restrict printer feature

Michael Sweet mike at
Sat Aug 27 03:33:44 PDT 2005

Anonymous wrote:
> Hi,
> How can I disable a printer feature in CUPS? We have a Ricoh Aficio CL4000DN in our lab.
> The printer is shared via SMB twice, A) CL4000DN Color and B) CL4000DN BW.
> Printer A is availiable to teachers and staff, B is availiable to students.
> How can I disable color printing on B so that all jobs are forced to color? Further, even if the print job is sent as a color print job, it would only ever print to B/W?

Edit the PPD files and remove the corresponding options so that
the color queue only provides a Color printing option and the BW
queue only provides a Grayscale printing option.

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

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