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Canon Pixma: drivers, print preview

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:18 pm
by vbqyf
Am a new user. Starting to convert all our 5 Windows systems to Linux. Running 19.2 Cinnamon on one now. We have 4 or 5 Canon Pixma Printers.
Question. Are there any drivers for these that would let us A. Print in Draft, and B. Have Print Preview as a regular option? Thanks.

Re: Canon Pixma: drivers, print preview

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:50 pm
by brian_p
vbqyf wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:18 pm
Am a new user. Starting to convert all our 5 Windows systems to Linux. Running 19.2 Cinnamon on one now. We have 4 or 5 Canon Pixma Printers.
Question. Are there any drivers for these that would let us A. Print in Draft, and B. Have Print Preview as a regular option? Thanks.
It would be very unusual for any system which uses drivers (free or non-free) or operates without drivers not to offer Draft as a printing option. Print Preview is a function of an application, not a driver.

Re: Canon Pixma: drivers, print preview

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:05 pm
by Richardj
Canon do have printer drivers for linux, this link is for the canon europe site https://www.canon-europe.com/support/co ... ers/pixma/

If you are any where else in the world you should ba able to find canon sites.

SOLVED: Canon Pixma: drivers, print preview

Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:19 am
by vbqyf
Thanks. I did find drivers for both printer and scanner on Canon's site (had looked earlier but couldn't find for some reason). It is a tarred .gz file so will unpack and see what the install instructions are. If any problem, will come back and post new. In the meantime, marking SOLVED. M.

Re: Canon Pixma: drivers, print preview

Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:38 am
by Richardj
Richardj wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:05 pm
Canon do have printer drivers for linux, this link is for the canon europe site https://www.canon-europe.com/support/co ... ers/pixma/

If you are any where else in the world you should ba able to find canon sites.
There should be a .deb on the canon sites for all canon printers and scanners. You have to scroll down until you find the .deb files for the printer and scanner which is scangear.