Defining Custom PDF printers

You define a Custom PDF printer when you want to print to a PostScript printer that is not on the list of supported Ricoh PDF printers. These printers include some Ricoh PostScript printers and PostScript printers from other manufacturers. Any printer with a PostScript Printer Description (PPD) file that describes its features and capabilities can be a Custom PDF printer.

Before you define a Custom PDF printer, talk to your Ricoh support representative about your PostScript printer.

Your Ricoh support representative sends you a custom printer definition file that lets RICOH ProcessDirector create device-specific PostScript for your printer. After you receive the file, you import the file. RICOH ProcessDirector puts it on a server. Then you define a Custom PDF printer object. One example of a custom PDF printer is the Kyocera TASKalfa Pro 15000c.