I've been considering buying a printer, and after a bit of homework, I
found that postscript is the standard supported method for printing
(even though most printers nowdays do all the work on CPU rather than
themselves to cut costs).
So I looked up a model but I really *don't* understand that much, this
is the first time *ever* I'd be buying/using/installing a printer, so
what I'd like to know is:
Is postscript support in an ethernet/USB printer enough? Or do I need to
take some other specification into consideration? If so, which? I don't
want to go out and buy a printer, only to find out that I need support
for X, for Y software for the platform where I'll use it.
As a side note, it's the HP P2055 I've been considering, and supports PS3.
Hugo Osvaldo Barrera
Print languages: HP PCL 5c; HP PCL 6; HP postscript level 3
emulation with automatic language switching
If the printer "talks" postscript, you just feed it a postscript file.
So the most simple setup is to have a PS printer with an ethernet port.
Just add something like this to your /etc/printcap and start lpd:
If you want to do fancy things, look at the a2ps package. But otherwise
you don't need any "special" software.
Oh, and don't forget to update your firmware .
This will work perfectly.
HP LaserJet P2055dn is an excellent postscript printer.
I use it more then a year without problems.
We have one at work that have printed >50000 pages so far and <20