printer driver


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printer driver

A software routine that converts an application program's printing request into the language the printer understands. For example, PostScript printer drivers create a file that is accepted by PostScript printers. HP printer drivers create PCL files and so on. Drivers for Windows-only printers rasterize the pages (RIP function) and send the actual bit patterns to the printer, which are applied to the drum by the laser or LED array. Contrast with printing protocol.
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She removed Okidata's upgrade and re-installed the printer driver from the original disk.
For example, a printer driver can receive the request "print in italics" and translate it into the corresponding command that a printer's hardware can understand.
This isn't difficult to set up, and usually just requires that you specify the check printing software's printer driver as the printer to be used when you print checks from the accounting software.
The IJ600 uses a Windows printer driver to interface with existing label design programmes ensuring ease of use and maximum flexibility.
The enhancements include printer and IFS data compression, printing bandwidth throttling for much better application performance during large print jobs, upgraded printer driver management to accommodate a much wider range of printers and printer drivers specific to the operating system on the application server.
Because the print settings of the software are embedded right into the application's Print screen, users can print photos without having to select print settings from the printer driver. In addition, Epson EasyPrint ensures that the software application and printer software settings match at all times, even if a user changes them.
Dot-matrix type printer uses a heat-transfer foil and a Windows-based printer driver.
FinePrint's pdfFactory is a printer driver just like Adobe Acrobat.
Worldwide Computer Products News-11 March 2003-New printer driver ships from Developer Solutions(C)1995-2003 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com
Each cartridge also contains a chip that relays ink level information on screen to the user via the printer driver, while self-sealing valves preserve the inks up to six months once removed from the printer.
The printers are supported by all Windows platforms and Apple computers, with a "Plug and Play" CD that autosenses the specific operating system and automatically installs the right printer driver without prompts.