Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 177768
hpijs does not support 1200x1200dpi on DP Deskjet 1280
Last modified: 2009-07-14 13:23:15 EDT
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Description of problem:
1200x1200dpi printing does not work with the hpijs driver.
I am using the one inside hplips 0.9.7 on Fedora Core 3.
It was the same with the hpijs in FC3, though, and the
same version in FC4.
300dpi and 600dpi resolutions work fine and have very
nice colour rendition, but 1200dpi HiRres or Photo mode
smudge the colours badly, so that the effective resolution
is lower than in the 600dpi mode, with prints coming out
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Print at 1200x1200dpi using CUPS
Actual Results: Smudgy picture, inferior to 600x600dpi
Expected Results: Nice photo quality print.
Changing version to fc4: "I am using the one inside hplips 0.9.7 on Fedora Core
3. It was the same with the hpijs in FC3, though, and the same version in FC4."
Please attach the output of 'printconf-tui --Xexport'.
Created attachment 123325 [details]
Output from printconf-tui -Xexport
Ignore the Epson 880 stuff at the start of the printconf-tui.txt file, of course.
Data for the HP DeskJet 1280 is now included in Fedora Core 5 test 2, so
hopefully this issue will be fixed in Fedora Core 5.
Still a problem with Fedora Core 5 Test 3, fully updated to 25/2/2006.
So, it is possible to select 1200dpi and print, but the prints come out all
smudgy and inferior to what you get from selected 600dpi. (hplip/hpijs driver)
Also, gimp only allows printing at 600dpi max, using the gimp driver.
BTW: My FC5 Test 3 is on AMD64.
I have changed the platform to 'All' and the version to fc5test3.
Do you still see the same with FC6, which has a newer version of the hpijs driver?
I have a bang up-to-date FC5 now, but no FC6 yet.
Is the latest hpijs driver readily available for FC5?
I'm afraid not.
Better leave this one open until somebody tries it with >=FC6, I guess.
I will probably try it some time.
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I don't have any FC7 boxes at present. Please would some-one who does check the
1200x1200 support on the HP1280 printer.
Otherwise, I will do it at some point in the future.
Okay. Moving to devel version in the meantime so this doesn't get lost. Leaving
in needinfo state until this can be retested.
Got an FC7 box now.
HP Deskjet 1280 not available from Gimp printer set-up.
Chose 1220C. 1200x1200 dpi not available.
Tried printing from kuickshow.
KDE printing dialogue allowed me to choose 1200x1200 dpi.
Printer appeared to be attempting 1200x1200dpi.
However, output is still rather "muddy" as it was when this bug was originally
raised, I'm afraid.
Maybe this bug should now be assigned to FC7/8?
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Changing version to '8' on the assumption that this bug is still present. Needs
Created attachment 307353 [details]
Here is the print output from the Fedora 9 hpijs driver. Can you try printing
it like this?:
lp -oraw -dHP1280 hpdj1280-f9.prn
I printed it like this on my FC7 box:
lp -oraw -dDeskjet_1280 hpdj1280-f9.prn
The CUPS test page magically appeared, but claiming that the resolution was
300x300dpi. Was that what you intended?
Created attachment 308331 [details]
No, not exactly. ;-)
Please try this one, which should be for 1200x1200.
Well that one came out at 1200x1200.
The 1 degree radial lines look good, but they're only monochrome of course.
The 'color wheel' is obviously at a higher resolution than 300dpi, but looks
rather smudgy, just as my photographs did, and you can see concentric rings of
colour. My Epson C42 renders the colour gradients much more smoothly in comparison.
If you would like me to post you the physical piece of paper so that you can see
for yourself, just email me direct with your postal address ...
I would also say that the black print is very sharp indeed, however it is not
really quite black: It's dark grey (gray).
That was with these settings:
Printout Mode: Normal
Page Size: A4
Double-Sided Printing: Off
Resolution, Quality, Ink Type, Media Type: 1200 dpi, Photo, Black + Color Cartr,
Have you tried using photo quality paper? It sounds like it might just be the
extra ink required for that resolution causing smudging before it dries.
Surely photo quality paper is less absorbent and takes less ink doesn't it?
If not, I'll try it.
It's much less porous, and so the ink doesn't spread. Photo quality paper
requires more ink than normal paper.
Well I have just expended a sheet of my very nice glossy, photo quality, card
adn printed the hpdj1280-f9.prn file ... and it doesn't really look any
different from the copy of plain paper.
There are concentric rings of colour variation on the colour wheel where there
should clearly just a be a nice radial colour gradient .
Once again, I repeat my offer to post to you the hard copy. :D
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