CUPS Dyesub Backends

  • Status New
  • Percent Complete
  • Task Type Feature Request
  • Category Other printers
  • Assigned To No-one
  • Operating System All
  • Severity Low
  • Priority Very Low
  • Reported Version 1.0
  • Due in Version Undecided
  • Due Date Undecided
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Attached to Project: CUPS Dyesub Backends
Opened by Solomon Peachy - 2014-02-27
Last edited by Solomon Peachy - 2019-05-13

FS#521 - Investigate HiTi 720L/750L and 510L/520L/525L/P530D, P310W, X610, M610, and others?

P310W is consumer model.

Rest are workhorse kiosk printers, it's currently the cheapest per-print, 300dpi.

Gutenprint seems to support no HiTi models at all.

Early investigation into these models shows that the spooler format is some sort of funky compressed format -- and the data actually sent to the printer is ratehr different.

So no progress will be made without direct access to one or more HiTi printers.

Solomon Peachy commented on 2014-09-29 22:59

Looks like it uses a similar spoolfile format as the P110S; that is to say completely opaque and apparently compressed.

Solomon Peachy commented on 2014-11-21 19:36

The actual printer comms are more sane, but realistically I will need direct access to the printers in order to set-an-option-and-watch-the-output-carefully.

Solomon Peachy commented on 2018-09-21 17:38

Hiti has released source code for both the P52x and P7xx series, in the form of a CUPS driver.  One caveat -- HiTi claims it's "open source" but there's no license listed.  All files include the phrase "All Rights Reserved".

Meanwhile, the P530 and X610 have no Linux driver.

Solomon Peachy commented on 2019-04-10 22:28
The P530D is a duplexing printer. Interesting.
Solomon Peachy commented on 2019-05-13 13:51
X610 and M610 are distinct models, with different drivers! M610 is 0D16/0010 X610 is 0D16/0800 Plus: P310 is 0D16/050A P720 is 0D16/0009 P520 is 0D16/0502 P530 is 0D16/000f P750 is 0D16/0501
Solomon Peachy commented on 2019-06-04 00:01
It appears that the M610 is a rebadged Sinfonia S2245/S3.
Solomon Peachy commented on 2019-06-13 15:37
X610 is a very high speed (1.5/3.0s for 6x4 in std/hq mode) model, which explains the apparent duplication in functionality.
Solomon Peachy commented on 2019-08-25 01:30
I now have a P520L plugged into my printer wall. Wrote enough code to alow serial number to be queried.
Solomon Peachy commented on 2019-09-04 03:41
I can now query most runtime data on the P520L, and am able to at least parse the high-level structure of the windows printjobs. Data compression algorithm is still unknown. Good news is that most of this work will carry over to other HiTi models.


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