Ubuntu: How do I get an Epson al-c 1700 printer working?


I have a brand new epson aculaser c1700 and i'd like to have it working fine on ubuntu 12.04. so i did my homework, kind of, no printer driver comes for this printer in cups ... so i asked epson support who drove me to avasys who no longer handle support since december 2011.

This the question that is still in my mind : as this printer comes with an osx driver which uses cups as printer server, how come no driver can be found for cups?

I tried to get ppd and filters from osx driver and use them to install the printer on ubuntu but no answer from printer and none printed sheet i have .... i'm so disappointed i could cry ...

I'd like to work with someone to get this working fine, please help me!


If Lorezo's solution did not work, these are Linux drivers for Epson printers in the AcuLaser line. I was not able to find a C1700 anywhere though. I have used drivers from here for my Epson printer and they work well.


I got it working by downloading and installing the Xerox Phaser 6000/6100 driver from the Xerox support site here.

It is a zipped .deb file. It is i386 architecture.

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