02-05-2003 12:31 PM
What does the "N" signfy on a laserjet 5N .....ie in what way does the "N" model on a printer differ from one that doesnt have the "N" suffix.
Other suffixes are "L", "PLUS", "P", "M",
"si" (as in 4si) ;
also "V" as in 4 V.
Also, generally speaking, what is the difference between the "4" series, the "5" series, "6" series and others such as the "1000" series etc
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02-05-2003 01:22 PM
02-05-2003 01:24 PM
The difference between the majority the printers is just a newer model. When the 5 came out, the 4 was no longer sold. Recently they have gone to using hundreds rather then single numbers. Now the numbers mean nothing, just a different laser jet printer. The 1000 is a host-based printer while most of the others are not. Host based printers cannot be networked directly; they are also set for much lower volumes. The laser jet is a family of printers, with many different models. Consider it almost like a car line, they all share some likeness but are different in their price and function.
02-06-2003 12:07 AM
I see that "M" means it is for a macintosh, but can one with an "M" suffix also still be used on a PC.
Also, for what purpose would one choose one with the "P" or "postscript suffix- how can having postscript help?
Please, what does the "V" suffix signify?
02-06-2003 12:45 AM
M series printers are usable on both Mac and PC formats. PC formats often need them to work on a language level rather than PCL. (PCL-3, PCL-5 Pcl-6 and so on) Printer Command Language.
Macs are run on postscript levels. More often than not the only visible difference is the way IMAGAES and FONTS are used and the availability of The two. Postscript is a far more FONT intensive language and has many more appealling and creative fonts.
More over, many file types and such for example PDF's utilize this postscipt language in their applications requiering many users who often need such graphically intesive images and words to display properly to have postscipt availability.
Right mouse click on one and select
Fonts: Substitions take place to handle them in the pc's format of postscript know as TrueType fonts. however many find they still just don't look the same.
04-05-2003 05:43 AM
The one with a "P" suffix on the model doesnt seem to have postscript facility tho. I wondered if anyone knows what the "P" means , and for that matter the "L" on some - i heard it means the budget or low cost range of models - could this be true?
04-08-2003 08:57 AM
There are only some (older) printers which are not named this way, for instance the 5Si
In the naming convention the suffixes are as follows:
N: Network printer (JetDirect)
T: Extra papertray
D: Duplexing Unit installed
L: Stacker (S was already in use)
04-09-2003 02:47 AM