Generic HPGL Vinyl Cutter Post Processor

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Generic HPGL Vinyl Cutter Post Processor

Postby Wemme » Sun May 13, 2007 9:30 am

Hello.
I recently purchased a Vinyl Cutter which was HPGL compatible however the software and drivers that came with it was rubbish.
So with a point in the right direction from Tony I wrote a post processor which works with the vinyl cutter.
I set up a Generic/Text print driver so that i can use the "output direct to device" from Vcarve.

I Post a copy of the PostP here for others to use at there own risk.

It works a treat for me and I am really chuffed that I can use Vcarve for my vinyl work.

A Big thanks to Tony.

If you use it or change it please post any details back in this thread.

Regards
Bart
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Postby Wemme » Sun May 13, 2007 9:33 am

PostP.
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Postby Tony Mac » Sun May 13, 2007 11:16 am

Nice one Bart!
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Postby zoltan » Mon May 14, 2007 9:26 pm

Hi,

This is great. Could you tell me how you setup a General/Text printer driver? I am thinking about using this for my chinese laser to cut different materials, not only on vinyl cutter. Wow...I do not know how to setup the driver...

Thank you,

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Postby Wemme » Mon May 14, 2007 11:07 pm

Hi Zoltan.
Here is a Quck PDF which shows you how to do it. use at your own risk.
keep in mind your hardware MUST support one of the direct output post processors other wise it's of no use.
Vinyl cutters and plotters mostly support at least HPGL.

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zoltan wrote:Hi,
This is great. Could you tell me how you setup a General/Text printer driver? I am thinking about using this for my chinese laser to cut different materials, not only on vinyl cutter. Wow...I do not know how to setup the driver...
Thank you,
Zoltan
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Postby zoltan » Tue May 15, 2007 10:28 am

Thank you very much. I really appreciate it.


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Postby zoltan » Tue May 15, 2007 9:19 pm

Hi,

Sorry for stupid question: how do you print directly from VCarve? What command do you use?

Thank you,

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Postby Wemme » Wed May 16, 2007 1:12 am

Zoltan.
Attached is a PDF.
If you cant click on "Device ..." then the post processor doesn't support Direct output.
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Postby zoltan » Wed May 16, 2007 6:14 am

Thank you, again.

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Postby Wemme » Wed May 16, 2007 9:34 pm

zoltan wrote:Thank you, again.
Zoltan

No worries let us know how you get on.
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Postby Wemme » Fri May 25, 2007 10:39 am

Hello
Some more vinyl work using the above posted post processor.
Excuse the odd photo angles.
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Postby Geordiepom » Tue Jul 10, 2007 8:03 am

Hello again Bart
As I mentioned in the other thread I bought a Creation vinyl cutter. The software that came with it was pretty ordinary too. Next time I'm feeling geeky I'll give this a shot but in the meantime it ain't broke so I ain't gonna fix it. Thanks to you and Tony for this.
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Postby smphcc » Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:42 pm

Hi All,
Has anyone been able to get a direct PP out put from vcarve to a HPGL or DMLP plotter? Our Community College was going to dump 2 Houston DMP-60 plotters but I wanted to take a shot at converting them to vinyl cutter / engraver for High school students to use. Any info would be helpful.

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Re: Generic HPGL Vinyl Cutter Post Processor

Postby dmoore » Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:10 am

Bart -

Thanks so much for investing the time into researching this - creating vinyl cutter files right out of VCarve is exactly what I want to do. In researching this, it apepars that some plotters support HPGL (not many) and some do. Can I ask what model Vinyl Cutter you have?

Thanks,
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Re: Generic HPGL Vinyl Cutter Post Processor

Postby signmarketingman » Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:50 am

nearly all upper level cutters use hpgl (hewlet packard graphics language.)
Roland, Anagraph, summa, Graphtec etc.

Many low lever chinese cutters do not. They use revers notation or some other variant of graphics language.
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