> > Using GIMP 2.6, running on Ubuntu Linux, v9.10.  The printer is an HP
> > Photosmart C5180 on my home network.  I have the hplip printing package
> > installed.  I've chosen Custom Sizes from the page setup options, choosing
> > the C5180.
> >
> > The HPLIP is the latest version available.
> I've never been able to print custom sizes with my HP printer and
> HPLIP. Not with Gimp or anything else. Anything other than the
> printer's built-in formats results in either cups disabling the
> printer, or a messed-up output. My printer is not a photo printer,
> it's a business-class network laser printer, so I can't even print
> pictures because there are no built-in picture sizes available for me
> to choose from. This is despite the fact that my printer has a
> built-in card reader and a dedicated picture-printing function. I
> can't even select custom sizes on the printer itself, disregarding
> HPLIP altogether. I've been contemplating buying a picture printer
> specifically for making prints of my pictures without having to drive
> to the store all the time.

Just a suggestion, have you tried using TurboPrint, a free trial is
available? It may work and is much cheaper than a new printer.


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