Duplex printer advice
wblock at wonkity.com
Tue Jun 3 22:53:11 UTC 2008
On Tue, 3 Jun 2008, Wojciech Puchar wrote:
>> This depends a lot on your print jobs. Low quality machine-generated
>> PostScript output can be slow. PCL can also be slow. The only way to
>> really know is to benchmark with your print jobs.
> there was no case i found postscript to print faster.
But then you've said you're using a LaserJet 4, which came out in 1992
and has a slow PS interpreter.
Some of my print jobs ran much faster in PS, because it only sent a few
K of PS rather than a megabyte of bitmap in PCL.
>> There's also the potential overhead of the print processing systems. Just
>> sending PS in the first place may be quicker than apsfilter or CUPS.
> i use lpd+my script for filtering postscript to PCL
>> Recent printers have fast RISC CPUs and fast PS interpreters. I/O speed
>> comes into it, too. FreeBSD seems particularly slow over parallel and USB
> both not true, but just use lptcontrol for parallel port!
Did that, didn't help (at the time). Not an issue with Ethernet.
-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA
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