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Old 11-13-2005, 07:48 PM   #1
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Printing problems


I just hooked up my printer to my linux computer, and everything i print looks really faded, almost as if the printer heads were really dirty (I know that they are not, because the printer used to be hooked up to windows a day ago and printing was fine). I have a Cannon BJC-2010 with a BJ cartridge BC-20 that prints in black ink only and I'm running Fedora Core 4. I tried looking at the printer configurations, but i don't really know what to change, maybe i need a special driver. Does anyone have any suggestions, so that i can get decent printing quality? Thanks.
 
Old 11-14-2005, 12:50 PM   #2
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Check that the printer is using the right drivers using the printer configuration tool.
 
Old 11-15-2005, 03:43 PM   #3
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So i guess i did go to the printer configuration, and i tried the non default driver for my printer, and it seems to work alot better. However, sometimes, when i try printing, a line or two may be faded or is even entirly missing? I looked for a linux driver for my printer, but i was not able to find one. Do you all know where i could find a linux driver, or do you have any suggestions so that i can get printing quality similar to that which i experienced under windows?
 
Old 11-15-2005, 05:02 PM   #4
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I can't really help much with regards to where to find drivers, but in the future try to get an HP or Epson printer, they seem to be well supported in Linux and FreeBSD.
 
Old 11-16-2005, 12:21 AM   #5
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Yeah, i guess that switching to an epson might be the key. I've had this printer for a while, i think it came free with a computer my dad got like 6 years ago, so maybe its time for a new one.
 
Old 12-05-2005, 11:33 AM   #6
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HP and Epson seem to be better supported. Linuxprinting.org is a great place to look to see how well your printer is supported. I looked up the Canon BJC-2010 and it says it works mostly. It says the BJC-2010 uses the same hardware and printer driver as the BJC-2000. There is a tutorial how to support your printer. It doesn't say what mostly works means.

The software I use: ESP Print Pro supports the BJC-2000 100%

You might want to take a look at it. http://www.easysw.com/printpro/

Let me know how things work out.
 
  


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