Canon iP-1300 coming with single colour cartridge without black cartridge. Printer this could work with driver to Canon iP-2200 but the black colour was not printed if we only had colour cartridge. This problem could be resolved if we also put on black cartridge on this printer.
But whether not having the other method apart from must put on black cartridge? Because in another operation systems, this printer could print although only with single colour cartridge (without black cartridge).
After read manual (User’s Guide for Print Filter Version 2.60 Canon PIXMA iP2200) I found solution for this problem. On manual, open “CIF Command” section, scroll down until you see “Ink Cartridge Settings” and open by clicking on it. This is the setting that must be added to file canonip2200.ppd in /usr/share/cups/model/canonip2200.ppd.
This is step by step instructions to configure this printer:
Beforehand install “Alien” for the conversion packaging .rpm to packaging .deb for installation in Ubuntu.
$ sudo apt-get install alien
Follow this link and download the archive from Canon’s website.
Don’t forget to download the documentation too.
Unpack the archive
$tar -xf iP2200_Linux_260.tar.gz
Delete an unwanted .rpm
Convert the remaining rpm’s into .deb’s
$sudo alien -d -c *.rpm
Install the .deb files
$sudo dpkg -i *.deb
$sudo apt-get install libgtk1.2
Create symbolic links
$sudo ln -s /usr/lib/libpng12.so.0 /usr/lib/libpng.so.3
$sudo ln -s /usr/lib/libxml2.so.2 /usr/lib/libxml.so.1
$sudo ln -s /usr/lib/libpng12.so.0 /usr/lib/libpng.so.2
$sudo ln -s /usr/lib/libtiff.so.4 /usr/lib/libtiff.so.3
Step 7: (optional)
Configure the iP2200 ppd file
$sudo gedit /usr/share/cups/model/canonip2200.ppd (default config works fine @ 600dpi)
Make your choices as to which detail level you require.
*OpenUI *CNQuality/Quality: PickOne
*CNQuality 2/High: “2”
*CNQuality 3/Normal: “3”
*CNQuality 4/Standard: “4”
*CNQuality 5/Economy: “5”
*OpenUI *Resolution/Output Resolution: PickOne
*Resolution 600/600 dpi: “<</HWResolution[600 600]>>setpagedevice”
*Resolution 1200/1200 dpi: “<</HWResolution[1200 1200]>>setpagedevice”
*Resolution 2400/2400 dpi: “<</HWResolution[2400 2400]>>setpagedevice”
$sudo killall cupsd
Add your new printer
Open printing dialog in system settings
Add new printer
Choose Canon IP1300 USB # entry
When asked choose to manually choosea PPD file
browse to /usr/share/cups/model/canonip2200.ppd
Apply all settings and close wizard.
At this step, your printer is ready to work, but can’t print black colour except you add black cartridge. The next steps is the steps to make printer simulated the black colour from colour cartridge that was installed.
$sudo gedit /usr/share/cups/model/canonip2200.ppd
Scroll down and add this line:
*OpenUI *CNInkCartridgeSettings/Ink Cartridge Settings: PickOne
*CNInkCartridgeSettings color: “Color Only”
*CNInkCartridgeSettings bk: “Black Only”
*CNInkCartridgeSettings bkcolor: “Both Black and Color”
Save the file and restart your computer.
After finished added setting and restart the computer, open Printer Configuration (System*Administration*Printing) then chose Printer Options tab and confirmed at Ink Cartridge Settings was chosen “color”. Click ‘apply’ and please try to printer test Page.
It is hoped was successful. Bravo Penguin!
Note: for full canonip2200.ppd point your browser to my other blog in another language on http://tuxlaptop.blogspot.com
- http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=563627 this is a translated version of Reinaldo’s post on the openprinting forums. All credit goes to Reinaldo. ( http://forums.linux-foundation.org/read.php?25,1032 ).
- User’s Guide for Print Filter Version 2.60 Canon PIXMA iP2200.
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