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  • Page 1 < > < > First version August, 1999 Created for HL-1050/1070/1250/1270N/ 1450/1470N/P2500/1660e/2060/2400C Ver. A March, 2000 Revised for Addition of HL-2400Ce/3400CN Ver. B March, 2001 Revised for Addition of HL-1650/1670N/3260N/2460 Ver. C October, 2001 Revised for Addition of HL-1450/1470N...
  • Page 2 Trademark acknowledgments Brother is a registered trademark of Brother Industries Ltd. PostScript is a registered trademark of Adobe Incorporated. Epson is a registered trademark and FX-850 a trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation. Hewlett Packard, HP, LaserJet and PCL are registered trademarks and LaserJet, HP-GL, and HP-GL/2 are trademarks of Hewlett Packard Company.
  • Page 3: Chapter 1 Introduction

    TABLE OF CONTENTS GLOSSARY CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION 1. ABOUT THE MANUAL----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3 2. AREAS OF USE------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 4 CHAPTER 2 PCL 1. COMMAND LIST------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 7 2. INTRODUCTION ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------10 3. CONTROLLING THE PRINTER ---------------------------------------------------------------------11 4. JOB CONTROL -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------15 5. USING FONTS-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------33 6. USING GRAPHICS--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------65 7.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    CHAPTER 6 EPSON FX-850 1. COMMAND LIST------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 3 2. INTRODUCTION ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5 3. EMULATION DETAILS ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 6 4. TERMINOLOGY ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 7 5. CONTROLLING THE PRINTER ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 8 6. COMMANDS ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 9 7. INDEX------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------30 CHAPTER 7 IBM PROPRINTER XL 1. COMMAND LIST------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 3 2.
  • Page 5 GLOSSARY Absolute plotting A method of plotting in the HP-GL and HP-GL/2 graphics language where coordinates are specified relative to the origin of the coordinate system currently in use. Anchor point The top left-hand corner of the PCL picture frame. You can position this on the page using a PCL command.
  • Page 6 Control code An ASCII code that tells the computer to perform a particular function, such as a carriage return. Control panel reset A reset or factory reset performed using the printer control panel. Cross-hatching A method of shading using perpendicular diagonal lines that cross one another. Current units The current unit type in use in HP-GL and HP-GL/2 mode.
  • Page 7 Fill A shading applied to a shape that you have drawn. Fixed spacing See monospacing. Font A collection of characters that are designed to work in harmony together. A font has several characteristics that identify it uniquely: character or symbol set, spacing, pitch, height or point size, style, stroke weight and typeface.
  • Page 8 Isotropic scaling A form of image scaling using the SC command in HP-GL or HP-GL/2 mode in which the user units must be of equal size. Hence it may not be possible to use the entire graphics window to display the image. Justification The way in which text is aligned.
  • Page 9 Although this printer is a laser printer the HP-GL/2 and HP-GL graphics languages retains the notion of a pen and allows you to select between two pens, white and black. You must select a pen before you can draw anything. The HP-GL and HP- GL/2 language were originally developed for use with plotters and the terminology remains.
  • Page 10 Print position The position from which printing of the next character or graphic object will begin, providing that no operations that change the print position are performed in the interim. viii...
  • Page 11 Proportional spacing Fonts intended for high quality typographic output use a method of character spacing in which the space occupied by a single character on a line of text depends on the individual design of the character. This is known as proportional spacing. Scalable fonts are almost invariably proportionally spaced.
  • Page 12 Secondary font In LaserJet mode the printer maintains two current font settings. The secondary font is the second of these.
  • Page 13 Serif A kind of typeface normally used for body text. Serif typefaces have little hooks (serifs) on the individual characters that makes text more readable. Soft clip limits See graphics window. The soft limits are determined by the IW command. Source image The graphic image that is applied to the destination image in the LaserJet print model.
  • Page 14 User units Coordinate units specified by the user with the HP-GL and HP-GL/2 SC command. Vector graphics A method of defining graphic images in terms of coordinates, points and lines. The HP-GL and HP-GL/2 graphics languages use this method. Vertical plot size The original vertical size of an imported HP-GL and HP-GL/2 image.
  • Page 15 2001/10/02 CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION - 1...
  • Page 16 2001/10/02 ONTENTS 1. ABOUT THE MANUAL ....................... 3 2. AREAS OF USE ........................... 4 2.1 Using Word Processing Packages and Spreadsheets .............4 2.2 Graphics.............................4 2.3 Programming ..........................4 2.4 Font Development........................5 CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION - 2...
  • Page 17: About The Manual

    2001/10/02 1. ABOUT THE MANUAL This technical reference manual is intended to help you get the most out of each of the emulation modes supported by your HL-Series laser printer. It is divided into nine sections - this introductory section and one section for each of the emulation modes.
  • Page 18: Areas Of Use

    2001/10/02 2. AREAS OF USE There are several different applications for which you may want to use your HL-Series laser printer. Four general areas are outlined in the following sections. Using Word Processing Packages and Spreadsheets You may simply wish to use the printer with your software application packages, such as word-processors or spreadsheets.
  • Page 19: Font Development

    2001/10/02 Font Development In LaserJet mode you can send your own character designs to an HL-Series laser printer and print text using them. To do this you need first to design your characters on paper. Having done this you can then either input and download your characters using a commercial software package, or encode your designs numerically and write your own program to download them.
  • Page 20 2001/10/02 CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION - 6...
  • Page 21 2001/10/02 CHAPTER 2 PRINTER CONTROL LANGUAGE CHAPTER 2 "PCL" - 1...
  • Page 22 2001/10/02 ONTENTS 1. COMMAND LIST ............................7 2. INTRODUCTION ..........................10 3. CONTROLLING THE PRINTER ...................... 11 3.1. Control Codes ..........................11 3.1.1. Backspace (08) <08h> ........................11 3.1.2. Line feed (10) <0Ah> ........................11 3.1.3. Form feed (12) <0Ch> ........................11 3.1.4.
  • Page 23 2001/10/02 4.2.9. Units............................. 25 4.2.10. Unit of measure..........................25 4.2.11. Setting the left and right margins ....................25 4.2.12. Resetting the horizontal margins....................26 4.2.13. Setting the top margin ........................26 4.2.14. Setting the vertical motion index (VMI) ................... 27 4.2.15.
  • Page 24 2001/10/02 5.2.9. Scaling the scalable fonts vertically or horizontally ................46 5.2.10. Selecting the style ........................46 5.2.11. Selecting the stroke weight ......................47 5.2.12. Selecting the typeface........................47 5.2.13. Font orientation..........................48 5.2.14. Transparent print data........................48 5.2.15. Underlining text..........................49 5.3.
  • Page 25 2001/10/02 6.5.5. Specify vertical plot size......................... 92 6.5.6. Specify horizontal plot size......................92 7. MACROS .............................. 93 7.1. The Purpose of a Macro........................93 7.2. Defining a Macro ..........................94 7.2.1. Macro ID ............................94 7.2.2. Start macro definition ........................94 7.2.3. End macro definition........................94 7.3.
  • Page 26 2001/10/02 8.5.19. Memory error response........................107 8.5.20. Flush all pages command ......................107 8.5.21. Echo command...........................107 9. INDEX..............................108 CHAPTER 2 "PCL" - 6...
  • Page 27: Command List

    2001/10/02 COMMAND LIST Control Codes Escape sequences Esc&k#G Line termination Esc&s#C End-of-line wrap EscY Display function mode EscZ Display function mode Environments Job Control Esc&l#A Page size Esc&l#G Output tray Esc&l#H Paper source Esc&l#U Left long-edge offset registration Esc&l#Z Top offset registration Esc&l#S Simplex/duplex printing (For HL-1660e/2060/HL-3400CN) Esc&a#G...
  • Page 28 2001/10/02 Esc(s#H, Esc)s#H Selecting the pitch Esc(s#V, Esc)s#V Selecting the height EscCR!#H, EscCR!#V Scaling the scalable fonts vertically or horizontally Esc(s#S, Esc)s#S Selecting the style Esc(s#B, Esc)s#B Selecting the stroke weight Esc(s#T, Esc)s#T Selecting the typeface Esc&p#X Transparent print data Esc&d#D, Esc&d@ Underlining text Esc&*c#D Font ID...
  • Page 29 2001/10/02 EscCR!#E Execute data Esc&b#W AppleTalk configuration EscCR!1234#M MIO video I/O port control Status Readback Esc*s#T Set status readback location type Esc*s#U Set status readback location unit Esc*s#I Inquire status readback entity Esc*s1M Free space command Esc&r#F Flush all pages command Esc*s#X Echo command CHAPTER 2 "PCL"...
  • Page 30: Introduction

    2001/10/02 INTRODUCTION This laser printer provides a complete emulation of the supported Hewlett Packard LaserJet printer. Features include raster and vector graphics, support for bitmap and scalable fonts and page control. There are many resident fonts in the printer and you can gain access to more by inserting a font cartridge/card or the storage device into the printer or by downloading fonts from your computer.
  • Page 31: Controlling The Printer

    2001/10/02 CONTROLLING THE PRINTER 3.1. Control Codes Control codes are ASCII codes that tell the printer to perform a given function, such as a carriage return. You can send these codes to the printer as part of a program. 3.1.1. Backspace (08) <08h>...
  • Page 32: Escape Sequences

    2001/10/02 3.2. Escape Sequences Escape sequences, also known as PCL (Printer Control Language) commands, tell the printer which operations to perform. An escape sequence consists of the Esc character followed by a string of characters which define the operation to be performed. Some escape sequences require parameter values. These are included in the sequence as numeric characters.
  • Page 33: Display Functions Mode

    2001/10/02 3.2.3. Display functions mode You can choose to make the printer print escape sequences instead of executing them. Send the printer the following sequence: EscY (27)(89) <1B><59> Now the printer prints out escape sequences and prints the characters of the control codes. It does not execute them.
  • Page 34: Environments

    2001/10/02 3.3. Environments 3.3.1. Factory default environment The factory default environment is the collection of printer settings programmed into the printer before it leaves the factory. You can restore the factory default environment using the printer’s control panel. See the User's Guide to find how to reset the printer from the printer's control panel. Some settings cannot be restored to the factory default environment with the RESET operation from the printer's control panel.
  • Page 35: Job Control

    2001/10/02 JOB CONTROL 4.1.1. Page size Esc&l#A (27)(38)(108)#(65) <1Bh><26h><6Ch>#<41h> # stands fo r the type of paper or envelope to be used. Values for # correspond to the paper or envelope sizes shown in the table. Envelopes sizes are shown in the shaded part of the table.
  • Page 36: Output Tray

    2001/10/02 When the printer receives this command any unprinted pages are printed and the left, right and top margins and the text length are set to their factory defaults for the new page size. The cursor is moved to the top left of the text area on the new page. Depending on your model, you may also set the page size from the printer’s control panel or remote printer console program (see the User Guide).
  • Page 37: Paper Source

    2001/10/02 4.1.3. Paper source Esc&l#H (27)(38)(108)#(72) <1Bh><26h><6Ch>#<48h> # denotes the paper source. Values for # may be 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4. If # = 0 the current page is ejected and the paper source remains the same. If # = 1 the current page is printed and the upper cassette becomes the paper source. If # = 2 the current page is printed and paper is fed in manually.
  • Page 38: Left Long-Edge Offset Registration

    2001/10/02 HL-1050 HL-1060/ HL-1250/ 1070 1270N/ 1660e 2400C 2400Ce 3400C 1450 P2500 /2060 /1470N Eject Sheet Feeder Tray 1 Manual Feed Envelope Tray 2 MP Tray Tray 2 Tray 2 Tray 2 Auto selection Tray 3 HL-1650/ HL-3260N HL-2460 1670N Eject Tray 1 Manual Feed...
  • Page 39: Top Offset Registration

    2001/10/02 4.1.5. Top offset registration Esc&l#Z (27)(38)(108)#(90) <1Bh><26h><6Ch>#<5Ah> # stands for the distance in decipoints (1/720") that the top edge of the logical page is to be moved. Values for # may be in the range -32,767 to 32,767. The distance specified is relative to the logical page’s current position. # can be positive or negative.
  • Page 40: Job Separation Command

    2001/10/02 # = 2 indicates the back face. If the currently processing page is an odd page, the printer finishes the processing of the page. If the odd page has already been processed onto the page and the even page has not been processed yet, this command is ignored.
  • Page 41: Change Emulation Mode

    2001/10/02 PR2000070 4.1.14. Change emulation mode EscCRGL (27)(13)(71)(76) <1Bh><0Dh><47h><4Ch> This command changes the emulation mode to HP-GL mode. EscCRAB (27)(13)(65)(66) <1Bh><0Dh><41h><42h> This command changes the emulation mode to BR-Script Batch mode. EscCRAI (27)(13)(65)(73) <1Bh><0Dh><41h><49h> This command changes the emulation mode to BR-Script Interactive mode. EscCRI (27)(13)(73) <1Bh><0Dh><49h>...
  • Page 42: The Page

    2001/10/02 4.2. The Page 4.2.1. Physical page The physical page refers to the size of the paper or envelope currently in use: A4, Letter, B5, JIS B5, Legal and Executive are the permitted paper sizes: Monarch, COM-10, International DL and International C5 are the allowable envelope sizes.
  • Page 43: Portrait

    2001/10/02 4.2.6. Portrait page dimensions (DEFAULT VALUES) Physical page Printable area Logical page Default HP-GL/2 picture frame Physical page length Maximum logical page length Distance from edge of physical page to edge of logical page PAPER SIZE LETTER 2550 3300 2400 3300 LEGAL...
  • Page 44: Landscape

    2001/10/02 4.2.7. Landscape page dimensions (DEFAULT VALUES) Physical page Printable area Logical page Default HP-GL/2 picture frame Physical page length Maximum logical page length Distance from edge of physical page to edge of logical page PAPER SIZE LETTER 3300 2550 3180 2550 LEGAL...
  • Page 45: Coordinates

    2001/10/02 4.2.8. Coordinates The printer control language coordinate system has its origin at the intersection of the left edge of the logical page and the top margin. The x-coordinate value of the current cursor position increases as the cursor moves from left to right, the y-coordinate value increases as the cursor moves down the page.
  • Page 46: Resetting The Horizontal Margins

    2001/10/02 If the current cursor position is to the right of your new right margin setting, the cursor will be moved to the new right margin. The factory default left and right margin settings are at the left and right edges of the logical page respectively.
  • Page 47: Setting The Vertical Motion Index (Vmi)

    2001/10/02 4.2.14. Setting the vertical motion index (VMI) Esc&l#C (27)(38)(108)#(67) <1Bh><26h><6Ch>#<43h> # stands for the height of one row in 1/48". # can have any value in the range 0-32767. The distance specified by the VMI is the vertical distance moved down the page when the printer performs a line feed.
  • Page 48: Setting Line Spacing

    2001/10/02 10 REM ***** SETTING THE CHARACTER PITCH ***** 20 ESC$=CHR$(27) 30 REM --- DEFAULT IS 10 CPI PITCH --- 40 LPRINT "10 PITCH " 50 REM --- SET 5 CPI PITCH --- 60 LPRINT ESC$+"&k24H"; 70 LPRINT "AAA" 80 REM --- SET 6 CPI PITCH --- 90 LPRINT ESC$+"&k20H";...
  • Page 49: Page Length

    2001/10/02 Top margin Page length Text length Bottom margin 4.2.18. Page length Esc&l#P (27)(38)(108)#(80) <1Bh><26h><6Ch>#<50h> # stands for the length of the logical page in lines (at the current VMI). If you specify a page length greater than is allowed by the physical size of the paper in the currently installed paper tray, a control panel message prompts you to load paper of the appropriate size.
  • Page 50: Positioning The Cursor

    2001/10/02 4.2.20. Positioning the cursor You can position the cursor anywhere on the logical page. In addition, the cursor position is automatically changed when text or graphics are printed. You can either position the cursor using absolute PCL coordinate values or position it relative to the current cursor position, using dots, decipoints or rows and columns as units. In case of using dots, the units value is defined by the ESC &...
  • Page 51: Horizontal Position

    2001/10/02 4.2.22. Horizontal position Horizontal cursor positioning - columns Esc&a#C (27)(38)(97)#(67) <1Bh><26h><61h>#<43h> # = number of columns A plus or minus sign preceding the number of columns parameter indicates that the cursor is to be positioned relative to its current position. A signed positive parameter value signifies that the cursor is to be repositioned to the right on the page, a negative value means that it will be moved to the left.
  • Page 52: Positioning The Cursor Using Control Codes

    2001/10/02 100 REM --- MOVING CURSOR 1 INCH TO THE RIGHT --- 110 LPRINT ESC$+"*p+300X"; 120 LPRINT "C"; 130 REM --- PAPER EJECT --- 140 LPRINT CHR$(12); 150 END <Sample file 4> Horizontal cursor positioning - decipoints Esc&a#H (27)(38)(97)#(72) <1Bh><26h><61h>#<48h> # = number of decipoints 1/720"...
  • Page 53: Half Line Feed

    2001/10/02 4.2.25. Half line feed Esc= (27)(61) <1Bh><3Dh> This command moves the cursor down half a row as defined by the last VMI or line spacing command (Esc&l#C). 4.2.26. Logical page orientation Esc&l#O (27)(38)(108)#(79) <1Bh><26h><6Ch>#<4Fh> # = 0, 1, 2 or 3 This command sets the orientation of the logical page relative to the physical page.
  • Page 54 2001/10/02 All subsequent text is printed in the newly selected orientation. The PCL coordinate system and margin settings are rotated through the specified angle. Hence the cursor coordinates will change. HP-GL/2 graphics images cannot be rotated using this command. The factory default orientation is portrait. 10 WIDTH "LPT1:",255 20 REM --- PRINTER RESET --- 30 LPRINT CHR$(27);"E";...
  • Page 55: Using Fonts

    2001/10/02 USING FONTS 5.1. Introduction A font is a collection of characters that have common characteristics, such as size, style and typeface, and which ranges over a given set of symbols. For example, 12 point Tennessee Bold in the Roman-8 symbol set is a typical HL Series font.
  • Page 56: Bound Fonts

    2001/10/02 Microsoft Windows 3.1 TrueType Compatible Fonts: 1050/1070/1250/1270N/1450/1470N/P2500/1660e/2060/ 2400C/2400Ce/3400CN/1650/1670N/3260N/2460 ü Tennessee Roman, Italic, Bold, Bold Italic ü Helsinki Medium, Oblique, Bold, BoldOblique ü BR Symbol ü W Dingbats BR-Script Fonts: 1050/1070/1250/1270N/1450/1470N/P2500/1660e/2060/ 2400C/2400Ce/3400CN/1650/1670N/3260N/2460 ü Atlanta Book, BookOblique, Demi, DemiOblique ü Copenhagen Roman, Italic, Bold, Bold italic ü...
  • Page 57 2001/10/02 You can buy cartridge/card -based bitmap fonts and scalable typefaces. Plug the cartridge/card into one of the printer’s cartridge/card slots and then select any font from them as if it were in the printer’s ROM. Depending on your model, you can also save bitmap fonts and scalable typeface in the flash ROM memory, installed optional storage device and you can use any of these as if they were a font card.
  • Page 58: Downloadable Fonts

    2001/10/02 5.1.9. Downloadable fonts You can buy diskettes containing fonts which can be copied directly to the printer using the DOS COPY command. You can also design your own fonts and download them to the printer. One disadvantage of downloaded fonts is that they reside in the printer’s RAM memory. The printer also uses this memory for composing the text and graphic output that it prints on the page.
  • Page 59 2001/10/02 CHAPTER 2 "PCL" - 39...
  • Page 60: Symbol Set

    2001/10/02 5.1.16. Symbol set The symbol set is the list of symbols that constitute a particular font. Normally, symbol sets contain lower and upper case letters, numbers, punctuation marks and a selection of other commonly used symbols. Some symbol sets are designed for specific needs, for example, for generating text with mathematical expressions. The symbol set has the highest priority of all the characteristics you specify when you designate the font you require.
  • Page 61: Font Selection Commands

    2001/10/02 5.2. Font Selection Commands 5.2.1. User-defined symbol sets User-defined symbol sets can be used with Unbound scalable fonts. Three new commands below are prepared for use to control a user-defined symbol set. To define a symbol set, its ID code must first be defined. Next, a list of symbols for the symbol set must be downloaded.
  • Page 62 2001/10/02 0 -1: Header size (UI) - set to 18 or greater. This value stands for the number of header bytes. 2 -3 : Encoded Symbol Set Designator (UI) - should be as same as the ID code which is defined by ESC*c#R. Format (UB) - 1 for MSL (Intellifont), 3 for Unicode (TrueType).
  • Page 63: Symbol Set Control Command

    2001/10/02 Symbol map (Array of UI ) The symbol map, which has a list of symbol index numbers, is used to define the symbols for the symbol set. This map defines the combinations of symbol index numbers and character codes. 5.2.4.
  • Page 64 2001/10/02 User-defined symbol sets are defined by the command ESC ( f # W. Esc)symbol set ID (27)(41) <1Bh><29h> This command selects the symbol set (character set) for the secondary font. To select any of the above symbol sets for the secondary font simply substitute ‘)’ for ‘(’ in the command shown in the table.
  • Page 65: Selecting The Type Of Character Spacing

    2001/10/02 60 REM --- PRINT CHARACTERS ---- 70 FOR I=33 TO 127 80 LPRINT CHR$(I); 90 NEXT 100 LPRINT 110 REM --- FRENCH CHARACTER SET SELECTION ------ 120 LPRINT ESC$+"(s5C"; 130 REM --- PRINT CHARACTERS ---- 140 FOR I=33 TO 127 150 LPRINT CHR$(I);...
  • Page 66: Selecting The Height

    2001/10/02 The selection will apply to whichever font you are currently specifying (primary or secondary). If the printer doesn't have the specified size font, the next largest size font is used. If the printer doesn't have a larger sized font, the next smallest one is used. This value is ignored by the printer when a proportional spaced font is selected.
  • Page 67: Selecting The Stroke Weight

    2001/10/02 Value Font Style Upright & solid Italic Condensed Condensed italic Compressed, or extra condensed Expanded Outline Inline Shadowed Outline shadowed 10 REM ****** PRINT IN ITALIC & UPRIGHT STYLE ****** 20 ESC$=CHR$(27) 30 WIDTH "LPT1:",255 40 REM --- PRINT USING AN ITALIC FONT ---- 50 LPRINT ESC$+"(s1S";...
  • Page 68: Font Orientation

    2001/10/02 The available values vary with the printer model. The following table shows the value for each typeface and availability. Typeface Set primary Set secondary 1050 1250/ 1070 1270N 1660e 2400C 3400CN font font P2500 / 2060 Alaska Esc(s4362T Esc)s4362T Antique Oakland Esc(s4168T Esc)s4168T...
  • Page 69: Underlining Text

    2001/10/02 5.2.15. Underlining text Esc&d#D (27)(38)(100)#(68) <1Bh><26h><64h>#<44h> This command enables the underline facility. # is either 0 or 3. A value of 0 signifies fixed underlining, 3 specifies floating underlining. Fixed underlining means that the underline is drawn in the same place for all the characters of a particular font. Floating underlining means that the underline is drawn in the same place for all the characters on a particular line.
  • Page 70: Downloadable Font Manipulation

    2001/10/02 5.3. Downloadable font manipulation Fonts that you have bought on diskette can be downloaded to the printer from diskette or hard disk using the DOS COPY command or a font downloading applications program. To create your own fonts you can use PCL commands to send the various blocks of data that comprise a downloadable font.
  • Page 71: Creating Downloadable Fonts

    2001/10/02 5.4. Creating Downloadable Fonts 5.4.1. Downloading You can download existing fonts (that is, ones that you have bought or ones that you have created previously) using either a font downloading application program or the DOS command COPY/b <filename> PRN In addition, some word-processing and DeskTop publishing programs will automatically download the fonts that have been used in a document when that document is printed.
  • Page 72 2001/10/02 The Font descriptor has information for the whole character set. When this font descriptor is sent to the printer with a font header to identify the font ID, the descriptor parameters become the basis of the downloaded fonts. The data format for each type of font descriptor block is shown below. <Bitmap font>...
  • Page 73 2001/10/02 <Intellifont Scalable Bound font> Byte 15 (MSB) (LSB) 0 0 Font Descriptor Size (>80) 2 Descriptor Format (10) Font Type 4 Style MSB Reserved 6 Base Line Position 8 Cell Width 10 Cell Height 12 Orientation Spacing 14 Symbol Set 16 Pitch (Default HMI) 18 Height 20 x-Height...
  • Page 74 2001/10/02 <Intellifont Scalable Unbound font> Byte 15 (MSB) (LSB) 0 0 Font Descriptor Size (<88) 2 Descriptor Format (11) Font Type (10) 4 Style MSB Reserved 6 Base Line Position 8 Cell Width 10 Cell Height 12 Orientation Spacing 14 Symbol Set 16 Pitch (Default HMI) 18 Height 20 x-Height...
  • Page 75 2001/10/02 <TrueType Scalable Bound font> Byte 15 (MSB) (LSB) 0 0 Font Descriptor Size (>72) 2 Descriptor Format (15) Font Type 4 Style MSB Reserved 6 Base Line Position 8 Cell Width 10 Cell Height 12 Orientation Spacing 14 Symbol Set 16 Pitch (Default HMI) 18 Height 20 x-Height...
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  • Page 77 2001/10/02 Unbound font. Character codes corresponding to MSL numbers are acceptable. Unbound font. Character codes corresponding to Unicode numbers are acceptable. When a 7-bit font or 8-bit font is selected, it is possible for codes 00H to FFH to load characters or delete them.
  • Page 78 2001/10/02 Symbol set name Symbol set ID Symbol set name Symbol set ID Default Set Math-7 Line Draw-7 HP Large Characters (264x Terminals) ISO 60: Danish/Norwegian ISO 61: Norwegian version 2 Roman Extensions ISO 4: United Kingdom ISO 25: French ISO 69: French HP German ISO 21: German...
  • Page 79 2001/10/02 For Intellifont-scalable fonts only, the default HMI is calculated as follows. Default HMI (in dots) = (300 x master design pitch x required point size) ÷ {Master x Resolution ÷(height x 8)} Default HMI ( in dots ) = (300 x master design pitch x required point size) ÷...
  • Page 80 2001/10/02 Value Vendor Reserved Agfa Division, Miles Inc. Bitstream Inc. Linotype Company The Monotype Corporation plc Adobe Systems Inc. The Typeface family number can be 0 to 4095. This value is calculated as follows; (TrueType base value) + (Vendor value x 4096) = Typeface Family Serif style (UB) - Bitmap font - ignored by these printers.
  • Page 81 2001/10/02 Font number (ULI) - ignored by these HL Series printers. This 4-byte field specifies the number assigned to the font by the vending company. The number is stored as a hexadecimal value in the lower three bytes, bytes 44, 45 and 46. Font name (16 bytes) - ignored by these HL Series printers.
  • Page 82 2001/10/02 Unicode Symbol Index Bit Field Designated Use 32 - 63 Miscellaneous uses (South Asian, Armenian, other alphabets, bar codes, OCR, Math, etc.) 28 - 31 Reserved for Latin fonts. 22 - 27 Reserved for platform / application variant fonts. 3 - 21 Reserved for Cyrillic, Arabic, Greek and Hebrew fonts.
  • Page 83: Unicode Symbol Index Character Complement Bits

    2001/10/02 5.4.3. Unicode symbol index character complement bits Bit Field Designated Use 0 if font is compatible with 7-bit ASCII; otherwise set to 1. 0 if font is compatible with ISO 8859/1 Latin 1 (West Europe) character sets; otherwise set to 1. 0 if font is compatible with ISO 8859/2 Latin 2 (East Europe) character sets;...
  • Page 84: Sending A Character Code

    2001/10/02 *Segment Size (UI) - indicates the size of each item in the data segment. *Data segment - AP - Application support segment (reserved) CC - Character Complement Function and form are as same as character complement flag in the font descriptor. This is only for unbound fonts.
  • Page 85 2001/10/02 <Bitmap continuation data> Byte Data Format Continuation Raster Character Data The bytes which follow the header are the raster data that make up the character. Attributes are in one of four numerical formats. Unsigned integer (UI) 0 to 65535 Signed integer (SI) –32768 to 32767 Unsigned byte (UB) 0 to 255 Boolean - 0 or 1...
  • Page 86 2001/10/02 <Intellifont-scalable contour data> Contour Data size Metric data offset Character Intellifont data offset Contour tree offset XY data offset Metric data Character Intellifont Data Contour tree data XY coordinate data <Continuation data for Intellifont scalable contour data> Byte Data Format Continuation 2 - 3...
  • Page 87 2001/10/02 [TrueType scalable font] <TrueType character descriptor> Byte Data Format (15) Continuation (0) 2 - 3 Descriptor size Class (15) Additional descriptor size 2 + Desc.size Character Data Size 4 + Desc. size Glyph ID 6 + Desc. size TrueType Glyph Data Format (15) Continuation (0) 2 - 3...
  • Page 88 2001/10/02 Portrait character Paper motion Raster scan Top offset = 22 dots Baseline Character height = 31 dots Cursor position after character has been printed Character reference point Left offset Character width = 26 dots = 2 dots Delta X = 30 dots CHAPTER 2 "PCL"...
  • Page 89 2001/10/02 Landscape character Paper motion Top offset = 27 dots Character height = 26 dots Raster scan Left offset = 22 dots Baseline Character width = 31 dots Cursor position after character has been printed Character reference point Delta X = 30 dots CHAPTER 2 "PCL"...
  • Page 90: Using Graphics

    2001/10/02 USING GRAPHICS This HL Series printer affords the user considerable flexibility in the creation of graphic images. Vector, raster and rectangle graphics are available, all of which allow a range of shading and filling options. The HP-GL/2 graphics commands that are supported are described in the HP-GL/2 section of this manual. 6.1.
  • Page 91: Set Pattern Transparency

    2001/10/02 For example Pattern Source image Destination image With transparent With opaque source image source image Possible results 6.1.2. Set pattern transparency Esc*v#O (27)(42)(118)#(79) <1Bh><2Ah><76h>#<4Fh> This command sets the pattern transparency. # is either 0 or 1. Set # to 0 to select transparent mode and to 1 to specify opaque mode. Transparent mode means that parts of the destination image will be visible through the patterned areas of the source image when the source image has been printed on top of the destination image.
  • Page 92: Set Area Fill Identity

    2001/10/02 For example Pattern Source image (Source image is transparent) Destination image With transparent With opaque pattern pattern Possible results 6.1.3. Set area fill identity Esc*c#G (27)(42)(99)#(71) <1Bh><2Ah><63h>#<47h> This command sets the pattern ID of a shading tone, a fill pattern or a user-defined pattern for subsequent selection with the Set Pattern Type command.
  • Page 93: User-Defined Pattern Command

    2001/10/02 6.1.4. User-defined pattern command Esc*c#W [ data ] (27)(42)(99)#(87) <1Bh><2Ah><63h>#<57h> # should be in the range 0 ~ 32767. # stands for the number of pattern data bytes. User defined patterns can be defined by binary data or an 8 byte pattern descriptor. The formats for the pattern descriptor are listed below.
  • Page 94: User-Defined Pattern Control

    2001/10/02 6.1.6. User-defined pattern control Esc*c#Q (27)(42)(99)#(81) <1Bh><2Ah><63h>#<51h> # = 0 deletes all (temporary and permanent) user-defined patterns from the printer memory. # = 1 deletes all temporary user-defined patterns from the printer memory. # = 2 deletes the pattern whose ID number was specified most recently. # = 4 saves the user-defined pattern as a temporary pattern whose ID number was specified most recently.
  • Page 95 2001/10/02 Pattern example 10 WIDTH "LPT1:", 255 20 ESC$ = CHR$(27) 30 REM --- RESET PRINTER --- 40 LPRINT ESC$; "E"; 50 REM --- SET SOURCE=TRANSPARENT --- 60 REM --- SET PATTERN=OPAQUE --- 70 LPRINT ESC$; "*v0n1O"; 80 REM --- BACKGROUND --- 90 LPRINT ESC$;...
  • Page 96: Plotting Rectangles

    2001/10/02 6.2. Plotting Rectangles Drawing rectangles is a basic case of printing graphics: the source image consists solely of the rectangle itself. Thus only the pattern transparency has any bearing on the final effect - the source transparency is irrelevant. 6.2.1.
  • Page 97 2001/10/02 Gray scale example 10 ESC$ = CHR$(27) 20 WIDTH "LPT1:", 255 30 REM --- DRAW A PATTERN USING 64 GRAY SCALES --- 40 X = 50: Y = 100: XL=50 :YL=200 50 FOR GRAY = 0 TO 100 STEP 2 60 GOSUB 220 70 X=GRAY*10+50 :XL=X-XL 80 GOSUB 260...
  • Page 98: Positioning The Cursor

    2001/10/02 6.3. Raster Graphics 6.3.1. Positioning the cursor Position the cursor using the commands described in the chapter entitled “The Page”, using dots, decipoints or rows and columns as coordinate units. 6.3.2. Set raster resolution Esc*t#R (27)(42)(116)#(82) <1Bh><2Ah><74h>#<52h> This command sets the raster image resolution in dots per inch. # is 75, 100, 150, 200, 300 or 600.
  • Page 99 2001/10/02 (X1,Y1) = Cursor position (X1, Y1) (X1, Y1) Portrait Landscape (X1, Y1) (X1, Y1) Landscape Portrait CHAPTER 2 "PCL" - 79...
  • Page 100: Set Raster Area Height

    2001/10/02 6.3.5. Set raster area height Esc*r#T (27)(42)(114)#(84) <1Bh><2Ah><72h>#<54h> This command sets the height of the raster image to be printed. # is the number of raster rows. If you use this command after using a Start Raster Graphics or a Transfer Raster Data command, it does not take effect until after the next End Raster Graphics command.
  • Page 101 2001/10/02 # = 5 indicates that adaptive compression is to be used. This compression compresses multiple rows (a block) into one transfer graphics command. Most other compression methods compress only one row to one transfer graphics command. One transfer graphic command (ESC *b##W) can contain only up to 32,767 bytes. As mode 5 compression compresses multiple rows, the amount of transferred data may become large.
  • Page 102 2001/10/02 If the control bit is 0, replacement data is not repeated data. Bits 6 to 3 contain the offset count. This field value is from 0 to 15. If this value is 15, the next byte of the control bytes is an optional offset count. The value of this optional offset count byte is from 0 to 255.
  • Page 103 2001/10/02 <Second section 66 66 66 66> Offset count = 2 Replacement count = 4 Replacement data = 66 Optional offset count byte = 0 Replacement data = 11 Replacement count = 1 + 2 = 3 Offset count = 3 Replacement data = 66 Replacement count = 2 + 2 = 4 Offset count = 2...
  • Page 104 2001/10/02 71 - 71 Lines/picture Same as above. CHAPTER 2 "PCL" - 84...
  • Page 105 2001/10/02 72 - 73 00 00 Reserved 74 - 75 Photometrics 00 00 00 00 : data 0 = white or 01 00 01 00 : data 0 = black 76 - 77 02 00 Reserved 78 - 79 Fill order 01 00 or 02 01 00 : filled from MSB 02 00 : filled from LSB 80 - 81...
  • Page 106: Start Raster Transfer

    2001/10/02 6.3.9. Start raster transfer Esc*r#A (27)(42)(114)#(65) <1Bh><2Ah><72h>#<41h> This command signals the start of the transfer of a raster image to the printer. # is 0 or 1. # = 0 denotes that the image will be printed starting from the left edge of the logical page. # = 1 denotes that the image will be printed starting from the current cursor position.
  • Page 107 2001/10/02 Raster graphics example 10 REM ***** A EXAMPLE OF RASTER GRAPHICS ***** 20 ESC$=CHR$(27) 30 WIDTH "LPT1:",255 40 REM --- SET GRAPHICS RESOLUTION TO 300 DPI --- 50 LPRINT ESC$+"*t300R"; 60 REM --- START RASTER GRAPHICS --- 70 LPRINT ESC$+"*r1A"; 80 REM --- TRANSFER RASTER GRAPHICS --- 90 FOR I=1 TO 28 100 REM --- TRANSFER 1 LINE OF DOTS (4 byte = line) ---...
  • Page 108: Horizontal 1200-Dpi Image Format Mode (Raster Graphic Mode 1027)

    2001/10/02 6.3.13. Horizontal 1200-dpi image format mode (Raster Graphic Mode 1027) The printer supports 1200 dpi printing for special image formats in 1200 dpi mode. We recommend that the installed printer memory is 10 Mbytes or more for 1200 dpi printing. To set 1200 dpi mode, 1.
  • Page 109 2001/10/02 CHAPTER 2 "PCL" - 89...
  • Page 110 2001/10/02 <Compressed Image Data> Data compression compresses the original image data word by word (16 bits). The comp ressed data consists of both horizontal compression which uses 16 bit, 8 bit and 4 bit repeating patterns within 1 word or 2 words of data and vertical compression which indicates how many times to repeat the same data as in the previous line within 1 word of data.
  • Page 111: Vector Graphics

    2001/10/02 6.4. Vector Graphics For large-scale graphic images it is more efficient to use vector graphics. In LaserJet emulation mode you can set up the page area on which to print vector graphics images. The vector graphics capabilities of these HL Series printers working in HP-GL/2 mode are described in the HP-GL/2 section of this manual.
  • Page 112: The Picture Frame

    2001/10/02 6.5. The Picture Frame The PCL picture frame is the rectangular area of the page on which you can print graphic images. You can position and size the picture frame to suit your requirements and achieve effects such as scaling or distortion of vector graphics images.
  • Page 113: Macros

    2001/10/02 MACROS 7.1. The Purpose of a Macro A macro is a sequence of commands that you wish to execute. You can specify the command sequence and download it to the printer after which you can execute it with a single command. For example, you might wish to draw a raster image at the top of each page you print.
  • Page 114: Defining A Macro

    2001/10/02 7.2. Defining a Macro To define a macro you must first assign an ID number to it, then send to the printer a Start Macro Definition command, the macro definition itself (consisting of a sequence of PCL commands) and finally an End Macro Definition command.
  • Page 115: Running A Macro

    2001/10/02 7.3. Running a Macro Macros can be invoked in three different ways: they can be ‘executed’, ‘called’ or ‘enabled for overlay’. When a macro is 'executed' it uses the current modified print environment. Any changes it makes to the environment are permanent.
  • Page 116: Handling Macros

    2001/10/02 7.4. Handling Macros 7.4.1. Delete all macros Esc&f6X (27)(38)(102)(54)(88) <1Bh><26h><66h><36h><58h> This command deletes all macros from the printer’s memory. 7.4.2. Delete all temporary macros Esc&f7X (27)(38)(102)(55)(88) <1Bh><26h><66h><37h><58h> This command deletes all temporary macros from the printer’s memory. Temporary macros are those which have not been made permanent with the Esc&f10X command.
  • Page 117: Execute Data

    2001/10/02 120 REM --- SET FONT TO LETTER GOTHIC (18 DOTS WIDE) --- 130 LPRINT ESC$+"(s0p16.66h8.5v0s0b130T"; 140 REM --- PRINT COMMENT --- 150 LPRINT "Printed by this printer"; 160 REM --- SET CURSOR POSITION X=1790 DOT, Y=-40 DOT --- 170 LPRINT ESC$+"*p1790x-40Y"; 180 REM --- PERFORM SHADING --- 190 REM --- SET SHADING WIDTH TO 23 CHARACTERS + 20 DOTS --- 200 LPRINT ESC$+"*c";23*18+20;"A";...
  • Page 118: Mio Video I/O Port Control

    2001/10/02 If the key is [RENAME], this command allows the printer to change the name field of the AppleTalk name binding protocol. <ESC>&b#WRENAME<sp>printername printername should be specified with 1 to 31 characters. The characters $00 to $FF (except for $00, @, :, *, =, $C5) can be used for the printername. $00 is used as the terminator.
  • Page 119: Status Readback

    2001/10/02 STATUS READBACK 8.1. Introduction Status readback features are explained in this section. The printer sends a status response message after receiving a request for its status by these commands. You can get the information as shown below from the printer.
  • Page 120: Status Response Syntax

    2001/10/02 8.5. Status Response Syntax All of the status responses begin with "PCL", Carriage Return control code and a Line Feed control code. The response is ended by a Carriage Return and a Line Feed control code. At the end of the transaction, status responses are ended by a Form Feed Control code.
  • Page 121: Inquire Status Readback Entity

    2001/10/02 all downloaded entities downloaded entity as temporary downloaded entity as permanent All cartridge/cards the cartridge/card which has the highest priority. the cartridge/card which has the lowest priority When the location value is 0, 1 and 2, it ignores the unit value (which might be set to any value). The default value is 0, and whenever you reset the printer, the value is reset to the default value.
  • Page 122: Bitmap Fonts

    2001/10/02 In a font status response, the "SELECT=" keyword line specifies the individual fonts. The font is identified by this line by specifying the font selection characteristics such as symbol set, spacing, pitch, height, style, stroke weight, and typefaces. It returns the "SELECT=" for all font types. In a status response, the five characters "<", "E", "s", "c", and "&>"...
  • Page 123 2001/10/02 CHAPTER 2 "PCL" - 103...
  • Page 124: Font Extended Response

    2001/10/02 "LOCUNIT=" specifies the location unit of the font which is selected at present. The value field of the Set Status Readback Unit command is related to the value returned. For instance, if the printer font which is selected at present is a bold 12 point Presentation bitmap font which is selected from a cartridge, and a font entity request with the location type set to 1 is produced, the response will be returned as follows.
  • Page 125: Macro Response

    2001/10/02 For instance, a font extended response with the location type set to 1( selected at present ) where the font which is selected at present is the internal Pc Tennessee (18 point identified for printing) bold, returns the response as follows.
  • Page 126: Entity Error Codes

    2001/10/02 Status location type 1 (selected at present) is an incorrect location for unbound font symbol sets and returns an error. Example responses in this section for "SYMBOLSETS=" do not indicate the complete list of symbol sets which are available internally, but only a partial list . The internal symbol sets depend on the printer and might differ according to the printer.
  • Page 127: Font Cache

    2001/10/02 8.5.17. Font cache In order to print characters from a scalable font, the printer changes the scalable character outlines into sized bitmaps. These bitmapped characters are produced on a character-by-character basis and the produced bitmapped characters are stored in memory. As it prints more pages using more fonts, more memory is consumed by the bitmaps.
  • Page 128 2001/10/02 INDEX change ..................19 exit .................... 18 end-of-line wrap ................12 entity error code................97 adaptive compression..............75 entity status ................. 91 anchor point.................84 entity status response..............93 AppleTalk configuration............89 envelope..................15 APT ....................78 environment................. 14 area fill...................67 error response memory ..................
  • Page 129 2001/10/02 horizontal tab ................11 HP-GL/2 mode................83 page....................20 page dimensions landscape ................22 portrait ..................21 internal font..................34 page length .................. 27 italic ....................43 page size ..................15 paper side selection..............17 paper source ................16 paper type ..................15 pattern...................
  • Page 130 2001/10/02 status response ................91 memory ..................98 status response syntax...............92 unbound font................34 stroke weight................36 unbound scalable font ............... 94 select..................43 underlining text ................45 style ..................36, 42 unit of measure ................23 select..................42 units ....................23 symbol collection ................36 upper cassette ................16 symbol set ..................36 upright ..................
  • Page 131 2001/10/02 CHAPTER 3 PCL5C CHAPTER 3 "PCL5C" - 1...
  • Page 132 2001/10/02 ONTENTS 1. INTRODUCTION ............................3 2. COLOR MODES.............................4 2.1. Using Simple Color Mode - Set Simple Color..................4 2.2. Using PCL Color Mode - Set PCL Color Setting................5 2.3. Using HP-GL/2 Color Mode........................9 3. COLOR PALETTES ........................... 10 3.1. Set Color #1 .............................10 3.2.
  • Page 133: Introduction

    2001/10/02 INTRODUCTION This chapter describes the enhanced commands for the PCL5C emulation. PCL5C is upwards-compatible with PCL5e. For the commands of PCL5e, refer to “Chapter 2 PCL” which describes the PCL5e emulation. If you are reading this technical manual for the first time, it is recommended that you read Chapter 2 first before reading this Chapter.
  • Page 134: Commands

    2001/10/02 COLOR MODES The PCL5C emulation provides a B/W mode, which is the default, and three color modes as follows; 1) Simple Color Mode 2) PCL Color Mode 3) HP-GL/2 Color Mode Simple Color Mode allows you to use a maximum of 8 colors easily. PCL Color Mode allows you to use a maximum of 16,000,000 colors logically.
  • Page 135: Using Pcl Color Mode - Set Pcl Color Setting

    2001/10/02 2.2. Using PCL Color Mode - Set PCL Color Setting Command ESC*v#W (27)(42)(118)#(87) <1Bh><2Ah><76h>#<57h> # = 6, 18 # stands for the number of bytes of data that follow this command. This command sets the palette size and transformation between the entered value and device-specific value. This command has two types of format, short format and long format.
  • Page 136 2001/10/02 [Example] If you want to send index No. 7,6,5,4,3,2,1,0; Enter ’ESC*v6W 00h 00h 04h 08h 08h 08h’, then select Send Index No by Plane. Select 4 bits/index. (2 = 16 Palettes) Start Raster Transfer ESC*r1A Send Plane1 data (The Index No Bit0 data) ESC*b1V 10101010B ESC*b1V 11001100B Send Plane2 data (The Index No Bit1 data)
  • Page 137 2001/10/02 (i.e.) Plane 1 1st raster ESC*b#V r, r, r, r, r... Plane 2 ESC*b#V g, g, g, g, g... Plane 3 ESC*b#W b, b, b, b, b... Plane 1 2nd raster ESC*b#V r, r, r, r, r... ESC*b#V g, g, g, g, g... Plane 2 ** The Italic characters shown above are the index No.
  • Page 138 2001/10/02 Bits/index . n indicates bits/index. (n=4 à 2 Specifies the palette size at 2 =16 palettes) When the encoding mode is 0 or 1, the palette size selected by the bits/index value specifies the range of the index No., which can be used for raster data. The values specified by the encoding mode are listed below;...
  • Page 139: Using Hp-Gl/2 Color Mode

    2001/10/02 Black reference for value #1, #2, #3 This mode specifies the black value (the highest level of density). Each value indicates a color as follows; green blue Range: -32767 ~ 32767 When the encoding mode is 2 or 3, this setting is valid. 2.3.
  • Page 140: Select Color

    2001/10/02 COLOR PALETTES 3.1. Set Color #1 Command ESC*v#A (27)(42)(118)#(65) <1Bh><2Ah><76h>#<41h> Range = -32767 ~ 32767 Default value = 0 This command sets the red value in the palette. Use the Set Color to Palette command to set the value The value range to be set varies depending on the specified black/white reference.
  • Page 141: Push/Pop Palette

    2001/10/02 3.6. Push/Pop Palette Command ESC*p#P (27)(42)(112)#(80) <1Bh><2Ah><70h>#<50h> # = 0 * Push palette Pop palette * Default value = 0 The value of 0 pushes the current palette onto the palette stack. This command does not affect the current palette.
  • Page 142: Color Graphics

    2001/10/02 COLOR GRAPHICS 4.1. Start Raster Transfer Command ESC*r#A (27)(42)(114)#(65) <1Bh><2Ah><72h>#<41h> # = 0 * Prints the image from the left edge of the logical page. Prints the image from the current cursor position. Executes scaling. Prints the image from the left edge of the logical page. Executes scaling.
  • Page 143: Set Scale Algorithm

    2001/10/02 4.4. Set Scale Algorithm Command ESC*t#K (27)(42)(116)#(75) <1Bh><2Ah><70h>#<4Bh> # = 0 * Takes the lighter overlying dots when reducing. Takes the darker overlying dots when reducing. * Default value = 0 This command sets which algorithm the data is reduced by. Any combinations, such as vertical only, horizontal only or vertical and horizontal are allowed to be reduced.
  • Page 144: Enhance Output

    2001/10/02 ENHANCE OUTPUT 5.1. Set Render Algorithm Command ESC*t#J (27)(42)(116)#(74) <1Bh><2Ah><70h>#<4Ah> # = 0 Scatter dither Snap to primaries Snap black to white, all other colors to black = 3 * Scatter dither Scatter dither Monochrome device best dither Monochrome scatter dither Clustered dither Monochrome clustered dither User-defined dither...
  • Page 145: Set Gamma Correction

    2001/10/02 5.3. Set Gamma Correction Command ESC*t#I (27)(42)(116)#(73) <1Bh><2Ah><74h>#<49h> # = 0.0 ~ 32767.0 (command is ignored for invalid values) Default value = 0 (gamma correction off) This command does not destroy the contents of the current palette, but setting a gamma value replaces any lookup table input in either Device CMY or Device RGB.
  • Page 146: In (Initialize Set Instruction) Command

    2001/10/02 HP-GL/2 A few HP-GL/2 commands are added for the HL-2400C/Ce, HL-3400CN color laser printer, and the features of some existing commands are also expanded. The new or revised HP-GL/2 commands as follows are described in this chapter; Initialize Set Instruction (IN) - resets all programmable functions to their default settings Pen Color (PC) - changes the palette colors Number of Pens (NP) - changes the palette size Color Range (CR) - sets the range for specifying relative color data...
  • Page 147: Np (Number Of Pens) Command

    2001/10/02 PC [pen;]: sets the pen to the default color. Number of pens in palette Pen number Color 2 (“NP 2;”) White Black 4 (“NP 4;”) White Black Green 8 (“NP 8;”) White Black Green Yellow Blue Magenta Cyan ** If the number of pens in the palette is over 8, the color is set to black. 6.3.
  • Page 148 2001/10/02 INDEX algorithm..................13 monochrome mode..............14 B/W mo de..................4 NP command................17 black value...................9 number of pens................. 17 blue value ..................10 palette ..................4 color palette................10 palette size................... 5 color range.................17 PC command ................16 CR command ................17 PCL color mode ................5 pen color..................
  • Page 149 2001/10/02 CHAPTER 4 HP-GL/2 GRAPHICS LANGUAGE CHAPTER 4 HP-GL/2 - 1...
  • Page 150 2001/10/02 ONTENTS 1. COMMAND LIST ............................4 2. INTRODUCTION ............................6 3. TERMINOLOGY............................7 3.1. Picture Frame ............................7 3.2. Anchor Point............................7 3.3. Graphics Window..........................7 3.4. Hard Clip Limits ..........................7 3.5. Soft Clip Limits ...........................7 3.6. Graphics Units............................7 3.7. User Units............................7 3.8. Current Units ............................7 3.9.
  • Page 151 2001/10/02 7.5. Plot Function Instructions.........................30 7.6. Character Plot Instructions ......................39 7.6.1. Introduction ........................... 40 8. INDEX..............................54 CHAPTER 4 HP-GL/2 - 3...
  • Page 152: Command List

    2001/10/02 COMMAND LIST Default set instruction Initialize set instruction Input scaling point Input relative scaling points Scale Window Rotate coordinate system Pen up Pen down Plot absolute Relative coordinate pen move Draw absolute arc Draw relative arc Absolute arc three point Relative arc three point Polyline encoded Bezier relative...
  • Page 153 2001/10/02 Absolute direction Relative direction Define variable text path Relative character movement Character fill mode Set absolute character size Set relative character size Character slant Scalable or bitmap fonts Extra space Transparent data CHAPTER 4 HP-GL/2 - 5...
  • Page 154: Introduction

    2001/10/02 INTRODUCTION Some of the HL series printers can be used in HP-GL/2 graphics mode to produce vector graphics output using the commands of the HP-GL/2 graphics language or to print out existing HP-GL/2 format images. HP-GL/2 is a part of the PCL emulation, which includes graphics command. The Default plotting measurement unit in the HP-GL/2 graphics mode is 1/1016"...
  • Page 155: Terminology

    2001/10/02 TERMINOLOGY 3.1. Picture Frame The printer frame is the rectangular area of the page on which graphic output can be printed. This is based on the logical page defined for the selected paper size. 3.2. Anchor Point The anchor point of the picture frame is the top left hand corner of the frame. This can be moved on the page using PCL language page control commands.
  • Page 156: Absolute And Relative Plotting

    2001/10/02 3.10. Absolute and Relative Plotting Drawing commands are of two distinct types: absolute commands, in which the coordinates specified are the absolute user or graphics coordinates and relative commands, whose coordinates are relative to the coordinate position at which the previous graphics command terminated. 3.11.
  • Page 157: Command Syntax

    2001/10/02 COMMAND SYNTAX An HP-GL and HP-GL/2 command can consist of up to four items: a mnemonic, a parameter field, a separator and a terminator. 4.1. Mnemonic The two-letter mnemonic is the name of the command and should help remind you of its function. 4.2.
  • Page 158: The Hp-Gl Graphics Window

    2001/10/02 THE HP-GL GRAPHICS WINDOW 5.1. Units When you first enter graphics mode, the prevailing coordinate system has its origin in the bottom left hand corner of the graphics window and has x- and y-units of 1/1016". Using the SC command you can divide the axes into more convenient units.
  • Page 159: Preparing To Print Graphic Images

    2001/10/02 PREPARING TO PRINT GRAPHIC IMAGES 6.1. Setting Up the Graphics Window Before entering HP-GL/2 mode you will probably want to set the dimensions and position of the PCL picture frame and hence the graphics window. (Remember that when you enter HP-GL/2 mode they are initially the same).
  • Page 160: Commands

    2001/10/02 COMMANDS 7.1. Initialize Commands DF - Default set instruction DF[;] Returns the graphics mode to default conditions. The following are the default settings. Function Equivalent Condition Instruction Plot mode Absolute plotting Absolute direction DI 1,0; Horizontal Line type Solid line Line pattern length 4% of distance from P1 to P2 Anchor corner...
  • Page 161 2001/10/02 IN - Initialize set instruction IN[;] Returns the graphics mode to initial conditions; Function Equivalent Condition Instruction Plot mode Absolute plotting Relative character direction DR 1,0; Horizontal Line type Solid line Line pattern length 4% of distance from P1 to P2 Window Set at limits of printable area according to paper size...
  • Page 162: Plot Area And Unit Setting Instructions

    2001/10/02 7.2. Plot Area and Unit Setting Instructions Instruction Function Scaling point Input relative scaling points Scale Input window Rotate coordinate system IP - Input scaling point IP [ P1 , P1 [,P2 ]] [;] coordinate of P1 coordinate of P1 coordinate of P2 coordinate of P2 The coordinates used are absolute values in graphics units.
  • Page 163 2001/10/02 SC - Scale <HP-GL/2> [, type ]] [;] (Type = 0) SC [ X , type [ left, bottom]] [;] (Type =1) SC [ X [, type ]] [;] (Type = 2) factor factor ; X coordinate of P1 ;...
  • Page 164 2001/10/02 With type 1 scaling you can specify the percentage of unused space that is to lie below, or to the left of, the isotropic area. left specifies the percentage of unused space you want to lie to the left of the isotropic area and can be from 0 to 100.
  • Page 165 2001/10/02 IW - Window IW [ X 1 , Y 1 , X 2 , Y 2 ] [;] -Window lower left X coordinate -Window lower left Y coordinate -Window upper right X coordinate -Window upper right Y coordinate This instruction sets the window inside which drawing can be performed (the soft clip limits). Coordinates are specified in current units.
  • Page 166: Pen Control And Plot Instructions

    2001/10/02 7.3. Pen Control and Plot Instructions Instruction Function Pen Up Pen Down Plot Absolute Relative Coordinate Pen Move Absolute Arc Plot Relative Arc Plot Absolute Three Point Arc Relative Three Point Arc Polyline Encoded Circle Bezier Relative Bezier Absolute PU - Pen up PU [ X,Y [,...]] [;] X ;...
  • Page 167 2001/10/02 PA - Plot absolute PA [ X, Y [,...]] [;] X ; X coordinate of the cursor movement destination Y ; Y coordinate of the cursor movement destination Coordinates are absolute values in user or current units. Whether used with or without parameters the command establishes absolute plotting as the plotting mode. The command moves the cursor to the specified coordinates, drawing straight lines, only when the pen is down.
  • Page 168 2001/10/02 AA - Draw absolute arc AA [ X, Y, qc [, qd ]] [;] X ; Arc centre X coordinate Y ; Arc centre Y coordinate qc ; Arc angle in degrees qd ; Chord angle in degrees Coordinates are absolute coordinates in current units. Starting from the current position, this command plots an arc centred on the absolute coordinates X, Y having the specified arc angle and chord angle, with the radius being the distance between the current position and the point X,Y.
  • Page 169 2001/10/02 AR - Draw relative arc AR X, Y, qc(, qd)[;] X ; Arc centre X coordinate Y ; Arc centre Y coordinate qc ; Arc angle in degrees qd ; Chord angle in degrees Coordinates are relative values in current units. Starting from the current cursor position the command plots an arc whose centre is at the relative coordinate position (X,Y) and which has the specified arc and chord angles.
  • Page 170 2001/10/02 RT - Relative arc three point RT X [,qd] [;] ; x-coordinate of intermediate point ; y-coordinate of intermediate point ; x-coordinate of end point ; y-coordinate of end point qd ; the chord angle used to draw the arc The specified coordinates of the two points are relative to the current pen position.
  • Page 171 2001/10/02 The following flags are used: ':' - Select pen. The number which follows is the required pen number. A PE command that does not include a select pen command uses the currently selected pen. '<' - Pen up. The pen is raised and moved to the specified coordinate pair. All coordinate pair values not preceded by this flag are automatically interpreted as pen down plotting commands.
  • Page 172 2001/10/02 To avoid placing an unwanted dot at the centre of the circle precede the CI command with a PU command. 10 '-- Circle -- 20 WIDTH "LPT1:",255 30 LPRINT CHR$(27);"E"; 40 LPRINT CHR$(27);"%0B"; 50 LPRINT "IN;SP1;"; 60 LPRINT "SC-75,75,-75,75,1;" 70 LPRINT "PA0,0;LT;CI5;LT0;CI-12;"...
  • Page 173: The Polygon Group

    2001/10/02 7.4. The polygon group Instruction Function Polygon Mode Edge Absolute Rectangle Edge Relative Rectangle Edge Polygon Edge Wedge Fill Absolute Rectangle Fill Relative Rectangle Fill Wedge Fill Polygon PM - Polygon mode PM [ ms ] [;] This command is used for entering and leaving polygon mode, the mode that allows you to access the polygon buffer.
  • Page 174 2001/10/02 10 '-Edge Rectangle Absolute- 20 WIDTH "LPT1:", 255 30 LPRINT CHR$(27); "E"; 40 LPRINT CHR$(27); "%0B"; 50 LPRINT "IN;SP1;"; 60 LPRINT "SC0,150,0,150,1;" 70 LPRINT "PA25;105;EA65;130;" 80 LPRINT "PA30;110;EA70,135;" 90 LPRINT "PA35;115;EA75;140;" 100 LPRINT CHR$(27); "%0A"; 110 LPRINT CHR$(27); "E"; 120 END <sample 31>...
  • Page 175 2001/10/02 r specifies the radius of the circle. A positive value for r places the 0° reference point onto the positive x- axis and a negative value for r places the 0° reference point onto the negative x-axis. The value for q1 is a clamped real number. 0°...
  • Page 176 2001/10/02 90 LPRINT "FT4,100,45;RA4250,4750;" 100 LPRINT CHR$(27); "%0A"; 110 LPRINT CHR$(27); "E"; 120 END <Sample 34> RR - Fill rectangle relative RR X, Y[;] X ; X coordinate of opposite corner for the rectangle Y ; Y coordinate of opposite corner for the rectangle Coordinates relative to the current position in current units.
  • Page 177 2001/10/02 10 ' - Fill Wedge - 20 WIDTH "LPT1:", 255 30 LPRINT CHR$(27); "E"; 40 LPRINT CHR$(27); "%0B"; 50 LPRINT "IN;SP2;FT3,100;" 60 LPRINT "PA2000,5000;" 70 LPRINT "WG1250,90,180,5;" 80 LPRINT "SP3;EW1250,90,180,5;" 90 LPRINT "SP4;FT4,100,45;" 100 LPRINT "WG1250,270,120;" 110 LPRINT "SP3;EW1250,270,120;" 120 LPRINT "SP1;FT1;"...
  • Page 178 2001/10/02 7.5. Plot Function Instructions Instruction Function Anchor Corner Fill Type Line Attribute Line Type Pen Width Raster Fill Definition Symbol Mode Select Pen Screened Vectors Transparency Mode User-defined Line Type Select Unit for Pen Width AC - Anchor corner AC [ X, Y ] [;] X ;...
  • Page 179 2001/10/02 FT - Fill type FT n(, d(, q))[;] n ; Fill type d ; option 1 q ; option 2 Sets the fill type, interval and angle when filling an area. This setting is effective for the commands FP, RA, RR, WG and CF.
  • Page 180 2001/10/02 LA - Line attribute LA [ l, v [ , l , v [ , l , v]]] [;] l ; line attribute v : value This command specifies the shape of line joins and line ends. These settings are effective for the line widths thicker than 0.35 mm. l specifies the line attribute for which you are setting a value.
  • Page 181 2001/10/02 LT - Line type selection LT [, n [, p [,m ]]] [;] n ; Line pattern number p ; Line pattern length (percentage or millimeters of distance between P1 and P2) m : mode This command specifies the line pattern for use when drawing lines with the vector group commands. n defines the line type to be used.
  • Page 182 2001/10/02 PW - Pen width PW [w, [,p]] [;] w ; width p ; pen This command specifies the width of the pen. Pen width can either be specified as a fixed width in millimeters ( the default ) or relative to the distance between the scaling points P1 and P2.
  • Page 183 2001/10/02 10 '--Raster Fill Definition== 20 WIDTH "LPT1:", 255 30 LPRINT CHR$(27); "E"; 40 LPRINT CHR$(27); "%0B"; 50 LPRINT "IN;SP1;"; 60 LPRINT "PU5,5;PA3500,2500;" 70 LPRINT "RF2,8,4,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,1,1,0,0,0,0,0,1,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,;" 80 LPRINT "FT11,2;RR4000,800;EP;" 90 LPRINT CHR$(27); "%0A"; 100 LPRINT CHR$(27); "E"; 110 END <Sample 43>...
  • Page 184 2001/10/02 With screen type 21 option 1 specifies one of six predefined PCL cross-hatch patterns (patterns 1 - 6). option 2 is ignored. With screen type 22, option 1 specifies the ID number of PCL user-defined pattern which is defined by the ESC*c#W command.
  • Page 185 2001/10/02 150 LPRINT "TR0;PA3900,4900;PM0;PA5100,4900,4500,6100;PM1;" 160 LPRINT "PM2;FP;" CHAPTER 4 HP-GL/2 - 37...
  • Page 186 2001/10/02 170 'Source 2 180 LPRINT "FT10,50;PA4000,5000;RR500,500;PA4500,5500;RR500,500;" 190 LPRINT "FT10,1;PA4500,5000;RR500,500;PA4000,5500;RR500,500;FT;" 200 ' 210 '( POLYGON ) 220 LPRINT "PA2000,1000;PM0;PDPA4000,1000,3000,3000;PM1;" 230 LPRINT "PA2500,1200,3500,1200,3000,2500;PM1;" 240 LPRINT "PA3000,800,3700,2500,2300,2500;PM1;" 250 LPRINT "PM2;FP;" 260 LPRINT CHR$(27); "%0A"; 270 LPRINT CHR$(27); "E"; 280 END <Sample 45> UL - User-defined line type UL [ i ] [,g [...,]] [;] i ;...
  • Page 187 2001/10/02 The command sets all pen widths to a default of 0.35mm. Hence it should be used before the PW command. Using the command with no parameter defaults the type to 0 (metric) and all pen widths to 0.35mm. The unit type is not affected by a DF command. 10 '-Pen Width Unit Selection- 20 WIDTH "LPT1:", 255 30 LPRINT CHR$(27);...
  • Page 188 2001/10/02 7.6.1. Introduction The character group commands enable you to print text to accompany your HP-GL/2 generated graphics without leaving graphics mode. You can use any font that would be available to you in LaserJet emulation mode and you can modify various printing characteristics of the text such as the size, direction and slant of the characters.
  • Page 189 2001/10/02 attribute = 1 : Symbol set Value Name Value Name number number Math - 7 Line Draw - 7 HP Large Characters Norwegian v1 Roman Extensions French v1 HP German Hebrew - 7 Italian JIS ASCII Line Draw - 7 Math - 7 ECMA-94 Latin1 (8-bit 8859/1...
  • Page 190 2001/10/02 attribute = 2 : Spacing Value Meaning Monospacing Proportional spacing attribute = 3 : Pitch Specify pitch in characters per inch (cpi). The pitch value you specify can be in the range 0 to 32767.9999. Pitch only applies to monospaced fonts. attribute = 4 : Height Specify height in points.
  • Page 191 2001/10/02 AD - Define alternate font AD [ attribute, value ] [..] [;] attribute : a font attribute to be defined value : the value of the attribute This command allows you to define the alternate font and its attribute. attribute takes a value from 1-7.
  • Page 192 2001/10/02 FI - Select primary font FI font-ID [;] font-ID ; the identity number of any accessible font. This command allows you to select any accessible font, which has previously been given an identity number in LaserJet mode, as the primary (standard) font. All subsequently printed labels will appear in the primary font.
  • Page 193 2001/10/02 DT - Define label terminator DT [ c [, m ]] [;] c : Character m : mode This command allows you to specify the character that terminates strings printed with the LB instruction. The character immediately following DT is taken to be the terminator. Hence, do not put a space between the DT and your chosen character.
  • Page 194 2001/10/02 When you use an LO instruction the carriage return point is set to be the new label origin. To send the pen back to a label's origin when you have finished printing it, include a carriage return between the last character of the label and the terminating character.
  • Page 195 2001/10/02 90 LPRINT "DT";" 100 LPRINT "DT0,2;LB_*_1988#"; "DI2,2;LB_*_1989#"; 110 LPRINT "DT2,0;LB_*_1990#"; "DI2,-2;LB_*_1991#"; 120 LPRINT "DT0,-2;LB_*_1992#"; "DI-2,-2;LB_*_1993#"; 130 LPRINT "DT-2,0;LB_*_1994#"; "DI-2,2;LB_*_1995#"; 140 LPRINT "PA3500,5350;DI", COS(0),SIN(0); "LB_*_2000"; CHR$(13); "#"; 150 LPRINT "DI", COS(RAD); SIN(RAD); "LB_RETURN POINT"; CHR$(13); "#"; 160 LPRINT CHR$(27); "%0A"; 170 LPRINT CHR$(27);...
  • Page 196 2001/10/02 DV - Define variable text path DV [ path [,line]] [;] path : text printing path - horizontal or vertical, and left to right, right to left, upwards or downwards. line: the effect of a line feed. This command determines the printing direction for labels and the carriage return point. Permissible values of path are 0, 1, 2 and 3.
  • Page 197 2001/10/02 CF - Character fill mode CF [ fill [, pen ]] [;] fill : the fill pattern used to fill characters pen : the pen used to edge characters This command determines how characters are edged and filled. Only scalable fonts can be both filled and edged - bitmap fonts and the stick font cannot be edged and can only be filled with raster fill, shading or PCL cross-hatch patterns.
  • Page 198 2001/10/02 10 ' -Absolute Character Size- 20 WIDTH "LPT1:", 255 30 LPRINT CHR$(27); "E"; 40 LPRINT CHR$(27); "%0B"; 50 LPRINT "IN;SP1;"; 60 LPRINT "PA700,3000;DT#;LBPrinter#" 70 LPRINT "PA700,2000;SI0.75,1;LBPrinter#" 80 LPRINT "SI;SD1,21,2,1,3,12,5,0,6,0,7,52;SS;" 90 LPRINT "PA40003000;LBPrinter#" 100 LPRINT "PA4000,2000;SI1,1.5;LBPrinter#" 110 LPRINT CHR$(27); "%0A"; 120 LPRINT CHR$(27);...
  • Page 199 2001/10/02 CHAPTER 4 HP-GL/2 - 51...
  • Page 200 2001/10/02 10 ' -Character Slant- 20 WIDTH "LPT1:", 255 30 LPRINT CHR$(27); "E"; 40 LPRINT CHR$(27; "%0B"; 50 LPRINT "IN;SP1;"; 60 LPRINT "SD1,21,2,1,4,25,5,0,6,0,7,5;SI0.7,1;" 70 LPRINT "PA1000,1000;DT#,1;SL0.36,LBPrinter#" 80 LPRINT "PA1000,300;SL-0.36;LBPrinter#" 90 LPRINT CHR$(27); "%0A"; 100 LPRINT CHR$(27); "E"; 110 END <Sample 59> SB - Scalable or bitmap fonts SB [ n ] [;] n : font category selection...
  • Page 201 2001/10/02 mode is set to either 0 or 1. If mode is set to 0, control codes perform their normal functions and are not printed. If mode=1, all characters are printed, if possible. No control characters perform any function except the label terminator. Any non-printing or undefined characters appear as a space. If you use the command without parameters, control codes will perform their normal functions and will not be printed.
  • Page 202: Index

    2001/10/02 INDEX graphics window............7, 10, 11 Absolute arc three point ............21 absolute commands ..............8 hard clip limits................7 Absolute direction ..............45 Anchor corner................30 anchor point................7 image plots ................11 Initialize command..............12 Initialize set instruction............13 Bezier absolute................24 Input relative scaling points........... 14 Bezier relative................24 Input scaling point..............
  • Page 203 2001/10/02 Select alternate font ..............42 Select pen ..................35 Select primary font ..............43 Select secondary font..............43 Select standard font..............42 Select unit for pen width ............37 separators ..................9 Set absolute character size............48 Set relative character size ............49 soft clip limits ................7 Symbol mode................35 syntax...................9 terminator..................9 Transparency mode ..............36...
  • Page 204 2001/10/02 CHAPTER 4 HP-GL/2 - 56...
  • Page 205 2001/10/02 CHAPTER 5 PRINTER JOB LANGUAGE CHAPTER 5 PJL - 1...
  • Page 206 2001/10/02 ONTENTS 1. INTRODUCTION ............................4 1.1. About PJL............................4 1.2. In Case of Using PJL with a Non-PJL Printer ..................5 1.2.1. PCL jobs ............................5 1.2.2. Postscript jobs ..........................5 1.2.3. Other printer languages ........................5 1.3. PJL Syntax and Format ........................6 1.4.
  • Page 207 2001/10/02 6.2. Variables ............................18 6.2.1. Variables for HL-1050/1070/1250/1270N/1450/1470N/P2500 .............. 18 6.2.2. Variables for HL-1660e/2060/2400C/2400Ce/3400CN................. 31 6.3. Default Command..........................35 6.4. Initialize Command ...........................35 6.5. Reset Command ..........................36 6.6. Set Command...........................36 7. STATUS READBACK COMMANDS....................38 7.1. Introduction............................38 7.1.1. Synchronization with the printer....................... 38 7.1.2.
  • Page 208: Introduction

    2001/10/02 INTRODUCTION 1.1. About PJL Printer Job Language(PJL) provides job status control by sending the printer status information to the application. PJL can be a valuable tool for the single-user environment, but is a much more useful tool for the networking / sharing environment.
  • Page 209: In Case Of Using Pjl With A Non-Pjl Printer

    2001/10/02 1.2. In Case of Using PJL with a Non-PJL Printer Our recent printer models support PJL, however, earlier models do not . If the PJL commands are sent to a non-PJL printer, the printer acts as follows; 1.2.1. PCL jobs For a PCL printer which does not support the PJL language, the PJL command is printed as ASCII text until initial PCL printer reset command (<ESC>E) is received.
  • Page 210: Pjl Syntax And Format

    2001/10/02 1.3. PJL Syntax and Format Syntax <For Example> @PJL ENTER LANGUAGE = emulation [<CR>]<LF> @PJL PJL Prefix ENTER Command name LANGUAGE Option name @PJL ENTER LANGUAGE Enter this portion verbatim The words in brackets [ ... ] indicates optional parameters. You should not type the brackets themselves in the command.
  • Page 211: Variables

    2001/10/02 1.4. Variables PJL can use alphanumeric variables, numeric variabless and strings. 1.4.1. Alphanumeric variables The first character must always be a character in the allowable range of letters and digits. Letters consists of the uppercase characters (ASCII 65-90) and lowercase characters (ASCII 97-122). Digits consists of the numbers 0-9 (ASCII 48-57).
  • Page 212: How To Use Pjl

    2001/10/02 HOW TO USE PJL 2.1. Overview PJL resides "above" printer languages such as Postscript and PCL. Each job can be distinguished from the other jobs by PJL, and it can switch between PJL commands and printer language commands for each job. PJL Code PCL Job PJL Code...
  • Page 213: Commands

    2001/10/02 COMMAND GROUP Command Group Command Command Description Kernel Commands Exits current printer language and returns control to PJL. EXECUTE Orders the printer to execute the specified operation. SUPERUSER Moves to the SUPERUSER mode. SUPERUSEROFF Exit from the SUPERUSER mode. WNVRAM Write the specified data to the specified address of the printer’s NVRAM.
  • Page 214: Kernel Commands

    2001/10/02 KERNEL COMMANDS 4.1. Introduction This section explains three PJL command, UEL, ENTER and COMMENT. These commands provide the minimum set of tools to operate job control. UEL command (Universal Exit Command) ENTER command COMMENT command 4.2. UEL Command The Universal Exit Command causes the printer to exit the current printer language and sets the printer into PJL mode.
  • Page 215: Enter Command

    2001/10/02 Example <ESC>%-12345X@PJL<CR><LF> @PJL EXECUTE DEMOPAGE <CR><LF> <ESC>%-12345X 4.4. ENTER Command The ENTER command specifies which emulation the printer uses to print data. Syntax @PJL ENTER LANGUAGE = emulation [<CR>]<LF> Parameters emulation The variables depend on the printer model. The ENTER command must be placed immediately before print data. The specified emulation will be used immediately after the terminating <LF>...
  • Page 216: Printer Language Switching

    2001/10/02 Example <ESC>%-12345X@PJL<CR><LF> @PJL COMMENT -----------------------------<CR><LF> @PJL COMMENT -- PCL & PS JOB --<CR><LF> @PJL COMMENT -----------------------------<CR><LF> @PJL <CR><LF> @PJL SET RET = ON <CR><LF> @PJL ENTER LANGUAGE = PCL <CR><LF> <ESC>E..PCL JOB..<ESC>E <ESC>%-12345X@PJL<CR><LF> @PJL COMMENT Start of Postscript job <CR><LF> @PJL ENTER LANGUAGE = POSTSCRIPT <CR><LF>...
  • Page 217: Job Separation Commands

    2001/10/02 JOB SEPARATION COMMANDS 5.1. Introduction This section explains two PJL command, JOB and EOJ. These commands are used to determine the boundaries of a job. When these commands are used with status readback, the printer also can send status information at the beginning and end of each job.
  • Page 218: Eoj Command

    2001/10/02 Example <ESC>%-12345X@PJL<CR><LF> @PJL JOB NAME = "KKK data from spooler" <CR><LF> <ESC>%-12345X@PJL<CR><LF> @PJL COMMENT Postscript Job <CR><LF> @PJL JOB NAME = "YYY data from spooler 2" <CR><LF> @PJL ENTER LANGUAGE = POSTSCRIPT <CR><LF> %!PS..PS JOB..^D <ESC>%-12345X@PJL<CR><LF> @PJL EOJ NAME = "End of YYY data" <CR><LF> <ESC>%-12345X@PJL <CR><LF>...
  • Page 219: Environment Commands

    2001/10/02 ENVIRONMENT COMMANDS 6.1. Introduction Our recent printers have many features which you are able to set using printer commands, through the printer control panel or by using the remote printer console program. A combination of PJL commands and printer emulation commands allows you to set printer features to the desired state.
  • Page 220 2001/10/02 The diagram below illustrates how the environments interact and how the modified print environment is affected. FACTORY DEFAULT ENVIRONMENT @PJL INITIALIZE CONTROL PANEL USER DEFAULT ENVIRONMENT OR @PJL DEFAULT @PJL RESET @PJL SET PJL CURRENT ENVIRONMENT LANGUAGE RESET, @PJL ENTER, OR ANY LANGUAGE SWITCH MODIFIED PRINT ENVIRONMENT 6.1.2.
  • Page 221 2001/10/02 6. Always use the PJL RESET command after a job is completed if the SET command is used in the PJL job. 6.1.4. PJL environment variables This section lists the PJL environment variables. There are two kinds of PJL environment variables, General PJL environment variables and Printer language -specific variables.
  • Page 222: Variables

    2001/10/02 6.2. Variables 6.2.1. Variables for HL-1050/1070/1250/1270N/1450/1470N/P2500/1670N/3260N/2460 General PJL Environment Variables The PJL environment variables which are not printer language-specific are listed in the following table. When using these variables, do not use LPARM. Variables Description Sample Value Range COPIES Number of uncollated copies for each 1 to 200 (HL-1050/1070) page of the job.
  • Page 223 2001/10/02 Variables Description Sample Value Range REPRINT Sets the reprint function ON or OFF. ON or OFF (HL- 1050/1070/1250/1270N/1450/1470N/ P2500) ON, OFF or JOB (HL-1670N/3260N/2460) DEMOPRINT Enables the Demo page printing. ON or OFF (HL- 1050/1070/1250/1270N/1450/1470N/ P2500/2460) PAGEPROTECT Configuration of the Page protection AUTO, OFF, LETTER, LEGAL, A4 mode.
  • Page 224 2001/10/02 Variables Description Sample Value Range MEDIATYPE Media Type. The temperature of fixing REGULAR, THICK, THICK2, unit is adjusted depending on this THIN, BOND, TRANSPARENCY setting. (HL-1670N) REGULAR, THICK, TRANSPARENCY (HL-3260N) REGULAR, THICK TRANSPARENCY,THICK2, ENVELOPES, BOND (HL-2460) Configuration of the High Resolution LIGHT, MEDIUM, DARK, OFF Control hardware.
  • Page 225 2001/10/02 Variables Description Sample Value Range INTRAY5SIZE Selects the paper size in Tray5. LETTER, LEGAL, EXECUTIVE, A3, A4, B5, A5, A6, COM10, C5, DL, MONARCH, LEDGER, JISB4, LTRS, A4S, XECUTIVES, B5S (HL- 3260N) A4, LETTER, B5, EXECUTIVE, ENVELOPES, LEGAL, A5, B6, A6, A4LONG, NO CASSETTE (HL- 2460) SOURCETRAY...
  • Page 226 2001/10/02 Variables Description Sample Value Range RAS1200MODE OFF, ON, TRUE (HL-1670N) PSBINARY ON or OFF (HL-1670N/2460) PSQUOTEBIN ON or OFF (HL-1670N) DOWNFPROD Creates bold and italic fonts from ON or OFF (HL-1670N/2460) download fonts. BITMAPFPROD Creates bold and italic fonts from bitmap ON or OFF (HL-1670N/2460) fonts.
  • Page 227 2001/10/02 FAXINTERVAL OFF, ON6H, ON12H, ON24H, ON2D, ON4D, ON7D (HL-3260N/2460) GLPENSIZE1 1 to 16 (HL-3260N/2460) GLPENSIZE2 1 to 16 (HL-3260N/2460) GLPENSIZE3 1 to 16 (HL-3260N/2460) GLPENSIZE4 1 to 16 (HL-3260N/2460) GLPENSIZE5 1 to 16 (HL-3260N/2460) GLPENSIZE6 1 to 16 (HL-3260N/2460) GLPENGRAY1 G15, G30, G45, G75, G90, G100 (%) (HL-3260N/2460)
  • Page 228 2001/10/02 TRANSFERVOLT MODE1, MODE2, MODE3, MODE4 MODE1: Normal, MODE2: Low, MODE3: Middle, MODE4: High (HL-2460) COLDSTARTMODE Sets the cold start mode. OFF, MODE1, MODE2 MODE1: MODE2 (HL-2460) TNCHARGETIME O9FF, SHORT, NORMAL, LONG (HL-2460) TNCHARGEMODE OFF, MODE1, MODE2, MODE3, MDE4, MRDE5, MODE6, MODE7 (HL-2460) FUSERSLEEPCTRL ON or OFF (HL-2460)
  • Page 229 2001/10/02 PCL-Specific Variables The following values are PCL (HP LaserJet emulation) specific and can be set and requested using PJL. These variables must be set using the LPARM : PCL option. Variables Description Sample Value Range PAPER Sets the paper size. LETTER, A4, LEGAL, EXECUTIVE, COM10, MONARCH, C5, DL, JISB5, A4LONG (All models)
  • Page 230 2001/10/02 SYMSET Sets the symbol set. ROMAN8, ISOL1, ISOL2, ISOL5, PC8, PC8DN, PC850, PC852, PC8TK, WINL1, WINL2, WINL5, DESKTOP, PSTEXT, VNINTL, VNUS, MSPUBL, MATH8, PSMATH, VNMATH, PIFONT, LEGAL, ISO2, ISO4, ISO6, ISO10, ISO11, ISO 14, ISO15, ISO16, ISO17, ISO21, ISO 25, ISO 57, ISO60, ISO61, ISO69, ISO84, ISO85, WIN30, HPGERM, HPSPAN, MCTEXT (All models )
  • Page 231 2001/10/02 EPSON-Specific Variables The following values are EPSON (EPSON FX-850 emulation) specific and can be set and requested using PJL. These variables must be set using the LPARM : EPSON option. Variables Description Sample Value Range PAPER Sets the paper size. LETTER, A4, LEGAL, B5, EXECUTIVE, COM10, MONARCH, C5, DL, JISB5, A4LONG (All...
  • Page 232 2001/10/02 AUTOLF Sets AUTO LF ON or OFF AUTOMASK Sets AUTO MASK ON or OFF SELREADOUT ON or OFF CHAPTER 5 PJL - 28...
  • Page 233 2001/10/02 IBM-Specific Variables The following values are IBM (IBM Proprinter XL emulation) specific and can be set and requested using PJL. These variables must be set using the LPARM : IBM option. Variables Description Sample Value Range PAPER Sets the paper size. LETTER, A4, LEGAL, B5, EXECUTIVE, COM10, MONARCH, C5, DL, JISB5, A4LONG (All...
  • Page 234 2001/10/02 PostScript-Specific Variables The following values are PostScript ( BR-Script ) specific and can be set and requested using PJL. The BR- Script mode is standard in some models but may be available only when the optional BR-Script 2 ROM board is installed into the printer.
  • Page 235 2001/10/02 HPGL-Specific Variables The following values are HPGL (HP LaserJet emulation) specific and can be set and requested using PJL. These variables must be set using the LPARM: HPGL option. Variables Description Sample Value Range PAPER Sets the paper size. LETTER, LEGAL, EXECUTIVE, A4, JISB5, B5, A5, B6, A6, COM10, DL, MONARCH, C5, A4LONG (HL-...
  • Page 236: Variables For Hl-1660E/2060/2400C/2400Ce/3400Cn

    2001/10/02 6.2.2. Variables for HL-1660e/2060/2400C/2400Ce/3400CN General PJL Environment Variables The PJL environment variables which are not printer language-specific are listed in the following table. When using these valuables, do not use the LPARM command. Variables Description Sample Value Range COPIES Number of uncollated copies for 1 to 999 each page of the job.
  • Page 237 2001/10/02 Variables Description Sample Value Range DUPLEX Duplex mode ON, OFF BINDING Returns the setting of binding edge LONGEDGE, SHORTEDGE selection for duplex printing. FIRSTPRINT First print mode. This makes the NORMAL, MIDDLE, HIGH first print speed faster by starting the polygon mirror motor at Power On.
  • Page 238 2001/10/02 Variables Description Sample Value Range TIMESETMIN * Clock: minute setting 0 to 59 TIMESETSEC * Clock: second setting 0 to 59 TIMESTYLE * Sets the display style of the clock. YMD (YYYY/MM/DD hh/mm), MDY (MM/DD/YYYY hh/mm), DMY (DD/MM/YYYY hh/mm) SUMMERTIME * Clock: summer time setting OFF, ON...
  • Page 239: Default Command

    2001/10/02 6.3. Default Command The DEFAULT command changes the User-Default environment which is stored in NV-RAM and it is activated following a PJL reset condition. The current print environment is not affected by the DEFAULT command, but when a PJL reset condition happens, this command takes effect. This doesn't change the current print environment, but is activated when a PJL reset condition happens.
  • Page 240: Reset Command

    2001/10/02 6.5. Reset Command The PJL RESET command resets the PJL Current Environment variables to the User Default values. Use this command at the end of any PJL jobs in which the PJL SET command was used. Syntax @PJL RESET [<CR>]<LF> Parameters The RESET command has no parameters When an application such as a Spooler or Print Data Generator uses the SET command to set PJL variables,...
  • Page 241 2001/10/02 Examples: <ESC>%-12345X@PJL <CR><LF> @PJL COMMENT Setting PCL job <CR><LF> @PJL COMMENT to desired state <CR><LF> @PJL SET RET = DARK <CR><LF> @PJL SET PAGEPROTECT = OFF <CR><LF> @PJL SET RESOLUTION = 600 <CR><LF> @PJL ENTER LANGUAGE = PCL <CR><LF> <ESC>...
  • Page 242: Status Readback Commands

    2001/10/02 STATUS READBACK COMMANDS 7.1. Introduction Applications can request, by sending a PJL command to the printer, information such as the configuration and status of the printer. The printer can be programmed to send back this information when requested and also can send back voluntarily unsolicited information of its status such as cover open, off-line state, toner empty, displayed prompt message on the LCD and other necessary information.
  • Page 243: Inquire Command

    2001/10/02 7.2. Inquire Command The INQUIRE command is used in order to get the information of the current value of a specified variable in the PJL DEFAULT setting. (PJL environment). It is possible to get the information for variables the value of which PJL cannot change (Read-only).
  • Page 244: Dinquire Command

    2001/10/02 Example 2 : This example requests the PCL-specific settings. <ESC>%-12345X@PJL <CR><LF> @PJL COMMENT ***Inquiring PCL settings*** <CR><LF> @PJL ECHO 19:20:05 02-20-1993 <CR><LF> @PJL INQUIRE LPARM:PCL FONTSOURCE<CR><LF> @PJL INQUIRE LPARM:PCL FONTNUMBER<CR><LF> <ESC>%-12345X The printer may return the following response for the above INQUIRE commands : @PJL ECHO 19:20:05 02-20-1993 <CR><LF>...
  • Page 245: Echo Command

    2001/10/02 Examples Example 1 : This example requests the current print environment settings for RET, PAPER, and ORIENTATION : <ESC>%-12345X@PJL <CR><LF> @PJL COMMENT ***Requesting*** <CR><LF> @PJL COMMENT about User Default Settings** <CR><LF> @PJL ECHO 20:30:00 02-20-1993<CR><LF> @PJL DINQUIRE RET<CR><LF> @PJL DINQUIRE PAPER<CR><LF> @PJL DINQUIRE ORIENTATION<CR><LF>...
  • Page 246: Info Command

    2001/10/02 Response Syntax @PJL ECHO [< words >] <CR><LF> <FF> < words > The beginning of this parameter must be a printable character. Then this parameter consists of characters from ASCII 33 to 255, space characters and horizontal tab characters. This <...
  • Page 247: Id Category

    2001/10/02 Parameters Category Information requesting The printer model number. For example the HL-1660e will return 'Brother HL-1660e'. CONFIG A list of the printer configuration information (available options) within the format of the number of types and/or the description of each available type of;...
  • Page 248 2001/10/02 CHAPTER 5 PJL - 44...
  • Page 249 2001/10/02 Response Syntax: @PJL INFO CONFIG <CR><LF> feature[=value][value feature information] <CR><LF> [<HT>returned option[ attribute] <CR><LF>] feature[=value][value feature information] <CR><LF> [<HT>returned option[ attribute] <CR><LF>] <FF> Parameters Parameter Range of Characters Description feature alphabetical letters Name of an item of the printer configuration : (ASCII 65-90 or 97-122), for example ) numbers (ASCII 48-57)
  • Page 250: Memory Category

    2001/10/02 The printer may send back the answer for the above INFO command : @PJL INFO CONFIG<CR><LF> IN TRAYS [1 ENUMERATED]<CR><LF> INTRAY1 PC<CR><LF> INTRAY2 LC<CR><LF> OUT TRAYS [2 ENUMERATED]<CR><LF> NORMAL FACEDOWN<CR><LF> PAPER [9 ENUMERATED]<CR><LF> LETTER<CR><LF> LEGAL<CR><LF> A4<CR><LF> EXECUTIVE<CR><LF> MONARCH<CR><LF> COM10<CR><LF> DL<CR><LF>...
  • Page 251: Status Category

    2001/10/02 7.5.4. STATUS category The application can use the @PJL INFO STATUS command to check the printer on-line/off-line status, the current message on the LCD and a status code. The ONLINE=TRUE indicates the printer is online, while the ONLINE=FALSE shows it is off-line. Refer to the list of the PJL Status Codes in the Appendix for the meanings of the returned status codes.
  • Page 252 2001/10/02 C5<CR><LF> DL<CR><LF> B5<CR><LF> ORIENTATION=PORTRAIT [2 ENUMERATED]<CR><LF> PORTRAIT<CR><LF> LANDSCAPE<CR><LF> FORMLINES=60 [2 RANGE] 5<CR><LF> 128<CR><LF> MANUALFEED=OFF [2 ENUMERATED]<CR><LF> OFF<CR><LF> ON<CR><LF> RET=MEDIUM [4 ENUMERATED]<CR><LF> OFF<CR><LF> LIGHT<CR><LF> MEDIUM<CR><LF> DARK<CR><LF> PAGEPROTECT=OFF [4 ENUMERATED]<CR><LF> OFF<CR><LF> LETTER<CR><LF> LEGAL<CR><LF> A4<CR><LF> RESOLUTION=600 [2 ENUMERATED]<CR><LF> 300<CR><LF> 600<CR><LF> PERSONALITY=AUTO EPSON [8 ENUMERATED]<CR><LF> AUTO<CR><LF>...
  • Page 253: Ustatus Category

    2001/10/02 A4<CR><LF> EXECUTIVE<CR><LF> MONARCH<CR><LF> COM10<CR><LF> C5<CR><LF> DL<CR><LF> B5<CR><LF> LPARM:PCL FONTSOURCE=I [4 EMULATED]<CR><LF> I<CR><LF> C<CR><LF> C1<CR><LF> S<CR><LF> LPARM:PCL FONTNUMBER=0 [2 RANGE]<CR><LF> 0<CR><LF> 70<CR><LF> LPARM:PCL PITCH=10.00 [2 RANGE]<CR><LF> 0.44<CR><LF> 99.99<CR><LF> LPARM:PCL PTSIZE=12.00 [2 RANGE]<CR><LF> 4.00<CR><LF> 999.75<CR><LF> LPARM:PCL SYMSET=ROMAN8 [43 ENUMERATED]<CR><LF> ROMAN8<CR><LF> ISOL1<CR><LF> ISOL2<CR><LF>...
  • Page 254: Ustatus Command

    2001/10/02 Parameters Variable Value Description DEVICE Makes unsolicited device status valid for any status change VERBOSE Makes unsolicited device status valid for any of PJL parser warning, error and status change Makes unsolicited device status invalid for any status change Makes unsolicited job status (reporting job start/job end) valid Makes unsolicited job status invalid...
  • Page 255: Device Variable

    2001/10/02 The printer status to be sent to the host computer are ; Device status changes - printer cover open, paper jams, paper out, etc Job status changes - completion of the printing of a job, receiving a JOB command Page status changes - ejecting a printed page All the unsolicited status information (USTATUS DEVICE, JOB, PAGE and TIMED) is turned off at once by the USTATUSOFF command.
  • Page 256: Job Variables

    2001/10/02 Status code Status 35000 - 25999 Errors which may cause incorrect printing results, such as loss of some print data on a page. The operator's intervention may be required. 40000 - 40999 Errors such as paper empty, cover open or paper jams which suspend printing until the operator takes the corresponding corrective action.
  • Page 257: Page Variable

    2001/10/02 @PJL USTATUS JOB<CR><LF> END<CR><LF> NAME = "JOB 88554"<CR><LF> PAGES=5<CR><LF> <FF> 7.6.3. PAGE variable The @PJL USTATUS PAGE = ON command allows the printer to send the information about the print completion of a particular page. Using this command, you can monitor the job process on a page-by-page basis.
  • Page 258: Ustatusoff Command

    2001/10/02 7.7. USTATUSOFF Command The @PJL USTATUSOFF command makes all unsolicited status reporting inactive. Syntax @PJL USTATUSOFF [<CR>]<LF> Parameters There are no parameters for this command. Example <ESC>%-12345X@PJL <CR><LF> @PJL USTATUSOFF <CR><LF> @PJL USTATUS DEVICE = ON <CR><LF> <ESC>%-12345X 7.8. JOB Recovery You can recover a failed job with the combination of JOB and EOJ commands and the USTATUS PAGE command.
  • Page 259: Device Attendance Commands

    2001/10/02 DEVICE ATTENDANCE COMMANDS 8.1. Introduction You can change dis play messages on the printer control panel by using PJL. The Operator can be alerted by this feature to what specific actions should be taken. This chapter shows you three device attendance commands.
  • Page 260: Opmsg Command

    2001/10/02 The following is an example of how to restore the display to the normal ready message. <ESC>%-12345X@PJL <CR><LF> @PJL COMMENT Normal READY message <CR><LF> @PJL RDYMSG DISPLAY = "" <CR><LF> @PJL EOJ NAME = "End of Tom's Job" <CR><LF> <ESC>%-12345X 8.3.
  • Page 261 2001/10/02 Parameters Parameter Functional Range Default DISPLAY = "message" ASCII 33 and ASCII 35 through 255, <SP>, <HT> ONLINE, RESET DISPLAY = "message" You can use any combination of characters available on the printer except for the quotation marks (ASCII 34) up to 16 characters total including spaces or horizontal tab.
  • Page 262: Index

    2001/10/02 INDEX COMMENT command...................................... 11 Kernel command....................conditions..........................................8 context switching ......................................12 OPMSG command.................... DEFAULT command......................................25 DEMOPAGE........................................10 Device Attendance command ..................................44 PCL-specific variables ..................DINQUIRE command......................................30 PERMFONT....................PJL RESET command..................PostScript-specific variable ................print environment..................... ECHO command.........................................
  • Page 263 2001/10/02 CHAPTER 5 PJL - 59...
  • Page 264 2001/10/02 CHAPTER 6 EPSON FX-850 CHAPTER 6 EPSON - 1...
  • Page 265 2001/10/02 ONTENTS 1. COMMAND LIST ............................3 2. INTRODUCTION ............................5 3. EMULATION DETAILS .........................6 3.1. Ignored Commands ..........................6 3.2. Resolution............................. 6 4. TERMINOLOGY............................7 4.1. Syntax ..............................7 4.2. Conventions............................7 5. CONTROLLING THE PRINTER ......................8 5.1. The Control Panel ..........................8 5.2.
  • Page 266: Command List

    2001/10/02 COMMAND LIST Null Bell Space Backspace Carriage return Line Feed Form Feed Esc SP n Set inter-character space Esc a n Select justification mode Esc $ n1 n2 Set absolute print position Esc \ n1 n2 Set relative print position Esc <...
  • Page 267 2001/10/02 Cancel condensed character mode Esc E Select emphasized character mode Esc F Cancel emphasized character mode Esc G Select double -strike mode Esc H Cancel double -strike mode Esc W n Select / Cancel double-width printing Select single -line double-width printing (I) Esc SO Select single -line double-width printing (II) Cancel single -line double-width printing...
  • Page 268: Introduction

    2001/10/02 INTRODUCTION In this mode you can control the HL-Series printers that support this emulation directly by incorporating control codes and escape sequences into your program. Alternatively, applications software (for example, your word-processing or spreadsheet software) may send the necessary commands to the printer automatically.
  • Page 269: Emulation Details

    2001/10/02 EMULATION DETAILS The following points should be borne in mind when using the printer in Epson FX-850 mode. 3.1. Ignored Commands The following commands are ignored: the BEL control code (ASCII code 7) which is normally used to sound a printer’s bell, the DC1 (ASCII 17) and DC3 (ASCII 19) control codes, used to enable and disable a printer, the Esc 9 and Esc 8 commands, which normally enable and disable the out-of-paper sensor, the Esc <...
  • Page 270: Terminology

    2001/10/02 TERMINOLOGY 4.1. Syntax The following conventions are used in this description of the Epson FX-850 mode software commands: A single letter, two or three-letter control code mnemonic, or number in upright bold text is a literal character and should be sent to the printer as the character code. A letter or word in italics is a variable and you must substitute an appropriate value when you use the command.
  • Page 271: Controlling The Printer

    2001/10/02 CONTROLLING THE PRINTER Commands are invoked using either control codes or escape sequences. You can send them to the printer as part of a program using the same command that you would use to print a string on the printer. For example in BASIC you would use the LPRINT command.
  • Page 272: Commands

    2001/10/02 COMMANDS 6.1. Basic printer operations The most common printer operations are described in this section. Some are invoked using control codes alone - the rest require escape sequences. For the sake of completeness, several instructions which are part of the Epson FX-850 mode instruction sets, but which an HL Series printer ignores are included. Null <00h>...
  • Page 273 2001/10/02 Set inter-character space EscSPn (27)(32)n <1Bh><20h>n This command allows you to set the space between successive characters. n is the space between characters in multiples of 1/120". n must be in the range 0 to 127. LPRINT CHR$(27); CHR$(32); CHR$(5); 'Set 1/24" char space Select justification mode Escan (27)(97)n...
  • Page 274 2001/10/02 Set data MSB to 1 Esc> (27)(62) <1Bh><3Eh> This command enables you to set the most significant bit of incoming data bytes to 1. This command does not affect data comprising a graphics image or data that defines a downloadable character.
  • Page 275: Page Set Up

    2001/10/02 User reset EscCR!#R (27)(13)(33)#(82) <1Bh><0Dh><21h>#<52h> # = 0, the printer restores to the current user setting. # = 1, the printer restores to user settings 1. # = 2, the printer restores to user settings 2. Paper Input Control EscEMn (27)(25)n <1Bh><19h>n...
  • Page 276 2001/10/02 If the second form of the command is used (n = page length in inches), n must be in the range 1 to 14. LPRINT CHR$(27); CHR$(67); CHR$(40); '40 lines per page LPRINT CHR$(27); CHR$(67); CHR$(0); CHR$(11); '11 inches per page CHAPTER 6 EPSON - 13...
  • Page 277: Line Spacing

    2001/10/02 Set left margin Escln (27)(108)n <1Bh><6Ch>n This command sets the left margin in columns from the left edge of the page. The width of a column is the current character width. In proportional spacing mode a column width of 1/10" is adopted. This command clears all tab settings.
  • Page 278 2001/10/02 Select 7/72" line spacing Esc1 (27)(49) <1Bh><31h> This command sets the line spacing to 7/72". All subsequent line feed operations will move the print position 7/72" down the page. Since the printer resolution is 600 dots per inch the line spacing will not be exactly 7/72". LPRINT CHR$(27);...
  • Page 279: Using Tabs

    2001/10/02 6.4. Using Tabs Set horizontal tab stops EscDn1n2n3...NUL (27)(68)n1n2n3...(00) <1Bh><44h>n1n2n3...<00h> This command enables you to set up to 32 horizontal tab stops based on the current character width. The character width setting is determined by the combination of the current pitch (10 or 12 characters per inch) and the current character mode (condensed, normal or double-width).
  • Page 280: Using Standard Characters

    2001/10/02 specifies the tab based on the current line space setting. The value of m must be in the range 0 to 255. The tab stops must be set in ascending order. If you specify a channel’s tab settings in any other order, any previous settings made for that channel are cleared.
  • Page 281 2001/10/02 You cannot use the backspace, BS, code in proportional spacing mode. If you change the character pitch using Esc P or Esc M, proportional spacing is automatically turned off. LPRINT CHR$(27); CHR$(112); CHR$(1); 'Turn proportional spacing on Select condensed character mode I (15) <0Fh>...
  • Page 282 2001/10/02 When you specify a value for n you may also use the character codes for ‘0’ and ‘1’ (48 and 49) instead of 0 and 1. Only Esc W 0 can be used to cancel double-width printing mode set using the Esc W 1 instruction. Esc W 0 cancels double-width printing mode set using the Esc W 1 instruction, the SO control code or the Esc SO instruction.
  • Page 283 2001/10/02 Selecting either superscript or subscript mode cancels double-height printing mode. You can cancel either superscript or subscript mode with the Esc T command. LPRINT CHR$(27); CHR$(83); CHR$(0); 'Turn on superscript mode Cancel superscript / subscript mode EscT (27)(84) <1Bh><54h> This command cancels superscript or subscript printing mode.
  • Page 284 2001/10/02 Select expansion of printable code area Esc6 (27)(54) <1Bh><36h> This command enables you to print characters whose character codes are in the range 128 to 159. You can define your own characters and assign codes in this range to them. LPRINT CHR$(27);...
  • Page 285 2001/10/02 6.6. Using customized characters Define characters Esc&NULn <character definition data>) (27)(38)(00)n1n2(n3..) <1Bh><26h><00h>n1n2(n3...) This command enables you to define and download characters for printing. Monospaced characters are designed on a grid eleven dots wide by nine dots high. Characters either occupy the top 8 rows of the grid (ascending characters) or rows 2 to 9 of the grid (descending characters).
  • Page 286 2001/10/02 LPRINT CHR$(27); CHR$(37); CHR$(1); CHR$(0); 'Select downloaded characters CHAPTER 6 EPSON - 23...
  • Page 287: Graphics

    2001/10/02 Copy ROM character to RAM Esc:000 (27)(58)(00)(00)(00) <1Bh><3Ah><30h><30h><30h> In order to use your own customized characters in conjunction with the standard characters contained in the printer, you must first download the printer standard ROM characters to the printer RAM, then define and download your own customized characters, and finally select the downloaded characters for printing using the Esc % 1 NUL escape sequence.
  • Page 288 2001/10/02 c is the character which signifies the graphics mode: K = single-density (60 dpi), L = double-density (120 dpi), Y = double-speed, double-density (120 dpi) and Z = quadruple-density (240 dpi). m defines the new horizontal resolution to be assigned to the specified graphics mode. m must be in the range 0 to 7.
  • Page 289 2001/10/02 Print single-density image EscKn <image data> (27)(75)n1n2..<1Bh><4Bh>n1n2..This command enables you to define and print a single line raster bit image on a single text line. and n define the number of bytes that comp rise the image. The image consists of 256*n bytes of data, each byte representing a single vertical column of 4/30".
  • Page 290 2001/10/02 Sample 12 CHAPTER 6 EPSON - 27...
  • Page 291 2001/10/02 Print double-speed double-density image EscYn <image data> (27)(89)n1n2..<1Bh><59h>n1n2..This command enables you to define and print a single line raster bit image on a single text line. and n define the number of bytes that comprise the image. The image consists of 256*n bytes of data, each byte representing a single vertical column of 4/30".
  • Page 292 2001/10/02 Sample 14 CHAPTER 6 EPSON - 29...
  • Page 293: Index

    2001/10/02 INDEX italic / graphics character table ..........20 italic mode ................. 18 9 bit image..................23 justification mode..............10 absolute print position ............10 left margin.................. 13 Line feed................9, 14 line spacing................13 Backspace..................9 page length ................12 Carriage return ................9 perforation skip ................
  • Page 294 2001/10/02 CHAPTER 7 IBM PROPRINTER CHAPTER 7 IBM PROPRINTER - 1...
  • Page 295 2001/10/02 ONTENTS 1. COMMAND LIST ............................3 2. INTRODUCTION ............................5 3. EMULATION DETAILS .........................6 3.1. Ignored Commands ...........................6 3.2. Resolution ............................6 3.3. Character Set selection ........................6 3.4. Controlling the Printer.........................6 3.5. Control Codes ............................6 3.6. Escape sequences ..........................6 4. NOTATION USED IN THIS EMULATION DESCRIPTION .............7 4.1.
  • Page 296: Command List

    2001/10/02 COMMAND LIST Null Bell Escape Space Backspace Line Feed Form Feed Carriage return Esc5n Automatic line feed Enable printer EscQ22 Disable printer EscQ3 Disable printer EscCRmode Reset printer / change emulation mode EscCR!#R User reset EscEMn Paper input control EscCn Set page length EscCNULn...
  • Page 297 2001/10/02 Esc^<char-code> Select a character from the All Character Code table EscI Select character font Esc=n1n220n3(n4n5<character definition data>...) Define characters EscKn1n2<image data> Set single-density image mode EscLn1n2<image data> Set double-density image mode EscYn1n2<image data> Set double-speed, double -density image mode EscZn1n2<image data>...
  • Page 298: Introduction

    2001/10/02 INTRODUCTION Some of these HL Series printers offer a complete emulation of the IBM Proprinter. In Proprinter XL mode you can drive the printer directly by incorporating control codes and escape sequences in your program, or alternatively, applications software (for example, your word-processing software) may send the necessary commands to the printer automatically.
  • Page 299: Emulation Details

    2001/10/02 EMULATION DETAILS The following points should be borne in mind when running the HL Series printers in IBM Proprinter XL mode. 3.1. Ignored Commands A few IBM Proprinter XL commands have reduced effect, or no effect at all. In some cases this is due to the physical nature of an HL Series printer.
  • Page 300: Notation Used In This Emulation Description

    2001/10/02 NOTATION USED IN THIS EMULATION DESCRIPTION 4.1. Syntax The following conventions are used in this description of the Proprinter XL software commands. A letter, word or number in upright bold text is the literal character which and should be sent to the printer as a character code.
  • Page 301: Commands

    2001/10/02 COMMANDS 5.1. Basic Printer Operation The most common printer operations are described in this section. Most are invoked using control codes. For the sake of completeness the instructions which HL Series printers ignore are included. Null <0h> NUL (ASCII 0) is ignored. Bell (07) <07h>...
  • Page 302 2001/10/02 Automatic line feed Esc5n (27)(53)n <1Bh><35h>n When automatic line feed is ON, a line feed is automatically performed every time a carriage return is sent to the printer. To turn the automatic line feed function ON, set n to 1. To turn the automatic line feed function OFF, set n to 0.
  • Page 303 2001/10/02 Paper input control EscEMn (27)(25)n <1Bh><19h>n n Value HL-1660e/2060/2400C/2400Ce/3400CN/3260N/2460 n = 0 Initialize the feeder mode. n = 1 Feed from the MP tray. n = 2 Feed from Tray 1. n = 3 Feed from Tray 2. n = 4 Feed from Tray 3.
  • Page 304: Page Format

    2001/10/02 5.2. Page Format Set page length EscCn (27)(67)n <1Bh><43h>n This command sets the page length in lines. EscCNULn (27)(67)(0)n <1Bh><43h><00h>n This command sets the page length in inches. n is the number of lines that make up one page, or the length of the page in inches, according to the form of the command.
  • Page 305 2001/10/02 Line spacing and tabs Set 1/8" line spacing Esc0 (27)(48) <1Bh><30h> This command sets the line spacing to 1/8". All subsequent line feed operations will move the print position 1/8" down the page. LPRINT CHR$(27); CHR$(48); 'Set line spacing to 1/8". Set 7/72"...
  • Page 306 2001/10/02 Set horizontal tabs EscD<n1><n2><n3>...NUL (27)(68)n1n2n3...(00) <1Bh><44h>n1n2n3...<00h> This command enables you to set up to 28 horizontal tab stops using the current character pitch. The tab stops should be set in ascending order. Esc D 0 clears all horizontal tab settings. Esc R restores the default settings, which are at every eighth column, starting at the ninth column.
  • Page 307 2001/10/02 5.3. Using Characters Select character set I Esc7 (27)(55) <1Bh><37h> This command selects IBM Character set I for use in subsequent printing operations. LPRINT CHR$(27); CHR$(55); 'Select character set I Select character set II Esc6 (27)(56) <1Bh><36h> This command selects IBM character set II for use in subsequent printing operations. LPRINT CHR$(27);...
  • Page 308 2001/10/02 Set enlarged character mode for a single line (14) <0Eh> This command turns enlarged character mode on for one line only. The subsequent line of text is printed using double-width characters and with the line space setting doubled. The following commands cancel enlarged character mode set using the SO control code: CR, CAN, LF, FF, VT, Esc W 0, DC4 and Esc [@.
  • Page 309 2001/10/02 Underline mode Esc-n (27)(126)n <1Bh><7Eh>n This command turns character underlining on or off. If n is set to 1 subsequent text is underlined. Horizontal tab spaces are not underlined irrespective of whether underlining mode is on or off. If n is set to 0 subsequent text is not underlined. LPRINT CHR$(27);...
  • Page 310 2001/10/02 Select a character from the All Character Code table Esc^<char-code> (27)(94)<Char-code> <1Bh><5Eh><Char-code> This command enables you to print a single character from the All Character Code table. A control code is not executed if the code is sent immediately following this instruction. LPRINT CHR$(27);...
  • Page 311 2001/10/02 If bits 1 and 2 of n are 01 the least significant bit of each data byte is replicated in rows 9 to 12 of the grid. If bits 1 and 2 of n are 10 the bits 1 to 4 of each data byte are replicated in rows 9 to 12 of the grid. Bits 5 to 7 of n specify the number of columns left blank to the left of the defined character in proportional spacing mode.
  • Page 312 2001/10/02 Images are printed at an approximate horizontal resolution of 120 dots per inch and at an approximate vertical resolution of 72 dots per inch. Each byte represents a vertical column of eight dots, the most significant bit representing the dot at the top.
  • Page 313 2001/10/02 Set quadruple-density image mode EscZn <image data> (27)(90)n1n2<image data> <1Bh><5Ah>n1n2<image data> This command enables you to define and print a single line raster bit image on a single text line. and n define the number of bytes that comprise the image. The image consists of 256*n bytes of data, each byte representing a single vertical column of 4/30".
  • Page 314: Index

    2001/10/02 INDEX Automatic line feed..............9 overline mode ................16 Backspace..................8 page length ................11 paper input control..............10 perforation skip ................ 11 pitch ................... 14 print quality................17 cancel..................15 proportional spacing ............... 14 Carriage return ................8 character set................6, 14 characters ..................17 condensed character..............14 control codes ................6 quadruple-density image mode..........
  • Page 315 2001/10/02 CHAPTER 7 IBM PROPRINTER - 22...
  • Page 316 2001/10/02 CHAPTER 8 BAR CODE CONTROL CHAPTER 8 BAR CODE CONTROL - 1...
  • Page 317 2001/10/02 ONTENTS 1. INTRODUCTION ............................3 2. PRINT BAR CODES OR EXPANDED CHARACTERS ..............4 3. DEFINITION OF PARAMETERS......................5 3.1. Bar Code Mode ..........................5 3.2. Bar Code Style, Expanded Character Shading, Line Block Drawing & Box Drawing Shading..5 3.3. Bar Code Scaling (Width only)......................6 3.4.
  • Page 318: Introduction

    2001/10/02 INTRODUCTION Some of the HL series printers can print bar codes in the HP LaserJet, EPSON FX-850, and IBM Proprinter XL emulation modes, refer to the printer User guide for information. CHAPTER 8 BAR CODE CONTROL - 3...
  • Page 319: Print Bar Codes Or Expanded Characters

    2001/10/02 PRINT BAR CODES OR EXPANDED CHARACTERS ESC i n ... n \ (27)(105)n ... n (92) <1Bh><69h>n ... n <5Ch> Creates bar codes or expanded characters according to the parameters “n n”. For further information about the parameters, see the following “Definition of Parameters.” This command must end with the “ \ ” code (5CH). CHAPTER 8 BAR CODE CONTROL - 4...
  • Page 320: Definition Of Parameters

    2001/10/02 DEFINITION OF PARAMETERS This bar code command can have the following parameters in the parameter segment (n ... n). Parameters are effective only within the single command sequence using the syntax ESC i n ... n \. They do not take effect in any subsequent bar code commands.
  • Page 321: Bar Code Scaling (Width Only)

    2001/10/02 Ÿ Line Block Drawing & Box Drawing Shading “S” 1 = Black 2 = Vertical stripes 3 = Horizontal stripes 4 = Cross hatch 3.3. Bar Code Scaling (Width only) n = “mnnn” or “Mnnn” (nnn = 0 ~ 32767) This parameter specifies the bar code width scaling.
  • Page 322: Bar Code, Expanded Character, Line, Block Drawing & Box Drawing Offset In The X-Axis

    2001/10/02 3.7. Bar Code, Expanded Character, Line, Block Drawing & Box Drawing Offset in the X-axis n = “xnnn” or “Xnnn” This parameter specifies the offset from the current print position in the “u”- or “U”-specified units. 3.8. Bar Code & Expanded Character Offset in the Y-axis n = “ynnn”...
  • Page 323: Bar Code Data Start

    2001/10/02 3.12. Bar Code Data Start n = “b” or “B” Data that follows “b” or “B” is read in as bar code data. Bar code data must end with the “ \ ” code (5CH), which also terminates this command. The acceptable bar code data is subject to the bar code mode selected by “t”...
  • Page 324: Box Drawing

    2001/10/02 When Code 128 Set A, Set B, or Set C is selected with the parameter “t12” or “12,” “t13” or “T13,” or “t14” or “T14” respectively: Code sets A, B and C are individually selectable. Set A encodes characters in the range Hex 00 to 5F. Set B encodes characters in the range Hex 20 to 7F.
  • Page 325: Example Program Listings

    2001/10/02 EXAMPLE PROGRAM LISTINGS 10 ' Barcode 20 WIDTH "LPT1:", 255 30 ' CODE 39 40 LPRINT CHR$(27); "it0r1s0x00y00b123456\"; 50 'INTER LEAVED 60 LPRINT CHR$(27); "it1r1s0x70y00b123456\"; 70 ' EAN-13 80 LPRINT CHR$(27); "it5r1s0x00y020b123456789012?\"; 90 LPRINT CHR$(27); "it5r1s0x70y020b123456789012?+12345\"; 100 ' UPC-A 110 LPRINT CHR$(27);...
  • Page 326 2001/10/02 CHAPTER 9 HP-GL GRAPHICS LANGUAGE CHAPTER 9 HP-GL - 1...
  • Page 327 2001/10/02 ONTENTS 1. COMMAND LIST ............................3 2. INTRODUCTION ............................4 2.1. HP-GL Syntax.............................4 2.2. Font Selection ............................4 2.3. Coordinate System and Printing Area....................4 2.3.1. Coordinate system........................... 4 2.3.2. Printing area............................ 5 3. COMMANDS ............................6 3.1. Initialization and Default Setting Instructions..................6 3.2. Plot Area and Unit Setting Instructions....................7 3.3.
  • Page 328: Command List

    2001/10/02 COMMAND LIST Default set instruction Initialize set instruction Input scaling point Scale Input window Rotate coordinate system Page feed Pen up Pen down Plot absolute Relative coordinate pen move Draw absolute arc Draw relative arc Circle plot Edge rectangle absolute Edge rectangle relative Edge wedge Fill rectangle absolute...
  • Page 329: Introduction

    2001/10/02 INTRODUCTION The HP-GL graphics mode emulates 40 out of 56 instructions for the HP 7475A plotter made by Hewlett-Packard. Default measurement unit in the HP-GL graphics mode is 1/1016"(0.025mm). 2.1. HP-GL Syntax A command consists of a two-letter instruction mnemonic, a parameter field (not needed for some instructions) and a terminator.
  • Page 330: Printing Area

    2001/10/02 2.3.2. Printing area (mm) 5 (HL-3400CN/3260N) Letter Legal CHAPTER 9 HP-GL - 5...
  • Page 331: Commands

    2001/10/02 COMMANDS 3.1. Initialization and Default Setting Instructions DF - Default set instruction DF[;] Returns the graphics mode to the default conditions. The following are the default settings. Function Equivalent Condition Instruction Plot mode Absolute plotting Relative character direction DR 1,0; Horizontal Line type Solid line...
  • Page 332 2001/10/02 Function Equivalent Condition Instruction Fill type Bi-directional fill, type 1 Fill distance 1% of distance from P1 to P2 Fill slant 0 degrees Pen thickness Set at 0.3 mm Pen condition Pen up Rotation Set at 0 degrees Scaling points Initialized according to paper size 3.2.
  • Page 333: Pen Control And Plot Instructions

    2001/10/02 IW - Input window IW [ X ] [;] X1-Window lower left X coordinate Y1-Window lower left Y coordinate X2-Window upper right X coordinate Y2-Window upper right Y coordinate This instruction sets the window inside which plotting can be performed. Graphic units are always used.
  • Page 334 2001/10/02 PU - Pen up PU [ X,Y [,...]] [;] X ; X coordinate of the cursor movement destination Y ; Y coordinate of the cursor movement destination X and Y are either relative or absolute, depending on whether a PA or a PR was the last plot command executed.
  • Page 335 2001/10/02 (X1, Y1) (Xn, Yn) (X2,Y2) (X3, Y3) Current position 10 '*** PAEX1 *** 20 LPRINT "IN;SP1;" 30 LPRINT "PA2000,6000;PD0,6000,2000,7500,2000,6000;PU2500,6000;" 40 LPRINT "PAPD4500,6000,2500,7500,2500,6000;PU10365,500;" 50 END <Sample 62> 10 ' *** PAEX2 *** 20 LPRINT "IN;SP1;SC0,100,0,100;" 30 LPRINT "PA50,30;PD25,30,50,50,50,30;PU55,30;" 40 LPRINT "PAPD80,30,55,50,55,30,PU;" 50 END <Sample 63>...
  • Page 336 2001/10/02 AA - Draw absolute arc AA [ X, Y, qc [, qd ]] [;] X ; Arc centre X coordinate Y ; Arc centre Y coordinate qc ; Arc angle in degrees qd ; Chord angle in degrees X and Y coordinates are absolute coordinates in user units or graphics units. Starting from the current position, plots an arc centred on the absolute coordinates X, Y having the specified arc angle and chord angle, with the radius being the distance between the current position and the point X,Y.
  • Page 337 2001/10/02 Plotting is performed only when the pen is down. When the pen is u p, plotting is not performed but the cursor position moves to the plot end point. When scaling has been performed, the cursor is moved by relative coordinates in user units. Also, when scaling has been performed, the values for X and Y are real numbers.
  • Page 338: The Polygon Group

    2001/10/02 10 '*** CIEX1 *** 20 LPRINT "IN;SP1;IP2650,1325,7650,6325;" 30 LPRINT "SC-100,100,-100,100;" 40 LPRINT "PA-60,50;CI40,45;" 50 LPRINT "PA60,50;CI40,30;" 60 LPRINT "PA-60,-50;CI40,15;" 70 LPRINT "PA60,-50;CI40,5;" 80 END <Sample 65> 10 '*** CIEX2 *** 20 LPRINT "IN;SP1;IP2650,1325,8650,7325;" 30 LPRINT "SC0,170,0,170;" 40 LPRINT "PA100,100;LT;CI10,5;LT0;CI-20,5;LT1;CI30,5;" 50 LPRINT "LT2;CI-40,5;LT3;CI50,5;LT4;CI- 60,5;LT5;CI70,5;LT6;CI80,5;"...
  • Page 339 2001/10/02 When there is no scaling, the coordinate values for X and Y are integer numbers. (X, Y) Current position 10 '*** EAEX *** 20 LPRINT "IN;SP1;PA7000,4000;" 30 LPRINT "PT.3;FT1;RA6000,3000;" 40 LPRINT "SP3,;EA6000,3000;" 50 LPRINT "SP4;FT3,100;RA8000,3000;" 60 LPRINT "SP3,;EA8000,3000;" 70 LPRINT "SP5;PT.3;FT2;RA8000,5000;" 80 LPRINT "SP3;EA8000,5000;"...
  • Page 340 2001/10/02 EW - Edge wedge EW r,q1,qc(,qd)[;] r ; Radius in user units or graphics units q1; Start point angle qc ; Arc angle qd ; Chord angle Plots a wedge centred on the current position with radius r, start point angle q1, arc angle qc and chord angle After plotting, the cursor returns to its point of origin.
  • Page 341 2001/10/02 RA - Fill rectangle absolute RA X, Y[;] X ; X coordinate of opposite angle for the rectangle Y ; Y coordinate of opposite angle for the rectangle X and Y coordinates are absolute coordinates in user units or graphics units. Fill in the rectangle formed by the current position and the opposite angle specified by X and Y.
  • Page 342 2001/10/02 WG - Fill wedge WG r,q1,qc(,qd)[;] r ; Radius in user units or graphics units q1 ; Start point angle qc ; Arc angle qd ; Chord angle Fill in a wedge centred on the current position with radius r, start point angle q1, arc angle qc and chord angle After plotting, the cursor returns to its point of origin.
  • Page 343: Plot Function Instructions

    2001/10/02 3.5. Plot Function Instructions Instruction Function Fill Type Line Type Pen Width Symbol Mode Select Pen Tick Length X Tick Y Tick Pen Thickness FT - Fill type FT [ n [, d [, q]]] [;] n : Fill type d : Fill interval (interval between the parallel lines of the area being filled) q : Fill angle (degrees ) Sets the fill type, interval and angle when filling an area.
  • Page 344 2001/10/02 PW-Pen width PW n[;] w ; width (unit = 1/300 inch) This command specifies the width of the currently selected pen. The value of w is an integer number from 1 to 10. SM - Symbol mode SM c[;] c ;...
  • Page 345: Character Plot Instructions

    2001/10/02 XT - X-axis tick XT [;] Plots vertical tick marks as specified by the TL instruction from the current position. After plotting, the cursor returns to its point of origin. Plotting is performed whether the pen is up or down. YT - Y-axis tick YT [;] Plots horizontal tick marks as specified by the TL instruction from the current position.
  • Page 346 2001/10/02 Character Set ANSI ASCII 9825 Character Set French/German Scandinavian Spanish/Latin American JIS ASCII ROMAN 8 Extensions ISO IRV ISO Swedish ISO Swedish for Names ISO Norway, Version 1 ISO German ISO French ISO Kingdom ISO Italian ISO Spanish ISO Portuguese ISO Norway, Version 2 SS - Select standard character set SS [;]...
  • Page 347 2001/10/02 LB - Character plot LB [ cs ] < terminator > [;] cs : character string Plots character strings, numerical expressions, variables etc. Plotting is performed whether the pen is up or down. After plotting, the cursor moves to the position of the next character. 10 '*** LBEX1 *** 20 LPRINT "SP2;PA1000,4000;"...
  • Page 348 2001/10/02 DR - Relative direction DR [ run, rise ] [;] run : X direction component rise : Y direction component A percentage of the distance in the X and Y directions between P1 and P2 is used as the units Specifies the character plot direction.
  • Page 349 2001/10/02 10 '*** SIEX1 *** 20 LPRINT "IN;SP1;PA1000,1000;" 30 LPRINT "SI2,1.5;LBLASER";CHR$(3) 40 END <Sample 86> 10 '*** SIEX2 *** 20 LPRINT "IN;SP1;PA5000,3000:" 30 LPRINT "SI-.35,.35;LBCHARACTER";CHR$(3) 40 END <Sample 87> 10 '*** SIEX3 *** 20 LPRINT "IN;SP1;PA5000,3000;" 30 LPRINT "SI.35,-.35;LBCHARACTER";CHR$(3) 40 END <Sample 88>...
  • Page 350 2001/10/02 10 '"*** SLEX *** 20 LPRINT "DF;SP1;SI1.3,1.3;PA100,6000;" 30 LPRINT "SL2;LBLASER";CHR$(3) 40 LPRINT "SL-2;PR3000,0;LBLASER";CHR$(3) 50 END <Sample 91> UC - User-defined character UC X1, Y1, X2, Y2..., Xn, Yn[;] Xi : Number of grids in X direction Yi : Number of grids in Y direction Draws user-generated character or symbol.
  • Page 351: Dual Context Extensions

    2001/10/02 3.7. Dual Context Extensions Set High resolution control (Brother original) EscCRRO This command sets high resolution control off. EscCRRL This command sets high resolution control light level. EscCRRM This command sets high resolution control medium level. EscCRRD This command sets high resolution control dark level. User reset (Brother original) EscCR!#R # can be 0, 1 or 2.
  • Page 352 2001/10/02 INDEX Absolute direction ..............22 Pen down..................9 Alternate character set ............20 Pen thickness select ..............20 Pen up..................9 Pen width................... 19 Plot absolute................9 printing area................5 Character plot..............22, 23 character set................4 Character slant................24 Circle plot...................12 Relative coordinate pen move..........10 Relative direction ..............
  • Page 353: Appendix A Comparison List

    10/5/2001 APPENDIX A COMPARISON LIST APPENDIX A -COMPARISON LIST-1...
  • Page 354 10/5/2001 ONTENTS PCL5/5E....................3 Typeface Selection (PCL) .................15 HP-GL/2....................17 EPSON FX-850..................19 IBM PROPRINTER XL ................22 BAR CODE.....................24 HP-GL.....................25 PJL......................27 General PJL Environment Variables............33 PCL Specific Variables ................38 PostScript Specific Variables ..............40 EPSON Specific Variables ................41 IBM Specific Variables ................42 APPENDIX A -COMPARISON LIST-2...
  • Page 355: Pcl5/5E

    10/5/2001 In this chapter, you can find which commands are supported by your printer. PCL5/5e COMMAND 1050 1070 1250/ 1270N/ P2500 1660e 2060 2400 3400CN 1650/ 3260N 2460 C/C e 1670N 1450 1470N Esc&k#G Line Termination Esc&s#C End of Line Wrap EscY Display Function ON EscZ...
  • Page 356 10/5/2001 COMMAND 1050 1070 1250/ 1270N/ P2500 1660e 2060 2400 3400CN 1650/ 3260N 2460 C/C e 1670N 1450 1470N Esc&l45A Pape r Size JIS B5 Esc&l46A Paper Size JIS B4 Esc&l100A Paper Size Esc&l1024A Paper Size Esc&l1025A Paper Size Esc&l1026A Paper Size Esc&l1028A Paper Size...
  • Page 357 10/5/2001 COMMAND 1050 1070 1250/ 1270N/ P2500 1660e 2060 2400 3400CN 1650/ 3260N 2460 C/C e 1670N 1450 1470N Esc&l90A Paper Size Esc&l91A Paper Size Esc&l101A Paper Size Free Size Esc&l0H Paper Eject Esc&l1H Upper Upper Primary Tray Feeder1 Tray1 Tray1 Tray1 Tray1...
  • Page 358 10/5/2001 COMMAND 1050 1070 1250/ 1270N/ P2500 1660e 2060 2400 3400CN 1650/ 3260N 2460 C/C e 1670N 1450 1470N Esc&l8H Optional Tray Tray3 Tray3 Tray3 Esc&l9H Optional Tray Tray4 Tray4 Esc&l100H Tray ID 1 Tray ID Tray ID Esc&l101H Tray ID 2 Tray ID Tray ID Esc&l102H...
  • Page 359 10/5/2001 COMMAND 1050 1070 1250/ 1270N/ P2500 1660e 2060 2400 3400CN 1650/ 3260N 2460 C/C e 1670N 1450 1470N EscE Printer Reset EscCR!#R User Reset Escz Self-test Esc%-12345X Esc&u#D Unit of Measure Esc&a#L Left Margin Esc&a#M Right Margin Esc9 Clear Side Margin Esc&l#E Top Margin Esc&l#C...
  • Page 360 10/5/2001 COMMAND 1050 1070 1250/ 1270N/ P2500 1660e 2060 2400 3400CN 1650/ 3260N 2460 C/C e 1670N 1450 1470N Esc*p#Y Position(dot) Esc&a#V Vertical Position(decipoint) Esc&a#C Horizontal Position(column) Esc&a#H Horizontal Position(decipoint) Esc*p#X Horizontal Position(dot) Esc&f0S Push Cursor Position Esc&f1S Pop Cursor Position Esc= Half-line Feed Esc&l#O...
  • Page 361 10/5/2001 COMMAND 1050 1070 1250/ 1270N/ P2500 1660e 2060 2400 3400CN 1650/ 3260N 2460 C/C e 1670N 1450 1470N Secondary Font Select Primary Font Select Esc*c#R Symbol Set ID Set Esc(f#W Define Symbol Set Esc*c#S Symbol Set Control Esc(symbol ID Esc(s#C, Esc)s#C Character Set...
  • Page 362 10/5/2001 COMMAND 1050 1070 1250/ 1270N/ P2500 1660e 2060 2400 3400CN 1650/ 3260N 2460 C/C e 1670N 1450 1470N Esc(s#T, Esc)s#T Typeface Esc&p#X Transparent Print Esc&d#D, Esc&d@ Auto Underline Esc*c#D Download Font Font ID Set Esc*c#F Download Font Control #:0~6 #:0~6 #:0~6 #:0~6,10...
  • Page 363 10/5/2001 COMMAND 1050 1070 1250/ 1270N/ P2500 1660e 2060 2400 3400CN 1650/ 3260N 2460 C/C e 1670N 1450 1470N Esc*v#N Select Source Transparency Mode Esc*v#O Select Pattern Transparency Mode Esc*c#G Pattern ID Setting Esc*c#W Define Pattern Esc*p#R Set Pattern Reference Point Esc*c#Q User-defined Pattern Control...
  • Page 364 10/5/2001 COMMAND 1050 1070 1250/ 1270N/ P2500 1660e 2060 2400 3400CN 1650/ 3260N 2460 C/C e 1670N 1450 1470N Esc*t#R Resolution Setting #:75,100, #:75,100, #:75,100, #:75,100, #:75,100, #:75,100, #:75,100, #:75,100, #:75,100, 150, 150, 150, 150, 150, 150, 150, 150, 150, 200, 200, 200,...
  • Page 365 10/5/2001 COMMAND 1050 1070 1250/ 1270N/ P2500 1660e 2060 2400 3400CN 1650/ 3260N 2460 C/C e 1670N 1450 1470N Esc%#B Enter HP-GL/2 Mode Esc*c0T Set Picture Frame Anchor Point Esc*c#Y Picture Frame Vertical size Esc*c#X Picture Frame Horizontal size Esc*c#L HP-GL2 Plot Vertical Size Esc*c#K...
  • Page 366 10/5/2001 COMMAND 1050 1070 1250/ 1270N/ P2500 1660e 2060 2400 3400CN 1650/ 3260N 2460 C/C e 1670N 1450 1470N Esc&f8X Delete Current Macro Esc&f9X Make Temporary Macro Esc&f10X Make Permanent Macro Esc&f1030X Delete All Macro from Card Esc&f1036X Delete Current Macro from Card Esc&f1038X Save Current Macro into...
  • Page 367: Typeface Selection (Pcl)

    10/5/2001 Typeface Selection (PCL) COMMAND TYPEFACE 1050 1070 1250/ 1270N/ P2500 1660e 2060 2400 3400CN 1650/ 3260N 2460 C/Ce 1670N 1450 1470N Esc(s129T Anelia Esc(s128T Brougham Esc(s130T Letter Gothic Esc(s104T OCR-A Esc(s110T OCR-B Esc(s152T Helsinki Esc(s153T Tennessee Esc(s154T Helsinki Narrow Esc(s155T Atlanta Esc(s156T...
  • Page 368 10/5/2001 COMMAND TYPEFACE 1050 1070 1250/ 1270N/ P2500 1660e 2060 2400 3400CN 1650/ 3260N 2460 C/Ce 1670N 1450 1470N Esc(s16602T Helsinki Esc(s16901T Tennessee Esc(s31402T W Dingbats ESC(s134T Bermuda Script ESC(s132T Germany ESC(s133T San Diego ESC(s135T US Roman APPENDIX A -COMPARISON LIST-16...
  • Page 369 10/5/2001 HP-GL/2 COMMAND HL-1050/1070/1250/1270N/1450/1470N/P2500/1660e/2060/2400C/2400Ce/3400CN/1650/1670N/3260N/2460 APPENDIX A -COMPARISON LIST-17...
  • Page 370 10/5/2001 COMMAND HL-1050/1070/1250/1270N/1450/1470N/P2500/1660e/2060/2400C/2400Ce/3400CN/1650/1670N/3260N/2460 APPENDIX A -COMPARISON LIST-18...
  • Page 371 10/5/2001 Epson FX-850 COMMAND HL-1050/1070/1250/1270N/1450/1470N /P2500/1660e/2060/2400C/2400Ce/3400CN/1650/1670N/3260N/2460 Esc SP n Esc a n Esc $ n1 n2 Esc \ n1 n2 Esc < Esc > Esc # Esc @ Esc CR!#R Esc EM n Esc C n Esc C NUL n Esc l n Esc Q n Esc N n...
  • Page 372 10/5/2001 COMMAND HL-1050/1070/1250/1270N/1450/1470N /P2500/1660e/2060/2400C/2400Ce/3400CN/1650/1670N/3260N/2460 Esc b n m1 m2 m3 ... Esc / n Esc P Esc M Esc p n Esc SI Esc E Esc F Esc G Esc H Esc W n Esc SO Esc 4 Esc 5 Esc S n Esc T Esc w n...
  • Page 373 10/5/2001 COMMAND HL-1050/1070/1250/1270N/1450/1470N /P2500/1660e/2060/2400C/2400Ce/3400CN/1650/1670N/3260N/2460 Esc ? n m Esc ^ a n1 n2 Esc K n1 n2 Esc L n1 n2 Esc Y n1 n2 Esc Z n1 n2 APPENDIX A -COMPARISON LIST-21...
  • Page 374: Ibm Proprinter Xl

    10/5/2001 IBM ProPrinter XL COMMAND HL-1050/1070/1250/1270N/1450/1470N/P2500/1660e/2060/2400C/2400Ce/3400CN/1650/1670N/3260N/2460 Esc 5 n Esc Q 22 Esc Q 3 Esc CR ! #R Esc EM n Esc C n Esc C NUL n Esc X m n Esc N n Esc O Esc 0 Esc 1 Esc A n Esc 2...
  • Page 375 10/5/2001 COMMAND HL-1050/1070/1250/1270N/1450/1470N/P2500/1660e/2060/2400C/2400Ce/3400CN/1650/1670N/3260N/2460 Esc P n Esc E Esc F Esc W n Esc S n Esc T Esc - n Esc _ n Esc [ @ n1n2n3n4n5n6 Esc \ n1 n2 Esc ^ Esc I n Esc = n1 n2 20 n3 Esc K n1 n2 Esc L n1 n2 Esc Y n1 n2...
  • Page 376: Bar Code

    10/5/2001 BAR CODE COMMAND HL-1050/1070/1250/1270N/1450/1470N /P2500/1660e/2060/2400C/2400Ce/3400CN/1650/1670N/3260N/2460 CODE 39 Interleaved 2 of 5 FIM(US-Post Net) Post Net EAN8,EAN13, UPC A UPC E Codabar UPS Code128 set A UPS Code128 set B UPS Code128 set C ISBN(EAN) ISBN(UPC-E) EAN128 set A EAN 128 set B EAN 128 set C APPENDIX A -COMPARISON LIST-24...
  • Page 377: Hp-Gl

    10/5/2001 HP-GL COMMAND HL-1050 HL-1070 HL-2060 HL-2460 1250/ 1270N/ P2500 1660e 2400C/ 3400CN 1650/ 3260N 1670N 1450 1470N APPENDIX A -COMPARISON LIST-25...
  • Page 378 10/5/2001 COMMAND HL-1050 HL-1070 HL-2060 HL-2460 1250/ 1270N/ P2500 1660e 2400C/ 3400CN 1650/ 3260N 1670N 1450 1470N APPENDIX A -COMPARISON LIST-26...
  • Page 379: Pjl

    10/5/2001 PJL commands are supported by HL-1050, HL-1070, HL-1250, HL-1270N/1450/1470N, HL-P2500, HL-1660e, HL-2060, HL-2400C, HL-2400Ce, HL-3400CN, HL-1650, HL-1670N, HL-3260N and HL-2460. Other our printers does not support PJL. COMMAND HL-1050 HL-1070 HL-P2500 HL-1660e HL-2060 HL-1650/ HL-3260N HL-2460 1250/1450 1270N/1470 2400C/Ce/, 1670N 3400CN Esc%-...
  • Page 380 10/5/2001 @PJL EXECUTE SHUTDOWN, DEMOPAGE, RESIFONT, PERMFONT, PRTCONFIG, TESTPRINT DEMOPAG TESTPRINT operation , RESIFONT, TESTPRINT PERMFONT , RESIFONT, PERMFONT PRTCONFI PRTCONFI BRNETDEF AULT, LAMINATE, BRNETINIT ROTATERO LLER, ENTBRNET BRNETDEF TEST, AULT, EXITBRNE BRNETINIT TTEST, NVCLR ENTBRNET TEST, EXITBRNE TTEST, ITEM, SERVICEIN @PJL <…...
  • Page 381 10/5/2001 COMMAND HL-1050 HL-1070 HL-1270N/ HL-P2500 HL-1660e, HL-2060 HL-1650/ HL-3260N HL-2460 1250/1450 1470N 2400C/Ce/, 1670N 3400CN @PJL JOB [NAME = [NAME = "job name"] [START = first page] [END = last page] [PASSWORD = "password"] [<CR>]<LF> "job name"] [START = first page] [END = last page]...
  • Page 382 10/5/2001 @PJL SET <… <… <… <… <… <… <… [LPARM : personality] variable = value [<CR>]<LF> @PJL <… <… <… <… <… <… <… INQUIRE [LPARM : personality] variable [<CR>]<LF> COMMAND HL-1050 HL-1070 HL-1270N/ HL-P2500 HL-1660e, HL-2060 HL-1650/ HL-3260N HL-2460 1250/1450 1470N...
  • Page 383 10/5/2001 @PJL INFO <… <… <… <… <… <… <… <… <… <… STATUS [<CR>]<LF> @PJL INFO <… <… <… <… <… <… <… <… <… <… VARIABLES [<CR>]<LF> @PJL INFO <… <… <… <… <… <… <… <… <… <…...
  • Page 384 10/5/2001 @PJL <… <… <… <… <… <… <… <… <… <… RDYMSG DISPLAY = "message" [<CR>]<LF> @PJL <… <… <… <… <… <… <… <… <… <… OPMSG DISPLAY = "message" [<CR>]<LF> @PJL <… <… <… <… <… <… <…...
  • Page 385 10/5/2001 General PJL Environment Variables GENERAL PJL HL-1050 HL-1070 HL-1250/ HL-P2500 HL-1660e/ HL-3400CN HL-1650/ HL-3260N HL-2460 ENVIRONME 1270N/1450/ 2060 2400C/Ce 1670N 1470N VARIABLES COPIES 1~200 1~200 1~999 1~999 1~999 1~999 1~999 1~999 1~999 1~999 PAPER LETTER, LETTER, LETTER, LETTER, LETTER, LETTER, LETTER, LETTER,...
  • Page 386 10/5/2001 RESOLUTION 300, 600 300, 600 300, 600,1200 300, 600 300, 600 300, 600 300, 600 300, 600, 300, 600 300, 600, (HL-1660e) 1200 1200 300, 600, 1200 (HL- 2060) PERSONALIT AUTO, PCL, AUTO, PCL, AUTO, PCL, AUTO, PCL, AUTO, PCL, AUTO, PCL, AUTO, PCL, AUTO, PCL,...
  • Page 387 10/5/2001 INTRAY1SIZE LETTER, LETTER, LETTER, LETTER, LETTER, LEGAL, A4, LEGAL, A4, LEGAL, A4, LEGAL, LEGAL, EXECUTIVE EXECUTIVE EXICUTIVE, EXECUTIVE EXECUTIVE , COM10, , COM10, B5, JIS B5, , A3, A4, B5, , A4, JISB5, MONARCH, DL, B5 LEDGER, A5, A6, B5, A5, B6, C5, DL, B5, A3, JIS B4,...
  • Page 388 10/5/2001 ECONOLEVE XOFFSET -500~500 -500~500 -500~500 -500~500 -500~500 -500~500 -500~500 -500~500 -104~500 -500~500 YOFFSET -500~500 -500~500 -500~500 -500~500 -500~500 -500~500 -500~500 -500~500 -500~500 -500~500 TIMEOUTEM 1~99 1~99 1~99 1~99 1~99 1~99 1~99 1~99 1~99 PRIORITY EPSON, IBM EPSON, IBM EPSON, IBM EPSON, IBM EPSON, IBM EPSON, IBM EPSON, IBM EPSON, IBM EPSON, IBM AUTOFF ON, OFF...
  • Page 389 10/5/2001 KEEPPCL ON, OFF ON, OFF ON, OFF ON, OFF ON, OFF ON, OFF ON, OFF ON, OFF (HL-1270N only) DOUBLESTRI ON, OFF ON, OFF ON, OFF ON, OFF ON, OFF ON, OFF DUPLEX ON, OFF ON, OFF ON, OFF ON, OFF ON, OFF BINDING...
  • Page 390: Pcl Specific Variables

    10/5/2001 PCL Specific Variables PCL SPECIFIC VARIABLES HL-1050, HL-1070, HL-1250, HL-1660e, HL-2060, HL- HL-1650/1670N HL-3260N, HL-2460 HL-1270N/1450/1470N , HL- 2400C/Ce, HL-3400CN P2500 FONTSOURCE I, S I, C, C1, S I, S I, C1, C2, S FONTNUMBER 0,1,2, ...n 0,1,2, ...n 0-0x7FFFFFF 0-0x7FFFFFF PITCH...
  • Page 391 10/5/2001 AUTOSKIP ON, OFF ON, OFF ON, OFF ON, OFF APPENDIX A -COMPARISON LIST-39...
  • Page 392: Postscript Specific Variables

    10/5/2001 PostScript Specific Variables POSTSCRIPT HL-1050 HL-1070 HL-1250/1450 HL-P2500 HL-1660e, HL-3260 HL-2460 SPECIFIC 1270N/1470N 1650/1670N HL-2060, VARIABLES HL-2400C/Ce, HL-3400CN PRTPSERRS ON, OFF ON, OFF ON, OFF ON, OFF ON, OFF ON, OFF ORIENTATION PORTRAIT, PORTRAIT, PORTRAIT, PORTRAIT, PORTRAIT, PORTRAIT, LANDSCAP LANDSCAP LANDSCAP LANDSCAP...
  • Page 393: Epson Specific Variables

    10/5/2001 EPSON Specific Variables EPSON SPECIFIC HL-1050, HL-1070, HL-P2500 HL-1660e, HL-2060, HL-1650/1670N HL-2460 HL-3260N VARIABLES HL-1250, HL- HL-2400C/Ce, 1270N/1450/1470N HL-3400CN ORIENTAION PORTRAIT PORTRAIT PORTRAIT PORTRAIT PORTRAIT PORTRAIT LANDSCAPE LANDSCAPE LANDSCAPE LANDSCAPE LANDSCAPE LANDSCAPE LEFTMARGIN 0 ~145 0 ~126 columns 0 ~145 columns 0 ~126 columns 0 ~126 columns columns...
  • Page 394: Ibm Specific Variables

    10/5/2001 IBM Specific Variables IBM SPECIFIC HL-1050, HL-1070, HL-P2500 HL-1660C, HL-2060, HL-1650/1670N HL-3260N HL-2460 VARIABLES HL-1250, HL- HL-2400C/Ce, HL- 1270N/1450/1470N 3400CN ORIENTATION PORTRAIT, PORTRAIT, PORTRAIT, PORTRAIT, PORTRAIT, LANDSCAPE LANDSCAPE LANDSCAPE LANDSCAPE LANDSCAPE LEFTMARGIN 0 ~145 columns 0 ~126 columns 0 ~145 columns 0 ~126 columns 0 ~126 columns RIGHTMARGIN...
  • Page 395: Appendix B Flash/Pcmcia Card Commands

    2001/10/02 APPENDIX B FLASH/PCMCIA CARD COMMANDS <For HL-1270N/1470N/1660e/2060/2400C/2400Ce/3400CN /1650/1670N/2460/3260N Only> APPENDIX B - FLASH/PCMCIA CARD COMMANDS - 1...
  • Page 396 2001/10/02 ONTENTS 1. INTRODUCTION ..........................3 2. HOW TO READ THE CARD COMMANDS SPECIFICATION..........4 2.1 Commands..........................4 2.2 Available Devices ........................4 2.3 Description ..........................4 2.4 Error............................4 3. COMMANDS ..........................5 3.1 Select Storage Dvice Command (For HL-2060/2400C/2400Ce/3400CN/2460/3260N Only)............5 3.2 Format Command........................
  • Page 397: Introduction

    2001/10/02 INTRODUCTION The Flash/Card Commands described in this chapter are applicable to the HL-1270N / 1470N / 1660e / 2060 / 2400C / 2400Ce / 3400CN / 1650 / 1670N / 2460 / 3260N printers only. The following types of devices can be used for the printers;...
  • Page 398: How To Read The Card Commands Specification

    2001/10/02 HOW TO READ THE CARD COMMANDS SPECIFICATION Each command is described in the following four sections of this manual. Commands Command data sequences and syntax. ESC or CR stands for 0x1b or 0x0d as follows; ESC ----0x1b CR ---- 0x0d Available Devices The supported memory card devices which can be used for each command are represented in this manual using the abbreviations as follows.
  • Page 399: Commands

    2001/10/02 COMMANDS Select Storage Device Command (For HL-2060/2400C/2400Ce/3400CN/2460/3260N Only) Command ESC CR ! 12358F Slot No ** Slot No = 1 Slot No = 2 (Slot No. 2 is not used for the HL-2460/3260N.) Slot No = 3 (Internal HDD) Default = 1 Available Devices F, A, H...
  • Page 400: Format Command

    2001/10/02 Format Command 3.2.1 Physical format Command ESC CR ! 12340F Available Devices F, A, H, I Description This command executes a physical format for the storage device. This will delete all existing data on the device. When two devices are installed into the printer, the command formats the device specified by the select storage device command.
  • Page 401 2001/10/02 Save Data Command 3.3.1 Save specified type Command ESC CR ! 12345F type(4byte) size(4byte) data... ** type = MCRO, DATA Available Devices F, A, H Description This command saves data of the specified type with the data ID which is set with the ESC & f # Y (Macro ID Configuration) command.
  • Page 402: Save Data Command

    2001/10/02 Data 3.4.1 Save data Command ESC CR ! 12347F ID(2byte) size(4byte) data... Available Devices F, A, H Description This command saves data which is sent from the PC with the specified ID onto the device. If there is insufficient memory in the printer to store the data, a memory full error occurs. When the printer supports two or more storage devices, the command saves the data onto the device specified by the select storage device command.
  • Page 403: Font

    2001/10/02 Font 3.5.1 Save primary font Command ESC CR ! 12343F Available Devices F, A, H, I Description This command saves the primary font which is currently selected into the device. The primary font can also be saved by control panel operation. The ID specified with the ESC * c # D (Font ID ) command is used for registration.
  • Page 404: Delete Download Font With Specified Id

    2001/10/02 3.5.3 Delete all download fonts Command ESC * c 1028F Available Devices F, A, H, I Description This command deletes all the download fonts which are saved in the device. When two devices are installed into the printer, the command deletes the download fonts in the device specified by the select storage device command.
  • Page 405: Save Download Font With Specified Id

    2001/10/02 3.5.5 Save download font with specified ID Command ESC * c 1029F Available Devices F, A, H, I Description This command saves the font with the ID which is specified with the ESC * C # D (Font ID) command. When two devices are installed into the printer, the command saves the download fonts in the device specified by the select storage device command.
  • Page 406: Macro

    2001/10/02 Macro 3.6.1 Delete all macros Command ESC & f 1030X Available Devices F, A, H, I Description This command deletes all the macros which are saved in the device. When two devices are installed into the printer, the command deletes all the macros in the device specified by the select storage device command.
  • Page 407: Save Macro With Specified Id

    2001/10/02 3.6.3 Save macro with specified ID Command ESC & f 1038X Available Devices F, A, H, I Description This command saves a macro with the ID which is specified with the ESC & f # Y (Macro ID Configuration) command on the device. When two devices are installed into the printer, the command saves the macros on the device specified by the select storage device command.
  • Page 408: Save Image (Printing Location Not Fixed)

    2001/10/02 Save image 3.6.5 (Printing location not fixed) Command ESC CR ! 12350F Available Device Description After transferring the last print data into the image data area, this command saves the data with the ID which is specified with the ESC & f # Y (Macro ID Configuration) command as a PCL command on the device.
  • Page 409 2001/10/02 Copy Card (For HL-1660e/2060/2400C/2400Ce/3400CN/2460/3260N Only) Command ESC CR ! 12357F Available Devices F, A Description 1) Flash memory card After executing a logical format on the transfer device, this command copies to the transfer device only when the two devices have the same memory size. It is essential that the transfer device has already been formatted.
  • Page 410: Use Card Commands From Pcl

    2001/10/02 USE CARD COMMANDS FROM PCL Execute Macros Command ESC & l 2 X Execute Macro ESC & l 3 X Call Macro ESC & l 4 X Macro Overlay Available Devices F, A, H, I Description The macros saved in the device can be executed from the PCL command language as well as saving macros in the printer memory.
  • Page 411: Use Download Fonts

    2001/10/02 Use Download Fonts Command ESC ( # X Designates soft font # as Primary ESC ) # X Designates soft font # as Secondary ** # = font ID number Available Devices F, A, H, I Description The download fonts saved in the device can be selected from the PCL command language as well as saving download fonts in printer memory.
  • Page 412: Use Card Commands From Postscript

    2001/10/02 USE CARD COMMANDS FROM POSTSCRIPT The PostScript emulation recognizes the storage device as a hard disk (except a Flash memory card) and the PostScript file operation allows you to read/write data on these devices. (i.e.) Create the file named “test” and write the data, “This is a data string” onto the device which is inserted into Slot 1.
  • Page 413: Appendix Chbp Mode Commands

    2001/10/02 APPENDIX C HBP MODE COMMANDS <For HL-820/1020/1040 Only> APPENDIX C HBP MODE COMMANDS - 1...
  • Page 414 2001/10/02 ONTENTS 1. DESCRIPTIONS.............................3 2. COMMAND TO ENTER HBP MODE....................4 3. HBP COMMANDS ..........................5 3.1 Command List.............................5 3.2 Commands (Detailed Explanation).....................6 3.2.1 Resolution setting commands ......................6 3.2.2 Economy mode setting commands..................... 6 3.2.3 Sleep mode setting commands ......................7 3.2.4 Mode setting commands ........................
  • Page 415: Descriptions

    2001/10/02 DESCRIPTIONS The HBP mode commands can be used for the HL-820/1020/1040 printers only. The following commands and syntax are used in these specifications. Description: meaning or code <Esc>: 0 x 1b <Space>: 0 x 20 <LF>: 0 x 0a 1byte of data sign for combining data ( This is not a control code.) (••••)B:...
  • Page 416: Command To Enter Hbp Mode

    2001/10/02 COMMAND TO ENTER HBP MODE Command <ESC>%-12345X@PJL<LF> @PJL<Space>ENTER<Space>LANGUAGE<Space>=<Space>HBP<LF> Function The printer enters the HBP mode when this command is received. Explanation The printer can receive this command when it is in the idle condition (during HP emulation, IBM emulation, Epson emulation and Auto emulation for HL-1040).
  • Page 417: Hbp Commands

    2001/10/02 HBP COMMANDS An HBP command is composed of ‘@’ + an Uppercase Alphabetic character + parameters (not necessary for some commands). Command List <Character string> <Functions> Reserved Reserved Not used Speed setting for Centronics I/F Economy mode setting Form feed Data input Not used Information request...
  • Page 418 2001/10/02 Commands (Detailed Explanation) 3.2.1 Resolution setting commands Command @L + * Function This command sets the printer resolution. Command Resolution @ L+ (00000000)B 600dpi (Default) @ L+ (00000101)B 300dpi @ L+ (00001010)B 150dpi Explanation The resolution is set when the printer receives this command. This command is applied from the next page printed after the FormFeed command after this command is sent (i.e.
  • Page 419 2001/10/02 3.2.3 Sleep mode setting commands Command @T+ * Function This command sets the sleep time in minutes. Explanation This command is valid immediately after the printer receives the command. The command is valid until one of the following occurs. (1) The printer receives the Exit command.
  • Page 420 2001/10/02 3.2.4 Mode setting commands Command @M+* Function This command allows various error mode operations to be set. 1 byte, used as 8 bits, that follows the @M command select the settings for each mode. Bit0:0 = The printer clears the input buffer when a Paper Jam error or Undefined Code error occurs. The printer does not recover automatically from a Print Overrun error.
  • Page 421 2001/10/02 3.2.5 Engine related setting commands Command @J+* Function This command allows the setting of engine related commands. Each setting depends on the value of the 3 byte command string. @J+CHR$ (0) +CHR$ (n): Sets Media Type This command allows the printer to change the temperature control for the fuser unit when printing. n=0: Regular (Default) n=1:...
  • Page 422 2001/10/02 3.2.7 Graphic data input commands Command @G+[data length(3bytes)]+data Function The 3 bytes of data following the @G command shows the length of the data, N. The N bytes following this 3 byte header is handled as graphic data. (Example) fprintf(fp,”@G%c%c%c”, (char)((data_length>>16)&0xff), (char)((data_length>>8)&0xff),...
  • Page 423: Graphic Data Format

    2001/10/02 Graphic Data Format The data format, which follows the @G+ [number of data bytes (3 bytes)] command, is as shown below. the number of command byte 1 modified data 1 command byte 2 modified data 2 command bytes for raster 1 the number of command byte 1...
  • Page 424 2001/10/02 The 5th byte data onward is replaced by the twelve data bytes AAh. 11101010b,02h,Aah When the replacement position and the amount of replacement data are overflow, the next data byte becomes an Expansion Offset Byte. However, if the number is FFh, 00h is added. The number of command bytes = 300, FFh+2Dh The number of command bytes = 510, FFh+FFh+00h If there are more than two command bytes for 1 raster, the replacement position for the second command...
  • Page 425 2001/10/02 RECOMMENDED COMMAND STRING The command strings below shows the recommended command stream for two pages of a print job. <Esc>%-12345X@PJL<LF> used for HL-820/1020/1040 @PJL DEFAULT AUTOSLEEP=0<LF> used for HL-820/1020/1040 @PJL DEFAULT TIMEOUTSLEEP= 15<LF> used for HL-820/1020/1040 <Esc>%-12345X@PJL<LF> @PJL ENTER LANGUAGE = HBP<LF> Enter into HBP mode @L<00H>...
  • Page 426 2001/10/02 APPENDIX C HBP MODE COMMANDS - 14...
  • Page 427: Commands (Detailed Explanation)

    2001/10/02 APPENDIX D REFERENCE LIST OF MX-2000/4000/5000 SERIES UNIQUE COMMANDS APPENDIX D REFERENCE LIST OF MX-2000/4000/5000 SERIES UNIQUE COMMANDS - 1...
  • Page 428 2001/10/02 ONTENTS 1. INTRODUCTION ......................3 2. GENERAL SPECIFICATION ..................4 3. COMMAND REFERENCE LIST...................5 3.1. Commands Descriptions .................... 5 3.1.1. PJL output tray & mode setting .................5 3.1.2. PJL mailbox protection & bin number setting ..............6 3.1.3. PJL avoidance of mailbox bin full................6 3.1.4.
  • Page 429: Introduction

    2001/10/02 INTRODUCTION This manual covers the general specifications and the command reference list of the MX-2000 series (MX-2001 / MX-2002 / MX-2003), MX-4000 series (MX-4100 / MX-4200 / MX-4300) and MX-5000 Mailbox units. The MX- 2000 series Mailbox units are optionally installed onto the HL-2060 printer, the MX-4000 series are optionally installed onto the HL-2460 printer, and MX-5000 series are optionally installed onto the HL-3260 printer.
  • Page 430: General Specification

    2001/10/02 GENERAL SPECIFICATION The Mailbox unit is an option for the HL-2060, HL-2460 or HL-3260 printer and the MX-2000/4000 series composed of three types of units. The MX-2001/4100 Lower Mailbox unit consists of five bins. The MX- 2002/4200 Upper Mailbox unit is additionally installed onto the MX-2001/4100 and also consists of five bins. The MX-2003/4300 Mailbox unit consists of ten bins.
  • Page 431: Command Reference List

    2001/10/02 COMMAND REFERENCE LIST This section describes the specific commands as listed below used to support the functions of the Mailbox unit. 1) PJL output tray & mode setting 2) PJL mailbox protection & bin number setting 3) PJL avoidance of output bin full 4) PCL output tray setting 5) PS output tray &...
  • Page 432 2001/10/02 3.1.2. PJL mailbox protection & bin number setting Format @PJL SET/DEFAULT MAILBOXPROTECT=TrayNumber Parameter TrayNumber <HL-2060/2460> Lower unit: #1 to 5 from bottom to top Lower unit + Upper unit: #1 to 10 from bottom to top <HL-3260> #1 to 4 from bottom to top Default = 0 Explanation This command sets the bins with numbers larger than the TrayNumber specified as mailbox use only.
  • Page 433 2001/10/02 3.1.4. PCL output tray setting Command Esc&l#G (27)(38)(108)#(71) <1Bh><38h><6ch>#<47h> Parameter # denotes the output tray. Select the printer face-down output tray. Select #1 bin of the Mailbox unit. Select #2 bin of the Mailbox unit. Select #3 bin of the Mailbox unit. Select #4 bin of the Mailbox unit.
  • Page 434 2001/10/02 Explanation This operator selects the specified output tray and output mode. This operator is ignored when no tray is specified. The ‘1’ and ‘2’ parameters are executed for all output trays other than ones which are defined and protected as mailboxes.
  • Page 435 2001/10/02 3.1.6. PS mailbox protection & bin number setting Command <HL-2060> # setoutputprotect <HL-2460/3260> <</BROutbinProtect #>> setpagedevice Parameter <HL-2060/2460> Lower unit: #1 to 5 from bottom to top Lower unit + Upper unit: #1 to 10 from bottom to top <HL-3260>...
  • Page 436 2001/10/02 APPENDIX E REFERENCE LIST OF FS-5050 UNIQUE COMMANDS APPENDIX E REFERENCE LIST OF FS-5050 SERIES UNIQUE COMMANDS - 1...
  • Page 437 2001/10/02 ONTENTS 1. INTRODUCTION ........................3 2. GENERAL SPECIFICATION ...................3 3. COMMAND REFERENCE LIST..................3 3.1. Commands Descriptions ....................4 3.1.1. PJL output tray ......................4 3.1.2. PCL output tray ......................4 3.1.3. PS output tray .......................4 3.1.4. PJL staple on/off......................5 3.1.5. PS staple on/off......................5 3.1.6.
  • Page 438: Introduction

    2001/10/02 INTRODUCTION This manual covers the general specifications and the command reference list of the FS-5050 Finisher/Stapler units, which are optionally installed onto the HL-3260 printer. GENERAL SPECIFICATION The Finisher/Stapler unit is an option for the HL-3260 printer. Function Description Finisher/ Printed pages can be sorted or stapled.
  • Page 439: Commands Descriptions

    2001/10/02 3.1. Commands Descriptions 3.1.1. PJL output tray Format @PJL SET/DEFAULT OUTBIN=TrayName Parameter TrayName* FINISHER: Select the tray of the Finisher/Stapler unit Default = ALLSTACKER Explanation This command selects the Finisher/Stapler unit. This command is ignored when the Finisher/Stapler unit is not available. The difference between the SET and DEFAULT selection and the effective period of this setting follow the PJL specifications.
  • Page 440: Pjl Staple On/Off

    2001/10/02 3.1.4. PJL staple on/off Format @PJL SET/DEFAULT STAPLE=StapleName Parameter StapleName* UPPER LEFT: Select the upper left of the Finisher/Stapler unit UPPER RIGHT: Select the upper right of the Finisher/Stapler unit LOWER LEFT: Select the lower left of the Finisher/Stapler unit LOWER RIGHT: Select the lower right of the Finisher/Stapler unit OFF:...
  • Page 441: Pjl Job Offset On/Off

    2001/10/02 3.1.6. PJL job offset on/off Format @PJL SET/DEFAULT JOBOFFSET=ON/OFF Parameter Paper is ejected offset by each job. OFF: Paper is ejected together. Default = ON Explanation This command selects the job offset. This command is ignored when the Finisher/Stapler unit is not available. The difference between the SET and DEFAULT selection and the effective period of this setting follow the PJL specifications.