[colug-432] Lazer Printer

Donald Tillman don at ltillman.net
Mon Nov 9 22:34:28 EST 2015

The Brother printers include BR-Script, a version of PostScript. I had one experience where we did have a Xerox laser printer die and I replaced it with a Brother. Much to my shock, it started printing out queued jobs from Windows, Mac and an IBM mainframe immediately! I did not have a chance to update drivers or anything at that point. That said I have not tested that since then. : )

> On Nov 9, 2015, at 2:44 PM, Rick Hornsby <richardjhornsby at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Nov 9, 2015, at 13:33, Rob Funk <rfunk at funknet.net> wrote:
> ...
>> For best compatibility, I think the most important thing to look for
>> is either PostScript emulation or PCL6. Otherwise you're at the mercy
>> of printer-specific drivers.
> +1
> If all else fails driver-wise, having PostScript or PCL to fall back on is really nice, especially compared to the frustration of a printer that you can't use to ... print.  It's one of the reasons I like and prefer HP's printers.  I don't know that *all* including the cheapest cheap-out inkjet accept generic PostScript, but all the HP printer's I've worked with will do PostScript.
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