#508 iP 4600 does not print correctly with CUPS + Gutenprint

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2011-08-11
2011-08-11
Gerd Tüngler
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Canon IP 4600 does not print correctly with CUPS + Gutenprint driver

A MacBook Pro with Mac OS X 10.6.8 is used.
The printer driver CUPS + Gutenprint v5.2.7 was installed.
The printer is connected to a Friz Box 3370 in the network.
With the print the characters are strongly distorted. See attached picture.
How can this mistake be removed?

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  • Gerd Tüngler
    Gerd Tüngler
    2011-08-11

    A printing Test

     
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  • Robert Krawitz
    Robert Krawitz
    2011-08-11

    • labels: 456610 -->
    • assigned_to: mbroughtn --> gernot2270
     
  • Robert Krawitz
    Robert Krawitz
    2011-08-11

    Reassigning to the Canon maintainer; this looks more like a printer-specific issue.

     
  • Hello, thank you for the report. Unfortunately I cannot tell much from the picture, as I don't know what the original is supposed to look like. However, assuming that there are

    a) some kinds of stripes in the image, or
    b) scaling incorrect in one or both directions,

    then I can be reasonably certain that this is owing to either

    a) mistaken inkset definitions, or
    b) a mistaken media type command being sent.

    To solve the issue, and since it appears difficult for users to set up a print queue to print to a file with a particular printer driver, I can send you printjobs I generate with the CVS version of gutenprint. You then send these as raw printjobs to your printer (from the command line something like lp(r) -o raw <filename>).

    I can upload the files here, or you can contact me via the mailing list.
    Best regards,
    Gernot Hassenpflug

     
  • OK, I have uploaded a printer file that you can try to send to the printer directly. I cannot upload 600dpi files as the max allowed here is 256kB. So if you want to test the other resolutions, please get in touch with me on the ML and I will send files directly to you.

    As far as I can see, the commands in the printfile mirror those seen in the Windows printjobs.

    Regards,
    Gernot Hassenpflug

     
  • Gerd Tüngler
    Gerd Tüngler
    2011-08-13

    Thanks for the help!
    I'm very sorry. But I don't know what shell I do. I don't understand how I must use the prn and jpg - file. I'm not a computer scientist and I only speak a little english. Is it possible to communicate to german?

     
  • Hi, thanks. Yes, OK. I'll write a summary in German also.
    You need the .prn file I uploaded.
    I assume you have only 1 printer, so you do not need to know the name of the printer if it is the default printer.
    Open a shell, and use the command:
    lpr -o raw iP4600-plain-300dpi-A4-cassette.prn

    That should send the file to the printer. It will us A4 paper, and the cassette source. Printing is at 300dpi.

    Auf Deutsch:
    Du brauchst die .prn Dataei die ich angeheftet habe.
    Wenn Du nur den iP4600 Drucker hast, dann kannst du ohne den Druckernamen anzugeben mit dem folgenden Command die Datei direkt an den Drucker schicken:
    lpr -o raw iP4600-plain-300dpi-A4-cassette.prn

    d.h., die Datei ist schon im fertigen Format fuer den Drucker.
    Bitte bege mir Bescheid ob das klappt.
    (Es kann sein das an Stelle von "lpr" "lp" gebraucht wird, das haengst von deinem Betriebssystem ab).

    Liebe Gruesse aus Tokyo,
    Gernot Hassenpflug

     
  • Gerd Tüngler
    Gerd Tüngler
    2011-08-14

    Der Drucke druckt die erste Seite einer CUPS 1.5 Dokumentation aus der prn - Datei.

    The printer is working correct. I got the first page of a CUPS 1.5 Documentation from the prn - file.
    All the best
    Gerd Tüngler

     
  • Hello Gerd, that is good news! It means that the 300dpi mode at least is working well.
    To test the 600dpi modes I need to send you more files. If you contact the gutenprint mailing list I can send such files to your email address. I cannot attach the files here.

    Hallo Gerd,
    das ist gute nachricht, danke! Also 300dpi funktioniert. Um 600dpi zu testen muss ich Dir weitere Dateien shicken, die aber zu gross sind, hier anzuheften. Du solltest also am besten and die gutenprint mailling list schreiben, worauf ich Dir dann die Dateien an deine Email Addresse schicken kann.

    mfg aus Tokyo,
    Gernot Hassenpflug

     
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