Epson Stylus SX218

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ByteRunner
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Epson Stylus SX218

Post by ByteRunner » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:58 am

Hello together!

First here the facts of my system: Kernel: 3.16.0-5-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit)
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.4.6
Distro: LinuxMint 2 betsy

I use the Epson Stylus SX218 on it (via USB).
I installed all drivers here named in this thread.
MTink is not working, so that i can not checking the level indicator of the cartridges or changing the printer cartridges.
I can use the printer and the scanner. But there is no chance to choose the printer-resolution. The print quality is pathetic. Is there a chance for improvement? Thank you very much.

The old thread ( viewtopic.php?f=51&t=179252 ) can't help me.

Could everyone help me, please?

Best Regards

ByteRunner.

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Epson Stylus SX218; you need Turboprint

Post by pdc_2 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:36 am

you need Turboprint; http://www.zedonet.com/en_p_turboprint_ ... tylusSX218 .. they have been providing high-quality drivers for 25 or more years. For your SX, they offer up to 5760dpi

they need to put food on the table; so for the full version they ask for a contribution; you will be very pleased with turboprint; it allows ink levels etc to be checked. the download button is on the left of the menu;

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Re: Epson Stylus SX218

Post by ByteRunner » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:03 am

Thank you very much! I will try it in the next days.

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ByteRunner

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Re: Epson Stylus SX218

Post by Arrababiski » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:42 am

Why Mtink when Epson printers have their own utilities bundled with drivers package?

Press Alt+F2
Type epson-printer-utility and press Enter
That's it...

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You can check ink levels, perform a nozzle check and head cleaning.

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Re: Epson Stylus SX218

Post by ByteRunner » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:59 pm

Thank you very much for this great tip!

But this tool can't bring the printer-had in a position to change the ink-tanks. I can't believe that.

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Re: Epson Stylus SX218

Post by Arrababiski » Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:41 am

Yes, the utility has few funcionalities and can't help you to change the ink cartridges, you must use the button way (open the printer and press reset for three seconds).

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Re: Epson Stylus SX218

Post by ByteRunner » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:43 pm

Great! Thank you!

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