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    Brother printer HL-2270DW PPD file

    I got this printer working on fedora 28 x64 by using the wrong ppd file: HL-2250DN, rather than HL2270DW.ppd that is part of the printer's Brother installation process. This sounds like a Brother issue, but I post this here as it may be helpful.

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    Re: Brother printer HL-2270DW PPD file

    I own the same printer model. I am delighted with it.
    The logic for a whole series of Brother models is identical. From my experience, the best driver that Gnome chooses is the 2250DN.
    Print the test page and if not happy, choose another driver. I use the same driver with the Tumbleweed Linux distribution. (I dual boot between Fedora 28 and the other.)
    Leslie in Montreal

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    Re: Brother printer HL-2270DW PPD file

    Quote Originally Posted by normvcr
    I got this printer working on fedora 28 x64 by using the wrong ppd file: HL-2250DN, rather than HL2270DW.ppd that is part of the printer's Brother installation process. This sounds like a Brother issue, but I post this here as it may be helpful.
    It is not unusual for differently versioned drivers to work for different printers of the same brand and type. I've had this experience with Canon and HP printers, and in several instances of both brands it was an "other version" driver that worked the printer more functionally. In particular the "other version" drivers produced darker more precise printed text which was more desirable in my case. The fainter print which was produced by the "same version" driver was probably more efficient in terms of ink, and I probably could have adjusted the darkness of the font, but by default, the other versions worked better for me so that's what I used, and still do.

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    Re: Brother printer HL-2270DW PPD file


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