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




On Tue 10 Jul 2018 at 14:20:50 -0400, Dan Ritter wrote:

> 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.)

"decapsulates"? Please explain; it is a term I've not encountered in
relation to printers. (The query was about printers which *natively*
accept a PDF and just print it without any CUPS involvement).

> > 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.

Most printers on Debian do what?

-- 
Brian.