CUPS Not pre-rendering PostScript
mike.mccarty at sbcglobal.net
Wed Feb 22 20:09:26 UTC 2006
I have an HP870Cse, which I'm sure you are all getting tired
of hearing about. I have three queues set up for that printer,
one at 300dpi greyscale (default), one at 600dpi greyscale,
and one which is two up 300dpi greyscale (color cartidges are
just too expensive, IMO). Each of these is set up in the
GNOME Print Mangager for pre-rendering, since the postscript
interpreter on that printer is S-L-O-W (like 30 minutes per page)
while transferring a graphics image is acceptably fast (like 4 pages
But I find that only the first two actually honor the pre-rendering.
If I print to TwoUp, then it does indeed print two pages side-
by-side on the page, but it takes 30 minutes. If I use mpage,
I get 4 pages per minute again.
Is anyone aware of why that would be or what I could do to
Also, I'd like to do some two-sided printing. This printer does
not have a duplexer, so I've been investigating using mpage or
psmandup for that. Does anyone have experience using these
in this manner automatically by setting up the queue to use
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