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Old 05-24-2005, 07:18 AM   #1
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Printing in Scribus (without CM)

I have an Epson Stylus Color 900, configured as queue "epsSC900" in CUPS. I can print with no problem in any application I want...
EXCEPT Scribus ! (version 1.2.1)

I tried printing a page with pictures and text boxes, and it did not print (pages goes out blank). I exported to EPS, opened it in ggv (look OK on screen), and printed it: it did print this time, but all pale (not enough C and M, Y and K seem OK).

I tried printing a page with only one text box, with two words repeated on each of 15 lines, each time with a different font, in black. The box is roughly a 15cm square positionned at 2cm,2cm. This time, "something" does get printed by Scribus, but the printed page is simply a 100% filled area of 50%grey. Just that, no text, only grey everywhere!

Any idea? Should I try to bypass Scribus printing system, and choose an alternate printing program (namely gtklp)?

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Sorry for picking up the bones...

I'm facing exactly the same problem with debian7.8, scribus 1.4.0 and HP Laserjet1200, almost 10 years later.
Exporting the document to PDF to print it via that didn't succeed, the PDF looked fine in different readers, but printing it lead to the same result as described by theYinYeti.

Trying different drivers in CUPS (HP vs. Gutenprint iirc) didn't help.

Did someone find a solution meanwhile?

Last edited by lambo69; 02-18-2015 at 04:49 AM. Reason: scribus version was wrong
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No guarantees, but there is a workaround for the bug (below) which may be affecting your system.

In Scribus print setup, select “Alternative print command” and enter lpr.

Then select “Advanced Options” and “Set page/media size”.


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