Thursday, January 3, 2008

More Options For Pixma 1800 Series

I found this page for more options on Pixma 1800 series (mine is 1880 which uses the same driver). By adding and changing some options on /usr/share/cups/model/canonip1800.ppd, you can have more options that you can get if you don't modify the file. By the way, here's what i add on the file:

*OpenUI *CNQuality/Quality: PickOne
*DefaultCNQuality: 5
*CNQuality 2/High: "2"
*CNQuality 3/Normal: "3"
*CNQuality 4/Standard: "4"
*CNQuality 5/Economy: "5"
*CloseUI: *CNQuality

Adding this option will add Quality dialog which can be used to set your printing quality (in Windows, you will find this as Best, Normal, and Fast Draft). I set the default to Economy, so my ink will not be wasted too much for something that doesn't need to be printed at best quality.

Please note that you must remove your printer instance and re-add your printer to the system via CUPS's web administration interface before you can get this options.