[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
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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