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Xerox docuprint 100: install guide
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Glossary
Page Description
Language (PDL)
peripheral
platform
portrait page
orientation
PostScript
ppm
print attribute
printer
Printer Controller
Printer Control
Language (PCL)
protocol
query
queue
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Page description language used to describe the printing of jobs
to a laser printing system. PDL describes the input (type, format,
characteristics), performs the processing functions (logical
processing), and describes the output (type, format, font
selection, accounting options) of a print job.
Device used with a computer or workstation, usually for input or
output. Printers, modems, and the IPS/NPS cartridge tape drives
are examples of peripherals.
Combination of hardware and operating system software.
Orientation of print lines or the top of an illustration parallel to the
short edge of the paper.
Page description language developed by Adobe Systems,
Incorporated. PostScript describes the input (type, format,
characteristics), performs the processing functions (logical
processing), and describes the output (type, format, font
selection, accounting options) of a print job.
Pages per minute.
Set of attributes available for controlling the processing of a print
job. Print attributes include simplex or duplex printing, media
selection, collating, stitching, and so on. Print attributes can be
sent to the Printer Controller as part of the job, providing
automatic job processing.
Component of the DocuPrint Printing System that accepts data
from the Printer Controller and prints the document according to
the print attributes specified by the user. The printer also
provides paper stacking, collating, and optional finishing.
"DocuPrint printer" or "printer" refers to the base printer engine
(IOT) only, without the Printer Controller and interface.
Component of the DocuPrint printing system that manages the
spooling and processing of print jobs.
Printer description language defined by Hewlett–Packard
Company. PCL describes the input (type, format,
characteristics), performs the processing functions (logical
processing), and describes the output (type, format, font
selection, accounting options) of a print job.
Formal set of conventions governing the format of data and the
control of information exchange between two communication
devices.
Request for data or other information, entered by an operator
while the system is processing.
List of documents waiting to be processed.
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