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Canon printer driver: low DPI

My printer (Canon G7050) can print up to 4800 x 1200 dpi. However, the linux driver I got from Canon is set to 600 dpi only: *OpenUI *Resolution/Output Resolution: PickOne *de.Translation Resolution/...
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Can I copy a ppd file?

I installed cups and my Epson Artisan 1430 printer on a laptop running Debian Buster. Works fine. I did the same on a NUC running Ubuntu 18. Works fine. I tried on a Raspberry Pi running Raspian, but ...
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Individual paper size on Brother QL-800 with continuous tape

I just bought a Brother QL-800 label printer with a 62mm wide continuous tape roll installed. Trying to make use of the continuous tape, I wanted to add an individual paper size (length, in that case)....
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CUPS printing with Xerox printer

New to CUPS administration (and linux printing overall) after inheriting it from someone who left my team. I'm trying to get it set up with a Xerox AltaLink C8055 printer on Ubuntu. I have installed ...
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cups printer prints raw postscript

I have an OKI B430d printer, which is connected to an Odroid C2 (a single-board computer similar to the Raspberry Pi) via USB. The Odroid runs Arch Linux Arm with a cups server, so every device in the ...
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CUPS PPD - default InputSlot for specific paper formats

I have a printer with multiple input slots. One slot contains A4 papers and one A3 papers. When printing A3, I need to manually select the desired input slot by supplying the InputSlot=Tray2 option. ...
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Ricoh MP C2011 printer works using cups on armhf ubuntu, and then stuck "sending data to printer"

Printer: Ricoh MP C2011 (or MP C2011SP?) http://www.openprinting.org/printer/Ricoh/Ricoh-MP_C2011 View PPD file: http://www.openprinting.org/ppd-o-matic.php?driver=PDF-Ricoh&printer=Ricoh-...
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How to add a printer using a PPD found using lpinfo

If I run lpinfo -m I get a list of PPD files available on my system: $ lpinfo -m ... lsb/usr/xerox/xrx7855.ppd Xerox WorkCentre 7855 ... foomatic-db-ppds/Xerox/xrx133.ppd Xerox WorkCentre Pro 133 ...
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How to reverse-engineer a CUPS printer/print job?

I have quality issue with PDF printing local (CUPS) vs. Google Cloud Printing. (GCP is better, with CUPS I get wrong size, wrong characters, wrong fonts. So I want to know what CUPS does!) The ...
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CUPS on FreeBSD: suitable paths for manual placement of individual PPD files

Background I downloaded a handful of PPD files for Linux, with an expectation that they will work on TrueOS Desktop, which is currently based on FreeBSD 12.0-CURRENT. I know that with the web ...
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How to generate ppd file with foomatic in Fedora 20

I installed foomatic to try and find a PPD file for my HP OfficeJet J4680 printer. However it does not have one for my specific printer in its foomatic-ppdfile list. Is there a way to manually ...
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Printing on custom paper size / adding paper size to PPD

I have some trouble when printing to custom paper sizes. Currently, I want to print something to a 21cm x 21cm card. So, I created a document with this size in libre office and exported it to PDF. ...
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Credential in PPD file: Is there a way to hide it?

We have a copying machine that can be used as a printer. In order to do that, I have to provide a credential in plain in the Xerox.ppd file. Problem: Any user on the system can grep credential /etc/...
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Installing a printer without a ppd file

I am trying to set up a computer linux to be able to print from my printer: Brother DCP 7030. But (twist!) for security reasons this computer should never go online. So any software I need to install ...
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CUPS: Can't set option for halftoning algorithm after upgrade from Debian squeeze to wheezy

After upgrading my main Debian box from squeeze to wheezy recently, I couldn't set the option for my printer's halftoning algorithm any more. It appears that the upgrade of cups that happened during ...
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