OpenPrinting

We have resources to help with printing under free operating systems like GNU/Linux and the BSDs or under commercial UNIX-like systems such as Solaris and Mac OS X. Looking for configuration or driver help? Try our CUPS Quick Start or look for your printer in the OpenPrinting Database. For more detail, try Till's Tutorial. If all else fails, ask a human in the forums. Researching a printer purchase? Simply browse our database. Looking for software? We host Foomatic, cups-filtersprinter driver packages, and some other programs. Want to help? Here's how.

OpenPrinting Summit 2014 together with PWG Meeting in Toronto, Canada on August 12-15

Our annual meeting, the OpenPrinting Summit is approaching! This time it is held together with the PWG (Printing Working Group) Meeting in Toronto, Canada. We invite again printer manufacturers, developers of Linux printing components as CUPS, Ghostscript, Color Management, desktops, applications, of Linux distributions, ... to plan and discuss on making printing under Linux "just work". This time the sessions are again integrated with the sessions of the PWG, an OS-independent standardization organization for digital printing.

OpenPrinting is participating in Google Summer of Code 2014

This year two students are working on OpenPrinting projects:

  • Daniel Dressler: IPP Everywhere for USB printers: Add IPP-over-USB support to CUPS/Linux
  • Joseph Simon: Complete IPP Everwhere support of CUPS: rastertopdf filter to accept PWG Raster as input format

 

PDF is the standard print job format from CUPS 1.6.x on

All important desktop applications (GTK/GNOME, Qt/KDE, LibreOffice/OpenOffice.org, Firefox, Thunderbird, ...) send print jobs in PDF and not in PostScript any more by default. In addition, a complete CUPS filter chain to process print jobs in PDF is available and used.

CUPS author Mike Sweet/Apple have decided to not include the Linux-specific CUPS filters in the upstream CUPS source any more and we have agreed to maintain them at OpenPrinting. Here we have done some clean-up and have discontinued the filters for the PostScript-centric workflow in favor of the PDF workflow, meaning that the upstream standard for CUPS under Linux (using CUPS plus our cups-filters package) is the PDF-based job processing, letting every non-PDF input be converted to PDF first, page management options being applied by a pdftopdf filter and Ghostscript being called with PDF as input.

Only exception is if the input data is PostScript and the printer is a PostScript printer or the printer driver requires PostScript as input. The we do not turn PostScript into PDF and back into PostScript but pass the PostScript through the pstops filter as before.

Having this workflow we ask all driver developers kindly to not create any PPDs/drivers for non-Postscript printers which require exclusively PostScript. PPD files should at least accept PDF or CUPS Raster now. See also our driver design/packaging page.

More info on our page about the PDF printing workflow and on the cups-filters page.

Making Printing "Just Work" - Volunteers and/or Sponsors needed!

For getting a great user experience with printing there is still a lot of coding needed. Your contribution, either work or funding, is highly appreciated. As we want our work to get a standard, we will let every completed project get into the major Linux distributions, so your work will help a lot of Linux users and will make Linux a better OS.

Enter the amazing world of free software and help fixing bug #1 of Linux.

Currently, we appreciate volunteers/sponsors for these projects:

Vendor WIN32/Mac OS X drivers made available to Linux applications:

Make many more printers working under Linux by creating a wrapper framework for the manufacturer's Windows/Mac OS X drivers, like the ndiswrapper for WLAN cards.

JTAPI implementation: The OpenPrinting workgroup has designed a Job Ticket API (JTAPI) already. You can help us by writing an implementation of this API (libjtapi). We especially also need an implementation of the Printer Working Group: Print Job Ticket (PWG:PJT).

Find more information and contact info on our project implementation page.

We appreciate your participation on these projects.

For Developers

The goal of the OpenPrinting workgroup is to develop and promote a set of standards that will address the complete printing needs of embedded, mobile, desktop, enterprise, and production environments, including management, reliability, security, scalability, printer feature access and network accessibility. This is achieved by

OpenPrinting has merged with the former linuxprinting.org and provides now a one-stop location for printing with Posix-style operating systems. OpenPrinting organizes several meetings throughout the year to bring the important people on the area of printing together. Meetings recently held are:

More for Developers »

Announcements/News

 

OpenPrinting Summit/PWG Meeting Toronto 2014

Actionable next steps toward the goal of making printing on Linux "just work".

The printing activities of the Linux Foundation revolve around a few focal points:

pdftops translate InputSlot=Tray2

Hello,

 

i've open a bug on cups few days ago, available there: https://www.cups.org/str.php?L4400

in resume, we use cups 1.7 with Xerox Workcenter 7556 printers. We want to print on tray 2. when printing text files, this works fine, but when printing pdf files, the printer only uses tray 1 .

it seems that this is due to the pdftops translating the option to an unknown value to the printer.

would you have any idea on how we could solve this ?

canon IR4025 ufrii driver

We have a Canon IR4025 copier and we want to use it on linux (ubuntu). I installed the linux driver ( ufrii 2.80 / us). I have problem with the job execution STORE mode. I can't choose the right mailbox number where prints the document. The default is no. 00. I tried to edit the PPD file based on a website but it doesn't want to work. Please help to edit this PPD file or send me a fully working driver with good store printing option.

Thanks,

Laszlo

 

Oki Printing Problem <SOLVED>

I have an Oki ML 320 Turbo. It's been working perfectly for years on a Pick system, and now I'm trying to use it with Linux (Ubuntu 10.04).

After working (almost) perfectly for 2 months, it now refuses to print what I send it.

When I type in the lpr command:

lpr -H 127.0.0.1:631 -P Oki -h -o raw <<< "Test Print"

I get the following output on the page:

Vgsv"Rrknv

cups-filters

Introduction

CUPS is a standards-based, open source printing system developed by Apple Inc. for Mac OS® X and other UNIX®-like operating systems. CUPS uses the Internet Printing Protocol ("IPP") and provides System V and Berkeley command-line interfaces, a web interface, and a C API to manage printers and print jobs.

OpenPrinting Summit/PWG Meeting Cupertino 2013

Actionable next steps toward the goal of making printing on Linux "just work".

The printing activities of the Linux Foundation revolve around a few focal points:

Support for Fuji Xerox C240 printer PCL

We have recently installed a used Fuji Xerox C240 colour multi function printer in our office which is a Mac only environment. All machines are running mountain lion.

The standard Apple and Fuji drivers are for Postscript only but the printer does not have a postscript kit.
I have also tried downloading Open Source drivers using hpijs and associated pre-requisites rom the OpenPrinting forum but this specific printer is not listed. I have tried a few other printer model drivers from this solution, plus generic PCL but none will print properly or in colour.

Google Summer of Code 2013: OpenPrinting projects

Main GSoC Linux Foundation page: How to apply, deadlines, other workgroups, ...

Contact

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USING A CANON MX420 connected to a DELL STUDIO LAPTOP.

I recently purchased a Canon MX420 printer & TRIED TO CONNECT IT TO MY DELL STUDIO LAPTOP. No luck.  Got a message to say there was an error, hence here I am trying to find out how to connect my printer to my Dell Studio 17 INCH Laptop. Can anyone help? Thanks, Lionel.

Getting a Samsung ML-1210 to work on Mac OS 10.8

I keep forgetting how to do this so I made myself a tutorial. My machine is Mountain Lion (10.8.2) but it should work on Lion too.

 

Who have A driver Epson L100

Just request of driver Epson L100.....?

OpenPrinting Summit/PWG Meeting Cupertino 2012

Actionable next steps toward the goal of making printing on Linux "just work".

The printing activities of the Linux Foundation revolve around a few focal points:

Past Google Summer of Code Projects

The Linux Foundation is accepted for the Google Summer of Code 2012: Many student projects at OpenPrinting!

At OpenPrinting we are proud to announce that the Linux Foundation is accepted and so we can offer our student projects:

Canon Pixma Ip6210d

 Hello, I'm finding for Canon Pixma ip6210d drivers printer. They aren't into Canon website. Please I need they to work with Linux.

Thanks for all.

 

No drivers for Canon Pixma ip6210d, not free, of course. Turboprint has this drivers, but is not free (pay). I have the same printer :(

OpenPrinting Summit San Francisco 2011

5 Years of OpenPrinting Summits!

We started in April 2006 in Atlanta ...

 

Actionable next steps toward the goal of making printing on Linux "just work".

The printing activities of the Linux Foundation revolve around a few focal points:

Plan for Completion of the Common Printing Dialog

The case for a Common Printing Dialog

OpenPrinting Summit San Francisco 2010

Actionable next steps toward the goal of making printing on Linux "just work".

The printing activities of the Linux Foundation revolve around a few focal points:

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