What is HP PostScript? The Answer Revealed

Thursday, April 19th 2018. | Blog

What is HP PostScript? This is a simple question that leads to an answer that would be too confusing for anyone without any backgrounds in computer science. Most of the time, you would not be all too concerned about what this could possibly be. You would just use the printer and be content with the results afterward.

To answer that question at the beginning of this paragraph means to begin with finding out what HP PostScript really is. Put simply, PostScript is a programming language with interpretive and graphics capabilities. It essentially is a thing that connects a description of a document to a printer—which leads to several types of graphics appearing on the resulting print materials.

The capabilities of HP PostScript include:

  1. Shapes such as cubic curves, rectangles, arcs, and straight lines can be printed without them having to self-intersect or appearing with holes and sections that are disconnected.
  2. Both color mapping and color separation are possible.
  3. Text and graphics are integrated with one another fully.
  4. Images of any resolution and color models can be described.
  5. It has a general coordinate system that allows linear transformations of any combinations such as skewing, reflection, rotation, scaling, and translation.

So, when do you use PostScript? Conditions that demand the use of PostScript vary but they generally include:

  1. When you need to use a style of font that others use,
  2. When you need to work with a Mac computer,
  3. When you need to render graphics images in a specific way only PostScript can support,
  4. When you need to use a printer that is compatible with all kinds of environment.

There are some disadvantages of PostScript that you need to be aware of as well:

  1. Printing may progress slower than when using, say, PCL. It would take anywhere between 2 and 5 times longer than when you use PCL when you print with PostScript.
  2. PostScript requires printer memory more than others when working. The file size does not have anything to do with the memory required.

HP PostScript Printer Driver Download for Windows.

HP Universal Print Driver for Windows PCL5 (64-bit)

Description
This is the most current PCL5 driver of the HP Universal Print Driver (UPD) for Windows 64 bit systems.

Fixed Issues:

  • Support for new products introducing in the first half of 2018
  • Added option under Special Pages for inserting pages throughout documents from a different input tray and different paper type

Driver Detail
Type: Driver
Version: 6.1.0.20062
Release date: Nov 2, 2015
Filename: upd-pcl5-x64-6.1.0.20062.exe

Operating Systems:
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 8 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Download
File Size: (18.9 MB)

HP Universal Print Driver for Windows PCL6 (64-bit)

Description
This is the most current PCL6 driver of the HP Universal Print Driver (UPD) for Windows 64 bit systems.

Fixed Issues:

  • Support for new products introducing in the first half of 2018
  • Added option under Special Pages for inserting pages throughout documents from a different input tray and different paper type

Driver Detail
Type: Driver
Version: 6.6.0.23029
Release date: Mar 1, 2018
Filename: upd-pcl6-x64-6.6.0.23029.exe

Operating Systems:
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 8 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Download
File Size: (17.8 MB)

HP Universal Print Driver for Windows PostScript (64-bit)

Description
This is the most current PostScript® emulation driver of the HP Universal Print Driver (UPD) for Windows 64 bit systems; Level 2 and 3 emulation.

Fixed Issues:

  • Support for new products introducing in the first half of 2018
  • Added option under Special Pages for inserting pages throughout documents from a different input tray and different paper type

Driver Detail
Type: Driver
Version: 6.6.0.23029
Release date: Mar 1, 2018
Filename: upd-ps-x64-6.6.0.23029.exe

Operating Systems:
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 8 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Download
File Size: (18.8 MB)

HP Universal Print Driver for Windows PCL6 (64-bit) for USB connected printers

Description
This is the most current PCL6 driver of the HP Universal Print Driver (UPD) for Managed Services for USB connected printers for Windows 64 bit systems.

Fixed Issues:

  • Support for new products introducing in the first half of 2018
  • Added option under Special Pages for inserting pages throughout documents from a different input tray and different paper type

Driver Detail
Type: Driver
Version: 6.6.0.23029
Release date: Mar 1, 2018
Filename: pcl6-usb-x64-6.6.0.23029.exe

Operating Systems:
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 8 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2016
Download
File Size: (17.9 MB)

HP Universal Print Driver for Windows PostScript (64-bit) for USB connected printers

Description
This is the most current PS driver of the HP Universal Print Driver (UPD) for Managed Services for USB connected printers for Windows 64 bit systems.

Fixed Issues:

  • Support for new products introducing in the first half of 2018
  • Added option under Special Pages for inserting pages throughout documents from a different input tray and different paper type

Driver Detail
Type: Driver
Version: 6.6.0.23029
Release date: Mar 1, 2018
Filename: ps-usb-x64-6.6.0.23029.exe

Operating Systems:
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 8 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2016
Download
File Size: (19.0 MB)

Visit this page to look HP PostScript that compatible with your printer: HP UPD – HP Universal Print Driver (UPD) supported printers

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