2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 9, 2010 8:20 AM by !@#%

    Need Illustrator CS4 plug-in for export to HP PLT files

    !@#%

      Hi,

       

      We encountered a problem with supplying the laser plotter with .PLT files (it's the only format plotter software takes). it seems that no CS4 application can export to .PLT format, why ? is there any plug-in for Illustraotr or Photoshop that we could use ?

       

      Converting JPG/BMP rasters to vectorized PLT files with Corel is an option, but we want to avoid that unnecessary complication and eliminate Corel from the process.

       

      thanks.

        • 1. Re: Need Illustrator CS4 plug-in for export to HP PLT files
          JETalmage Level 6
          Converting JPG/BMP rasters to vectorized PLT files with Corel is an option, but we want to avoid that unnecessary complication and eliminate Corel from the process.

           

          Unless I'm misunderstanding the content, I'd much rather eliminate JPG/BMP from the process. If the original is vector content in AI, export as a vector format that Draw can open (earlier version .ai, or .dxf) and then export the HPGL from Draw.

           

          JET

          • 2. Re: Need Illustrator CS4 plug-in for export to HP PLT files
            !@#% Level 1

            problem is that it all starts in our case with raster graphics and as you mentioned there is like 3-4 steps of converting it back and forth until COrel can finally export it to PLT - don't you think it is too much ? it's a bit ridicoulus.

             

            why Illustrator cannot export it to PLT ? too hard to make a conversion plugin ?