"Can a proprietary printer driver outperform the Gimp-Print
project and the Common Unix Printing System (CUPS)? I recently
raved about an Epson Color Stylus 880 and its free software
offerings. This week, I will review the Lexmark Z52 Color
Jetprinter and the proprietary Linux software Lexmark has created
"Lexmark sent me a brand-new Z52; it is a fine printer for
desktop use. It can reach an amazing resolution of 2400 dpi, in
both black and color. At the default setting of 600 dpi, it spits
out up to 15 pages per minute. Just a couple of years ago,
Lexmark's top-of-the-line printers offered only 1200 dpi. Online
prices for the Z52 range from $141 to the suggested retail,
"The Linux install differs from the Windows and Mac OS installs
in that the software for those platforms comes on a CD, while the
Linux driver and related software lives on Lexmark's Website.
Please note that the Lexmark driver comes as an RPM file and
requires Ghostscript (6.01 recommended)."
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