Gimp-Print 4.3.5, released October 2, 2002, is a development release of
Gimp-Print is a suite of printer drivers that may be used with most
common UNIX print spooling systems, including CUPS, lpr, LPRng, or
others. These drivers provide high quality printing for UNIX
(including Macintosh OS X 10.2 and newer) and Linux systems in many
cases equal to or better than proprietary vendor-supplied drivers, and
can be used for many of the most demanding printing tasks.
This software includes the Print plug-in for the Gimp, and GhostScript
and CUPS drivers, including Foomatic data.
The Gimp Print plugin requires the Gimp 1.2.
The CUPS driver requires CUPS 1.1.9 or higher. 1.1.14 or above is
highly recommended, as certain translation-related bugs are fixed and
it is possible to print true CMYK.
The Ghostscript driver requires GNU Ghostscript 5.10, 5.50, 6.51, or any
later GNU Ghostscript release based on 6.51 (e. g. 6.52). It may also
be used with GNU Ghostscript 7.05, or with ESP Ghostscript 7.05.
The IJS GhostScript plugin driver requires GNU Ghostscript 6.53 or
later, ESP Ghostscript 7.05 or later, or APFL GhostScript 7.04 or
Users of Macintosh OS X 10.2 and above can use this package, as the
printing system is based on CUPS, which is supported by Gimp-print.
Note that Macintosh OS X 10.0 and 10.1 (including 10.1.5) cannot use
Please read the README file for full instructions on installing this
Gimp-Print 4.3.5 contains the following major changes over Gimp-Print
1) The Epson Stylus 950, 960, 2100, and 2200 have been better tuned.
2) A problem with the Postscript code generated by the Print plugin
has been fixed.
3) The Japan-market Epson PM-950C should handle the dark yellow ink
correctly, although it is not tuned.
4) The Epson Stylus Color 600, 800, 850, 1520, and 3000
now print correctly at 1440x720 DPI.
5) On all printers requiring a right margin greater than zero (which
is most printers), the native CUPS driver printed a right margin
twice as wide as the margin required by the printer. This resulted
in the output being squeezed slightly.
6) When using the Postscript PS2 output in the GIMP Print plugin to
print to a CUPS-hosted printer, options selected in the PPD file
7) On certain systems, the GIMP Print plugin did not save the printer
defaults correctly. This happened on systems where the `lpstat -p
-d' command (used to retrieve the list of printers available on the
system) produces more than one line listing each printer.
8) The Epson Stylus Pro 7600 and 9600 should now print correctly.
9) The Epson Stylus Photo EX3 is now supported correctly.
10) Various Japan-market Epson printers are now supported.
11) A new utility has been added to the CUPS driver package to
generate individual PPD files rather than the entire set.
cups-genppd is a tool for creating gimp-print PPD files for use
with CUPS. It allows printers to be specified using the short
driver name, or their full English names.
cups-genppdconfig is a user-friendly alternative to cups-genppd.
It lets a user choose the printers and languages they want to use
interactively, using menus. It can also be invoked as
"update-cups-genppd", which will automatically update any existing
PPD files. This may be used to upgrade PPD files from one version
of gimp-print to another.
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