CP 1215 Doesn't Print Color [Mac OSX; solved: don't use Camino]
Posted by: beeser ()
Date: April 15, 2011 03:13PM

I've just installed the foo2hp driver for Mac OSX in my second computer, a desktop and a Macbook, and I'm having the same problem with each install. No color. When I go to "Set Printer Options" in CUPS, I select "Color" in "Color Mode", hit "Set Printer Options", do a test page, and it's monochrome. Going back to the "Set Printer Options" shows it' re-selected itself to "Monochrome". Both units are running OSX 10.5.8, and I used the latest version of ghostscript (9.0.2). What am I doing wrong?


Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 04/18/2011 03:50PM by rickrich.

Re: CP 1215 Doesn't Print Color [Mac OSX]
Posted by: rickrich ()
Date: April 15, 2011 04:09PM

Firefox -> Print ->

Works here.
$ uname -a
Darwin mac 10.7.0 Darwin Kernel Version 10.7.0: Sat Jan 29 15:17:16 PST 2011; root:xnu-1504.9.37~1/RELEASE_I386 i386

$ tail /var/log/lpr.log 
Apr 15 14:48:59 mac foo2hp2600-wrapper[54321]: foo2hp2600-wrapper -z1 -b1 -c -p1 -m1 -s7 -d1 -Oy=0 -Om=0 -Oc=0 -n1 -Gdefault
Apr 15 14:48:59 mac foo2hp2600-wrapper[54338]: foo2zjs-icc2ps -o /usr/share/foo2hp/icm/hp1215-argyll-0.icm -t0 > /tmp/icc54319.crd.ps
Apr 15 14:49:25 mac foo2hp2600-wrapper[54354]: gs -sPAPERSIZE=letter -g5100x6600 -r600x600 -sDEVICE=bitcmyk -dCOLORSCREEN -dMaxBitmap=500000000  /tmp/icc54319.usecie.ps /tmp/icc54319.crd.ps /tmp/icc54319.selcrd.ps
Apr 15 14:49:25 mac foo2hp2600-wrapper[54355]: foo2hp -r600x600 -g5100x6600 -p1 -m1 -n1 -d1 -s7 -c -b1 -u 86x80 -l 86x80   -O0,0,0,0 -B -A   

Note "-c" means color.

Re: CP 1215 Doesn't Print Color [Mac OSX]
Posted by: beeser ()
Date: April 15, 2011 04:37PM


I've never seen a printer window like that. Mine are always very basic, giving no more than "Printer", "Preset", and the four buttons "PDF", "Preview", "Cancel" and "Print".

Clearly I'm missing -c here:

$ uname -a
Darwin MediaMac.local 9.8.0 Darwin Kernel Version 9.8.0: Wed Jul 15 16:57:01 PDT 2009; root:xnu-1228.15.4~1/RELEASE_PPC Power Macintosh
$ tail /var/log/lpr.log
Apr 15 13:58:47 MediaMac foo2hp2600-wrapper[47592]: foo2hp -r600x600 -g5100x6600 -p1 -m1 -n1 -d1 -s7 -b1 -u 86x80 -l 86x80 -O0,0,0,0
Apr 15 13:59:15 MediaMac foo2hp2600-wrapper[47604]: foo2hp2600-wrapper -z1 -b1 -p1 -m1 -s7 -d1 -Oy=0 -Om=0 -Oc=0 -n1 -Gdefault
Apr 15 13:59:17 MediaMac foo2hp2600-wrapper[47628]: gs -sPAPERSIZE=letter -g5100x6600 -r600x600 -sDEVICE=pbmraw -dCOLORSCREEN -dMaxBitmap=500000000
Apr 15 13:59:17 MediaMac foo2hp2600-wrapper[47629]: foo2hp -r600x600 -g5100x6600 -p1 -m1 -n1 -d1 -s7 -b1 -u 86x80 -l 86x80 -O0,0,0,0
Apr 15 13:59:45 MediaMac foo2hp2600-wrapper[47643]: foo2hp2600-wrapper -z1 -b1 -p1 -m1 -s7 -d1 -Oy=0 -Om=0 -Oc=0 -n1 -Gdefault
Apr 15 13:59:48 MediaMac foo2hp2600-wrapper[47668]: gs -sPAPERSIZE=letter -g5100x6600 -r600x600 -sDEVICE=pbmraw -dCOLORSCREEN -dMaxBitmap=500000000

The other problem I've just noticed is that completed jobs will not remove themselves from the spooler; I must manually cancel them before the next job will begin.

Re: CP 1215 Doesn't Print Color [Mac OSX]
Posted by: rickrich ()
Date: April 15, 2011 04:59PM

You should have printers named "CP1215 mono" and "CP1215 color" or some such.

Firefox -> Print -> Printer: |...CP1215| |<arrow>| <- Click Here (Steve Jobs has no clue)!!!!!

From INSTALL.osx:
6b) CUPS UNIX Printing System
    Browse to:

    Then surf to: http://localhost:631 and follow the CUPS instructions.

    In particular, you can set up Color and other things.

        Set Printer Options -> Color Mode -> Color

Re: CP 1215 Doesn't Print Color [Mac OSX]
Posted by: beeser ()
Date: April 18, 2011 12:48PM

OK, so I finally had some time to play around with this a little yesterday. One thing I noticed is that all of the set-up screen shots and commands used either Firefox or Safari as the browser. I use Camino. When I fired up my Safari and opened CUPS, I was surprised to see that my changes in "Set Printer Options" (i.e. from "Monochrome" to "Color") were actually followed up by a confirmation screen in CUPS! And, the changes were kept! So, that was the problem; Camino does not work CUPS well.

I still have the issue of print jobs not automatically deleting from the spooler after they've been completed, but, that's probably another thread....

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