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Samsung ML-1440
Black & White laser printer, max. 600x600 dpi, works Perfectly
Recommended Driver: gdi (Home page, View PPD, directly download PPD)
Generic Instructions: CUPS, no spooler


Currently Samsung supports this printer with proprietary drivers which come with the printer on its driver CD or can be downloaded on the web sites of Samsung. Unfortunately, these drivers do not work necessarily with all Linux distributions.

As nearly all of Samsung's low-cost lasers use the same proprietary printer language (during the time it eas called SmartGDI, PrinThru, and SPL) on can also use a free Ghostscript driver which Samsung published some time ago for the ML-4500.

They provided a Ghostscript RPM and an installer that adjusts Red Hat's printtool or printconf-gui. There was also a PPD for distros using CUPS (as Mandrake 7.2 or newer) and a possibility to integrate the driver in SuSE's APS filters. For users of other distributions/printing systems (especially the current CUPS/Foomatic environments) appropriate Foomatic information is provided here in the "gdi" driver entry.

Stupidly, Samsung has named the driver "gdi". This name is confusing, because the driver supports only Samsungs GDI printers. SuSE has called it "samsunggdi", in ESP Ghostscript both names can be used.

The driver was removed from Samsung's website but a copy with some improvements is available here. Also ESP Ghostscript contains this driver.



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

Recommended driver:

gdi  (driver home page)
This driver is free software.
Type: Ghostscript built-in
Download:PPD file: View PPD, directly download PPD