PCL Drivers for EPSON Stylus Photo R360

Posted on 2007-03-19
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
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?
Question by:matt_cowdell
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Herman D'Hondt earned 500 total points
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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?

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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
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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
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will this work with windows xp and that driver ?
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by:Herman D'Hondt
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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.

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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?
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by:Herman D'Hondt
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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.

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