Easy Software Products has released ESP Print Pro 4.4, a Unix printing solution that’s based on the company’s Common Unix Printing System technology. The new version adds support for Mac OS X 10.2 (“Jaguar”) and higher.
The new release also adds drivers for several new Epson and Lexmark printers and supports printing of binary PostScript files to most printers. The printing solution prints international text, Adobe PostScript, PDF, HP-GL/2, GIF, TIFF, PNG, JPEG/JFIF, SGI RGB, Sun Raster, PhotoCD, PBM, PGM, and PPM files to thousands of printers via serial, parallel, USB, and network connections. Why use it instead of Mac OS X’s own built-in printing capabilities?
“ESP Print Pro for Mac OS X provides thousands of additional print drivers, a PostScript RIP, enhanced IPP support (which allows you to print from Carbon applications that produce PostScript embedded in PICT files), and our printer management GUI [graphical user interface] which gives you a lot more control over the CUPS printing system in OS X (which we also wrote, by the way,” Michael Sweet of Easy Software Products told MacCentral.
Version 4.4 is a free upgrade for registered users. New users should check the online list of pricing.