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Old 08-19-2014, 06:27 AM   #1
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HP Deskjet F380 poor resolution


Hello,

2 or 3 years ago, I switched from ubuntu to mint.
Since then I can't print anymore graphics or photos in high resolution.
My printer is a HP deskjet F380; it is detected as F300 and the driver is the standard hplip.
I see some gutenprint references in installed packages.
It seems all graphic print is in draft quality, either from g-thumb or gimp.
I have mint 17 but it was the same with mint 16, 13, and 10.
I also tried ubuntu 12.04 with the same poor results.
The printer works fine under ubuntu 10.04.

Thanks for your help.
hhall.
 
Old 08-19-2014, 01:42 PM   #2
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Have you tried setting options to the printer under the web interface

http://localhost:631
 
Old 08-27-2014, 02:37 PM   #3
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test result

Sorry for my late answer,

I ran some printing from the web interface, but without any improvement.
I made some setting modification through menu/system/administration/printers and properties.
Then, by testing the printer status (lpoptions -p Deskjet_F300 -l), I can see my default settings (size, cartridge, paper).
Also , I don't understand the role of the different pieces of software : cups, hplip, hpijs, gutenprint.

Thanks for your help.
 
Old 08-28-2014, 03:02 AM   #4
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Does that mean you are sorted? Mark this solved, then.
 
Old 08-28-2014, 10:19 AM   #5
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Hello,

I realise my answer was incomplete.
The fact is despite my settings are correctly set, as cup's web unterface shows, the print quality is not as intended.

Sorry.

Best regards.
hhall
 
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usually that's a ppd file issue. I wish you well finding the right one.
 
Old 09-01-2014, 01:37 PM   #7
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Hello business kid,

Synaptic shows that both hp-ppd and hpijs-ppds were installed from mint repository.
I can see also hplip and hpijs were in the ubuntu 10.04 installed packages.
On top of that, in each system, there are other packages:
cups, gutenprint and openprinting, but I can't say wich of them are relevant.

Thanks.
hhall.
 
Old 09-02-2014, 03:11 AM   #8
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You need one ppd, in my experience, no more. I am skeptical of printing programs calling printing programs. Cups is a scheduler/server - you can print directly with gs.
 
  


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