No printout from Inkscape to hp LaserJet M277 dw

Asked by Bo-Göran Carlberg on 2017-03-22

At ordinary print order inside the programme to print out a drawing to hp Color LaserJet Pro MFP M277 dw PCL6 - no response or activity from printer. I have tried new printer driver from hp home page.

Grateful for your help.

Bo-Göran Carlberg

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Best Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #1

Hi Bo-Göran,

this seems to be a known issue:

Does the workaround given at the bottom work for you?

Here's a list of related issues:

You can do 'print to file' or 'export PNG image' and then print from another program, if the workaround doesn't help.

As for the bug reports - you can subscribe yourself to them by setting up a subscription on the right in the sidebar, and also add yourself as an affected user with the 'Affects me, too' button at the top.

Sorry that I cannot help you more,
 Kind Regards,

Bo-Göran Carlberg (bogoran) said : #2

Hi Maren,

Thank you for your help, print out via file and pdf worked, but is of course a little bit awkward and takes time. Final (?) solution for me was to use another printer driver.


Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #3

Glad you got it solved! For others, who might google this question, could you add some info about the driver you switched to?

Bo-Göran Carlberg (bogoran) said : #4

Hi again,

I switched from "HP ColorLaser Jet Pro MFP M277 dw" (working with all printouts except Inkscape so far) to driver "NPIBC 1872 (HP Color LaserJet MFP M277 dw)" printing all requests including Inkscape.


Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #5

Great, thank you, Bo-Göran!

Bo-Göran Carlberg (bogoran) said : #6

Hi again,

Important note to the printer problem "Inkscape versus hp Color LaserJet Pro MFP M277dw"!

The printout doesn't work with the printerdriver defined as "Standard printer"! I have to define one driver and then select another to have a printout. This is not the case, though, if I choose my old hp Photosmart C3190. Remarkable differnce if not.