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Postscript-HP
 
PPD files for HP's PostScript printers which are not supported by HPLIP, supplied by HP
Supplier: HP (printer manufacturer)
License: MIT (free software, show license text)
User support:HPLIP support and bug tracking system (voluntary)
Color output   Type: PostScript
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Download:Driver packages: All architectures: 20130226 (RPM for LSB 3.2) (Signed), 20130226 (DEB for LSB 3.2) (Signed) (How to install)
 

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Under this entry HP's PPD files for those PostScript printers are hosted which are not supported by HPLIP. These are most DesignJets (large format printers) and one PostScript standard format inkjet (OfficeJet 9100, HPLIP supports it only in PCL mode).

See the "hplip" driver entry for all HP PostScript printers not mentioned here.

PostScript printers are supported natively in Linux and Unix environments, so you only need the PPD file for your printer, no driver executables, to get access to all printing functionality. The PPD contains all information about properties and user-settable options which are specific to the printer and makes printing dialogs show these options and allow the user to control all the printer's functionality.

Note that the PPDs are originally developed for the Mac OS X operating system. So they contain entries which are not made use of under Linux.

The PPDs only support the printing functionality of the printers. To use additional functionality, like ink/toner level check, inkjet head cleaning, scanning, faxing, ... you need HPLIP in addition to the PPD files.

Note that these printers work, like all other PostScript printers, with generic PostScript PPD files, but then you will not get access to all the printer specific functionality.


 

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