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GIMPPRINT\-MEDIATYPES

Section: Gimp-Print Manual Pages (7)
Updated: 15 Jul 2004
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NAME

gimpprint-mediatypes - Gimp-Print media types  

DESCRIPTION

Gimp-Print supports many different media types, which are printer type specific. The option names are case sensitive. Two names are listed for each resolution; the first (short) name is the mediatype, and the second (long) name is descriptive. Not all media types are supported on all printers.  

MEDIA TYPES

 

Epson and Lexmark (other than the 4076) inkjet printers

Media TypeDescription

PlainPlain Paper
PlainFastPlain Paper Fast Load
PostcardPostcard
GlossyFilmGlossy Film
TransparencyTransparencies
EnvelopeEnvelopes
BackFilmBack Light Film
MatteMatte Paper
InkjetInkjet Paper
CoatedPhoto Quality Inkjet Paper
GlossyPhotoPremium Glossy Photo Paper
LusterPremium Luster Photo Paper
PhotoPhoto Paper
GlossyPhoto Quality Glossy Paper
IlfordIlford Heavy Paper
OtherOther

We have found that glossy photo papers not specifically designed for Epson printers generally perform poorly in Epson printers. The ink tends to pool on the paper, causing muddy shadows and possibly leaving ink on the printer rollers. Use of the highest quality printing modes (1440x720 highest quality and 2880x720 unidirectional) produces the best result on such papers, probably because printing is slower and there is more time for the ink to dry.  

Canon printers

Media TypeDescription

PlainPlain Paper
TransparencyTransparencies
BackFilmBack Print Film
FabricFabric Sheets
EnvelopeEnvelope
CoatedHigh Resolution Paper
TShirtT-Shirt Transfers
GlossyFilmHigh Gloss Film
GlossyPaperGlossy Photo Paper
GlossyCardsGlossy Photo Cards
GlossyProPhoto Paper Pro
 

PCL (Hewlett-Packard and Lexmark 4076) inkjet printers

Media TypeDescription

PlainPlain
BondBond
PremiumPremium
GlossyGlossy/Photo
TransparencyTransparency
GlossyQDQuick-dry Photo
TransparencyQDQuick-dry Transparency

PCL laser printers do not allow specification of any media type.  

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2001 Michael Sweet (mike@easysw.com) and Robert Krawitz (rlk@alum.mit.edu)

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This manual page was written by Roger Leigh (roger@whinlatter.uklinux.net)  

SEE ALSO

gimpprint-color(7), gimpprint-dithers(7), gimpprint-imagetypes(7), gimpprint-inktypes(7), gimpprint-mediasizes(7), gimpprint-mediasources(7), gimpprint-models(7), gimpprint-resolutions(7).


 

Index

NAME
DESCRIPTION
MEDIA TYPES
Epson and Lexmark (other than the 4076) inkjet printers
Canon printers
PCL (Hewlett-Packard and Lexmark 4076) inkjet printers
COPYRIGHT
SEE ALSO