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Re: mp280

On Wed, 23 May 2012 17:11:58 +0000 (UTC)
Camaleón <noelamac@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, 23 May 2012 08:54:54 +0200, steef wrote:
> > just a small question: has somebody an experience with the 'canon pixma
> > mp 280 printer' under debian; (cups) ? a very cheap and compact printer
> > so i am told.
> Google returns some hits, for example:
> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1582497
> I always avoid Canon devices as much as I can but if there's no option...

I'm not very happy with my MP-240:

1) [Binary only :(] drivers don't install cleanly on my amd64 system,
and hacks / tweaks (don't remember exact details) were necessary.

2) Drivers don't expose the printer's full functionality - incredibly
annoyingly, there's apparently no way to direct the thing to print b/w
instead of color (which is easily done with this same machine when
driven from a Windows box).

3) Printing is often poor quality and unreliable: paper jams, extra
sheets feeding through, paper jams, text not getting printed or printed
barely legibly, as if faded. Some of this could just be the age of the
machine or ink cartridges, but I'm pretty sure the other user of the
machine, with a Windows box, does not see this.


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