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What is the difference between PCL and Postscript drivers?

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What is the difference between PCL and Postscript drivers?
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PCL is HP's Printer Control Language and is widely used with Windows/DOS/Intel PCs.

PostScript is a language that originated with Adobe and is most popular with Macs/UNIX.  PostScript can be used as a general purpose programming language and not just to drive a printer.

I use both drivers on my HP4050 from Windows 98SE.  I really like the PostScript driver's ability to print 4 pages on each side of an 8.5 x 11" page.  PostScript is likely a little slower than PCL, but I really haven't noticed the difference.  I think it (PostScript) may be a little more accurate for printing Adobe Acrobate (.pdf) files.
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thanks - this is just what I am looking for.
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