Describes how to set up OS X to print in color to a PCL printer.
|You need to have Foomatic-RIP and Ghostscript installed. You can find links to installers on this page: http://www.linuxfoundation.org/collaborate/workgroups/openprinting/macosx/pxlmono (alternatively you can install ghostscript using brew with ‘brew install ghostscript’). There is a pxlmono download on that page which contains loads of PPD files for all sorts of printers, but none of them support colour.|
|Once the dependencies are installed, you can use pxlcolor to generate a PPD file on this page for the printer, or generate a Generic PCL 6/PCL XL Printer PPD file (attached), which allows you to print with colour.|
|Set the printer up using Cups. To do this you need to enable the web interface by running this from a Terminal prompt:|
|You can then browse Cups on http://localhost:631/printers/|
|Choose to add a printer, and specify LPD as the network protocol, using the IP address as the hostname and ‘lp’ as the queue name. So something like lpd://192.168.103.229/lp|
|When prompted to specify the printer, you can choose the generated PPD file from your disk.|
|You can then set the defaults using Cups to print in colour.|