Large Format Printing

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The Large Format Printing Area at Pikes Peak Makerspace (PPM) consists mostly of Level 2 equipment.
Additional training is required to use our Level 2 equipment.



HP 510 Inkjet Printer
HP Designjet 510
4-Color Inkjet Printer
(12 April 2022)

Safety First

Members must know the following information:

Covid-19 notice

In case of emergency, call 911

Our physical location is:
735 East Pikes Peak Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
use this when ordering pizza or an ambulance

PPM Fire Escape Plan

Fire Escape Plan maps are posted throughout the Makerspace.
There are 7 fire extinguishers on the fire escape plan map. Review the PPM Fire Escape Plan for locations.

First Aid

There is a FIRST AID Supply Cabinet in our Kitchen Area.
FIRST AID Kits are available in four areas: the Kitchen, Metal Shop, Wood Shop and CNC Room.

Eye Wash Stations

Emergency Eye & Face Wash Stations are mounted in four areas: the Kitchen, Wood Shop, CNC Room and Vented Room.

Personal Protective Equipment

Wear protective equipment in all Wood and Metal Shop Areas.
Wear gloves when using Isopropyl Alcohol and other cleaners.

Hazardous Chemicals

All hazardous chemicals must be stored in the yellow hazardous chemical storage cabinet located in the vented room.
Review the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) information of unknown products before use. SDS information is available via the QR code on the hazardous chemical storage cabinet or this link.
Do not bring dangerous chemicals to the makerspace.
Spray paint, stains, and other approved items must be stored in the hazardous chemical storage cabinet in the vented room. Please DO NOT paint indoors.

Classes and Training

New Member Orientation

Area Captain -- Volunteers needed

To help out with the Large Format Printer, post your ideas/comments on Slack.
View all PPM Area Captains

Classes

Pikes Peak Makerspace announces its Upcoming events, including classes, on Meetup

Training

Be sure to log your printing job using the new Printer Usage Form.
Use the small power button on the front, lower left of the printer for an "Emergency Stop", if necessary.
Otherwise, to clear the printer, cycle the power using the power switch in the back, next to the power cord.
Plain paper is recyclable. (Photo paper and canvas are not.)


Warn.png The following pages contain historical information. The pages are provided for reference only.

Captured transcript of Large Format Printer Refresher video (by former PPM member Logan Henning):


Tips

- If printer reports "Print Head Path Error 2", check the (Illustrator) file to see if it has elements that need to be trimmed to fit within the artboard.
- The media profile for "Canvas" does not allow cutting at the end of the job (or even manually), just use the scissors instead.

For Additional Help

Use the #large-format-printer channel in Slack!

Equipment Lists

Large Format Printers

Picture Item Manufacturer Model
Number
Estimated
Value
Manual Status Problem
Description
HP Designjet 510
Large Format

4-Color

Inkjet Printer

Level 2 badge
Logo hp
hp

Designjet

510

?

HP website Working,

(04/29/22)

stock memory config,

(160 MB)

3D printed spindle hub
2" spindle hub

(3D-printed)

Trevor Banks N/A N/A designed by

Trevor Banks

(04/12/22)

3D printed spindle hub adapter
2" to 3" spindle hub adapter

(3D-printed)

Trevor Banks N/A N/A designed by

Trevor Banks

(04/16/22)

Large Format

6-Color

Inkjet Printer
Level 2 badge
hp designjet 5500

?

Yes

(pocket guide)

new magenta

print head

(05/25/22)

Problem with color accuracy


(05/25/22)

Large Format

6-Color

Inkjet Printer
Level 2 badge
hp designjet 5500ps

?

Yes

(pocket guide)

red tagged Black ink prints too heavy

(11/19/21)

Magenta ink seems to be leaking

(03/31/22)

Picture
Item
Manufacturer
Model
Number
Estimated
Value
Manual
Status
Problem
Description

Hand Tools

Use scissors to cut canvas, (the media profile "Canvas" does not allow cutting.)
Return all tools to their proper location after use. This rule applies to all areas of our Makerspace.

Donations Received

Wish List

additional spindles and hubs for 3" diameter paper rolls

Benefits and Policies

PPM Member Benefits

(walk in, show proof of membership)
Company Website Benefit Directions to
Logo WOODCRAFT
Woodcraft of Colorado Springs 10% discount    4438 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Logo CO Lumber
CO Lumber Specialties 10% discount 3636 Stone Avenue
Logo General Air
GENERAL AIR 10% discount 3031 N Nevada Ave.
Logo ACE
ACE Hardware Uintah Gardens 10% discount 1830 W Uintah Street


Map of stores that provide PPM member discounts
Map of helpful local resources curated by our makers


Equipment Reservations

Materials

Cost
Plain Paper $1.00 per foot
Photo Paper $3.00 per foot
Canvas $3.00 per foot
Donate for Materials: bit.ly/ppmstuff (use "Other" drop down menu)
Or, leave donations in a black payment box, or use a QR code.
14", 24", and 30" (Fredrix brand) stretcher boards, stretcher tool and stapler for mounting canvas prints, cost TBD.

Large Format Printing Supplies

Item Weight Size Core Size

2 or 3 in

Quantity Recommendation Date
Poster Grade Glossy Paper 36"
1
Buy -- Almost Out
Matte White Canvas 35" 3 in
1
Buy -- Almost Out 4/16/22
HP Everyday Instant-Dry

Gloss Photo Paper

42" 2 in
1
5/12/22
HP Everyday Blockout

Display Film

36inx100ft 2 in
2

(1 unopened)

4/16/22
Presentation Grade Matte Paper 36"
1
Bright White Bond Paper 20lb 30"
1
Premium Matte Paper 47lb 24"
1
Bright White Bond Paper 20lb 33"
1
Bright White Bond Paper 20lb 23.5"
3
Heavy Weight Coated Paper 36"
1
Bright White Bond Paper 20lb 24"
2
Translucent Bond Paper 15lb 24"
1
Off White Bond Paper 24"
1
Bright White Bond Paper 20lb 36"
1
Bright White Bond Paper 20lb 11"
4
Sell
Bright White Bond Paper 20lb 11.5"
2
Sell
Translucent Bond Paper 15lb 36"
6
Sell
Translucent Bond Paper 15lb 48"
2
Sell -- too wide
Item
Weight
Size
Core Size
2 or 3 in
Quantity
Recommendation
Date

Red Tags

Use a Red Tag, which can be found in the red tag area, to designate broken equipment.

Scrap and Trash

Collect scrap plain paper, PLA and PETG plastics, and metals for recycling.
Empty recycling and trash into our dumpster at the back (south side) of the building.
Leave the space better than you found it.

Software

Design Software

Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
CorelDRAW X6
Inkscape
Procreate (Tips, Training and Meetups)

Printing Software

Adobe Acrobat
Preview -- Print directly from Macintosh applications, including Preview

Member Showcase

For even more member projects, visit our #showcase channel on Slack, or follow our social media links.

See Also

Links to other PPM Wiki pages (internal links):

Computers

Rotary Cutter

A 59" Rotary Cutter is available to trim large paper projects (but not fabric.)

Curated Links

HP DesignJet 510 42-in Printer - Manuals
HP Designjet 510 Series Printers - Specifications

Other Fun Stuff

Consider Hofstadter's law



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