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Can't print to Kodak AIO ESP printer

Jun 10, 2011, 13:50 (This post was last modified: Jun 10, 2011 16:23 by bob easton.)
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Can't print to Kodak AIO ESP printer
Gimp is 2.6.11 (with the print bug fixed!?)
Printer is Kodak ESP5200 All in One, operating in wireless mode.
Op sys is Windows 7.

Symptom: any print request from GIMP results in the printer stuck at 0% spooled.

Going to other (native) Windoze applications for printing really sucks. The built in print function scales to whatever it thinks convenient. Windows Paint also does ambiguous scaling. All I want is an exact scale print ... and GIMP used to do this very well.

Suggestions? Thanks!

Clarification added: GIMP handles dimensions perfectly, and all I want is for it to print. I have no interest / desire to push the image in to some other application just to get it printed. Suggestions on getting GIMP to work correctly with this particular printer are very welcome.
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Jun 10, 2011, 14:19
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RE: Can't print to Kodak AIO ESP printer
Insert your picture in a Word/Openoffice doc wher eyou can define its dimensions accurately.

Or try Gutenprint for Windows: http://registry.gimp.org/node/14567

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Jun 10, 2011, 16:23
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RE: Can't print to Kodak AIO ESP printer
(Jun 10, 2011 14:19)ofnuts Wrote:  Insert your picture in a Word/Openoffice doc wher eyou can define its dimensions accurately.

Or try Gutenprint for Windows: http://registry.gimp.org/node/14567

Perhaps I should clarify my original posting....

GIMP handles dimensions perfectly, and all I want is for it to print. I have no interest / desire to push the image in to some other application just to get it printed. Suggestions on getting GIMP to work correctly with this particular printer are very welcome.
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Jun 10, 2011, 17:16
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RE: Can't print to Kodak AIO ESP printer
PROBLEM SOLVED...

An update to the printer drivers (and "Home Center" ) software resolved the problem.

Earlier Kodak AiO Home Center update attempts, repeated many times, always resulted in the updater crashing. What a PITA!!! A new version of the installer actually worked and the printer now actually works.

For others who may have this problem, the successful update is versio 6.2.0, and can be found here: http://support.en.kodak.com/app/answers/...ected/true

The Gimp, and this Gimp user, is now happy.
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Jun 10, 2011, 18:02
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RE: Can't print to Kodak AIO ESP printer
Glad you solved the problem. Gutenprint is really a collection of printer drivers, sometime more powerful than the original ones.

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