[CentOS] Brother HL-L2360DW printing quality

Fri Sep 20 13:02:03 UTC 2019
Stephen John Smoogen <smooge at gmail.com>

On Thu, 19 Sep 2019 at 20:23, H <agents at meddatainc.com> wrote:
> I have the above printer but have not been able to resolve issues with the printing quality in CentOS 7. The test page prints fine but when I print PDF-documents, most recently using Chinese fonts, it is lacking and the pages very hard to read. The settings in the Mate Cups configuration panel are fine and set to 600 dpi, the settings in the printer menu are all OK yet it prints more like maybe 150 or even 75 dpi.

Warning: this advise is old and possibly out of date for how printer
administration should be done these days.

Usually when I run into this sort of issue it usually has to be fixed
with an updated ppd driver from the vendor for that printer... usually
the one they give to Apple and possibly one that was aimed for the
country/area the language is not working on. I would then have to
double set the printer with one for Western fonts and one for
non-Western using 2 different ppds because things looked wrong one way
or another. In looking at the ppd's it looked like they had the
equivalent to microcode they sent the printer to update to do things
'better'. I can say the quality of printing was vastly different.

The other item was just that some fonts look great on screen and dont'
print well.. but I am guessing htis is one printer which is acting
badly and others are doing well?

> Any suggestion what might be wrong?
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Stephen J Smoogen.