On Tuesday 18 April 2006 09:56, Geoffrey wrote:
> Jim Philips wrote:
> > On Monday 17 April 2006 21:14, Geoffrey wrote:
> >> David Lee wrote:
> >>> On Mon, 17 Apr 2006 08:37:17 -0400 Jim Philips
> >>>
> >>> <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> >>>> I have some 3x5 templates in .png format that I downloaded. I want
> >>>> to print them out in landscape format, because if I print them as
> >>>> portrait my printer bracket won't come in tight enough to hold the
> >>>> card in place. So, I open the .png in Gimp and flip it 90 degrees
> >>>> and save it. I then try to print it from Gimp, with 3x5 specified
> >>>> as the paper size. What gets printed is a long string of raw
> >>>> Postscript and nothing else. I have to kill the print job. I'm
> >>>> using Gimp 2.2.10 with CUPS 1.1.23 on a Slackware box. Any clues as
> >>>> to what is wrong? Am I using a crappy print driver? The printer is
> >>>> an Epson C-62 inkjet. It prints without problems otherwise, even
> >>>> some 3x5 cards in landscape. But those are from a Web page where
> >>>> formatting is enforced by CSS.
> >>>
> >>> I believe you will need to pick "setup printer" from the print dialog
> >>> and pick the type of printer you are using.  This is what did the
> >>> trick for me.
> >>
> >> One thing I recall about the GIMP is that it wants a non compressed ppd
> >> file.  What I've had to do is go to the directory where they exist and
> >> unpack the file there.  Make sure you retain the gunzipped version
> >> though because other applications look for it.  For example, for my
> >> Minolta laser I have the following ppd files:
> >>
> >> /usr/share/cups/model/Minolta-magicolor_2300_DL.ppd
> >> /usr/share/cups/model/Minolta-magicolor_2300_DL.ppd.gz
> >>
> >> You set this in the setup printer dialog of GIMP David has mentioned.
> >
> > OK. I found the .ppd file and created an unzipped version. It made no
> > difference.
> What distro is this?  Did you use the setup printer option in gimp to
> make sure it's pointed to the proper ppd file?

This is Slackware current. I went through the printer setup and pointed to 
the .ppd file. It makes no difference in the output. The description of the 
problem I found indicates a conflict between CUPS way of defining landscape 
orientation and Ghostscript's way of defining it. I can modify the raw 
Postscript after saving the file as Postscript. And this offers some slight 
gain...but it still doesn't print my image properly. Anyway, this doesn't 
appear to be a Gimp issue. I believe I could reproduce the problem with any 
Linux app where CUPS and Ghostscript are handling the printing.
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