[Mageia-discuss] HP Printer

Len Lawrence tarazed25 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 23 15:39:47 CEST 2012

On 23/06/12 14:07, TJ wrote:
> 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.
> TJ
Prints come out fine on the C310 with Gwenview.  Initially the B209 
driver was all that was available for it, producing rather poor prints.


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