Web lists-archives.com

Re: Looking for ratings of all-in-one printers for Linux (Ubuntu in particular)

On Tue, Jul 10, 2018 at 12:53:20PM -0500, David Wright wrote:
> On Mon 09 Jul 2018 at 19:05:52 (-0400), Dan Ritter wrote:
> > On Mon, Jul 09, 2018 at 06:53:44PM -0400, Michael Stone wrote:
> > > On Mon, Jul 09, 2018 at 06:39:29PM -0400, Dan Ritter wrote:
> > > > You're both missing the main point, which is that a Brother
> > > > printer with BRscript/3 is essentially a Postscript printer, and
> > > > you can treat it as one. No drivers needed.
> I'm not really interested in a PostScript printer per se, but in a
> printer that handles PDFs natively. Is this the same thing?

No, but PDF is a simplified, compressed PostScript. It's very
little work for your Debian machine to take a PDF, decapsulate
it and send it off to a PostScript printer. (In this case, a
clone of PostScript.)

> That's the sort of thing, but I'm used to it writing the files
> onto a USB stick (and prefer that).

Most of them do that, too.