[gs-devel] GS as a PS RIP on Ricoh printers
ken.sharp at artifex.com
Mon Oct 10 11:45:33 UTC 2011
At 13:13 10/10/2011 +0200, Marc Antoni Malagarriga i Picas wrote:
>My question is about the availability of any GS implementation on Ricoh
>laser printers (like Ricoh Aficio C4000 RPCS), as a PS RIP, in order to
>enable the PCL device as a PostScript Printer.
>The GNU Ghostscript poject has any solution about this? ...or this is a
>question only for Artifex Software Inc.?
This sounds more like a question for Ricoh!
It sounds like you are asking for an after-market peripheral or upgrade
which will transform a Ricoh PCL printer into a PCL+PS printer ?
>Ricoh, in this field, have expensive solutions through Adobe PostScript
>RIPs, and only for the newest printer models.
Well, we don't know what hardware is in any given Ricoh printer, and we
don't have access to their firmware, so we can't create a modified version
which would include a PostScript rip.
The inclusion of page description languages is really something for the
printer manufacturer, and you should probably take this up with Ricoh.
As a work-around, you could always use Ghostscript to create a (potentially
large) PCL file from your input PostScript, and send that to the printer.
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