"Young" desktop printer that has on-printer PCL?

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Hello -

Old school desktop printers had on-printer PCL/Postscript/other printer language processing.

Today most of the printers don't have full-blown emulations. Instead they rely on host-side processing.

The Oki C322dn *claims* to support many printer emulations :

https://my.okidata.com/PDS_Art.nsf/.../$FILE/C332dn MS16178_Spec Sheet_0420_web.pdf

...
Printer Languages : PCL6 (XL3.0) and PCL5c, Postscript 3 (emulation), IBM-PPR, EPSON-FX, XPS, PDF (V1.7)
...

It's hard to tell if they mean "old school" or are just doing it in their driver.

Does anyone know for sure?

Thank You,

cfg83
 
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That looks to me like it's built in. The emulation bit for postscript probably just means it's using something like Ghostscript onboard. I would suspect this printer has a full embedded computer that is running Linux or some stripped down busy-box version. Brother printers work the same way. PCL and Postscript through an onboard computer.
 

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