16-bit and more printing on Vista, Windows Server 2008, XP, 2003

Adrian Ford: I've been hearing recently about 16-bit printing and how, apparently, you can’t do it on Windows (for example on this thread). 16-bit (and more, but we’ll get to that in a moment) print support was added in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. At the same time we made that support available down […]

Adrian Ford: I've been hearing recently about 16-bit printing and how, apparently, you can’t do it on Windows (for example on this thread). 16-bit (and more, but we’ll get to that in a moment) print support was added in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. At the same time we made that support available down level to Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 (down level is Microsoft-speak for previous versions of the platform).

This means that if you’re using supporting applications and devices on a version of Windows released in the last seven years, you can benefit from what’s generally called ‘16-bit printing’ . As some people like to say, that’s “goodness”.

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