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Thread: White printing as yellow on Sharp laser printer since 10.04 installation

  1. #1
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    May 2010

    White printing as yellow on Sharp laser printer since 10.04 installation

    I have done a new installation of Ubuntu 10.04 and installed drivers for a Sharp MX2700N colour laser printer. Since doing this all white areas including page backgrounds are printing in a pale yellow. If I print a test page, all shades of all colours are fine except the whites which all print yellow. The same happens with a later model Sharp laser printer as well. A colleague has just done the upgrade to 10.04 and the problem has just started for him as well. When printing a test page to a HP black and white inkjet printer the white boxes print white (not grey).

    My PPD file is:

    *PPD-Adobe: "4.3"
    *% For information on using this, and to obtain the required backend
    *% script, consult
    *% This file is published under the GNU General Public License
    *% PPD-O-MATIC (4.0.0 or newer) generated this PPD file. It is for use with 
    *% all programs and environments which use PPD files for dealing with
    *% printer capability information. The printer must be configured with the
    *% "foomatic-rip" backend filter script of Foomatic 4.0.0 or newer. This 
    *% file and "foomatic-rip" work together to support PPD-controlled printer
    *% driver option access with all supported printer drivers and printing
    *% spoolers.
    *% To save this file on your disk, wait until the download has completed
    *% (the animation of the browser logo must stop) and then use the
    *% "Save as..." command in the "File" menu of your browser or in the 
    *% pop-up manu when you click on this document with the right mouse button.
    *% DO NOT cut and paste this file into an editor with your mouse. This can
    *% introduce additional line breaks which lead to unexpected results.
    *% You may save this file as 'Sharp-MX-2700N-pxlcolor.ppd'
    *FormatVersion:    "4.3"
    *FileVersion:    "1.1"
    *LanguageVersion: English 
    *LanguageEncoding: ISOLatin1
    *PCFileName:    "PXLCOLOR.PPD"
    *Manufacturer:    "Sharp"
    *Product:    "(MX-2700N)"
    *cupsVersion:    1.0
    *cupsManualCopies: True
    *cupsModelNumber:  2
    *cupsFilter:    "application/vnd.cups-postscript 100 foomatic-rip"
    *cupsFilter:    "application/vnd.cups-pdf 0 foomatic-rip"
    *%pprRIP:        foomatic-rip other
    *ModelName:     "Sharp MX-2700N"
    *ShortNickName: "Sharp MX-2700N pxlcolor"
    *NickName:      "Sharp MX-2700N Foomatic/pxlcolor (recommended)"
    *PSVersion:    "(3010.000) 550"
    *PSVersion:    "(3010.000) 651"
    *PSVersion:    "(3010.000) 652"
    *PSVersion:    "(3010.000) 653"
    *PSVersion:    "(3010.000) 704"
    *PSVersion:    "(3010.000) 705"
    *PSVersion:    "(3010.000) 800"
    *PSVersion:    "(3010.000) 815"
    *PSVersion:    "(3010.000) 850"
    *PSVersion:    "(3010.000) 860"
    *PSVersion:    "(3010.000) 861"
    *PSVersion:    "(3010.000) 862"
    *PSVersion:    "(3010.000) 863"
    *PSVersion:    "(3010.000) 864"
    *PSVersion:    "(3010.000) 870"
    *LanguageLevel:    "3"
    *ColorDevice:    True
    *DefaultColorSpace: RGB
    *FileSystem:    False
    *Throughput:    "1"
    *LandscapeOrientation: Plus90
    *TTRasterizer:    Type42
    *1284DeviceID: "DRV:Dpxlcolor,R1,M0,TG;"
    *driverName pxlcolor: ""
    *driverType G/Ghostscript built-in: ""
    *driverUrl: ""
    *driverObsolete: False
    *driverManufacturerSupplied: False
    *DefaultResolution: 1200dpi
    *VariablePaperSize: False
    *FoomaticIDs: Sharp-MX-2700N pxlcolor
    *FoomaticRIPCommandLine: "gs -q -dBATCH -dPARANOIDSAFER -dNOPAUSE%B%A%&&
    Z -sOutputFile=- -"
    *OpenGroup: General/General
    *OpenUI *PrintoutMode/Printout Mode: PickOne
    *FoomaticRIPOption PrintoutMode: enum Composite A
    *OrderDependency: 10 AnySetup *PrintoutMode
    *DefaultPrintoutMode: Normal
    *PrintoutMode Draft/Draft: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PrintoutMode=Draft"
    *FoomaticRIPOptionSetting PrintoutMode=Draft: "PrinterResolution=600x6&&
    00dpi ColorModel=Color"
    *PrintoutMode Draft.Gray/Draft Grayscale: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PrintoutMode=Draft.Gray"
    *FoomaticRIPOptionSetting PrintoutMode=Draft.Gray: "PrinterResolution=&&
    600x600dpi ColorModel=Grayscale"
    *PrintoutMode Normal/Normal: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PrintoutMode=Normal"
    *FoomaticRIPOptionSetting PrintoutMode=Normal: "PrinterResolution=600x&&
    600dpi ColorModel=Color"
    *PrintoutMode Normal.Gray/Normal Grayscale: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PrintoutMode=Normal.Gray"
    *FoomaticRIPOptionSetting PrintoutMode=Normal.Gray: "PrinterResolution&&
    =600x600dpi ColorModel=Grayscale"
    *PrintoutMode High/High Quality: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PrintoutMode=High"
    *FoomaticRIPOptionSetting PrintoutMode=High: "PrinterResolution=1200x1&&
    200dpi ColorModel=Color"
    *PrintoutMode High.Gray/High Quality Grayscale: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PrintoutMode=High.Gray"
    *FoomaticRIPOptionSetting PrintoutMode=High.Gray: "PrinterResolution=1&&
    200x1200dpi ColorModel=Grayscale"
    *CloseUI: *PrintoutMode
    *OpenUI *PageSize/Page Size: PickOne
    *FoomaticRIPOption PageSize: enum CmdLine A
    *OrderDependency: 100 AnySetup *PageSize
    *DefaultPageSize: A4
    *PageSize Letter/US Letter: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PageSize=Letter"
    *FoomaticRIPOptionSetting PageSize=Letter: " -dDEVICEWIDTHPOINTS=612 -&&
    *PageSize A4/A4: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PageSize=A4"
    *FoomaticRIPOptionSetting PageSize=A4: " -dDEVICEWIDTHPOINTS=595 -dDEV&&
    *PageSize 11x17/11x17: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PageSize=11x17"
    *FoomaticRIPOptionSetting PageSize=11x17: " -dDEVICEWIDTHPOINTS=792 -d&&
    *PageSize A3/A3: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PageSize=A3"
    *FoomaticRIPOptionSetting PageSize=A3: " -dDEVICEWIDTHPOINTS=842 -dDEV&&
    *PageSize A5/A5: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PageSize=A5"
    *FoomaticRIPOptionSetting PageSize=A5: " -dDEVICEWIDTHPOINTS=421 -dDEV&&
    *PageSize B5/B5 (JIS): "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PageSize=B5"
    *FoomaticRIPOptionSetting PageSize=B5: " -dDEVICEWIDTHPOINTS=516 -dDEV&&
    *PageSize Env10/Envelope #10: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PageSize=Env10"
    *FoomaticRIPOptionSetting PageSize=Env10: " -dDEVICEWIDTHPOINTS=297 -d&&
    *PageSize EnvC5/Envelope C5: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PageSize=EnvC5"
    *FoomaticRIPOptionSetting PageSize=EnvC5: " -dDEVICEWIDTHPOINTS=459 -d&&
    *PageSize EnvDL/Envelope DL: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PageSize=EnvDL"
    *FoomaticRIPOptionSetting PageSize=EnvDL: " -dDEVICEWIDTHPOINTS=312 -d&&
    *PageSize EnvISOB5/Envelope B5: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PageSize=EnvISOB5"
    *FoomaticRIPOptionSetting PageSize=EnvISOB5: " -dDEVICEWIDTHPOINTS=499&&
    *PageSize EnvMonarch/Envelope Monarch: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PageSize=EnvMonarch"
    *FoomaticRIPOptionSetting PageSize=EnvMonarch: " -dDEVICEWIDTHPOINTS=2&&
    *PageSize Executive/Executive: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PageSize=Executive"
    *FoomaticRIPOptionSetting PageSize=Executive: " -dDEVICEWIDTHPOINTS=52&&
    *PageSize Legal/US Legal: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PageSize=Legal"
    *FoomaticRIPOptionSetting PageSize=Legal: " -dDEVICEWIDTHPOINTS=612 -d&&
    *CloseUI: *PageSize
    *OpenUI *PageRegion: PickOne
    *OrderDependency: 100 AnySetup *PageRegion
    *DefaultPageRegion: A4
    *PageRegion Letter/US Letter: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PageSize=Letter"
    *PageRegion A4/A4: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PageSize=A4"
    *PageRegion 11x17/11x17: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PageSize=11x17"
    *PageRegion A3/A3: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PageSize=A3"
    *PageRegion A5/A5: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PageSize=A5"
    *PageRegion B5/B5 (JIS): "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PageSize=B5"
    *PageRegion Env10/Envelope #10: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PageSize=Env10"
    *PageRegion EnvC5/Envelope C5: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PageSize=EnvC5"
    *PageRegion EnvDL/Envelope DL: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PageSize=EnvDL"
    *PageRegion EnvISOB5/Envelope B5: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PageSize=EnvISOB5"
    *PageRegion EnvMonarch/Envelope Monarch: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PageSize=EnvMonarch"
    *PageRegion Executive/Executive: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PageSize=Executive"
    *PageRegion Legal/US Legal: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PageSize=Legal"
    *CloseUI: *PageRegion
    *DefaultImageableArea: A4
    *ImageableArea Letter/US Letter: "18 36 594 756"
    *ImageableArea A4/A4: "18 36 577 806"
    *ImageableArea 11x17/11x17: "18 36 774 1188"
    *ImageableArea A3/A3: "18 36 824 1155"
    *ImageableArea A5/A5: "18 36 403 559"
    *ImageableArea B5/B5 (JIS): "18 36 498 693"
    *ImageableArea Env10/Envelope #10: "18 36 279 648"
    *ImageableArea EnvC5/Envelope C5: "18 36 441 613"
    *ImageableArea EnvDL/Envelope DL: "18 36 294 588"
    *ImageableArea EnvISOB5/Envelope B5: "18 36 481 673"
    *ImageableArea EnvMonarch/Envelope Monarch: "18 36 261 504"
    *ImageableArea Executive/Executive: "18 36 504 720"
    *ImageableArea Legal/US Legal: "18 36 594 972"
    *DefaultPaperDimension: A4
    *PaperDimension Letter/US Letter: "612 792"
    *PaperDimension A4/A4: "595 842"
    *PaperDimension 11x17/11x17: "792 1224"
    *PaperDimension A3/A3: "842 1191"
    *PaperDimension A5/A5: "421 595"
    *PaperDimension B5/B5 (JIS): "516 729"
    *PaperDimension Env10/Envelope #10: "297 684"
    *PaperDimension EnvC5/Envelope C5: "459 649"
    *PaperDimension EnvDL/Envelope DL: "312 624"
    *PaperDimension EnvISOB5/Envelope B5: "499 709"
    *PaperDimension EnvMonarch/Envelope Monarch: "279 540"
    *PaperDimension Executive/Executive: "522 756"
    *PaperDimension Legal/US Legal: "612 1008"
    *OpenUI *InputSlot/Media Source: PickOne
    *FoomaticRIPOption InputSlot: enum CmdLine A
    *OrderDependency: 100 AnySetup *InputSlot
    *DefaultInputSlot: Default
    *InputSlot Default/Printer default: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: InputSlot=Default"
    *FoomaticRIPOptionSetting InputSlot=Default: " -dMediaPosition=0"
    *InputSlot Tray1/Tray 1: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: InputSlot=Tray1"
    *FoomaticRIPOptionSetting InputSlot=Tray1: " -dMediaPosition=3"
    *InputSlot Tray2/Tray 2: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: InputSlot=Tray2"
    *FoomaticRIPOptionSetting InputSlot=Tray2: " -dMediaPosition=4"
    *InputSlot Tray3/Tray 3: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: InputSlot=Tray3"
    *FoomaticRIPOptionSetting InputSlot=Tray3: " -dMediaPosition=5"
    *InputSlot Tray4/Tray 4: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: InputSlot=Tray4"
    *FoomaticRIPOptionSetting InputSlot=Tray4: " -dMediaPosition=6"
    *InputSlot Tray5/Tray 5: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: InputSlot=Tray5"
    *FoomaticRIPOptionSetting InputSlot=Tray5: " -dMediaPosition=7"
    *InputSlot Tray6/Tray 6: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: InputSlot=Tray6"
    *FoomaticRIPOptionSetting InputSlot=Tray6: " -dMediaPosition=8"
    *InputSlot Tray7/Tray 7: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: InputSlot=Tray7"
    *FoomaticRIPOptionSetting InputSlot=Tray7: " -dMediaPosition=9"
    *InputSlot Automatic/Automatic Selection: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: InputSlot=Automatic"
    *FoomaticRIPOptionSetting InputSlot=Automatic: " -dMediaPosition=1"
    *InputSlot Manual/Manual Feeder: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: InputSlot=Manual"
    *FoomaticRIPOptionSetting InputSlot=Manual: " -dMediaPosition=2"
    *CloseUI: *InputSlot
    *OpenUI *Duplex/Double-Sided printing: PickOne
    *FoomaticRIPOption Duplex: enum CmdLine A
    *OrderDependency: 100 AnySetup *Duplex
    *DefaultDuplex: None
    *Duplex DuplexNoTumble/On (Flip on Long Edge): "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: Duplex=DuplexNoTumble"
    *FoomaticRIPOptionSetting Duplex=DuplexNoTumble: " -dDuplex"
    *Duplex DuplexTumble/On (Flip on Short Edge): "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: Duplex=DuplexTumble"
    *FoomaticRIPOptionSetting Duplex=DuplexTumble: " -dDuplex -dTumble"
    *Duplex None/Off: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: Duplex=None"
    *FoomaticRIPOptionSetting Duplex=None: ""
    *CloseUI: *Duplex
    *CloseGroup: General
    *OpenGroup: PrintoutMode/Printout Mode
    *OpenUI *ColorModel/Color Mode: PickOne
    *FoomaticRIPOption ColorModel: enum CmdLine B
    *OrderDependency: 100 AnySetup *ColorModel
    *DefaultColorModel: FromPrintoutMode
    *ColorModel FromPrintoutMode/Controlled by 'Printout Mode': "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: ColorModel=@PrintoutMode"
    *ColorModel Color/Color: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: ColorModel=Color"
    *FoomaticRIPOptionSetting ColorModel=Color: " -sDEVICE=pxlcolor"
    *ColorModel Grayscale/Grayscale: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: ColorModel=Grayscale"
    *FoomaticRIPOptionSetting ColorModel=Grayscale: " -sDEVICE=pxlmono"
    *CloseUI: *ColorModel
    *OpenUI *PrinterResolution/Resolution: PickOne
    *FoomaticRIPOption PrinterResolution: enum CmdLine A
    *OrderDependency: 100 AnySetup *PrinterResolution
    *DefaultPrinterResolution: FromPrintoutMode
    *PrinterResolution FromPrintoutMode/Controlled by 'Printout Mode': "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PrinterResolution=@PrintoutMode"
    *PrinterResolution 300x300dpi/300 DPI: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PrinterResolution=300x300dpi"
    *FoomaticRIPOptionSetting PrinterResolution=300x300dpi: " -r300x300"
    *PrinterResolution 600x600dpi/600 DPI: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PrinterResolution=600x600dpi"
    *FoomaticRIPOptionSetting PrinterResolution=600x600dpi: " -r600x600"
    *PrinterResolution 1200x1200dpi/1200 DPI: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PrinterResolution=1200x1200dpi"
    *FoomaticRIPOptionSetting PrinterResolution=1200x1200dpi: " -r1200x120&&
    *CloseUI: *PrinterResolution
    *CloseGroup: PrintoutMode
    *% Generic boilerplate PPD stuff as standard PostScript fonts and so on
    *DefaultFont: Courier
    *Font AvantGarde-Book: Standard "(001.006S)" Standard ROM
    *Font AvantGarde-BookOblique: Standard "(001.006S)" Standard ROM
    *Font AvantGarde-Demi: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
    *Font AvantGarde-DemiOblique: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
    *Font Bookman-Demi: Standard "(001.004S)" Standard ROM
    *Font Bookman-DemiItalic: Standard "(001.004S)" Standard ROM
    *Font Bookman-Light: Standard "(001.004S)" Standard ROM
    *Font Bookman-LightItalic: Standard "(001.004S)" Standard ROM
    *Font Courier: Standard "(002.004S)" Standard ROM
    *Font Courier-Bold: Standard "(002.004S)" Standard ROM
    *Font Courier-BoldOblique: Standard "(002.004S)" Standard ROM
    *Font Courier-Oblique: Standard "(002.004S)" Standard ROM
    *Font Helvetica: Standard "(001.006S)" Standard ROM
    *Font Helvetica-Bold: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
    *Font Helvetica-BoldOblique: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
    *Font Helvetica-Narrow: Standard "(001.006S)" Standard ROM
    *Font Helvetica-Narrow-Bold: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
    *Font Helvetica-Narrow-BoldOblique: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
    *Font Helvetica-Narrow-Oblique: Standard "(001.006S)" Standard ROM
    *Font Helvetica-Oblique: Standard "(001.006S)" Standard ROM
    *Font NewCenturySchlbk-Bold: Standard "(001.009S)" Standard ROM
    *Font NewCenturySchlbk-BoldItalic: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
    *Font NewCenturySchlbk-Italic: Standard "(001.006S)" Standard ROM
    *Font NewCenturySchlbk-Roman: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
    *Font Palatino-Bold: Standard "(001.005S)" Standard ROM
    *Font Palatino-BoldItalic: Standard "(001.005S)" Standard ROM
    *Font Palatino-Italic: Standard "(001.005S)" Standard ROM
    *Font Palatino-Roman: Standard "(001.005S)" Standard ROM
    *Font Symbol: Special "(001.007S)" Special ROM
    *Font Times-Bold: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
    *Font Times-BoldItalic: Standard "(001.009S)" Standard ROM
    *Font Times-Italic: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
    *Font Times-Roman: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
    *Font ZapfChancery-MediumItalic: Standard "(001.007S)" Standard ROM
    *Font ZapfDingbats: Special "(001.004S)" Standard ROM

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2010

    Re: White printing as yellow on Sharp laser printer since 10.04 installation

    I have the exact same problem on my Brother HL 4040 CN laser printer.. inkjet printer is working fine though.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2007

    Re: White printing as yellow on Sharp laser printer since 10.04 installation

    i have the same problem with toshiba e-studio 3500c ......

    and i find people with the same problem : Xerox c2424

    with 9.10 and the same version of openoffice 3.2 and the same ppd --> NO PROBLEM
    Last edited by Gandhy; May 14th, 2010 at 03:38 PM.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2010

    Re: White printing as yellow on Sharp laser printer since 10.04 installation

    Hi Guys, I found a solution that worked for me:


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