Using a Vendor-Supplied PPD File With Windows Postscript Driver

Adobe collaborated with Microsoft to create a (good) Windows Postscript driver, which includes the PSCRIPT5.DLL as a part of a Microsoft Windows installation. The driver (PSCRIPT5.DLL) is 'table-driven' via any vendor-supplied (or custom, for that matter) PPD file. Firstly download or create the printer-specific PPD file. Then to add this Postscript driver, do the following:
  1. Add a New Printer manually (this allows you to specify the port and driver)
  2. Choose the correct port (USB, Network IP Address, whatever)
  3. For the driver, choose Generic (Vendor), MS Publisher Color Printer (or Imagesetter - for other features(printer) 
  4. Give it a name and finish.
After you have added the printer you then need to do some file system jiggery pokery:
  1. In C:\Windows\System32\spool\drivers\x64\3\ delete the following 2 files: MSGENCOL.PPD and MSGENCOL.PPD
  2. In the same folder add your MYPRINTER.PPD and rename it to MSGENCOL.PPD
  3. Go back into the Printer properties and check the Device Settings tab - in particular the printer-specific stuff, also Postscript version, DPI, trays and tray settings.