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Lexmark Z32
 
Color inkjet printer, max. 1200x1200 dpi, works Partially
Recommended Driver: lxm3200-tweaked (Home page, View PPD, directly download PPD)
Generic Instructions: CUPS, LPD, LPRng, PPR, PDQ, no spooler
 

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Contrib URL: http://drivers.lexmark.com/drivers.nsf/printer+driver/D24884EA9A4F28EA8525698A004C48AA?OpenDocument

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Prints with the lxm3200 driver in all resolutions, but only in bidirectional mode, colours off (I think it is a Ghostscript problem), 300 dpi too light, 600 too dark, 1200 flooded with ink.

This printer is really slow and somewhat flimsy. It is capable of fairly good output, though.

Lexmark provides a Linux/x86 binary-only driver for this printer. I have this printer and a beta of the driver; the combo works fairly well. But don't buy the thing because of this; buy a printer that works with proper free software.

To obtain the driver simply follow the "Drivers" link on the home page. Lexmark's driver does not work with Debian Woody using alien, and it indeed isn't listed as supported.

    galaxie:~# lexmarkz32
    lexmarkz32: Symbol `__ti7VDKForm' has different size in shared object, consider re-linking
    lexmarkz32: error while loading shared libraries: lexmarkz32: undefined symbol: __7VDKFormP14VDKApplicationPci13GtkWindowType
    

...bummer. It works against Debian potato and Helix Gnome; that library error probably stems from a mismatch between the expected Gtk library (the gui is built using vdk, a c++ wrapper thing, I guess) and whatever you've got. I would expect the z32 binary to still work. Then you can print with all spoolers using the Lexmark Foomatic Kit mentioned below.

The drivers issued by Lexmark do not contain any CUPS or PDQ configuration file, so use them either with LPD or with my Lexmark Foomatic Kit. Download it, uncompress it, and follow the instructions of its README file. Due to having access to all options of the driver it leads even to a better printout quality than the Lexmark driver with its original configuration software.

Consumables/Refills: Color, Black (or Photo instead of Black) Separate. $28.91@inkfar

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Drivers

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

Recommended driver:

 
lxm3200-tweaked  (driver home page)
 
You have to turn off and on the printer after the job has finished. For black text printing this driver is usable on the Z22/Z32.
This driver is free software.
Type: Ghostscript built-in
Download:PPD file: View PPD, directly download PPD
 

Other drivers:

 
lxm3200  (driver home page)
 
This driver is obsolete. Recommended replacement driver: lxm3200-tweaked
You have to turn off and on the printer after the job has finished. For black text printing this driver is usable on the Z22/Z32.
This driver is free software.
Type: Ghostscript built-in
Download:PPD file: View PPD, directly download PPD
 


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