CUPS color balance problem
wolfgang at rpi.net.au
Mon Oct 4 14:42:56 UTC 2004
On Tue, 2004-10-05 at 00:10, Temlakos wrote:
> For about a year, I've printed color documents on an HP DeskJet 820Cse
> (that's right: their "Special Edition" for Windows only) using the CUPS
> driver. The major problem is that the color balance is totally off. The
> test page color wheel has blank white where yellow should be, and gray
> where white should be. Yellows don't show up at all. At first I blamed
> the cartridge--right up to the point where I substituted another
> tricolor cartridge and got the same result. I also sent a job to that
> printer from Windows, and the colors were properly in balance, with all
> the yellows in place.
> Is this a problem with CUPS, or was there always something about the
> DeskJet 820Cse that I never took into account? In setting up the print
> queues on my Linux machines (both of them), I used the DeskJet 820C
> driver--because CUPS *has no* driver labeled 820Cse.
> I'm thinking of getting another color printer that is on the CUPS driver
> list--I have several to choose from, with a wide variety of interfaces.
> (I'm not inclined to get a multifunction job--apparently Fedora support
> for them is even more limited, if recent threads are at all indicative.)
> Does anyone else have color-balance problems with sending color jobs to
> color printers using CUPS? If so, how did you solve them? And if anyone
> could tell me what numbers on the existing 820C driver I can play around
> with, to get the yellows back the way they should be, I'd appreciate it.
Ever tried TurboPrint??. It works with cups, and should also support
your printer. I use it with my Canon S830D, and it works very well. It
will even give you the printers ink status, which Cups will not.
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