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we have a raw postscript printer (HP LJP M425dn) that CUPS (1.5.3-5+deb7u1) addresses by IPP with driver "Local Raw Printer (grayscale)". CUPS's own "print test page" produces a sheet with monospaced text starting with "#PDF-BANNER", but thankfully i can print from various applications.

in the GTK (3.4.2-7) print dialog that my firefox, GIMP, and evince use, asking for multiple pages per sheet does nothing. meanwhile, the same in the custom print dialog of libreoffice (3.5.4+dfsg2-0+deb7u2) DOES get the desired effect.

what could be wrong?

  • It could simply be LibreOffice itself the generates multipage Layout natively instead of relying on the print driver to do so? – HBruijn Feb 3 '15 at 6:00
  • Using a more appropriate driver might help. – Michael Hampton Feb 3 '15 at 14:20
  • HBruijn, that's an interesting idea, worth investigating. Michael, i decided to spend more to get a printer that speaks raw postscript because my experiences with both the OSS and closed binary HP drivers didn't pan out. in that PS is among the most general (even turing-complete) printer languages, it does seem to be an appropriate driver. – Aaron Brick Feb 3 '15 at 18:05

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