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Foomatic 4.0 Printer Drivers Create PDFs

Jan 19, 2009, 00:02 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Britta Wuelfing for this link. ]

"Foomatic generates filters as PostScript Printer Descriptions (PPDs) that inform the Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS) about specific printer capabilities. Foomatic 4.0 supports the new CUPS enhancements. Certainly the newest aspect of Foomatic is that it sends PDFs instead of PostScript data to printers. Benefits include the Portable Document Format's better color management and depth support (more than 8 bits-per-channel). PDFs also provide better transparency, are multiplatform and involve smaller files."

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