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  Raster printer driver documentation for CUPS.

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  Copyright 1997-2007 by Easy Software Products.

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<h1 class='title'>Developing Raster Printer Drivers</h1>

<p>This document describes how to develop printer drivers for raster printers. Topics include: <a href='#BASICS'>printer driver basics</a>, <a href='#CREATE'>creating new PPD files</a>, <a href='#FILTERS'>using filters</a>, <a href='#COLOR'>implementing color management</a>, and <a href='#MACOSX'>adding OS X features</a>.</p>

<div class='summary'><table summary='General Information'>
	<th>See Also</th>
	<td>Programming: <a href='postscript-driver.html'>Developing PostScript Printer Drivers</a><br>
	Programming: <a href='api-filter.html'>Filter and Backend Programming</a><br>
	Programming: <a href='ppd-compiler.html'>Introduction to the PPD Compiler</a><br>
	Programming: <a href='api-raster.html'>Raster API</a><br>
	References: <a href='ref-ppdcfile.html'>PPD Compiler Driver Information File Reference</a><br>
	Specifications: <a href='spec-ppd.html'>CUPS PPD Extensions</a></td>