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[solved] HP LaserJet 1100 driver - image distorted
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PostPosted: Wed 26 Sep 2012, 15:32    Post subject:  [solved] HP LaserJet 1100 driver - image distorted
Subject description: using hpcups 3.12.9 driver solved problem
 

[Update]

Printer Model-
Hewlett Packard - LaserJet 1100

Software-
Pet package hplip_print-3.12.9.pet from http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=59015

The following drivers work-
HP LaserJet 1100, hpcups 3.12.9 (color, 2-sided printing)
HP Deskjet 1120, hpcups 3.12.9 (color, 2-sided printing)


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Here is my experience using the HP Laserjet 1100 with Puppy Linux - Slacko 5.3.1 (printer connected via parallel port), in case anyone has similar problems:

Try 1)
-Add Printer using CUPS driver - HP Laserjet 1100c v5.xx
-Prints, but output is massively enlarged - about x5

Try 2)
-Load Pet hplip_print-3.12.9.pet from http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=59015, giving more driver options
-Add Printer using CUPS driver - HP Laserjet 1100
-Prints at the correct scale, but text characters are completely jumbled

Try 3)
-Pet hplip_print-3.12.9.pet already loaded
-Add Printer using CUPS driver - HP Laserjet 1120/ Deskjet 1120 ??? tbc
-Prints out successfully

strange the wrong driver works?

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PostPosted: Wed 26 Sep 2012, 16:19    Post subject: Re: [Solved] HP LaserJet 1100 driver - image distorted
Subject description: using 1120 driver solved problem
 

darkcity wrote:
-Add Printer using CUPS driver - HP Laserjet 1100c v5.xx

Was this a Gutenprint driver?

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-Add Printer using CUPS driver - HP Laserjet 1100

Was this now an HPLIP driver?

Quote:
-Add Printer using CUPS driver - HP Laserjet 1120

The only reference I can find for this model in HPLIP is the multi-function M1120. Is that what you used?

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strange the wrong driver works?

Your LJ 1100 uses PCL 5e, so it is compatible with many other older HP printers. You probably could have installed it as an HP4.

For example, my Brother laser printer is PCL-compatible. In Slacko, I installed it using the Gutenprint Laserjet 1100 driver. It worked fine. So I'm surprised that it didn't work for you with the actual printer.
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PostPosted: Thu 27 Sep 2012, 08:06    Post subject: Re: [Solved] HP LaserJet 1100 driver - image distorted
Subject description: using 1120 driver solved problem
 

rcrsn51 wrote:
darkcity wrote:
-Add Printer using CUPS driver - HP Laserjet 1100c v5.xx

Was this a Gutenprint driver?


Yes, I was typing from memory full name HP Laserjet 1100 - CUPS+Gutenprint v5.2.7 (en) as comes with Slacko


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-Add Printer using CUPS driver - HP Laserjet 1100

Was this now an HPLIP driver?

Yes

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-Add Printer using CUPS driver - HP Laserjet 1120

The only reference I can find for this model in HPLIP is the multi-function M1120. Is that what you used?

I need to double check this, the printer is a friends house, unless I used DeskJet 1120 ?? Embarassed


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PostPosted: Thu 27 Sep 2012, 08:14    Post subject: Re: [Solved] HP LaserJet 1100 driver - image distorted
Subject description: using 1120 driver solved problem
 

darkcity wrote:
DeskJet 1120

A Deskjet 1120C is PCL 3, so its driver would be compatible.

HP churns out so many models that I'm amazed how they try to support them all with one driver package.

[Edit] Did you originally try to install this as a Deskjet 1100C? That would certainly explain your problem.
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PostPosted: Thu 27 Sep 2012, 08:28    Post subject:  

Thanks for the info, will check which drivers work and which were used next Friday. Its an old printer but at least the ink lasts.

I don't like the new HP photosmart printers as they charge so much for ink - and the printer often won't use it all.

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PostPosted: Thu 27 Sep 2012, 17:06    Post subject:  

@Darkcity

The printer shown in the picture is an HP 1100 MFP. I have been using this printer for past 11-12 years. Its not fast, but, its very capable and functional. I've installed in over a 3-dozen accounts when it first came out. But, never on a Unix/Linix platform.

That being said, @R shares good info. But, please understand, that this printer is NOT an ink-jet printer. It is a laser. I get approx 4-8K pages out of a $35 (CA) cartridge.

Dont use is much anymore as a printer. The last 6-7 years is a networked Lexmark 522 that I got in an eBay steal new. In fact, after the Lexmark/HP/Borothers started the trend, I have NOT installed or guide anyone to purchase anything other than a networked printer because of its obvious benefits in a home/office/dept/enterprise.

Although, I have never connected the 1100 (the pictured printer) to anything other than a Windows PC, if need, I can try to connect to Linux and try to get its scanner function operational.

What say you (anyone)

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PostPosted: Sun 30 Sep 2012, 06:25    Post subject:  

thanks the the tips. the printer in the pic is the closest I could find - though due to the many models HP make it is liable to to different to the one in the pic.

you are right that it is a laserjet, much better pages/dollar Cool

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PostPosted: Thu 18 Oct 2012, 09:30    Post subject:  

It seems the critical thing is to select the hpcups 3.12.9 version of the printer driver

both these drivers work
HP Deskjet 1120, hpcups 3.12.9 (color, 2-sided printing)
HP LaserJet 1100, hpcups 3.12.9 (color, 2-sided printing)

see first post updated. . .

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