Talk:List of printers

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sortable table

I'd like to see this reworked as a sortable table, like our list of video cards. What relevant features should be included? We haven't done much for printers at all, so it wouldn't be a bad idea to discuss this so we can build some useful templates. ⇔ ChristTrekker 19:42, 4 August 2009 (UTC)

Suggestion of a few categories (register):

  • physical resolution (dpi)
  • PostScript support
  • interfaces (like serial (local) / parallel (Centronics) / LocalTalk / Ethernet / SCSI)
  • storage (RAM, harddisk drive, memory ceiling)
  • inbuilt fonts
  • printing technology (inkjet / laser / thermo transfer / pinwriter etc.)
  • colour printing support
  • printing speed
  • supported printing languages
  • available driver software
  • system requirements (computer hardware / system software)
  • supported paper sizes
  • connectivity solutions to share printers across mixed networks (like use of a printer shared from Tiger to System 7)
That looks like a pretty good list. Maybe I'll get started on a template for this… ⇔ ChristTrekker 16:02, 5 August 2009 (UTC)
Started some very preliminary work on {{printer specs full}}. First, I want to cut this down to fields common with computers (name, weight, etc) so we reuse those names. Then I'll add the printer-specific ones. ⇔ ChristTrekker 22:05, 25 August 2009 (UTC)
Can someone check that the {{printer specs full}} fields remaining are all relevant to printers? In particular, I'm not sure that fpu-type, bus, data-path, cache, gestalt, and clone are. ⇔ ChristTrekker 14:35, 26 August 2009 (UTC)
Anyone? ⇔ ChristTrekker 22:03, 10 May 2010 (UTC)