Patrick Mahan PMahan at
Thu Dec 8 17:25:36 UTC 2011

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Ryan Coleman [mailto:editor at]
>Sent: Thursday, December 08, 2011 9:03 AM
>To: Patrick Mahan
>Cc: FreeBSD Questions
>Subject: Re: CUPS and IPP/JD/LPD
>I keep getting garbage text when I connect to my Lanier here at work... an
>I used to be able to print to it but never in color... not the end of the
>world but I want to be able to print to it again.
>On Dec 8, 2011, at 10:59 AM, Patrick Mahan wrote:
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: owner-freebsd-questions at [mailto:owner-freebsd-
>>> questions at] On Behalf Of Ryan Coleman
>>> Sent: Thursday, December 08, 2011 8:41 AM
>>> To: FreeBSD Questions
>>> Subject: CUPS and IPP/JD/LPD
>>> I have a printer that doesn't support IPP. The leasing agency wants to
>>> charge me $1400 to "install" the Postcript driver on it but I'm looking
>>> another solution, if possible: CUPS.
>>> I have a MacBook and we have a number of iOS devices around the office
>>> that people would love to be able to print from... but AirPrint requires
>>> IPP-compatible printer.
>>> Is there a way to convert or translate IPP to either LPD or JetDirect?
>>> --
>>> Ryan
>> Ryan,
>> I use JetDirect with my Apple devices.  I print to a HP OfficeJet 7310
>> with no problems.
>> I had and older HP Color inkjet (930?) that was hooked up for a while to a
>> Core box that was using LPD that worked as well.


What does the garbage text look like?  PCL?  or Postscript?  I'm not familiar with
the Lanier printers.

Patrick Mahan
Lead Technical Kernel Engineer
Adara Networks
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