[cups.development] Printing PS level 3 to a PS level 2 printer

Johannes Meixner jsmeix at suse.de
Thu Jan 10 02:14:55 PST 2008


On Dec 20 19:55 Michael Sweet wrote (shortened):
> Ken Herron wrote:
> > This came up in the context of a mozilla bug report 
> > (https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=406376). When an 
> > application is printing through CUPS to a printer that supports 
> > Postscript but is limited to level 2, is it the application's 
> > responsibility to avoid generating level 3 PostScript? Or is there 
> > something in the typical CUPS-filter-printer pipeline that would convert 
> > level 3 PS to something the printer can handle?
> The application must generate Level 2 PS.

If the application cannot do it,
see "Printing from Mozilla" at
and in
"Optional PCL Printing on PostScript+PCL Printers"
"PostScript Preprocessing with Ghostscript on PostScript Printers"
and perhaps even
"Adding Additional Filter Stages to the Default CUPS Filter System"

Be aware of the drawbacks which are mentioned there
(i.e. don't expect that a workaround is a solution).

Kind Regards
Johannes Meixner
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, Maxfeldstrasse 5, 90409 Nuernberg, Germany
AG Nuernberg, HRB 16746, GF: Markus Rex

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