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Thursday, November 20, 2008
  HP Laserjet XPS driver
A lot of printers were released this year that support XPS printing, but most of them were big, 'copier' like, office machines.

This month HP released an XPS driver for their entry level Laserjet P2030 range. At around 175€, a good laser printer for mere mortals.

This shows again that, albeit slowly, XPS is spreading.
Developers will be able to leverage the fantastic new graphic capabilities that XPS brings to the Windows platform, and users will soon be able to take full advantage of the fact that both end-user and printer use the same file format. Resulting in less costly and error-prone document conversions, and true 'what you see is what you get' document printing on Windows.
 
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It will be very interesting to see how things go for XPS when Windows 7 is released. Any idea how many people are actually using it?
 
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It's very hard to get hold of reliable data on XPS use.
It is also dependent on what you mean by 'XPS use'.
XPS is part of development tools (.NET), printer drivers and hardware, and as a desktop format.

I'd say that it's clear that XPS is gaining serious traction in (WPF) development, and in the printer drivers & hardware.

On the desktop the ecosystem is small, but definitely growing healthy, as we see a very big increase in trials ( & sales) and feedback, compared to the same period last year. More an more people are generating and processing these files.
 
HP released an XPS driver, but does the printer natively support XPS? Are there any consumer/home/inkjet printers that support XPS?
 
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