Installed as per directions on Debian Sid/Unstable. Using ghostscript-gpl (8.53, I think). Selecting monochrome gives nice sharp text. Selecting color gives text that is fuzzy around the edges. Pictures look GREAT, not photo quality, but really quite good! Beats the pants of the epson 880 I junked. Thanks so much. Any idea why text gets fuzzy when printing in color?
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/21/2007 03:17PM by rickrich.
All I did was choose 'color' instead of 'monochrome' in the cups options for the printer. The only hitch on installig the foo2qdpl driver was that there was still no CLP-300 driver in the samsung section in cups via localhost:631. I had to go back to look at the output of the 'make install' to see where the PPD file went.
Quality of the foo driver seems to be equal to the samsung driver. They both print fuzzy edged black text when in color mode. That'll be a problem when I print figures and captions for my thesis. The samsung drivers were a big hassle to install. Directions weren't very good, especially when compared to the directions given for the foo2 driver. The samsung linux drivers also seem substandard, compared to the windows drivers, which print nice sharp text even in color mode. But hey, at least they offered linux drivers, unlike lots of other companies. I have great hopes that this open driver will get better, but I hold little hope that the samsung linux driver will improve any.
Is there anything I might do to help improve the quality of the foo2qpdl driver so that black text is sharp in color-mode, too?
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/21/2007 10:39PM by UncleDeadley.