[Desktop_printing] PPD settings vs IPP options

Kurt Pfeifle k1pfeifle at gmx.net
Tue Feb 14 06:48:14 PST 2006


On Tuesday 14 February 2006 12:40, Robert L Krawitz wrote:

>    > 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.
> 
>    Could you give some background info why it is problematic?
> 
> The PPD file only provides one imageable area per paper size.

IIRC, this is by paper size *name*. AFAIK, you can define, say, 2 (or
more) different "Letter" paper size names with identical "PageSize", 
but different "ImageableArea", eg.:

  *PageSize Letter/US Letter: "<</PageSize [612 792] /ImagingBBox null
  *PageSize LetterFB/US Letter (FullBleed): "<</PageSize [612 792] /ImagingBBox null
  [....]
  *ImageableArea Letter/US Letter: "7 7 605 785"
  *ImageableArea LetterFB/US Letter (FullBleed): "0 0 612 792"

Cheers,
Kurt



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