CUPS Dyesub Backends

  • Status New
  • Percent Complete
  • Task Type Feature Request
  • Category Other printers
  • Assigned To No-one
  • Operating System All
  • Severity Low
  • Priority Very Low
  • Reported Version 1.0
  • Due in Version Undecided
  • Due Date Undecided
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Attached to Project: CUPS Dyesub Backends
Opened by Solomon Peachy - 2014-02-27
Last edited by Solomon Peachy - 2019-04-10

FS#521 - Investigate HiTi 720L/750L and 510L/520L/525L/P530D, P310W and others?

P310W is consumer model.

Rest are workhorse kiosk printers, it's currently the cheapest per-print, 300dpi.

Gutenprint seems to support no HiTi models at all.

Early investigation into these models shows that the spooler format is some sort of funky compressed format -- and the data actually sent to the printer is ratehr different.

So no progress will be made without direct access to one or more HiTi printers.

Solomon Peachy commented on 2014-09-29 22:59

Looks like it uses a similar spoolfile format as the P110S; that is to say completely opaque and apparently compressed.

Solomon Peachy commented on 2014-11-21 19:36

The actual printer comms are more sane, but realistically I will need direct access to the printers in order to set-an-option-and-watch-the-output-carefully.

Solomon Peachy commented on 2018-09-21 17:38

Hiti has released source code for both the P52x and P7xx series, in the form of a CUPS driver.  One caveat -- HiTi claims it's "open source" but there's no license listed.  All files include the phrase "All Rights Reserved".

Meanwhile, the P530 and X610 have no Linux driver.

Solomon Peachy commented on 2019-04-10 22:28
The P530D is a duplexing printer. Interesting.


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