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Re: Canon USB printer [SOLVED]



On Tue, 2004-12-21 at 03:22, Gustavo Seabra wrote:
> Wolfgang Gill wrote:
> 
> >On Mon, 20 Dec 2004 08:11:06 -0600, Gustavo Seabra wrote
> >  
> >
> >>Wolfgang Gill wrote:
> >>
> >>    
> >>
> >>>On Sun, 19 Dec 2004 23:37:50 -0600, Gustavo Seabra wrote
> >>>[snip]
> >>> 
> >>>
> >>>      
> >>>
> >>>>To get rid of that 
> >>>>logo I must purchase a license key, which is about US$30.00 for 
> >>>>personal use. That's why I love open source so much...
> >>>>
> >>>>Anyway, the Canon BJC-7000 (Foomatic + bjc800) is working fine, so 
> >>>>I'll just keep it. It may be possible to edit the configuration in 
> >>>>the /etc/cups/ppd/<my_printer>.ppd file to get the margins perfect,
> >>>>but I don't think I'll mess with that for now.
> >>>>   
> >>>>
> >>>>        
> >>>>
> >>>You only need to do that once. Plus there are other features which you 
> >>>      
> >>>
> >don't
> >  
> >
> >>>get with the standard Cups drivers. Such as Ink Low indication, nozzle
> >>>cleanning, the handling of different types of paper etc.. Just like you 
> >>>      
> >>>
> >get
> >  
> >
> >>>with the Windows drivers. So for $30 it's worth it.
> >>>
> >>>Wolf
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> >>> 
> >>>
> >>>      
> >>>
> >>All those features are good to have, but the printing quality is 
> >>still more important. For some reason, the CUPS drivers get a better 
> >>quality, so I'm not yet fully convinced that the $30 is a good investment.
> >>    
> >>
> >
> >I use the TurboPrint drivers (Which runs under Cups) to drive my two Canon 
> >S830D & BJC-3000 printers (It also supports some HP & Epson printers). And I 
> >find that they are way better than the standard Cups drivers. It's better 
> >than the standard Cups drivers, in that the page alignment is better (Way 
> >more accurate), Print quality is better, and it prints faster. Plus, I can 
> >print photo's without borders (Which in the case of the S830D is designed to 
> >do), where the Cups drivers don't support this. SO, for me, the $30 is worth 
> >it. The free demo version is mainly intended for try before you buy, type 
> >setup. I've been using these drivers for approx 3 years now, and I'm happy 
> >with them. So if they aren't free, it's no big deal for me. I'd prefer to 
> >pay a small amount to get the FULL use out of my $850 printer (The S830D 
> >that is).
> >
> >Wolf
> >--
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> >
> >  
> >
> I agree with you. If I had purchased an $850 printer, I'd want full 
> functionality, and I'd be willing to pay $30 for it. In my case, 
> however, I'd be paying half the price of the printer just for a driver, 
> when I can use a free driver that does 80% of the pay one. Photo 
> printing isn't really important for me, I'd rather pay $0.24 in Wal Mart 
> for prints when I need them, which is rare.

Fair enough..

Wolf



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