[cups.general] Print blurry, looks like drop shadow on all text?

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at verizon.net
Mon Jan 17 12:14:17 PST 2005

On Monday 17 January 2005 15:00, Trey Ethridge wrote:
>Hello all,
>I'm having a hard time figuring out why my printed pages look like
> they have a drop shadow under them.  It's like the printer printed
> the same line of text twice and the second time it shifted up just
> a milimeter so that it doesn't line up correctly.
>I've verified that the printer works fine when connected to a
> Windows box, but when connected to my Fedora Core 2 box, the print
> is blurry.  By the way, that is with the same test page.  I have 
> samba set up so I sent the same MS Win XP test page to the Fedora
> box so that I could compare the same piece of paper printed through
> two machines.
>I don't believe the problem to be related to Samba because even the
> cups test page, jpeg test page, and a4 test page all appear blurred
> when printed from the local fedora machine.
>I'm at a loss over where to look next.  Could somebody tell me how
> to troubleshoot this print quality problem further?
>Thanks in advance,
>-- Trey

Its rather hard to define where the problem might be Trey, when you 
don't give us the version of cups in use, and the ppd file in use, 
nor a printer model number.

But I'd suggest that you goto the web page localhost:631 with your 
favorite browser and reconfigure it there to match up the driver and 
the printers model number.  Just s SWAG of course, but it sounds like 
you are using the wrong driver ppd.

Cheers, Gene
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