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Old 2nd March 2005, 08:48 PM
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Question Canon Printer anyone???

I have a Canon i560 printer that I use with my Windows PC that I would LOVE to hook up to the FC3 server I have been working on and just use it through the network. I know Canon support is limited at best, but does anyone know of a way to get it to work, or of some places I can try to ask other people? I have an old POS Epson hooked up to it right now, and I would like to use the Canon instead if at all possible.

As always, any help is much appreciated.
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Old 2nd March 2005, 08:59 PM
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there is no "real" printing-driver for linux because your printer does not support any psotscript. BUT there is a commercial product which provides the needed drivers called turboprint (just google). Well, this may cost some money but it works. I don't know of any other solution.
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Old 2nd March 2005, 09:04 PM
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I have a cannon bjc3000 that works since fc1 to fc3 and also in mandrake. You also need samba to share your printer and if you have a router this may help you.
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Old 2nd March 2005, 09:12 PM
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Well, the problem is canon and canon printers since they need special "drivers" because they do not comply to a standard which makes it hard to write any driver. If your canon printer works - great and you have been lucky that someone actually wrote the needed stuff.
imdeemvd is right, you still need a working samba to share your printer.
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Old 3rd March 2005, 06:03 PM
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Cannon i560

I was trying to get an mp390 cannon setup and a gentleman named ed wilts directed me to the turbo print drivers they are a comercial set and available in a test only free demo that puts thier logo on everything you print but to purchase them i think was like $40. and the i 560 is listed in their hardware list. they worked quite well for my friend.
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Old 5th March 2005, 06:18 PM
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Yes, we all know that the majority of the Hardware manufacturers are living in a world in which they all wear rose colored glasses. In this dream world there is only Windows. However, there is hope for you.

I have a Canon i850 printer. When I first started using Fedora I too went on a quest for a drive and I found it. The answer is Turboprint.


Turboprint is a printer driver system for Linux that supports many Brother, Canon, Epson and HP printers. The cost is around fourty US dollars.
I have been using Turboprint for over a year. You can download a free demo copy to see how it works with your printer. If you like it and you want to get full use you will need to buy a license key. I have noticed one problem with
Turboprint after some of the most recent Kernal updates. The turboprint driver does not always get loaded after Fedora core 3 boots and the desktop comes up. Sometimes I have to run the xtpsetup program (as root from a terminal window) to start the driver. However, this is a minor inconveince.

I hope this helps you.
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Old 17th June 2006, 08:31 AM
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Canon MP 390 prints ok with bjc 800 driver in fc5
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Old 17th June 2006, 12:16 PM
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I can also testify to TurboPrint. Works great on with Canon PIXMA iP2000. Have used it with CentOS 4, FC4, FC5 and Ubuntu.
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Old 17th June 2006, 05:13 PM
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I have a Canon i965 and I've been trialing the turboprint drivers and they seem to work very well for what I need at the moment.

Has anyone got CD label printing yet? I saw some links using Gimp and a template to print on the CD but haven't tried it yet. The bundled windows app is called "CD Label Print" from Canon.
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