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Epson Stylus C80
Color inkjet printer, max. 2880x1440 dpi, works Perfectly
Recommended Driver: gutenprint (Home page)
Generic Instructions: CUPS, no spooler


Sophisticated, but not too expensive 4-ink small-office printer. With 20ppm for black text (economy mode) it is very fast for an inkjet, faster than many older desktop lasers. Very durable water- and light proof printouts and high printing quality on normal paper due to pigment inks.

180 nozzles black, 3x60 nozzles for the colours, 3 pl droplets, variable drop size.

Parallel and USB ports.

Full support in Gimp-Print 4.1.99b3 or newer.

Epson only advertises a resolution of 2880x720 for this printer (whicch is currently the maximum resolution with the Windows/MacOS drivers) with Gimp-Print 4.1.99rc1 and newer it does real 2880x1440 dpi. For drawings with fine details 1440x1440 dpi is recommended because this makes fine vertical and horizontal lines having equal widths.

This printer cannot be tested by sending plain text to it, as the printer may or may not respond to the text. The recommended way to test the connection is by checking the ink level with the escputil command as follows:

escputil -i -u -r /dev/lp0

where /dev/lp0 should be replaced with the name of your printer port.

Consumables/Refills: Four separately changable cartridges for black and the colours


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

Recommended driver:

gutenprint  (driver home page)
Top Quality Printer Drivers for inkjets, dye sublimation printers, and PCL lasers
Supplier: Gutenprint project
License: GPL (free software)
User support:Gutenprint mailing list at SourceForge (voluntary)
Color output   Type: CUPS Raster
Text:||||||||||  90Graphics:||||||||||  100System Load:Unknown
Line Art:||||||||||  90Photo:||||||||||  100Speed:||||||||||  60

Other drivers:

gimp-print  (driver home page)
This driver is obsolete. Recommended replacement driver: gutenprint
This driver is free software.
Type: CUPS Raster