Canon BJ-200 printcap..

Canon BJ-200 printcap..

Post by Christopher Philli » Mon, 10 Jul 1995 04:00:00



I was wondering if anyone out there had a canon BJ-200 printing through
Linux.  I am having a bit of trouble setting the printcap settings correctly.
If anyone could lend some valuable insight as to how this can be accomplished,
it would be wonderful!  thanks in advance!


 
 
 

Canon BJ-200 printcap..

Post by Christopher Philli » Mon, 10 Jul 1995 04:00:00


: I was wondering if anyone out there had a canon BJ-200 printing through
: Linux.  I am having a bit of trouble setting the printcap settings correctly.
: If anyone could lend some valuable insight as to how this can be accomplished,
: it would be wonderful!  thanks in advance!


To elaborate a bit more on my problem, I have a working printcap but the problem is that I have what is called the 'staircase effect' when printing.  I created a filter to try to end this problem but to no avail.. if anyone clould help, It would be appreciated...  Private replies are encouraged!  Thanks!!!

 
 
 

Canon BJ-200 printcap..

Post by Juergen Exn » Tue, 11 Jul 1995 04:00:00



-->   : I was wondering if anyone out there had a canon BJ-200 printing through
-->   : Linux.  I am having a bit of trouble setting the printcap settings correctly.
-->   : If anyone could lend some valuable insight as to how this can be accomplished,
-->   : it would be wonderful!  thanks in advance!
-->   To elaborate a bit more on my problem, I have a working printcap but the problem is that I have what is called the 'staircase effect' when printing.  I created a filter to try to end this problem but to no avail.. if anyone clould help, It would be appreciated...  Private replies are encouraged!  Thanks!!!

Here are my settings (btw: without staircase-effect. I always print
with Postscript, even plain ASCII-files.

Quote:> cat /etc/printcap

#
# Copyright (c) 1983 Regents of the University of California.
# All rights reserved.
#
# Redistribution and use in source and binary forms are permitted
# provided that this notice is preserved and that due credit is given
# to the University of California at Berkeley. The name of the University
# may not be used to endorse or promote products derived from this
# software without specific prior written permission. This software
# is provided ``as is'' without express or implied warranty.
#

#
#
# Generic printer:
# Send standard to /dev/null
lp:lp=/dev/null:sd=/usr/spool/lp1:mx#0:sh
#
# Raw printing on bj200
raw:lp=/dev/lp1:sd=/usr/spool/bj200/raw:mx#0:sh
#
# Postscript printing on bj200
ps|Postscript|PostScript|postscript:\
        :lp=/dev/lp1:\
        :sd=/usr/spool/bj200/ps:\
        :if=/usr/spool/bj200/ps/if:\
        :mx#0:sh

&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

Quote:> cat /usr/spool/bj200/ps/if

#!/bin/sh
#
# Line printer input filter for postscript
#

/usr/bin/gs -q \
        -dSAFER \
        -dNOPAUSE \
        -sDEVICE=bj200 \
        -sPAPERSIZE=a4 \
        -sOutputFile=- \
        -

&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&
&& Note the last single minus! It took me several hours to figure out,
&& that this tells gs to read from stdin
&&
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

Quote:> gs -v

Ghostscript version 2.6.1 (5/28/93)
Copyright (C) 1990-1993 Aladdin Enterprises, Menlo Park, CA.

&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

DIP-Switches at the printer:
(Please apologize the "names" of the switches. I only have a german
manual and I had to guess, what the awful german notions might be in
original english)

1:      paper size      on(A4)
2:      text scale      off
3:      <none>
4:      page length     on
5:      Character set   on

6:      International   on    ) Just noticed, this is ITALIAN setting,
7:        -"-              on    ) well, seems as if settings are irrelevant
8:        -"-              off   ) for postscript printing

9:      Character Set   on    ) Should be irrelevant as Postscript is
10:       -"-              off   ) printed in graphics mode
11:       -"-              off

12:     Mode            off   ) This one is important, selects bj-10 mode!!!!

&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

Hope, that helps.

Good luck
                jue
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Canon BJ-200 printcap..

Post by Rich » Tue, 11 Jul 1995 04:00:00



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> : I was wondering if anyone out there had a canon BJ-200 printing through
> : Linux.  I am having a bit of trouble setting the printcap settings
correctly.
> : If anyone could lend some valuable insight as to how this can be
accomplished,
> : it would be wonderful!  thanks in advance!



I have a bje-200ex and use the BJF filter which I got off of sunsite.
Works great, in fact, it runs faster than the slug known as print manager
under windose....  I would suggest you look into it.

hope that helps.

rich

 
 
 

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I just purchased a Canon BJ-200 printer for my computer and am having trouble
finding a printcap file for it.  If there is anyone out there that may have
one or knows were to get one,  I'd appreciate it.  Also,  if there are any other
files or filters or whatever that may make my printer run more efficently I'd
appreciate it if you'd let me know.

Thanks for your time in this matter.

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