Printing at 600 dpi makes everything twice as big

Jonathan Ryshpan jonrysh at
Wed Nov 30 08:58:26 UTC 2011

On Tue, 2011-11-29 at 22:13 -0800, Jonathan Ryshpan wrote:

> When I print a page with Image Quality -> Resolution at 300 dpi
> everything works fine, but when I print at Image Quality -> Resolution
> at 600 dpi everything prints twice as large as it ought to with
> resolution (I believe) at 300 dpi.  The page that's printed shows only
> the upper left quarter of the image that should be printed.  I've had
> this problem in the past (Fedora-15), but only with the Gimp and
> Gutenprint; now it happens all the time.
> System Info:
>         4 CPU x86_64 hardware
>         Fedora-16 with all updates installed
>         KDE 4.7.3
>         cups-1.5.0-22.fc16.x86_64
>         Brother HL1440 Printer
>         Default printer resolution is 300 dpi

A little more about the printer driver:

        General Info:
        Description:Brother HL-1440 series 
        Location:Next to computer 
        Driver:Brother HL-1440 - CUPS+Gutenprint v5.2.7 (grayscale,
        2-sided printing)
        Defaults:job-sheets=none, none media=na_letter_8.5x11in
        Default options:
        Media Size: Letter
        Color Model: Grayscale
        Color Precision:  Normal
        Media Source: Standard
        Print Quality: Standard
        Resolution: Automatic
        2-Sided Printing: Off
        Shrink Page If Necessary to Fit Borders: Shrink (print the whole
> Any suggestions?

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