Could they become also great printers for Linux ?
Canon gave a kick to those printers by providing drivers for MP600 (which worked for MP610), and recently, drivers for the MP610 printers.
One regret however: if you use the standard printing features offered by Canon's original PPD files, you'll get only few options compared to those available if you use the Canon tools (like the cngpij tool).
So here is the good news: a set of new PPD files I've prepared, which enhances original Canon ones, and provide many additional parameters to the standard printing dialog.
These are Canon's drivers versions. Be careful, as the new PPD files proposed are to be used with the corresponding version of the driver.
- ver 2.70 for Pixma MP600
- ver 2.80 for Pixma MP610
English and French versions of this PPD are available, so you can get now French texts in your standard print dialog if you wish.
To install those PPD files, simply download them:
1 - MP600 with Canon's driver version 2.70
2 - MP610 with Canon's driver version 2.80
see this previous post), and select the corresponding PPD downloaded file you want when asked for, in the cups driver selection form.
In the CUPS printers list form, the driver will show up as:
- Canon MP600/MP610 Ver.2.70en for the English PPD / MP600
- Canon MP600/MP610 Ver.2.70fr for the French PPD / MP600
- Canon MP610 series Ver.2.80en for the English PPD / MP610
- Canon MP610 series Ver.2.80fr for the French PPD / MP610