Interfacing dxy-1100 plotter with windows xp.

April 22, 2012 at 18:19:41
Specs: Windows XP
I downloaded a Roland Dxy-1100 driver for Windows XP but can't get it to talk to the plotter.

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#1
April 22, 2012 at 18:26:30
Is this the driver that you got?

http://dg4.roland.co.jp/cs/cutting/...


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#2
April 23, 2012 at 19:07:47
Yes this is the driver I got
I didn't mean to click the downward button for scoring

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#3
April 23, 2012 at 19:26:59
Thank you for you answer.

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#4
April 23, 2012 at 20:07:52
I belive that this is a windows NT driver, but known to work on XP. If you are still having this problem you will have to uninstall the printer, then got to your print server and remove the driver from there as well.

So, go to your Printers and Faxes in the control panel. Remove the plotter, now click on file, then Server Properties. Remove the driver from there too.

Here is the readme.txt pay attention to the install instructions.

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Roland Plotter DRIVER for Windows(R) NT 4.0/2000/XP
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We do recommend you to read through this document first for your better understanding of Roland Plotter DRIVER. This "Readme" file provides some important information to install Roland Plotter DRIVER.

Explanation here is assuming that you are already familiar with operations on Windows. The further information about operation on Windows, please refer the user's manual from Microsoft Corp.

If you are reading this file with Notepad, check 'WordWrap' in Edit menu so that you can read more easily.


< Table of Contents >

1. In the beginning
2. Supported Models
3. Important Notes
4. Installation
4-1 Before Installing the Driver
4-2 Installing the Driver
5. Setting for the Paper Size


* "Windows(R)" and "Windows NT(R)" are registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft(R) Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
* "TrueType" is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.
* AutoCAD is a registered trademark of Autodesk, Inc.

Copyright (C) 1998-2002 Roland DG Corporation


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< 1. In the beginning >

This driver provides you the capability to output to the Roland Plotter series from your Windows graphics and drawing application software.

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< 2. Supported Models >

- RP / Sketch Mate Series
RP-11, RP-12, RP-21 and RP-22

- DXY / Flatbed Series
DXY-880, DXY-980, DXY-885, DXY-990, DXY-1100, DXY-1200, DXY-1300,
DXY-1150, DXY-1250, DXY-1350, DXY-1150A and DXY-1350A

- DPX / Flatbed Series
DPX-2200, DPX-3300, DPX-2500, DPX-3500, DPX-2600, DPX-3600,
DPX-4600, DPX-4600A, DPX-2700, DPX-3700, DPX-2700A, DPX-3700A
and DPX-4700LS

- GRX / Sheet Moving Series
GRX-300, GRX-400, GRX-300AR, GRX-400AR, GRX-300AG, GRX-400AG,
GRX-310, GRX-410, GRX-350, GRX-450, GRX-3500 and GRX-4500

- GSX / Sheet Moving Series
GSX-3000 and GSX-4000

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< 3. Important Notes >

- This driver does not support output any bitmap data. It is impossible to output texts or border lines etc. from such applications that output bitmap data, for example word processing softwares.
We recommend to use drawing softwares.

- When you are outputting plot data from AutoCAD 2000 (or AutoCAD LT 2000), select the [High Resolution] option. If this is left off, an error may occur during output.
Use the following method to make the setting for the [High Resolution] option.

1. Quit all running programs.
2. In Windows, click [Start].
Point to [Settings] and click [Printer].
3. Click the Roland plotter icon to choose it.
4. If you are using Windows NT 4.0, then from the [File] menu, click [Existing Values for Document]. If you are using Windows 2000, then from the [File] menu, click [Printing Preferences].
5. For Windows NT 4.0, click the [Advanced] tab. For Windows 2000, then from the [Layout] tab, click [Advanced].
6. For [Document Options], select [High Resolution] to activate the setting.

- When you will output True Type fonts, you should generate 'outlines' of texts to convert them into vector data. Please refer to the manual of your application software for this function.
If your software does not have the function to generate outline, it is impossible to output True Type fonts.

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< 4. Installation >


4-1 Before Installing the Driver

If this driver was included with a product, then follow the installation method described in the product's User's Manual.
If you obtained the driver from the Roland DG Corp. website, then follow the installation procedure described in this Readme file.


4-2 Installing the Driver

CAUTION
- Please follow this procedure (use the Setup program) to install and set up the program. Do not use the [Add Printer].
- If the driver is on floppy disk, then before you start the procedure, be sure to write-protect the disk.


Procedure for Installing and Setting up Roland Plotter DRIVER

1. Start Windows XP, Windows 2000 or Windows NT 4.0.
2. To install and set up a printer driver, you need full access permissions for printer setup. Log on to Windows as a member of the "Administrators" or "Power Users" group.
For more information about groups, refer to the documentation for Windows.
3. Insert the Install disk for DRIVER into the floppy disk drive. This step is not necessary if you downloaded the driver from the website.
4. Double-click on the [My Computer] icon on screen.
5. If you install from floppy disk, double-click on the [3-1/2 Floppy] icon. If you downloaded the driver from the website, then display the folder where you expanded the program.
6. Double-click on the [Setup.exe] icon.
The Setup program starts, and you can proceed with the installation by following the messages on the screen.


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< 5. Setting for the Paper Size >

When outputting the plot data, choose one of the registered paper sizes and perform output. If the size you want does not appear among the selections, use the following method to register the paper size.
The registration methods are different for Windows XP/2000 and Windows NT 4.0.


- Windows XP/2000
* In case of Windows XP, log on to Windows as a member of the [Administrators] group.
For more information about groups, refer to the documentation for Windows.

1. Use the program to open Properties for the driver.
You can generally display Properties by going to the [File] menu and clicking [Print Setup].
2. Click the [Layout] tab, then click [Advanced].
3. Click [Media Size Settings], then click [Properties].
4. Click [Add New Media Size].
5. Enter the paper size in [Width] and [Length].
6. At [Media Size Name], enter a name for registering the paper size, then click [OK].
7. Click [OK] again to close Properties.

Make sure the paper size of the name you registered has been added to the list of choices.


- Windows NT 4.0

1. Use the program to open Properties for the driver.
You can generally display Properties by going to the [File] menu and clicking [Print Setup].
2. Click the [Advanced] tab.
3. Click [Media Size Settings].
4. Click [Media Size Settings] button.
5. Click [Add New Media Size].
6. Enter the paper size in [Width] and [Length].
7. At [Media Size Name], enter a name for registering the paper size, then click [OK].
8. Click [OK] again to close Properties.

Make sure the paper size of the name you registered has been added to the list of choices.


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If you have further questions or problem, please contact to your local vendor or Roland sales center.


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#5
April 25, 2012 at 12:01:43
I have done all of the things that has been suggested. I thank all of you that have posted an answer. I will keep plugging away until I get it.

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