CUPS and Epson Epson WF-3540 on FreeBSD 9.2/11.0-CURRENT

Charles Swiger cswiger at
Tue Nov 5 21:12:57 UTC 2013


On Nov 5, 2013, at 11:58 AM, O. Hartmann <ohartman at> wrote:
>> I don't think it's likely you'll find this working. I'd suggest you
>> find a printer that can natively speak postscript and works with SANE
>> without a proprietary driver. It's getting hard to find printers that
>> can do this, though.
> A pity.
> I think it is hard to find an ink-jet printer that "speaks" natively
> PS. Mots of them I saw have their proprietary BLOB driver managing the
> communication if they are multi-function-systems - mostly Linux.

It costs money to license a real PostScript interpreter from Adobe, which
means that the cheaper inkjets won't pony up for that capability.

It looks like the Lexmark Pro4000 and the HP OfficeJet 276dw are sanely priced
PostScript-capable inkjets, but there are literally hundreds of laser printers
around which have native PostScript support, and their cost-per-page usually
is much more reasonable than inkjets end up being.


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