Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 114698
Epson c63/c64/c83/c84 Paper Alignment Wrong in gimp-print-4.2.6
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:35 EST
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Description of problem:
In the most recent gimp-print stable release, 4.2.6, support for the
Epson C63/C64/C83/C84 was added. Unfortunately, there is a paper
alignment bug for these printers. More unfortuately, I own a C84, as
do many others. These are currently the available non-photo printers
from Epson, and so are quite popular.
Robert Krawitz, the maintainer of gimp-print, has proposed an
emergency fix which disables the full-bleed support of these printers,
but restores proper alignment (a true fix will appear in 4.2.7, and
5.0.0-alpha1 is not affected):
To quote he says:
If you want an emergency fix, search src/main/print-escp2-data.c and
search for"C84" or "C64" respectively (these are the last two entries
in the file), and change MODEL_XZEROMARGIN_YES to
MODEL_XZEROMARGIN_NO. This will, of course, work only for people who
are building from source.
Any distribution vendors who are reading this, I urge you to make this
change. This will disable full-bleed printing for these printers. The
actual fix will be a bit different; we'll change the zero margin offset.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Print CUPS test page with Epson C84 and gimp-print-4.2.6
Actual Results: The page isn't aligned correctly. The left margin is
about 1cm off
Expected Results: A perfect print!
Fixed in 4.2.6-4 -- thanks.