print through two printers

Michael Sweet mike at
Thu Aug 25 04:46:33 PDT 2005

Anonymous wrote:
>>In my job, I must print through 2 printers. So I developpe an application that synchronize them (I send datas directly to /dev/lp0 and /dev/lp1). When I stop one of the printer with the button, I stop the second (stop sending datas).
>>I wonder if CUPS allow print through two printer like I do ?
>>I must print this way since I print OCR data on the first and CMC7 (or E13B) on the second. They are fonts but I'm not using laser nor ink jet printers. So I use continuous paper through the to printers.
>>Is there a way to do this with CUPS ? I think I could developpe drivers for the printer I use.
>>thanks :)
> No reply :(
> What I want to do is print adresse, name, numbers etc... on the first printer (for example a postscript printer). And In the same time print one line on a second printer (which have a CMC7 or E13B font).
> Is there a way into CUPS to send a spoole file, then filter it into two files (one for the first printer, one for the second printer), and print one page on the second printer every time the fisrt one has printed one page ? (or something like that)

Not directly, however you can define a new MIME type and filter to
do this indirectly by queuing the two separate parts to the "real"

Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products           mike at easysw dot com
Internet Printing and Publishing Software

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