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Old 26th Jun 2022, 2:04 pm   #1
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Default HP Plotter Fiber Tip Plotter Pens

Does anyone have a use for some HP Fiber Tip (sic) plotter pens? These are in their original foil packs and accompanied by some loose ones. The loose ones stil produce ink, so the packed ones are probably operational despite their age. Most are for film but a few are for paper.

If anyone is interested, I can give more detail.

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Old 26th Jun 2022, 4:48 pm   #2
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I think those are for the later generation plotters where the pens go on a carousel and can be changed automatically. There is an earlier generation of single pen plotters with a bayonet-fit pen.

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Old 26th Jun 2022, 4:58 pm   #3
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These would be used in a plotter such as this HP 7440A. Got one free from work, kept it for years but sadly never used it. When I started using Autocad in 1987 this was our sole output device for the floor plans we produced.

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Old 26th Jun 2022, 5:23 pm   #4
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I think those are for the later generation plotters where the pens go on a carousel and can be changed automatically. There is an earlier generation of single pen plotters with a bayonet-fit pen.

David

Yes, they are the type which were used with a carousel. They were also used with other plotters such as the Roland DXY range.

Despite my age, I've never seen the earlier type and wasn't aware of it.

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Old 26th Jun 2022, 5:30 pm   #5
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I think they also fit some plotters without the carousel, such as the single-pen 7225 (you clip the pen you want into the holder on the carriage by hand) and the 2-pen 7470 (which has a pen holder at each side of the machine, the carriage runs off that edge of the paper to pick up or return a pen).
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Old 26th Jun 2022, 9:11 pm   #6
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I would like some - I think they would fit my roland plotter - which I still use!
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Old 26th Jun 2022, 9:21 pm   #7
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I’ve used a few hundred of these in my professional career!
We do still have a couple of plotters but are sadly rarely used these days.
The HP7550 was something to behold when plotting at fully speed
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Old 27th Jun 2022, 9:27 am   #8
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Default Re: HP Plotter Fiber Tip Plotter Pens

I'd also like to express an interest in these. I'm slightly emabarrassed to admit to my plotter habit... I have two HP7550s and a Roland DPX-3300 !

Pens are very dificult to find now. I don't have any use for the transparency pens, but I would expect they will work fine on paper anyway.

A pen plotter in action is indeed a wondrous sight, hypnotic...

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Old 18th Jul 2022, 8:52 am   #9
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John, Trigon,

Send me your addresses by private message and I'll send you each some plotter pens.

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Old 18th Jul 2022, 10:24 am   #10
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Many thanks for the offer, but please let John have them all. I really do need to get round to making adaptors to use other more easily available pens.

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Old 3rd Aug 2022, 9:16 pm   #11
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Moderators, this thread can now be closed. Thank you.

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Old 5th Aug 2022, 9:23 pm   #12
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If you still have a few I'd love to take them: I have an HP plotter with dried-out pens.

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