Re: [Gimp-user] [Fwd: [CentOS] Gutenprint - Gimp - Color pcl files]

On Thu, 11 Oct 2018 18:18:25 -0500, Gregory P. Ennis wrote:
I am trying to create a 'color' *.pcl from a pdf file with the use of
gimp and the gutenprint gimp plugin.   I have done this easily to
create a black & white *.pcl file, but have not found a way to create a
file that contains the 'color' commands for an HP laser printer.

This question really belongs on
gimp-print-devel lists sourceforge net, but no mind, since I'm here.
But please reply off-list, since I can help you directly as the
Gutenprint project lead.

I am running Centos 7.5 with all of the latest updates.  gutenprint-
5.2.9-18.el7.x86_64 is the current version in the Centos repositories

You will need to download and build (from source) Gutenprint 5.2.14,
from here:

While using the gutenprint plugin within gimp I am allowed to select
from a list of HP color printers :

HP Color LaserJet 2500
HP Color LaserJet 4500
HP Color LaserJet 4550
HP Color LaserJet 4600
HP Color LaserJet 5
HP Color LaserJet 5000
HP Color LaserJet 5500
HP Color LaserJet 8550GM

But when I use any of these I am not allowed to select 'Color' on the
output tab.

I have tried to use other drivers like 'HP DesignJet 450C'  and am able
to select color options without a problem and to produce a color *.pcl
file, but the file created obviously does not work on a hp color laser

I tried installing gutenprint 5.3.1 from
ts/gimp-print/files/gutenprint-5.3/5.3.1/ , and things seem to go well,
but I have little experience with the process, and after the
installation and reboot there were no differences with the use of the
HP Color LaserJet drivers.

5.3.1 does support color printing from color laser printers.  I'd
suggest 5.2.14 for now, though; 5.3.1 is fairly new.

After you run make install, you need to run cups-genppdupdate.  If you
use 5.3.1, you would need to run cups-genppdupdate -x.
Robert Krawitz                                     <rlk alum mit edu>

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