Posts with the tag printing

Brother QL-710W

This device and its use on Linux is all in all very similar to the QL-500, see my other post.

Default Credentials of the HTTP Server

  • Username: admin, password: access

Technical details

They are to be found here. What you can find there is:

  • Open ports on the network
  • SNMP:
    • Output of different snmpwalk commands:...

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Dymo LabelWriter 450 – With Linux

This post is about the Dymo LabelWriter 450, which we have at work.

I don't use it very much and I decided to buy the label printers Brother QL-500 and Brother QL-710W for myself.

Raspberry Pi Printer server for LabelWriter

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Brother P-Touch QL-500 BW

Label Cassettes

A collection of useful labels:

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Brother HL2250DN on Arch Linux

vim /etc/pacman.conf
#! enable multilib
sudo pacman -S lib32-glibc
cd ~/Downloads
git clone
cd brother-hl2250dn
makepkg -s
sudo pacman -U brother-hl2250dn-2.0.4_2-4-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz

When setting it up with CUPS according to the Arch Wiki Page on this printer, choose the connection string lpd://Brother-HL-2250DN/BINARY_P1 (where you adjust Brother-HL-2250DN to the hostname of your printer and make sure...

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Canon MP970 on Arch Linux

Printing with CUPS

sudo pacman -S cups gutenprint
sudo systemctl enable cups
sudo systemctl start cups

Go to http://localhost:631 and add printer as root

before that I installed cups-bjnp from AUR. don't know if needed...

Scanning with Sane

Support is decent according to Sane:

Model Interface USB id Status Comment
PIXMA MP970 USB Ethernet 0x04a9/0x1726 complete All resolutions supported (up to...

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Set Paper Size of the Ubuntu System Globally
To change the paper format from or to letter resp. a4 for the Ubuntu installation do:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure libpaper1
sudo /etc/init.d/cups restart

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Eliminate delay when opening the Gnome printer dialog on Ubuntu 9.10

Ubuntu 9.10 has a bug that lets the gnome printer dialog wait for several seconds when opened:


sudo gedit /etc/cups/cupsd.conf

then comment out the line including /var/run/cups/cups.sock and leave this line untouched: Listen localhost:631.

Works flawlessly. The delay is gone and I can print as before.


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Set Up HRZ Printers (Hochschulrechenzentrum Universität Frankfurt - Studentendruck)

cd ~/Downloads/
sudo cp Ricoh-Aficio_MP_C3500_PS.ppd /etc/cups/ppd
sudo cp Ricoh-Aficio_MP_3350_PS.ppd /etc/cups/ppd
sudo lpadmin -p schwarzweiss_hrz -v smb://${GEHEIM} -P /etc/cups/ppd/Ricoh-Aficio_MP_3350_PS.ppd -E
lpq -P schwarzweiss_hrz
sudo lpadmin -p farbe_hrz -v smb://${GEHEIM} -P /etc/cups/ppd/Ricoh-Aficio_MP_C3500_PS.ppd -E
lpq -P farbe_hrz

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Update the Turboprint Installation


Update the Turboprint installation:

cd ~/Downloads/
sudo dpkg -i turboprint_2.20-1_amd64.deb

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Set up Printing at Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

  • Download the PPD files from and save them to /usr/share/ppd/custom/
  • lpadmin -p blacknwhite_hrz -v smb://${HRZ-LOGIN:HRZ-PASSWORD} -P /usr/share/ppd/custom/<PPD-Datei> -E
  • do the same for colour_hrz ...
  • lpq -P schwarzweiss_hrz gives → schwarzweiss_hrz is ready, no entries

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