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Old 04-13-2009, 05:30 AM   #1
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canon printer and gimp


I have new canon iP4600 printer. Canon don't support linux but make a driver available to download. I did this and can now print text and images but not via gimp because this printer driver is not in gimp's database.
How can I remedy this? They call the driver iP4600-series-Ver.3.00
Thanks in advance for any comments.
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Old 04-15-2009, 04:21 AM   #2
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Here is the recommended open source driver for this printer. At the bottom of the page it also has a link for a commercial driver.
 
Old 04-22-2009, 07:44 AM   #3
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Downloading another driver would not do any good. I have to teach GIMP to recognize the downloaded driver which is not in gimp's database (yet).
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Old 04-22-2009, 11:24 AM   #4
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While you are free to to do as you like I would strongly recommend trying the gutenprint driver. It should be included in repositories of whatever distro you are using. Here is a quote fron the gutenprint homepage.

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Gutenprint, formerly named Gimp-Print, is a suite of printer drivers that may be used with most common UNIX and Linux print spooling systems, including CUPS, lpr, LPRng, or others. These drivers provide high quality printing for UNIX (including Macintosh OS X 10.2, 10.3, and 10.4) and Linux systems that in many cases equal or exceed proprietary vendor-supplied drivers in quality and functionality, and can be used for demanding printing tasks requiring flexibility and high quality. This software package includes an enhanced Print plugin for the GIMP that replaces the plugin packaged with the GIMP, and Ghostscript and CUPS drivers, as well as Foomatic data supporting the Ghostscript driver.

Gutenprint has been renamed in order to clearly distinguish it from the GIMP. While this package started out as the original Print plugin for the GIMP, it has expanded into a collection of general purpose printer drivers, and the new, enhanced Print plugin for the GIMP is now only a small part of the package.
http://gimp-print.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 05-01-2009, 05:01 AM   #5
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I found the simple answer to my question: use printer name "file" and printer queue "ip4600...." (this comes with the driver).
 
  


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