Re: HP PSC 1315 printer and hplip/hpcups printer cartridge mode issue
On Tue, 27 Jul 2010 05:29:45 +0000, Harishankar wrote:
> I'm using HPLIP /CUPS with the hpcups driver to print using my hp psc
> 1315 printer.
> Has anybody had the issue that during a print job it is impossible to
> ask the printer to use both the B&W and colour cartridge at the same
> time? I mean, if you select Normal Color it prints even black text using
> the colour cartridge (giving a non-sharp brownish grey effect) and when
> I select Normal Greyscale it is impossible to print in colour?
I have that options for my HP colour laserjet printer (using a PPD file,
CUPS PS driver, not HPLIP):
Text Neutral Grays: 4 colour / [x] black only
Graphics Neutral Grays: 4 colour / [x] black only
Photographs Neutral Grays: [x] 4 colour / black only
Those options are pretty close to its counterpart windows driver and can
be changed at real time for each print.
> I had the same problem using HPIJS drivers as well but the HPCUPS
> haven't solved the problem either?
> Has anybody ever successfully printed a multi-coloured document with
> both the B&W and colour cartridge used where black is printed using the
> B&W cartridge and other colours printed using the colour cartridge like
> in Windows?
> This seems closely related to this bug report:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/debian/+sour ... bug/235399
> Seems nobody at HP have resolved the issue related to Linux printing or
> am I doing something wrong?
Have you tried by downloading the latest PPD file for your printer
("hpcups 126.96.36.199" or "hpijs 188.8.131.52") and adding a new printer
instance with CUPS in the old fashioned way (I mean, without using HPLIP,
just the provided PPD file)? :-?