System Administration Guide: Printing

lpfilter Filter Type Argument

The LP print service recognizes fast filters and slow filters, as described in Types of Filters.

Slow filters that are invoked by printing modes, by using the lp -y command, must be run on the system from which the print request originated. The LP print service cannot pass values for modes to print servers. It can, however, match a file content type (specified after the -T option of the lp command) to a content type on a print server. Therefore, if you want to activate special modes on a print server, you must specify content types that permit the LP print service to match input types and output types.