README.TXT Driver File Contents (drivers_plotter__graphtec_ce_1000-60.zip)

Graphtec Plotter Driver OPS628 Ver. 9.20A
for Microsoft Windows XP x64 Edition / Windows Vista x64 Edition /
    Windows 7 x64 Edition

Thank you for choosing the Graphtec OPS628 Plotter Driver.
The file provides instructions and notes on installation and operation as well
as other information.
Be sure to read through this file carefully before attempting to install or 
use this driver.


CONTENTS

  1. OVERVIEW

  2. INSTALLATION
    2-1 Checking the Program Disk
    2-2 Installing the Plotter Driver
    2-3 When connecting the FC5100 or CE3000, FC3600, MP303-04, CE3000-120AP,
        CE5000-120AP via USB

  3. CONFIGURING THE PLOTTER DRIVER
    3-1  Selecting the Communications Port
    3-2  Selecting the Paper Mode
    3-3  Selecting the Paper Size
    3-4  Selecting the Page Orientation
    3-5  Specifying the Number of Copies (Penless Plotters and Inkjet Plotters)
    3-6  Setting the Unit
    3-7  Setting the Pen Parameters
    3-8  Setting the Allowable Color Value Range
    3-9  Adjusting the Resolution of the Line Width (Pen Plotters, Cutting 
         Plotters, and Penless Plotters)
    3-10  Selecting the Chart Feed Mode
    3-11 Printing a Cut Line (GX3000 Pen Plotter)
    3-12 Setting the Programmable Resolution (Pen Plotters and Cutting Plotters)
    3-13 Setting the Resolution (Penless Plotters, Inkjet Plotters, and PT-5M)
    3-14 Setting the Line Pitch
    3-15 Setting the Scaling Factor
    3-16 Selecting the Output Method for TrueType Fonts
    3-17 Enabling the Clipping Function (Pen Plotters, Cutting Plotters, and 
         Penless Plotters)
    3-18 Enabling Data Output in Binary Format
    3-19 Rotating an Image by 90 Degrees (Penless Plotters)
    3-20 Rotating an Image by 90, 180, or 270 Degrees (Pen Plotters, Cutting 
         Plotters, and Inkjet Plotters)
    3-21 Enabling Automatic Layout (Penless Plotters)
    3-22 Performing Long-axis Printing (Pen Plotters, Penless Plotters, and 
         Inkjet Plotters)
    3-23 Setting the Offset for the Origin Point
    3-24 Selecting the Print Quality (Inkjet Plotters)
    3-25 Selecting the Media Type (JC9x00)
    3-26 Selecting the Color or Mono Printing Mode (Inkjet Plotters)
    3-27 Selecting the Cutting Method (JC9x00)
    3-28 Selecting the Print Mode (JX1130/1060)
    3-29 Setting the Save Media parameter (JX1130/1060)
    3-30 Setting the Media Save parameter (JX2100/2150)
    3-31 Setting the Feed Cutting Position (JX2100/2150)
    3-32 Selecting the Drying Time (Inkjet Plotters)
    3-33 Choosing the Driver as the Default Printer
    3-34 Select the Cut Line (JX1130/1060, JX2100/2150)
    3-35 Setting the Allowable Color Value Range for the Cut Line (JX2100/2150)
    3-36 Setting the Step Pass (JX2100/2150)
    3-37 Setting the Printing Cut Line (JX2100/2150)
    3-38 Setting the Cutting Conditions (JX2100/2150)
    3-39 Selecting the Dotted Line Setting (JX2100/2150)
    3-40 Selecting the Output Method (Penless Plotters and Inkjet Plotters)
    3-41 Setting the Output Modes (JX2100/2150)
    3-42 Selecting the Type of Data to Be Transferred (Penless Plotters)
    3-43 Selecting the Dithering Mode (Penless Plotters and Inkjet Plotters)
    3-44 Selecting the Driver's Application (Penless Plotters and Inkjet 
         Plotters)
    3-45 Selecting the Size of Memory for Processing Raster Data (Penless 
         Plotters and Inkjet Plotters)
    3-46 Selecting Colors for Monochrome Bit-Mapping (Penless Plotters and 
         Inkjet Plotters)
    3-47 Outputting Vector Data as Half-Tones (Penless Plotters and Inkjet 
         Plotters)
    3-48 Emphasizing Lines of One-Dot Width (Penless Plotters and Inkjet 
         Plotters)
    3-49 Enabling the Gradation of Line Output (JC9x00)
    3-50 Printing of Registration Marks (JX2100/2150)
    3-51 Aligning of Registration Marks (JX1130/1060)
    3-52 Selecting the type of Ink (JX2100/2150)
    3-53 Adjusting the Definition of Colors (JC9x00, JX2100/2150)
    3-54 Selecting a Color Table File (JC9x00)
    3-55 Selecting the Print Settings File (JX2100/2150)
    3-56 Selecting the Print Quality (JX2100/2150)
    3-57 Selecting the Number of Printing Passes (JX2100/2150)
    3-58 Selecting the Luminance Level (Penless Plotters and Inkjet Plotters)
    3-59 Selecting the Contrast Level (Penless Plotters and Inkjet Plotters)
    3-60 Selecting the Brightness Level (Penless Plotters and Inkjet Plotters)
    3-61 Selecting the Saturation Level (Penless Plotters and Inkjet Plotters)
    3-62 Selecting How to Output the Color Black (Inkjet Plotters)
    3-63 Selecting the Color Black's Intensity (Inkjet Plotters)
    3-64 Finely Adjusting the Output Colors (Inkjet Plotters)
    3-65 Registering the Driver's Settings in a File

  4. CONFIGURING THE COMMUNICATIONS PORT

  5. HOW TO PERFORM OUTPUT FROM APPLICATION SOFTWARE

  6. NOTES ON USE

  7. NOTES ON USING APPLICATION SOFTWARE

  8. PARAMETER RANGES AND ERROR MESSAGES
     (PEN PLOTTERS, CUTTING PLOTTERS, AND PENLESS PLOTTERS)
    8-1  The Plot Area Parameter
    8-2  The Paper Size Parameter
    8-3  The Copies Parameter
    8-4  The Chart Feed Length Parameter
    8-5  The Scaling Parameter
    8-6  The Allowable Color Value Range Parameter
    8-7  The Filling Pitch for Plotting Unlisted Colors Parameter
    8-8  The Pen Parameters
    8-9  The Line Pitch Parameter
    8-10 Color Parameters
    8-11 Other Error Messages

  9. PARAMETER RANGES AND ERROR MESSAGES
    (INKJET PLOTTERS)
    9-1  The Plot Area Parameter
    9-2  The Paper Size Parameter
    9-3  The Copies Parameter
    9-4  The Scaling Parameter
    9-5  The Pen Parameters
    9-6  The Line Pitch Parameter
    9-7  Color Parameters
    9-8  Other Error Messages

  10. COMPATIBLE PLOTTER MODELS


1. OVERVIEW

The OPS628 plotter driver is designed to run on Microsoft Windows for IBM PCs 
and IBM-compatible PCs.
This driver enables you to control Graphtec plotters through Windows in order 
to plot (or print or cut) using software programs that run on Windows XP x64
Edition / Vista x64 Edition / 7 x64 Edition.
This driver supports output from Graphtec's pen plotters, penless plotters, 
cutting plotters, and inkjet plotters.  For a complete list of compatible 
Graphtec plotters, see Chapter 10, "COMPATIBLE PLOTTER MODELS".

Moreover, when using this driver, note that all of the Windows functions (such 
as output of bitmapped images) may not be available due to restrictions of the 
plotter functions.


2. INSTALLATION

This chapter describes how to install the plotter driver.
Notes on Installation
  o To register a printer or update the driver, log on as a member of an
    Administrators group.
  o If an earlier version of this driver is already installed, remove it by a 
    Delete operation and then reboot the system before installing this plotter
    driver.
  o For more information, use the Help feature of Windows.

 2-1 Checking the Program Disk

 Before you begin installation, check that the program disk contains the
 following:

   WINXP_7_X64\DISK1
   WINXP_7_X64\GPGL64.DLL
   WINXP_7_X64\GPGLUI64.DLL
   WINXP_7_X64\GPGLUI.CHM
   WINXP_7_X64\OEMSETUP64.INF
   WINXP_7_X64\OEMSETUP64.CAT
   WINXP_7_X64\GTCGLMON64.DLL
   WINXP_7_X64\README.TXT
   WINXP_7_X64\GX3000.GPD
   WINXP_7_X64\MP5000.GPD
   WINXP_7_X64\MP303.GPD
   WINXP_7_X64\FP8000.GPD
   WINXP_7_X64\FP9000.GPD
   WINXP_7_X64\PT5M.GPD
   WINXP_7_X64\CE1000.GPD
   WINXP_7_X64\CE2000.GPD
   WINXP_7_X64\CE2120AP.GPD
   WINXP_7_X64\CE3000.GPD
   WINXP_7_X64\CE3120AP.GPD
   WINXP_7_X64\CE5120AP.GPD
   WINXP_7_X64\FC2230.GPD
   WINXP_7_X64\FC3200.GPD
   WINXP_7_X64\FC3600.GPD
   WINXP_7_X64\FC4100.GPD
   WINXP_7_X64\FC4200.GPD
   WINXP_7_X64\FC5100.GPD
   WINXP_7_X64\FC612-09.GPD
   WINXP_7_X64\TM1040.GPD
   WINXP_7_X64\TM1030.GPD
   WINXP_7_X64\TM1031.GPD
   WINXP_7_X64\TM1220.GPD
   WINXP_7_X64\TM1220B.GPD
   WINXP_7_X64\TM1220S.GPD
   WINXP_7_X64\TM1220R.GPD
   WINXP_7_X64\JC9000.GPD
   WINXP_7_X64\JX1000.GPD
   WINXP_7_X64\JX2000.GPD

 2-2 Installing the Plotter Driver

  o When connecting the FC5100 or CE3000, FC3600, MP303-04, CE3000-120AP,
    CE5000-120AP via USB, please read Section 2-3, "When connecting the 
    FC5100 or CE3000, FC3600, MP303-04, CE3000-120AP, CE5000-120AP via USB",
    and install the USB driver. 

  For Windows XP

  (1)  Boot Windows.
  (2)  When Windows starts up, click the [Start] button and choose [Control 
       Panel].
  (3)  Click [Printers and Other Hardware].
  (4)  Click [Printers and Faxes].
  (5)  Click [Add a printer] to launch the [Add Printer Wizard] and click 
       (Next>). 
  (6)  Click [Local printer attached to this computer] and confirm that the 
       [Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer] check box 
       is deselected. Then click the (Next>) button.
  (7)  Select the printer port you want to use and click the (Next>) button.
  (8)  Click the (Have Disk...) button.
  (9)  When the [Install from Disk] window appears, insert the Windows Plotter
       Driver disk in the computer's disk drive. 
  (10)  Specify the disk drive containing the disk either by typing in the
       drive followed by <WINXP_7_X64> from the keyboard or by clicking the
       (Browse...) button, then click the (OK) button.
       For example, if your CD-ROM drive is D, then type
       <D:\Driver_x64\English\WINXP_7_X64\OEMSETUP64.INF>.
  (11) Model names are listed in [Printers], so select the name of the model 
       you are using and click the (Next>) button.
  (12) Change the [Printer name], specify whether or not to use the Graphtec 
       driver as the default printer, and press the (Next>) button.
  (13) Select [No] for [Print Test Page], then click the (Next >) button.
       Note: If you output a test print without making this setting, output 
             may not be performed correctly.
  (14) Click the (Finish) button to end Add Printer Wizard.
  (15) A [Not passed Windows Logo testing to verify its compatibility with 
       Windows XP.] dialog box may be displayed. In that case, click the 
       (Continue Anyway) button to continue with your installation.
  (16) When installation is completed, the Graphtec Plotter icon appears in
       the [Printers and Faxes] window.

  For Windows Vista

  (1)  Boot Windows.
  (2)  When Windows starts up, click the [Start] button and choose [Control 
       Panel].
  (3)  Click [Hardware and Sound].
  (4)  Click [Printer].
  (5)  Click [Add a printer] button.
  (6)  Click [Add a local printer].
  (7)  Select the port which you use from [Use an existing port], click [Next].
  (8)  Click [Have Disk...] button.
  (9)  Specify the disk drive containing the disk either by typing in the
       drive followed by <WINXP_7_X64> from the keyboard or by clicking the
       [Browse...] button, then click the [OK] button.
       For example, if your disk drive is D, then type 
       <D:\Driver_x64\English\WINXP_7_X64\OEMSETUP64.INF>.
  (10) Select the plotter you want to use, click [Next] button.
  (11) Click [Next] button.
  (12) The installation starts. Click [Install this driver software anyway].
  (13) Installation of the driver software has been completed. Click [Finish].

  For Windows 7

  (1)  Boot Windows.
  (2)  When Windows starts up, click the [Start] button and select [Control
       Panel].
  (3)  Click the "View devices and printers" in the group of the "Hardware
       and Sound".
  (4)  Click [Add a printer].
  (5)  Click [Add a local printer].
  (6)  Select the port which you use from [Use an existing port], click [Next].
  (7)  Click [Have Disk...] button.
  (8)  Specify the disk drive containing the disk either by typing in the drive
       followed by <WINXP_7_X64> from the keyboard or by clicking the [Browse...]
       button, then click the [OK] button.
       For example, if your disk drive is D, then type
       <D:\Driver_x64\English\WINXP_7_X64\OEMSETUP64.INF>.
  (9)  Model names are listed in [Printers], so select the name of the model
       you are using and click the [Next] button.
  (10) Change the [Printer name], specify whether or not to use the plotter
       driver as the default printer, and click the [Next] button.
  (11) The installation starts. If a "Windows Security" alert prompt appears
       during the installation procedure, click [Install this driver software
       anyway].
  (12) Installation of the driver software has been completed. Click [Finish].

 This completes the installation process.
 Before using your plotter, proceed to the next chapter to configure the 
 plotter driver.

2-3  When Connecting the FC5100 or CE3000, FC3600, MP303-04, CE3000-120AP,
     CE5000-120AP via USB

  For Windows XP

  (1)  Boot Windows.
  (2)  Connect the USB cable to the FC5100 or CE3000, FC3600, MP303-04,
       CE3000-120AP, CE5000-120AP and plug the other end of the cable into the
       USB port of
       your computer.
  (3)  Turn on the power to the FC5100 or CE3000, FC3600, MP303-04, CE3000-120AP,
       CE5000-120AP; [Found New Hardware Wizard] is displayed.
       Select [Install the software automatically (Recommended)] and click the 
       (Next>) button.
  (4)  The [Not passed Windows Logo testing to verify its compatibility with 
       Windows XP.] dialog box may be displayed. In that case, click the 
       (Continue Anyway) button to continue with your installation.
  (5)  When the installation is completed, [Completing the Found New Hardware 
       Wizard] is displayed. Click the (Finish) button.
  (6)  When installation is completed, the Graphtec Plotter icon appears in
       the [Printers and Faxes] window.

  For Windows Vista

  (1)  Boot Windows and set the software CD.
  (2)  Connect the USB cable to the FC5100 or CE3000, FC3600, MP303-04,
       CE3000-120AP, CE5000-120AP and plug the other end of the cable into the
       USB port of
       your computer.
  (3)  Turn on the power to the FC5100 or CE3000, FC3600, MP303-04, CE3000-120AP,
       CE5000-120AP; [Found New Hardware] is displayed.
       Click [Locate and install driver software (recommended)].
  (4)  If the "Allow Windows to search online for driver software?" screen
       will appear, click [Don't search online].
  (5)  The "Installing device driver software" message appears in the lower
       right corner of the desktop. Do not click on this message - simply wait.
  (6)  The "Insert the disc" screen appears. Click [Next] button.
  (7)  Please select the plotter which Manufacturer is "Graphtec - English".
       Click [Next].
  (8)  The installation starts. Click [Install this driver software anyway].
  (9)  Installation of the driver software has been completed. Click [Finish].

  For Windows 7

  (1)  Boot Windows and set the software CD.
  (2)  Connect the USB cable to the Plotter and plug the other end of the cable
       into the USB port of your computer.
       Turn on the power to the Plotter.
  (3)  Click it when the "Installing device driver software" appeared on the 
       bottom right of the desktop.
  (4)  Click it when the "Skip obtaining driver software from Windows Update" 
       appeared in the Driver Software Installation dialog.
  (5)  Click the "Yes" when the "Do you want to skip getting driver software
       from Windows Update?" appeared in the Driver Software Installation dialog.
  (6)  Click the "Close" to close the Driver Software Installation dialog.
  (7)  Click the "Start" button, and then click the "Computer" by the right
       mouse button to select the "Manage".
  (8)  The "Computer Management" dialog will appears at left area.
       Click the "Device Manager" of the console tree of
       "Computer Management (Local)">"System Tools".
       Select the "Other Devices" at middle area, and then click the connected
       cutting plotter icon by the right mouse button to select the "Update
       Driver Software".
  (9)  Click it when the "Browse my computer for driver software" appeared in
       the Update Driver Software dialog.
  (10) Click [Browse...] button.
  (11) Select the folder where the driver is contained.
       And then click the "OK".
       For example: When the CD/DVD drive is "D:\".
       Select the "D:\Driver_x64\English\WINXP_7_X64\OEMSETUP64.INF".
  (12) The selected pass name is appeared in the "Search for driver software
       in this location:".
       Then, click the [Next].
  (13) The installation starts. If a "Windows Security" alert prompt appears
       during the installation procedure, click [Install this driver software
       anyway].
  (14) Update of the driver software has been completed. Click [Close].

 This completes the installation process.
 Before using your plotter, proceed to the next chapter to configure the 
 plotter driver.


3. CONFIGURING THE PLOTTER DRIVER

The configuration of the plotter driver involves selecting the communications
port, plotter type, paper size, page orientation, and options.
Be sure to choose plotter settings that match the plotter you will be using.

 3-1 Selecting the Communications Port

 This procedure selects the port (and interface) for use in  exchanging data 
 with the plotter.
 To use the RS-232C serial interface, select a port from COM1 through COM4.
 To use a Centronics-compatible parallel interface, select either LPT1 or LPT2.
 In the steps below, the [Graphtec Plotter] icon refers to the driver you 
 installed in the previous chapter.

  (1)  To enable you to make the plotter driver settings, click the [Start]
       button and then select [Settings] with the pointer.
       Click [Printers] to open the [Printers] menu.
       If you are continuing from Chapter 2, the [Printers] menu is already
       open so simply proceed to step 2.
  (2)  Select the [Graphtec Plotter] icon and display Properties.
  (3)  Click the <Ports> tab.
  (4)  Select the port to which the plotter is actually connected from <Print
       to the following port(s)>.
       Note: In order to output raster data using a penless plotter or inkjet
             plotter, select LPT1: (a printer port).
  (5)  When all the displayed values are satisfactory, click the (OK) button
       to terminate port selection.

 3-2 Selecting the Paper Source

 If your plotter allows you to select the paper feeding method, use this 
 parameter to select the Paper Source parameter.
 Setting this parameter changes the plotter's Paper Size setting.

  (1)  Click the [Start] button and then point to [Settings].
  (2)  Select the [Graphtec Plotter] icon and then click [Printing Preferences].
  (3)  Click the Paper tab.
  (4)  To select the Paper Source parameter, click the down arrow in the Paper
       Source box to display the Paper Source menu, then select the desired 
       source.
  (5)  When the displayed setting is satisfactory, click the (OK) button.

 3-3 Selecting the Paper Size

 The Paper Size parameter determines the plotter's effective plot area 
 according to the settings of the Paper Source, Paper Size, Margin, and Rotated
 parameters.
 With certain applications, changing the Paper Size setting may alter the size 
 of previously generated images, so be sure to set the Paper Size parameter 
 before creating an image.
 The available Paper Size settings vary with the plotter type as described 
 below.

  * The Plot Area of Pen Plotters and Cutting Plotters
     The size of the medium can be set to ISO, DIN, ANSI, ARCH, Free Size,
     User Size,
     or "Specify within application".
     The resulting effective plot area will consist of the respectively 
     specified standard size or User size, minus the margins on all four sides
     of each page.
     The width of the margins will vary with the settings of the Paper Source,
     Margin (Normal, Enhanced, or None), and Rotated parameters.

  * The Plot Area of Penless Plotters
     The size of the medium can be set to ISO, Free Size, User Size, or "Specify 
     within application".
     The resulting effective plot area will consist of the specified size
     without any margins.

  * The Plot Area of Inkjet Plotters
     The size of the medium can be set to ISO, DIN, ANSI, ARCH, Free Size,
     User Size,
     or "Specify within application".
     The resulting effective plot area will consist of  the respectively
     specified standard size or User size, minus the margins on all four sides
     of each page.
     The width of the margins will vary with the settings of the Paper Source,
     Margin (Normal, Enhanced, or None), and Rotated parameters.

  Note: "Specify within application" uses the paper size specified within an 
        application.
        Select this option when using an application that replaces the paper 
        size set by the driver with one that is specified within the application.
        If no paper size is specified within an application while "Specify 
        within application" is selected, the default value (210 mm x 297 mm) is 
        assumed.

  Setting the Paper Size
     Either click [Printing Preferences] for the driver at the [Printers] menu 
     under [Settings] or open the Graphtec Plotter dialog box by selecting 
     <Print Setup...> from the <File> menu of the Windows application.
     You are now ready to select the paper size.
     Unless the paper standard is set to FREE, the dimensions of the currently
     selected paper size appear in the Paper Size box.
     To select a different paper standard, open the Paper Size drop-down list
     box and click the desired size.
     If the paper standard is set to FREE, click the dot preceding mm or inch
     in the Unit box (a black dot indicates the currently selected unit) and
     then input the dimensions of the plot area from the keyboard.

  Note: With certain Windows applications, changing the paper size setting may
        alter the size of previously defined plots, and the <File> menu's
        <Print Setup...>. option may have a different name.

 3-4 Selecting the Page Orientation

 To select the page orientation, click the dot preceding Portrait or Landscape.
 A black dot indicates the currently selected page orientation.

   Portrait  : The page is oriented vertically
   Landscape : The page is oriented horizontally

 Note: Be sure to set the page orientation before you generate plot data using
       a Windows application.
       With certain Windows applications, changing the page orientation may
       alter the orientation of previously defined plots.

 3-5 Specifying the Number of Copies (Penless Plotters and Inkjet Plotters)

 This function specifies the number of copies of plot data to output.
 It can only be specified for plotter models equipped with the Copies function.

 3-6 Setting the Unit

 The numerical value display unit can be set to mm or inch.

 3-7 Setting the Pen Parameters

 In addition to specifying the line width and plotting speed, you can also 
 assign the colors available with your Windows application to your plotter's 
 Pen Nos.
 With an inkjet plotter, if no pen parameters are specified, the image 
 displayed on the screen will be output to the plotter.

  * Setting Procedure (Pen Plotters, Cutting Plotters, and Penless Plotters)
     To assign a color to a pen number, double click the desired <Pen> number
     to display the Pen Setting menu.
     For each pen number, input numerals from the keyboard to specify the
     <Pen> number, <Width>, and <Speed>.
     <Speed> is not displayed in the case of a penless plotter.
     To assign a color, click the (Color Setting...) button to display the
     [Color Setting] menu.
     Specify your color by combining Red, Blue, and Green.
     Color assignment defines the correspondence between the screen colors
     displayed by your application and the plotter's Pen Nos.
     The number of colors which can be selected is around 16 million.
     If you click the (Default) button, the default colors are as follows.
     Try to match the colors in your application to the colors below.

       Pen No.   Color    Red  Blue  Green
          1      Black     0     0     0
          2      Blue      0     0    255
          3       Red     255    0     0
          4     Magenta   255    0    255
          5      Green     0    255    0
          6      Cyan      0    255   255
          7     Yellow    255   255    0
          8      Gray     128   128   128
          9   Light gray  220   220   220
         10      White    255   255   255

     To use a color not listed above, click the <Plotting Unlisted Colors> box
     to assign an unlisted color to your desired Pen No.
     Click the down arrow under <Pen> in the <Plotting Unlisted Colors> box to
     specify the Pen No. you want to use.
     If you want to output in black only, click the (Delete) button to delete
     the pen list, then use <Plotting Unlisted Colors> to specify black for
     the desired pen(s).

     <Width> selects the pen which corresponds to the line width displayed by
     the application.
     However, the width setting takes precedence over the color setting,
     and if there are two pens of the same color, the pen with the specified
     width is selected.
     A one-dot line on the screen corresponds to a pen width of 0.1 mm.
     With penless plotters, set the line width at the plotter beforehand.

     <Speed> selects the plotting speed for pen plotters and cutting plotters.
     This setting is ignored by penless plotters.
     If set to zero, the plotter's default speed setting takes effect.

     The <Force> parameter enables the Cutting or Pen Force value to be 
     specified.
     Please refer to your User's Manual for the range of specifiable values.

     The <Quality> parameter enables the Quality (Acceleration) value to be 
     specified.
     Please refer to your User's Manual for the range of specifiable values.

     The <Force> and <Quality> values are specified in tandem, and 0 cannot be 
     specified for just one of the two parameters.
     If both parameters are specified as 0, the settings made at the plotter 
     will be enabled instead.

     To revise any of the preceding settings, click the (Modify) button and
     then click the desired Pen No.

     To add a new pen, click the (Add...) button.
     To remove the pen list, click the (Delete) button.
     To return the pen parameters to their default settings, click the (Reset)
     button.
     Note: Clicking the (Reset) button will return the pen parameters of all
           the Pen Nos. to their default values.

  * Setting Procedure (Inkjet Plotters)
     To add a new pen, click the (Add...) button.
     To remove a pen, select the target Pen No. from the list of pens then
     click the (Delete) button.
     To change a current setting, select and change one of the parameters on
     the Pen Table and then click the (Modify) button.

     At the [Pen Parameters] window, click the (Color Settings...) button to
     display the [Color Settings] menu.  At this menu, you can define colors
     as combinations of R, G, and B (red, green, and blue).
     If you check the (Disable output) box, the data of the specified screen
     color will not be output.

 3-8 Setting the Allowable Color Value Range

 This specifies the allowable range for the specified color with respect to
 the RGB values.
 If the range is set to 64, for example, the RGB values of each specified
 color are set with a range of +/-64 on either side of the specified color.
 The color specified in <Color Setting> is searched for within this range.
 If several colors are considered suitable, the one closest to the specified
 color is selected.

 3-9 Adjusting the Resolution of the Line Width (Pen Plotters, Cutting 
     Plotters, and Penless Plotters)

 With many applications, even if you have changed the resolution, there is no
 change to the width of the lines output.
 On the other hand, there are also applications where the line widths are
 changed if you change the resolution.
 Use the <Line Width Adjustment> function as necessary to suit your 
 application.

 3-10 Selecting the Chart Feed Mode

 These settings are only valid if your plotter can handle roll paper.
 Click the box preceding <Feed> to enable chart feed.
 (Pen Plotters and Cutting Plotters)
   If you select <Page>, the paper is fed to the start of the next page after
   the end of every plot.
   If you select <Free>, the chart feed length can be freely set.

 3-11 Printing a Cut Line (GX3000 Pen Plotter)

 A cut line can be plotted after each page feed operation.

 3-12 Setting the Programmable Resolution (Pen Plotters and Cutting Plotters)

 The programmable resolution determines the minimum distance the pen travels.
 Set the resolution to the same setting selected at the plotter.
 When large characters and so forth cannot be output due to a limitation of
 Windows, increasing the Programmable Resolution setting may permit output.

 Note: Be sure to set the programmable resolution before plotting from a 
       Windows application.
       With certain Windows applications, changing the resolution may alter
       the size of previously defined plots.

 3-13 Setting the Resolution (Penless Plotters, Inkjet Plotters, and PT-5M)

 The Resolution parameter determines the resolution of data to be output.
 When large characters and other detailed images cannot be output due to a
 limitation of Windows, increasing the Resolution setting may permit output.

  * With the PT-5M, the Resolution should normally be set to 0.1mm when the
    Output Method setting is Vector Only.

  * With the JC9000 Series plotters, the Resolution should normally be set to
    360 DPI when the Output Method setting is either Vector & Raster Overlay
    or All Raster.

  * With penless plotters, the Resolution should normally be set to 400 DPI
    when the Output Method setting is either Vector & Raster Overlay or All
    Raster.

 Note: Be sure to set the programmable resolution before plotting from a 
       Windows application.
       With certain Windows applications, changing the resolution may alter
       the size of previously defined plots.

 3-14 Setting the Line Pitch

 This specifies the spacing between the dots and/or dashes in the four line
 types (dot, dash, dash-dot, and dash-dot-dot).
 If a negative value is specified, end point compensation can be performed.
 End point compensation is a function which prevents a break in a line or an
 end point from being printed as a white space.
 This function can only be used, however, if the plotter comes with this 
 function.
 Specifying end point compensation affects the line pitch.
 Furthermore, for applications where circles and curves are output as 
 continuous straight lines, the distance between points is short and the 
 lines are output as actual lines.
 End point compensation cannot be performed for this type of application.
 The Line Pitch function cannot be specified if the Output Method setting
 is All Raster.

 3-15 Setting the Scaling Factor

 The scaling data can be selected in a range of 25% to 400%.

 3-16 Selecting the Output Method for TrueType Fonts

 Specify TrueType font output.
 For fonts other than TrueType, use the Plotter fonts.
 This function cannot be specified if the Output Method setting is All Raster.

 If <Plotter Font> is selected, drawings are output using the plotter fonts.
 If <Output Outline> is selected, TrueType fonts are output as outlines.
 If <Output TrueType> is selected, TrueType fonts are output as outlines and
 solid filled.
 If <Output as raster data> is selected, the characters are output as raster
 images. With penless plotters and inkjet plotters, this parameter can only 
 be specified when the Output Method setting is Raster & Vector Overlay.

 3-17 Enabling the Clipping Function (Pen Plotters, Cutting Plotters, and 
      Penless Plotters)

 If you want to set the drawing limits from the application, click the box.
 If CLIPPING is specified, a command to specify clipping is output for each
 drawing.
 If this is not necessary, an alternative is to reduce the amount of data
 instead of specifying CLIPPING.
 The Clipping function cannot be specified if the Output Method setting is 
 All Raster.

 3-18 Enabling Data Output in Binary Format

 This function only appears for plotter models that support GP-GL BINARY 
 commands.
 If you select this option, data is output in binary format, thereby 
 shortening the transmission time.

 3-19 Rotating an Image by 90 Degrees (Penless Plotters)

 An image can be rotated by an angle of 90 degrees for plotting with either a
 portrait or landscape orientation.

 Note: This function cannot be selected if the command mode is set to BINARY.

 3-20 Rotating an Image by 90, 180, or 270 Degrees (Pen Plotters, Cutting 
      Plotters, and Inkjet Plotters)

 This function specifies the angle of rotation for plotting with respect to 
 coordinate axes selected by the [Page Orientation] setting. 
   0   : Output conforms to the direction specified by the [Page Orientation]
         setting.
   90  : The image to be output is rotated 90 degrees with respect to the 
         axes specified by the [Page Orientation] setting.
   180 : The image to be output is rotated 180 degrees with respect to the 
         axes specified by the [Page Orientation] setting.
   270 : The image to be output is rotated 270 degrees with respect to the 
         axes specified by the [Page Orientation] setting.

 Note: Due to the size limitations of the paper used for output, certain 
       angles may not be specifiable.

 3-21 Enabling Automatic Layout (Penless Plotters)

 This function specifies whether or not automatic page layout will be performed
 by the plotter.
 It cannot be specified for a plotter that supports fill functions.

 3-22 Performing Long-axis Printing (Pen Plotters, Penless Plotters, and 
      Inkjet Plotters)

 This function allows you to consecutively and contiguously print landscape or
 portrait images of the specified Paper Size.
 To print an image that is long from side to side, set the orientation of 
 printing to Landscape. 
 To print an image that is long from top to bottom, set the orientation of 
 printing to Portrait.

 Note: This parameter cannot be specified if rotation is enabled or if the 
       Output Method setting is Vector & Raster Overlay.
       If the Windows application does not support paginated output, 
       it cannot perform Long-axis printing.

 3-23 Setting the Offset for the Origin Point

 The Offset parameter is used to offset the position of the coordinate 
 system's origin point.
 The new origin position can be offset in 0.1-mm steps to any point within 
 the effective plot area.

 Note: The Offset parameter cannot be specified if Long-axis printing has 
       been enabled.
       When the Offset setting causes the size of an image to exceed the 
       effective plot area, its surplus area will be clipped prior to output.

 3-24 Selecting the Print Quality (Inkjet Plotters)

 Set the Print Quality to one of the five choices below.  You may need to 
 produce several test printouts before achieving the optimum setting.

  * For JC9x00
     Draft           : Printing is faster in Draft mode than in other modes.
     Normal          : Produces better-looking results than Draft mode 
                       without sacrificing too much speed.
     Enhanced        : Provides high-quality results when printing monochrome
                       or color data.
     Hi-Resolution   : Select this mode for high-resolution monochrome 
                       printing.
     Plotter setting : Uses the plotter's current Print Quality setting.

 3-25 Selecting the Media Type (JC9x00)

 Set this parameter to suit the type of medium you will be using.

 3-26 Selecting the Color or Mono Printing Mode (Inkjet Plotters)

 The Color/Mono parameter can be set to Color for color printing or to Mono 
 for monochrome printing.

 3-27 Selecting the Cutting Method (JC9x00)

 The Cut Method parameter lets you select whether or not to automatically cut
 the medium after outputting the plot data.

 Note: The Cut Method parameter cannot be specified if Long-axis printing has
       been enabled or if the Paper Source setting is Cut Sheet Mode.

 3-28 Selecting the Print Mode (JX1130/1060)

 Select the Print Mode from the choices below. You may need to produce several 
 test printouts before achieving the optimum setting.

   Draft                 : Select this mode when fast printing speed is more 
                           important than high printing quality.
   Standard              : This mode enables high-quality printing at a moderate 
                           speed.
   Enhanced Color 3 Pass : This mode achieves a good balance between printing 
                           speed and image quality.
   Enhanced Color 4 Pass : This mode provides the best image quality.
   Draft 3 Pass          : This mode enables printing of slightly lower quality, 
                           but at a faster speed.
   Plotter Setting       : Uses the plotter settings.

 3-29 Setting the Save Media parameter (JX1130/1060)

 Specify the Save Media function when you want to reduce the amount of roll 
 media fed between jobs.
 If Save Media is specified, the medium is not fed after output has been 
 completed.
 If Save Media is not specified, the medium is fed the specified page size 
 length after output has been completed.

 3-30 Setting the Media Save parameter (JX2100/2150)

 Specify the Media Save function when you want to reduce the amount of roll 
 media fed between jobs.
 If Media Save is specified, the length of the output image will be the actual 
 Plot Area length specified by the image data, regardless of the specified 
 page length.
 If Media Save is not specified, the image will be output according to the 
 specified Plot Area.

 3-31 Setting the Feed Cutting Position (JX2100/2150)

 Select the feed cutting position for roll media from the choices below.
   Off                        : After output has been completed, the roll 
                                medium is not advanced to a cutting position.
   C. Groove (Cutting Groove) : After output has been completed, the roll 
                                medium is advanced so that it can be cut 
                                manually along the cutting grove
   C. Pen (Cutter Pen)        : After output has been completed, the roll 
                                medium is advanced so that cross cutting can 
                                be performed by the cutter pen on top of the 
                                cutting mat. 

 3-32 Selecting the Drying Time (Inkjet Plotters)

 This parameter lets you select how much time to allow after outputting one 
 set of data and before the next set of data is output.

 Note: The Drying Time parameter cannot be specified if the Paper Source 
       setting is Cut Sheet Mode.

 3-33 Choosing the Driver as the Default Printer

 When this driver is chosen as the default printer, output will be performed 
 using the driver's settings that were specified at the Printers folder.
 This setting cannot be changed from a Windows application.

 3-34 Select the Cut Line (JX1130/1060, JX2100/2150)

 Specify the color, type, and width of the line(s) to be handled as a Cut Line.

 Several types can be specified, but be sure to select at least one.

 If the Line Type is a dotted line, a dashed line, a single-dot chain line or 
 a double-dot chain line, you can specify the output pitch.
 Perform line end compensation when a negative value is specified.
 If zero is specified, a solid line is output.

 Even if a dotted line, dashed line, single-dot chain line or double-dot chain 
 line has been specified and is displayed on the monitor, the application may 
 cause it to be output as data consisting of short line segments. In this case, 
 the line will not be recognized as a Cut Line even if the Line Type has been 
 specified.

 The Line Width setting will cause all lines with dot data of a lesser value 
 to be handled as Cut Lines.

 3-35 Setting the Allowable Color Value Range for the Cut Line (JX2100/2150)

 Specify the permissible range width with respect to the RGB values for the 
 cut line. If the range width is set to 64, for example, the RGB values will 
 be set respectively within a range of +/- 64, and colors which fall within 
 this range will be handled as cut lines.

 3-36 Setting the Step Pass (JX2100/2150)

 Specify the Step Pass for the cutting data.

 When the cut line data consists of circle or curve data, the application 
 software may render this data as a series of short steps. If this happens, 
 the blade tip control operation will slow down the cutting speed, and the 
 cut line may not be smooth. To solve this problem, please increase the Step 
 Pass value. However, if too large a value is specified, the end result may 
 differ from the original shape.

 3-37 Setting the Printing Cut Line (JX2100/2150)

 Specify whether the color data specified for the cut line will also be used 
 for printing out print data.

 3-38 Setting the Cutting Conditions (JX2100/2150)

 Select the cutting conditions.

 3-39 Selecting the Dotted Line Setting (JX2100/2150)

 Selecting the dotted line settings for the Cut Line.

 If None has been selected, cutting is performed at the pitch set for the 
 selected cut line type.
 If a value from 1 to 10 has been selected, all the cut lines will become 
 broken lines, and will be cut at the pitch specified for the selected value.

 3-40 Selecting the Output Method (Penless Plotters and Inkjet Plotters)

 This function, which only appears for plotter models that can output raster
 data, specifies the method for data output to the plotter. 
   Vector Only             : Outputs only vector data.
   All Raster              : Converts even vector data into raster data for 
                             output. 
   Vector & Raster Overlay : Outputs vector data as vector data and raster 
                             data as raster data.

 3-41 Setting the Output Modes (JX2100/2150)

 Select the output mode for print and cutting data.
   Print & Cut : Output print data, followed by cutting data
   Print       : Output print data only
   Cutting     : Output cutting data only

 3-42 Selecting the Type of Data to Be Transferred (Penless Plotters)

 This function, which only appears for plotter models that can output raster
 data, specifies the compression method for transferring raster data to the 
 plotter.

 The PCX setting is the best choice for transferring color data or half-tone 
 data. The Graphtec setting works best for transferring the data of monochrome
 line drawings, such as CAD drawings or text data.

 3-43 Selecting the Dithering Mode (Penless Plotters and Inkjet Plotters)

 This function, which only appears for plotter models that can output raster
 data, specifies the mode for expressing half-tones.
   None            : Disables half-tone processing by dithering. When you
                     want dithering to be processed by your software 
                     application, choose this setting for better output 
                     results.
   Coarse          : Outputs a coarse dithering pattern.
   Fine            : Outputs a fine dithering pattern.
   Error Diffusion : Outputs a dithering pattern using the error diffusion
                     method.

 3-44 Selecting the Driver's Application (Penless Plotters and Inkjet Plotters)

 This parameter only appears for plotter models that can output raster data.
 The driver's application can be set to CAD/TEXT or PHOTO/CG.
 Select CAD/TEXT when outputting CAD drawings, text data, and other line-based
 images.
 Select PHOTO/CG when outputting photographs, computer graphics data, and 
 other high-density images.

 3-45 Selecting the Size of Memory for Processing Raster Data (Penless 
      Plotters and Inkjet Plotters)

 This parameter only appears for plotter models that can output raster data.
 It determines how much of the computer's memory will be used by the driver to
 process raster data.
   1 : No more than 16 Mbytes of memory is installed
   2 : About 32 Mbytes of memory is installed
   3 : About 48 Mbytes of memory is installed
   4 : About 64 Mbytes of memory is installed
   5 : About 96 Mbytes of memory is installed
   6 : At least 128 Mbytes of memory is installed

 3-46 Selecting Colors for Monochrome Bit-Mapping (Penless Plotters and 
      Inkjet Plotters)

 This parameter only appears for plotter models that can output raster data.
 It lets you assign two colors (such as black and white) as the foreground and
 background colors for the output of monochrome bit-mapped images.

 3-47 Outputting Vector Data as Half-Tones (Penless Plotters and Inkjet 
      Plotters)

 This parameter only appears for plotter models that can output raster data.
 When outputting vector data using monochrome raster data, you can output 
 intermediate shades using half-tones.
 With the JC9x00, this function can be used even when the Output Method 
 setting is Vector Only.

 3-48 Emphasizing Lines of One-Dot Width (Penless Plotters and Inkjet Plotters)

 This parameter only appears for plotter models that can output raster data.
 When outputting vector data using raster data, this function lets you output
 lines of one-dot width as lines of two-dot width.
 This function is useful when thin lines in intermediate shades cannot be 
 output by usual methods.

 3-49 Enabling the Gradation of Line Output (JC9x00)

 This parameter allows you to select whether or not to print vectors using a 
 gray scale when outputting monochrome vector data.  Thin lines of intermediate
 shades may not be printed when their tones are converted to the gray scale.
 When selected, line shading is enabled and monochrome vector printing will be
 based on the gray scale.
 When not selected, vector data will be printed using a single shade of black.

 3-50 Printing of Registration Marks (JX2100/2150)

 Specify whether to print Registration Marks.

 3-51 Aligning of Registration Marks (JX1130/1060)

 Performs Registration Mark Alignment.
 The plotter goes into the 'Align the Coordinate Axes' setting mode. Make the 
 appropriate settings at the plotter.

 3-52 Selecting the type of Ink (JX2100/2150)

 Select the type of ink to be used.

 3-53 Adjusting the Definition of Colors (JC9x00, JX2100/2150)

 This parameter selects the method for adjusting the definition of colors.

  * For JC9x00
     Use driver for color adjustment : Color definitions are adjusted according 
                                       to the driver's internal color table.
     No color adjustment             : Color adjustment is not performed.

  * For JX2100/2150
     The items that can be selected will depend on whether Color or Monochrome 
     has been selected.

     When Color has been selected.
       Use ICC profiles for color adjustment : Color adjustment is performed on 
                                               the color profile information in 
                                               the Print Settings Files.
       No Color Adjustment                   : Color adjustment is not performed.
                                               Please specify this setting if 
                                               output will be performed using 
                                               the application's color adjustment
                                               and screening (dither, error 
                                               diffusion, etc). functions. 
                                               The colors that will be output are
                                               those output by the application.
       Use ICC profiles for bitmap data only : For bitmap data only, adjust the 
                                               colors using the color-profile 
                                               information stored in the print 
                                               setup file.
     When Monochrome has been selected
       Perform Density Compensation          : Performs adjustment of the density
                                               in the density compensation 
                                               information in the Print Settings 
                                               File.
       Do Not Perform Density Compensation   : Density Compensation is not 
                                               performed.

 3-54 Selecting a Color Table File (JC9x00)

 Use this function to select a file containing the color table that corresponds
 to the medium you are using.

 3-55 Selecting the Print Settings File (JX2100/2150)

 Specify the Print Settings File to suit the medium you will be using.
 Each file contains pertinent information to enable you to obtain the best 
 results for the type of medium you are using.

 3-56 Selecting the Print Quality (JX2100/2150)

 Select the Print Quality Mode from the following:

   Draft           : Select this mode when fast printing is more important 
                     than high-quality printing.
   Normal          : Provides standard-quality print results at a standard 
                     printing speed.
   Enhanced        : Provides higher-quality print results than in Normal mode.
   Hi-Resolution   : Provides high-resolution monochrome printing.
   Plotter Setting : Uses the plotter's current Print Quality Mode setting.

 3-57 Selecting the Number of Printing Passes (JX2100/2150)

 Select the Number of Printing Passes.
 The Number of Printing Passes that can be selected varies slightly according 
 to the Print Quality Mode and the Print Settings File.

 3-58 Selecting the Luminance Level (Penless Plotters and Inkjet Plotters)

 The Luminance parameter determines the light intensity of bright areas.

 3-59 Selecting the Contrast Level (Penless Plotters and Inkjet Plotters)

 The Contrast parameter determines the different between an image's bright 
 and dark areas.

 3-60 Selecting the Brightness Level (Penless Plotters and Inkjet Plotters)

 The Brightness parameter determines the overall brightness level of images.

 3-61 Selecting the Saturation Level (Penless Plotters and Inkjet Plotters)

 The Saturation parameter determines the coloration of intermediate shades.

 3-62 Selecting How to Output the Color Black (Inkjet Plotters)

 This parameter lets you select which ink colors to use when outputting the 
 color black.
 Changing this setting alters the ratio of cyan, magenta, yellow, and black 
 inks used.

 3-63 Selecting the Color Black's Intensity (Inkjet Plotters)

 This parameter lets you raise or lower the intensity of the  black component
 of printed results.

 3-64 Finely Adjusting the Output Colors (Inkjet Plotters)

 Use this feature to fine-tune your definition of colors to be output.

  * Setting Procedure
     Under Ink, select the ink color to be adjusted.  When all colors are 
     selected, all colors will be changed concurrently.
     Input the output ink volume, as a numeric value, corresponding to each
     color that is input. A waveform appears that permits the specified value
     to pass through it and thus indicates the output volume corresponding to
     the input of each color.
     The waveform changes whenever a numeric value is input.
     Input values of 0% or 100% cannot be deleted.

 3-65 Registering the Driver's Settings in a File

 All of the settings for this plotter driver can be saved in a file.
 Note: The communications port setting cannot be saved. 

 By loading this file by a driver installed in another computer, you can 
 immediately use the same settings.
  (1) Click [Printing Preferences] for the driver at the [Printers] menu under
      [Settings].
  (2) Click the (Register...) button to display the [Register] menu.
  (3) Click the (Save As...) button to open the dialogue box for entering the
      filename, then input the desired filename and click the (OK) button.
  (4) Click the (Close) button to complete the operation.

 Settings that have been saved in a file can be loaded as follows: 
  (1) Click [Printing Preferences] for the driver at the [Printers] menu under
      [Settings].
  (2) Click the (Register...) button to display the [Register] menu.
  (3) Click the (Open...) button to open the dialogue box for selecting the
      filename, then select the desired filename and click the (OK) button.
  (4) Click the (Close) button to complete the operation.


4. CONFIGURING THE COMMUNICATIONS PORT

If the plotter and computer are connected via the RS-232C serial interface,
it is necessary to set the interface parameters for data transfer.
Using the procedure described in this chapter, select the same settings for the
computer's serial port that you have set at your plotter.
Unless the interface settings match at both the plotter and computer, data
cannot be properly transmitted.

  (1)  Click the [Start] button and select [Settings] with the pointer.
       Click [Printers] to open the [Printers] menu.
  (2)  Click the [Graphtec Plotter] icon to display [Properties].
  (3)  Click the <Ports> tab and then click the (Configure Ports...) button.
  (4)  The [Port Properties] screen is displayed. Set the transmission 
       conditions for <Bits per second>, <Data bits>, <Parity>, <Stop bits>,
       and <Flow control>.
  (5)  When all the settings have been made, click the (OK) button.


5. HOW TO PERFORM OUTPUT FROM APPLICATION SOFTWARE

  (1)  Install and configure the plotter driver as described in the preceding
       chapters.
  (2)  Boot a Windows application.
  (3)  To confirm that the plotter driver is correctly installed, select the
       [Print Setup...] menu from the [File] menu of your Windows application.
       If the settings are OK, click the (OK) button.
  (4)  Generate the plot data using the Windows application.
  (5)  When you have finished, click the <Print...> option on your <File> menu.
  (6)  The "Printing" message appears and the plot data is sent to the plotter
       where it is plotted.
  (7)  If you selected <FILE> as the communications port, the [Print to File]
       box appears.
       Input the drive, directory, and filename of the output file.
       When you click the (OK) button, an output file is generated.

  Note: With certain Windows applications, the [File] Menu's [Print Setup...]
        and [Print...] menus may have different names.


6. NOTES ON USE

  (1)  This driver allows you to select one of three data output methods
       according to the plotter model: Vector Only, All Raster, Vector & Raster
       Overlay. To output pasted data or bitmap data, be sure to select raster
       output. (Pen plotters and cutting plotters can only output vector data.)
  (2)  When outputting vector data using a pen, cutting, or penless plotter,
       even if the Windows applications can display opaque lines and planes 
       that obscure the graphics underneath, they will be plotted as 
       transparent graphics.
  (3)  When using paint or draw applications with pen and cutting plotters, 
       the background may be solid-filled or the same characters or lines may 
       be plotted repeatedly at the same position.
  (4)  Certain Windows applications cannot use the plotter's internal fonts and
       will send character data to the plotter as a set of vector data.
       In this case, the pen plotter generates characters by a filling 
       operation with the pen in lowered status, so the plotting speed slows
       down.
  (5)  Configure the plotter driver (resolution, paper size, etc.) before you
       generate plot data using a Windows application.
       With certain applications, changing the settings may alter the size of
       previously defined plots.
  (6)  Even after changing the driver's settings from a software application,
       your new settings may not always take effect.  If this happens, change
       the driver's settings from the Printer folder.
  (7)  When outputting vector data using a pen plotter, cutting plotter, or
       penless plotter, when an image displayed by a Windows application has
       been revised by painting it over with white, the plotter may output the
       plot without the revision.
       If a solid-fill white background is selected, the entire page may become
       filled with color, as the pen which has been assigned to "white" will
       plot the background.
  (8)  Even if the BINARY command mode is enabled from your software 
       application, it may not be possible to specify multiple copies for the
       [Copies] function. In such case, change the setting at the Printer
       folder. 
  (9)  If the Resolution setting is too low, hatched or filled figures 
       (characters) may not be output due to the limited buffer capacity of 
       the plotter. 
  (10) When using a penless plotter to output raster data in conjunction with
       the [Copies] function, the [Layout] function cannot be used unless 
       optional memory has been mounted in the plotter to permit use of frame
       memory.
  (11) When using optional memory as segment memory with a TM1xxx series 
       plotter, if you wish to use the driver's Layout function while 
       outputting raster data, be sure to disable the plotter's layout 
       function.
  (12) When the Output Method setting is Vector & Raster Overlay, images may
       not be output or images with filling or gradations may overflow the
       plotter's memory capacity.  In such cases, try changing the Output
       Method setting to All Raster and then try again.
  (13) When using a penless plotter with certain applications, the plotter 
       may generate a timeout error during the output of a large volume of 
       data, thus preventing the normal termination of output.  If this 
       happens, increase the plotter's Timeout Interval and then try again.
       For details about the Timeout Interval parameter, refer to your 
       plotter's USER'S MANUAL.
  (14) When using the JC9000/9100 plotter, it is recommended that you set the
       plotter's Emulation parameter to HP RTL.
       When outputting data via this driver, the Emulation setting of HP RTL
       enables you to shorten the output time.
       In this case, be sure to also set the Pen Table parameter to Software.
  (15) Pen plotters and cutting plotters do not support the output of 
       bit-mapped images.
  (16) Even if you use outlining to widen characters in a TrueType font for 
       output, the output characters will not be wider.
  (17) When using this plotter driver in a network environment, it may not 
       operate properly if the server name and printer name consist of more 
       than 31 characters.
  (18) When using raster data to perform Long-axis printing, the maximum length
       of the entire plot is about 4.6 meters.
  (19) Penless plotters and inkjet plotters may not produce normal output 
       results when outputting with a low Resolution setting combined with an 
       Output Method setting of either Vector & Raster Overlay or All Raster.
       Normally, perform output using the default Resolution setting.
  (20) When performing output with an Output Method setting of All Raster 
       together with an Application setting of CAD/TEXT, certain figures may 
       not be output or the output results may differ from what was displayed
       on the computer's screen.  If this happens, changing the Application 
       setting to PHOTO/CG may provide proper output results.
  (21) If the Printer name is changed, all the settings are returned to their
       default values.
  (22) For output after use ICC profiles for bitmap data only with the JX21x0, 
       if the bitmap data and vector data overlap, colors may not be processed 
       correctly.
  (23) When using this driver to specify the cutting force for the FC3600,
       please note that the values that can be set differ according to whether 
       the setting is for a pen or a tool. Refer to your plotter user's manual 
       for the appropriate values before making the setting.
  (24) If you wish to specify the cutting force separately for the X and Y 
       axes, please make the settings at the plotter control panel. At this 
       time, make sure that no cutting force or quality settings have been 
       specified with the software.


7. NOTES ON USING APPLICATION SOFTWARE
  (1) AutoCAD
    o Whenever AutoCAD is booted, the settings specified at the Printer 
      folder's "Printing Preferences" will be read.
    o Any changes to OPS628 settings made within AutoCAD become invalid after
      output has been performed once.
    o Plotter fonts are not output in AutoCAD even if output has been 
      specified.
      AutoCAD's own fonts are always output.

  (2) AutoCAD LT
    o Whenever AutoCAD LT is booted, the settings specified at the Printer
      folder's "Printing Preferences" will be read.
    o Any changes made to OPS628 settings within AutoCAD LT become invalid 
      after output has been performed once.

  (3) AutoCad LT97, R14
    o AutoCad employs special fonts which are output as images.  Even if you 
      select the "Use the plotter's fonts" option at this driver, therefore, 
      AutoCad will not perform output using the plotter's fonts.

  (4) Auto Sketch
    o If the plot data defining a circle or arc specifies any coordinate point
      outside of the effective plotting area, that circle or arc will not be
      properly output.
    o With pen plotters, cutting plotters, and certain penless plotters 
      (TM1300, 1220, and 1x30), when you try to use vectors that are not 
      extremely thin in order to print circles or rectangles, they may be 
      output as solid-fill figures.
    o When outputting a TrueType font, adjacent characters may overlap.

  (5) Microsoft Word
    o To use the settings specified at the [Paper Size] menu, set the desired
      width and length at the Free Size settings of the target driver at the 
      Printer folder. Unless these settings are performed, the resulting output
      will be clipped to A4 size.
    o With pen plotters or cutting plotters, dotted or broken lines are not 
      output.
    o With pen plotters or cutting plotters, the data file will not be 
      properly output when solid-filling of a figure is specified. 
    o When data is output in All Raster mode, semi-transparent figures may not 
      be output.
    o When data is output in Vector Only mode or Raster & Vector Overlay mode, 
      fill patterns may not be properly output. 

  (6) Microsoft Excel
    o With pen plotters and cutting plotters, solid-fill patterns may not be 
      properly output.
    o If the Print Quality parameter is left blank in the Page Layout menu, 
      images will not be output according to their specified sizes.
    o The settings specified at the Print menu's Printer Settings tab do not 
      affect the plotter's output.
    o When setting the parameters on the Page Layout menu, specify the Option
      parameter first.
    o When the Programmable Resolution or Resolution is set to 0.05mm or 
      0.025 mm and the Output Method setting is Vector & Raster Overlay or 
      All Raster, ruled lines may be not be output in the color specified.
    o When the Programmable Resolution setting is 0.2 mm and the Windows 
      application is using fonts other than TrueType fonts, such fonts may 
      not be properly output.

  (7) Microsoft Power Point
    o When outputting vector data using a pen plotter, cutting plotter, or 
      penless plotter, solid-fill figures can be output by checking the 
      [Monochrome printing] box in the Print window.
    o When outputting vector data, the frame around certain data, such as a 
      bit-mapped image that was pasted into your file, may not be output at 
      the correct position.
    o When data is output in All Raster mode, character shadows may not be 
      output.
    o When data is output in Vector Only mode or Raster & Vector Overlay mode,
      fill patterns may not be properly output. 
    o In Vector Only or Raster & Vector Overlay mode, gradation may not be 
      properly output.

  (8) MICROGRAFX DESIGNER
    o The size of the maximum plot area is limited by the Resolution and 
      Programmable Resolution settings.  Data that defines a point outside of
      the effective plot area will not be properly output.
        Resolution & Programmable Resolution    Maximum plot area
                   0.2 mm                        3276.8 x 3276.8 mm
                   0.1 mm                        1638.4 x 1638.4 mm
                  0.05 mm                         819.2 x  819.2 mm
                 0.025 mm                         409.6 x  409.6 mm
    o When a bit-mapped image has been pasted into a file and  output, it may
      not be output.
    o When rotated TrueType font characters are output to a pen plotter or a
      cutting plotter, such plotters will not output them correctly.
      Even with a penless plotter or inkjet plotter, rotated TrueType font 
      characters will not be correctly output if the Output Method setting is
      Vector Only.

  (9) Corel DRAW
    o When using the [All Raster] setting for inkjet or penless plotters, 
      fine diagonal lines may be output as dotted lines instead of as 
      unbroken lines.
    o When the Output Method setting is All Raster, some images may not be
      output. In such case, select [Rasterize entire page(DPI)] in the Misc tab
      of Print dialog.

  (10)Illustrator 8
    o If your plotter is capable is outputting raster data, select
      [All Raster ] or [Vector & Raster Overlay] for printing. 
      Printing cannot be performed with the [Vector Only] setting.
      Printing cannot be performed by pen plotters or cutting plotters.

  (11)Illustrator 10
    o If you select Landscape as the page orientation, the page margins and 
      printing direction will not be set correctly.

  (12)Illustrator CS/CS2/CS3
    o When you select the [Plotter Font], text may be not properly output.


8. PARAMETER RANGES AND ERROR MESSAGES
   (PEN PLOTTERS, CUTTING PLOTTERS, AND PENLESS PLOTTERS)

 8-1  The Plot Area Parameter

  (1)  If the FREE paper size is selected
         Permissible ranges :
             Paper feeding direction : 0.1 mm to 16000.0 mm
             Printing direction      : 0.1 mm to  1524.0 mm

  (2)  If the FREE paper size is not selected
         The maximum plot area of the respective standard

  (3)  Error messages
         "Value exceeds limit"
         The specified plot area exceeds the maximum plot area.

         "No value has been set"
         The plot area dimensions have not been specified for the FREE
         paper size.

         "Incorrect value"
         An illegal value was input.

 8-2  The Paper Size Parameter

  (1)  If User Size is selected
         Permissible range : 50.1 to 16000.0 (in 0.1-mm steps)

  (2)  Error messages
         "Value exceeds limits"
         The specified User Size value exceeds the permissible range.

         "No value has been set."
         A Paper Size value was not input while specifying the Paper Size 
         parameter.

         "No Paper Name has been set."
         A Paper Name was not input.

         "Incorrect value"
         An illegal value was input.

 8-3  The Copies Parameter

  (1)  Permissible range : 1 to 99 copies

  (2)  Error messages
         "Specify a number from 1 to 99"
         The [Copies] value was less than 0 or over 99. 

         "No value has been set"
         A value was not input.

 8-4  The Chart Feed Length Parameter

  (1)  Free Length
         0.1 mm to 16,000.0 mm

  (2)  Error messages
         "Value exceeds limit"
         The specified chart feed length exceeds the maximum chart feed length.

         "No value has been set"
         The chart feed length has not been specified.

         "Incorrect value"
         An illegal value was input.

 8-5  The Scaling Parameter

  (1)  Specifiable range : 25% to 400%

  (2)  Error message
         "Incorrect value"
         A Scale value less than 25% or over 400% was input.

         "No value has been set"
         A value was not input.

 8-6  The Allowable Color Value Range Parameter

  (1)  Specifiable range : 0 to 255

  (2)  Error message
         "Allowable color value range is 0 to 255"
         A negative value or a value exceeding 255 was input.

         "No value has been set"
         A value was not input.

 8-7  The Filling Pitch for Plotting Unlisted Colors Parameter

  (1)  Permissible range : 0.1 mm to 10 mm

  (2)  Error message
         "Value exceeds limit"
         A value outside of the permissible range was input. 

         "Incorrect value"
         An invalid value was input.

         "No value has been set"
         A value was not input.

 8-8  The Pen Parameters

  (1)  Pen No.    :  1 to 10

  (2)  Line width :  0.1 mm to 10.0 mm

  (3)  Pen speed  :  0 cm/s to 99 cm/s (Default: 0 cm/s)

  (4)  Force      :  0 to 100 (Can only be specified for cutting plotters)

  (5)  Quality    :  0 to 10  (Can only be specified for cutting plotters)

  (6)  Error messages:
         "Maximum combination of pens is 32"
         Up to 32 combinations of Pen Nos. and line widths can be specified.

         "No pen has been selected"
         For revision or removal, no pen has been selected.

         "Duplicate pen assignment"
         Multiple pens have been assigned the same color and same line width.

         "Pen number is 1 to 10"
         0 or a numeral greater than 10 was input.

         "Value exceeds limit"
         A value exceeding the pertinent parameter range was input.

         "Incorrect value"
         An illegal value was input.

         "No pens have been defined"
         The Pen Settings menu lists no Pen Nos., and neither has [Plotting
         Unlisted Colors] been selected. 

         "Force is 0 to 100"
         A value smaller than 0 or greater than 100 was input.

         "Quality is 0 to 10"
         A value smaller than 0 or greater than 10 was input.

         "Either the Force or the Quality parameter is specified as 0"
         "You need to either specify both as 0, or to specify an actual value 
          for both parameters"
         One of the two parameters, either the Force or the Quality parameter,
         has been specified as 0.
         These parameters are specified in tandem, and 0 cannot be specified
         for just one of the parameters.

 8-9  The Line Pitch Parameter

  (1)  Line types : Dot, Dash, Dash-dot, Dash-dot-dot

  (2)  Specifiable range : Resolution       Range
                              0.1 mm     -819 to  +819 mm
                             0.05 mm     -409 to  +409 mm
                            0.025 mm     -204 to  +204 mm
                            0.015 mm     -122 to  +122 mm
                             0.01 mm      -81 to   +81 mm
                            0.005 mm      -40 to   +40 mm
                             100 dpi    -2080 to +2080 mm
                             200 dpi    -1040 to +1040 mm
                             400 dpi     -520 to  +520 mm

  (3)  Error message
         "Incorrect value"
         An illegal value was input. 

 8-10 Color Parameters

  (1)  Colors : Red, green, blue

  (2)  Specifiable range : 0 to 255

  (3)  Error messages
         "Incorrect value"
         A negative value or a value exceeding 255 was input.

         "No value has been set"
         A color setting value was not input.

 8-11 Other Error Messages

  (1)  Error messages
         "Modified programmable resolution, please set line pitch"
         "Modified resolution, please set line pitch"
         The resolution was changed, causing the line pitch value to exceed
         the specified range.

         "The paper size exceeds the permissible limit.
         Change the resolution"
         The paper size exceeds the permissible limit of Windows. 

         "Value exceeds limit"
         The paper size exceeds the permissible limit of Windows. 

         "This file does not contain settings for this driver"
         A file with driver settings for a different plotter model was loaded.


9. PARAMETER RANGES AND ERROR MESSAGES 
   (INKJET PLOTTERS)

 9-1 The Plot Area Parameter

  (1)  If Free Size is Selected
         Permissible ranges :
             Paper feeding direction : 0.1 mm to 16000.0 mm
             Printing direction      : 0.1 mm to  1524.0 mm

  (2)  If the FREE paper size is not selected
         The maximum plot area of the respective standard

  (3)  Error messages
         "Value exceeds limits"
         The specified Free Size value exceeds the maximum plot area.

         "No value has been set."
         The plot area's dimensions were not specified for the Free Size
         parameter.

         "Incorrect value"
         An illegal value was input.

 9-2 The Paper Size Parameter

  (1)  If User Size is selected
         Permissible range : 50.1 to 16000.0 (in 0.1-mm steps)

  (2)  Error messages
         "The maximum number of characters for the medium name is 31."
         The number of characters input for the medium name has exceeded the 
         maximum allowable.

         "The same medium name already exists."
         There is already a file with the same name.

         "No Paper Name has been set."
         A Paper Name was not input.

         "Value exceeds limits"
         The specified User Size value exceeds the maximum permissible paper 
         size.

         "No value has been set."
         A Paper Size value was not input while specifying the Paper Size 
         parameter.

         "Incorrect value"
         An illegal value was input.

 9-3 The Copies Parameter

  (1)  Permissible range : 1 to 99

  (2)  Error messages
         "Specify a number from 1 to 99"
         The Copies value was set to a numeral below one or over 99.

         "No value has been set."
         A Copies value was not input.

 9-4 The Scaling Parameter

  (1)  Permissible range : 25% to 400%

  (2)  Error messages
         "Incorrect value"
         A Scale value less than 25% or over 400% was input.

         "No value has been set"
         A Scale value was not input.

 9-5 The Pen Parameters

  (1)  Output line width : 0.03 to 10.0 mm

  (2)  Error messages
         "Maximum combination of pens is 32"
         No more than 32 combinations of Pen Nos. (colors) can be specified.

         "No pen has been selected"
         No pen was selected for the Delete or Change pen function.

         "Duplicate pen assignment"
         Multiple pens have been assigned the same color.

         "Value exceeds limit"
         A value exceeding the pertinent parameter range was input.

         "Incorrect value"
         An illegal value was input.

 9-6 The Line Pitch Parameter

  (1)  Line types : Dot, Dash, Dash-dot, Dash-dot-dot

  (2)  Permissible ranges :   Resolution          Range
                                 0.2 mm     -1638 to  +1638 mm
                                 0.1 mm      -819 to   +819 mm
                                0.05 mm      -409 to   +409 mm
                               0.025 mm      -204 to   +204 mm
                                100 dpi     -2080 to  +2080 mm
                                120 dpi     -1733 to  +1733 mm
                                150 dpi     -1387 to  +1387 mm
                                180 dpi     -1155 to  +1155 mm
                                300 dpi      -693 to   +693 mm
                                360 dpi      -577 to   +577 mm
                                600 dpi      -346 to   +346 mm
                                720 dpi      -288 to   +288 mm
                               1200 dpi      -173 to   +173 mm

  (3)  Error messages
         "Incorrect value"
         An illegal value was input.

 9-7 Color Parameters

  (1)  Colors :  Red (R), green (G), and blue (B)

  (2)  Permissible range :  0 to 255

  (3)  Error messages
         "Incorrect value"
         A negative value or a value higher than 255 was input.

         "No value has been set"
         A Color value was not input.

 9-8 Other Error Messages

  (1)  Error messages
         "Modified resolution, please set line pitch"
         The resolution was changed, causing the line pitch value to exceed
         the specified range.

         "This file does not contain settings for this driver."
         A file with driver settings for a different plotter model was loaded.

         "No cut line type has been specified."
         No Cut Line has been selected.

         "The cut line width range is from 1 dot to 10 dots."
         A value which is outside the Cut Line's Line Width range has been 
         input.

         "The cut line output pitch limit has been exceeded. 
          Please change the resolution."
         When the resolution was changed, the Cut Line's output pitch 
         setting value exceeded the allowable range.


10. COMPATIBLE PLOTTER MODELS

The OPS628 Plotter Driver can be used with the following models:

  PEN PLOTTERS
      MP5100/5200/5300
      MP303-04
      FP8100/8200/8300
      FP9100/9200
      GX3000/3100/3200
      PT-5M

  CUTTING PLOTTERS
      FC2230
      FC3200-50
      FC3600
      FC4100
      FC4200
      FC5100
      FC612-09
      CE1000-60
      CE2000-60/2000-120
      CE2000-120AP
      CE3000-40/3000-60/3000-120
      CE3000-120AP
      CE5000-120AP

  PENLESS PLOTTERS
      TM1030/1130
      TM1040/1140/1240
      TM1031/1131
      TM1220/1300

  INKJET PLOTTERS
      JC9000/9100
      JX1130/1060
      JX2100/2150

Although proper operation cannot be guaranteed, the following earlier models 
can be used with this plotter driver by selecting the corresponding plotter 
model indicated on the right.

  PEN PLOTTERS
      GP1000/1050/2000/2050/3000 series  : GX3000
      GX1000/2000/2010 series            : GX3000
      FP6300/6200/6250/6150/7000 series  : FP8000
      MP3000/4000 series                 : MP5000

  CUTTING PLOTTERS
      FC2200 series                      : FC2230
      FC2100 series                      : FC4100
      FC3100 series                      : FC4100

  PENLESS PLOTTERS
      EM3100/3010 series                 : TM1030/1130
      TM1210/1110/1010 series            : TM1030/1130
      TP2200-RV,GC1300-R series          : TM1220/1300(RASTER)
      TP2200-CV,GC1300-S series          : TM1220/1300(SOLID)
      GC1210 series                      : TM1031/1131


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  Autodesk Corp.
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