This may be an unusual request, but i'm looking to print at less than 600 dpi with this printer very regularly. i want to print out lots of notes that only need to be 'draft' quality (~300dpi), and so not use large volumes of ink. The turboprint driver offers this, but obviously the free trail isn't going to last forever, and neither gutenprint nor the Canon driver seem to have any way of changing this. Anyone have any ideas?
I managed to extend the quality and resolution options to some extent. I don't know for sure which one of those options is actually being used but I definitely can print in "draft" mode and also in mode that has more detail than that of "stock" 600 dpi.
Edit file /usr/share/cups/model/canonip4600.ppd and find block that begins with:
...and add something like:Code:*OpenUI *Resolution/Output Resolution: PickOne
...to this block (after 600 dpi statement). After this block add another block:Code:*Resolution 1200dpi/1200 dpi: "<</HWResolution[1200 1200]>>setpagedevice" *Resolution 2400dpi/2400 dpi: "<</HWResolution[2400 2400]>>setpagedevice"
...save file, restart cups. Now reaquire this ppd in printer configuration GUI by changing make and model and once again select Canon iP4600 series Ver.3.00 driver. This operation will regenerate ppd in /etc/cups/ppd directory.Code:*OpenUI *CNQuality/Quality: PickOne *DefaultCNQuality: 3 *CNQuality 2/High: "2" *CNQuality 3/Normal: "3" *CNQuality 4/Standard: "4" *CNQuality 5/Economy: "5" *CloseUI: *CNQuality
Last edited by BlaY0; January 7th, 2010 at 07:59 PM.
Hi there, if anyone is still on this thread it would be lovely to get some help!
I have tried following the advice from Metol, however I keep getting the same message as described by neigun (14th march '09) - that the file does not exist.
I have extracted the .tar to /home/aliale (no permission to drag files directly into 'home'), such that I have /home/aliale/cnijfilter-common-3.00
Metol, when you say thatwhich file exactly are you referring to?It is acting like the deb file is not in the directory where you are trying to execute the command. Make sure the file is in the directory that you are executing from... tar may have placed the deb file in a sub-directory.
I have tried opening the cnijfilter-common-3.00 folder & copying all of the subfolders into /home/aliale however it still does not work. Is there a specific file that I need to ensure is available in this directory?
Additionally regarding the dependency: libcupsys2 I get:
aliale@aliale-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install libcupsys2
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Note, selecting libcups2 instead of libcupsys2
libcups2 is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
I can imagine that things have moved on since your original posts (its now 2011!) however I am wondering if this affects the rest of the process?
Any help would be much appreciated as we really need to print off some photos!!
Anyone managed to get this printer working in 2011?
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You shoudl add this ppa to your source list. It provides drivers for many Canon PIXMA printer.
Add your printer and you're done.Code:sudo add-apt-repository ppa://michael-gruz/canon sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install cnijfilter-common cnijfilter-ip4600series
You can try to print a test page
Last edited by demonipuch; May 28th, 2011 at 12:04 AM.
The above worked nicely. I did have to remove the printer first and re-add it but that was all (except for some fine tuning in the settings).
Thank you very much, demonipuch.