RE: Printer Advice: HP 870C or Epson Stylus 800
On 03-Sep-97 Civ Kevin F. Havener wrote:
>I'm contemplating buying one of the two subject printers. Has anyone out
>there used either of these two printers under Linux?
> Easy to use under Linux is the key criteria.
> Color printing is "nice to have" but most of my important printing
> needs are black and white.
> Will use ghostscript.
> Epson has optional postscript. Anyone know what this is?
> Appears to be software (like ghostscript) that emulates
> postscript. Is it OS dependent as I suspect (resides
> on my computer) or is it actually installed into the printer?
>Any clues you can give me are appreciated.
I've used an HP DeskJet 870Cxi, and HP LaserJet 5L at Work with Debian. The
way I did it, was to create a small wrapper script around 'lpr', and then use
ghostscript to interpret postscript for the printer. Apart from the fact
that it required quite a large disk space for printing (about 100Mbyte for
large files), it worked quite well. Netscape printout came in glorius
colors :-) and I printed manuals up to 700 pages on the LaserJet.
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