Canon Pixma MX430 prints oddly

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grantmcduling
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Canon Pixma MX430 prints oddly

Postby grantmcduling » Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:53 am

I have Mint 14 KDE intalled and have selected the driver for the Canon Pixma MX430 from cups. The computer is able to talk to the printer OK but when I print a document (I tried a PDF tonight), the text comes out double, as if it isn't in focus. Sort of blurred. Any ideas how I can get the printer to print as it should?

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Re: Canon Pixma MX430 prints oddly

Postby bigj231 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:26 pm

I believe there was a similar thread a few days ago. I think he fixed it by downloading drivers from Canon and installing them.
Here's the thread: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=127072
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Re: Canon Pixma MX430 prints oddly

Postby jsplicer » Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:02 pm

It could be a number of problems that you will have to check to eliminate each one before you get to the bottom of it. Your printer heads could be out of line, it could be as easy as the heads need to be cleaned, although my Canon always does that automatically, (and wastes ink in the process).

It could be your driver. Where did you get the driver from. My Canon driver I had to get from the austrailia canon website. although Linux mint did provide a driver that worked called gutenprint.

After checking your head alignment which it sounds like if it's printing in double, if that don't solve your problem. Then delete the canon driver. and use the linux driver that came with the OS. GEt rid of the canon driver, restart so its starting from scratch, then go as if you were installing the printer for the first time, make sure the printer is on, and it should give you a choice of installing gutenprint.

See if that helps..

John


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