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pnm2ppa for Mac OS X

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pnm2ppa-1.12.4-ub.dmg  (349 KB)
The pnm2ppa package includes the pnm2ppa Ghostscript filter and PPDs for 6 supported printers. This package requires, but does not include, GPL Ghostscript for Mac OS X. Download it from the link below, if necessary.
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Foomatic-RIP for Mac OS X 10.3.x (Panther) - Mac OS X 10.7.x (Lion)

Foomatic-RIP 4.0.6  (668 KB)
The Foomatic-RIP package installs the necessary core runtime components to enable printing with Foomatic machinery in Mac OS X. This package is generally not useful without Ghostscript and at least one foomatic PPD. Please see the usage instructions below for more details.
source code included on disk image

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.
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Foomatic-RIP for Mac OS X 10.2.x (Jaguar)

Foomatic-RIP 3.0.2  (224KB)
The Foomatic-RIP package installs the necessary core runtime components (the foomatic-RIP CUPS filter and the foomatic-gswrapper) to enable printing with Foomatic machinery in Mac OS X. This package is generally not useful without Ghostscript and at least one foomatic PPD. Please see the usage instructions below for more details.
source code included on disk image

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.
source code

Please note: all packages require Mac OS X version 10.2 or newer.

 

 

Package Description

Release Date:October 27, 2008

This is a re-release of the pnm2ppa-1.12.3 package released on June 5, 2008. This release fixes an installer script issue that would cause the installer to go into an endless loop for certain Mac OS X 10.5.4 and higher users.

pnm2ppa is an open-source printer driver that operates as a filter for Ghostscript. The driver currently supports 6 printers. On Mac OS X, printing with pnm2ppa requires Ghostscript, an open-source PostScript interpreter. There is no need to install the same version of Ghostscript more than once, but if you have never installed it then please download and run the Ghostscript installer before the pnm2ppa installer. After the installation is complete open Printer Setup Utility (Print Center in Jaguar) and just follow the easy set up

The pnm2ppa package is now a Universal Binary release.

Printer Set Up Instructions

To add a USB printer, Leopard (Mac OS X 10.5.x) user should open the Print & Fax System Preference pane. Click on the plus (+) icon at the lower left of the Printers list. 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.

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 pnm2ppa installer for Mac OS X ncludes support for 6 printers.

More Info

Package license: GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE (GPL)

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