PSDraw Module

The PSDraw module provides simple print support for Postscript printers. You can print text, graphics and images through this module.

class PIL.PSDraw.PSDraw(fp=None)

Sets up printing to the given file. If file is omitted, sys.stdout is assumed.


Set up printing of a document. (Write Postscript DSC header.)


Ends printing. (Write Postscript DSC footer.)

image(box, im, dpi=None)

Draw a PIL image, centered in the given box.

line(xy0, xy1)

Draws a line between the two points. Coordinates are given in Postscript point coordinates (72 points per inch, (0, 0) is the lower left corner of the page).


Draws a rectangle.


A 4-tuple of integers whose order and function is currently undocumented.

Hint: the tuple is passed into this format string:

%d %d M %d %d 0 Vr
setfont(font, size)

Selects which font to use.

  • font – A Postscript font name
  • size – Size in points.
text(xy, text)

Draws text at the given position. You must use setfont() before calling this method.