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Networked postscript printers
Authored by: Anonymous on Dec 03, '01 08:45:06AM

If you have a networked postscript printer then you only need the "old" LPRIOM.plugin that you can find in Baltishar's package.

Then you define your printer in NetInfo, make it visible in PrintCenter, e voila! Printing!.

Thanks btw.


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Networked postscript printers
Authored by: Jaharmi on Jan 02, '02 04:54:04PM

I don't understand. If you have a networked PostScript printer that supports AppleTalk or LPR, you should be able to get that to work via the Print Center normally. No need to fiddle with GhostScript and/or NetInfo. So I don't understand what you're meaning by this message -- and this is not a flame, just confusion.

Just like in Mac OS 7-9, where the LaserWriter 8 driver was the generic networked PostScript printer driver, Mac OS X supports networked PostScript printers out of the box.

The only problems I've had with Mac OS X with this respect have been with PPD files -- I've had to move them over from Mac OS 9, or wait for them to come with an update for OS X (before I figured out where they were stored in OS X).

Now, non-PostScript, networked or local printers -- that's a different story!

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Networked postscript printers
Authored by: balthisar on Jan 02, '02 10:40:27PM

You're right -- to get an AppleTalk or LPR PostScript printer to work was no problem, UNLESS there was a REASON to use a NetInfo printer (such as the desire to use filters for cover pages or other types of accounting). However, the LPRIOM.plugin file BREAKS the use of filters, so it's necessary to use the old one. Even the 10.1.2 LPRIOM.filter is broken.

And, of course, for inkjets, it's survival. :-)

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