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#497 Only two resolution options for Canon iP4500


I am printing to a Canon PIXMA iP4500 printer using the CUPS driver of Gutenprint. The problem is, in the CUPS printer options dialog, the resolution setting has only two possible values: 600dpi and automatic. The output of lpoptions -l confirms that only these two options are available.

The printer supports resolutions up to 9600dpi so there should be more options. In addittion, this being an inkjet printer, the resolution changes the printing speed significantly.

I'm using Gutenprint v5.2.5 vanilla installed from source, and CUPS 1.3.8 of debian lenny package, the machine is x86_64 linux.

Thanks for your attention.


  • Robert Krawitz

    Robert Krawitz - 2010-05-15
    • assigned_to: nobody --> faust3
  • Robert Krawitz

    Robert Krawitz - 2010-05-15

    Assigning to Canon maintainer.

  • Sascha Sommer

    Sascha Sommer - 2010-06-19

    Every mode requires special support what is not supported for your printer. It is not enough to set the resolution to 9600 dpi.

  • Robert Krawitz

    Robert Krawitz - 2010-10-08
    • assigned_to: faust3 --> gernot2270
  • Gernot Hassenpflug

    I'm the new Canon maintainer, and I own a iP4500. I'll be looking at the available modes in the coming week and let you know when you can test from CVS.
    The only supported resolutions will be 300dpi and 600dpi, but you will get various quality options (high, standard, draft) as well as greyscale, and special modes for photo printing.
    The high-resolution printing (>600dpi) on Canon printers is under study as of now, but cannot be implemented until several necessary other developments have been taken care of, so consider perhaps 6 months for timeline.
    Gernot Hassenpflug

  • Gernot Hassenpflug

    I have submitted code to support mode modes, both color and B/W. This should fix the current support request. There is no support for higher resolutions than the base resolution (300 or 600dpi depending on mode) at the moment. Support is planned, but will likely only take place early next year.

  • Gernot Hassenpflug

    • status: open --> open-fixed
  • Solomon Peachy

    Solomon Peachy - 2016-12-03
    • Status: open-fixed --> closed-fixed

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