macosx/lpstyl

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lpstyl for Mac OS X

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foomatic-for-stylewriter.dmg  (134KB)
This package is for Mac OS X 10.3.x through 10.6.x only. The foomatic-for-stylewriter package requires, but does not include, 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: February, 2003

lpstyl is an open-source printer driver for Ghostscript supporting 7 Apple Stylewriter printers. On Mac OS X Jaguar and later, printing with lpstyl requires cups-o-matic (a CUPS filter script), Ghostscript (an open-source PostScript interpreter), and a foomatic PPD for each supported printer. The cups-o-matic filter and the foomatic PPDs are included in the installation package.

This package supports only serial connections. It does not support AppleTalk connections on StyleWriters equipped with that option. The driver only supports a 360 x 360 dpi resolution.

The driver communicates directly with the printer rather than going through a normal CUPS backend.

It is highly recommended that you visit the StyleWriter page written by the packager of this printer driver. It is very informative and contains information not covered on this page.

Installation Notes

  • Verify now that your USB-to-serial adapter is connected. If necessary, plug it in now before installing the software.
  • Make sure that you have installed the drivers for your serial port adapter.
  • Make sure that your printer is connected and turned on before installing the software.
  • 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

Printer set up is accomplished by running two AppleScript applications that are included on the disk image. It does not matter which script you run first.

If you change the serial port that your printer uses you will need to run the AppleScripts again to set up the printer on its new port. Depending on your serial adapter software, even changing USB ports for the adapter may require running the AppleScripts again to set up the printer at its new location.

Printers

The lpstyl installer for Mac OS X ncludes support for 7 printers.

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