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GCC Elite 21DN+
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+ Better performance

The latest models in the Elite 21 Series, the Elite 21N+ and Elite
21DN+ feature a faster processor (333-MHz PowerPC) and more
standard memory (64 MB) to deliver cutting-edge performance when
printing PostScript(R) and PCL(R) jobs from all popular desktop
operating systems.

Additional information, operational tips, and work-arounds

+ Network protocols and printer startup

Ethernet printing is supported for the Windows(R), Macintosh(R) and
Unix(TM) (or compatible) operating systems using a variety of
network protocols: AppleTalk(R) (EtherTalk(R)), TCP/IP
("raw"/peer-to-peer or LPR), and NetWare(R) (IPX/SPX). Each of
these protocols takes some time to initialize when the printer is
turned on, and each may be enabled or disabled via the front panel.

To achieve the fastest startup times, we recommend that you disable
network protocols that you do not intend to use. The factory
default settings have EtherTalk and TCP/IP enabled, and NetWare

+ PostScript data formats and network printing

Users printing PostScript jobs over Ethernet using TCP/IP-based
network protocols should determine the appropriate setting for the
printer's "IP Data Format" menu item. The selected setting, either
"ASCII" or "Binary", must be compatible with the format used by the
computers that will be sending the print jobs. Both settings are
compatible with a third data format, TBCP (Tagged Binary
Communications Protocol).

The PostScript drivers for Windows(R) operating systems allow you
to select a data format (also known as "output protocol") via the
printer properties. The default is ASCII; you may change it to TBCP
(except on Windows NT(R)) or Binary. Macintosh computers generally
use the Binary format; however, with the addition of GCC's TBCP
printing plug-in, Mac OS(TM) 9 can use TBCP. (See the Elite 21
User's Manual for details on changing these settings.)

The most efficient setting is Binary; TBCP is almost as efficient.
However, ASCII can be quite inefficient, especially if you are
printing documents that include photographs or other bitmap images.

Given all of the above, we suggest that you set up the printer and
computers using one of the following three configurations:

- Easiest for Windows, but least efficient: Set IP Data Format
to ASCII. Leave Windows printer properties at ASCII. If you have
any Macintosh computers running Mac OS 9, install the GCC TBCP
plug-in and enable it for LPR desktop printers. (This configuration
may not be used if you have Macintosh computers running Mac OS X
printing via LPR; however, you can make AppleTalk active and print
via AppleTalk.)

- Easiest for Macintosh, and most efficient: Set IP Data Format
to Binary. Leave Macintosh computers using native Binary format. If
you have any computers running Windows, set printer properties to

- Most flexible, and very efficient: Set Windows printer
properties to TBCP. On Macintosh computers running Mac OS 9,
install the GCC TBCP plug-in and enable it for LPR desktop
printers. If you are printing from Mac OS X via LPR, you must set
IP Data Format to Binary; otherwise, it doesn't matter how it is

Please note that Windows users printing via NetWare (IPX/SPX)
should select a data format of "ASCII" or "TBCP" in the PostScript
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