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Creating Printing Data on Windows (HP T1530)

Creating Virtual Data for Windows OS

Download a printer driver for Windows at the URL below:

In the linked site, choose your language and OS first.

You will see several drivers listed, then click "Driver - Product Installation Software", download "HP Designjet T930-T1530-T2530 printer series Full Feature Solution Installer."

That installer includes three types of drivers: PCL3, HP-GL2, and PostScript.

Graphic design applications, including Illustrator and Photoshop, are specifically designed to fit in the PostScript environment. Thus, the PostScript driver is preferable when you expect higher processing efficiency and printing quality, while the HP-GL/2 and PCL3 driver are preferable when you use the other applications including PowerPoint.

The HP-GL2 driver is disigned to rapidly print vector data such as CAD data. The PCL3 driver is for general purpose.

Installation Method for Windows OS

The following guides you to install a HP printer driver on Windows 7. When using other Windows OS, you can read Windows 7 as the OS you are using.

Installing Virtual Large-Format Printer

Open the file and wait while InstallShield Wizard extracts the files needed to install the driver on your computer.

After "接続タイプの選択(Select connection type:)" window is displayed, check "ファイルに印刷(print to file)" box, select model of "HP DesignJet T1530 PostScript", and click "Next".

Extracting Files

Next, "機能の選択(Feature selection)" is displayed. Check all drivers and click "Next". Installation starts now.

プリンタの接続

Wait while installation is proceeding.
The printer name will be set "HP DesignJet T1530 PS PCL3GUI".

準備完了

Finally, click "Finish" to complete to install the printer driver.

Printer Settings

  • HP Designjet T1530ps PostScript printer driver

In the "デバイスとプリンター(Device and Printer)" window, right-click the icon for the printer installed, hover the mouse cursor over "プリンターのプロパティ(Printer Property)", and select "HP DesignJet T1530 PS PS3" from the menu.

インストールしたプリンタの設定

「HP Designjet 4520ps PS3」 のプロパティ

In the printer property window, click "基本設定(Basic Setting)" to open the "HP Designjet T1530ps PS3 印刷設定 (Print Setting)" window. Select the "詳細設定(Advanced)" tab.

「HP Designjet 4520ps PS3」 の詳細オプション

Select "ソフトフォントとしてダウンロード(Download as Soft font)" as "True Type フォント(Font)".

Change to "ISO A0" corresponding to the Large-Format Printer as "用紙サイズ(Page Size)" under "用紙/出力(Paper/Printing)". The printing data is generated in the same size as the page size set in this Advanced setting window. For example, if the paper size is set for A4 in this window, the printing data will be generated in A4 size even if you designed it in A0 size.

Upon completion of all necessary settings, click "OK". Now you are ready to use the Large-Format Printer.

  • HP Designjet T1530PS HP-GL2 printer driver

In the "デバイスとプリンター(Device and Printer)" window, right-click the icon for the printer installed, hover the mouse cursor over "プリンターのプロパティ(Printer Property)", and select "HP DesignJet T1530 PS HP-GL2" from the menu.

インストールしたプリンタの設定

HP DesignJet 4520ps HPGL2 のプロパティ

In the printer property window, click "基本設定(Basic Setting)" to open the "HP DesignJet T1530PS 印刷設定(Print Setting)" window. And select "用紙/品質(Paper/Quality)" tab.

For the printing paper size, change to "ISO A0"to fit the Printer. We recommend you to set "印刷品質(Print Quality)" as what you want at the lower right corner of the window.

HP DesignJet 4520ps HPGL2 の印刷設定

  • HP Designjet T1530PS PCL3 printer driver

In the "デバイスとプリンター(Device and Printer)" window, right-click the icon for the printer installed, hover the mouse cursor over "プリンターのプロパティ(Printer Property)", and select "HP DesignJet T1530 PS PCL3" from the menu.

インストールしたプリンタの設定

HP DesignJet 4520ps HPGL2 のプロパティ

In the printer property window, click "基本設定(Basic Setting)" to open the "HP DesignJet T1530ps PCL3 印刷設定(Print Setting)" window. And select "用紙/品質(Paper/Quality)" tab.

For the printing paper size, change to "ISO A0"to fit the Printer. We recommend you to set "印刷品質(Print Quality)" as what you want at the lower right corner of the window.

HP DesignJet 4520ps HPGL2 の印刷設定

Printing with Graphic Design Application

The following guides you to create printing data (printer files) with the virtual printers - Adobe Illustrator (using HP Designjet T1530ps PS3 printer driver as an example) and Microsoft PowerPoint (using HP Designjet T1530ps HPGL printer driver as an example).

Printing with Adobe Illustrator CS5

The following uses the Adobe Illustrator CS5 as an example. Read it as the version you use.

Select "プリント"(Print) from "ファイル" (File) in the menu bar.

Adobe Illustrator (CS4:バージョン14)の場合

Note that the following is an example. You can choose the settings that fit in the poster you wish to print out.

印刷設定の一例

In "プリンタ(P)", select "HP Designjet T1530ps PS3" and then "PPD" is automatically selected.

In "サイズ(Z)" of "用紙"(Page), when selected "プリンタドライバーで定義"(Defined in Printer Driver), the size selected at the step "Printer Settings" is set.

In "オプション"(Option), you can specify at any scaling details including selection of "プリントするレイヤー"(Layer to Print), "拡大・縮小しない"(No Scaling), and "用紙サイズに合わせる"(Relative to Page).

Next, select "グラフィック"(Graphic) from the list in the left-center, and set the "すべてのフォント"(All fonts)" of ダウンロード"(Download) under "フォント"(Font). And then, all the font data used in the poster are downloaded and matched with the printing file you created.

グラフィックの設定

After setting the necessary printing settings, click "プリント(Print)" to open "ファイルに出力(Print to File)" window. Select a folder, name the file and save it.

Save this printing data in a media device including USB flash memory and CD-R/RW and bring it to the Large-Format Printer Output room.

Printing with Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

The following uses Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 as an example. Read it as the version you use.

Click the "ファイル(File)" and select "印刷(Print)" from the menu.

Microsoft PowerPoint の場合

Note that the following is an example. You can choose the settings that fit in the poster you wish to print out.

For "プリンタ名(Printer name)", select HP DesignJet T1530ps HPGL2 or HP DesignJet T1530ps PCL3.

Important! Click "印刷レイアウト(Print Layout)" (in the following picture, "フルページサイズのスライド(full page size)") and check "用紙に合わせて拡大/縮小(Adjust to Paper Size)"box. Note that "ページ設定(Page Setting)"of PowerPoint is for the slide page(s), not for the printing paper size.

ページ設定の一例

Click "OK" in the "印刷(Print)" window to open "ファイルに出力(Print to File)" window.

Select a folder, type the file name and save it.
The file name extension
".prn" is added while the file is saved. Due to the setting or/and version of the print driver, ".prn" may not be added. In such cases, add ".prn" to the end of the file name.

Save this printing data in media device such as a USB flash memory or a CD-R/RW and bring it to the Large-Format Printer Output room.

 

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