Thu Apr 21, 4: Aug 14, Posts: Printers use a set of operating commands that determine how data sent from the computer is interpreted and acted upon. If the file to be printed contains an EPS-embedded file, only a Post Script printer can render it correctly. I avoid them like the plague and would only use a PCL or Postscript printer because while you might lose some high level functionality if you have to use a different driver you should always be able to print to them whereas with a GDI printer you are SOL if you don’t have an exact driver for your OS. PS drivers are without a doubt, the slowest drivers in existence. Cool new feature, in Windows Server you can force the rendering on the client saving your windows print share server some cycles.

Uploader: Telmaran
Date Added: 5 August 2005
File Size: 15.29 Mb
Operating Systems: Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/2003/7/8/10 MacOS 10/X
Downloads: 61545
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]

I don’t have an answer. Might be worth telling us the make and model of the printer. This phenomena is usually exacerbated on printers with less the MB of ram.

Sun May 08, 3: In the case of Postscript drivers, in my experience not that broad, fair enoughthe vector is only rasterised on the printer. Also available for double-byte Asian languages. 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.

Page Description Languages

GDI printers are the ones that always cause people issues when they upgrade OS’s or switch to using a MAC or Linux because prinfer they may be occasionally pritner they most often are not. Cause the RIP process in the printer goes terribly, terribly wrong. 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.


PS drivers are without a doubt, the slowest drivers in existence.

The following information is provided as is, and the authors peinter no responsibility for the correctness. Ars Legatus Legionis et Subscriptor. Shorthand for P rinter C ontrol L anguage, this defines a standard set of commands enabling programs to communicate with HP or HP-compatible devices.

In theory, a vector should be better lr a raster, but in my experience, it’s just not the case, raster beats vector, every time for speed and grey scales.

GDI versus PCL6 printer on mac. Any advantage?

Dec 22, Posts: Post Script is often used to share documents on the Internet because of this ability to work on many different platforms and printers. Switching the driver to raster, causes the rasterisation to occur on the PC and usually fixes the grey scale issues.

Post Falls, ID Registered: Apr 22, Posts: Post Script can be used by a wide variety of computers and printers and is the dominant format used for desktop publishing. Aug 14, Posts: They contain only a rudimentary processor and rely on the host based driver to do their printter work.

If you need assistance determining the proper format to use, please email us at support okidata. QualityLogic provides software testing and quality assurance services, as well as test tools for driver and printer description languages.


PDF InteropAnalyzer verifies pd PDF interpreter’s ability to correctly handle PDFs as they are currently used in the business environment, as well as those created using the latest releases of popular applications.

Download GDI or PDL drivers?

Here are a few common emulation command formats: I hear some OEMs will printfr 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. Printers use a set of operating commands that determine how data sent from the computer is interpreted and acted upon.

So if you have thousands of printers and a small pipe, printdr the way to go. 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.

Mar 12, Posts: Pinwriter NEC Pinwriter, 24 wire dot matrix printer.

You spend loads and loads on toner, breaking any budget advantage you might have had using cheap printer in the first place. This is a page description language developed by Adobe Systems.