Epson WorkForce 845 Install

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Epson WorkForce 845 Install

Postby pcpunk » Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:39 pm

Can you guys tell me the difference between:
1. ESC/P Driver (full feature) This one is from "02-07-2012"
AND THE
2. ESC/P-R Driver (generic driver) This one is from: "10-23-2017"

I assume, and if I remember correctly, the Generic is just the Printer Driver without all the features? Why don't they call it "Printer Driver Only" or "Basic Printer Driver" or something that makes sense lol? "Generic" makes one think it is not even provided by Epson? lol, like a Generic Drug etc. O-boy the web never ceases to amaze me.

3. Epson Printer Utility: Am I supposed to always install this? I think I would as it provides Ink Levels etc. but I thought it had other features that were needed? I suppose on low powered machines maybe one would not want something like this.

Thanks again guys!
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Re: Epson WorkForce 845 Install

Postby pdc_2 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:34 pm

If you have access to a WF 845, you might be in the best situation to answer that for us; you could install both drivers; label them so it is easily recognised which is which; and then see about quality of printouts;

folks have suggested that whereas Epson used to make "specific" drivers for each model, they now issue a "generic" driver that works for many, many ..... some could interpret that as a "fall in ... something or other ..!!" or maybe just the way things are going. One is seeing that in other areas: HP releases hplip and it drives all their printers; and none of the HP enthusiasts complain about this; Canon too now seem to have an inkjet printer-driver that seems to be standard for many new inkjets; besides; many new printers are "airprint compatible" (APC) and Ubuntu from last April; (release 17.04) have airprint-compatibility in the release; so one shouldn't need "drivers" for those printers: https://support.apple.com/en-nz/HT201311 they just work; a recent post on the Ubuntu forum shows that: for a Canon laser, it appeared as "driverless" where this was an APC-setup; as Mint works off the last LTS, it will be June 2018 before airprint-compatible appears in Mint (I am guessing ........)

so you have the hardware: tell us how it looks

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Re: Epson WorkForce 845 Install

Postby pcpunk » Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:58 pm

I'll give er a go tomorrow!
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Re: Epson WorkForce 845 Install

Postby pcpunk » Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:30 pm

Okay guys, I did this to make er work, printer and scanner.

1. Installed ESC/P Driver (full feature)

2. Installed Epson Printer Utility

3. Installed Scanner Driver 1.0.4 All-in-one package

4. Disabled UFW

5. Followed kyphi's instructions here:
https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=225289

QUESTION: Do I now Enable UFW after it is all setup?
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Re: Epson WorkForce 845 Install

Postby ClixTrix » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:51 am

pcpunk wrote:QUESTION: Do I now Enable UFW after it is all setup?


I'm assuming you've tested Simple Scan and the Epson Image Scan and they are working.

So, Yes, but if the scanner doesn't work (not available), post back. It might be the SYNCOOKIES problem I've encountered with my Epson Workforce and I have a fix.
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Re: Epson WorkForce 845 Install

Postby pcpunk » Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:04 pm

Only tested Simple Scan ATM. Will test more tonight!
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Re: Epson WorkForce 845 Install

Postby pcpunk » Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:45 am

This project is a little stalled because I need to unclog one or two of the print nozzle's.
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