1994.12.20 14:00 "Re: TIFF Printing and Storage Optimization", by Fredrik Lundh
I'm probably out of touch, but I do not believe that PSL2 is commonly available on printers.
Most new PS printers I have seen the last two years use Adobe PSL2, and some have really good CPU performance as well. But this may of course vary between vendors, markets, price tags...
As an example, SGI sells a printer+software that's hooked to the host via SCSI and the RIP is done on the host. In this case there's not a whole lot of reason to optimize the submitted PS 'cuz it's all done on the host.
Agree. A lot of (PC-hosted) printer accelerators are designed in similar ways; as most laser printers include some kind of auxiliary I/O or "video interface" one can use the host CPU together with some dedicated hardware to do tricks the plain printer cannot.
If PSL2/CCITT isn't appropriate, I'd consider calling Xionics.