Printer Driver Selection Guide
You can use the following table as a guide to help you choose the correct Bentley printer driver.
|Output To:||Printer Driver Configuration File||Pros||Cons|
|Standard large format printer, that accepts HPGL/2, HP RTL (such as HP, OCE, Xerox)||printer.pltcfg and interplot.pltcfg|| Lets you access manufacturer specific features such as:
Host based color correction and paper handling (stapling, folding)
|Large amounts of vector and raster data can cause printer driver to consume large amounts of host memory and possibly fail.|
|hpglrtl.pltcfg||Fast generation of output file. User specification of paper sizes.||No access to manufacturer specific features.|
|Desktop printer||printer.pltcfg and interplot.pltcfg||Lets you access manufacturer specific features.|
|PostScript output||pscript.pltcfg||Lets you generate PostScript for use in documents (EPS), or to be post-processed to PDF, or can be sent to a PostScript printer.||When sending to a printer, no access to manufacturer specific features.|
|pdf.pltcfg||Lets you directly create PDF documents.|
Note: You can print partial transparency with any printer driver capable of printing in rasterized mode. To do so, turn on the Rasterized check box in the Print dialog. Rasterized printing typically produces larger plot file sizes than non-rasterized printing. It may also require longer processing time.