Re: Printer Advice: HP 870C or Epson Stylus 800
According to Civ Kevin F. Havener <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> 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 just recently upgraded from an old NEC pinwriter to the
Epson stylus color 800. I use magicfilter for printing and
installation was as easy as it could be. After upgrading
to ghostscript 4.x I could even print in color up to 720dpi.
Ghostscript 5 even supports Epson's 1440dpi, but I'll wait
for the debian package.
I don't know anything about the postscript option, though.
Andy Spiegl, University of Technology, Muenchen, Germany
E-Mail: spiegl@Appl-Math.TU-Muenchen.de OR: Andy.Spiegl@WriteMe.com
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