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postscript or pdf driver for printers?
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Targon
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Aug 25, 2008, 10:04 PM
 
My limited knowledge on printers requires some outside info about drivers. I'm about to buy a FujiXerox DocuPrint C3210DX. The printer will be accessed over the network via ethernet. I have a heterogeneous environment with Mac OS X machines and WinXP/Vista machines.

The drivers available for Mac OS X are :

Mac PDF Driver - Printer Language: PDF
Mac PostScript Driver - Printer Language: PostScript

Windows drivers, available are:
PCL6 Driver - Printer Language: PCL
PostScript Driver - Printer Language: PostScript

Any advice on which is the preferred driver for each platform? I know this is an OS X forum I just thought i'd drop the question on the Win drivers as someone may know.

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lexapro
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Aug 26, 2008, 06:40 AM
 
I've had less issues using the PS drivers. At least for windoze.
     
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Aug 27, 2008, 05:30 AM
 
Both should be fine.
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Sep 7, 2008, 07:58 AM
 
Postscript is faster, more flexible in terms of configurability/options, and with most mid-to-high end machines, much less error-prone.........and cross-platform to boot, so if you're in a business/office setting (it sounds like you are), this would be the way to go.......
Personally I find it hilarious that you have the hots for my gramma. Especially seeins how she is 3x your age, and makes your Brittney-Spears-wannabe 30-something wife look like a rag doll who went thru WWIII with a burning stick of dynamite up her a** :)
     
   
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