HP 8700 Cartridge Problem

Asked by David Vincent-Jones

I have, on current Ubuntu, installed HPLIP with the GUI; all of this appears to be fine.
My 3 existing color cartridges (Tri-Color, Photo-Blue and Gray-Photo) all correctly appear in the <Supplies> tab with correct levels.
Under <Print Settings / Quality> I am unable to display my correct cartridge set. All that I can set is (Black + Color Cart.)
Should I be loading some extra ICC profiles ... and where are current profiles located?



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Aaron Albright (albrigha-deactivatedaccount) said :


You want to print using the gray photo pin? Is that the pin set you are missing?


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David Vincent-Jones (davidvj) said :


In the quality setup, HLIP only shows an option for printing with Black + Tri-Color this is basically a 4 color output.

There should be an option for printing with Tri-Color + Blue-Photo + Gray-Photo which would be the full 9 color output.

I notice that all of the cartridges are correctly reported within the system including the correct ink levels but the option/setting for their usage is not shown.

Help would be appreciated;


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Best Raghothama Cauligi (raghothama-cauligi) said :

The printer senses the installed pen sets. Selecting the Black+Color cartridges will still give you the right results. The driver sends RGB data to the printer and the printer firmware does the rest.

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David Vincent-Jones (davidvj) said :

Thank you for the prompt answer ... I will try this and try to ascertain results of the output; if needed I will come back again.