TurboPrint offers "borderless" page sizes. E.g. to print a document on A4 in borderless mode, choose "A4 borderless" in the application.
How do you transfer the artwork from the Windows PC to the Linux computer?
One possibility would be to export TIFF images and print them under Linux using GIMP and the TurboPrint print plugin (gimp file menu entry "TurboPrint...").
Thanks. To do this in my case I would have to run gimp over an exported display served from a relatively low spec laptop (hidden in the cupboard under the stairs, or as I call it: the print room
Yes A4 borderless works printing directly from the machine with Turboprint installed and at the moment I can just scp files across -- this may be my best option but you've hit upon the crux of the question: how to transfer files to the machine with the drivers...
I'm wanting to expose the print server as a generic PS printer to the rest of my home network and have cups serve the printer and Turboprint handle the rendering:
On my print server I have installed Turboprint and thus can lpr *.ps and *.pdf files which print borderless as expected with e.g. "lpr -PB9128 file.ps". It is set to use Borderless A4 by default.
On my windows machine I can create a new printer instance using a generic PS printer driver (two such driver options seem to be available one by MS and one by Adobe) and point this instance at a network port defined by http://192.168.1.102/printers/B9180 which is the cups instance of the B9128 on the print server set up to use the Turboprint driver -- but when printing, somewhere in this set-up a border is introduced.
On my other linux machine I can use its cups interface to do likewise selecting a raw printer driver and pointing it at the print server's cups endpoint -- but again a border is introduced.
Given that both the remote connection introduce borders into the print I'm guessing (though I could easily be wrong) that it's the cups server on the print server that is introducing the border/scaling and am looking for tips on how i might be able to remedy this.
The aim is to be able to print a multi-page PS or PDF file (borderless) from the windows machine. Ideally HP should provide a driver which is able to manage this directly, but it generally only prints 90% of the pages correctly. hence my interest in what Turboprint might be able to achieve.