Mar 12, Posts: Sun May 08, 3: Mon Apr 25, 6: Functional Test Suites FTSs verify major functions of your emulation, as a quick check before running a CET, to verify minor firmware upgrades, or as a cost-effective final check. Usually, PCL has a cool little settings, where they straddle both models, one where you rasterise on the computer itself Raster setting in the driver , and two, where the vector drawing is rasterised on the printer’s print server GL2 setting in the driver. Shorthand for G raphical D evice I nterface, this is a Windows standard for representing graphical objects not text and transmitting them to output devices such as monitors and printers.

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Relying on the printer to do the rasterising usually results in identical print output from various drivers on various platforms, which most people consider a “win”. They contain only a rudimentary processor and rely on the host based driver to do their layout work.

Grey scales look rubbish. PS drivers create print jobs that are staggeringly huge, consumes loads of network traffic, but I ran into these two while looking for a printer driver, and I haven’t been able to determine which is best for my needs.

Cool new feature, in Windows Server you can force the rendering on the client saving your windows print share server some cycles. I hear some OEMs will start embedding Primter into the rip process on the printers sometime soon too, or maybe MS is just tooting a non existent, as far as I can tell, horn.


pdp This is a page description language developed by Adobe Systems. At the risk of sounding professorial, cause really I’m not, here’s my take. Pinwriter NEC Pinwriter, 24 wire dot matrix printer.

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Also available for double-byte Asian languages. In the case of Postscript drivers, in my experience not that broad, fair enoughthe vector is only rasterised on the printer. If you need assistance determining the proper format to use, please email us at support okidata. Thu Apr 21, 1: Shorthand for G raphical D evice I nterface, this is a Windows standard for representing graphical objects not text and transmitting them to output devices such as monitors and printers.


Mon Apr 25, 6: So far as I can tell GDI is something which sort of predates PCL on Windows and is considered inferior, but information on PDL seems to only deal with it as a concept rather than any ppdl as to what it does as a printer driver.

Post Falls, ID Registered: Dec 22, Posts: Here are a few common emulation command formats: Course I pretty much work with monochrome printers, so there you go. One thing worth mentioning in favor of gdi or “host based print processors”, the rasterising of gdk images also occurs on the PC as opposed to in the printer’s print server resulting in smaller jobs, less network traffic, and speedier, MUCH speedier print jobs.


Thu Apr 21, 4: In ram limited printers, host based print processors are usually at least twice as fast to finished output as PCL or Printwr. These commands provide a printer with the ability to change modes so that it behaves just like a printer from another manufacturer.

Cause the RIP process in the printer goes terribly, terribly wrong. Interpress Xerox predecessor to PostScript. Mar 12, Posts: GDI printers are the ones that always cause people issues when they upgrade OS’s or switch to using a MAC or Linux because while they may be occasionally supported they most often are not.

GDI versus PCL6 printer on mac. Any advantage?

SLX Used by the Lexmark cn. Might be worth telling us the make and model of the printer. Each format has its own unique purpose.

I don’t have an answer. Apr 22, Posts: So if you have thousands of printers and a small pipe, clearly the way to go.

GDI printers are also known as win printers.