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vadv55

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Printing problems in Scribus
« on: April 22, 2021, 09:24:15 pm »
Available: OS ALT Linux (KWorkstation 8.2), inkjet printer HP DeskJet 1220C (location - localhost, connection - parallel port). When trying to print from Scribus 1.5.3 a standard file (test1.sla), a blank sheet of paper is skipped instead. If I replace the current print driver with others, the following occurs:
  • CUPS + Gutenprint v5.2.14 - 1 blank sheet is skipped
  • Fumatic / pcl3 - the printer does not respond to printing.
  • hpijs 3.18.12 - the last line of the file is printed.
  • hpcups 3.18.12 - 2 blank sheets are skipped.
Does Scribus require a dedicated print driver to print? Any advice on this issue would be grateful.

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Re: Printing problems in Scribus
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2021, 06:39:31 am »
if printing from scribus doesn't work, just print from a .pdf reader – it's the standard workflow anyway.

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Re: Printing problems in Scribus
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2021, 07:09:10 pm »
You might try the software RIP »Turboprint for Linux«: https://www.turboprint.info/
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Re: Printing problems in Scribus
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2021, 09:57:59 pm »
Since printing usually works from a PDF viewer, the issue is obviously not with the printer driver, but rather Scribus printing code.

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Re: Printing problems in Scribus
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2021, 12:06:22 am »
Yup, all you need is a postscript printer or a software RIP to use a non postscript printer. I had Turboprint for macOS and a PCL large format printer, that setup worked like a charm. Unfortunately the large format printer died too soon…
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Re: Printing problems in Scribus
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2021, 09:05:50 pm »
Thanks everyone for the help. I think that the simplest and easiest option for printing for non postscript printers is to pre-convert SLA format to PDF format.

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Re: Printing problems in Scribus
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2021, 05:11:30 pm »
yes, creating high quality .pdf files for print is what scribus is developed for.

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