Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 14.3 MB
Operating System: Linux, Mac OS X, SAP, UNIX, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows Server, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Latest Version / Release Date: 61.074.561.43 / 5/21/08
One of the distinct advantages provided by the device driver of the HP LaserJet 5200 is to support various printing language standards. Printing languages are also referred to as page description languages because they contain the instruction sets that are needed by the printing hardware to complete a print job. In essence it contains the command sets that describe how a final print out would look like. The device driver supports the Printer Control Language 5e and 6 which are known for the delivery of newer advances in printing technology. The Printer Control Language 5e delivers the enhanced version which allows for the implementation of bidirectional communication among the computer system, the underlying operating system environment, and the printer hardware. The Printer Control Language 6 on the other hand provides the supported hardware component with the functionality of taking advantage of graphical user interface based software applications.
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
It should be clarified however that the PostScript 3 support provided by the device driver is a type of emulation software as compared to the native PostScript driver support. Essentially the emulator supports the newest PostScript level which allows for the improved handling of graphical data as well as the implementation of more font types. The PostScript 3 language also possess an improved coding that translates to faster printer outputs. The device driver for the HP LaserJet 5200 implements a PostScript 3 emulation which in general means that the driver merely mimics the functionalities and may not be as good as the real PostScript 3 driver functionality wise. According to some computer experts common drawbacks with the use of PostScript emulation at any level is that there is a considerable risk that the printed output may or may not be generated correctly. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and HP LaserJet 5200 errors before installing any driver updates.