Canon IP3000 poor Driver

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  1. sp00rk macrumors newbie

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    I just purchased a Canon IP3000 printer.

    In the print dialog box, some quality levels cannot be selected depending on the media type. For example, for matte photo paper, I can't select the most detailed setting.

    Is there anyway around this? Why can't I select the most detailed quality for any media type? I tried Gimp Print but I don't think it supports my printer.

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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    I have noticed that Canon has really crappy support when it comes to Mac drivers and the sort. I have a Canoscan Lide 80 and i could never get it to work right on any of my Macs :( Good luck, maybe check the Canon site for an update?

    Ed
     
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  5. sp00rk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the links.

    but, tried installing some of the software from the cups website without any success
     
  6. jacg macrumors 6502a

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    Wow. I moved to this printer after terrible experiences with HP inkjet drivers. The Canon drivers seem to have far more features and I am delighted with the performance of the printer.

    (I haven't tried doing what the original poster said though)

    (DVD printing is great though!)
     
  7. jfw macrumors newbie

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    That's probably because they expect that on matte photo paper, the ink drops will spread to the point where at best, the extra time spent printing finer resolution will not result in a better image, and at worst, it could blur to the point where the image will be worse than with larger droplets spaced further apart. It's possible they're just trying to sell their own brand of photo paper, but it's likely this restriction results from the fundamental physics of the printing process.

    I've got an iP3000, and I've been delighted with the quality of photo prints, even without bothering to change the resolution from the default settings. It has been trouble free, unlike the stream of HP printers it replaced, and its two-sided printing mode works, unlike the HP duplexer.
     

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