[Desktop_printing] PPD settings vs IPP options

Robert L Krawitz rlk at alum.mit.edu
Tue Feb 14 04:26:45 PST 2006

   Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2006 10:16:52 +0100 (CET)
   From: Johannes Meixner <jsmeix at suse.de>

   On Feb 13 20:31 Craig Bradney wrote (shortened):
   > IMO, for my own docs, I don't want any printing system doing
   > anything to them unless I specifically tell it to do so.

   As soon as the print job is submitted, the printing system and the
   printer do not work interactively.  Therefore they will do any
   unwanted automated nonsense, if you didn't care in advance about

A related problem is when the printer itself offers two (or more)
choices of margins.  A lot of Epson printers, for example, offer two
choices of margins, normal and expanded (i. e. full bleed), and
representing this in a PPD file is problematic.

I have a lot of other thoughts on the discussion here that I haven't
had time to sit down and write anything about...

Robert Krawitz                                     <rlk at alum.mit.edu>

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