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Old 11-23-2006, 04:46 AM   #1
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Question Fade printing with some distros..


Hello... with some distros (e.g. Mandriva 2006 and Debian etch) I have the problem that all my prints are fade, like if a saving-ink option is on.. however I don't have this option turned on and with other distros (e.g. Mandriva 2007 or SuSe) all is fine..

Where can I see???
The printer is a Kyocera FS 9100-DN with direct TCP/IP access...


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Old 11-23-2006, 06:24 AM   #2
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TIJAG(tm) (This Is Just A Guess) -- You are using CUPS & haven't explored the [Options >>], [Properties], [Expand], or [System options], etc. buttons in the Print, dialog. I suggest you do, thoroughly.

I suspect the "faded" look is lower print density (draft mode, or equivalent) being selected in the ditros w/ in question.

On my system (SimplyMEPIS 3.3.2, CUPS (cupsys) 1.1.23-11, HP Deskjet 940C Foomatic/hpijs (recommended)) the print density is controlled by the "Printout Mode:" line of the "General" directory in the "Driver Settings" tab of that [Properties] dialog. When I select the line, the dialog pane at the bottom shows the available choices. Mine are: "Draft", "Normal", "Best", & "Photo", YMMV.

If this doesn't help, please post more relevant details -- like versions of your distro, CUPS, & driver.

If this did help, it would be nice to know; especially any specifics that would help the next person w/ this problem.

Hope this clear, it's 6 am here I just barely finished my 1st cup of coffee....
 
Old 11-23-2006, 02:15 PM   #3
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TIJAG(tm) (This Is Just A Guess) -- You are using CUPS & haven't explored the [Options >>], [Properties], [Expand], or [System options], etc. buttons in the Print, dialog. I suggest you do, thoroughly.

I suspect the "faded" look is lower print density (draft mode, or equivalent) being selected in the ditros w/ in question.

On my system (SimplyMEPIS 3.3.2, CUPS (cupsys) 1.1.23-11, HP Deskjet 940C Foomatic/hpijs (recommended)) the print density is controlled by the "Printout Mode:" line of the "General" directory in the "Driver Settings" tab of that [Properties] dialog. When I select the line, the dialog pane at the bottom shows the available choices. Mine are: "Draft", "Normal", "Best", & "Photo", YMMV.

If this doesn't help, please post more relevant details -- like versions of your distro, CUPS, & driver.

If this did help, it would be nice to know; especially any specifics that would help the next person w/ this problem.

Hope this clear, it's 6 am here I just barely finished my 1st cup of coffee....
hi archtoad6.. now it should be lunch time more or less ;-)
This kind of options depend on the driver.. I selected all the available drivers.. hpijs is for the HP.. and I obviously checked thre options in the printing settings, but no results.
I am now using Debian etch.. I am at home now (it's 21:00 in Europe ;-) ), but tomorrow I'll post a reply with the exact version of CUPS..
cheers,
Antonello
 
Old 11-24-2006, 08:37 AM   #4
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I suggest the CUPS ver. for each of the 4 distros you mention.

I'm beginning to suspect they're using different vers. of the driver(s) & that a comparison will help solve this prob. Maybe even make a table in a "code" box:
Code:
Distro      Desktop   CUPS     driver
We are about to hit the limit of my experience.
 
  


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