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The CUPS package only recommends the Avahi daemon, so you don't have to install (and run) it, even though it's selected for installation by default, just like strict dependencies. You can simply deselect it. The client libraries will still get installed (being strict dependencies), but those should have no effect on your system.
You want to try lpoptions -p test_printer -o FXColorMode/Output/Color=Black
I have had similar troubles trying to print pdf files on a canon inkjet printer using the default viewer application in Mint 17. I know little about cups printing, but for what it's worth this is how I finally got it all working: 1 - I did a distribution update by installing Mint 17.2, not sure if this was a factor in my eventual success. 2 - I installed ...
Does CUPS not have an option for "generic serial printer"? Then point it to /dev/rfcomm0 Have you checked the rights on: /usr/lib/cups/backend/serial and /dev/rfcomm0 May only root accessible? Found this on Arch Linux Forum: (Solved) Generic Serial Printer
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