Welcome to Gutenprint!
Gutenprint is a package of high quality printer drivers for Linux, BSD, Solaris, Macintosh OS X, IRIX, and other UNIX-alike operating systems. In many cases, these drivers rival or exceed the OEM drivers in quality and functionality. Our goal is to produce the highest possible output quality from all supported printers. To that end, we have done extensive work on screening algorithms, color generation, and printer feature utilization. We are continuing our work in all of these areas to produce ever higher quality results, particularly on the ubiquitous, inexpensive inkjet printers that are nonetheless capable of nearly photographic output quality.
Printing support for The GIMP is only one small part of what Gutenprint does, and indeed, the Print plugin may eventually be removed from the core Gutenprint distribution. Gutenprint printer drivers can be used with all common UNIX print spooling systems, by means of either CUPS or Ghostscript.
Here is a list of selected features:
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