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This looks like a nice printer I came across at a local store. Its the "Kodak 7.1 Hero". I cannot seem to find if this will work on Ubuntu and if drivers are easily obtainable? The official site only says "windows & mac", but I have seen a YouTube video showing the google cloud printing feature working in Ubuntu. The video was in German so I couldnt make sense of it. Ive also check the open printers website and no info there.

Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!

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SourceForge has an interesting project which could be just your saviour...

cups filters and ppd files, and sane backend, for the kodak ESP and Hero all in one printers on linux. Likely to work on all ESP and Hero printers

There is a report here for the v9.1 version of your printer.

The dev's are asking for testers and to report issues - so hopefully they can help if you run into issues.

to install

Download the deb package and install via the syntax

sudo dpkg -i [deb-package-name].deb
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Thank you so much Fossfreedom (once again)! I voted for you! Good Luck! – I Heart Ubuntu Feb 9 '12 at 22:39
... thanks! To be honest - if you havent bought the printer already... personally I would stick with HP or Epson printers. They have much better linux support from the manufacturers themselves. – fossfreedom Feb 9 '12 at 22:46
I do have to agree with you unless Kodak were to start coming out with drivers all of a sudden. Then we would be talking about them a lot more I think. At work we have only HP and they work well with all the Ubuntu computers we have. At home Im stuck with a freebie Canon i2600 and it works fine in 11.10 (miraculously as it was a pain with 10.10). – I Heart Ubuntu Feb 10 '12 at 4:27

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