I am running ubuntu 16.04 on an Acer 64bit laptop. I have followed all installation procedures from the support website from Epson and from Ubuntu support and have failed to install the Epson ET-3600 Eco-Tank driver.

I downloaded all drivers available for this unit for Linux a none of them seems to work. I managed to install the printer, but the following error appears when I try to print a test page.

There was an error during the CUPS operation: 'client-error-document-format-not-supported'.

Any help with this issue is highly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

I started the installation of the core package and three drivers with the package manager.

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    Please indicate which instructions you followed, which drivers you downloaded and exactly which commands you typed. Please edit your question above and add the new information up there. Don't reply to this comment or write in the Answer space. – user68186 Feb 1 '18 at 18:25
  • so if I was doing this, I would start here download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/search/01/search/?OSC=LX at the linux portal; for Epson; and when I do that, Epson don't seem to offer a printer driver for this device; they do offer one for the ET-2000series, ET-4000 and the ET-7000series; however the good folks at Turboprint DO have a driver zedonet.com/… and they offer a very high-quality product; they ask for a contribution, so they can put food on the table but you will buy a very high quality product that should work well – pdc Feb 2 '18 at 2:22
  • I think this thread needs a PRINTING label attached to it; I guess that is forum moderators that do this; the printer is the ET-3600 Eco-Tank from Epson – pdc Feb 2 '18 at 2:25

I found that using the Epson ET-2600 driver works for printing on the ET-3600.


Search for ET-2600, linux. Download the driver, not the driver utility. Install the deb for your arch. Connect the USB cable, add printer dialog, select epson, then et-2600 through cups. Works a treat.

  • This didn't work for me. When I tried to print the printer just made a bunch of noise forever with what sounded like spooling without actually printing anything. – stuckj Jan 27 at 4:36
  • Wow, weird. Correction. It did that for the first thing I printed and then started to work fine thereafter for other stuff I printed. Well...I'm not gonna complain. :) – stuckj Jan 27 at 4:37

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