Epson ET-7700 workable under Mint?

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Epson ET-7700 workable under Mint?

Post by benc » Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:52 pm

Hi All,

My old printer croaked so I need another. Anyone successfully use the Epson ET-7700 under Mint?

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Re: Epson ET-7700 workable under Mint?

Post by jimallyn » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:08 pm

Should work. Enter in your model number and operating system, and it will take you to the download page. I would link directly to it, but their system doesn't work that way.

http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/search/01/search/
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Re: Epson ET-7700 workable under Mint?

Post by benc » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:29 pm

Thanks. Guess I'll give the printer a try (fingers crossed).

Shame that Epson is not more Linux friendly....

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Post by jimallyn » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:11 pm

benc wrote:Shame that Epson is not more Linux friendly....
Actually I think they are. A fair number of Linux users have Epson printers. One place on their website said the Linux driver was good for all Epson inkjet printers. But they don't exactly advertise that.
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Re: Epson ET-7700 workable under Mint?

Post by benc » Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:28 pm

jimallyn wrote:
benc wrote:Shame that Epson is not more Linux friendly....
Actually I think they are. A fair number of Linux users have Epson printers. One place on their website said the Linux driver was good for all Epson inkjet printers. But they don't exactly advertise that.


Ah.....Ok. I had Epson dot matrix printers 10-15 years ago with Linux and they always did well.

I got the et-7700 in and installed. Process went pretty smoothly. It's an nice printer with impressive output.

On the negative side, the rear paper "tray" is almost non-functional - very poor. Also, probably my fault but I could not get the scanner to work under Iscan. I ended up buying a third party driver/app on the net and that made the scanner work flawlessly. I'm surprised at these items in a machine so expensive.

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