restrict printer feature

Anonymous anonymous at
Sun Aug 28 05:03:50 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

Hi Michael,


I've emailed you the two ppd files, one is edited to have:
ColorDevice: False

However, on sharing it with Samba and installing it on WinXP with Ricoh's PS drivers, if I print a color print job it prints color.

Seems that the ppd only contains options for cup's interface?

Just a reminder, I need to force any print job to greyscale no matter what the client settings...


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