Epson Stylus C65
Mike.Jeays at rogers.com
Thu Oct 20 19:39:04 PDT 2005
On Thu, 2005-10-20 at 20:36, Alejandro Pulver wrote:
> On Wed, 19 Oct 2005 22:14:59 -0400
> Mike Jeays <Mike.Jeays at rogers.com> wrote:
> > I had a good bit of trouble with the very similar C86. Google for the
> > DeviceModel parameter values if these don't work with a C65. You need
> > to install ijsgimpprint, of course. At present, my etc/printcap file
> > says:
> > lp|C86:\
> > :lp=/dev/unlpt0:\
> > :lf=/var/log/lpd-errs:\
> > :if=/home/mike/bin/C86-filter:\
> > :sd=/var/spool/lpd:\
> > :mx#0\
> > :sh:
> > and my home-grown filter contains:
> > #!/bin/sh
> > TMP=/tmp/C86.tmp
> > PS=/tmp/C86.ps
> > cat >$TMP
> > ch1=`head -1 $TMP | cut -c 1`
> > if [ "$ch1" = '%' ]
> > then
> > # echo "Postscript"
> > cat $TMP >$PS
> > else
> > # echo "Text"
> > /usr/local/bin/enscript -B -q -p - $TMP >$PS
> > fi
> > # InkType=CMYK, RGB are valid
> > cat $PS | /usr/local/bin/gs -sDEVICE=ijs \
> > -sIjsServer=/usr/local/bin/ijsgimpprint \
> > -sDeviceManufacturer=EPSON \
> > -sDeviceModel=escp2-c84 \
> > -sIjsParams=Quality=720x360sw,InkType=CMYK,MediaType=Plain \
> > -dIjsUseOutputFD \
> > -q \
> > -dNOPAUSE \
> > -dBATCH \
> > -sOutputFile=- -
> > # MUST delete them, or subsequent jobs may have trouble
> > rm -f $TMP,$PS
> > This is not what you would call polished software - the minute I got
> > it to work, I stopped fiddling with it. It does at least do the job.
> Thank you for your reply.
> I tried your filter (most times by doing it manually), but I can't get
> it working. I tried "ijs" and "stp" (Gimp-print), and many Cxx printer
> BTW the script you are using is very similar (if not equal) to the
> command "apsfilter" calls (that is "gs") at the end.
> I only get some "<<?<??<??" like characters (left aligned), was that
> your problem?
> Also it isn't a connection problem: I tried both USB and Parallel
> Do you know about anything else I can do?
> Best Regards,
I am not sure what else to suggest. I didn't get a series of characters
like "<<?<??<??" at any point.
Does the command "escputil -i -u -r /dev/unlpt0" give you the ink
levels? (This command often times out the first time you use it; try
two or three times before giving up).
Have you been able to test it under Windows? I always hate myself for
doing this, but it does provide a check on the hardware.
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