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Epson EPL-5900 PS3
 
Black & White laser printer, max. 1200x1200 dpi, works Perfectly
Recommended Driver: Postscript-Epson (Home page, View PPD, directly download PPD, Driver packages: All architectures: 20130226 (RPM for LSB 3.2) (Signed), 20130226 (DEB for LSB 3.2) (Signed) (How to install))
Generic Instructions: CUPS, LPD, LPRng, PPR, PDQ, no spooler
 

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Printer supports PJL.
Printer supports direct text printing with the 'us-ascii' charset.

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PostScript version of the Epson EPL-5900

Epson provides a free (LGPL) driver for this printer. With this the printer should work to its full extent.

Unfortunately, Epson's "eplaser" driver (or perhaps the printer's firmware) is somewhat buggy. It prints most documents, but images converted to PostScript with "convert" or by the built-in filters of CUPS leads often to incorrect printouts (stretched by a factor of 3 or 4 in horizontal direction). So it is recommended to use this printer in PostScript mode, uncompressed PPD files are on the CD delivered with the PostScript module, use the PPD files for Windows NT 4.0, they should work with all spoolers/applications under free OS.

Further tests with the "pxlmono" driver did not show this problem. The printer works perfectly in 1200 dpi with this driver, only full-page photos take very long to be rendered.

Consumables/Refills: toner cartridge, drum cartridge

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Drivers

The following driver(s) are known to drive this printer:

Recommended driver:

 
Postscript-Epson  (driver home page)
 
Manufacturer-supplied PPD files for Epson's PostScript printers
Supplier: Epson (this printer's manufacturer)
License: MIT (free software, show license text)
Color output   Type: PostScript
Text:||||||||||  100Graphics:||||||||||  100System Load:Unknown
Line Art:||||||||||  100Photo:||||||||||  100Speed:Unknown
Download:Driver packages: All architectures: 20130226 (RPM for LSB 3.2) (Signed), 20130226 (DEB for LSB 3.2) (Signed) (How to install)
PPD file: View PPD, directly download PPD
 

Other drivers:

 
eplaser  (driver home page)
 
This driver is free software.
Type: Ghostscript built-in
Download:PPD file: View PPD, directly download PPD
 

 
gimp-print  (driver home page)
 
This driver is obsolete. Recommended replacement driver: gutenprint
This driver is free software.
Type: CUPS Raster
 

 
gutenprint  (driver home page)
 
Top Quality Printer Drivers for inkjets, dye sublimation printers, and PCL lasers
Supplier: Gutenprint project
License: GPL (free software)
User support:Gutenprint mailing list at SourceForge (voluntary)
Color output   Type: CUPS Raster
Text:||||||||||  90Graphics:||||||||||  100System Load:Unknown
Line Art:||||||||||  90Photo:||||||||||  100Speed:||||||||||  60
Download:Driver packages: x86 32 bit: 5.2.7 (RPM for LSB 3.2) (Signed), 5.2.7 (DEB for LSB 3.2) (Signed), 5.0.1 (RPM for LSB 3.1) (Signed), 5.0.1 (DEB for LSB 3.1) (Signed), x86 64 bit: 5.2.7 (RPM for LSB 3.2) (Signed), 5.2.7 (DEB for LSB 3.2) (Signed), 5.0.1 (RPM for LSB 3.1) (Signed), 5.0.1 (DEB for LSB 3.1) (Signed) (How to install)
 

 
hpijs-pcl5e  (driver home page)
 
HP's HPIJS driver - PPDs for compatible PCL-5e-based non-HP laser printers
Supplier: Hewlett-Packard
License: BSD (free software)
User support:HPLIP support and bug tracking system (voluntary)
Max. rendering resolution: 600x600dpi   Only monochrome output   Type: IJS
Text:||||||||||  100Graphics:||||||||||  100System Load:Unknown
Line Art:||||||||||  100Photo:||||||||||  100Speed:||||||||||  70
Download:PPD file: View PPD, directly download PPD
 

 
lj4dith  (driver home page)
 
This driver is free software.
Type: Ghostscript built-in
Download:PPD file: View PPD, directly download PPD
 

 
lj5gray  (driver home page)
 
This driver is free software.
Type: Ghostscript built-in
Download:PPD file: View PPD, directly download PPD
 

 
ljet4  (driver home page)
 
Built-in Ghostscript driver for PCL 5e laser printers
Supplier: GPL Ghostscript
License: GPL (free software)
User support:OpenPrinting forums (voluntary)
Max. rendering resolution: 600x600dpi   Only monochrome output   Type: Ghostscript built-in
Text:||||||||||  90Graphics:||||||||||  60System Load:Unknown
Line Art:||||||||||  90Photo:||||||||||  30Speed:||||||||||  90
Download:PPD file: View PPD, directly download PPD
 

 
Postscript  (driver home page)
 
This driver is free software.
Type: PostScript
Download:PPD file: View PPD, directly download PPD
 

 
pxlmono  (driver home page)
 
This driver is free software.
Type: Ghostscript built-in
Download:PPD file: View PPD, directly download PPD
 


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