HP PSC 1210

Google loves my site, so I am putting this out there for others who may be tearing their hair out like I was. I was trying to make CUPS print to an HP PSC 1210 shared via samba on a windows XP box. It wouldn’t work. No matter what I did. I even tried installing an Lpd spooler on the windows box and even THAT yielded the same error: “Error - printing”. Gee, thanks, Windows, that really points me in the right direction.

No matter what I did I got a job in the queue with “Error - printing” that showed 64.0 KB / [job size] downloaded.

The answer, as referenced here is to simply turn off bi-directional printing in the properties for the HP PSC 1210.