[sane-devel] Kyocera ECOSYS M6526cdn usable with SANE?

Marco Patzer mail at homerow.info
Wed Feb 11 10:54:25 UTC 2015

On 2015–02–11 Johannes Meixner wrote:

> On Feb 10 00:12 Marco Patzer wrote (excerpt):
> >Kyocera ECOSYS M6526cdn multi function device
> >I got the printer working flawlessly with CUPS.
> >But I struggle with the scanner.
> >It it connected via Ethernet.
> In the technical data sheet at Kyocera
> http://cdn.kyostatics.net/dlc/eu/documentation/datasheet/kyocera-m6256cdnseries-datasheet-view-131212.-downloadcenteritem-Single-File.downloadcenteritem.tmp/KYO_Gemini_DS_M...n_ISOc_View.pdf
> I found in particular (excerpt)
> "SCAN FUNCTIONS ... Functionality: Scan-to-e-mail"
> (and many more).

I does indeed have a scan-to-email function.

> Accordingly I think what I worote about
> "powerful network printer scanner copier all-in-one device"
> in "Scanning via Network" at
> https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Configuring_Scanners
> matches perfectly here.

I personally find scan-to-email one of the most cumbersome workflows
ever. Especially if you don't run a mail server on your network. I
don't want to open a mail program, extract the file and import it in
the application. Such a workflow seems very convoluted.

It would be optimal if (at least the guys sitting close to the
scanner) could just use any SANE frontend, specify the settings and
scan directly into the application. That's how we imagine the
optimal workflow.

Until we find a way to connect the scanner to SANE our current
workaround is to specify the scan settings on the device itself and
save the image on an SMB share (which is also supported).

> The above mentioned technical data sheet at Kyocera also reads
> "PRINT FUNCTIONS ... Emulations: ... KPDL 3 (PostScript 3 compatible),
>  PDF Direct Print 1.7"
> See "PostScript+PDF printers" at
> https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Printer_buying_guide
> As far as I know what is currently missing for direct PDF printing
> are PPD files that support PDF printing directly, see
> https://bugs.linuxfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1234
> I don't know if Kyocera perhaps already provides a PPD file for
> their ECOSYS M6526cdn model that supports direct PDF printing.

I don't know the Kyocera PPD file details and the direct PDF
printing status. I just know that the printer works for all our
intents and purposes.


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