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Author Topic: Picture printinting issue.  (Read 355 times)

Locator

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Picture printinting issue.
« on: April 24, 2016, 05:10:44 pm »

I am currently running Vector Linux 7.0 and I have an HP Deskjet 1512 all-in-one printer, and the problem that I am having is that pictures are displayed normally  on my computer screen, but are printed out much darker on my printer. My printer driver is hplip 3.11.10-i586vl70. Any assistance to resolve the issue would be greatly appreciated.
« Last Edit: April 25, 2016, 07:35:12 am by Locator »
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nightflier

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Re: Picture printinting issue.
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2016, 04:40:16 am »

I don't know much about color profiles and such, but have found that GIMP usually gives me the best results. If needed, it allows you to tweak the image before printing.
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Re: Picture printinting issue.
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2016, 07:39:53 am »

But the type of issue as described above also occurs with web pages.
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roarde

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Re: Picture printinting issue.
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2016, 11:26:59 pm »

Try running the command hp-colorcal from a terminal. If it doesn't start normally, please post the output of hp-colorcal -ig.
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Robert
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Re: Picture printinting issue.
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2016, 08:33:29 am »

And the output for that command is:

doctor:$ hp-colorcal

HP Linux Imaging and Printing System (ver. 3.11.10)
Printer Cartridge Color Calibration Utility ver. 3.0

Copyright (c) 2001-9 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, LP
This software comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
This is free software, and you are welcome to distribute it
under certain conditions. See COPYING file for more details.

error: No device selected/specified or that supports this functionality.
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roarde

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Re: Picture printinting issue.
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2016, 07:01:54 pm »

Printing is not my bag. Just trying to get enough info going so someone more used to printing knows where to jump in.

I did discover that 1512 just doesn't do color calibration. Its data files come with the correct settings, and as hinted by your cross-post, those data files only come with later versions of hplip. There is a way to set the parameters manually, but that's beyond my knowledge.

It's possible to try hplip.SlackBuild from 7.2 on 7.0. Don't know how the dependencies would sort out. I'm out of time right now. If you want to try a build, remind me by posting back and if someone doesn't get to it before I can, I'll offer some tips on that.

If you want to read ahead, the 7.2 hplip.SlackBuild and other needed files can be retrieved with
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for i in hplip.SlackBuild doinst.sh slack-desc
do
  wget -c --no-check-certificate -O ./$i https://bitbucket.org/VLCore/vl72/raw/HEAD/var/vabs/hplip/src/$i
done
It's probably better to be a regular user than doing this part as root. Be sure you're already in the directory where you want the files to go. And doing    chmod +x hplip.SlackBuild    isn't absolutely required, but may make things easier if you do run the SlackBuild. For actually running   ./hplip.SlackBuild   you do have to be root.
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Robert
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Re: Picture printinting issue.
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2016, 08:39:13 pm »

Thanks, I'll try that and see how it works out.
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crum

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Re: Picture printinting issue.
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2016, 03:58:09 am »

Check HPLIP web site,would appear you need updated version of HPLIP.
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Re: Picture printinting issue.
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2016, 01:00:27 pm »

I tried that, and it doesn't install on Vector Linux 7.0 :(.
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wigums

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Re: Picture printinting issue.
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2016, 05:39:56 pm »

vector linux 7.0 is so old that its almost totally unmaintainable.
this means that not only is alot of the software unusable
(as you see while trying to print) it also means its a horrible security
issue.

so basically you'd be better off upgrading to 7.1 or even 7.2
(7.2 is about as solid as its going to get)
« Last Edit: April 29, 2016, 05:47:56 pm by wigums »
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