Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Brother printer on GNU/Linux

For some reason, brother printers (at least mine) do not take into account the settings specified for the printer in the regular way (Gnome settings in my case).

But mysteriously, there is a command which can be used to change them properly (brprintconf_mfc235c). In my case, I was having problems with top margin, and top of pages was not printed. Apparently it was because of page type, so I could fix it by:

sudo brprintconf_mfc235c -pt A4


  1. Thnx a lot! Had the same problem - solved! :)

    (And if you shouldn't know, here you get option-lists for all Brother models (ignore the "Command Line" Tab, your command is correct and works with the options listed)

    greetz, delo

  2. Hey, thanks for your help.
    After trying several methods, yours is the only that worked for me (MFC255CW)

    Best regards,