[cups.general] print drivers

Michael R Sweet msweet at apple.com
Thu May 22 20:43:05 PDT 2008

solarflow99 wrote:
> I am wondering about something, with a PPD file, this provides a 
> postscript driver only right?  Because with windows drivers, they 
> usually install both types: a PCL 6 driver (i assume is postscript), and 
> a regular driver.  I don't see any place that explains this.

PPD files are used in CUPS for all types of drivers.

Non-PostScript printers specify additional filters that convert from
CUPS raster (application/vnd.cups-raster) or some other standard
format to a format the printer understand - look for lines starting
with "*cupsFilter:".

Michael R Sweet                        Senior Printing System Engineer

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