[Desktop_printing] Current PCL laser drivers are SLOOOOWW!
till.kamppeter at gmx.net
Tue Feb 14 08:15:11 PST 2006
Hin-Tak Leung wrote:
> How does the openprinting driver bridge into ghostscript (or does it at all)?
> The IJS interface is basically pumping bitmaps and is slow
> (but given the printers are slower).
If there is a page with complicated graphical elements and the printer
is a modern USB2 printer, the printer can be faster than the data transfer.
> I am not sure about PCL 5, but PCL-6/XL certainly have vector drawing features.
> It is just difficult to join them up with ghostscript without hooking inside,
ESP GhostScript has an appropriate interface (device "opvp").
> (and pxlmono is currently not doing things this way due to
> but I can not see hpijs's pcl-xl code working this way, just because
> ijs doesn't pass vector instructions.
One would have to interface the driver with OPVP and not with IJS.
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