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Re: [SLE] any new color laser printers?
  • From: Randall R Schulz <rschulz@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2006 08:40:42 -0800
  • Message-id: <200601030840.42712.rschulz@xxxxxxxxx>
Bruce,

On Tuesday 03 January 2006 08:28, Bruce Marshall wrote:
> On Tuesday 03 January 2006 10:55, Randall R Schulz wrote:
> > Bruce,
> >
> > On Tuesday 03 January 2006 07:44, Bruce Marshall wrote:
> > > ...
> > >
> > > > A printer that does not include its own PostScript interpreter
> > > > is, plain and simple, not a PostScript printer.
> > >
> > > Yes... so??
> >
> > So... This Samsung printer is _not_ a PostScript printer as you
> > originally inquired (you did say "natively").
>
> It appears to support Postscript3 as well as PCL6. What does that
> make it?
>
> Not trying to be argumentative here but it *does* seem to be a
> 'postscript printer'.

You very specifically asked whether the support was "native." It is not.
It is "emulated," meaning the driver in the host computer interprets
the PostScript and sends something else (bit-maps, probably) to the
printer.

It is _not_ a PostScript printer. If you send it PostScript, it will not
interpret it and render the pages described by that PostScript. If
anything, it will print it as text or try (and fail, not doubt) to
interpret it as its native page description language, which is
presumably HP PCL.

If you don't care whether the support was native, fine, but that's not
what you asked.


Randall Schulz

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