Printing to TP printer from photoprint does not work

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broadstairs
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Printing to TP printer from photoprint does not work

Post by broadstairs » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:06 am

I am using Photoprint to try to print to my Canon IP7250 however when the TP printer is selected in Photoprint it does not arrive at TP, there is nothing in the print.log file and the TP Monitor does not start. Photoprint used a command: lp -s -d iP7200series-TurboPrint -oraw but this obviously is not correct. Photoprint does have an option to provide a custom print command. Can you suggest what I might try to get this application working with TP?

Stuart

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Re: Printing to TP printer from photoprint does not work

Post by zedonet » Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:39 am

Hello,

I just tried with Photoprint 0.4.2 under Ubuntu 17.04 and printing worked with TurboPrint.

In your print command line ("lp -s -d ....") the argument "-oraw" seems to be wrong - it will cause the printer driver to be bypassed.
However, I do not see the possibility to specify the print command line in my installation of Photoprint.

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Re: Printing to TP printer from photoprint does not work

Post by broadstairs » Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:26 pm

On my 0.4.2-pre2 go to printer setup and select the dropdown on Printer Queue and there is the option.

Stuart

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Re: Printing to TP printer from photoprint does not work

Post by zedonet » Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:24 am

Okay, I found it. You can either select one of the print queues or use the command

lp -s -d <printername>

(remove "-o raw").

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Re: Printing to TP printer from photoprint does not work

Post by broadstairs » Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:09 am

OK that command does direct the print to the TP printer however it still does not open the TP Print Monitor which is what I wanted to achieve in order to control the printer from there as I have Preview set for all printouts.

Stuart

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Re: Printing to TP printer from photoprint does not work

Post by zedonet » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:33 am

On my Linux system the preview window opens when I print from Potoprint.

Do you get the preview from other applications, e.g. when printing from Libre Office?

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Re: Printing to TP printer from photoprint does not work

Post by broadstairs » Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:37 am

Yes the preview works for all other applications.

Stuart

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