Postscript Printer For Mac

  • If your printer is supported in High Sierra, Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, and Lion, go to the HP drivers webpage to install the postscript or raster driver that will allow you to print to your HP Designjet printer from your Mac computer.
  • Hello again, as posted recently hv a problem with adobe printer's postscript driver (ppd),In Indesign cs4 It shows ppd is missing while making Print File(.ps), pls suggest how to install ppd again, i tried to install ppd driver downloaded from adobe website, but it fails to install.
  • Type 1 and Type 3 fonts, though introduced by Adobe in 1984 as part of the PostScript page description language, did not see widespread use until March 1985 when the first laser printer to use the PostScript language, the Apple LaserWriter, was introduced. Even then, in 1985, the outline fonts were resident only in the printer, and the screen used bitmap fonts as.

PostScript Printer: A PostScript Printer is a laser printer which uses the PostScript language. These printers are high-definition devices, and the PostScript language deals with high-quality images. PostScript printers are widely used in offices, commercial printing and desktop publishing. Printers using the PostScript language can be of any. There are occasions in which printers that are connected to Mac computers do not have the ability to convert to postscript files in a way that can be 'read' to print by the printer. Some drivers do not have the ability to rasterize the PDF file. Luckily, there are some things you can do to fix this. Reset the Printer.

See the printer's documentation for instructions on installing the printer driver. See Mac OS X Help for instructions on how to set up a default printer. If you don't have a printer connected to the computer, create a virtual PostScript printer that you can set up as a default printer.

To create a virtual PostScript printer (Mac OS 10.5 and 10.6):

  1. In the Protocol pop-up menu, choose Line Printer Daemon - LPD.
  2. After Generic PostScript printer displays in the Print Using field, click Add.
  3. Close out of the Print & Fax preference or Quit System Preferences.

To create a virtual PostScript printer (versions of Mac OS previous to 10.5)

  1. Choose LPR Printers from the Printer Type menu, and then choose Using IP or IP Printing from the pop-up menu in the Printer List dialog box.
  2. Choose Generic PPD or, if you know what printer you'll eventually be printing to, a particular PPD file from the Printer Model menu.
  3. Click Add (disregard any No Valid Location warnings).

I am trying to use the advice from another thread ( to get my new Mac (Mountain Lion, OS x 10.8.2) to recognize my printer. The printer is an older one no longer supported by its manufacturer (Xerox PE220, exactly the same as in the other thread). The other thread says that the generic driver is located here:

/System/Library/Frameworks/ApplicationServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/P rintCore.framework/Versions/A/Resources/Generic.ppd

. . . I can't find it because I don't know how. Terminal tells me 'Permission denied' when I enter this line in it. I tried searching for 'Generic.ppd' in Spotlight and that didn't work, either. Using System Information, I could get as far as /System/Library/Frameworks/ApplicationServices.framework, but no 'Versions' or anything farther down show up.

I'm not a power user, so I'm stumped.

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Please help me get from knowing where the driver is to actually being able to use it!

MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)

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