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Fujifilm ASK2000 - how to print from Linux

My company have Fujifilm ASK 2000 photo printer. I can't find any drivers for Linux.

Maybe anybody know is it possible to use it with Linux? Maybe the printer uses some standard printer language like PCL or PostScript?

Linux Distribution is Ubuntu 14.04.

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    • Since this sounds like an industrial printer (the manual mentions that it takes two people to lift it), I would suggest you ask the vendor.
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    • The USB Vendor ID does not appear to be registered. This would make Linux support a tad difficult (since there may not be a USB driver available). See my updated answer for more detail.

Short Answer: This printer does not work "out-of-the-box" with Ubuntu 14.04.

Additional Details:

EDIT: HopelessN00B pointed-out there's OSX drivers available. Though OSX is closer to BSD than Linux (as others have mentioned), there may be a chance;

The OSX driver download contains two *.dmg files. If there's a PPD file or two in there, there's a chance they could be used.

The manual mentions USB 2.0 support. Plug-in a Linux system and review the output from "lsusb". From there, you should be able to determine if there's a driver available.

EDIT: Since the addition of the lsusb output, we can check the Linux USB ID Database

Bus 003 Device 007: ID 07ce:c009

Interpreting the USB ID is the easy part;

  • First four hex digits are the "Vendor ID" (07ce:)
  • Second four hex digits are the "Product ID" (:c009)

Unfortunately, the USB ID DB doesn't yield any hits;

USB ID DB Entries

07cd    Elektor
07cf    Casio Computer Co., Ltd

It goes from 07cd to 07cf (skipping 07ce entirely). I would suspect that the product has been second-sourced (made by someone else on FujiFilm's behalf), according to the USB-IF FAQ

Your Linux distribution of choice may have a "printer setup wizard" that you may want to try.

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    • The wizard can't find anything (I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 so it's quite up to date). Maybe some output from windows can help? Maybe there is some Win utility I can use to provide you with some useful information?
    • I have looked-up hardware using the Windows "Device Manager" to help in googling for drivers & advice. Give it a shot. Note the name of the device ("Friendly Name" in the Details/Properties pane), the "Manufacturer", the Driver used and the version number.

They don't seem to offer Linux drivers on their website, but they do offer OSX drivers. Since OSX is really just a customized version of Linux BSD, you might be able to make the OSX drivers work on Linux, with a little effort.

The linked page also has a contact option - I'd ask Fuji about their Linux support before doing anything else, as that seems like the easiest, lowest effort approach.

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    • The contact form and help system is kind of loop - you always end in the same place with no answer. There is no contact form or email address provided... You only can call them... Which I'll try but don't expect much...
    • @Kornel Please let us know what you hear from the vendor. Also, see if you can get the output from lsusb for the device. If you don't have a Linux system handy, there's many "Live-Boot Linux CD" images out there (ubuntu, knoppix, etc)
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    • OSX is based on freebsd, and not on linux. The drivers are binary incompatible. :-( (Although the difference is smaller as between linux and win were)

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