Ubuntu 12.04, evince printing low resolution text on HL3040CN

Asked by Michael McDonald on 2012-05-05

Documents in Libre Office print fine, but converting to pdf and printing from evince to Brother HL-3040CN printer results in a low resolution font (approx 100dpi). Printing to an HP Deskjet 2180 printer is fine. Problem did not occur with earlier versions of Ubuntu.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Did you install the driver from the Brother website?

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Michael McDonald (mikencolleen) said :

Yes, both .deb packages.

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Matthew Welland (matt-kiatoa) said :

I have the same printer and see the same blocky font problem when printing from firefox. I've no idea if it is related but with this release when double clicking on a multi-windowed icon in the button bar on the left the little mini-windows displayed have the same blockly hard to read font. They *used* to be a finer and readable font.

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Ben Schwartzentruber (bits37) said :

Same printer, same problem. Displays fine on screen, but pixely printing. New to 12.04.

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Tijn Boissevain (tijn-boissevain) said :

I have the exact same problem with my Brother DCP-9055CDN. Fresh install (12.04/Precise 64bit). Installed both .deb-packages freshly downloaded from Brother website. Fideling around with the CUPS-settings does not make any difference.

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Tijn Boissevain (tijn-boissevain) said :

Bug #984082 has confirmed the problem and has a solution. An updated cups-filter.

Just installed it (using synaptic, enabling proposed-updates) and now my Brother DCP-9055CDN prints fine!

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