Epson Stylus TX420 colors not aligned?

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Epson Stylus TX420 colors not aligned?

Postby LionKing34 on Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:35 am

I'm not sure the best way to describe this so I've attached a photo. Sorry for the darkness.

Does somebody know how to fix this? I just added the printer through the "Printers" dialogue. It works fine when I print from Windows so it's not low on ink or anything. I've tried changing the color model to CMYK but it's still wrong.

Thanks.
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Re: Epson Stylus TX420 colors not aligned?

Postby purplepenguin on Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:38 am

I am having the exact same issue, on LM 14 64bit. However, all is well on LM 13 64bit. I'm using the SX435w :?:
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Re: Epson Stylus TX420 colors not aligned?

Postby purplepenguin on Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:02 am

Hello, Me again.

Don't know if anyone else is having this issue. But I've just fixed it and thought I would post how.

As I said previously I use a SX435, but LM had assigned a driver for and recognised the device as a SX420. I spotted the error on the dodgy test page.

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Driver: STP00603.PPD
Driver Version: 5.2.9
Make and Model: Epson Stylus SX420 - CUPS+Gutenprint v5.2.9


Nothing was suggested under additional drivers. So I popped over to Avasys to get the latest driver. Incidentally, Avasys have handed over to Epson and kindly redirected me to their site. Where I downloaded the latest driver for my model and hey presto all is well.

The same information as above, but taken from a perfectly printed test page.

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Driver: EPSON.PPD
Driver Version: 1.0
Make and Model: Epson-Stylus SX430 Series - epson-inkjet-printer
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Re: Epson Stylus TX420 colors not aligned?

Postby pdc_2 on Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:57 pm

this is very reassuring: you have an Epson printer; and you go to the Epson (linux) download site;

http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/searc ... ch/?OSC=LX

and download the full feature ESC/P printer Driver that Epson recommend for your printer;

epson-inkjet-printer-nx420_1.0.0-1lsb3.2_i386.deb or epson-inkjet-printer-nx420_1.0.0-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb

and it all works well; thanks for this; we must commend this to others;

........as the 420 has a scanner function, Epson provide the scanner drivers too, as you note
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Re: Epson Stylus TX420 colors not aligned?

Postby LionKing34 on Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:43 pm

Thanks for the replies! I'm not using Mint anymore, but I will definitely try this when I get my old laptop out again.
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Re: Epson Stylus TX420 colors not aligned?

Postby TorAndersen on Thu May 09, 2013 2:07 pm

Here is the easy sollution. Unpack the .tar and install the .deb you need. http://www.ubuntubuzz.com/2011/10/downl ... river.html
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