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Q: Samsung Printer SCX-4100 ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Samsung Printer SCX-4100
Category: Computers > Hardware
Asked by: t2005-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 14 Nov 2005 18:23 PST
Expires: 14 Dec 2005 18:23 PST
Question ID: 593013
I'm just about to purchase this Samsung printer SCX-4100 until I saw 
"Print language Samsung" I'm not sure how important is this, but as
far as I know most Laser printers outhere have either support for PCL
or poscript.

My question is the fact that this SCX-4100 supports only Samsung Print
language, does it really matter? since this is mainly for home use
print mainly pdf files from the web, I'm using WXP
Subject: Re: Samsung Printer SCX-4100
Answered By: bio-ga on 14 Nov 2005 19:41 PST
Rated:4 out of 5 stars

I have the SCX-4100, and I can easily say that it doesn't matter. I am
using both Windows XP and Fedora Linux, and there are absolutely no
problems with PDFs, MS-Word documents etc at all. This is also one of
the few printers that fully support Linux (including the scanner

There is a description of "Samsung Printer Language (SPL)" in Samsung's web site:

"Microsoft and Samsung developed the Samsung Printer Language (SPL).
This enabled the windows GDI language to be converted into bitmap
while printing. The advantage here helped prevent heavy dependence on
the PC memory and processor. The image is rendered during printing
process, which greatly reduces the amount of processing power required
from the PC."

As the SPL was developed by Microsoft, I don't see any future problems
with Microsoft operating systems (ie. Windows).

Hope this helps,

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t2005-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars
Good answer, great help

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