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HP DeskJet 990C
 
Color inkjet printer, max. 2400x1200 dpi, works Perfectly
Recommended Driver: hplip (Home page)
Generic Instructions: CUPS, LPD, LPRng, PPR, PDQ, no spooler
 

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This printer is equipped with a duplex unit, which is not supported by Gimp-Print, but by HP's HPLIP, "cdj970" or "pcl3".

For basic printing functionality use the HPIJS driver . For advanced functionality such as printer status and maintenance features, use the HPLIP driver (which includes HPIJS).

Best output quality reachable with the HPLIP driver, especially the 1200-dpi high resolution mode gives excellent photo quality.

When used with HP's HPLIP driver, this printer auto-detects the paper type and does appropriate dithering and colour adjustment internally, controlled by the hardware. So even when Ghostscript with the HPLIP driver only renders the image with 300 or 600 dpi, the 2400x1200 dpi are used for the internal dithering. So if you insert photo paper, the printer will print in its highest quality, no paper type choice in the driver's options is needed. There is also a special high resolution mode where the image is rendered in 1200 dpi, without paper detection, intended for photo paper only.

Consumables/Refills: Color(CMY), Black

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Drivers

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

Recommended driver:

 
hplip  (driver home page)
 
HP's driver suite for printers and multi-function devices
Supplier: Hewlett-Packard (this printer's manufacturer)
License: MIT/BSD/GPL (free software)
User support:HPLIP support and bug tracking system (voluntary)
Max. rendering resolution: 1200x1200dpi   Color output   Type: CUPS Raster
Text:||||||||||  100Graphics:||||||||||  100System Load:Unknown
Line Art:||||||||||  100Photo:||||||||||  100Speed:||||||||||  70
 

Other drivers:

 
cdj550  (driver home page)
 
This driver is free software.
Type: Ghostscript built-in
Download:PPD file: View PPD, directly download PPD
 

 
cdj970  (driver home page)
 
This driver is obsolete. Recommended replacement driver: hplip
This driver is free software.
Type: Ghostscript built-in
Download:PPD file: View PPD, directly download PPD
 

 
chp2200  (driver home page)
 
This driver published by HP under the GPL (!) sends RGB data to the printer. This makes the printer transferring the data to CMYK by itself and so it gives a colour quality as good as under Windows.
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)
 

 
pcl3  (driver home page)
 
This driver is free software.
Type: Ghostscript built-in
Download:PPD file: View PPD, directly download PPD
 


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