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Phaser 6180MFP-D: How to enable color printing

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I'm am having problems printing in color on a Phaser 6180MFP-D printer. It prints in what seems to be greyscale.

I'm using this PPD file:


That I downloaded and extracted from

I'm running Xubuntu 20.04 with CUPS 2.3.1.

I am able to setup the printer using CUPS from its web interface, but when printing a page from Google Chrome, it prints out in greyscale.

I've looked through all of the settings and they seem like they are all set correctly to print in color. I don't know what all of the color-related settings do, but none of them say "print in black" or "print in greyscale".

Here is a screenshot of the CUPS page with the relevant options: 

I am able to print in color from Windows 10 using the drivers I installed per

So this seems like a PPD specific or CUPS specific configuration setting that I'm simply figuring out.


Anyone have any ideas?



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Re: Phaser 6180MFP-D: How to enable color printing

Hello bgoodr,

I have info on how to set up default color option in Windows. For Cups, I would recommend speaking with the 2nd Level Network Support Specialist at: 1-800-821-2797

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