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Re: new colour printer only uses black and white

On Wed, 2004-11-03 at 15:19 +0000, Dave Howorth wrote:
> I'm a lucky boy! We just installed a new HP4650dn colour laserjet. 
> Almost everything seems good but it is printing in monochrome from my 
> Debian box (mostly!).
> It's a network printer that replaces a previous one (a QMS magicolor 
> 2200). I use CUPS and I've added the HP. I can still print as before in 
> colour to the QMS. I can print to the HP but it comes out in b&w, 
> including: CUPS test page, mozilla, gvim, acroread, gv, lpr from the 
> command line. BUT ... gimp prints in colour. All the other boxen in the 
> room seem to have no trouble printing in colour (Suse, OS X, even W2K in 
> a VMware cage)
> I've looked at every control panel and dialog box I can find and 
> searched the CUPS user manual but can't find the problem. If anybody has 
> any clues, I would much appreciate it.
> Thanks, Dave

We've got an HP Color Laser 4650dn as well.  I can print in color from
my Debian desktop system.  What driver are you using?  I'm using the HP
Color LaserJet 4600 Foomatic/Postscript (recommended) driver.

And let me plug OS X's Rendezvouz technology.  My ibook "found" the
4650dn on its own.  Never had to install drivers for it or anything.
Big plus using "Rendezvouz" or "ZeroConf" technology.  Can't wait to see
this get implemented more in Linux.

Jeff Self
Information Technology
City of Newport News

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