An issue with the KIP Windows drivers v3.165 and below, has been identified.

There are two major symptoms:
  1. Images randomly may not plot
  2. Fonts plot with slight to extreme loss of quality

The first issue can usually be corrrected by switching the KIP Script output format.

The second issue arises while using the KIP Script output format with models that have linked DWG files. A few very small linked DWG files might be ok, but at some point the KIP driver struggles to produce the plots and the text on the plots will start changing appearance on a letter-by-letter basis. This appears to be a memory issue with the driver.

A temporary work-around is to download an HP driver capable of Postscript (for eaxmple, the DesignJet Z6100ps), create a printer using that driver, and assign that printer to the KIP plotter's printer port in Window's Printer dialog box.