IPP Mail Archive: IPP> RE: UPD> MED - media names [from I

IPP Mail Archive: IPP> RE: UPD> MED - media names [from I

IPP> RE: UPD> MED - media names [from IBM Omni]

From: Hastings, Tom N (hastings@cp10.es.xerox.com)
Date: Fri Apr 06 2001 - 18:47:25 EDT

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    Mark,

    Thanks for the specifics.

    Summary:

    5 of the 19 PWG Media Type Name list values are in the 25 names in the IBM
    Omni list.
    14 of the PWG Media Type name list values are not in the IBM Omni list.
    5 of the 25 IBM Omni names are in the PWG Media Type name list.
    20 of the IBM Omni names are not in the PWG Media Type name list.

    Most the 20 IBM names look like they could be added to the current Media
    Type Name and adding a description of each. The only ones that seem
    somewhat orthogonal, i.e., could apply to a number of Media Types, are:

          /* MEDIA_GLOSSY */ "Glossy",
          /* MEDIA_COATED */ "Coated",

    That is why we put these two into a separate Media Coating Name field in our
    "all-in-one" proposal, since they could apply to a number of Media Types.

    Lets compare the current Media Type Name from D0.5 with your list:

    Media Type Name OMNI equivalent
    --------------- ---------------
    stationery plain
    transparency transparency
    envelope envelope
    envelope-plain
    envelope-window
    continuous
    continuous-long
    continuous-short
    tab-stock
    pre-cut-tabs
    full-cut-tabs
    multi-part-form
    labels
    multi-layer
    screen
    screen-paged
    photographic photographic-paper
    cardstock cardstock
    roll
    and drop 'other'

    Lets compare your list with the current D0.5 Media Type Name list (I removed
    the comments that were no more than the name).

    The "--" means not in PWG Media Type Name list
    The "**" means not in PWG Media Type Name list AND seems a good candidate
    for a separate field, so that it could be used with a number of other Media
    Types.

    Media Type Name Omni
    --------------- ----

    -- /* MEDIA_NONE */ realy means media default,
    stationery /* MEDIA_PLAIN
    transparency /* MEDIA_TRANSPARENCY
    ** /* MEDIA_GLOSSY
    -- /* MEDIA_SPECIAL
    ** /* MEDIA_COATED
    -- /* MEDIA_BACKPRINT */ "Backprint", type
                                         used for Window
                                        sitcker-print bacwards
    -- /* MEDIA_CLOTH
    -- /* MEDIA_THICK
    -- /* MEDIA_HIGH_GLOSS_FILM
    -- /* MEDIA_HIGH_RESOLUTION
    -- /* MEDIA_SPECIAL_360
    -- /* MEDIA_SPECIAL_720
    -- /* MEDIA_PLAIN_ENHANCED
    -- /* MEDIA_IRON_ON
    -- /* MEDIA_LABECA
    -- /* MEDIA_THERMAL
    -- /* MEDIA_CD_MASTER */ "CD-master", CD or
                                           CD label
    cardstock /* MEDIA_CARDBOARD
    -- /* MEDIA_POSTCARD
    photographic /* MEDIA_PHOTOGRAPHIC_PAPER
    -- /* MEDIA_PHOTOGRAPHIC_LABEL
                    /* MEDIA_PREMIUM_PAPER
    -- /* MEDIA_PHOTOGRAPHIC_PAPER (duplicate?)
    envelope /* MEDIA_ENVELOPE
    -- /* MEDIA_OTHER

    So there are a lot of "--" meaning types that aren't in the Media Type Name
    list. It would help to have some English description (more than just the
    name) for most of these so we could add them to the PWG Media Type Name
    list.

    Comments?

    Tom

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Mark VanderWiele [mailto:markv@us.ibm.com]
    Sent: Friday, April 06, 2001 15:06
    To: Hastings, Tom N
    Cc: ipp (E-mail); updf@pwg.org
    Subject: Re: UPD> MED - media names)

    Tom: Here are the media names we use in the Omni driver for inclusion.

    Regards,
    Mark VanderWiele
    IBM, Linux Technology Center
    512-838-4779, t/l 678
    MARKV@IBMUS
    email: markv@us.ibm.com

    Mark Hamzy
    04/04/2001 04:05 PM

    To: Mark VanderWiele/Austin/IBM@IBMUS
    cc:
    From: Mark Hamzy/Austin/IBM@IBMUS
    Subject: RE: UPD> Re: IPP> min/max custom size values (Document link:
          Mark VanderWiele)

    Here are omni medias:

          /* MEDIA_NONE */ "None" realy means media default,
          /* MEDIA_PLAIN */ "Plain",
          /* MEDIA_TRANSPARENCY */ "Transparency",
          /* MEDIA_GLOSSY */ "Glossy",
          /* MEDIA_SPECIAL */ "Special",
          /* MEDIA_COATED */ "Coated",
          /* MEDIA_BACKPRINT */ "Backprint", type used for Window
    sitcker-print bacwards
          /* MEDIA_CLOTH */ "Cloth",
          /* MEDIA_THICK */ "Thick",
          /* MEDIA_HIGH_GLOSS_FILM */ "High Gloss Film",
          /* MEDIA_HIGH_RESOLUTION */ "High Resolution",
          /* MEDIA_SPECIAL_360 */ "Special 360",
          /* MEDIA_SPECIAL_720 */ "Special 720",
          /* MEDIA_PLAIN_ENHANCED */ "Plain Enhanced",
          /* MEDIA_IRON_ON */ "Iron-on",
          /* MEDIA_LABECA */ "Labeca",
          /* MEDIA_THERMAL */ "Thermal",
          /* MEDIA_CD_MASTER */ "CD-master", CD or CD label
          /* MEDIA_CARDBOARD */ "Cardboard",
          /* MEDIA_POSTCARD */ "Postcard",
          /* MEDIA_PHOTOGRAPHIC_PAPER */ "Photographic Paper",
          /* MEDIA_PHOTOGRAPHIC_LABEL */ "Photographic Llabel",
          /* MEDIA_PREMIUM_PAPER */ "Premium Paper",
          /* MEDIA_PHOTOGRAPHIC_PAPER */ "Photographic Paper",
          /* MEDIA_ENVELOPE */ "Envelope",
          /* MEDIA_OTHER */ "Other"

    There aren't many in the spec. The paper sizes seem to be all inclusive...

    Mark



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