I have the possibility to buy a PCL 6, PCL 5e , PCL XL, XPS laser printer but I discovered that it hasn't PostScript language support.
For office uses that would not be a problem, I would use only PCL.
However I should use this machine for graphic arts and typography.
My fear is that I will have not the possibility to handle correctly colors of the photos, profiling, and have the same quality I would get with even a PS emulated support (I have a upper level machine too with PS emulated and works great!). I would like to have no problems printing from photoshop or acrobat as I do with other machines.
Do you think PS is crucial for proper color management, full shade no bad dithering or posterize effects and so on? Is PCL6 or PCLXL enough? It is possible to print from Acrobat using with the PCLXL driver and hoping in a decent conversion of the languages? Mostly I print bitmap images, srgb, adobe rgb and cmyk coated/uncoated high res 300/600/1200 dpi tiff, and some transparencies in pdf (that I guess they should be flatterned first).
I found this online, but I'm not sure how is reliable, if it was refered to old PCL versions and if it is still actual if the language made improvements:
If the things are like this it would be terrible.
Example of what I could print would be resturant menus, postcards, pages catalogs with high res images and lot of photos, cmyk rich of color shades illustrations.