[cups.general] Re: Printer classes and Windows

Anthony Chavez acc at anthonychavez.org
Wed Jul 21 11:32:36 PDT 2004

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On Tue, 20 Jul 2004 16:10:27 +0200 Helge Blischke <H.Blischke at srz-berlin.de> wrote:

> Anthony Chavez wrote:
>> Fellow cups-lovers:
>> I've set up a printer class and would like my Windows (2k|NT|98) clients
>> to use it.  I've configured all of these clients to use IPP (via the
>> Internet Printing update for Win98 and ShinePrint for NT).
>> In this class are two distinctly different printers: an HP DeskJet 1220C
>> and a Toshiba e-Studio28.  Both are configured in CUPS as raw devices
>> and PostScript printers (Toshiba has native PS support, whereas the HP
>> uses GIMP-Print).
>> I've currently got the class set up to use the PostScript devices, with
>> Adobe's drivers installed on the client machines.  This works great
>> except Ghostscript renders pages quite slowly.  So I'm interested in
>> using class that will print to the raw devices instead.
>> However, when I try to configure the clients, I get prompted to install
>> a driver (as you would expect), but I'm not sure what to tell it, since
>> the class is heterogeneous.
>> Where do I go from here?  I'd prefer to use IPP over SMB if at all
>> possible.
> I guess you'd make a .inf file and use a PPD that reflects the
> common properties of both of your printers.

Thank you for your response, Helge.  Could you perhaps elaborate a bit
more on what needs to be done?  Maybe provide some examples and links?


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