Perdrix24 wrote:The Xerox 6022 will print 600dpi in black and white using the NVDI HP 6L driver. ImageCopy will print true color images (16M colors) at 300 dpi using its Deskjet driver. It's not photo quality however.
But in general, you can use the NVDI PCL driver for any PCL aware printer as they are still backward compatible (read as almost all modern printers).
wongck wrote:Yes, for colour printing most printers have moved to PCL5 but NVDI is still stuck at PCL3 ( or thereabouts).
While the black & white PCL stuff have remained pretty much constant, colour PCL commands have advanced in leaps and bounds and are so missing from NVDI drivers. That's why the low colour compatibility.
I too had problems wth it, look here http://www.atari-forum.com/viewtopic.ph ... 90#p326086
Perdrix24 wrote:Today I did a test of the zView PCL export module, with a 16M color photo. I dropped the resulting PCL file on the printer icon in TOS 4. I was surprised to see a near-photo quality printout. With ImageCopy, the same photo is dithered, although still fairly nice.
lp wrote:Perdrix24 wrote:Today I did a test of the zView PCL export module, with a 16M color photo. I dropped the resulting PCL file on the printer icon in TOS 4. I was surprised to see a near-photo quality printout. With ImageCopy, the same photo is dithered, although still fairly nice.
Curious what video mode you used when creating the PCL file? It shouldn't be dithered if you are in a 24-bit video mode when you create the PCL file. There's no way to tell zView to skip the dithering stage if the video mode is of lesser quality than the image.
For maximum quality regardless of the video mode I could experiment with an img2pcl app which doesn't require zView if there's interest?
PeterS wrote:How does linux/bsd handle the plethora of printers ? I am aware of cups and foomatic but not sure what their exact functions are.
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