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Scott Davidson National Product Support Manager. LINUX Printing. Options. LPR PDQ CUPS Third Party Vendor. LPR. Advantages Easy setup – Edit Hosts and /etc/printcap files Disadvantages Command Line Printing No Advanced Features “lp path/file_name”. PDQ. Advantages Free

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Scott davidson national product support manager

Scott Davidson

National Product Support Manager

LINUX Printing


Options

Options

  • LPR

  • PDQ

  • CUPS

  • Third Party Vendor


Linux printing

LPR

  • Advantages

    • Easy setup – Edit Hosts and /etc/printcap files

  • Disadvantages

    • Command Line Printing

    • No Advanced Features

    • “lp path/file_name”


Linux printing

PDQ

  • Advantages

    • Free

    • Shipped on KM Digital Library CD

  • Disadvantages

    • Must setup PDQ for command line and XPDQ for graphic interface

    • No per job settings

    • Not for shared printers


Linux printing

Cups

  • Advantages

    • Ships free with major LINUX Distributions

    • Uses our PPD files to enable all advanced features

    • Also compiled for most UNIX Distributions

    • Printers can be shared to other LINUX or Windows users

  • Disadvantages

    • Some applications may not see Cups printers or will need additional settings in the application


Third party solutions

Third Party Solutions

  • Advantages

    • Provide graphic interface

    • Support advanced functions

    • Can support Fail Safe printing and load balancing

    • Push Driver from Server to Client

    • Autorun installation

  • Disadvantages

    • Cost


Recommended solution

Recommended Solution

  • CUPS – Common Unix Printing System


Setting up cups

Setting up CUPS

  • CUPS ships with most LINUX Distributions

  • Latest version always available at www.cups.org


Sharing linux printers

Sharing LINUX Printers


Resources

Resources

  • www.cups.org

  • www.samba.org

  • pdq.sourceforge.net

  • www.linuxprinting.org

  • www.codehost.com

  • www.var.codehost.com


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