Re: Printers Revisited

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Sat May 22 2004 - 19:43:20 CDT

Postscript printers are more expensive. For example, the HP Business
Inkjet cp1700ps, which lists for $599. I actually own 2 copies of
one of the first Postscript inkjet printers (color, at that) -- the
HP Deskjet 1200C/PS.

Best regards
Arthur

At 5:12 PM -0400 5/22/04, David Mertz wrote:
>I got to looking online for pictures of different printer models,
>just to see if there was anything I wasn't familiar with by way of
>paper paths/trays/etc. Basically, it seems as I thought.
>
>But looking at some models got me thinking about whether it would it
>might be worth using Postscript printers from the start, thereby
>removing Ghostscript/CUPS from the toolchain. The filled in PS
>template could be copied directly to /dev/lp0 or /dev/usb without
>any extra processing. A little faster, but especially one less
>software failure point. If we wanted to do this, I think it pretty
>much limits us to lasers; I don't know of PS-ready inkjets (but they
>might be out there).

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