At Config A/Baudrate=19200 press down arrow.
    5. At Config A/parity=None(0) press ENTER.
    6. At Parity/none(0) press down arrow.
    7. At Parity/Even press ENTER.
    8. At Config A/Parity=Even press Previous until you return to RS-232-C/Config=Factory.
  4. Switch to the new configuration.
    1. At RS-232-C/Config=Factory press ENTER.
    2. At Config/Factory press down arrow.
    3. At Config/Config A press ENTER.
    4. At RS-232-C/Config=A press Previous until you return to Status/Ready.
Task 9: Set up your software
This section gives a simple overview of the software configuration tasks you need to perform and is designed for those users unfamiliar with this type of task.
  note:
For UNIX systems, see also "Tips for UNIX Users" at the end of this document.
Basic terminology
  • Application software: Application software means the software from which you intend to send plots to your printer; for example, a CAD system, a graphics package, or a desktop publishing system.
  • Drivers: Your application software needs to know to which type of printer it is sending information. This knowledge, and other configuration information, is held in a "driver." The driver is a piece of software that handles communications between your application software and your printer. To make sure that your printer prints exactly what you expect--in terms of size, position, orientation, and quality--use the correct driver for the combination of your application software and printer.
Checklist of typical tasks to set up your software
  1. Identify which driver you need.
      note:
    Some are supplied with this printer; others are supplied with your application software. If necessary, install the driver on your computer
  2. Add this printer to the device list in the software. For example, this list may be accessed through Config/Add a Printer (in AutoCAD), Printer setup (in Microsoft Windows applications) or Printer type (in Macintosh applications). In most cases, you do not need to add the printer for each individual software application (just once for all Microsoft Windows applications, for example).
  3. Configure the driver. A series of dialog boxes usually appear, where you can specify such items as default media type or print quality.
      note:
    In most cases, these settings will override any settings you make on the front panel of the printer.
Software and accessories
Use the information in the table below to decide if you need to install and set up any of the software supplied with this printer or that are available as an option. If you do not know whether your application sends PostScript (R) files to the printer (and therefore whether the printer may require the PostScript Upgrade Kit), consult your application software and its documentation.
Item
For use on
Supplied or optional
Installation
Drivers for AutoCAD
PC
Supplied
Install the software on your computer.
Driver for Microsoft Windows 95 and 3.1 Applications[1]
PC
Supplied
Install the software on your computer.
PostScript Upgrade Kit
PC Macintosh
Optional
Install the firmware in your printer.
Install the software on your computer.
HP JetDirect Print Server
PC Macintosh UNIX
Optional
Install the hardware in your printer.
Install the software on your computer.
[1] These items are updated occasionally. For details on software versions that are supported, see the documentation included with them.
Other applications
If you are going to use applications other than AutoCAD or Microsoft Windows applications, first check any Software Application Notes supplied with this printer, to see if the application is covered there. If not, some general advice follows:
The device list in your software may not be up to date with the latest printers available. If the HP Designjet 700 or HP Designjet 750C Plus printers is not specified by name in your application’s device list, select an alternative printer as follows in the table. They are listed in preferred order:
No.
Device
Comments
1
HP Designjet 750C or
HP Designjet 755CM printers
2
HP Designjet 350C or
HP Designjet 330 printers
3
HP Designjet 250C or
HP Designjet 230 printers
4
HP Designjet 220 printer
5
HP Designjet 650C printer
With a preference for C2858B/C2859B rather than C2958A/C2859A
6
HP Designjet 200 printer
7
HP Designjet 600 or
HP Designjet printers
8
HP-GL/2 Device
or a similar option including a reference to HP-GL/2
9
HP 7600
10
HP 7595B DraftMaster SX or
HP 7596B DraftMaster RX or
HP 7599A DraftMaster MX or
HP 7595C DraftMaster SX Plus or
HP 7596C DraftMaster RX Plus or
HP 7599B DraftMaster MX Plus printers
11
HP 7586B[1]
If you choose these devices, you may not be able to use your printer’s parallel connection - depending on the application software.
12
HP 7580[1] or
HP 7585[1]
[1] These devices support only HP-GL; the others support HP-GL/2 and HP-GL.
Task 10: Print a test plot
The sample plots explained in Task 6 simply verify the operation of the printer itself. Having connected the printer to your computer and configured the drivers or other software for your requirements, you should now be in a position to send a test plot using one of your own files.
Among the points you should be looking for are:
  • Did the Receiving light on the front panel come on?
  • Do you see any error message on the front panel display?
  • Does the image appear in the size, orientation, and position on the sheet that you expected?
  • Is any of the image clipped?
  • Are the lines the correct width?
  • Are the colors exactly what you expected?
Tips for UNIX users
Interface
You can connect the printer to your workstation in one of two ways:
  • Via the UNIX print-spooling system, using any of the interfaces: network, parallel or serial.
  • Directly using the serial interface.
Recommendations
The print-spooling system is recommended, so that printing takes place in the background while you continue using your application. A print server is also recommended, as it will give you not only more flexibility in locating the printer, but also the possibility of network integration and centralized printer configurations using BOOTP (Bootstrap Protocol) and TFTP (Trivial File Transfer Protocol).
If you choose the parallel interface, you may need a parallel interface card for your workstation. Contact your workstation supplier for details.
Print spooler configuration examples
Example 1: Configuring the SunOS 4.1.3 print spooler for Sun SPARCstations (parallel interface)
To perform the following steps, you must be a superuser.
  1. Create a directory for print spooling. All application users need read and write permission for this directory. For example, from the command line of a shell, type:mkdir /usr/spool/cad
    chmod 777 /usr/spool/cad
  2. Edit the /etc/printcap file to set up the printer configuration. You must assign a name to each printer or printer managed by the print spooler. Refer to the example below if you need help completing this step.
Add these lines to your /etc/printcap file if
  • your printer is named djet,
  • the device name of your parallel port is /dev/bpp0, and
  • your spool directory is called /usr/spool/cad.
# Entry for an HP printer on a parallel port djet:\
:mx#0:sf:sh:\
:lp=/dev/bpp0:\
:sd=/usr/spool/cad:\
:lf=/usr/adm/lpd-errs:
Example 2: Configuring the SunOS 4.1.3 print spooler for Sun SPARCstations (serial interface)
To perform the following steps, you must be a superuser.
  1. Create a directory for print spooling. All application users need read and write permission for this directory. For example, from the command line of a shell, type:
    mkdir /usr/spool/cad
    chmod 777 /usr/spool/cad
  2. Edit the /etc/printcap file to set up the printer configuration. You must assign a name to each printer or printer managed by the print spooler. Refer to the example below if you need help completing this step.
Add these lines to your /etc/printcap file if
  • your printer is named djet, and
  • your printer is connected to the device named /dev/ttya (usually the first serial port on the workstation), and
  • the spooling directory you created in step 1 is called /usr/spool/cad.
# Entry for an HP printer on a serial port djet:\
:lp=/dev/ttya:sd=/usr/spool/cad:br#9600:\
:lf=/usr/adm/lpd-errs:\
:sf:sh:mx#0:xc#0177777:xs#040040:fc#050:\
:ms=-evenp:
Make sure the printer’s baud rate is 9600 and parity is even.
Example 3: Configuring the SunOS 4.1.3 print spooler for Sun SPARCstations (HP JetDirect print server)
See the Configuration Guide shipped with the HP JetDirect print server.
Example 4: Configuring the Solaris 2.x print spooler for Sun SPARCstations
In order to perform the following steps you must be a superuser or belong to the special sysadmin (GID=14) group. If you are using the NIS+ name service, you may need NIS+ permission to modify the printer table. Refer to your Sun documentation for details.
  1. Create a directory for print spooling. All application users need read and write permission for this directory, so you must be a superuser to perform this step. For example, from the command line of a shell, type:
    mkdir /usr/spool/cad
    chmod 777 /usr/spool/cad
  2. Start the Administration Tool utility (from OpenWindows).
  3. % /bin/admintool
  4. Load the Printer Manager window, and, from the Add Printer edit menu, select Add Local Printer.
  5. In the Add Local Printer dialog box:
    Item
    Select
    Printer Name:
    For example, HP Designjet 700 or HP Designjet 750C Plus, depending on the printer you have purchased
    Printer Type:
    Other, and set it to Unknown
    File Contents:
    Any
    Banner:
    Not required
    For full details on how to use the Printer Manager option of admintool, consult your Sun documentation.
  6. Exit admintool.
    1. For serial connections:
    2. Make sure the printer’s baud rate is 9600 and parity is even.
    3. From the command line of a shell, as superuser, enter the following:
    4. lpadmin -p pname -o "stty=’9600 evenp -cstopb ixon ixoff’"
      where pname is the same as Printer Name in step 4. It is assumed that /usr/sbin is in the superuser’s path.

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