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Old 10-14-2005, 11:56 PM   #1
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Canon Pixma iP 5000 driver?


Am curious, does anyone have a Pixma iP 5000 running on linux? And if so will it print photo as well as it does on a windows driver? I see in the new Mandriva 2006 version they now list the Pixma iP 4000. Thought about trying it on my 5000 but this printer is only a week old and don't want to trash it. Printers are the only problem I have with linux.
 
Old 11-05-2005, 05:39 AM   #2
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If you are now willing to experiment, try decoding this:
http://translate.google.com/translat...ic-t-7784.html
 
Old 11-06-2005, 08:30 PM   #3
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uberNUT69, thanks for the reply. That seems hard to understand for me. Sounds like guys are compiling a driver, wish the translation was a little clearer. Definately interesting though.

I actually tried the free version of the TurboPrint driver a couple days ago. I was amazed. I printed a high quality pic that I took of one of my rc planes in a tree. Then booted windows XP and printed the same pic with the Canon driver. What a difference. The detail was much more on the TurboPrint driver under Linux. Tree leaves were clearly visible in areas that the Windows driver showed nothing but black shadow. Seems the windows driver darkens the pic making the colors somewhat richer looking but the TurboPrint driver actually had more realistic color and more detail. End of story was, considering the quality of the TurboPrint driver, I decided it was worth buying ($42 CAD) at the present exchange rate. It has been a long time since I have felt compeled to pay for software of any sort. Must say I am happy with the TurboPrint / Linux setup, last printer was a Epson CX6600 which I found to be a big disappointment in print quality, and it cost me twice what this Canon did. Would have been interesting to see what the Epson would have performed like under the TurboPrint driver, but the CX6600 was a warranty replacement two months before the year warranty ran out and now that the remaining two months on warranty has just since expired, and the replacement has the print head euchred again! Have not had good luck with Epson so decided to change brands.
 
Old 11-06-2005, 08:44 PM   #4
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Yes, nice printer.
Even with Canon's (win32) software I've had excellent results
with (Dad's) IP5000 (pity he lost the CD printing tray )
To get 1pL drops in win32 I think you need to select the best
paper grade (even if you're not using it )
Quite good results using cheap inks too.
When I'm allowed to borrow it again I'll see if I can get the open
linux drivers going.
 
Old 11-06-2005, 08:56 PM   #5
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Should you get the open drivers working please do add a how to here. I would welcome a chance to try them after a brave soul like yourself figures it out. I have been through so many printers I am not willing to take a chance on messing this one up. Will follow your lead as to open drivers, will stick to TurboPrint till then. My wallet gets sore when I get too adventurous with hardware drivers.

By the way, no cd printing option for that printer here in Canada.
 
Old 11-06-2005, 09:09 PM   #6
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OK, I'll keep this thread in mind when I steal the printer from Dad next time.

Yes, I understand the Northern American version didn't have the CD tray.
Wish I had it now though... all my data backups need colour pics
instead of handwriting
 
  


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