print-ps-oneside - simplex printing of PostScript files print-ps-twoside - duplex printing of PostScript files print-ps-transparency - printing of PostScript files on transparencies
print-ps-twoside [ -P printername ] [ -# copies ] [ -r resolution-in-dpi ] <infile or file1 file2 file3 ...
print-ps-transparency [ -P printername ] [ -# copies ] [ -r resolution-in-dpi ] <infile or file1 file2 file3 ...
The files to be printed must be PostScript, or one of these graphics, image, or typesetting file types: GIF, JPEG, PNG, Sun raster, Tektronix, TeX DVI, or x79. Option values may suffix the option switch, or be given as the next word on the command line.
print-ps-transparency selects a paper tray that has been standardized to contain transparency material. This tray may be the same as the letterhead tray on some printers; it is then the user's responsibility to remove any unused expensive transparencies, leaving letterhead paper in place.
print-ps-transparency always suppresses duplex printing.
Each printer capable of handling letterhead or transparency media should have a sign prominently posted near the printer, with a brief statement of what media are expected in each of the paper trays.
The -# copies option requests that multiple copies of the job be printed. The printer spooler will reprint the job the specified number of times, downloading it to the printer each time.
The -r resolution value will normally be 300, 600, or 1200 (dots/inch). Some laser printers that support multiple resolutions may print much faster at lower resolution values.
For TeX DVI files, the resolution is used to determine a suitable set of bitmapped fonts. Otherwise, the DVI driver's default resolution (often 600dpi) will be used.
If the leading signature bytes of a non-PostScript file are recognized, then suitable filters are invoked to convert it to PostScript in a temporary file. NB: You may have more control over the filter by running it separately with additional command-line options.
After the filtering step, the file is checked for the standard PostScript leading signature bytes ``%!'', and rejected with a warning if they are not found. In particular, both ordinary text files, and random binary files, will be rejected. For the former, use lptops(1) to convert them to PostScript, possibly as a filter piped into print-ps-oneside or print-ps-twoside.
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