Posts Tagged ‘CUPS’

Status of printing, one week later

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Now that the dust has settled a bit, we would like to give a status update after the print server migration. Somewhat contrary to popular belief, the overall situation with printing has improved quite a lot. Most combinations of operating systems, client programs, file formats and printers work very well, with two notable exceptions:

  • Mac OS X 10.6.7: printing some PDFs from non-Adobe programs on some printers fails. We’re working on a solution. Either use Adobe Reader/Acrobat or print on any other printer. This problem is introduced with the 10.6.7 update. You’ll have to use the Acroread workaround until we find a solution.  SOLVED: Apple released an official patch to fix the problems with fonts. Please update your computer.
  • Macs: the LPD way of printing (readme) currently does not work. Again, we’re working on it. Use CUPS in the meantime. SOLVED

As a reminder, please let us know immediately if apart from the above-mentioned cases you still experience printing issues.

Printing problems

Monday, April 19th, 2010

Printing currently doesn’t work on most Macs. We’re still trying to find the source of the problem.

Windows 64bit printing problem resolved

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

We are happy to announce that our printer server now accepts print jobs sent by Windows 64bit-Clients.

Read our instructions if you are using our printer server.