I used CUPS (*) 1.3.7 with my OpenSuSE 11.0 + Gnome system to install a USB-connected Epson Stylus C59 printer. The test page does not print completely correctly, as it has done for other model of Epson printers which I have added. The color segments in the color wheel are a long way out of position, but the rest of the page is OK.
Is this a printer driver problem or is it likely to be hardware related?
During the installation process I had a choice of driver:
C50 + GutenPrint version x.y
C50 + GutenPrint version x.y (simplified)
C60 + GutenPrint version x.y
C60 + GutenPrint version x.y (simplified)
Note that there is no driver explicitly for the C59. I used the C50 instead.
What does (simplified) mean in practice?
(*) CUPS is a seriously good application, isn’t it?
Out of idle curiosity I did a Google search on “CUPS printer driver Epson Stylus C59”. The first hit had a lot of useful links and/or information. One key piece of advice was to set the printer up as an Epson C63, C65 or CX3700.
I chose the C65 simplified driver. The test page printed perfectly.