PS(PostScript) and PCL(Printer Control Language) files are produced by applications using the printer drivers installed on the OS. The files are sent to printers and interpreted for printing. For printing a PS/PCL file, the file should be sent to the printer as is.

Usually, the PS language is supported in laser printers and the PCL language is supported in both laser and inkjet printers. In case your printer does not support PS or PCL format, you need to use the printer driver in your applications that supports the print format of your printer.

To print a PS /PCL file:

  1. Open Xlpd main window.
  2. Click the General tab.
  3. Select the queue you want to use. The default queue is selected if no other queue is available.
  4. Click the Properties button. RESULT: The Queue Properties window appears.
  5. Click the Print tab.
  6. Select the Print data without formatting check box.
  7. Clear the Convert CR to CRLF(Carriage Return & Line Feed) check box.
  8. Clear the Append FF(Form Feed) to end of data check box.
  9. Click OK or Apply.
  10. To print a PostScript file on the remote host, use the following command line.

    $ /usr/bin/lpr -PPrinter_name filename
    $ lpr -Pserver
    $ lpr -dserver


The print command is different among host type. For a detailed explanation about the command and printer setup, refer to Configuring Remote Printer. For the usage information of the print command on your system, please refer to the OS manual accordingly.