CUPS DSS Printer

Create an InfoPrint actual destination to represent a printer that receives untransformed data streams through an CUPS backend (printer driver), just as a printer being driven by a CUPS queue would do. The actual destination submits jobs to the printer through the CUPS printing system using the backend program that is defined on the printer command.

Before creating an CUPS DSS printer, complete this worksheet.

CUPS printer worksheet

Wizard prompt Description Value
Name The name for the actual destination object.  
Server The InfoPrint server that controls this actual destination.  
Model

This single-valued attribute indicates the make and model of the printer device represented by the CUPS actual destination.

Examples from the predef directory:

  • Lexmark_W850.ppd
  • pxlcolor.ppd
  • Ricoh-Aficio_MP_5000_PS.ppd
  • Ricoh-Pro_907EX_PS.ppd
  • textonly.ppd

Select the printer model from the drop-down list in the InfoPrint Manager Administration GUI or enter a value.

Example from the drop-down list: Ricoh Aficio Pro 907EX

If you are not using a predefined printer model, the first time you enter a value that matches a PPD file, InfoPrint Manager dynamically retrieves the printer model from the PPD file and adds it to the dynamic-destination-models server attribute. The dynamic-destination-models are also added to the CUPS DSS actual destination creation wizard drop-down list for further utilization on that server. If you want the new printer model to be displayed in the GUI drop-down list of all the available servers on the same system, you can either create one CUPS actual destination on each server using the same PPD file or restart each server.

Consult dynamic-destination-models server attribute to check for additional printer models dynamically supported by InfoPrint Manager.

The value you specify must match a file in the /usr/share/cups/model directory, this directory is the default location. For example, one of the files for a Ricoh Aficio MP 5000 printer is Ricoh-Aficio_MP_5000_PS.ppd. Therefore the value you specify is Ricoh-Aficio_MP_5000_PS.ppd.