OpenPrinting : MacOSX : pxlmono
Please note: all packages require Mac OS X version 10.2 or newer.
Release Date: April 1, 2011
The pxlmono package contains PPD files for the supported grayscale and color printers from Brother, Epson, Gestetner, HP, Infotec, Kyocera, Lanier, NRG, Ricoh, Samsung, and Savin and others. On Mac OS X Jaguar and later, printing with pxlmono PPDs requires Foomatic-RIP (a CUPS filter script) and Ghostscript (an open-source PostScript interpreter), and a foomatic PPD for each supported printer. The PPDs are designed to be used in conjuction with the Foomatic-RIP filter and Ghostscript. The PPDs use the 'pxlmono' and 'pxlcolor' devices that are built into Ghostscript.
The PPDs are text only files and will work equally well on either PPC or Intel Macs.
New in this release:
To add a printer queue, Leopard (Mac OS X 10.5.x) users should use the Print & Fax from System Preferences. Click on the + (plus) icon at the lower left. A new window will open. In that window, click the Default Browser icon at the top left. Highlight your printer in the section below. Use the “Print Using” pop-up menu near the bottom of the window to select the correct PPD for your printer and click Add.
Tiger users should open the Printer Setup Utility and click on the Add icon at the top of the Printer List window. A new window will open. In that window, click the Default Browser icon at the top left. Highlight your printer in the section below. Use the “Print Using” pop-up menu near the bottom of the window to select the correct PPD for your printer and click Add.
Jaguar (OS X 10.2.x) and Panther (OS X 10.3.x) users should open Print Center (Jaguar) or Printer Setup Utility (Panther), hold down the Option key, and click the Add Printer button in the Print Center toolbar. Within the setup sheet, choose Advanced from the top popup menu; then in the “Device:” popup menu select your printer by name (it should be the last item in the menu list). Finally, select the correct PPD from the model browser and click Add.
The pxlmono installer for Mac OS X ncludes PPDs for 1001 printers.
Package license: GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE (GPL) and MIT open source license.
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