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Old 07-18-2016, 01:00 PM   #1
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Printer not printing correctly on changed paper sizes.


I have a Brother DCP-195C printer. If I print a document on A4 paper everything is ok. When I try to print on A5 or any other size then the document in not printed correctly with only 4 lines printed at the bottom of the page and over to the left so half the page is missing. The same thing applies if I try to print a colour photograph on photo paper.
The document is formatted ok in Libre office writer and the print preview shows how the page will print ok. It is the actual printed page which is incorrect.
The only way I can print a document to A5 size is to use an A4 set to landscape with two columns and cut the page in half.

Any suggestions appreciated.
 
Old 07-18-2016, 01:40 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by Dogman2 View Post
I have a Brother DCP-195C printer. If I print a document on A4 paper everything is ok. When I try to print on A5 or any other size then the document in not printed correctly with only 4 lines printed at the bottom of the page and over to the left so half the page is missing. The same thing applies if I try to print a colour photograph on photo paper.
The document is formatted ok in Libre office writer and the print preview shows how the page will print ok. It is the actual printed page which is incorrect.
The only way I can print a document to A5 size is to use an A4 set to landscape with two columns and cut the page in half.

Any suggestions appreciated.
Someone else on here had an associated problem with this printer recently: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ts-4175582915/

Adapting the solution from that thread, try this:

Code:
sudo brprintconf_dcp195c -pt A5
before printing in A5.
 
Old 07-19-2016, 08:56 AM   #3
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This command changes the default paper size to A5. But I then cannot print on A4 or photo paper. Not sure if it is a printer problem or a problem with Mint not recognising a change in paper size.
 
Old 07-19-2016, 09:03 AM   #4
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This command changes the default paper size to A5. But I then cannot print on A4 or photo paper. Not sure if it is a printer problem or a problem with Mint not recognising a change in paper size.
Yes, you would then have to set

Code:
sudo brprintconf_dcp195c -pt A4
before printing to A4.

I didn't say that it was a perfect solution, but it should do the trick.

From all accounts, it's a problem with that specific printer or range of printers. You may find other, more practical, solutions on the internet. If you do, let us know.
 
Old 07-19-2016, 09:30 AM   #5
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For the photo paper, and other sizes, download the source code from here:

http://support.brother.com/g/b/downl...ng=4&type3=576

and look at brcupsconfig/brcups_commands.h.

In case this link becomes invalid in the future, here is an excerpt from that file:

Code:
#ifdef _MODEL1_        
{ "PageSize=BrA3_S",		"-pt BrA3_S" },
{ "PageSize=BrA3_A3",		"-pt BrA3_A3" },
{ "PageSize=BrA3_B_S",		"-pt BrA3_B_S" },
{ "PageSize=BrA3_B_A3",		"-pt BrA3_B_A3" }, /*MODEL1,Add */
{ "PageSize=B4",		"-pt B4" },
{ "PageSize=BrB4_S",		"-pt BrB4_S" },/*MODEL1,Add 2008.4.17*/
{ "PageSize=BrB4_B_B4",		"-pt BrB4_B_B4" },
{ "PageSize=BrB4_B_S",		"-pt BrB4_B_S" },
{ "PageSize=Tabloid",		"-pt Tabloid" },
{ "PageSize=BrLedger_S",	"-pt BrLedger_S" },
{ "PageSize=BrLedger_B_Ledger",	"-pt BrLedger_B_Ledger" },
{ "PageSize=BrLedger_B_S",	"-pt BrLedger_B_S" },
#endif     /*_MODEL1_*/
{ "PageSize=A4",		"-pt A4" },
{ "PageSize=BrA4_B",		"-pt BrA4_B" },
{ "PageSize=Letter",		"-pt Letter" },
{ "PageSize=BrLetter_B",	"-pt BrLetter_B" },
{ "PageSize=Legal",		"-pt Legal" },
{ "PageSize=Executive",		"-pt Executive" },
{ "PageSize=B5",		"-pt B5" },
{ "PageSize=A5",		"-pt A5" },
{ "PageSize=A6",		"-pt A6" },
{ "PageSize=BrA6_B",		"-pt BrA6_B" },
{ "PageSize=PostC4x6",		"-pt PostC4x6" },
{ "PageSize=BrPostC4x6_B",	"-pt BrPostC4x6_B" },
{ "PageSize=IndexC5x8",		"-pt IndexC5x8" },
{ "PageSize=BrIndexC5x8_B",	"-pt BrIndexC5x8_B" },
{ "PageSize=PhotoL",		"-pt PhotoL" },
{ "PageSize=BrPhotoL_B",	"-pt BrPhotoL_B" },
{ "PageSize=Photo2L",		"-pt Photo2L" },
{ "PageSize=BrPhoto2L_B",	"-pt BrPhoto2L_B" },
{ "PageSize=Postcard",		"-pt Postcard" },
{ "PageSize=BrHagaki_B",	"-pt BrHagaki_B" },
{ "PageSize=DoublePostcardRotated",	"-pt DoublePostcardRotated" },
{ "PageSize=EnvC5",		"-pt EnvC5" },
{ "PageSize=EnvDL",		"-pt EnvDL" },
{ "PageSize=Env10",		"-pt Env10" },
{ "PageSize=EnvMonarch",	"-pt EnvMonarch" },
{ "PageSize=EnvYou4",		"-pt EnvYou4" },

{ "BRColorPaperThick=Regular","-thick Regular" },
{ "BRColorPaperThick=Thick", "-thick Thick" },

// Thick
{ "BRDocument=Photo", "-doc Photo" },
{ "BRDocument=Graphics", "-doc Graphics" },
{ "BRDocument=Custom", "-doc Custom" },

// ColorMatch
{ "BRColorMatching=Natural", "-cm Natural" },
{ "BRColorMatching=Vivid", "-cm Vivid" },
{ "BRColorMatching=None", "-cm None" },

// BRHalfTonePattern
{ "BRHalfTonePattern=Diffusion", "-ht Diffusion" },
{ "BRHalfTonePattern=Dither", "-ht Dither" },

// BRColorEnhancement
{ "BRColorEnhancement=OFF", "-ce OFF" },
{ "BRColorEnhancement=ON", "-ce ON" },

// BRSlowDrying
{ "BRSlowDrying=OFF", "-sd OFF" },
{ "BRSlowDrying=ON", "-sd ON" },

#ifdef _MODEL1_   /*MODEL1*/

//BRJpegPrint
{"BRJpeg=Recommended", "-jpeg Recommended" },
{"BRJpeg=QualityPrior", "-jpeg QualityPrior" },
{"BRJpeg=SpeedPrior", "-jpeg SpeedPrior" },

//BRReversePrint
{"BRReverse=ON","-rev ON"},
{"BRReverse=OFF","-rev OFF"},
 
  


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