My question was:
> Dear Sun Managers,
> My application uses postscript printing on the Newsprint20. I have
> another laser printer which does not support postscripts. Is there any
> way to print postscripts on a non-postscript printer ?
> I need this solution so that when the Newsprint20 breaks down, I have a
Thanks to all those who give me the answers.
Our site uses "gs" (ghostscript previewer) as a device driver to print
a postscript file to a non-postscript printer.
You can use ghostscript if it has a driver to your printer...
I recall that the NeWsprinter SW has also drivers for various other
printer brands. You can even develop your own driver if you like.
Try ghostscript available at eg. ftp.sunet.se (184.108.40.206) in
/pub/gnu. There is also a ghostview, so that you can preview a
If the document is text only there are a number of utility program out
there that will do the conversion (ps2ascii, lwf etc).
get another postscript printer, they're not that expensive
Use a postscript display tool - pageview/ghostscript, and save the
files in a raster format. Use the P[BGPN]M tools to convert the raster
format to a format printable on one of your other printers.
Use something like a2ps/pstext to convert the postscript to
text and print the text.
Thanks again to:
Pedro Roque Marque
Birger A. Wathne
John Justin Hough
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