Subject: Re: HP LaserJet printers and NetBSD?
To: None <>
From: Mike Parson <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 01/28/2002 10:25:38
On Mon, Jan 28, 2002 at 05:51:10PM +0200, Teemu Rinta-aho wrote:
> Hi,
> I am planning to get myself a laser printer, probably a HP LaserJet 1200.
> How does it work with NetBSD? It's specs say it has a PostScript 2
> emulation, but I want to be sure it works before investing my money. If
> anyone has such laser printer printing postscript documents without
> problems, please send me an e-mail... Thanks!

From browsing HP's site, it seems that this printer speaks PCL 5e
and 6, which seems to emulate Level 2 Postscript well enough for
a Mac to be able to use it.

Even if the PS emulation isn't good enough, ghostscript/magicfilters
should be able to get decent enough quality out of the PCL5 engine.

Michael Parson