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Old 12-01-2016, 07:55 AM   #1
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Angry Using xsane I tried to use a HP scanjet 3500c scanner, it worked fine but when I tried to print all I got was garbage.


There was no error messages, just that I could not read the printout or it has areas that are blank. I was told maybe I should uninstall and try reinstalling xsane but I do not know enough about this to try it. Any thought or help with this is appreciated.
 
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The 3500 series of HP flatbed scanners are not fully supported by the sane backend. I've spent hours and hours trying to get quality scans using xsane and finally gave up. So, now I run Xp-service pack 3 in VirtualBox and the HP windows drivers therein and get perfect results. In Xp you can "map" your "shared" linux directories (via your VirtualBox setup) and simply save the scans directly from the HP windows software to one of your Linux folders.

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Old 12-09-2016, 04:32 AM   #3
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The 3500 series of HP flatbed scanners are not fully supported by the sane backend. I've spent hours and hours trying to get quality scans using xsane and finally gave up. So, now I run Xp-service pack 3 in VirtualBox and the HP windows drivers therein and get perfect results. In Xp you can "map" your "shared" linux directories (via your VirtualBox setup) and simply save the scans directly from the HP windows software to one of your Linux folders.
i am not able to do this and am looking for a better solution. thanks
 
Old 12-09-2016, 01:38 PM   #4
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well sane dose not print
Scanner Access Now Easy ( S.A.N.E.)
for hp combo install the hp cups driver to print

your best option is to use the gimp xsane plugin and scan from gimp
then print the image from gimp
 
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I tend to leave printing to gimp. With various pre-gimp (a2ps) image conversions if that proves difficult. Outside of the old CLI ways of lp/lpr via package cups-bsd. The gimp is still nicer since you can select printer, orientation, margins, and such.
 
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well sane dose not print
Scanner Access Now Easy ( S.A.N.E.)
for hp combo install the hp cups driver to print

your best option is to use the gimp xsane plugin and scan from gimp
then print the image from gimp
The 3500 series is not a "combo" or "all-in-one." HP provides Linux drivers for their "all-in-one" products, but does not, for whatever reasons, support their flatbed scanners (in Linux). As a result the user has to fight it out with sane and xsane and, as I mentioned, it is a losing battle.
 
  


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