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Double sided print support for Xerox lasers

Published: 16th Jul 2006, 12:00:42 | Permalink | Printable

Double double, no toil and trouble

Xerox 8550 printerXerox Phaser 8550 printer users can now enjoy double-sided printing thanks to efforts by Paul Vigay. After buying one of the new colour laser postscript printers, he set about creating a new printer definition file for the RISC OS printing system to support the printer's full duplex and page rotation features.

Paul said: "Having purchased a Xerox Phaser 8550 Duplex printer, I wanted a quick and easy method of driving it from my Iyonix without having to mess about too much.

"Full duplex mode can cater for tumbling - rotating the second side by 180 degrees - for those applications which don't support it. Support is also provided for optional third paper trays."

Step-by-step installation instructions are provided, including how to set up the Xerox printer to print over a network. For more information on printing using an ethernet network, click here.


Download Paul's printer definition file for free

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I would like to state that Paul's modified Postscript drive works very straightforward. It's a joy to see the Xerox Phaser printing one side, then pulling back the paper and print the other side, all in seconds. (And it's, of course, even more a joy to examine the superb results.)

Kind regards, Paul Sprangers

 is a RISC OS Userdelink on 16/7/06 12:12PM
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Anyone using other makes of printer which do duplex as standard (eg. Samsung colour lasers, and I think some of the new HP range) can utilise said functionality by printing via UniPrint, which will allow you to utilise pretty much every feature your printer has to offer. That said, duplex via native postscript drivers is very helpful - Explan's Kyocera drivers do an excellent job of that too.

 is a RISC OS Userarawnsley on 16/7/06 11:19PM
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arawnsley: UniPrint depends on MS Windows. This article ( and most of Drobe ) is about doing something via RISC OS.

Why do you advertise your company's products so often via Drobe comments?

 is a RISC OS UserhEgelia on 17/7/06 11:06AM
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In reply to hEgelia: Andrew was simply point out that they have a commercial product that offers the same level of pinting support. It may happen to be that his product requried a pc to work. Again Andrew pointed out that Explan also do a driver the Kyocera printer too. Both points were relevant and on topic.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 17/7/06 12:27PM
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hEgelia: While I also had similar thoughts, the information in Andrew's comments could (and probably should) have been included in the article, since it is very relevant background information.

 is a RISC OS Usertimephoenix on 18/7/06 8:36AM
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