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    Default Printer Driver for an Epson Picturemate Charm

    opensuse 13.2

    I recently received a gift of an Epson photo printer, a Picturemate Charm (model pm-225). Sadly there is no CUPS driver for that particular model. I tried the one for the pm-240: nothing printed. I then tried the driver for the pm-215: limited success; the color prints much darker than the original.

    The workaround: modify the image (it starts as a NEF) however I wish, export as a PNG, use Windows to print it.

    Epson has no drivers for linux; all links end in blank pages or 404.

    Can anyone suggest a more suitable driver for that printer model?

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    Default Re: Printer Driver for an Epson Picturemate Charm

    On 3/5/2015 7:16 PM, jimoe666 wrote:
    >
    > opensuse 13.2
    >
    > I recently received a gift of an Epson photo printer, a Picturemate
    > Charm (model pm-225). Sadly there is no CUPS driver for that particular
    > model. I tried the one for the pm-240: nothing printed. I then tried the
    > driver for the pm-215: limited success; the color prints much darker
    > than the original.
    >
    > The workaround: modify the image (it starts as a NEF) however I wish,
    > export as a PNG, use Windows to print it.
    >
    > Epson has no drivers for linux; all links end in blank pages or 404.
    >
    > Can anyone suggest a more suitable driver for that printer model?
    >
    >

    jimoe666;

    Openprinting.org asserts that the epson-escpr driver should work well for a PM-225. See:
    http://www.openprinting.org/printer/...ureMate_PM_225

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    Default Re: Printer Driver for an Epson Picturemate Charm

    Openprinting.org asserts that the epson-escpr driver should work well for a PM-225.
    Indeed it does. Thank you.
    It was not without a quirk: I had to boot to get the printer to print the whole image; it was only printing a small portion of it after the initial installation.

    --OT--
    I have noticed this:The computer really should be booted after updates; otherwise erratic behavior may result. As recently as a year ago this was not necessary. No longer; after my weekly updates, re-boot!
    --/OT--

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