Definitions for "Printer font"
The digital file needed by a Postscript printing device to render a typeface.
The vector font that a printer uses to draw character shapes. Printer fonts (sometimes called “outline” fonts) are also used by Adobe Type Manager to draw letters on the screen.
A file sent to the printer which instructs the PostScript interpreter how "to draw" the characters of the font. Printer fonts generally have matching screen fonts.