What can I do if there is no driver for the Canon MP530? I tried the driver for the MP520 but the printed page is messed up. Any ideas?
Edit: I run Ubuntu 9.04
Ok. I guess someone wants simple answers. Does the CUPS+Gutenprint driver work for the mp530?
I installed turboprint. It's available as a 30 day demo. Not only does that driver take advantage of everything the printer can do but it results in nearly perfect photo prints. It is indeed better than the Windows Canon driver. The calibration was dead on. And there were no issues with usability.
I love the way it does things. It gives me control over all printer aspects including
I conclude that even if the CUPS+Gutenprint driver worked then turboprint would still be a good investment if you need the finest results. It allows anyone the ability to get spectacular results without hassle and is certainly a must for professional results.
My only complaint is the cost. It's almost $40. But then, they have a really good product that adds great value to Linux (or Windows). In fact with that driver and the latest upgrades to Ubuntu there is almost no need for me to ever use my Windows 7 boot partition.
I can strongly recommend turboprint. I doubt anyone will be sorry if they download the 30 day trial. It still works after 30 days but adds a logo I think. I have nothing to do with Canon or turboprint companies. I am just providing what I consider valuable information from my experience.
TurboPrint is apparently a commercial solution for your printer, costing EUR 29.95 (approx. US$ 38.94).
But better first get in contact with their Sales to verify whether this will work for you.