Views Read Edit View history. This leaves us with three choices: If your printer is not supported by either of these driver packages, you may yet be able to find a Foomatic PPD for your printer. This can be either one of the native CUPS filters or foomatic-rip. So what are those Foomatic PPDs? The only “color mode” that worked with my black ink cartridge was “Floyd-Steinberg Gray”. But if foomatic-rip “knows” about the available printer, it will translate the PostScript data directly to the printer’s language, without creating the intermediate raster file.
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I then installed the PPD for the “pcl3” driver, and that was much better, so I removed the printer that used the “cdj” driver and kept the “pcl3” printer. OpenPrinting printer support – database Foomatic is a printing system designed to make it easier to set up common printers for use with Debian and other operating systems.
However, very few driver distributions provide native CUPS filters, and the foomatic-rip trick comes in handy in many cases. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.
It may be freely redistributed in its entirety provided that this copyright prinetr is not removed. Lucky for us, “cdj” is listed, so we can use this PPD. You can also compress it with gzip if you like.
A newer method is to have a common ghostscript device call an external program also called a filter; distinct from CUPS filterswhich controls the printer options for the different models supported by the filter. If your browser has trouble setting a reasonable filename for the PPD, you can rename it after downloading to the name suggested in the PPD.
It uses ‘traditional’ ghostscript devices such as “cdj”, “pcl3”, “ijs”, etcetera instead. This can be either one of the native CUPS filters or foomatic-rip. Some background information pfinter foomatic-rip, its use of traditional ghostscript devices, and how these differ from the special “cups” ghostscript device, can be found on this page.
This script is a clever hack to allow the use of ‘traditional’ ghostscript devices with CUPS. The page says that the type of the cdj driver is “Ghostscript”. You will probably need the foomatic-db-engine package for this package to be useful. This package contains the printer database distributed by OpenPrinting for most common drivers. Different PPDs that use foomatic-rip often require different ghostscript devices. Learn more about this site.
You can put it in a subdirectory if you prefer. This leaves us goomatic three choices: Other Foomatic PPDs need to be downloaded from the www.
We can quickly discard three of these: The optional foomatic-filters package includes the foomatic-rip filter script from the www.
After downloading and possibly renaming the PPD, you need foomatkc put it in the right place.
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other contact information, see the Debian contact page. Other Packages Related to foomatic-db depends recommends suggests enhances rec: The only “color mode” that worked with my black ink cartridge was “Floyd-Steinberg Gray”. The extension must be. It can be used in tandem with either the oldish “hpijs” ghostscript device or the new “ijs” ghostscript device.
If the output spools to a PostScript printer, no further foomstic is needed.
One of these external ghostscript filters is “hpijs”. Currently it is developed by the OpenPrinting workgroup of the Linux Foundation. This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat Debian is a trademark of SPI Inc. But if foomatic-rip “knows” about the available printer, it will translate the PostScript data directly to the printer’s language, without creating fomatic intermediate raster file.
It provides the “glue” between a print spooler like CUPS or lpr and your actual printer, by telling your computer how to process files sent to the printer.