Manufacturer: Brother Industries, Ltd.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 11.14 MB
Operating System: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server, Mac OX 8.x - 9.x, Mac OS X 10.1 or higher
Latest Version / Release Date: 3.36.0000 / 26 Oct 2009
The BR-Script3 is the marketing name used by the manufacturer to reflect support or emulation for the PostScript3 printer language. This dynamically created programming language delivers significant improvements by replacing the current proprietary color electronic prepress systems implemented. This type of system is commonly implemented in the production of magazines and similar printed materials. The inception of smooth shading technology that allows support for 4096 grey color shades is far better when compared to the only 256 shades supported by its predecessor. This provides the device driver with more flexibility when dealing with colors. The device driver of the Brother HL-5050 BR-Script3 also implements a color space which supports the addition of other ink colors in the composite color pages. This method is normally referred to as spot colors. This method which is deployed as DeviceN is likewise supported in the device driver emulation of the BR-Script3.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
Aside from the BR-Script3 emulation capability of the Brother HL-5050 its device driver also supports emulation methods for PCL 6, Epson FX-850, and IBM Proprinter XL among others. The device driver however makes use of PCL 66 scalable fonts together with 11 bar codes and 12 bitmap fonts. All of these are deployed as resident fonts for this particular printing hardware component. In terms of connectivity to computer network environments the device driver supports the optional Ethernet cable based interface. The device driver is likewise deployed in a computer network environment to support prevailing protocols like NetBEUI, TCP/IP, Banyan VINES, AppleTalk, IPX/SPX, DEC LAT, and DLC/LLC among others. For standalone connections the standard interface provided by the manufacturer is the Parallel (IEEE 1284) and the Universal Serial Bus (version 2.0) communication ports. Like most printers in its class from this manufacturer it makes use of electrophotographic print engine technology. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Brother HL-5050 BR-Script3 errors before installing any driver updates.