MIDRANGE dot COM Mailing List Archive



Home » MIDRANGE-L » October 2004

RE: Default to printer drawer 3 in WSCST requires rocket science



fixed

Hi Paul, thanks for sticking with me on this.

Actually, I found many occurrences of "&l" in the example you posted.  Not
sure how one can tell which one indicates a tray number.

Do you have a Savin 9935?  Can you just "install" a printer you don't
actually have and use a driver for it?

How do I change to use the PCL5e driver?

db

> -----Original Message-----
> From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx / Paul Tykodi
> Sent: Friday, October 22, 2004 4:19 PM
>
> Hi Dan,
>
> HP's Printer Control Language (PCL) is about 20 years
> old. It started with levels I and II, which included a
> very limited set of formatting commands for high speed
> impact printers.
>
> PCL level III was the first version of the language
> with expanded formatting capabilities for laser
> printers. Today there is a version of PCL 3 used by
> quite a number of inkjet based printers.
>
> The next three versions of PCL were levels 4, 5, and
> 5e. These versions continued to add more and more
> functionality, while maintaining the general
> architectural conventions of the previous levels.
>
> Finally there was PCL level 6, which is also known as
> PCL XL. This language is completely different from all
> the versions, which preceded it. For this reason, many
> of the MFP manufacturers provide both a PCL 5e and a
> PCL 6 driver.
>
> The example you posted was from the PCL 6 driver for
> your Savin device.
>
> Here is an example of choosing input tray 3 on the
> Savin using its PCL 5e driver.
>
> %-12345X@PJL JOB NAME="Document"
> @PJL COMMENT RPJL,WIN2000,PCL5e,3.4.0.0,GRAYSCALE
> @PJL SET TIME="15:51:10"
> @PJL SET DATE="2004/10/22"
> @PJL SET USERID="?"
> @PJL SET SMOOTHING=ON
> @PJL SET RESOLUTION=600
> @PJL SET STAPLE=OFF
> @PJL SET AUTOTRAYCHANGE=OFF
> @PJL SET JOBOFFSET=OFF
> @PJL SET PUNCH=OFF
> @PJL SET ECONOMODE=OFF
> @PJL SET FUSERCONTROL=PLAINPAPER
> @PJL ENTER LANGUAGE=PCL
> E*r0F&u600D%0BINWU0PW0,0PW0,1UL1,60,40UL2,12.5,12.5,12.5,12.5,
> 12.5,12.5,12.5,12.5UL3,40,25,10,25UL4,35,15,10,15,10,15LT0,10,1LTL
> A1,4,2,1SP1TD1LO21TR0CF2%0A
> &l1X&l4H&l8E&l2A&l0o6d1E&l0S*t600R*v1onT*pxY*c5761.2x7681.2yT
> %0BSC0,1.693333,0,-1.693333,2IR0,100,0,100;%0A*v0n1O*l240O*l1R
> %0BPE=<oQgN;FT10,0IWRR3600,93%0A
> (s1p0s0b16602t10.00V(s1p0s0b16602t10.00V
> (5T*l252O*v0T*p600x575YThis is a
> test.%0BSB;%0A> %-12345X@PJL EOJ NAME="Document"
> %-12345X
>
> In PCL levels 3 through 5e, the input tray selection
> command is ESC&l<some number>H. The third character is
> a lower case L. In Wordpad the escape character can
> appear as an arrow <-- or the box as it did in this
> example. You will see "box"&l4H in the commands above,
> which tell the Savin to select drawer three.
>
> As you have found, the command format and numbering
> scheme for selecting input trays using PCL 6 is
> totally different from PCL levels 3-5e.
>
> Hope this helps answer your questions.
>
> Best Regards,
>
> /Paul
> --
> Paul Tykodi
> E-mail: ptykodi@xxxxxxxxx






Return to Archive home page | Return to MIDRANGE.COM home page

This mailing list archive is Copyright 1997-2014 by MIDRANGE dot COM and David Gibbs as a compilation work. Use of the archive is restricted to research of a business or technical nature. Any other uses are prohibited. Full details are available here. If you have questions about this, please contact