CUPS and Epson Epson WF-3540 on FreeBSD 9.2/11.0-CURRENT

Roland Smith rsmith at
Tue Nov 5 21:28:41 UTC 2013

On Tue, Nov 05, 2013 at 08:58:01PM +0100, O. Hartmann wrote:
> On Tue, 05 Nov 2013 10:37:34 -0600
> Mark Felder <feld at> wrote:
> > I don't think it's likely you'll find this working. I'd suggest you
> > find a printer that can natively speak postscript and works with SANE
> > without a proprietary driver. It's getting hard to find printers that
> > can do this, though.
> A pity.
> I think it is hard to find an ink-jet printer that "speaks" natively
> PS. Mots of them I saw have their proprietary BLOB driver managing the
> communication if they are multi-function-systems - mostly Linux.

While PostScript is probably the best choice, if the printer speaks PCL you
can probably get it to work. When in doubt, check the openprinting database

If you see a printer that is described as "host-based", avoid it like the
plague! This means they ripped all the smarts (such as it is, and what there
is of it) out of a printer and put it in the usually windows-only driver. :-(

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