I've had to buy a new printer to replace my wonderful postscript HPLaserjet 4M, because my new mac won't talk to it. I've just realised that the new printer I've ordered is not postscript. (It's a OKI C822n and uses PCL 6 (XL3.0) and PCL5c, SIDM (IBM-PPR, EPSON-FX))
Does that matter now that I can save all my files as print-ready PDFs?
I use my printer to check pages created in InDesign (including placed photoshop and Illustrator files) before sending them to be litho printed. I also use the printer to present to clients and run off short runs of flyers etc.
I am mainly concerned that fonts will look correct as I design a lot of text-heavy documents such as Annual reports and Accounts, magazines, books etc. I don't mind saving as a PDF before printing if necessary to get an accurate result.