[SATLUG] Printer Question

Samuel Leon leon36 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 11 23:43:55 CST 2008


Richard Suberg wrote:
> It also takes into account the options the printer is coming with...
> It normally takes more memory to print a higher resolution page than
> a lower resolution page if there are graphics, if the printer will do
> two sided printing on its own (duplex), if it does color, and what
> languages the printer understands.  It takes less memory for PCL than PS,
> but you can get better graphic quality with PS than PCL.  Also, many
> printers now can directly print a PDF document without having to be
> ran thru an adobe reader...just copy the file to the printer and it
> will print it.
> 
> Richard
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: satlug-bounces at satlug.org [mailto:satlug-bounces at satlug.org]On
> Behalf Of Ernest De Leon
> Sent: Friday, January 11, 2008 11:06 PM
> To: The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [SATLUG] Printer Question
> 
> 
> That memory is for document storage.  The more memory your printer has, the
> bigger of (or more of) documents it can hold while printing.  This means
> that if you have a PDF that is 50MB, the 32MB will not be able to hold all
> of it and it will be processed in batches.  The 64MB will be able to hold
> it, so you print spooler will send the print job out and leave the printer
> to do it's thing.  If you are using it in a home setup or with light usage,
> the memory really doesn't matter.  If you are in a large environment that
> may be printing many documents concurrently, your print server will have to
> 'store and forward' jobs as the memory in the printer becomes available.
> 
> Ernest
> 
> On Jan 11, 2008 8:39 PM, Samuel Leon <leon36 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> I am looking at getting a laserjet printer.  I see some models have only
>> 32mb of ram and others have 64mb of ram.  So what all can the 64mb
>> version do that the 32mb version can't?
>>
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Sam
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I see.  Thank you guys.

Sam


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