How do I calibrate my HP CP1518ni printer thru linux, HP basically says get windows. CUPS-Calibrate will do the color but not the alignment which is the problem. appears the "Blue" is out of alignment with the other colors. I have done a diagnostics and it confirms it needs calibration. have been using this printer with several flavors of linux for a couple years and it has been rock solid until now and it went out between two prints, I was doing 4 and 1&2 were fine 3&4 were out. currently running Kubuntu 12.4 but have been since it was release.
how do I get this thing working again. have reset defaults, and shut it down for long periods and rebooted but nada.

help is expensive paper weight

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asked 02 Oct '12, 18:49

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It seems that your printer is supported by hplip. Install that and calibrate through the HP toolbox. Ensure you read all the instructions!

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answered 04 Mar '13, 16:53

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If you haven't found it already, : HP Unofficial Linux website

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answered 01 Aug '13, 09:16

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actually an olde tech gave me the answer that worked. he told me to run the "Calibrate now" command from the printer itself at least 4-5 times in a row one right after the other finished. seemed strange but what do I have to lose. and derned if it didn't work.

already had all of the software installed so that wasn't it.

thanks Bob

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actually an olde tech gave me the answer that worked. he told me to run the "Calibrate now" command from the printer itself at least 4-5 times in a row one right after the other finished. seemed strange but what do I have to lose. and derned if it didn't work.

already had all of the software installed so that wasn't it.

thanks Bob

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answered 01 Aug '13, 10:51

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Oops, guess I didn't read your original post carefully enough. I didn’t' see you were trying to align the cartridges. Yes, that can be done via the menu on the printer.

There is also the terminal command "hp-align" but that only applies to certain printer models, not including my own Officejet Pro 8600

Depending on your printer model, "align cartridges" may or may not be available in HPLIP.

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