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Date:      Wed, 8 Feb 2012 01:59:26 -0600 (CST)
From:      Robert Bonomi <bonomi@mail.r-bonomi.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Debug Brother MFC-9560CDW failure to print
Message-ID:  <201202080759.q187xQF0069596@mail.r-bonomi.com>
In-Reply-To: <4F32262C.2050009@herveybayaustralia.com.au>

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> From owner-freebsd-questions@freebsd.org  Wed Feb  8 01:46:35 2012
> Date: Wed, 08 Feb 2012 17:37:16 +1000
> From: Da Rock <freebsd-questions@herveybayaustralia.com.au>
> To: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: Debug Brother MFC-9560CDW failure to print
>
> On 02/08/12 17:30, Da Rock wrote:
> > On 02/08/12 17:24, Robert Bonomi wrote:
> >>> Cc:
> >>> Subject: Re: Debug Brother MFC-9560CDW failure to print
> >>>
> >>> On 02/08/12 03:33, Jerry wrote:
> >>>> On Tue, 07 Feb 2012 11:57:26 +1000
> >>>> Da Rock articulated:
> >>>>
> >>>>> Just noticed something: have you specifically got a postscript module
> >>>>> in your printer? Because that is what it is sending your printer...
> >>>>>
> >>>>> I only just found that in the logs :)
> >>>> I have used every PPD file I could find; both those supplied by CUPS
> >>>> and those found on the NET. It doesn't make any difference. I can only
> >>>> get a page printed if I use the LPR option, otherwise only a blank 
> >>>> page
> >>>> is ejected. By the way, if I use a B&W PPD instead of the color laser
> >>>> one, a B&W document is printed when I use the LPR option; 
> >>>> therefore, it
> >>>> is apparent that something is actually using that PPD.
> >>>>
> >>>> If you search, you will find that there are numerous reports of
> >>>> problems with blank pages and the CUPS 1.5.0 version. Those that I 
> >>>> have
> >>>> personally checked are usually also associated with FreeBSD, which
> >>>> leads me to believe it is a local phenomenon. Luckily, I can print
> >>>> through Windows, so I am not stuck with this BS.
> >>>>
> >>>> By the way, the test page printed is the one that is supplied with 
> >>>> CUPS.
> >>>> Interestingly, it prints its own page but not one feed to it. Go
> >>>> figure ...
> >>>    From what I see right now, you're printing ps to a non ps 
> >>> printer. So
> >>> I'm a little surprised that you get a test page that way.
> >> Strange.  When I check the specs for that printer, it says it it has
> >> following printer-language support: "PCL6,BR-Script3"
> >>
> >> "BR-Script3" Is Brother's implementation of PostScript -- thus not 
> >> having
> >> to py Adobe's licensing fees for the "genuine" interpreter.
> > Interesting. I haven't heard that before. That said, it would take 
> > more than a simple name change to beat off the blood-sucking 
> > lawyers... so just how close to postscript is it? And how perfectly 
> > does cups interpret it as well?
> A quick glance at wikipedia doesn't show the 9560 as compatible to ps 2 or 3

*sigh*  "Yet another reason" why Wikipedia should not be used/trusted, when
authoritative sources -- like Manufacturer specifications -- are available.

See:
 <http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public_s/id/us/us/en/colorlasermfc/mfc9560cdw_us/spec/index.html>;

scroll down to the 'Printer' section.  Check out the 'Emulation' line-item.
Notice also the 'Direct Print' item, where the printer can also _directly_
handle 'PDF 1.7' documents.



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