HP printers & FreeBSD?

Josef Karthauser joe
Mon Oct 4 17:54:01 BST 1999

Buy one with postscript and a jet direct engine if possible.  You'll be
able to speak directly to it on your ethernet then :).  If it doesn't come
with postscript then Ghostscript can do PS -> PJL, and I do that on my
one laserjet 4L at home.  If it doesn't had a jetdirect you can always
plug it into the freebsd box's printer port :)


On Mon, Oct 04, 1999 at 04:43:48PM +0100, Scott Mitchell wrote:
> Having given in to my SO's nagging and decided to buy a new printer, my
> next task is to make sure it works with our favourite OS before handing
> over the cash... The printer in question will probably be from HP simply
> because I've never owned/used one that gave me any trouble, whereas the
> same cannot be said for certain others :-(  Anyway, looking through the
> specs for the current crop of Deskjets, many of them apparently use
> something called 'Printing Performance Architecture' -- these also seem to
> be the models that don't even offer Mac support, so I assume the 'Printing
> Performance Architecture' is some kind of poxy WinPrinter thing that is
> best avoided.  The rest of the range talks PCL Level 3 which I believe is
> fine for tools such as GhostScript et. al.
> Any confirmation that these are valid assumptions would be appreciated.
> Please cc: to me as I'm not subscribed to -questions these days.
> Many TIA,
> 	Scott
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