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I have a Ricoh SP 213w printer, connected to my machine with a cable. I am on Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS 64-bit

When I print PDF, sometimes it works. Sometimes it prints out garbage.

How could I make it consistently print a PDF correctly, rather than garbage (attached)

Example of Garbage

Example of printed garbage

Printer Settings

Printer Settings

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It could be because you are using the Generic PCL 3 printer driver. Try changing that to the Generic PCL 6/PCL XL.

That's the one that's recommended, and I can confirm it works fine for me.

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