Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Anyone managed to install this printer? I'd be grateful for any help!

share|improve this question
    
I spoke to Epson and they have confirmed that they don't support linux OS what-so-ever. Got a dead C1600 and it's back to Windows. –  user103342 Oct 31 '12 at 8:46
add comment

2 Answers

up vote 1 down vote accepted

I work with Ubuntu 10.10 and initialized my printer Epson aculaser C1600 with the driver of konica minolta magicolor 1600w:

system->system managment(administation)->printer.

Then ads your Epson printer, then select the driver Komica Minolta and the look for Magicolor 1600w.

After then you print the testing page. Be a little patient. If the page is printed in gray and black, then change the printing option fom "monochrome" to "Color - Best Compromise".

Much fun!

share|improve this answer
    
great! I was about to sell the printer! Danke Sehr! –  ceminino Apr 11 '11 at 6:55
    
Thank you for solution. It works (10.10). The only issue I noticed was a PDF printing from Evince. Epson makes 2 pages then yellow indicator start blinking. When I press "Clear" button, Epson print another 2 pages and so on. From LibreOffice everything works fine ! –  Vincenzo Jul 21 '11 at 15:29
add comment

This may or may not help, but this thread suggests that manually installing it as a HP LaserJet 4 will make it work. I assume they meant to install through the hplip drivers. Just manually specify the driver in the printer dialogue.

I'll be honest, I've no idea what the guts of this machine really are compatible but it's worth a punt.

share|improve this answer
    
unfortunately it's for the Actionlaser 1600, a much older model... I also found the thread, it didn't work :/ –  ceminino Mar 24 '11 at 17:27
    
the guys from avasys.jp who make the linux drivers of epson just confirmed to me that they won't be drivers for this model. Don't buy the aculaser C1600! –  ceminino Apr 4 '11 at 9:07
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.