|Color inkjet printer, max. 4800x1200 dpi, works Perfectly|
|Recommended Driver: hplip (Home page)|
|Generic Instructions: CUPS, LPD, LPRng, PPR, PDQ, no spooler|
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Printer supports direct text printing with the 'us-ascii' charset.
Multi-function device: Printing, scanning, copying, fax, photo card access.
To get all functionality of this printer working under Linux, especially also the non-printing features, like scanning, printer status, maintenance, and photo download from memory cards, use the HPLIP driver package from HP.
The best printout quality you will get with the HPLIP driver, provided by HP (compatible to the HP DeskJet 990C), especially the 1200-dpi high resolution mode gives excellent photo quality (the rendered bitmap is 1200x1200 dpi, but the printer hardware does an interpolation then and prints with the printer's highest resolution). Also the Gimp-Print driver is reported to work (Model setting: "pcl-900").
When used with HP's HPLIP driver, this printer auto-detects the paper type and ink cartridge type and does appropriate dithering and colour adjustment internally, controlled by the hardware. So when Ghostscript with the HPLIP driver only renders the image with 300 or 600 dpi, higher resolutions are used for the internal dithering. So if you insert photo paper, the printer will print in photo 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 and interpolated to 4800x1200 dpi by the hardware, without paper detection, intended for photo paper only.
Border-less (full bleed) printing on paper sizes up to Oufuku-Hagaki is supported with the HPLIP driver.
In addition this device copies, faxes and prints photos directly from CompactFlash, SmartMedia, and Memory Stick, but these functions are currently only controllable by the front panel, not by the PC. To choose photos from your memory card, the machine makes an index sheet with thumbnails of all photos and you can mark which photos you want to print and how they should get printed with a pen on the sheet and then you scan the sheet to execute the printing job.
Consumables/Refills: One Color(CMY) + one Black(K) or Photo (cmK)
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The following driver(s) are known to drive this printer:
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:|||||||||||| 100||Graphics:|||||||||||| 100||System Load:||Unknown|
|Line Art:|||||||||||| 100||Photo:|||||||||||| 100||Speed:|||||||||||| 70|
|This driver is obsolete. Recommended replacement driver: gutenprint|
|This driver is free software.|
|Type: CUPS Raster|
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:|||||||||||| 90||Graphics:|||||||||||| 100||System Load:||Unknown|
|Line Art:|||||||||||| 90||Photo:|||||||||||| 100||Speed:|||||||||||| 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)|