[Scribus] Faster printing of large pages, PS/PCL6

Eilert eilert-sprachen
Wed Apr 13 11:15:10 CEST 2005

Hello folks,

Now that I've mastered the way of inserting PDFs in a Scribus document 
and printing several pages on one larger page (psbook, psnup), I am 
encountering a speed problem with my printer.

The printer driver seems to send every page as a separate print job, so 
it will take about 3 - 4 minutes until the next page appears. Maybe the 
printer's RIP is so slow, but it's too slow to be used in practice.

1. Isn't there a way of changing the printer's ppd or the filter or 
whatever so it tells the printer to keep the rendered page and use it 
for whatever many copies I want?

2. If there is no way of doing it so, I might be better off using PCL 
instead, thus having Ghostscript on the way faster server caring about 
rasterizing. This helped in my office on a smaller printer before. But I 
would need to know some printer name or ppd for PCL which can handle A3 
and duplexing. (There is one PCL-6 ppd in my distro (Suse 9.1) which 
refuses to do duplexing, however.)

Thanks for all your help!


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