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Tested

Printers have been tested on a currently supported version of Ubuntu.

Make

Model

PPD/Driver

Supported

Works?

Ubuntu Version

Comments

Last Updated

Epson

AcuLaser CX11NF

cups/external

No

Yes

v8.04.3 (Hardy) x86

see question #48722 to make printer working (marco.pallotta@gmail.com)

2009-Feb-12

Epson

AcuLaser CX11NF

cups/external

No

Yes

v8.04.3 (Hardy) x86_64

sudo apt-get install build-essential libcupsys2-dev ia32-libs -> download the driver from Avasys website -> unpack the archive into a directory -> cd into previous directory -> sudo ./configure; sudo make install -> sudo aa-complain cupsd -> install the printer via gnome system-config-printer tool (marco.pallotta@gmail.com)

2009-Feb-12

Epson

AcuLaser CX11NF

cups/external

No

Yes

v11.10 (Oneiric) 64-bit

See Ubuntu Forums thread (slightly different than directions for previous versions of Ubuntu)

2011-Nov-27

Epson

Stylus C45

CUPS+Gutenprint v5.2.5 Simplified

Yes

Yes

10.04 (Lucid) x86

Auto-detect and install, works out of box. One caveat: Built-in ink/toner levels are not reported or not working (System > Administration > Printing > Printer's properties > Ink/Toner levels); use inkblot instead

2010-Jun-21

Epson

Stylus C86

Gutenprint

Yes

Yes

v8.04 (Hardy)

works perfect incl. Epson utilities

2009-sept-04

Epson

Stylus C120

Gutenprint 5.2.9

Yes

Yes

v12.10 (Quantal)

Ink levels are not reported in Properties, and I could not find a GUI utility in the official repos that works with the C120. Mtink did not work.

2013-Mar-14

Epson

Stylus CX3200

??

No

Yes

v8.04.3 (Hardy), v9.04 (Jaunty)

Works out of the box!

2009-Aug-02

Epson

Stylus CX3700

CUPS+Gutenprint v5.0.2 Simplified

No

Yes

v8.04.3 (Hardy)

Printing works out of the box since at least 6.06 (Dapper) but scanning before 7.10? needs details from lsusb added to /etc/sane.d/epson.conf.

2008-Apr-28

Epson

Stylus CX5400

gutenprint

Yes

Yes

v11.04 (Natty Narwhal)

Works out of the box, both scanner and printer are detected correctly.

2011-Aug-21

Epson

Stylus CX5500

gutenprint

Yes

Yes

v8.04.3 (Hardy)

Use the Stylus D68 CUPS + Gutenprint Driver (Don't choose the 'simplified' one though), Scanner instructions http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=627471

2008-Apr-30

Epson

Stylus CX8400

??

Yes

Yes

v8.04.3 (Hardy)

Recognized when OS installed

2008-Oct-9

Epson

Stylus CX9400Fax

Epson Stylus CX9400F - CUPS+Gutenprint v5.2.3

Yes

Yes

v9.04 (Jaunty)

Recognized by CUPS, driver installs and test page come out properly. Scanner requires libsane-extras package to be recognized.

2009-Jul-23

Epson

Stylus DX4450

gutenprint

??

No

v8.04.3 (Hardy)

Needs the DX3850 gutenprint driver if you want to attempt to install this printer. "Print Queue will not clear and printer wont respond"

2008-Oct-28

Epson

Stylus NX415

gutenprint 5.2.5

Yes

Yes

v10.4 (Lucid), 32-bit and 64-bit

Printing works excellent! To scan, I recommend downloading the appropriate iscan DEB package from Avasys (http:\\www.avasys.jp), then you will get the correct scanner drivers, and a excellent scanning utility as a bonus.

2010-Jul-29

Epson

Stylus NX420

epson nx-420 1.0.0 (DEB for LSB 3.2)

No

Yes

v.10.4 (Lucid)

Did not try scanning yet; wireless network printing works well only after installing driver suggested here. Originally suggested gutenprint, CUPS drivers made printer spew out paper until manually rebooted.

2011-03-19

Epson

Stylus SX100

PIPS

Yes

Partial

v8.10 (Intrepid)

Recognised & driver auto-installed on connection. When a test page is sent, status goes to "processing" and not much more happens. Installing PIPS from avansys makes printing work ok, but leaves a process using ~100% CPU after each job which needs manually killing..

2009-Feb-21

Epson

Stylus TX121

Epson Stylus TX110 - CUPS+Gutenprint v5.2.6 Simplified, epson-inkjet-printer-n10-nx127

Yes

Yes

v10.10 (Maverick)

Printer is not recognised, you could use the driver for Stylus TX110, test page printed properly. After installing epson-inkjet-printer-n10-nx127 from Avasys website, recognised and auto-installed.

2010-Dec-24

Epson

Stylus Photo 830U

??

Yes

Yes

v10.10 (Maverick)

Recognised and auto-installed. Printed properly.

2010-Dec-24

Epson

Stylus Photo R270

??

Yes

Yes

v11.10 x86

Connected and it worked. Maintenance and Ink Level functionality not working though.

2012-Feb-11

Needs Retesting

The following printers were tested on Ubuntu versions that have since reached EOL*. They need tested on a currently supported version of Ubuntu. Please test and move the results to the table above.

Make

Model

PPD/Driver

Supported

Works?

Ubuntu Version

Comments

Last Updated

Epson

Stylus C42UX

??

No

Yes

v4.10 (Warty)

Needs cupsys-driver-gimpprint from universe.

2005-Jan-09

Epson

Stylus C45

Gutenprint

Yes

Yes

v6.06 (Dapper)

Works perfectly

2006-Jul-20

Epson

Stylus C60

??

No

Yes

v4.10 (Warty)

Needs cupsys-driver-gimpprint from universe. Does not seem to work over parallel port connection but does work over USB

2004-Oct-21

Epson

Stylus C64

??

No

Yes

v5.04 (Hoary)

Works out of box, but prints much slower than Windows.

2005-Sep-09

Epson

Stylus C66

??

No

Yes

v5.04 (Hoary)

Is identified as Stylus C64. Essentially the same printer but a year or two newer. The driver is the same, as are the ink cartridges. Needs Gimp-Print.

2005-Sep-08

Epson

Stylus C80

??

No

Yes

v4.10 (Warty)

Needs cupsys-driver-gimpprint from universe repository.

2004-Nov-04

Epson

Stylus C82

??

No

Yes

v5.10 (Breezy)

mtink is a tool for Epson printer to check ink level and clean noozle.

2005-Sep-09

Epson

Stylus C84

??

No

Yes

v6.06 (Dapper)

Using this printer over the network, with Netgear PS121 USB print server, with no problems. Direct USB connection works. See setup instructions here

2006-Jan-30

Epson

Stylus CX3100

??

Yes

Yes

v7.10 (Gutsy)

Auto-detected by printer utility

2007-Nov-13

Epson

Stylus CX3600

??

No

Yes

v4.10 (Warty)

Needs cupsys-driver-gimpprint from Universe repository. When Gimp-Print version does not list this device explicitly as supported, pretend that you have the C62.

2004-Nov-20

Epson

Stylus CX3810

??

Partial

v6.06 (Dapper)

Works in 6.06(Dapper) out of box but detects it as 3800 so select 3810 from list during install. For 5.10 update to gutenprint 5.0.0rc2 driver (by now synaptic might work or you might have to compile) see http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=825349

2006-Sep-16

Epson

Stylus CX3900

??

Partial

v6.06 (Dapper)

Works in v6.06 (Dapper) out of box but need to select 3800 from list during install.

2006-Nov-03

Epson

Stylus CX5200

??

Yes

Yes

v6.10 (Edgy)

Needs cupsys-driver-gimpprint from Universe repository.

2006-Dec-10

Epson

Stylus CX6500

??

Yes

Yes

v6.10 (Edgy)

To enable the scanner you need to add the product ID and device ID to /etc/sane.d/epson.conf, ie set the usb line to usb 0x04b8 0x0813. You can get the IDs with sane-find-scanner -q.

2006-Oct-30

Epson

Stylus CX6600

stp-escp2-cx6600.5.0.ppd

Yes

Yes

v6.10 (Edgy)

To enable the scanner (for non-root): add the vendor ID (0x04b8) and product ID (0x0813) to /etc/udev/rules.d/45-libsane.rules

2006-Oct-09

Epson

Stylus D68 Photo Edition

Turboprint 1.94-4

Yes

Yes

v6.06 (Dapper)

Works perfectly

2006-Dec-14

Epson

Stylus DX3850

gutenprint

Yes

Yes

v6.10 (Edgy)

Printer was properly recognized and installed, to make xsane find the scanner add the vendor id and device id (visible in lsusb) e.g. "usb 0x04b8 0x0818" to /etc/sane.d/epson.conf

2007-Mar-10

Epson

Stylus DX4850

gutenprint

No

Yes

v6.10 (Edgy)

Needs the DX4800 gutenprint driver, but is correctly recognized. Works only with the gutenprint 5.0.0 release, which is not yet in Ubuntu 6.06 but in 6.10. The scanner works perfectly out of the box in both 6.06 and 6.10

2006-Sep-16

Epson

Stylus DX5000

gutenprint

No

Yes

v6.10 (Edgy)

Needs the DX4800 gutenprint driver, but is correctly recognized.The scanner works with the Avasys drivers (see the german Wiki for a how-to). Cardreader works out-of-the-box.

2007-Feb-13

Epson

Stylus Color 400

stcolor, gutenprint

No

Yes

v6.06 (Dapper)

Works better with gutenprint

2006-Oct-10

Epson

Stylus Color 440

stcolor

Yes

Yes

v5.10 (Breezy)

Auto-detected by printer utility

2005-Nov-06

Epson

Stylus Color 480sxu

Gimp?

Yes

Yes

v5.10 (Breezy)

Auto-detected by printer utility. USB printer is just as cranky on Linux as it is under Windows.

2006-May-11

Epson

Stylus Color 640

st640ih.upp

Yes

Yes

v5.10 (Breezy)

Linux too light; samba + Windows looks great

2005-Dec-03

Epson

Stylus Color 660

Foomatic/st640ih.upp

Yes

Yes

v5.10 (Breezy)

Linux printing comes out too light, Windows is fine - works with samba

2005-Dec-28

Epson

Stylus Color 740

??

No

Yes

v5.04 (Hoary)

Needs cupsys-driver-gimpprint from Universe.

2005-Aug-14

Epson

Stylus Color 760

??

No

Yes

v4.10 (Warty)

Needs cupsys-driver-gimpprint from Universe. For admin tasks, install escputil (mtink does not seem to work in Ubuntu)

2004-Dec-23

Epson

Stylus Color 880

??

No

Yes

v4.10 (Warty)

Needs cupsys-driver-gimpprint from Universe.

2004-Oct-21

Epson

Stylus Color 980

Gimp ??

Yes

Yes

v5.04 (Hoary)

I did $ adduser cupsys shadow in order to use the localhost:631 interface and that was it, it worked.

2005-Sep-08

Epson

Stylus Photo 830U

??

Yes

Yes

v6.06 (Dapper)

It was not detected automatically until I added a new printer, when it appeared correctly

2006-Sep-13

Epson

Stylus Photo R200

??

No

Yes

v5.10 (Breezy)

Needs cupsys-driver-gimpprint from Universe.

2005-Feb-04

Epson

Stylus Photo R210

??

No

Yes

v5.10 (Breezy)

I still not sure for using this printer on Ubuntu 5.10. I test using network printer which connect to Win2K

2005-Nov-22

Epson

Stylus Photo R265

gutenprint 5.0.1, PIPS-lite

Yes

Yes

v7.04 (Feisty)

Installing PIPS-lite works as explained here. I also managed to install the backported gutenprint drivers from here/(bugs), and can now even print on DVDs.

2007-Aug-27

Epson

Stylus Photo R300

gutenprint

Yes

Yes

v6.06 (Dapper)

Was detected but needs to be installed with sudo explicitly on the commandline: 'sudo gnome-cups-add' and giving the password in the terminal(!)

2006-Sep-27

Epson

Stylus Photo R380

PIPS-lite

Yes

partial

v7.04 (Feisty)

User must install PIPS-lite from avasys then add printer. Doesn't print pngs, only jpgs. Formatting when printing from OO.o is terrible, print from abiword instead.

2007-May-06

Epson

Stylus Photo RX640

pipslite

No

Yes

v7.04 (Feisty)

Works with the GPLed pipslite cups driver. Available at UbuntuForums and avasys

2007-Apr-29

* v6.06 LTS Desktop has reached EOL, v6.06 LTS Server has not as of this writing.

** You can identify your printer driver information by pointing your web browser to http://localhost:631/printers/


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