[Cialug] Printing without a driver, ..
Nathan C. Smith
nathan.smith at ipmvs.com
Fri Sep 9 13:43:57 CDT 2011
Using ps/LPD ? is this a network printer?
From: cialug-bounces at cialug.org [mailto:cialug-bounces at cialug.org] On Behalf Of L. V. Lammert
Sent: Friday, September 09, 2011 1:40 PM
To: Central Iowa Linux Users Group
Subject: Re: [Cialug] Printing without a driver, ..
At 01:32 PM 9/9/2011, you wrote:
>On Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 1:23 PM, L. V. Lammert <lvl at omnitec.net> wrote:
> > What is the simplest way to print an 'image' of a page? Is it as
> simple as a
> > netcat?
>What exactly do you mean by 'image' and 'page'?
'image' = page formatted in the language of the printer - i.e. no driver or translation involved. Think .ps, though it isn't in this application.
>Most printers out there will take plain text and do something
>intelligible with it, but for anything else you'll need something to
>convert your source format into PCL, PostScript, or whatever other
>commands your printer needs to make toner or ink to come out in the
The page is already formatted properly in a file, the question is how [mechanically] would it get sent to the printer.
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