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Konica/Minolta C450 Bizhub Printer Via CUPS/Linux

So I had some real problems finding out how to configure my Linux system to allow me to print to the Konica/Minolta Bizhub C450 printer this morning so I though I'd do a brain dump.

First off, the Konica documentation sucks. They have 4 or 5 different websites and most of them are for sales only -- very little support information. I finally found the following list of bizhub documentation. In it, however, I could not for the life of me find documentation on how to configure a Linux system to talk to this unit. Grrrr. The 'Printing from Unix' document shows you how to do lpr. Thanks!

But the C450 User's Guide (Print Operations) manual in the Windows 2000 section gave me the information that I was missing. It showed me that the magic fu is that you need the lpd print queue to be 'Print' (uppercase P). There is also a 'Hold' print queue which does something different. So my complete CUPS configuration entry for this printer is now.

Name Konica
Location  
Description Konica Bizhub C450
 
Device LPD/LPR Host or Printer
Device URI lpd://10.1.2.3/Print
 
Make Generic
Model Generic PCL 5c Printer Foomatic/hpijs (recommended) (en)

Hope this helps you. Obviously the 10.1.2.3 gets substituted with the proper IP or hostname for your printer.

Manual Excerpt from 3.5 LPR Printing:

Printer Driver Settings - For Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003

  1. For Windows 2000, click the [Start] button, point to "Settings", and then click "Printers". For Windows XP/Server 2003, click the [Start] button, and then click "Printers and Faxes".
  2. Right-click the icon of the installed printer, and then click "Properties".
  3. On the Ports tab, click the [Add Port] button.
  4. In the "Available Printer Ports" list, select "Standard TCP/IP Port", and then click the [New Port] button.
  5. When the Add Standard TCP/IP Printer Port Wizard starts up, click the [Next] button.
  6. In the "Name of printer or IP address" box, enter the IP address for this machine, and then click the [Next] button.
  7. Select "Custom", and then click the [Settings] button.
  8. Select "LPR", enter "Print" in the "Queue Name" box, and then click the [OK] button.
  9. Click the [Next] button, and then click the [Finish] button to apply the

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