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HP Color LaseJet 1500 prints only Monochrome [solved]
Posted by: a_n_d_y ()
Date: November 08, 2011 03:04PM

Hello Rick,

i finally managed, to get my Hp Color LaserJet 1500 printer to half way print under Lubuntu with the foo2oak driver.
But it prints only in Monochrome mode, when i change the color mode option to COLOR it doesn't print anything, only the green LED on printer blinks (as it does usually when it receives data from USB).

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root@ubuntu:~/Desktop/files/foo2zjs# foo2oak-wrapper testpage.ps > xxx.prn
root@ubuntu:~/Desktop/files/foo2zjs# ls -l xxx.prn
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 60336 2011-11-08 19:35 xxx.prn
root@ubuntu:~/Desktop/files/foo2zjs# cp xxx.prn /dev/usb/lp0


With command cp xxx.prn /dev/usb/lp0 it prints but only black/white.

My Ghostscript version is:
root@ubuntu:~/Desktop/files/foo2zjs# gs.foo --version
8.71

My other previously installed SW/OS versions are:
cups-1.4.4
foomatic-filters-4.0.6
Lubuntu 10.04


Thanks for your help!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/09/2011 03:20PM by rickrich.

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Re: HP Color LaseJet 1500 prints only Monochrome
Posted by: rickrich ()
Date: November 08, 2011 03:27PM

From the Changelog:

2011-11-08      Rick Richardson <rick.richardson@comcast.net>
        * foo2oak: don't error out if padlen == 0

wget, make, make install.......

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Re: HP Color LaseJet 1500 prints only Monochrome
Posted by: a_n_d_y ()
Date: November 09, 2011 03:13PM

Hello Rick,

thank you very, very, very... much for your help!

I can't believe that it finally works and the color printing results are perfect.

Great work, I really appreciate!


But i didn't found a way to automatically print black text ONLY with black toner if mode is set to color.

I also experienced that if i print only plain text (from Leafpad) the printer uses all 4 toners, and after the printing process is completed the orange warning LED is blinking and it won't print new jobs until you push the pink/stop button to clear the warning.
The error is similar to a case if you send a job to the printer in a paper size format that's not supported or it's not matching to that one in tray (like you send Letter and paper is A4).

I tested all ICM (2500. 2600...) profiles without success.

My temporary solution is to create a duplicate printer (one for color and one monochrome), but it's not automatically, can you help me with this is there any other, better solution?


Thank you!

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Re: HP Color LaseJet 1500 prints only Monochrome [solved]
Posted by: yvesf ()
Date: December 26, 2011 12:34PM

I read somewhere in the documentation that you need to create a B/W print queue and a color one. I guess you found why...

Yves

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