welcome to a less than $11.1 printer technology's part for this is part for and our printer technology Siri's, and we're gonna talk about virtual printing in this series.
Okay, so our objectives for this lesson is virtual printing. We're gonna talk about different ways that you can print. Virtually virtual printing consist of printing toe a file print, a pdf print, X P s print to image and three D printing a new technology
so that's going to start
virtual printing. Virtual printing is a way of printing, but there's no physical output. The output is in the form of electronic file
and virtual printing. There's no paper, no anchor toner because even the printer itself is virtual. The output files from the virtual printer or personal printing could be sent, are shared across the network, e mailed and digitally store so very flexible capability. Here it's portable on no physical printer needed. No paper or no ink needed. Very
portable. Very convenient
on this is a different type of virtual praying technology.
So first look at printing to file printing to a file is a Windows option that's been around for a long time. The printer file option is used when you don't want to print to a physical printer, you may have a situation where you maybe wanna prints create a file but need it printed somewhere else at a different location where they're at home and need to print work or vice versa.
You can use this option to creative output that could be prints somewhere else. Printing the file is saving the file on an output that a printer will understand and printing it later. Copying to a printer will involve using a command such as copy file name L. P. T. One, and that's gonna be done from the command line
printer file and save it a destination location. Copy the file to the printer and the printer will see the file and put it out like it normally would. Ah, very convenient mode here in this file could be sent to another location or another person as well, and they couldn't do the same in print.
Print A pdf pretty into. PdF is a printing this specific to a file output calling a Dobie Dobie PDF file. It's a proprietary format that in, but there are many pdf readers available on the market that could read PDF files
format that generally anyone could use on newer browsers have this capability built right in so they can read these
many third where third party software allow you to print to a P D A for within your applications. So this is a ah way to print to a pdf file.
Prints X P S Microsoft has a virtual foul output. Carter Microsoft X P s. The XML Paper specifications, or X P s is similar to pdf. But instead of being able to print toe adobe pdf document or format, it's pretty to Microsoft X P s format.
The X P s format has been available since Windows X P
of the X P s file output can be read by any operating system that has an X p S reader. So another form of portability and sharing the file across the network to a storage location, email and printing it at a different location. I'm neck another portable format here,
print to images. Another way we can print to virtually particular image is a type of virtual printing used to create the output as an image file. The output would be a picture, and it can be viewed by any program that understand the image format. This could be a J. Peg a gift. PNG file Any of one of those formats?
This function is not built into the operating system but found in many applications.
Some third party software will install a driver to perform this within their software.
And finally, three D printing. Three D printing is a new technology that is taking printing to another level. Three D Printing a mouse designs to be made to a computer but printed on a three d four.
This is sometimes called additive manufacturing. Now, instead of wasting time and creating a material our product out of raw material, cutting it down, you can use a three D printer to design it. Print it out, and you can look at it to make changes and do the same thing again.
So it's quickening the Koran prototyping process.
Also, files could be sent anywhere and printed. You can create a three D image file to be printed and send it to someone else, and they could print on their three D printer. So this is a new technology that is being seeing benefits all across different levels of business is not just any office but in manufacturing, in design
anywhere. There is a physical product that need to be modeled in prototype
three D printing can come in and be a key resource for that.
So we have looked at different printing technologies in the form of virtual printing print to a file print to a pdf print to X p s and print to an image. And we finished off talking about three D printing, and that's going to conclude our series on printing technologies and gonna conclude this lesson,
so we will see you in the next lesson.