Re: How to find printer resolution?

"Steven Buroff" <>
Tue, 10 Jul 2007 13:41:00 -0400
Thanks very much for your help. Unfortunately, I guess I still don't get it.
Here is the little
program I wrote to try it out:

public class Tryit {
    public static final void main(String[] args){
        DocFlavor docFlavor = DocFlavor.SERVICE_FORMATTED.PRINTABLE;
        PrintRequestAttributeSet attrSet =
            new HashPrintRequestAttributeSet();
        PrintService[] printServices =
            PrintServiceLookup.lookupPrintServices(docFlavor, attrSet);
        for(PrintService ps : printServices){
            DocPrintJob prtJob = ps.createPrintJob();
            PrintJobAttributeSet prtJobAttrSet = prtJob.getAttributes();
            PrinterResolution resAttr =

            System.out.println(ps + ": " + resAttr);


And here is the output.

Win32 Printer : Microsoft XPS Document Writer: null
Win32 Printer : Microsoft Office Document Image Writer: null
Win32 Printer : HP LaserJet 2100 PCL6: null
Win32 Printer : HP LaserJet 2100: null
Win32 Printer : File: null
Win32 Printer : Fax: null

As you can see, It didn't find the attribute. Any idea what I'm doing wrong?
Thanks much.

Steve Buroff

"IchBin" <> wrote in message

Steven Buroff wrote:

I'm doing some printing using the following basic code skeleton.

     PrintRequestAttributeSet aset = new HashPrintRequestAttributeSet();
     PrinterJob prtJob = PrinterJob.getPrinterJob():
     prtJob.setPrintable(<my printable>);

Just before the call to print, the aset does not contain the
PrinterResolution attribute.
Does anyone know how I can get the printer resolution? Thanks.

Steve Buroff

This thread should help you out:

Thanks in Advance...
IchBin, Philadelphia, Pa, USA
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