[Scribus] printing problem

Gregory Pittman gpittman
Thu Dec 20 13:27:36 CET 2007

Mo Awkati wrote:
> Hi
> I am new to the list. I have searched the archives but could not find 
> a similar problem to mine, I have also checked the documentation and 
> wiki, unless I missed it for which I apologise.
> I am using Ubuntu 7.10 and Epson Stylus C66 with the latest Cups and 
> GIMP drivers. Whenever I print from Scribus I just get a black print 
> right across the page. I tried various setting on the printer options 
> but no luck until I messed about a bit with the brightness, Contrast 
> and Saturation but the results are very poor indeed. I am having to 
> PDF before I can print reasonable documents. The printer works 
> perfectly with all other applications.
> I have listed below the setting as they are now. Could someone point 
> me in the right direction please.
If you can print from other apps, the settings are not the issue. You 
don't say what Scribus version you are using.

Hopefully you have a recent Ghostscript.
Try checking Alternative Print Command in the Print dialog, then putting 
in the box below something like
lp -dprintername
lpr -Pprintername

where printername is the name you assigned to your printer.

If that doesn't work, try printing to a PS file (in Print Destination 
look for File) and see if you can view that to make sure Scribus is 
generating a good PS file for printing.


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