Aug 14, Posts: Printers use a set of operating commands that determine how data sent from the computer is interpreted and acted upon. This is a page description language developed by Adobe Systems. GDI printers are also known as win printers. Dec 22, Posts: Thu Apr 21, 4: PS drivers create print jobs that are staggeringly huge, consumes loads of network traffic, but

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In ram limited printers, host based print processors are usually at least twice as fast to finished output as PCL or PS. So if you have thousands of printers and a small pipe, clearly the way to gvi. Switching the driver to raster, causes the rasterisation to occur on the PC and usually fixes the grey scale issues.

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Might be worth telling us the make and model of the printer. Apr 22, Gdo 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 specifics as to what it does as a printer driver.

One thing worth mentioning in favor of gdi or “host based print processors”, the rasterising of the 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. Dec 22, Posts: Course I pretty much work with monochrome printers, so there you go.


Here are a few common emulation command formats: PS drivers are without a doubt, the slowest drivers in existence.

Cause the RIP process in the printer goes terribly, terribly wrong. Thu Apr 21, 1: Post Falls, ID Registered: I hear some OEMs will start embedding XPS 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. 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. If you need assistance determining the proper format to use, please email us at support okidata.

Post Script is often used to share documents on the Internet because of this ability to work on many different platforms and printers. This phenomena is usually exacerbated on printers with less the MB of ram.

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GDI printers are also known as win printers. PageSense automates printer performance testing and provides standardized results. PS drivers create print jobs that are staggeringly huge, consumes loads of network traffic, but Post Script can be used by a wide variety of computers and printers and is the dominant format used for desktop publishing. These commands provide a printer with the ability to change modes so that it behaves just like a printer from another manufacturer.


SLX Used ot the Lexmark vdi. Mon Apr 25, 6: I don’t have an answer.

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If the file to be printed contains an EPS-embedded file, only a Post Script printer can render it correctly. 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.

Usually, PCL has a cool little settings, where they straddle both models, one where you rasterise on the computer itself Raster setting in the driverand two, where the vector drawing is rasterised on the printer’s print server GL2 setting in the driver. At the risk of sounding professorial, cause really I’m not, here’s my take. They contain only a rudimentary processor and rely on the host based driver to do their layout work.

In the case of Postscript drivers, in my experience not that broad, fair enoughthe vector is only rasterised on the printer.

Pinwriter NEC Pinwriter, 24 wire dot matrix printer. 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.