LPR/LPD printing with Linux, Mac or Windows CE clients

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Special case: LPD device

Linux, Mac OS and Windows CE clients are capable of forwarding print jobs to LPD devices. The ThinPrint Client Linux, Mac or WinCE is installed on a thin client or workstation and can then receive ThinPrint print jobs (via TCP/IP, ICA or RDP) and send them directly to internal or external print servers of network printers (via LPR/LPD).

ThinPrint Clients for Linux, Mac and Windows CE operating systems support LPR/LPD printing.

LPR / LPD printing via Linux, Mac or Windows CE clients

LPR / LPD printing via Linux, Mac or Windows CE clients

 

Preparations on the server

  • Set up a new template on the server (e. g. #Samsung ML-2525) and attach it to a ThinPrint Port (e. g. ThinPort:). Use a native printer driver to do this (e. g. Samsung ML-2580 Series PCL6 or TP Output Gateway PS).
Preparing a template for LPD printing with thin clients (example)

Preparing a template for LPD printing with thin clients (example)

  • Make sure that the printer completely spools the print data on the hard drive before sending. To do so, select General under Printer Properties.
  • Select Start printing after last page is spooled.
  • Disable the Advanced Printing Features. Click OK to confirm.
  • Select the appropriate settings in AutoConnect to ensure that the relevant Win­dows-CE, Mac OS or Linux clients’ printers operate with the new template (_#HPLaser) in the terminal sessions. Refer to the configuration example in Configuring AutoConnect or to the section AutoConnect.
Recommended settings for client-side LPD printing on the server

Recommended settings for client-side LPD printing on the server

Note! From Windows 2012 R2 type-4 drivers can’t be connected to third-party printer ports. That’s why use type-3 drivers with ThinPrint Ports.

Example for a type-3 driver, in this example: Lexmark T644 (MS)

Example for a type-3 driver, in this example: Lexmark T644 (MS)

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