[Desktop_printing] Current PCL laser drivers are SLOOOOWW!

Till Kamppeter till.kamppeter at gmx.net
Tue Feb 14 07:28:13 PST 2006


often users complain on the forums of linuxprinting.org, that their PCL
laser printers print in principle, but the printing is much slower than
under Windows. See for example


The problem is that typical GhostScript drivers for this class of
printers (like "pxlmono", "ljet4", HPIJS, ...) are pure raster drivers
and the Windows drivers use printer-internal high-level features. For
PCL there even exists documentation for most of these features, but
strangely, no one has taken the initiative to make something faster up
to now.

I have heard that as one of the sample drivers for the OpenPrinting
vector driver project is a PCL-6/XL driver. Will this be faster than the
old "pxlmono"?

I think, this problem should be solved in the near future.


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