[lug] Serial printer connection questions
chip at rmpg.org
Tue Sep 17 09:18:15 MDT 2002
It probably doesn't. I think it has 2M memory. Maybe a whopping 4M.
I have tried sending PS level 1 files but that doesn't seem to make much
difference in the printer losing track of things.
The weird thing is that it worked great on the mac (which is long gone, so
I can't go back to make it a print server). I never had this problem in
On Tue, 17 Sep 2002, John Hernandez wrote:
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> Chip, are you sure it has enough memory to handle the larger postscript
> files? Also, many older printers only grok Postscript level 1.
> Chip Atkinson wrote:
> | Yep. It's an old printer, NEC Silentwriter2-90. It worked really well on
> | the old dead mac.
> | On Mon, 16 Sep 2002, Mr Viggy wrote:
> |>It sounds to me like that is exactly Chip's problem, the data is going
> |>in too fast!
> |>The only experience I've ever had with a serial printer was an old HP
> |>Thinkjet on Windows 3.1. It just "worked", i.e., other than setting up
> |>the baud rate etc, it worked fine.
> |>Ed Hill wrote:
> |>>On Mon, 2002-09-16 at 19:19, Chip Atkinson wrote:
> |>>>Does anyone have any experience with setting up serial printers? I
> have a
> |>>>postscript printer that seems to get overrun with data when using the
> |>>>parallel interface so I thought I'd try the rs-232 interface instead.
> |>>Hi Chip,
> |>>I can't imagine that an RS-232 serial interface will be any faster than
> |>>the parallel port. According to http://www.usb.org/faq/ans2.html, the
> |>>approximate max speeds are:
> |>> serial port: 115kbits/s (.115Mbits/s)
> |>> standard parallel port: 115kBYTES/s (.115MBYTES/s)
> |>> Original USB: 12Mbits/s (1.5MBYTES/s)
> |>>so the parallel port should be about 8X faster than RS-232 and USB
> |>>should be about 10X faster than parallel. Could you switch to USB?
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