Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty LTS How-to Install Epson AL-C8500 Laser Printer Drivers Easy Guide

August 21, 2014 | By thelinuxevangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Installing Epson AL-C8500 Printer Drivers on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Properly Installing the Epson AL-C8500/AL-C8500PS Printer Laser Drivers on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr LTS i386/amd64 Linux.

All the Epson Laser Printers understand PCL 5e, PCL 6, and/or PostScript and so they should work with standard drivers, but this PPD Driver provided by Epson uses the printer’s own language Esc/Page and gives some additional options to the supported printers.

How-to Install the Epson AL-C8500 Printer Laser Drivers on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty LTS - Featured
  1. If the Printer is Not Recognized then Install Manually:

    Ubuntu How-to Install a Printer
  2. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)


     - Open Terminal
  3. Download Epson Laser Printer PPD for Your Model:

    PPD .bin from openprinting.org
  4. Relocate Epson PPD .bin Driver

    sudo su -c "mv $HOME/Downloads/Epson*eplaser.bin /usr/share/cups/model"
  5. Load New Printer Configuration

    sudo su -c "/etc/init.d/cups restart"

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