Incorrect margins when printing to a laser printer using CUPS 1.6.x
I have a Brother HL-2270DW laser printer and I'm having issues with print margins using the official drivers by Brother after I upgraded to Quantal and these issues still persist with Raring.
Other users reported similar problems with different printers mostly Brother:
I have also a Brother MFC-J6510DW inkjet all-in-one printer and it works fine.
I've found out that a workaround for the Brother original driver is to print your document as .ps file and then print that file.
However using some Generic PCL drivers I can get correct margins in particular with Foomatic/ljet4 and Foomatic/ljet4d.
Following directions in Debugging Printing Problems, I've enabled "Save debugging information for troubleshooting" and I've captured a print job. However the captured file appears to be OK whereas the printed file has wrong margins (left +6 mm; top -4 mm).
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.04
Package: cups 1.6.2-1ubuntu7
Uname: Linux 3.8.0-22-generic x86_64
Date: Mon May 27 18:19:24 2013
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-03-16 (72 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" - Alpha amd64 (20130315)
device for BRFAX: lpd://BRW002258
device for HL2270DW: lpd://BRW002258
device for MFCJ6510DW: lpd://BRW002258
device for PCL_HL-2X: lpd://BRW002258
device for PCL_HL-2X__Duplex: lpd://BRW002258
MachineType: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. U36SD
HL2270DW: Brother HL2270DW for CUPS
PCL_HL-2X__Duplex: Generic PCL 6/PCL XL Printer Foomatic/ljet4d
PCL_HL-2X: Generic PCL 6/PCL XL Printer Foomatic/ljet4
MFCJ6510DW: Brother MFC-J6510DW CUPS
BRFAX: Brother BRMFCFAX for CUPS
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
dmi.board.vendor: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
dmi.chassis.vendor: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
dmi.sys.vendor: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
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