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been using linux lite 4.0 , very happy with it , my printer is a canon MG3200 series , prints and the scanner works on the simple-scan.
my ink is fine, black is at 40%.
color says 0%, but did a test run, color prints fine. i find that odd.

 :( :( :( :( "simple-scan", has started to scan and give poor visual quality , and also very poor print quality , it was fine before.
its not my ink.
i tried the just text in "simple scan", still crappy, it was set on photo, that scan is visually poor as well.

 ??? is there another scanner program i can try ?. please help, or i will just go to my windows 10 PC to do this ,
its been almost a year now, and not used my windows 10(back-up) pc yet...... linux rocks. if i have to , i guess i can use my windows pc, please help.

i thank every one who can hopefully help me  :-*
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been using linux lite 4.0 , very happy with it , my printer is a canon MG3200 series , prints and the scanner works on the simple-scan.
my ink is fine, black is at 40%.
color says 0%, but did a test run, color prints fine. i find that odd.

 :( :( :( :( "simple-scan", has started to scan and give poor visual quality , and also very poor print quality , it was fine before.
its not my ink.
i tried the just text in "simple scan", still crappy, it was set on photo, that scan is visually poor as well.

 ??? is there another scanner program i can try ?. please help, or i will just go to my windows 10 PC to do this ,
its been almost a year now, and not used my windows 10(back-up) pc yet...... linux rocks. if i have to , i guess i can use my windows pc, please help.

i thank every one who can hopefully help me  :-*

what  i done so far , i removed my printer and then re-added it , helped a tiny bit.
tried this scanner "gscan2pdf" , image print was slightly better.
also , i took out the color ink cartridge, tested it , it is not clogged, still heavy, full of ink.
i understand that if i choose "grayScale" , then set my printer options  like this  "color precision" to best. "ink type to black" and inkset to black" , it should only use the black cartridge, so i think.
does the ""inverted graySscale""   use color some how, i did some reading , where in some printers if  "inverted grayScale"  is used , the yellow in it  runs out , making the printer think its all out, ha ha . the color cartridge is full and heavy in weight . it still prints black just fine . i am puzzled  , will try this "Gimp" method i did some reading  up on when i have the time .

so any thoughts or idea's ?

 

 

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canon pixma mg3200 ; MG 3210 ; MG3220 ; MG3240 ; MG3250 ; MG3260 ; MG3270 ; MG3280 driver and software full version at http://driver-canon.com

ok, i downloaded and extracted it and even found a cool video on how to do this , have not tried this yet .

if the scanner program that came with linux lite works , but scans a poor visual quality , will this method you are suggesting make it scan in a better visual quality ?....

my man had to go to a copy store and have them make copies , ha ha , .

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Simple Scan can be made to work better via Document > Preferences: Increase dpi Resolution(s), set Quality to max.
With presets only the results may well be mediocre.
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Simple Scan can be made to work better via Document > Preferences: Increase dpi Resolution(s), set Quality to max.
With presets only the results may well be mediocre.

i made a video showing the settings and other things, on "simple Scan" , this version of simple scan might look different at your end , at my end , on simple scan, there are 2 settings for resolution, just watch the video .



my printer and scanner does well on my windows 10 "back up" pc upstairs .
on linux , printing stuff from the web and other things is fine, so the printer works fine , its just when it scans  a image/document , it again scans poor visual quality and prints the scanned image/document poorly, looks faded and washed out.

after watching the video , what settings should i try ? , i did play with simple scan some, but i am perplexed as to why it does poorly now , when a few months ago it did well.
 

 

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First step is to check the max DPI in your scanner manual. Then set the text max. to that in Simple Scan. Leave photo resolution unless there's a color image in the document. You should also be able to scan with Gimp.

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First step is to check the max DPI in your scanner manual. Then set the text max. to that in Simple Scan. Leave photo resolution unless there's a color image in the document. You should also be able to scan with Gimp.

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well, i am perplexed, but thats ok, i tried Xsane scanner recently and it seems to do better than simple scan, my printer prints the scanned image in better visual quality , so for now i am putting this on hold . maybe in "simple scan" next version something newer than 3.28.0 , it might get fixed , i learned a lot about scanning and scanners, ha ha
 


 


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