Printing with Epson L3150 on UM 24.04

I made a clean install of UM 24.04 in my Dell laptop. As usual, everything works perfectly but for my Epson L3150 printer/scanner. That is, no problem with the scanner, the problem is the printer. It is recognized, the sheet goes through it but always comes out blank.
I have uninstalled and reinstalled it a number of times, following all the instructions from the Epson official site. I think there must be a driver missing but I cannot imagine which.
Any help welcome!

ps - printer always connected to laptop by cable

Hi, @lostados :slight_smile:

I don't have any experience setting up Epson printers in Linux, but I think that the driver for your Epson (EcoTank) L3150 printer is the "Epson Inkjet Printer Driver (ESC/P-R) for Linux" that is available in the following web page:

https://support.epson.net/linux/Printer/LSB_distribution_pages/en/escpr.php

Specifically, it should be the following "deb" file:

Distribution Architecture
[ deb ]
  • Ubuntu
  • Linux Mint
  • Debian GNU/Linux
    etc...
    64bit(x86_64)| download225x45

If you click on that blue "Download" button, you will get redirected to https://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/du/02/DriverDownloadInfo.do?LG2=JA&CN2=US&CTI=176&PRN=Linux%20deb%2064bit%20package&OSC=LX&DL which will try to download the file called epson-inkjet-printer-escpr_1.8.5-1_amd64.deb

Save that epson-inkjet-printer-escpr_1.8.5-1_amd64.deb file to a folder in your Ubuntu MATE 24.04 LTS ("Noble Numbat") computer.

The "Epson Inkjet Printer Driver (ESC/P-R) for Linux Manual" is available at https://download.ebz.epson.net/man/linux/escpr.html According to the instructions available in the "7.1. Installing the software" section of that manual - https://download.ebz.epson.net/man/linux/escpr.html#sec7-1 - I believe that you should install that "deb" package file, by running the following command in a MATE Terminal window (the following command assumes that you first do a "cd" to the directory where you saved / downloaded the ".deb" file):

sudo dpkg -i epson-inkjet-printer-escpr_1.8.5-1_amd64.deb

The same web page mentions the following:

" If libcupsimage2 package is not installed on Debian-based distributions, please install it as follows.
apt install libcupsimage2

It seems to me that, in Ubuntu (MATE) 24.04 LTS, the "libcupsimage2" package has been replaced by the "libcupsimage2t64" package. So, maybe you should install the "libcupsimage2t64" package and all its dependencies by running the following command:

sudo apt install libcupsimage2t64

After you do that, I suppose that you should follow the steps of the "7.2. Registration of Printer" section of that same manual - https://download.ebz.epson.net/man/linux/escpr.html#sec7-2 - which has two alternative ways of registering ways: either by "Using commands" or by "Using a browser". Here are the steps when "Using a browser" since it seems to be "easier":

" (...)

7.2. Registration of Printer

(...)

  • Using a browser

CUPS is provided with a CGI for settings so that you can set your printer using a browser.
To add a printer, follow the steps below. Note: The following menu items might differ depending on the CUPS version and the environment used.
1. Turn on the printer, and please be connected to the PC with a USB cable.
2. Connect to CUPS Server (Port: 631) with the browser
Example: When CUPS is on localhost, access the following URL.
http://localhost:631/
3. Select [Add Printer]
4. Enter a setting name of a printer on "Name" and select [Continue] (Other items are not mandatory)
5. In "Device", USB, and select "Continue"
Example: With the EP-901A printer, "Model" is displayed as follows.
"EP-901A USB #1(EP-901A)"
6. In "Model", set "EPSON-ESC/P-R Printer Driver for Linux", and select "Add Printer"
Example: With the EP-901A printer, "Model" is displayed as follows.
"EPSON EP-901A, EPSON-ESC/P-R Printer Driver for Linux (en,en,ja,nl,fr,de,it,pt,es,ko,zh_CN,zh_TW)"
7. Instead of steps (6), specify the PPD file directly from "Browse"
Example: With the EP-901A printer, you would specify the following file.
/opt/epson-inkjet-printer-escpr/ppds/EPSON/EPSON-EP-901A-epson-escpr-en.ppd.gz
This completes adding a printer for this software. "

I hope this helps. Please, keep us posted, as this topic can also help other users :slight_smile:

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