ethan.dicks at gmail.com
Wed Apr 6 01:23:59 CDT 2005
On Apr 6, 2005 1:13 AM, Jim Leonard <trixter at oldskool.org> wrote:
> Agreed. But that's what I love about PostScript printers: Ironically, with
> that slow a transport, non-bitmapped (ie. vector/line only) graphics would
> print at the same speed (or faster!) than text.
Unfortunately, most programs these days force-feed *wads* of font
info, etc, making PS emissions *huge*.
> I've had a PS printer for a decade (Laserjet 4ML, the thing is a tank) and just love it.
That was _my_ first PS printer as well... bought it as a pre-release
with a $300 pre-order discount so it was just over a grand. It's
still the primary printer at the house, on, I think, its 3rd cart
since new. It's *stingy* with toner!
I used to have its LocalTalk port hooked up to an Amiga 3000 with an
A-Max board so I could drive it from an emulated Mac (worked
*perfectly* for all Mac apps), and the parallel port hooked up to
another Amiga. Lately, though, it's just another winders printer.
As far as I'm concerned, it's a great printer. I only replaced it on
my server when I picked up a LaserJet IIIsi w/PostScript cart for $15
at the local Uni surplus (then spent an additional $30 on transfer
pads and rollers to make it pick paper correctly).
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