[OT] printing question

Da Rock rock_on_the_web at comcen.com.au
Wed Nov 19 01:37:40 PST 2008

On Tue, 2008-11-18 at 10:49 -0600, Andrew Gould wrote:
> Time to buy a new printer.  I don't print much from FreeBSD; but the need
> occasionally arises.  Most of my printing is done while using Mac OS X.  The
> Epson Artisan 800 is looking awfully nice; but it's not in the Linux
> printing database yet (http://openprinting.org/printer_list.cgi).
> Question:  Since Mac OS X uses CUPS, if I share the printer on the Mac, will
> I need to worry about FreeBSD compatibility of the printer?  I only need
> printing functions (not scan, etc) for the FreeBSD computer.

My understanding of this may be flawed, but from what I read years ago
you should be able to use a pass thru filter (driver) and let the Mac do
the hard work. It may be a slower way to print though, but based on your
outline of the quantity you do print it should suffice.

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