Using dotmatrix printer with (or without) CUPS for graphics printing
freebsd at edvax.de
Tue Feb 24 15:05:14 UTC 2015
On Tue, 24 Feb 2015 08:31:30 -0600, Andrew Gould wrote:
> Are PPD files cross-platform? If so, you could try adding the PPD file
> manually during printer configuration. The related openprinting page for
> your printer is here:
Many thanks! This actually is the _first_ time something related
to CUPS works on the first try as expected! :-)
I had to "guess" the device URI. For further reference, the following
settings resulted in success:
Driver: Epson LQ-570+ Foomatic/epson (recommended)
(grayscale, 2-sided printing)
Defaults: job-sheets=none, none media=iso_a4_210x297mm sides=one-sided
I haven't tried printing from Gimp, because that forces me to
configure a _new_ printer, and the "Epson" category doesn't
list old dotmatrix printers anymore. So printing to a file
(PS) and then printing them via "lpr -PEpson_LQ_570+ file.ps"
works perfectly; printing also works from xpdf or gv, so all
I need is there.
Again, thanks for your advice!
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
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