How do I print PS with non-PS printer ?

How do I print PS with non-PS printer ?

Post by Dan Arghires » Wed, 13 Mar 1996 04:00:00



        Hi everybody...

        Here's my problem : I bought an Epson Stylus 820 and I don't know
how to convince it to print Postscript in Linux ....

        Here's what I did:
I compiled a new kernel with printer support. Finally lpr works ( it didn't
at first because it needed some directories ) , but all I get is plain ascii.

        Do I need to edit /etc/printcap for this? I mean lpr can be
instructed to print Postscript on non-Postscript printers?

                Please help me ....

                                                        Dan


 
 
 

How do I print PS with non-PS printer ?

Post by Stephan F. J » Thu, 14 Mar 1996 04:00:00


Dan:


>I compiled a new kernel with printer support. Finally lpr works ( it didn't
>at first because it needed some directories ) , but all I get is plain ascii.

>        Do I need to edit /etc/printcap for this? I mean lpr can be
>instructed to print Postscript on non-Postscript printers?

It sure can, as long as your printer is supported by ghostscript.  Look for
the "apsfilter" on your favorite Linux ftp site, and it will set up your
/etc/printcap for you.

It is easy to use, and it transparently sets up "lpr" so it will print
ASCII (formatted, two up!), PostScript, TeX, etc.  It's fantastic!

>                                                        Dan



Good luck,
StEpHaN!
--
Stephan Jou            | "The best thing for being sad," replied Merlyn,



 
 
 

How do I print PS with non-PS printer ?

Post by Ralf Kneemey » Fri, 15 Mar 1996 04:00:00


:>
:>        Hi everybody...

Hi you !

:>        Here's my problem : I bought an Epson Stylus 820 and I don't know
:>how to convince it to print Postscript in Linux ....

I do it like this:

# printcap-file ...
----------------------------------------------------------------------
# Standart ASCII Files CR->CRLF
txt:lp=/dev/lp1:sd=/usr/spool/lp1:if=/var/spool/lp1/txt.filter:sh:mx#0

# Postscript
ps:lp=/dev/lp1:sd=/usr/spool/lp1:if=/var/spool/lp1/ps.filter:sh:mx#0

# No Filter
lp:lp=/dev/lp1:sd=/usr/spool/lp1:sh:mx#0
----------------------------------------------------------------------

# ps.filter ...
----------------------------------------------------------------------
#!/bin/sh

DEVICE=deskjet

exec /usr/bin/gs -q -sPAPERSIZE=a4 -dSAFER\
     -sDEVICE=$DEVICE -sOutputFile=- -

----------------------------------------------------------------------

This works fine !

Good luck.

Bye.
--
Tschau,

Ralf Kneemeyer.              Offenes Usenet Team, Westfalen.de

 
 
 

How do I print PS with non-PS printer ?

Post by Bil » Fri, 15 Mar 1996 04:00:00


Dan,

Try using the aps-491.tar.gz package. I've got the Epson Stylus 800
and am able to print postscript just fine. Hope this helps...

Bill


>        Hi everybody...
>        Here's my problem : I bought an Epson Stylus 820 and I don't know
>how to convince it to print Postscript in Linux ....
>        Here's what I did:
>I compiled a new kernel with printer support. Finally lpr works ( it didn't
>at first because it needed some directories ) , but all I get is plain ascii.
>        Do I need to edit /etc/printcap for this? I mean lpr can be
>instructed to print Postscript on non-Postscript printers?
>                Please help me ....
>                                                        Dan