Manufacturer: Oki Data
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 165 KB
Operating System: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 5.00.2183.1 / 16 Feb 2000
Belonging to the Microline product family this printing hardware shares functionality with the ML5590 with the main difference being one has a wide carriage while the other uses a narrow carriage. It is designed to deliver high quality dot matrix printing outputs using a cable connector that plugs into the parallel interface port of the host computer system. The device driver for the ML5591 is partly responsible for controlling the behavior of its 24-pin printer head which is presumed to generate better printing results compared to other variants that make use of a 9-pin printer head. The device driver allows for the implementation of high speed printing jobs that can generate various outputs depending on the printing mode specified by the computer user. The fastest printing speed that can be made available by the device driver to any installed software application of the host computer system is at 473 characters per second.
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
The device driver provides the computer user with the necessary interface that allows for the modification of default hardware component settings. This same user interface allows the computer use to dictate the type of printing mode that will be used during the execution of the print request. A computer user has the option of using anywhere from draft to letter quality printing mode which will also dictate the clarity of the final output. The device driver makes use of IBM and Epson emulation algorithms. This means that it will attempt to complete print requests using the printing standards specified by these two technologies. Because it is only an emulation of the printing standards the quality may not be the same but would be as close as possible to printed outputs of IBM and Epson printing hardware components. The device driver also implements high levels of throughput for optimized printing processes. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and ML5591 errors before installing any driver updates.