Best way to print photos
fbsdlists at gmail.com
Mon Apr 3 21:15:49 UTC 2006
The HP 5850 is capable of borderless photo prints.
On 4/3/06, Greg Barniskis <nalists at scls.lib.wi.us> wrote:
> M. Warner Losh wrote:
> > OK. I got bordered photo printing working. I haven't gotten
> > borderless printing working, alas.
> > The key points I learned:
> > (1) Install print/cups.
> > (2) Install graphics/hpijs. This filters .ps -> goo the printer groks
> > (3) Install graphics/gimp. This makes .ps files
> > (4) Kill lpr/lpd before starting cups.
> > (5) Make sure you configure lpr/lpd not to startup on boot
> > (6) Remove lp* binaries
> > (7) Setup buildworld /etc/make.conf so it doesn't build lpr with
> > NO_LPR or WITHOUT_LPR
> > (8) Add printer via localhost:631 web interface.
> > (8) Set printer to draft mode via cups for testing
> > (9) Use firefox to generate test prints.
> > (10) To print from gimp, I have to remove the '-l' from the command
> > line every time I print in the printer setup. This causes the
> > raw .ps file to go to the printer, rather than via cups'
> > postscript filter for the printer.
> > (11) To get photos, one must set photo quality via cups setup
> > interface.
> Thanks very much for posting back a solution summary. I tried to
> monitor this thread but it got to be more verbose than I could
> digest. This is most helpful.
> > I'd love to know how to print borderless prints (right now I get 1/4"
> > (8mm) boarder on the prints).
> Perhaps I'm not reading you right, but if you mean you want to print
> your images all the way to the physical edge of the paper, I think
> you are out of luck.
> As I understand it, most consumer model printers simply do not
> (physically cannot) support that. In PDF terminology, you've got the
> MediaBox (paper size) is one thing and the Bleedbox (printable area)
> is another, smaller thing. Then there's the Trimbox, an even smaller
> area where printing is thought to be reliably accurate.
> Of course, if you can print "borderless" on your particular printer
> via Windows, then you should have a reasonable expectation of being
> able to do that in FreeBSD as well. However, if you regressed your
> setup I think you'd find that the hardware is the limiting factor.
> Greg Barniskis, Computer Systems Integrator
> South Central Library System (SCLS)
> Library Interchange Network (LINK)
> <gregb at scls.lib.wi.us>, (608) 266-6348
More information about the freebsd-questions