Double-sided printing A3 printing with generic PCL

Michael Sweet mike at
Sat May 24 20:28:26 PDT 2008

andreas moroder wrote:
>> andreas moroder wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> we have a Canon IR2025 printer. I use the Generic PCL 6/PCL XL Printer Foomatic/ljet4d driver. When I try to print from windows via cups driver a A3 landscape document with "Double-sided printing" mode set to "short edge" than CUPS ignores the settings and prints the dcoument the wrong way. The second side is upside down. This should only happen when it is set to "Long Edge (default)"
>> Foomatic drivers do not work with Windows.
> Maybe my post was not clear. I print from windows through samba with cups on a linux machine.

Maybe my response was not clear.  Foomatic drivers (running on the
Linux system) will not work when printing from a Windows system
through Samba - the drivers do not use the normal way of passing
options embedded in PostScript print files, so they are not compatible
with the Windows or CUPS PostScript drivers.

In short, it won't work.  Use a non-Foomatic driver to get things

Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products           mike at easysw dot com

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