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PSLevel1 for Mac OS X

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pslevel1-foomatic-1.1.ppc.dmg  (84 KB)

The PSLevel1 package requires, but does not include, GPL Ghostscript for Mac OS X. Download it from the link below, if necessary.
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Ghostscript for Mac OS X 10.3.x (Panther) - Mac OS X 10.7.x (Lion)

gplgs-8.71.dmg (33 MB)
GPL Ghostscript is an open-source PostScript interpreter that includes integrated support for the CUPS printing system in Mac OS X. It is the replacement for ESP Ghostscript.
GPL Ghostscript is required for all users. It is not necessary to install Ghostsccript more than once.
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Ghostscript for Mac OS X 10.2.x (Jaguar)

gplgs-8.61-jaguar-ppc.dmg (17.1 MB)
GPL Ghostscript 8.61 is an open-source PostScript interpreter that includes integrated support for the CUPS printing system in Mac OS X. It is the replacement for ESP Ghostscript.
GPL Ghostscript is required for all users. It is not necessary to install Ghostsccript more than once.
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Please note: all packages require Mac OS X version 10.2 or newer.

Package Description

Release Date:  October 08, 2002

PSLevel1 supports printing in Mac OS X (Jaguar and later) to first-generation LaserWriters that require PostScript Level1 input.

The PostScript driver that Apple ships with Mac OS X will generate only Level2 or Level3 output. PSlevel1 works with Ghostscript to convert the Postscript output provided by Mac OS X into a Level1 compatible format. On Mac OS X, printing with PSLevel1 requires Ghostscript (an open-source PostScript interpreter), cups-o-matic (a CUPS filter script), and a foomatic PPD for each supported printer.

Installation Notes

  • The cups-o-matic filter included in this package is the forerunner of the Foomatic-RIP filter. No benefit will be gained by installing the latest Foomatic-RIP filter.

Printer Set Up Instructions

 To add a printer, Tiger (OS X 10.4.x) users should open the Printer Setup Utility and click on the Add icon at the top of the Printer List window. A new window will open. In that window, click the Default Browser icon at the top left. Highlight your printer in the section below. Use the "Print Using" pop-up menu near the bottom of the window to select the correct PPD for your printer and click Add.

Jaguar (OS X 10.2.x) and Panther (OS X 10.3.x) users should open Print Center (Jaguar) or Printer Setup Utility (Panther), hold down the Option key, and click the Add Printer button in the Print Center toolbar. Within the setup sheet, choose Advanced from the top popup menu; then in the "Device:" popup menu select your printer by name (it should be the last item in the menu list). Finally, select the correct PPD from the model browser and click Add.

Printers

The PSLevel1 installer for Mac OS X ncludes support for 5 printers.

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Package license: GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE (GPL)

Mac OS X is a trademark of Apple Inc. HP is a trademark of Hewlett-Packard, Inc. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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