What printer for MorphOS ?
  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    Amigaharry2
    Posts: 1224 from 2010/1/6
    From: EU-Austria (Wien)
    Every Postscript- and PCL5/6 capable printer! (these are in most cases Laserprinter)
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  • MorphOS Developer
    geit
    Posts: 1031 from 2004/9/23
    I have a MFC-L2700DN and it supports PCL.

    I just use the standard LaserJet4 driver and it works out of the box.

    Just added the ip to netprinter settings. The ip can be retrieved from the router.

    [ Edited by geit 12.11.2023 - 02:22 ]
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    NewSense
    Posts: 1475 from 2012/11/10
    From: Manchester, UK/GB
    Quote:

    Papiosaur wrote:The printer is a Brother MFC-L2710DN. I will try BR2700_2_GPL.ppd
    @ Papiosaur- from what I see on the Brother website for this printer's specifications it only has the below capabilities (emulation):

    Emulation - (DCP-L2550DN/MFC-L2730DW/MFC-L2750DW), PCL6, BR-Script3, PDF Version 1.7

    Which means I don't see PostScript capability, unless the BR-Script3 is a replacement for PostScript, though I doubt that, but it could mean a BRother printer specific version of PostScript3 that they have developed. If you can establish if it is PostScript capable then you would be able to use a PPD printer driver, but you had better make sure it is PostScript capable to ensure it will work, or you would probably have to use the TurboPrint (PS) or GhostScript (GS) capability with MorphOS. 8-D
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Papiosaur
    Posts: 2042 from 2003/4/10
    From: France
    @Geit: Thanks for your help, it's the "HP_LaserJet4" driver in "Printer" prefs?

    @NewSense: if it work, i will say you ;-)
    I have found this : "PCL 4, 5, 6 and/or BR-Script Brother (PostScript language emulation)"



    A driver to scan with Scandal will be welcome :-D

    [EDIT] i have an error message: Impossible to connect to socket 192.168.1.36:9100
    Connection timed out.

    I'm in DHCP, maybe i must be in IP static?
    MorphOS and the printer are connected to an Ethernet hub.

    Any ideas please?
    Thanks for your help!
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 12074 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    > unless the BR-Script3 is a replacement for PostScript,
    > though I doubt that, but it could mean a BRother printer
    > specific version of PostScript3 that they have developed.

    It indeed is. BR-Script is the name of Brother's own PostScript implementation and should be compatible with standard PostScript drivers. So it could be worth using MorphOS' new printing system with a compatible PPD file to make a BR-Script3-capable printer work with MorphOS. With a printer also compatible with PCL5, this could even work in case BR-Script isn't sufficiently compatible, namely using the new printing system's PCL5 driver.

    > or you would probably have to use the TurboPrint (PS)
    > or GhostScript (GS) capability

    For printing PostScript data to a non-PostScript (but PCL-capable) printer via TurboPrint, using GhostScript is a hard requirement. TurboPrint creates the PS: device only in conjunction with GhostScript.
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    Amigaharry2
    Posts: 1224 from 2010/1/6
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    It makes absolute sense to give a static IP to your printer (defined in router or printer). I f you use netprinter.device (what i guess), it's only useable with static IP.
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Papiosaur
    Posts: 2042 from 2003/4/10
    From: France
    Quote:

    Amigaharry2 a écrit :
    It makes absolute sense to give a static IP to your printer (defined in router or printer). If you use netprinter.device (what i guess), it's only useable with static IP.



    Yes, you have right.

    My printer has this IP: 192.168.1.36
    My MorphOS has this IP: 192.168.1.10

    It will be fine to have a tool to detect the printer in the network and download the corresponding PPD file :-D

    No print for the moment... i have tried many solutions but don't work :-(
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    Amigaharry2
    Posts: 1224 from 2010/1/6
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    Found data of MFC-L2710DW - seems very close to yours:
    These printers does'nt support Postcript nor PCL or anything else of normaly used emulations - this seems to be a GDI-Pinter. In that case you can forgit it for MorphOS!

    Should be detailed in your user-manual.


    [ Editiert durch Amigaharry2 12.11.2023 - 19:45 ]
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    polluks
    Posts: 779 from 2007/10/23
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    Quote:

    Amigaharry2 schrieb:
    Found data of MFC-L2710DW - seems very close to yours:
    These printers does'nt support Postcript nor PCL or anything else of normaly used emulations - this seems to be a GDI-Pinter. In that case you can forgit it for MorphOS!


    The L2710DW uses also BR-Script, see printer driver.
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 12074 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    > Found data of MFC-L2710DW - seems very close to yours:
    > These printers does'nt support Postcript nor PCL or anything
    > else of normaly used emulations - this seems to be a GDI-Pinter.

    Yes, according to the user manual (and also what's quoted in comment #6), of this printer family, only DCP-L2550DN, MFC-L2730DW and MFC-L2750DW support the quoted languages.
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 12074 from 2003/5/22
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    > The L2710DW uses also BR-Script, see printer driver.

    Note: "Not all features are available for all products"

    And indeed, opening "Content" below the table lacks mention of BR-Script driver.
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    Amigaharry2
    Posts: 1224 from 2010/1/6
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    For my understanding BR-Script is a "subset" of PS - it does'nt provide all PS-features (but perhaps additionally other features, which PS does'nt have).

    I tried also to print with a Brother in past, which has this "BR-Script" feature, but I don't had success. If it prints, it prints only raw-data or crab (MorphOS).

    It seems that a seperate driver is needed - PS, as we know it form our Programs, won't work...... (or have to be post-processed to make it compatible - i don't know).

    What I've seen: This printer supports direct pdf-printing. This may help for programms, which provides a pdf-safe support (like Pagestream, VPDF, etc.)
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 12074 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    > Drivers for some Brother printers are here:
    > i need to add it to next morphos iso :)

    Yes, as with MorphOS 3.15+ ;-)
    brl2710.ppd could work with Papiosaur's MFC-L2710DN.
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    Amigaharry2
    Posts: 1224 from 2010/1/6
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    Wow - thats cool! I'll also try it again with the Brother...
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  • »14.11.23 - 08:59
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    NewSense
    Posts: 1475 from 2012/11/10
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    The Brother family of printers has always previously been an 'estranged' member of the Amiga printer family, but that is so cool that a new member of the printing family for the Amiga (girlfriend) now has a new Brother ! 8-D
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    Amigaharry2
    Posts: 1224 from 2010/1/6
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    Guess this is a GDI-Printer! (-> Language is PCLmS, UMF, PWG)
    Don't think that there will be any luck, to get that working under MorphOS - or Zukow let's happen a miracle.
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  • »28.02.24 - 19:53
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