Problems printing from gimp-print on Epson Photo Stylus R200

Christopher Fraser chrisf at
Sun Jan 16 16:04:51 PST 2005

In gimp-print clicking on Setup Printer and changing the printer config from generic postscript to Epson Photo Stylus R200 seems to make things work much better.


Christopher Fraser wrote:
> I'm having a number of issues printing to an Epson Photo Stylus R200.  I'm using a pretty standard Fedora Core 3 setup:
> # rpm -qa | egrep "(gimp-print|cups)"
> cups-libs-1.1.22-0.rc1.8.2
> cups-devel-1.1.22-0.rc1.8
> gimp-print-plugin-4.2.7-2
> cups-1.1.22-0.rc1.8.2
> libgnomecups-0.1.12-5
> gimp-print-4.2.7-2
> gimp-print-utils-4.2.7-2
> hal-cups-utils-0.5.2-8
> The issues I'm experiencing are:
> 1) The default print quality is too low for what I want to do.  There doesn't seem to be any way of chaning the print quality from gimp-print so I used the web interface to set it to 1440x720. However if I do this my printouts never arrive.  They're listed as completed in the web interface.  I can print test pages at 1440x720, so the backend seems to work a bit.  The settings I am trying to use are "Photo Quality Glossy Paper", Page Size of 10cm x 15cm and printout mode of Photo (though I've tried other modes too).
> 2) I seem to be only able to print one page (I'm using Epson 10cm x 15cm glossy paper) and thereafter either submitted jobs either disappear into ether as above or I get the raw postscript text printed out onto the paper. Stopping cups with sh /etc/init.d/cups restart and power cycling the printer doesn't help.  I can print again after a machine reboot.
> 3) I can't cancel jobs over the web interface (I think this has been mentioned elsewhere).
> Any help on the above would be appreciated (I will check the newsgroup, but a mail cc would also be appreciated).
> Just as an aside (this is probably more a Fedora problem) out-of-the box CUPS required a login and password to administer it over the web interface.  I was using localhost:623, but had to change /etc/cups/cupsd.conf to read:
> <Location /admin>
> Order Allow
> Allow From All
> </Location>
> It's unclear to what username/password Fedora has been setup to work with ...

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