Overview

Despite claims of its impending arrival for the past couple of decades, the "paperless office" seems to be perpetually late. If anything, offices today seem to process more paper than ever before. In part, this may be due to an extremely powerful computer technology: the printer. With a printer's help, you can generate reams of output with a few simple commands. Unfortunately, configuring the printer to work properly isn't always easy.

Linux supports several popular printing systems. Knowing which system your distribution uses is critical to proper printer configuration, and you may want to switch systems under some circumstances. Wth all of these systems, the assumption is usually that you have a PostScript printer. If you don't have one, you can use Ghostscript. Ghostscript converts PostScript into a form your printer can understand, so knowing how to tweak your Ghostscript configuration can help you generate better or faster output. Today, network printing is a popular means of sharing resources, and so knowing how to configure Linux to share a printer or use a shared printer (including a non-Linux print queue) can help your printing situation immensely.

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