[rescue] HP7550a plotter

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Fri Oct 3 01:05:51 CDT 2003

On Thursday, October 2, 2003, at 07:02 PM, Geoffrey S. Mendelson wrote:
> I know, it's not much. but I just picked up an HP 7550a plotter.
> It was filthy, but expect for no pens, it was complete and works.

   That's a pretty sweet plotter.  I have one here that I use frequently.

> 1. Assuming I can't get pens for it (here in Israel), what can I use?
>    I made a pen out of a BIC pen and a pen out of a pencil. I cut them 
> to
>    size and wrapped them with electrical tape. They worked, but left
>    nothing but faint scratches on the paper. :-(

   Pens for those plotters should be readily available from pretty much 
any supplier.  A lot of plotters use those pens, many of which are 
still in service.  I bought new ones from an office supply store about 
a year ago.


Dave McGuire                      "My tummy hurts now, but my soul
St. Petersburg, FL                 feels a little better."     -Ed

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