PDF supported IPP printers ?

Questions on deploying the new 3.2 PDF functionality...

I've checked the documentation but it is a bit light on detail. :-)

Is there a list of PDF supported IPP printers that are available or some way of determining those that are compatible with this feature ?

It looks like "direct_pdf_print" is an appliance-wide setting being in /etc/opt/novell/iprintmobile/conf/iprintmobile.conf ? Is that correct ?

If it is an appliance-wide setting, is there any graceful fallback or do I need to make sure that EVERY mobile enabled printer is "PDF Supported IPP" before I can enable "direct_pdf_print" ?

Anyone using it yet, would appreciate feedback as this would be a good win for us.

Cheers
Ian
  • On 07-11-18 05:14, iblackwood wrote:
    >
    > Questions on deploying the new 3.2 PDF functionality...
    >
    > I've checked the documentation but it is a bit light on detail. :-)
    >
    > Is there a list of PDF supported IPP printers that are available or some
    > way of determining those that are compatible with this feature ?



    I'm not aware of any list, you may check with the printer manufacture
    directly or google it. HP, OKI,Xerox, Ricoh....all have support for it
    in various models.


    >
    > It looks like "direct_pdf_print" is an appliance-wide setting being in
    > /etc/opt/novell/iprintmobile/conf/iprintmobile.conf ? Is that correct ?


    Yes

    >
    > If it is an appliance-wide setting, is there any graceful fallback or do
    > I need to make sure that EVERY mobile enabled printer is "PDF Supported
    > IPP" before I can enable "direct_pdf_print" ?
    >


    No, there is a graceful fallback
    Printer needs to support direct pdf printing and support ipp as well.
    When this setting is enable on appliance, printer will be queried using
    ipp to determine if direct pdf printing is supported. If printer replies
    affirmative, pdf files will be sent directly to the printer but if
    printer does not reply or it does with a negative answer, then the
    traditional method will be used ( either internal renderer or windows
    renderer will be used)


    > Anyone using it yet, would appreciate feedback as this would be a good
    > win for us.
    >


    I've used Xerox and Ricoh printer successfully.


    > Cheers
    > Ian
    >
    >


  • That's good.

    It seems that each printer vendor uses their own marketing term for it just to confuse matters. Our printer vendor (Konica Minolta) allows you to dump PDFs to the printer with their own tools, but I can't see if this tech is supported. I know asking will be an exercise is futility.

    I have some IPP discovery tools which show what is returned, but of course I don't know quite what I am looking for. I will do some digging.

    If anyone knows a way to check which method iPrint is using, let me know !

    Cheers
    Ian
  • On 09-11-18 01:56, iblackwood wrote:
    >
    > That's good.
    >
    > It seems that each printer vendor uses their own marketing term for it
    > just to confuse matters. Our printer vendor (Konica Minolta) allows you
    > to dump PDFs to the printer with their own tools, but I can't see if
    > this tech is supported. I know asking will be an exercise is futility.
    >
    > I have some IPP discovery tools which show what is returned, but of
    > course I don't know quite what I am looking for. I will do some
    > digging.
    >
    > If anyone knows a way to check which method iPrint is using, let me know
    > !
    >
    > Cheers
    > Ian
    >
    >


    ipp is standard protocol defined by its own rfc so all printers
    supporting ipp, they work in the same way. So iprint is just following
    the ipp rfc. The PDF-direct capabilities will be in the reply to a
    get-printer-attributes query