Subject: SUMMARY: which printers will work?
To: None <netbsd-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Anne Bennett <email@example.com>
Date: 07/23/1997 23:03:35
A few days ago I wrote:
> I was assuming I could get a low-end inkjet printer,
> and use various widely available tools to translate what I want to
> print to some kind of bitmap, and feed the bitmap to the printer.
> However, I can't find out how to do this [...]
> Surely there are people out there with printers attached to their
> NetBSD machines, perhaps even modern inkjet printers. What works?
Several people kindly gave pointers, some on the list, some privately;
Bob Beck <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Thomas Boroske <email@example.com>
Andrew Cassin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Marcus Deubel <email@example.com>
Andrew Gillham <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Brook Milligan <brook@trillium.NMSU.Edu>
Bill Sommerfeld <email@example.com>
almost all of whom pointed out that ghostscript can tranlate a file to
formats suitable for many printers. One person also gave me the very
The ghostscript reference was the crucial missing link; thanks all!
Ms. Anne Bennett, Computing Services, Concordia University, Montreal H3G 1M8
firstname.lastname@example.org (514) 848-7606