Generally, \x0c (that's ctrl-L or ^L) is a page-feed to most printers.
I've written ofs in perl for the lpd before, it's not a difficult task :) However, I'd strongly recommend using the lpd (or at least, one of the new non-spooling print programs, such as pdq) rather than trying to write raw text to the hardware device.
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