CLJ 1600 Margins and 1 bit color printing [solved; Mac OSX - using gs 8.64]
Date: March 25, 2009 03:57PM

I have just updated my computer to a intel iMac from a G5. I downloaded and installed all the driver for the HP Laser Jet 1600 but it will only print in B&W or 2 bit color. When I set it to 1 bit color it is sent to the printer but does not print at all. Not even a blank page. Also, when I print in 2 bit colour at the bottom of the page it leaves a .5 inch gap. It should print to .25 of an inch. It will print to .25" in B&W but not with the 2 bit colour.

In short:
#1. Wont print in 1 bit colour
#2. Wont print to .25" from edge of paper in colour but will in B&W


Running iMac 10.5.6 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/25/2009 04:40PM by rickrich.

Re: CLJ 1600 Margins and 1 bit color printing
Posted by: rickrich ()
Date: March 25, 2009 04:25PM

Ghostscript 8.64 is the problem. It has a BUG in it. Use gs 8.63 or earlier.

Read:
Bug in gs 8.64

Re: CLJ 1600 Margins and 1 bit color printing [solved; Mac OSX - using gs 8.64]
Date: March 25, 2009 05:10PM

I uninstalled 8.64 and installed 8.63 and it did not fix the issues. I then uninstalled 8.63 and installed 8.61 and that did not solve the issues.

Re: CLJ 1600 Margins and 1 bit color printing [solved; Mac OSX - using gs 8.64]
Posted by: rickrich ()
Date: March 25, 2009 05:31PM

Do:

$ which gs

$ /opt/local/bin/gs -version

$ /sw/bin/gs -version

$ /usr/bin/gs -version


What do these say?

Re: CLJ 1600 Margins and 1 bit color printing [solved; Mac OSX - using gs 8.64]
Date: March 26, 2009 10:07AM

This is what I get in terminal.


Justins-iMac-4:~ jr$ which gs
/usr/local/bin/gs
Justins-iMac-4:~ jr$
Justins-iMac-4:~ jr$ $ /opt/local/bin/gs -version
-bash: $: command not found
Justins-iMac-4:~ jr$
Justins-iMac-4:~ jr$ $ /sw/bin/gs -version
-bash: $: command not found
Justins-iMac-4:~ jr$
Justins-iMac-4:~ jr$ $ /usr/bin/gs -version
-bash: $: command not found
Justins-iMac-4:~ jr$

Re: CLJ 1600 Margins and 1 bit color printing [solved; Mac OSX - using gs 8.64]
Posted by: rickrich ()
Date: March 26, 2009 12:01PM

$ sudo port selfupdate
Password:

MacPorts base version 1.700 installed
Downloaded MacPorts base version 1.700

The MacPorts installation is not outdated so it was not updated
$ sudo port upgrade ghostscript
--->  Fetching ghostscript
--->  Verifying checksum(s) for ghostscript
--->  Extracting ghostscript
--->  Applying patches to ghostscript
--->  Configuring ghostscript
--->  Building ghostscript
--->  Staging ghostscript into destroot
--->  Deactivating ghostscript @8.64_1
--->  Installing ghostscript @8.64_2
--->  Activating ghostscript @8.64_2
--->  Cleaning ghostscript
$ foo2hp2600-wrapper -c testpage.ps >xxx
$ ll xxx
-rw-r--r--  1 rick  rick  194052 Mar 26 10:58 xxx
$ which gs
/opt/local/bin/gs
$
MacPorts has the fix now.

Re: CLJ 1600 Margins and 1 bit color printing [solved; Mac OSX - using gs 8.64]
Date: March 26, 2009 12:14PM

Justins-iMac-4:~ jr$ sudo port selfupdate

MacPorts base version 1.700 installed
Downloaded MacPorts base version 1.700

The MacPorts installation is not outdated so it was not updated

When I run
$ sudo port upgrade ghostscript

I get pages of checking and error.

Justins-iMac-4:~ jr$ sudo port upgrade ghostscript
---> Configuring expat
Error: Target org.macports.configure returned: configure failure: shell command " cd "/opt/local/var/macports/build/_opt_local_var_macports_sources_rsync.macports.org_release_ports_textproc_expat/work/expat-2.0.1" && ./configure --prefix=/opt/local --mandir=/opt/local/share/man " returned error 77
Command output: checking build system type... i386-apple-darwin9.6.0
checking host system type... i386-apple-darwin9.6.0
checking for gcc... /usr/bin/gcc-4.0
checking for C compiler default output file name... configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables
See `config.log' for more details.

Error: The following dependencies failed to build: autoconf help2man gettext expat libiconv gperf ncurses ncursesw p5-locale-gettext perl5 perl5.8 m4 cairo fontconfig freetype zlib libpixman libpng pkgconfig xrender xorg-libX11 xorg-bigreqsproto xorg-inputproto xorg-kbproto xorg-libXau xorg-xproto xorg-libXdmcp xorg-xcmiscproto xorg-xextproto xorg-xf86bigfontproto xorg-xtrans xorg-renderproto xorg-libXext xorg-libXt automake libtool xorg-libsm xorg-libice xorg-util-macros
---> Configuring pkgconfig
Error: Target org.macports.configure returned: configure failure: shell command " cd "/opt/local/var/macports/build/_opt_local_var_macports_sources_rsync.macports.org_release_ports_devel_pkgconfig/work/pkg-config-0.23" && ./configure --prefix=/opt/local --enable-indirect-deps --with-pc-path=/opt/local/lib/pkgconfig:/opt/local/share/pkgconfig:/usr/X11/lib/pkgconfig " returned error 77
Command output: checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for gawk... no
checking for mawk... no
checking for nawk... no
checking for awk... awk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... no
checking whether to enable maintainer-specific portions of Makefiles... no
checking build system type... i386-apple-darwin9.6.0
checking host system type... i386-apple-darwin9.6.0
checking for style of include used by make... none
checking for gcc... /usr/bin/gcc-4.0
checking for C compiler default output file name...
configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables
See `config.log' for more details.

Re: CLJ 1600 Margins and 1 bit color printing [solved; Mac OSX - using gs 8.64]
Posted by: rickrich ()
Date: March 26, 2009 12:17PM

Sorry, I would check with MacPorts.

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