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What are the differences between printing to printers that have support for PostScript and printers for which the manufacturer offers driver packages?

To give a concrete example:

  • The Brother HL-L2340DW laser printer does not have PostScript support (as PostScript is not listed under 'Emulation' at Brother's support page), but there are drivers available through .deb packages available (see this question)

  • The Brother DCP-L2540DW laser all-in-one does have PostScript support (as listed under 'Emulation' at Brother's support page), in addition to the drivers made available through .deb packages

Given that both have linux drivers, would one lose any functionality with the lack of PostScript support?

  • I'm not sure to what extent this would depend on the specific drivers. If it turns out that it is not possible to give a generally appliccable answer, I'll edit the question it to make it specific to Brother printers – tjalling Nov 17 '16 at 20:47
  • With my Xerox with generic drivers I could not print without margins and I could not see ink level and could not turn off the black ink conserving mode. But the printing itself had no difference. – Barafu Albino Nov 17 '16 at 22:58
  • Related to askubuntu.com/questions/136709/… – user.dz Nov 18 '16 at 17:15

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