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wyliecoyoteuk
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just looked up the Epson rx520.
Unfortunately, it is a GDI printer, so it cannot handle raw text output.
GDI printers are low cost printers without a raster image processor, which rely on the Host OS to create the page images.
They require special drivers which use the Windows GDI API.
There is a Linux driver for it, but it will use GDI simulation.
More about GDI here:
http://www.wyliecoyoteuk.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/html/gdi.html
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah ha I see. That would answer a few questions I have about printers.
Interesting and informative piece on gdi printers - thanx.

OK - so now I need a cheap on-board-processor B&W A4 bog standard printer - anyone got any suggestions and experience with said items.

Thanx Wylie for your reply

TIA

pj
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brother and HP have excellent Linux support, I'd suggest to have a look at their ranges.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok brother and hp - thanks Wink
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