Networking – Brother network printer config for Synology DiskStation AirPrint server


Synology DiskStation's DSM 5+ NAS OS includes Apple AirPrint and Google CloudPrint server services. However, it doesn't include drivers for my specific printer, a Brother DCP-7065DN. Do I need to manually add the Linux drivers to DSM somehow, or are there settings that will allow this to work?

Best Answer

Select the closest available printer driver (Brother DCP-8045D) and the PCL_P1 printer queue (instead of BINARY_P1), and some AirPrint jobs will go through.

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This works for printing some types of documents but not others. Images and photos do not seem to be directly printable (Photos or MMS attachments) -- the job is sent, but the printer displays 'Receiving Data' indefinitely, until the job is cancelled (Alternatively, images can be printed using the Brother iPrint&Scan app). Most other documents, even documents that contain images (e-mail), are AirPrint-able.

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