Posted May 24, 2012 9:00 UTC (Thu) by pkern
In reply to: Announcing printerd
Parent article: Announcing printerd
You really want to drive network-attached printers with rasterized input as well. It has the computing power of a toaster, the only plus is that it can start printing when it completed the image of the first page.
PDF can have multiple layers and hence may overload a rasterizing printer easily. Even PCL XL is already too complex and certain outputs will cause the printer to take a walk.
The only part that worries me about printers that really only take raster input is the fact that you then need to bother with uploading their firmware and the newest and greatest proprietary inventions of rasterization on-the-wire formats to reverse engineer.
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