The laser printer is a NEC SuperScript 1260. I initially did a print test which told me it was a 600dpi, LaserJet IIP compatible printer. The first prints had faint bars on them but those disappeared quickly.
I picked up a DLink DP-301P+ print server to put the printer on my network, configured the print server and it printed without a hitchâ€¦ Well, there was one hitch that the paper cartridge was set to A4 but that was easy to fix.
Text looks great on the printer. While it is a little slow to start printing, once it starts the printing is pretty snappy at 12ppm.
The one problem is that while it is a 600dpi printer, the WinXP driver only supports 300dpi. The driver that supports 600dpi only works on Win9X and there doesn’t appear to be any workaround. The isnâ€™t really an issue with text, but, graphics print poorly on it. This isnâ€™t a big issue for me as I have a nice color inkjet, but, it is unfortunate. Some searches did lead me back to a nifty program you might be interested in checking out, FinePrint — both of their programs FinePrint and pdfFactory Pro are really nice. FinePrint adds a ton of options to your printer that the stock printer drivers don’t offer and pdfFactory Pro is a great alternative to Adobe Acrobat Pro.