I found my final solution which requires a little extra work, but works fine. This whole situation was to help a friend who wanted to send messages and fun stuff home to someone who doesn't want to use a computer.
Print to PDF and email the attachment to a special email account (pdfman).
On Windows, a free nice driver is PDFCreator which also allows you to directly email the document. With it you can print any document to a PDF and then email it. You want to have the smallest file size possible when you create the PDF format. Graphics will be a problem
Set up procmail on a special account, in this case - pdfman. Within the account you need to set up the following files.
"|IFS=' '&&p=/usr/bin/procmail&&test -f $p&&exec $p -Yf-||exit 75 #pdfman"
|/usr/local/bin/pdfmime|/usr/local/bin/base64 -d|acroread -toPostScript -size letter|lp
It has only one rule (:0).
This perl script is a modified version of "stripmime" mentioned above to extract only the encoded pdf portion of the email - just modify a few variables and selection only "application/pdf" type.
or mimencode -u
Use one or the other application which should be in your linux distribution. The commands syntax decodes the Base64 MIME encrypted enclosure.
acroread -toPostScript -size letter
Adobe Acrobat reader does have a command line option to covert to postscript. (acroread -help for other options). It unfortunately requires a writable account to create files which is why a real user account had to be created. This coverts the file to postscript which the printer can understand.
Print to the default printer which understands postscript.
The final result is that you can print almost anything you can convert to a PDF. Procmail will immediately activate when it receives the email.