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This driver is free software.
Type: Ghostscript Uniprint

Generic Instructions: CUPS, no spooler, PPD aware applications/clients,

Important for Windows clients: The CUPS PostScript driver for Windows has a bug which makes it choking on PPD files which contain GUI texts longer than 39 characters. Therefore it is recommended to use Adobe's PostScript driver. If you still want to use the CUPS driver, please mark "GUI texts limited to 39 characters" to get an appropriate PPD file.

Select printer:
the PPD file



This driver is available in the Ghostscript Printer Application

To install the driver, simply copy sipixa6.upp into one of the directories listed in the "Search path" which you find in the output of the command "gs --help".

To set up the printer and print, proceed as follows:

First step is to set the proper serial port parameters:

stty -F /dev/ttyS1 115200 crtscts cs8 -cstopb -parenb

Your serial port may be /dev/ttyS0.

First you have to resize the postscript document down to A6:

psresize -w10.5cm -h14.8cm -Pletter old.ps new.ps

Then send it through Ghostscript:

gs @sipixa6.upp -sPAPERSIZE=a6 -sOutputFile=new.bin new.ps -c quit

After that send the binary file to the printer:

cat new.bin > /dev/ttyS1

Ghostscript does not always put a final cr/lf pair at the end of the binary file, so make a 2 byte file with a cr/lf pair. Then do:

cat new.bin fileend.bin > /dev/ttyS1

If you use the PPD file provided here together with your printing system, the pages are scaled automatically to fit the A6 paper and the cr/lf is also added automatically.

As CUPS URI use:


Thanks to Mark Small (msmall at eastlink dot ca) for contributing this driver. See also his posting in our forums.

UPP files of this driver: sipixa6.upp


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