printer drivers are the small machine program that is required by the printer to function. As everybody knows, printers are
devices that are tasked to make hard copies of documents and everything else you want printed in paper. Printers can be
used for photos and images as well.
Most computer applications are not designed to interface directly with a printer. Instead, they are only able to produce an
image to be printed, and must have assistance from the Operating System (e.g. Windows XP) to complete the task. In
order to facilitate this process, the operating system supports a generic printing interface that may be extended with
various "Printer Drivers" in order to support many different types of printers. It is imperative that one install the appropriate
driver for a given device such that the printer receives accurate data.