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5.2.3 Release

Welcome to Gutenprint 5.2.3, a stable release of Gutenprint 5.2. This
release has bug fixes over 5.2.2. Please read these release notes
carefully.

* Changes from 5.2.2

1) CUPS PPD files in non-English locales are now generated
correctly when the CUPS driver interface is used (with CUPS 1.2
and above).

2) Epson inkjet printers that support duplex printing now use less
restrictive margins (allowing use of more of the page) when
duplex printing is not used.... read more

Posted by Robert Krawitz 2008-12-23

Gutenprint: 5.2.2 Release

A very high quality package of printer drivers for Ghostscript and CUPS on Linux, Macintosh OS X, and other POSIX-compliant operating systems. This project also maintains an enhanced Print plug-in for GIMP 2.x from the same code base.

Gutenprint 5.2.2 is a bugfix release of Gutenprint 5.2. It contains
fixes for a number of Epson inkjet printers and multi-function devices
as described below, an Italian translation, and a few build fixes.
These fixes are important if you use one of the printers listed below,
but are not necessary otherwise.... read more

Posted by Robert Krawitz 2008-11-17

Gutenprint: 5.2.1 Release

A very high quality package of printer drivers for Ghostscript and CUPS on Linux, Macintosh OS X, and other POSIX-compliant operating systems. This project also maintains an enhanced Print plug-in for GIMP 2.x from the same code base.

Welcome to Gutenprint 5.2.1, the initial release of Gutenprint 5.2.
Please read these release notes carefully.

Gutenprint is a suite of printer drivers that may be used with most
common UNIX print spooling systems, including CUPS, lpr, LPRng, or
others. Gutenprint currently supports over 1400 printer models.
These drivers provide high quality printing for UNIX, Linux, and
Macintosh OS X (10.3 and above) systems. Gutenprint includes CUPS and
Foomatic drivers, and an enhanced Print plug-in for GIMP that replaces
the print plug-in packaged with the GIMP distribution.... read more

Posted by Robert Krawitz 2008-10-22

Gutenprint 5.2.0-beta4 Release

Welcome to Gutenprint 5.2.0-beta4! Please read these release notes
carefully.

Gutenprint is a suite of printer drivers that may be used with most
common UNIX print spooling systems, including CUPS, lpr, LPRng, or
others. These drivers provide high quality printing for UNIX, Linux,
and Macintosh OS X (10.3 and above) systems. Gutenprint includes CUPS
and Foomatic drivers, and an enhanced Print plug-in for GIMP that
replaces the print plug-in packaged with the GIMP distribution.... read more

Posted by Robert Krawitz 2008-08-18

Gutenprint: 5.2.0-beta3 Release

A very high quality package of printer drivers for Ghostscript and CUPS. This project also maintains the Print plug-in for the Gimp from the same code base.

Welcome to Gutenprint 5.2.0-beta3! Please read these release notes
carefully.

Gutenprint is a suite of printer drivers that may be used with most
common UNIX print spooling systems, including CUPS, lpr, LPRng, or
others. These drivers provide high quality printing for UNIX, Linux,
and Macintosh OS X (10.2 and above) systems. Gutenprint includes CUPS
and Foomatic drivers, and an enhanced Print plug-in for GIMP that
replaces the print plug-in packaged with the GIMP distribution.... read more

Posted by Robert Krawitz 2008-06-16

Gutenprint: 5.2.0-beta2 Release

A very high quality package of printer drivers for Ghostscript and CUPS. This project also maintains the Print plug-in for the Gimp from the same code base.

This release fixes a critical bug in 5.2.0-beta1.

Welcome to Gutenprint 5.2.0-beta2 (5.1.98.2)! Please read these
release notes carefully.

Gutenprint is a suite of printer drivers that may be used with most
common UNIX print spooling systems, including CUPS, lpr, LPRng, or
others. These drivers provide high quality printing for UNIX, Linux,
and Macintosh OS X (10.2 and above) systems. Gutenprint includes CUPS
and Foomatic drivers, and an enhanced Print plug-in for GIMP that
replaces the print plug-in packaged with the GIMP distribution.... read more

Posted by Robert Krawitz 2008-04-29

Gutenprint 5.1.7 Release

Welcome to Gutenprint 5.1.7! Please read these release notes
carefully.

Gutenprint, formerly named Gimp-Print, is a suite of printer drivers
that may be used with most common UNIX print spooling systems,
including CUPS, lpr, LPRng, or others. These drivers provide high
quality printing for UNIX (including Macintosh OS X 10.2, 10.3, 10.4,
and 10.5) and Linux systems that in many cases equal or exceed
proprietary vendor-supplied drivers in quality and functionality, and
can be used for demanding printing tasks requiring flexibility and
high quality. This software package includes an enhanced Print
plug-in for GIMP that replaces the plug-in packaged with GIMP, and
Ghostscript and CUPS drivers, as well as Foomatic data supporting the
Ghostscript driver.... read more

Posted by Robert Krawitz 2008-03-07

Gutenprint 5.0.2 Release

Welcome to Gutenprint 5.0.2! Please read these release notes
carefully.

Gutenprint, formerly named Gimp-Print, is a suite of printer drivers
that may be used with most common UNIX print spooling systems,
including CUPS, lpr, LPRng, or others. These drivers provide high
quality printing for UNIX (including Macintosh OS X 10.2, 10.3, 10.4,
and 10.5) and Linux systems that in many cases equal or exceed
proprietary vendor-supplied drivers in quality and functionality, and
can be used for demanding printing tasks requiring flexibility and
high quality. This software package includes an enhanced Print
plug-in for GIMP that replaces the plug-in packaged with GIMP, and
Ghostscript and CUPS drivers, as well as Foomatic data supporting the
Ghostscript driver.... read more

Posted by Robert Krawitz 2008-01-03

Gutenprint 5.1.6 Release

Welcome to Gutenprint 5.1.6! Please read these release notes
carefully.

Gutenprint, formerly named Gimp-Print, is a suite of printer drivers
that may be used with most common UNIX print spooling systems,
including CUPS, lpr, LPRng, or others. These drivers provide high
quality printing for UNIX (including Macintosh OS X 10.2, 10.3, 10.4,
and 10.5) and Linux systems that in many cases equal or exceed
proprietary vendor-supplied drivers in quality and functionality, and
can be used for demanding printing tasks requiring flexibility and
high quality. This software package includes an enhanced Print
plug-in for GIMP that replaces the plug-in packaged with GIMP, and
Ghostscript and CUPS drivers, as well as Foomatic data supporting the
Ghostscript driver.... read more

Posted by Robert Krawitz 2008-01-03

Gutenprint 5.1.5 Release

Welcome to Gutenprint 5.1.5! Please read these release notes
carefully.

Gutenprint, formerly named Gimp-Print, is a suite of printer drivers
that may be used with most common UNIX print spooling systems,
including CUPS, lpr, LPRng, or others. These drivers provide high
quality printing for UNIX (including Macintosh OS X 10.2, 10.3, 10.4,
and 10.5) and Linux systems that in many cases equal or exceed
proprietary vendor-supplied drivers in quality and functionality, and
can be used for demanding printing tasks requiring flexibility and
high quality. This software package includes an enhanced Print
plug-in for GIMP that replaces the plug-in packaged with GIMP, and
Ghostscript and CUPS drivers, as well as Foomatic data supporting the
Ghostscript driver.... read more

Posted by Robert Krawitz 2007-12-29

Gutenprint 5.0.2-beta1 (5.0.1.98.1)

Welcome to Gutenprint 5.0.2-beta1 (5.0.1.98.1)! Please read these
release notes carefully.

Gutenprint, formerly named Gimp-Print, is a suite of printer drivers
that may be used with most common UNIX print spooling systems,
including CUPS, lpr, LPRng, or others. These drivers provide high
quality printing for UNIX (including Macintosh OS X 10.2, 10.3, 10.4,
and 10.5) and Linux systems that in many cases equal or exceed
proprietary vendor-supplied drivers in quality and functionality, and
can be used for demanding printing tasks requiring flexibility and
high quality. This software package includes an enhanced Print
plug-in for GIMP that replaces the plug-in packaged with GIMP, and
Ghostscript and CUPS drivers, as well as Foomatic data supporting the
Ghostscript driver.... read more

Posted by Robert Krawitz 2007-12-16

Gutenprint: 5.1.4 Release

A very high quality package of printer drivers for Ghostscript and CUPS. This project also maintains the Print plug-in for the Gimp from the same code base.

Welcome to Gutenprint 5.1.4! Please read these release notes
carefully.

Gutenprint, formerly named Gimp-Print, is a suite of printer drivers
that may be used with most common UNIX print spooling systems,
including CUPS, lpr, LPRng, or others. These drivers provide high
quality printing for UNIX (including Macintosh OS X 10.2, 10.3, 10.4,
and 10.5) and Linux systems that in many cases equal or exceed
proprietary vendor-supplied drivers in quality and functionality, and
can be used for demanding printing tasks requiring flexibility and
high quality. This software package includes an enhanced Print
plug-in for GIMP that replaces the plug-in packaged with GIMP, and
Ghostscript and CUPS drivers, as well as Foomatic data supporting the
Ghostscript driver.... read more

Posted by Robert Krawitz 2007-12-10

Gutenprint 5.0.1 and 5.1.3 Release

Gutenprint 5.0.1 is the latest stable release of Gutenprint 5.0; Gutenprint 5.1.3 is a new development release.

Gutenprint 5.1.3 fixes a few problems with certain Canon printers, and borderless printing with certain Epson printers. The release notes for Gutenprint 5.0.1 follow.

A) NEW FEATURES AND FIXES IN GUTENPRINT 5.0.1:

1) New printers supported in this release:

* Dye sublimation printers using the Olympus driver:... read more

Posted by Robert Krawitz 2007-06-17

Gutenprint 5.1.2 Release

NEW FEATURES AND FIXES IN GUTENPRINT 5.1.2:

1) Improved tunings for Epson printers using Claria inks.

The driver for the Stylus Photo 1400 has two separate quality
settings for 720x360 and 720 DPI. The 720x360 DPI Enhanced and
720 DPI High Quality options offer improved quality at some cost
in printing speed. The small format Claria-based printers (R260,
R390, RX580, and related printers) offer 720x360 and 720 DPI
modes approximately equal in quality to the Enhanced and High
Quality modes on the 1400 without a speed penalty.... read more

Posted by Robert Krawitz 2007-06-02

Gutenprint 5.1.1 Release

A) NEW FEATURES AND FIXES IN GUTENPRINT 5.1.1:

1) New printers supported in this release:

* Epson inkjet printers:

Epson Picturemate Flash
Epson Picturemate Pal
Epson Picturemate Snap
Epson Picturemate PM-200
Epson Picturemate PM-210
Epson Picturemate PM-240
Epson Picturemate PM-250
Epson Picturemate PM-280
Epson Stylus C79+
Epson Stylus C87+
Epson Stylus Photo 1400
Epson Stylus Photo 1410
Epson Stylus Photo R230
Epson Stylus Photo R350
Epson Stylus Photo R260
Epson Stylus Photo R265
Epson Stylus Photo R270
Epson Stylus Photo R360
Epson Stylus Photo R380
Epson Stylus Photo R390
Epson Stylus Photo RX560
Epson Stylus Photo RX580
Epson Stylus Photo RX640
Epson PM A820
Epson PM D870
Epson PM G850
Epson PM G4500... read more

Posted by Robert Krawitz 2007-05-21

Gutenprint 5.1.0 and 5.0.0.99.1 Released

The Gutenprint project is pleased to announce the concurrent release
of Gutenprint 5.1.0 (development) and 5.0.0.99.1 (release candidate
for 5.0.1 stable release).

These releases are very similar; any differences below will be noted.

1) New printers supported in this release:

* Dye sublimation printers:

The driver for these printers has been renamed "dyesub" in the
5.1.0 release, as many of the printers are manufactured by
companies other than Olympus. In the 5.0 stable release
series, the original family name ("olympus") has been kept for
compatibility.... read more

Posted by Robert Krawitz 2007-03-03

Gutenprint 5.0.0 release

The Gutenprint project is pleased to announce the first public release of Gutenprint 5.0. This release, which has been under development for over four years, offers improved quality, greatly enhanced functionality, and support for many more printers than our previous version, Gimp-Print 4.2.

Currently only the source package is available. We expect to release a binary installer for Macintosh OS X in the very near future.... read more

Posted by Robert Krawitz 2006-07-30

Gutenprint Pre-release 5.0.0 snapshot

This is *NOT* the official 5.0.0 release. This is a (hopefully final) prerelease snapshot.

A) MAJOR CHANGES BETWEEN GUTENPRINT 5.0.0 RELEASE CANDIDATE 3 AND
GUTENPRINT 5.0.0:

1) A serious problem with margins when printing from CUPS in some
cases was introduced in Gutenprint 5.0.0-rc3. The symptoms are
that when printing certain kinds of material on certain printers,
the print is positioned incorrectly on the page (too far to the
right and too far down the page). This problem has been fixed.... read more

Posted by Robert Krawitz 2006-07-16

Gutenprint pre-5.0.0 snapshot

This is expected to be a final snapshot prior to the 5.0 release. In addition to these changes, there are also some robustness improvements to the Ghostscript and CUPS drivers on some platforms.

1) A serious problem with margins when printing from CUPS in some
cases was introduced in Gutenprint 5.0.0-rc3. The symptoms are
that when printing certain kinds of material on certain printers,
the print is positioned incorrectly on the page (too far to the
right and too far down the page). This problem has been fixed.... read more

Posted by Robert Krawitz 2006-07-04

Gutenprint 5.0.0-rc3 release

Welcome to Gutenprint 5.0.0-rc3! Please read these release notes
carefully.

Gutenprint, formerly named Gimp-Print, is a suite of printer drivers
that may be used with most common UNIX print spooling systems,
including CUPS, lpr, LPRng, or others. These drivers provide high
quality printing for UNIX (including Macintosh OS X 10.2, 10.3, and
10.4) and Linux systems that in many cases equal or exceed proprietary
vendor-supplied drivers in quality and functionality, and can be used
for demanding printing tasks requiring flexibility and high quality.
This software package includes the Print plug-in for the GIMP and
Ghostscript and CUPS drivers, as well as Foomatic data.... read more

Posted by Robert Krawitz 2006-05-19

Gutenprint 5.0.0-rc2 releaes

Welcome to Gutenprint 5.0.0-rc2! Please read these release notes
carefully.

Gutenprint, formerly named Gimp-Print, is a suite of printer drivers
that may be used with most common UNIX print spooling systems,
including CUPS, lpr, LPRng, or others. These drivers provide high
quality printing for UNIX (including Macintosh OS X 10.2, 10.3, and
10.4) and Linux systems that in many cases equal or exceed proprietary
vendor-supplied drivers in quality and functionality, and can be used
for demanding printing tasks requiring flexibility and high quality.
This software package includes the Print plug-in for the GIMP and
Ghostscript and CUPS drivers, as well as Foomatic data.... read more

Posted by Robert Krawitz 2006-01-21

Gutenprint 5.0.0-rc1 release

Gutenprint 5.0.0-rc1, the first release candidate for Gutenprint 5.0, has been released. This release features major improvements in color quality, fixes to PPD files and Foomatic data, additional high quality modes for many Epson printers, and a lot more.

Posted by Robert Krawitz 2005-09-03

Gutenprint 5.0.0-beta4 Release

Welcome to Gutenprint 5.0.0-beta4! Please read these release notes
carefully.

Gutenprint, formerly named Gimp-Print, is a suite of printer drivers
that may be used with most common UNIX print spooling systems,
including CUPS, lpr, LPRng, or others. These drivers provide high
quality printing for UNIX (including Macintosh OS X 10.2 and 10.3) and
Linux systems that in many cases equal or exceed proprietary
vendor-supplied drivers in quality and functionality, and can be used
for demanding printing tasks requiring flexibility and high quality.
This software package includes the Print plug-in for the GIMP and
Ghostscript and CUPS drivers, as well as Foomatic data.... read more

Posted by Robert Krawitz 2005-05-10

Gimp-Print 5.0.0-beta2 Release

Welcome to Gimp-Print 5.0 Beta 2! Please read these release notes
carefully.

Gimp-Print 5.0.0-beta2 is the second beta prerelease of Gimp-Print
5.0. It is based on the 4.3 series that has been in development for
over two years, and includes many improvements over the very popular
4.2 series. This release is not considered to be a fully stable
release (there are still various things in flux, and it has not
undergone the extensive testing that is required to declare a release
stable), but we've been using it and we believe that it will be useful
for many purposes.... read more

Posted by Robert Krawitz 2004-08-26

Gimp-Print 4.2.7 release

Gimp-Print 4.2.7, released July 15, 2004, is a stable release in the Gimp-Print 4.2 series. This is expected to be the last release in the 4.2 series unless any critical bugs are found or 5.0 is further delayed. Gimp-Print is a suite of printer drivers that may be used with most common UNIX print spooling systems, including CUPS, lpr, LPRng, or others. These drivers provide high quality printing for UNIX (including Macintosh OS X 10.2 and newer) and Linux systems in many cases equal to or better than proprietary vendor-supplied drivers, and can be used for many of the most demanding printing tasks.... read more

Posted by Robert Krawitz 2004-07-16