Per Jessen wrote:
I'm experimenting with adding a watermark/letterhead to a cups printing queue. I've seen a couple of suggestions on the net, the most promising ones by way of a cups filter and some postscript trickery. My problem is right now that the printjobs are sent as PJL, which ps2pdf, pdftk etc. cannot or will not deal with.
My situation is essentially - I have a letterhead document (in odt, pdf or ps format) that I would like to add to every page printed in a dedicated cups queue. I don't want to fiddle with the *office setup on any individual PC, I want this to happen transparently.
Problem solved - I am now using the Super Watermark option as supported by the printer. This means simply:
a) print the logo or template with option "Super Watermark = "Save Form A". The printer responds with a page with "Form saved as <......>".
b) print documents with option "Super Watermark = "Use Form A".
As a side note wrt printer manufacturer Linux support -
Initially I had some sort of issue that prevented this from working. I reported it to Kyocera who came back a few days later. They had actually gone and tested the setup, they even reported their setup:
- Debian Squeeze (x86)
- CUPS 1.4.4
- PPD Version vom 02.10.2009
Kudos to Kyocera support.