[Wiltshire] Linux laser printers?
richard at uberpussy.net
Thu Jan 3 10:39:45 UTC 2013
Samsung have their own linux drivers/installers called samsung unified
Its horrible non-open source nature aside you will get better quality/color
using those drvers. Also it allows the scanner functions to work if you
have a multi-function printer (Which I do).
On 3 January 2013 10:34, Greg Browne <greg.browne at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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>
> > 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
> > 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).
> > 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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