print devices (printers)

Saturday, June 13, 2009
the print device is a hardware device that is used to take the hard copy of the document.

local printer

when the print device is physically attached to computer it becomes a local printer for the particular computer.

network printer

a shared print device which could be accessed by the client of a network is called as a network printer.

print server

a computer which is physically attached with a print device and also dedicated to control print related activities.

requirement of a print server

  • higher harddisk capacity
  • higher memory capacity
print drivers

a software interface between the print device and the operating system called as print drivers.

print spooling

in windows when a print job is added to the print que .its automatically and temporarily saved to the harddisk.this is calling spooling.

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