this module. We're gonna talk about prayer languages and what they do,
how they're used.
we send a picture or a letter
full of text to the printer.
We need to have a way of telling that how to translate that into something the printer understands.
And so the common language that were originally asking ask you with the first way of doing it, which was
basic control keys.
Same like we see on a keyboard. So they had a nasty code. So every letter has a nasty code,
and so they send those asking codes to the printer. And that's how the asking coop, that's how the pretty new
had a print. What you wanted? No, by the asking code that was translated from your
from your text this before we're talking about graphics. Unless we're talking, ask your
There's two special after codes the Code 10 in code 12. Which law you do line feed informed feed to feed, to say okay, stop printing,
pull through a new page and then start pretty against like a page break.
And then came post Script Now, which was developed by Adobe.
So what would happen would be
you'd send special your document be turned into postscript code,
which was something that the printer understood on its end. It would translate that into something that they could print
on the paper, so the printer had to support postscript.
This was like the first modern. This the first language outside of asking.
It's not really used anymore. It kind of evolved. The postscript language kind of evolved into what is today. The adobe pdf format.
It was fast, was in bed to the print device. So on early PCs were trying to turn all this graphics and stuff into something A pretty understands. And this was pretty intensive for early PC. They don't have enough processor part, so we had to do it. We had to translate into a common language that a printer could understand
and render on its side. So it would be
the printer on itself would know how to translate that language.
And so you took the words that the CPU wasn't doing the work.
another one was, uh, H P's under control language.
This is Maura proprietary thatjust HP printers. It was kind of the next evolution after
include scalable fonts,
but the printer had to support it.
So with the with the popularity of Windows and the increase in the CPU power,
now we all exclusively use G. I a graphical device interface.
And what that really means is that now we're
we're translating it. We're doing all the, uh,
we're processing the image on the CPU on the computer instead of on the printer
as part of that print driver in the spooling process
that's being rendered on your CPU instead of
being sent on a special language. That increased compatibility is you don't have to have every printer supporting specific
PCL R postscript
and then a lot. And then XML is the next generation, which improves upon Judy I with enhanced color management.
This module we're gonna talk about we will walk through the basic steps on how to install printer specifically in Windows.
It's pretty straightforward process. So there's
in many ways they connected printer to your CPU so we could do it through. The original method was a parallel cable, which was a
D B cable with a pins on it.
We don't see that too much anymore. Now they're also USB,
which means we don't have to research and Pierre, we just plug it in. And most of time the drive would be found on its own.
Another popular thing is networked capabilities. Now, even this used to be something that was exclusive. Just businesses. You'd start seeing you get a network card to play into your laser printer. You plug it right into the network directly, and then a server would be connected to that printer, and then you could you could print to it from anywhere in your
any computer on the network. So you don't have to worry about having it plugged into a specific computer to the vet computers off and print to it anymore. So it's really convenient to have the network capability onto it
The newer printers now and now we even see in the consumer market for home, Uh, come with WiFi.
So I know I haven't always been injured at home. Probably cost me 100 bucks,
still about half the price of all the ink,
but that supports WiFi, so I just connected to the WiFi network, and then I can print to it from any of my computers in my house.
You're probably going to see in a corporate environment will be more likely plugged in through Ah Cat five cable, though it's a network,
and that's more reliable to than WiFi. But
some other variations of the networks also might have infrared. You don't see that so much anymore that before, why, if I was really out use infrared and Bluetooth, I haven't seen too much.
I haven't seen that many Bluetooth printers, either. But
there are. They are out there.
If you don't have a network able printer and you haven't played in USB, you can still share it out to the network
through the computer itself. Through Windows, you go in and say share printer than people who still map to it. But as long as that computer has to be on to be able to map to its, that's kind of a down downfall. So if someone that someone's personal computer and they go home for the day and turn off, no one else in the company can print to it,
it takes a while to figure it out. It's because that person's going. I've seen that happen before.
Cell for connecting via USB cable. Pretty straightforward. Plug and play. We just plug the cable end
we'll get a little add further wizard
and the names to show up.
First, we'll search on the Internet search to the Microsoft database to see if it knows the printer has a driver.
Depends on college. Your printer, it it, ah, printer it is if it might show up. Maybe, like if it's a 1 to 2 year old personal price chauffeur. The driver
you can always use the distant came with it, but always best, regardless to go to the manufacturer website and check for the latest drivers cause
drivers change very frequently. Nowadays, they nowadays is. The increased technology is three operating system. They're always changing with patches,
so drivers change quite frequently for printers. So even though you have the disc,
um, the first step I would do would go to the website and get the drivers from
from the actual manufacturer. Make sure you have the latest ones
because the printer could have been shipped out a year ago. The CD has me it's gonna have the drivers from a year ago. It could have changed two or three times by then,
and it is some of the
miner's union storm they want you to install
software first before you get to do that. Yes. Sometimes if you plug it in that can disrupt the installation. You get that installed started. So I've seen that mostly with
your consumer type. So your consumer typing jet ones? If you see another way, let me know. But most times I've seen that happen. It's been with, like, consumer.
So what happened is yeah, three instructional specifically say, in solid drive before you plug in
your USB printer and then it'll tell you doing the installation process. Okay, plug in the printer now, and I'll just wait and I'll wait for you to plug it in both the next steps.
Not a big fan of that, but that is that That's a good point. Yes, some of them do require that
s O. If you're not plugging in USB, you can also look for on the network.
Windows has a discovery method. You go in, I'll look through the network, and Steve confined it. If it can't find it on its own,
or for some reason it's not configured to be found, you could make it so you can't see it in the windows directory,
you can also browse. You can also put in the name manually,
so if you know the actual address for the print that you're trying to use,
you can type it in.
Once you found the poor you wanted and you've installed it,
you could go into the device and printers in the control panel or off the START menu and said as your default,
if you want to you to fall and by default printer I mean, when you hit the print bun in an application,
this is the part that's gonna be the one prints, too,
So if you know the printer next used when you always want to use,
then set that as your default printer.