[Wiltshire] Linux laser printers?

Greg Browne greg.browne at gmail.com
Thu Jan 3 10:34:19 UTC 2013

I use a Samsung CLP-300 which installs very easily but does not print
in colour very well - rather dark colours, which sort of defeats the
purpose. I think it uses Foomatic? through cups. It is easily managed
through cups. I assume that the 300 series would use similar drivers.

On 3 January 2013 00:53, Kevin Milburn <wiltslug at kmilburn.force9.co.uk> wrote:
> On Thursday 03 Jan 2013 00:15:55 David Fletcher wrote:
>> This is crazy! I'm using Printerland as a reference of current,
>> available products and can't find any colour laser from HP, Brother,
>> Samsung or Epson that's listed by CUPS. I've just been playing around
>> with the CUPS web interface on the server. Also been on the avasys site
>> looking for Epson ppd files and they all miss the part numbers I can
>> buy.
>> Your P1102 is there but it's a mono.
>> Is there no simple way to use a current model printer with Linux?
> It can be simple,  if the right things are installed.
> For HP printers,  it's probably best to use the HPLIP tools directly as they
> also deal with downloading any firmware that's required.
> The only snag is  they usually want the printer attached!
> From a quick check on the following link, it has all of the HP colour
> printers listed as supported that I tried (except the CP1525).
>   http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/supported_devices/color_laserjet.html
> From checking my installations model data,  the CP1525 is listed
> As for the other makes,  you may have to locate the PPD files manually!
> Kevin
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