MUTOH XP-511 Series Intelligent Plotter

The XP-511 is a pen or pencil vector plotter. Mutoh no longer supports these. They removed their web page early 2016. This product was first available in 1993. There was a price drop in 1994 from $4,800 to $3,495. I purchased this one new in 1996 for $3,495. Serial # S340377 REV 001. Support was discontinued by Mutoh in 2000. I use this plotter for technical drawings, full size cut sheets for woodworking and other types of patterns, creative art, and posters.

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COVER DIMENSIONS

MUTOH XP 511 

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The dedicated computer used with the plotter is a NIXSYS Legacy Workstation NX-L70 running W98SE. On this machine I use ACAD 2000. I have installed WinLINE's Windows Plotter Driver software. The plotter uses MH-GL and is compatible with HP 758x. That's the one to pick off the WinLINE CD when adding a printer to W98. The port on the back of the plotter is a 25 pin RS-232. At the other end near the computer I have inserted a 25 pin RS-232 Null Modem adaptor then a 25 pin to 9 pin RS-232 adaptor. I plug the 9 pin RS-232 into the COM-1 port. I configure the COM-1 port settings in Win98 to 9600 Baud, 8 Data Bits, Even Parity, 1 Stop bit, and XON/XOFF Protocol. I run the MUTOH user interface and choose DEFAULT 4 which has the same settings. That's it.

 

To setup the Mutoh's Online Setting:

Turn it on.

Put the lever in the UP position. This sets the menu to Standby.

Choose F4 Setup.

Choose F1 Online.

Choose the F2 or F4 until you see Default 4.

Choose the Enter button.

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XP-500 / XP-511 User Guide

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   Color in ACAD to Pen in Mutoh thru WinLINE Driver.
Color # Color Name   Mutoh Pen
Black 1
Red 2
Green 3
Blue 4
Cyan 5
Magenta 6
Yellow 7
9 + 251-thru-255 Gray 8

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Below is a link to a 2003 Japanese brochure for the Mutoh line. You can cut & paste the Japanese into the translator for fun.

XP Supply 2003http://translate.google.com/#

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 See the XP-511 Plotter In Use



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Null Modem Setup

This is what it looks like for this machine. The 25 pin to 9 pin can't fit due to the close arrangement of the monitor connection, so I use a 9 pin to 9 pin cord.

Null Modem adaptor

Pens and Pencils

Top to bottom left to right:

1. The three items in the case are Mutoh mechanical pencils, a 3mm, 5mm and 7mm pencil.

2. The three brown items are felt tip pens.

3. The eight upright and one laid down items are the Pen Adaptors. You must have these type A adaptors to use pens.

4. The black item with the red tip and the two item next to it are two re-useable pen tip holders. Next to these are two stainless steel pen tips.

5. The bottom item is a re-useable pen. 

 

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Below is a picture of  a pen in a silver pen adaptor with a 2nd pen, the carousel, some pens in a FoodSaver container and the container lid.

These pens are nearly 15 years old. only one has dried out. The manufacturer's attention to an airtight condition when he caps are on is excellent. To further aid in the pens longevity the FoodSaver canister or FoodSaver vacuum bags are used. The air in the containers and bags is vacuumed out reducing the likelihood of further dry-outs.

Felt tip Pens

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Properly loaded carousel with eight felt tip pens.

Carousel loded with pens

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Eight re-useable pen holders loaded with ink and 0.35mm stainless steel pen nibs with the caps on. Next the caps come off, the type A adaptors are screwed on, and the pens are inserted into the carousel. See that container of Koh-I-Noor 3080 Black. If you are looking for a long shelf life forget this. Use instead the Rapidoplot 3090 F India ink if you can find it or maybe 3084 F India.. The Black Cat India may also have a long shelf life. I don't know the shelf life of the Trans.Media inks yet. I am still testing the longevity of the color fastness to UV exposure.

Mutoh-511 Radioplot Pens

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Refillable Pen Holders with Stainless Steel Pen Nibs in the Carousel

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Mutoh Dos Driver Kit

Way back in the day... for Win 3.5 or 95

Original Mutoh Plotter Drivers

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Links & Inks

KOH-I-NOOR Ink

Koh-I-Noor_Radiograph_Pens

KOH-I-NOOR HARDTMUTH

KOH-I-NOOR Refillable Pen Adaptors

Refillable Ink Holder with Cap and no Nib

Koh-I-Noor adaptor 7101WOP

Koh-I-Noor Plotter Pens

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WNC Supply

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To use the Daler-Rowne FW Pearlescent Ink in a plotter pen it must be mixed with colored ink for dilution as the particle size is large. Also large diameter pen sizes must be used. I'm having some success and I'm still exploring for good combinations.

DALER-ROWNE

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Dale-Rowney_Color_Specifictions

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Pencil Lead

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My Computers

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Windows 98

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From Mutoh's web site

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WinLINE Plotter Drivers Web Site

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Mutoh Belgium

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AutoCAD

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Magictracer

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Summasketch 2 Pro +, MM1218+

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Graytex, Paper- Cut Sheets and Rolls

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PARTS INVENTORY

ITEM SIZE/# COLOR   QUANTITY
ACY ADAPTOR MUTOH DLI  9 EA 4001037 MUTOH type A Adaptors 9 EA
Pen Tip Caps 9 EA
Rapidoplot
FELT TIP 0.3mm RED 6 EA
FELT TIP 0.3mm BLACK 4 EA
FELT TIP 0.3mm GREEN  2 EA
FELT TIP 0.3mm TURQUOISE  2 EA
FELT TIP 0.3mm BLUE  2 EA
FELT TIP 0.3mm MAGENTA  2 EA
FELT TIP 0.3mm YELLO 2 EA
FELT TIP 0.3mm PURPLE  2 EA
FELT TIP 0.3mm BROWN  2 EA
FELT TIP 0.3mm ORANGE  2 EA
Fibertip 6410.0ab 0.7mm BLACK 3 EA
Fibertip 6410.0ab 0.7mm BLUE 3 EA
Fibertip 6410.0ab 0.7mm RED 3 EA
Fibertip 6410.0ab 0.7mm GREEN 3 EA
Fibertip 6410.0af 0.3mm BLACK 6 EA
Fibertip 6410.0af 0.3mm BLUE 6 EA
Fibertip 6410.0af 0.3mm RED 6 EA
Fibertip 6410.0af 2 EA GREEN 6 EA
Fibertip 6410.0Cf 2 EA BROWN 2 EA
Fibertip 6410.0Cf 2 EA YELLOW 2 EA
Fibertip 6410.0Cf 2 EA ORANGE 2 EA
Fibertip 6410.0Cf 2 EA RED 2 EA
Fibertip 6410.0Cf 2 EA RED-VIOLET 2 EA
Rapidoplot 10/05/2011
Archival DPP A Style BLACK TIP 6810.01M Black 4 EA
Archival DPP A Style WHITE TIP 6810.01E Black 8 EA
Archival DPP A Style BLUE TIP 6810.01p Black 4 EA
REFILLABLE PENS 0.25mm 5 EA 
OTHER PENS 4 EA
Rapidoplot
63SB-3.5 1mm Stainless Steel 1 EA
63SB-0  0.35mm Stainless Steel 8 EA
63SB-00 0.30mm Stainless Steel 3 EA
63SB-4X0 0.18mm Stainless Steel 9 EA
ULTRASONIC CLEANER Large THE CLEENETTE 1 EA
ULTRASONIC CLEANER K42 Small CLEAN N' BRITE 1 EA
KOH-I-NOOR
PEN CLEANER 32oz 3068-7 2 EA
Cleaning Bulb 1 EA
INK
KOH-I-NOOR RAPIDOPLOT
INK 3090 3/4 OZ OPAQUE RED 2 EA
INK 3090 3/4 OZ BLACK INDIA 8 EA
INK 3090 3/4 OZ OPAQUE BLUE 2 EA
KOH-I-NOOR TRANS-MIX MEDIA
BRILLIANT INK 3/4 OZ Blue  Violet 1 EA
BRILLIANT INK 3/4 OZ Burnt Sienna 1 EA
BRILLIANT INK 3/4 OZ Carmine 1 EA
BRILLIANT INK 3/4 OZ Dark Green 1 EA
BRILLIANT INK 3/4 OZ Cobalt Blue 1 EA
BRILLIANT INK 3/4 OZ Cyan 1 EA
BRILLIANT INK 3/4 OZ Gray 1 EA
BRILLIANT INK 3/4 OZ Light Green 1 EA
BRILLIANT INK 3/4 OZ Magenta 1 EA
BRILLIANT INK 3/4 OZ Orange 1 EA
BRILLIANT INK 3/4 OZ Prussian Blue 1 EA
BRILLIANT INK 3/4 OZ Raw Sienna 1 EA
BRILLIANT INK 3/4 OZ Red Violet 1 EA
BRILLIANT INK 3/4 OZ Scarlet 1 EA
BRILLIANT INK 3/4 OZ Sepia 1 EA
BRILLIANT INK 3/4 OZ Ultramarine 1 EA
BRILLIANT INK 3/4 OZ Vermillion 1 EA
BRILLIANT INK 3/4 OZ White 2 EA
BRILLIANT INK 3/4 OZ Yellow 1 EA
BRILLIANT INK 3/4 OZ YELLOW TRANSLUCENT 1 EA
DALER-ROWNEY
PEARLESCENT LIQUID ACRYLIC INK
GOLD 29.5ml 1 EA
SILVER 29.5ml 1 EA
COPPER 29.5ml 1 EA
Koh-I-Noor Radiograph(Non-plotter) Pens
5x0 0.14mm Rare, Mfr. Discontinued 2 EA, New, Never Used
0000 0.18mm 1 EA
0 0.30mm 1 EA
DRAFTING POWDER 1 LB
MUTOH PENCIL 0.3mm 1 EA
MUTOH PENCIL 0.5mm 1 EA
MUTOH PENCIL 0.7mm 1 EA
PENTEL Lead 0.3mm HB 2 box (1 box=144 leads)
PENTEL Lead 0.5mm 4B 2 box
PENTEL Lead 0.5mm 2B 1 box
PENTEL Lead 0.5mm HB 2 box
PENTEL Lead 0.5mm H 1 box
PENTEL Lead 0.5mm 2H 2 box
PENTEL Lead 0.5mm 3H 1 box
PENTEL Lead 0.5mm 4H 1 box
PENTEL Lead 0.5mm 5H 1 box
PENTEL Lead 0.7mm 4B 1 box
PENTEL Lead 0.7mm B 1 box
PENTEL Lead 0.7mm HB 2 box
PENTEL Lead 0.7mm F 1 box
PENTEL Lead 0.7mm H  1 box
PENTEL Lead 0.7mm 2H 1 box
PENTEL Lead 0.7mm 4H 1 box

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Paper Inventory

ANSI D, 22 x 34, Vellum, 50 sheets.

Arch D, 24 x 36, 24 lb Bond, Acid Free, 200 sheets.

Custom hand made paper, large format various sizes and types, 24 sheets.

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