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Printing EPS graphics to non-postscript printer

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Nature1953 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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May 16, 2012 5:58 PM

I'm hoping someone can point me to a technical note that will explain this.

 

I have always used Postscript laser printers to print EPS (vector) graphics - eg from Illustrator or Quark. We recently added to our network an Epson colour photo inkjet printer.

 

Much to my surprise, I just successfully printed straight from Quark a document that included some text and a (resizeable) EPS graphic. This was from a PowerPC in Classic running OS 10.4.11. A further document with a series of differently sized EPS graphics printed correctly too. There is AFAIK no Postscript engine in this printer.

 

I now rather gather this may all be down to the post OS 10.4 operating system which is fielding the print file and interpreting it - thus causing my photo printer to successfully do what I thought impossible.

 

Is there no need ever to buy a Postscript printer again?

 

(The printer is an Epson PX730Wd - US name Epson Artisan 730.)

MacBook Pro (10.7.2) Power Mac G5, Mac OS X (10.5.8), OS 10.4.11 - Classic rules!

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