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Old 11-18-2003, 11:53 PM   #1
shrinkboy
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epson printer


I am running Fedora Core 1 on a PIII 600 (and quite well - very happy with the distro so far) and am connecting to my main machine to print. Main box is an Athlon running WinXP and I have an Epson Photo 825.
I followed the printer setup wizard, got connected using SMB on the first try and got a test page sent- print quality is horrible. There are no Linux drivers on the Epson site to allow me to share it from the Windows side- any ideas on getting usable output from the printer?

Output looks like the sheet fed too fast, with spaces between every pass of the print heads, so a line of text would have spaces roughly in the middle, with an extra gap between lines.
 
Old 11-19-2003, 12:13 AM   #2
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Have you tried printing from an application aswell? my printer test page seemed to print a bit faster than my printer usually goes.... but when i printed a picture (after changing the quality in the printer settings) it printed allright
 
Old 11-19-2003, 11:27 AM   #3
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Could you list your printer settings? I messed with a few and was able to get at least readable text and something close to full-color, smooth graphics, but it still looks horrible compared to the Windows driver output.
 
Old 11-19-2003, 12:09 PM   #4
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Okay, score one for assumptions... The black ink cartridge was gummed, so the issue was less the driver than the hardware, quailty is much improved. Still not red hot, though- all advice welcome for tweaking output
 
  


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