Printing on KDE4 is a real pain bc I want: 2-up short side duplex printing in greyscale, but my printer doesn’t have a greyscale option and default settings are dealt with at the app level rather than the print server level – and apps are poor at saving defaults.
My “solution” is to:
install cups-pdf, print to it
use gs to convert to greyscale
use lp (yes lp!) to print the thing how I like it.
gs -sOutputFile=output.pdf -dBATCH -dNOPAUSE -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -sColorConversionStrategy=Gray -sPAPERSIZE=A4 -dProcessColorModel=/DeviceGray -dCompatibilityLevel=1.4 input.pdf
lp -d samsungRubbish -o media=A4 -o sides=two-sided-short-edge -o number-up=2 output.pdf
Aliased of course. Next I’d need to work out how to do a kde4 action (apparently different from kde3) <sigh>