Inkjet Plumber Available for Mac Users

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jefftee Regular Member • Posts: 127
Inkjet Plumber Available for Mac Users

Hi, I've written a small utility program for the Mac named Inkjet Plumber. The utility will send a small print job to the printer(s) of your choosing at the interval (in hours) that you specify.

It will print small (0.5" x 0.5") color swatches in cyan, yellow, magenta, black, gray, light gray, red, green, and blue. Some additional textual information regarding the page and paper settings is included in the development releases to assist in debugging. I may keep or remove this in future versions, based on feedback, etc.

It is intended to be used by infrequent inkjet users that would like to exercise their printer automatically. Many Windows users use QImage for this very purpose, but I'm a Mac only user and couldn't find anything to do the same for the Mac, so I decided to create Inkjet Plumber.

The program is released under the GLP3 open source software license and is hosted on Github. If you're interested in downloading and testing/using it, I'd appreciate it.

The program is Mac only at this point, however, it's written using a cross-platform framework named Qt, so if there's interest I may be able to provide a Windows version in the future.

You may download the most recent release available from here.


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