Canon PD Printer Disk Controller


Device driver details
Category: System and Controller
Manufacturer: Canon
Caution Level: High
Download File Size: N/A
Operating System: Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows 98, Windows Home Server, Windows Me, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 1.0.0.0 / 03/28/2003
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Windows device driver information for Canon PD Printer Disk Controller

The device driver for the Canon PD Printer Disk Controller is used by some Canon printers as their printer controller. The main task of a printer controller is to receive page data and then process how the data is going to come out on paper or other print media. A print controller is a laser printer’s core onboard computer. It can communicate with the host computer such as a user’s PC via a communication channel such as a USB port or parallel port. At the beginning of a printing task, the laser printer will correspond with the host computer as to how data exchange will be conducted. The print controller may also have to periodically start and then stop the computer to process the received data. In an office setting, a laser printer is usually connected to a number of computers for sharing purposes. In this setting, the print controller manages each computer separately while concurrently conducting a number of ‘conversations’ with several computers.

For a host computer and printer controller to communicate effectively, these devices are required to communicate using the same printer language. A printer language typically describes a page in vector format like geometric shapes’ mathematical values instead of as a series of dots (which in turn makes up a bitmap image). The reason for this is that the printer itself can actually receive the vector image and then convert it to a bitmap image. With this process, the printer is capable of receiving complex, elaborate pages that features all sort of images or fonts. Further, because the printer produces the bitmap image on its own, it can implement its maximum printing resolution. In a majority of laser printers, the print controller will have to organize all its received data and arrange the information in the proper order. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Canon PD Printer Disk Controller errors before installing any driver updates.


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