SpliX is a set of CUPS printer drivers for SPL (Samsung Printer Language) printers. If you have such a printer, you need to download and use SpliX. Moreover you will find documentation about this proprietary language.
Many Linux distributions ship SpliX already so that you do not need to compile and install it by yourself. The the SpliX driver will usually get assigned automatically to the supported printers. You get also pre-built ditribution-independent LSB-based packages of SpliX on OpenPrinting. With these you can get SpliX onto any Linux machine without needing to compile.
Don't hesitate to leave us a message if necessary.
We are *NOT* affiliated to Samsung. These drivers have been produced without the approvement of this manufacturer either the Xerox one. These companies only distribute proprietary and old drivers.
- Tuesday May, 15 2012: No the SpliX project isn't dead. Thanks to the great job of Till Kamppeter, SpliX evolved during the last three years. It is time to do a new release which will be available very soon. Thank you for all of you who support this project and make it better and better.
- Friday February, 6 2009: The version 2.0.0 of splix has been released. This version adds the support for newer printers, manual duplex, improve the quality of the color prints etc. You should download it now and use it.
List of supported printers
Below you will find a non-exhaustive list of currently supported printers. Please leave us a message if your printer works with SpliX and is not listed below (or listed as untested).
|Samsung||CLP-610||Does not work|
|Samsung||CLP-610ND||Does not work|
Many of the printers which work with SpliX also work with drivers of the foo2zjs package, especially foo2qpdl. Printers supported by SpliX and generally laser printers made by Samsung, Dell, Lexmark, Toshiba, and Xerox may perhaps also work with the foo2zjs drivers, PCL 5e (monochrome printers only), PCL 5c (color printers only), PCL XL (monochrome, color), and PostScript drivers and also with proprietary drivers supplied by the manufacturers.
Use these alternative drivers if your printer is listed as "Does not work", listed as "Untested" and does not work for you (please tell us), or not listed at all.
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About SPL(1) printers
The SPL1 printers use a specific language internally called
Smart GDI. However, SpliX attemps to bring a support for the
internally called QPDL language. Moreover, the smart GDI language is
already supported by Ghostscript under the name
For all these reasons, Splix won't support old SPL(1) printers.
Please refer to the Smart GDI driver on OpenPrinting for more information.
Non-exhaustive list of SPL1 printers : ML-1210, ML-1430, ML-1440, ML-1450