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This driver is free software.
Type: Ghostscript built-in

Generic Instructions: CUPS, PPR, LPD/LPRng/GNUlpr, PDQ, no spooler, PPD aware applications/clients,

Important for Windows clients: The CUPS PostScript driver for Windows has a bug which makes it choking on PPD files which contain GUI texts longer than 39 characters. Therefore it is recommended to use Adobe's PostScript driver. If you still want to use the CUPS driver, please mark "GUI texts limited to 39 characters" to get an appropriate PPD file.

Select printer:
the PPD file



Tweaked version of Daniel Gordini's "lxm3200" driver for the Lexmark 3200. Boer Attila (boera at unitbv dot ro) and Tomas Groth (tomasgroth at hotmail dot com) discovered that this driver works also on the Z12 and the Z31 when one does some small tweaking on it. So they have made a modified version of the original driver, with an additional "-dmodel=n" (Lexmark 3200: n = 0, Z12: n = 1, Z31: n = 2) option to fit the driver to the appropriate model.


The 1200 dpi will come out somewhat dark, correct this by the gamma correction of CUPS, or use the 600dpi resolution (native resolution of the printer).

Unidirectional printing on the Z12 and the Z31 is possible and gives a much higher printout quality.

From the Z31 there came out models which need different margin settings. If the print head of your Z31 goes over the end of its rails and makes strange noise, use the "-dz31m=x" option where x is an integer number adjusting the margins. Default (when not using the option) is 100, You should try something like 300, but other values can also apply.

The Compaq IJ750 is a rebadged Lexmark 3200, so use it with "-dmodel=0".

The Z22 and Z32 have protocols similar to the Lexmark 3200 and work partially with this driver ("-dmodel=0"). Note that you have to turn off and on the Z22/Z32 after the job has finished. For black text printing this driver is usable on the Z22/Z32. But note that these printers are not officially supported by this driver. Use Lexmark's drivers for the Z22/Z32.

This driver is also in the CVS of ESP Ghostscript ("lxm3200" device). When one does not use the "-dmodel=n" option, the driver behaves as the original "lxm3200" driver.

Alternative download place (probably not the newest version): http://www.distantvoices.org/


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