Is There Anything Special About a PostScript Laser Printer?
I have more printers than I have room for printers. I have four old laser printers - a Canon LBP-8 A1, an Apple LaserWriter plus, an Apple LaserWriter (not a Plus, I think; it's packed away), and an HP 2686A LaserJet. I also have the service manual for the HP. The service manual was issued in March 1986. They all use the Canon EP or HP 9985A toner cartridge. They weigh 71 pounds, they take up room, they're not fast, they take up to 850 watts, and I have at least two faster, smaller laser printers.
At the library's book sale yesterday, I saw a book, from Sybex I think, with a title along the lines of "Programming in PostScript." It was from 1987. The only reason I'd have to hang on to the things is that they are PostScript printers. When the printers came out, that was a nice feature. Does that make any difference anymore? Are there things you can with PostScript printers that you can't do with non-PostScript printers, or does that rate just a big "so what?"
I don't use them anymore, and I ought to do something with them. I'm not going to junk them. I'll try to Freecycle them or offer them, at least the two with deteriorated rollers, to kids in the adjacent county's electronics course. I'd hang on to the service manual.
Thanks in advance.