[Desktop_printing] PPD settings vs IPP options

Robert L Krawitz rlk at alum.mit.edu
Tue Feb 14 17:27:54 PST 2006

   From: Kurt Pfeifle <k1pfeifle at gmx.net>
   Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 02:20:02 +0000

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   On Wednesday 15 February 2006 00:46, Robert L Krawitz wrote:
   >    From: Kurt Pfeifle <k1pfeifle at gmx.net>
   >    Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2006 14:48:14 +0000
   >    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.:
   > Yes, but the problem is that we already offer a huge number of
   > different page sizes -- on the R1800, for example, we already offer 78
   > page sizes, and on larger printers even more.  Doubling (or worse)
   > that leads to a completely unwieldly interface.

   ACK, but that's a differnt matter altogether from what you
   initially stated as the "problem" :-)

True, but it does have an impact on the solution space...

Robert Krawitz                                     <rlk at alum.mit.edu>

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