[Mageia-discuss] HP Printer

TJ andrewsfarm at gmail.com
Sat Jun 23 15:07:27 CEST 2012

On 06/23/2012 06:10 AM, Len Lawrence wrote:
> On 23/06/12 03:01, Gary Montalbine wrote:
>> On 06/22/2012 08:56 PM, Liam R E Quin wrote:
>>> On Fri, 2012-06-22 at 20:01 -0400, Gary Montalbine wrote:
>>> [...]
>>>> Angelo's fixes made the color much better. The print was still slightly
>>>> darker but usable. Print quality has gradually decreased since then and
>>>> is beyond my technical capability or desire to correct.
>>> OK, thanks, this is new information for those of us who had been unaware
>>> of the bugzill history :)
>>>>   It is time to
>>>> get a new printer.
>>> This may be a question best asked on the forums. But to avoid other
>>> people getting confused about the problem, start out with, "I'm looking
>>> to replace my old HP printer. Is there an all-in-one HP printer people
>>> would recommend for use with the new Mageia 2 release?"
>>> (I don't have an answer since I don't currently have an HP printer here)
>>> Liam
>> I had asked earlier on the printer forum and have had only one
>> response with no recommendation. If nothing else there was good
>> information about calibration presented here that should help the more
>> technically inclined. My question was not a complete waste of time and
>> space.
>> I am looking at the HP Photosmart 6510
>> Thanks all for your help.
>> Gary
> Coming in late on this because I wanted to try photoprinting again on my
> HP Deskjet 6520.  Set up a queue and tried commandline printing and got
> nowhere.  Gqview simple gave up and stopped the job but supplied a huge
> pile of diagnostics with the summary "There's no answer to this!" or
> similar words.  Installed gwenview and managed to print a jpeg file
> without any difficulty.  It came out a bit dark but the colour balance
> looked OK.  A bit of twiddling with the gamma would help (used
> judiciously so as not to distort the colours).
> For ten years or more I have used command-line printing without much
> trouble but of late it seems that CUPS or HPLIP or both ignore
> command-line options like position and scaling so I gave up on
> photoprinting.  Gqview and the gimp just acted as a wrapper for the lpr
> command and suffered from the same problems with sizing and positioning.
> Will try gwenview on my Photosmart Premium C310.  Photocopies look fine,
> with a bit of a shift in the colour brightness (hue?), as usual towards
> the darker side so I would expect photo printing to be similar.
> I had an HP7260 at one time and that had no difficulty with lpr.  All it
> needed was the options for orientation and scaling (100% by default,
> full page to the margins).  Centring was center by default and I did not
> mess with that.
> Len
I've had what looks to my untrained eye like decent success printing 
from The GIMP on my Officejet 6110 - and my Deskjet 5650.


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