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OKI 342dnw prints extra two pages after every job finished

Postby knurveren » Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:30 am

Hello. I am using Linux Mint 18.2 KDE edition. I have OKI 342dnw colorful laser printer and I am using it via USB cable. I did not find its printer driver from OKI web page. There is only scanner driver in there. And scanner runs perfectly. Therefore, I selected the printer driver as General Postscript Printer Foomatic/Postscript. In the meantime, the printer is also working perfectly. But whenever I want to print any page, OKI also prints extra two pages after the every job finished. (One is empty, second paper has includes a few sentences, timeout error, etc.). If I select it as PCL laser printer, then this problem is solving but at this time OKI prints only as black and white. What should I do so that OKI does not print extra two pages? Thank you for your kind helps...
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Re: OKI 342dnw prints extra two pages after every job finished

Postby ClixTrix » Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:18 pm

Didn't see a driver specific to your printer. I think you're correct on OKI not supporting that printer in Linux.

Did see this at one OKI site:

Printer Language: PCL 6 (XL) emulation, PCL 5c emulation, PostScript 3 emulation, Epson FX Emulation, IBM ProPrinter emulation, PDF v1.7 emulation


http://www.oki.com/au/printing/products ... fications/

I would call or eMail their tech support and ask about best choice driver for Linux support.
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Re: OKI 342dnw prints extra two pages after every job finished

Postby pdc_2 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:35 pm

I see from this review http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/printers ... dnw-review that this printer has Google Cloud Print support; so maybe you check that out; that is one way of the future

increasingly it seems there will be a move away from "drivers" supplied by companies; to what we see on Ubuntu now: airprint support https://support.apple.com/en-nz/HT201311

...... but that came in on Ubuntu 17.04 and Mint will be implementing it in maybe July 2018 when the Mint based on Ubuntu LTS 18.04 gets released (I see the MC342dw and the MC342dn are both airprint supported; ..... so maybe .. maybe this MC342dnw is also airprint supported, so theoretically plugging it into Ubuntu 17.04 or 17.10 would mean it is detected ...... and auto-configured) ......

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but for now ......... I see from here http://www.oki.com/eu/printing/support/ ... 3&lang=ac2

that they supply Debian packaged Scanner packages and something called PrintSuperVision MultiPlatform Edition which is described as
This utility is a web based application for managing the devices connected to the TCP/IP network.


....... so best shot seems the PCL 6 (XL) emulation from the Aussie website that ClixTrix points to

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Re: OKI 342dnw prints extra two pages after every job finished

Postby knurveren » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:15 am

I tried "Generic PCL 6/PCL XL Printer Foomatic/pxlcolor (recommended)" for driver but firstly OKI prints only in grayscale format for colorful pages. Later, I also changed the printer settings as normal not the grayscale. Now, it is working perfectly. In the meantime, the printer's fan is working more then before. Anyway, not so problem for me. Thanks again....
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