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I'm running Lubuntu-14.10-desktop-i386, and the printer install went seamlessly - system-config-printer found my printer on the network and recommended a driver. Unfortunately, that driver, and another I tried, result in a stream of blank pages instead of a test page. There is no specific WF-1110 driver in the current distro; the Epson WorkForce 1100 driver doesn't work (you'd think it would) and the recommended driver Epson WF-7018 Series - CUPS+Gutenprint v5.2.10 does the same blank-pages thing.

I'm not totally sure it's a driver issue (you'd think the WF-1100 driver would do the trick), so I'm wondering if there are other tweaks I should try.

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I solved this, and figure others may benefit. Turns out you can download (from here) the generic Epson Linux driver package, called: epson-inkjet-printer-escpr_1.4.4-1lsb3.2_i386.deb (for my case, a 32-bit Ubuntu distro).

You have to install lsb, then this Debian package.

sudo apt-get install lsb
cd Downloads                       # or wherever the file you downloaded is
sudo dpkg -i epson-inkjet*.deb

After that, the system-config-printer tool finds the driver and you're all set.

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  • Here's the page where you can find the download: download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/search/01/search/searchModule
    – Sam Hokin
    Feb 16 '15 at 18:04
  • Well, this isn't all that great. The printer works, but it prints very very light, and I can't find a way to darken it (including setting saturation to max with the advanced options under Lubuntu). If anyone has a tip on this little detail, I'd appreciate it! (It's essentially unusable with the lightness of printing that happens as a "default dot matrix printer", as I think this driver operates.)
    – Sam Hokin
    Feb 19 '15 at 16:26

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