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Re: Postscript printers

It depends on what you mean by "true postscript".

Yes, the 2100M is a PostScript printer, but uses a HP-developed
emulation rather than Adobe firmware.  

http://www.linuxprinting.org/suggested.html recommends a few low-priced
PS printers.  Based upon that I recently purchased a Lexmark Optra E312
which does both PS and PCL6 and is quite a bit less expensive than the
HP 2100M.  I paid less than $400 including shipping and am very
satisfied with this unit.  I edited the magicfilter ps600-filter
so that it would accept PJL input.

On Tue, Nov 14, 2000 at 10:55:50AM -0500, S.Salman Ahmed wrote:
> I had a chance to look at the specs. for the HP 2100M. The HP specs
> (http://www.hp.ca/products/static/c4171a/features-en.html) say
> that this printer supports HP PCL 6 plus HP PostScript Level 2
> emulation.
> In addition, http://www.linuxprinting.org/show_printer.cgi?recnum=64064
> says that this printer is a postscript level 2 printer.
> Is this a true postscript printer ?
> It is quite a bit more expensive than what I wanted to spend on a
> printer, but if it supports true PS then it might be worth it.

Bob Nielsen, N7XY                          nielsen@oz.net
Bainbridge Island, WA                      http://www.oz.net/~nielsen

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