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Old 10-27-2003, 05:41 AM   #1
seidren
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Epson Printer Catridge Color Problem


I am using an Epson Stylus C20SX printer.
It has one black cartridge and one color cartridge (three color cartridge).

In the RedHat Print Manager I have configured the printer cartridge as a color cartridge. There is no option to choose both Black and Color.

So when I print a documnet with only characters in it (the characters are black), the printer uses the color cartridge to print the black ink.

To make it print using the black cartridge I have to change the option to Black and then print.

The real headache comes when I have to print a page which has text as well as color graphics. I am really wasting my ink when I try to print black with the color cartridge.

Can anyone help me solve this problem.
 
Old 10-27-2003, 06:12 AM   #2
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I don't seem to understand. If you do have two cartridges, one is black and the other is a three color cartridge, which usually contains cyan (blue), magenta (red), and yellow inks. These are mixed to form various colors, which are then mixed with black to form various shades. If your printer is printing black, it is either using the black cartridge, or it is printing all three colors mixed together, which gives you a muddled dark purple at best. The only printer I know of that did this was the old cheap Lexmark Z11, but it had to "simulate" black because it had only one cartridge. I guess my question would be what three colors comprise your color cartridge? If black is not one of them and you are getting a pure black color, how do you know it is printing it with the color cartridge?
 
Old 10-27-2003, 08:16 AM   #3
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What you are saying is correct. I have 2 cartridges one black and the other, like you said a three color cartridge.

Under the redhat print manager, under driver options, i have an option 'Output Type' which I can set to 'Color', 'Black and White' or 'Gray Scale'.

When I choose 'Color' and print black text, as you said, I get the dark purple text.
When I choose 'Black and White' and print I get proper black text.

What should I choose if I want to print a page which has both Color graphics and Black Text ??
 
Old 10-27-2003, 09:34 AM   #4
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Lots of Information Here:

http://www.linuxprinting.org/show_pr...n-Stylus_C20SX

Should get you up and running!
 
Old 10-29-2003, 08:17 AM   #5
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Thank you very much. I got it done.

I just deleted the previous printer and started off fresh with the instructions on that website, and it worked.
 
  


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