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CLP-300 No More Duplex [solved; use Gnome Manual Duplex]
Posted by: Madeye ()
Date: November 12, 2010 08:01AM


I've been using the foo2qpdl driver for some time with my CLP-300 and have been very happy with it.

I've just recently tried to install it on 2 more machines - which worked fine (so fine it was worth stumping up some cash for).

The 2 machine now print fine, however the "Duplex" option has disappeared from the options page. While the CLP-300 does not support proper duplex, it does support a mode where you reinsert the pages and hit the go button.

My original installation supports this just fine and it is a feature I use extensively. This option seems to be missing on the new installs. Is this a feature that has been removed or is it just that I have installed/configured the driver wrong?

Many thanks for any help that can be offered

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/12/2010 08:39AM by rickrich.

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Re: CLP-300 No More Duplex
Posted by: rickrich ()
Date: November 12, 2010 08:38AM



            $ make
            $ su
            # make install      -OR-    $ sudo make install

        Then using the GUI:
            1)  System -> Gnome Manual Duplex
            2)  Add to Panel -> Gnome Manual Duplex applet -> Add
                    ...Do it at least once, then...
                Print -> GnomeManualDuplex (Virtual Printer) -> Print
            Works with *.ps and *.pdf files.

        - Print odd pages
        - Wait for confimation message
        - Insert in the same orientation into the printer
        - Print reverse even pages

        Howto (video):

        $ psmandup [options]
            Fedora: # yum install a2ps
            Ubuntu: $ sudo apt-get install a2ps

        Print -> Page Setup -> Only print -> Odd Sheets


        Print -> Page Setup -> Only print -> Even Sheets

        Print -> Job -> Odd Pages


        Print -> Job -> Even Pages 


Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/25/2011 05:33PM by rickrich.

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Re: CLP-300 No More Duplex
Posted by: Tybion ()
Date: January 25, 2011 05:08PM

Thanks, Rick. That's great - I also have a CLP-300, and have been trying to resolve this problem since upgrading to Maverick Ubuntu.

CUPS-PDF seems to be a nice adjunct to Gnome Manual Duplex (although I have only done very little testing at this stage) ..

  Install CUPS-PDF (a package if you use Ubuntu)

  Create a new printer on your PC:

      System -> Administration -> Printing -> Add

      Choose 'Generic CUPS-PDF Printer' for the device

      Accept default description of 'Generic-CUPS-PDF-Printer'

  Print all your duplex documents using this virtual printer - it will create a PDF file in a 'PDF' folder in your home directory.

  Now, from a computer preferably near the printer, use Gnome Manual Duplex to send the .pdf file to your printer.

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Re: CLP-300 No More Duplex
Posted by: rickrich ()
Date: January 25, 2011 05:33PM

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