PCL Drivers for EPSON Stylus Photo R360

I need the pcl drivers for an EPSON Stylus Photo R360.

Please can anyone tell me where I might be able to get these from?
matt_cowdellAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

hdhondtCommented:
As far as I'm aware, the R360 does not support PCL, hence no PCL driver will work with it.

What are you trying to achieve with a PCL driver?
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
matt_cowdellAuthor Commented:
the customer its for uses some linux/unix based software that needs the pcl drivers in order to print the reports/invoices/statements etc properly
0
hdhondtCommented:
As the printer does not support pcl, you'll need to use a different printer, or use something like GhostScript. GhostScript normally uses PostScript but PCL should also work. See

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Linux/Printing/Q_22092477.html
0
Cloud Class® Course: Microsoft Windows 7 Basic

This introductory course to Windows 7 environment will teach you about working with the Windows operating system. You will learn about basic functions including start menu; the desktop; managing files, folders, and libraries.

matt_cowdellAuthor Commented:
will this work with windows xp and that driver ?
0
hdhondtCommented:
I'm not sure what you mean by your question.

Windows XP drivers exist for the R360 and are available from Epson. The link I gave is specific for Linux/GhostScript. GhostScript will convert PCL output into something the printer understands.
0
matt_cowdellAuthor Commented:
I have a laptop on windows XP that need to be able to print to an Epson R360 but with the PCL drivers as it prints to dos/unix based software, any ideas?
0
hdhondtCommented:
Using a PC PCL driver to "print to Unix based software" does not make sense. Things don't work that way.

If you print via Unix, then I suspect you are using a database on the Unix system and you access that database from the PC. In that case, depending on the application, you either print from the PC, or from Unix.

If you print from the PC (i.e. if you use the Windows File>Print menu), then you are using the XP drivers. If, on the other hand, you use a Unix print command (either a text-based command, or a menu command), then you use the Unix driver.

In the first case, the driver is the PC's native driver, supplied by Epson. In the second instance, we hope the PCL/GhostScript solution works.

Finally, are we talking about DOS, or Unix? There is no way a DOS application can use your printer: there is no such thing as a "DOS driver". Either the application knows how to provide the correct output for your printer, or you're out of luck.
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Printers and Scanners

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.