printer description file


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printer description file

A configuration file that contains information about a specific printer. See PPD file.
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Microsoft's version is the GPD Generic Printer Description file for Windows NT.
The RIP at the remote site is not processing PostScript files, so there are no concerns about missing fonts, incorrect spot functions, wrong printer description files, or any of the other messy complications that currently plague commercial printers and PostScript service bureaus.