Printer advice

Tijl Coosemans tijl at
Mon May 15 12:00:47 UTC 2017

On Mon, 15 May 2017 03:48:20 +0200 Polytropon <freebsd at> wrote:
> On Sun, 14 May 2017 20:40:43 -0400 (EDT), Chris Hill wrote:
>> Second, let me clarify that I would really prefer to stay away from CUPS 
>> if possible. I use lpr and printcap, with occasional printing from 
>> applications whose names start with "gn." What I'm after is a printer 
>> that works out of the box with minimal hassle.  
> So you'd be best prepared with a printer that understands PS or PCL.
> You can generate PCL easily with gs (called via printcap), and PS is
> no problem because it's the default printing output format of all
> applications anyway.

The standard print format for applications has been PDF for a while now:

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