PostScript printing in Panther

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by sonofslim, Apr 30, 2004.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 6, 2003
    so i finally bit the bullet and got quark 6.1 (it's totally underwhelming, btw) which means i can switch to running 10.3 full time. i've been printing on an HP deskjet 1220c/PS for a while now under 9.2.2, using Adobe's PressReady software.

    of course, Adobe dropped support for PressReady some time ago and there's no OS X version. which means my postscript printer... ain't.

    i know there's a way to print PS files to non-PS printers in OS X, but i have no idea what that is. CUPS? GimpPrint? these are all mysteries to me. can anyone walk me through setting up my printer to print PS files?

    many thanks in advance.
  2. Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    GhostScript exists but I don't know how accurate or to which version of PostScript it complies.
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jun 6, 2003
    thanks so much for the tip! i don't know what i would have done.

    for anyone else with similar problems, here's what i did:

    a) installed GhostScript from
    b) got a driver that worked with my printer model, from (the HP DeskJet 1220c:
    c) followed their tré easy instructions, and now i'm printing EPS and other PostScript files with no problems at all.
  4. macrumors G4

    Jul 17, 2002
    A driver for the HP DJ 1220c/ps is bundled with Panther. You may also use the CUPS/GIMP-print driver for your printer. You should not install GhostScript because Apple made GhostScript a part of Panther.

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