[OT] printing question
andrewlylegould at gmail.com
Tue Nov 18 12:00:05 PST 2008
On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 1:53 PM, Chad Perrin <perrin at apotheon.com> wrote:
> Your best bet for printer compatibility is to ensure that it's available
> as a network device rather than having to connect to it directly, and
> that it's a Postscript printer. If you want to get a printer and connect
> it directly to your Mac, and you're sure it'll work with your Mac, then
> you should be able to share it with the rest of the network without
> problems -- as long as it's a Postscript printer. If it isn't, you may
> have to do some digging to determine whether other computers on the
> network will be able to use the shared printer at all, including FreeBSD
> Alas, I know basically nothing about the Epson Artisan 800. I'm happy
> with my HP laser printer connected directly to the network.
> Chad Perrin [ content licensed PDL: http://pdl.apotheon.org ]
> Quoth Albert Camus: "An intellectual is someone whose mind watches
Thanks to all for the advice.
So the bottom line is: "Get a postscript printer." They're rather
expensive. It may be worth the inconvenience of sharing drive space and
printing from the Mac via VNC window. ;-)
Now, if I had money to waste.......... I just discovered that those really
cool, wide format printers used at many photo printing shops are postscript
printers!!!! Imagine the font size you could use on a 20"x30" memo.
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