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Old 12-08-2015, 12:46 PM   #1
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Epson SX435W


HELP PLEASE,

I have a Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca and I have installed my printer Epson SX435W and although it prints fine in black, any colour text is printed in a double line. I gather it is something to do with the drivers, but looking at Epson website they appear to have drivers for SX430W only. Is there any way around this?
 
Old 12-08-2015, 03:10 PM   #2
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Have you tried just the generic postscript driver in CUPS? Thats the one I use for my network Epson NX420 printer and works fine.
 
Old 12-08-2015, 04:11 PM   #3
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Hi erik2282,

Thanks for reply, however, what is a "generic postscript driver in CUPS"? I am new to Linux and have no idea what you are talking about Could you please elaborate
 
Old 12-08-2015, 04:20 PM   #4
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This is what I get every time I print in colour
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Old 12-08-2015, 04:52 PM   #5
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You can setup printer in CUPS. On your browser go to localhost:631 and a CUPS page will pull up. Looks like this:

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/i...Gf2kXVBnfR2DYR

Click on Administration tab, then Add Printer. When it asks you for user name and password, use root and root password. Under Other Network Printers, choose AppSocket/HP JetDirect, and hit Continue. In the field, type in socket://hostname:9100 but replace hostname with the IP Address of your printer. Give your printer a name and leave the other fields blank if you want, hit Continue. Then under the Make list, you can try one of the Epson drivers there if you want, or just select Generic, then Continue. The look at the list of drivers and try the one that says Generic PostScript Printer (en), you could also try one of the others if that doesnt work. Then click Add Printer. then click the Policies Tab, and under error-policy, choose retry-job. Then click Set default Options. and thats it, its setup. Click on Maintenance, then Print test page.
 
Old 12-17-2015, 02:59 PM   #6
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Hi erik2282,

Thank you for your reply, however, I've tried using 'root' and 'root' as a user name and password and, the 'Authentication' box keeps popping up, so it seems it's not accepting it. Are there any other user names and passwords I can use?
 
Old 12-17-2015, 03:53 PM   #7
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root is just the username, I dont know the password for the root account on your computer. Usually you would setup when you install your operating system. Although I remember installing Bodhi Linux one time a few years ago, and wasn't prompted to make a root password.
 
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Mint shares Ubuntu's sudo fetish. Unless you have given root a known password, the root user's password is obscured. This link from the Ubuntu website provides instructions as to how to access CUPS on Ubuntu; the same process should work on Mint.

If you haven't done so, I'd suggest inspecting the printer's display panel menu for diagnostics, such as an alignment test or head cleaning.

Here's what openprinting has to say about the Epson SX430 series: http://openprinting.org/printer/Epso...n-SX430_Series
 
  


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