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Re: cupsys setting for an 882C?

I found the HP driver I needed on the linuxprinting.org.  The only
problem now is the sucker is stair stepping and I can't find a way to
turn it off.

Thus spake Donald R. Spoon (dspoon@astcomm.net):

> Date: Fri, 06 Dec 2002 05:13:00 -0600
> From: "Donald R. Spoon" <dspoon@astcomm.net>
> To: Debian Users <debian-user@lists.debian.org>
> Subject: Re: cupsys setting for an 882C?
> X-Mailing-List: <debian-user@lists.debian.org> archive/latest/249739
> Karsten M. Self wrote:
> >on Wed, Dec 04, 2002 at 09:59:44AM -0500, Robert L. Harris 
> >(Robert.L.Harris@rdlg.net) wrote:
> >
> >>
> >>I've got cupsys installed on my unstable system.  It configures up
> >>beautifully except I get 1 line of whatever.  If I print /etc/printcap
> >>with lpr I get what almost looks like stair stepping but it's only 1
> >>line.
> >
> >
> >Check for a "cr after lf" setting.
> >
> >
> >>Does anyone have an 882C configured and working?  Can you tell me what
> >>printer combination you have setup?  "HP Deskjet 882C, foomatic + hpjd"
> >>or whatever is working?  I'd love the 300dpi color but I'll be happy with
> >>300 grayscale, I'd be exstaic with 600dpi color printing.
> >
> >
> >What cups databases do you have installed?  There are several, and it's
> >not immediately obvious that some of them are useful.  Among them:
> >
> >    cupsomatic-ppd
> >    foomatic-db
> >
> >...and posibly others.  Make sure you've got 'em installed.  Then hunt
> >down your printer.
> >
> >Peace.
> >
> In addition to what Karsten said, I have some general advice.  I don't 
> have your particular printer here, but I have been using CUPS on a HP 
> 960C for about 6 months.  I have done a little experimentation to 
> optimize the output and here is what I have found.
> 1.  The "generic" printer drivers that come with cupsomatic or foomatic 
> are OK to get you going, but you can fine-tune the performance IF you 
> have a specific PPD file for your printer.  The cupsys-driver-gimpprint 
> drivers  was the best of the "generic' lot for me.
> 2.  The http://www.linuxprinting.org/ site is an absolute gold-mine of 
> information!  It has specific information on your printer, user's 
> feedback, and the ability to generate a PPD specific for your printer. 
> There is also links to CUPS that give you instructions on how to add 
> your "specific" PPD to your system.  It takes a little reading, but the 
> effort & time spent there is worth it, IMHO.
> 3.  From the quick scan of the above site that I just did, your printer 
> should work fine, with the drivers in foomatic + the hpijs + a specific 
> PPD "driver".  I found on my printer that this combination produced 
> significantly superior color quality and access to some of the more 
> exotic functions than the "generic" drivers supplied with cupsomatic, 
> foomatic, or cupsys-driver-gimprint.  The latter was a close second, though.
> I have found CUPS to be amazingly flexible, but you have to work at it 
> and do a bit of experimentation.  The Linuxprinting.org site is a good 
> place to start.
> Cheers,
> -Don Spoon-
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