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HP PhotoSmart C4380
 
Color inkjet printer, max. 4800x1200 dpi, works Perfectly
Recommended Driver: hplip (Home page)
Generic Instructions: CUPS, LPD, LPRng, PPR, PDQ, no spooler
 

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Duplex unit optional, connection via USB

The best printout quality you will get with the HPLIP driver, provided by HP (compatible to the HP DeskJet 990C), especially the 1200-dpi high resolution mode gives excellent photo quality (the rendered bitmap is 1200x1200 dpi, but the printer hardware does an interpolation then and prints with the printer's highest resolution). Also the Gimp-Print driver is reported to work (Model setting: "pcl-900").

To get all functionality of this printer working under Linux, especially also the non-printing features, like scanning, printer status, maintenance, and photo download from memory cards, use the HPLIP driver package from HP.

When used with HP's HPLIP driver, this printer auto-detects the paper type and ink cartridge type and does appropriate dithering and colour adjustment internally, controlled by the hardware. So when Ghostscript with the HPLIP driver only renders the image with 300 or 600 dpi, higher resolutions are used for the internal dithering. So if you insert photo paper, the printer will print in photo quality, no paper type choice in the driver's options is needed. There is also a special high resolution mode where the image is rendered in 1200 dpi and interpolated to 4800x1200 dpi by the hardware, without paper detection, intended for photo paper only.

Current border-less (full bleed) support is 3-sided for paper sizes Oufuku-Hagaki or smaller. The HPIJS team is currently evaluating 4-sided large paper size (A4/Letter) or smaller full bleed support and expect to address this issue in a future release. The duplex unit does not work with Gimp-Print, use HPLIP, "cdj970" or "pcl3" instead.

Consumables/Refills: One Color(CMY) + one Black(K) or Photo (cmK)

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Drivers

The following driver(s) are known to drive this printer:

Recommended driver:

 
hplip  (driver home page)
 
HP's driver suite for printers and multi-function devices
Supplier: Hewlett-Packard (this printer's manufacturer)
License: MIT/BSD/GPL (free software)
User support:HPLIP support and bug tracking system (voluntary)
Max. rendering resolution: 1200x1200dpi   Color output   Type: CUPS Raster
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