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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:38 am

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 ... l/gdi.html
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Postby redcarpet » Sun Sep 09, 2012 2:34 pm

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


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Postby Dutch_Master » Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:13 pm

Brother and HP have excellent Linux support, I'd suggest to have a look at their ranges.
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Postby redcarpet » Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:14 pm

ok brother and hp - thanks :wink:
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