Linux Setup notes for Xerox Phaser 6250 dp printer

17-Mar-2004 : These instructions have changed. There is a new ppd file name and a slightly different device name. If you earlier downloaded the file /usr/share/cups/model/xr_p6250.ppd, you should delete that file and run through these steps again.

  • place the file /usr/share/cups/model/xr_6250dp.ppd (this file is attached below)
  • Command line configuration
    • lpadmin -p color2 -L "biostatistics" -D "Xerox Phaser 6250DP" -P /usr/share/cups/model/xr6250dp.ppd -v socket:// -E
  • GUI configuration method
    • use Control Center (kcontrol) to make a queue (called it color2)
    • K --> Settings --> Control Center
    • Peripherals --> Printers
    • Right click in upper panel; left click on "Add printer/class..." and follow the prompts
      • backend selection should be "Network Printer (TCP)"
      • printer address is ( and port is 9100
      • click on Other button for Printer Model Selection; naviagte to /usr/share/cups/model/xr6250dp.ppd
      • take defaults on rest of choices
  • questions:
    • does this get proper postscript function?

Windows (win4lin) setup notes

  • The setup procedure provided by Xerox works well. See and click on "6250_English_PS_Driver". This will download setup.exe; save it on the desktop. Once the download is finished, run setup.exe to install the driver. The network address for color2 is or The network address for color3 is or Note that the setup procedure may take a very long time to do its job. Just wait it out.

Adjusting the Color Registration

Adjust Color Registration

  1. Press the Down Arrow and scroll to Troubleshooting.
  2. Press OK.
  3. Press the Down Arrow and scroll to Print Quality Problems.
  4. Press OK.
  5. Select Color Registration.
  6. Press OK.
  7. Press the OK key to print this page.
  8. To adjust the color registration, select Adjust Cyan and press the OK key.
    1. Using the page just printed, select the number for the heaviest Cyan area.
    2. The Cyan lines above that number should form a straight line with the black lines. (2.25KB)
    3. Enter that number by using the Down Arrow or Up Arrow keys.
    4. Press OK.
  9. Repeat steps 1 through 3 for Adjust Magenta and Adjust Yellow.

-- DalePlummer - 15 Mar 2004
  • xr6250dp.ppd: new ppd file for phaser 6250dp. Works better.
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