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Re: [TCLUG:4042] Decent Epson Stylus drivers?
> Recently I got an Epson Stylus 640 inkjet printer. I got an Epson because
> I'd already had an HP before. Anyway, Red Hat 5.2's printer filters for it
> can only go up to 360dpi, and that prints in really horrible quality
> (there's no "Stylus 640" or even 600. Had to use "Stylus Color").
Heh.. Well, I guess the quality isn't exactly excellent, but I can get
it to print at 720x720 by tweaking the drivers.. You have to add in an
extra '-r720x720' onto the command line. There is some documentation
about it in /usr/doc/ghostscript-<blah>
You may want to make sure you have the latest drivers available from
RedHat (check rpmfind.net..)
> Worse than that, WordPerfect 8 for Linux doesn't seem to include ANY epson
> drivers except for Epson Lasers, nor does it include a Generic
There _is_ an option for a relatively generic PostScript.. I believe it
is defined as "Postscript <something>" rather than "Generic Postscript",
so you may have been looking in the wrong spot..
> Anyone have any suggestions? I'm THIS close to _really_ not needing Doze.
Go bug Epson? I dunno.. I think I've sent them a quick e-mail about
it, but I'm not entirely sure. It'd be great to see printer
manufacturers help out Linux users..
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