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  • Page 1 < > < >...
  • Page 2 Revised for Addition of HL- 4040CN/4050CDN/4070CDW. Ver. N April,2009 Revised for Addition of HL-2140/2150N/2170W. Ver. O April,2009 Revised for Addition of HL- 5340D/5350DN/5370DW/5380DN. Ver. P June, 2009 Revised for Addition of HL-3040CN/3070CW © Copyright Brother Industries, Ltd. 2009 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED...
  • Page 3 Compilation and Publication Under the supervision of Brother Industries Ltd., this manual has been compiled and published, covering the latest product's descriptions and specifications. The contents of this manual and the specifications of this product are subjected to change without notice.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS GLOSSARY CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION 1. ABOUT THE MANUAL ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3 2. AREAS OF USE ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4 CHAPTER 2 PCL PRINTER CONTROL LANGUAGE 1. COMMAND LIST ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 7 2. INTRODUCTION -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------10 3. CONTROLLING THE PRINTER ----------------------------------------------------------------------11 4. JOB CONTROL -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------15 5.
  • Page 6 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------28 CHAPTER 7 IBM PROPRINTER XL 1. COMMAND LIST ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 3 2.
  • Page 7 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 8 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. Current units are either user units or graphics units depending on whether an SC command has been used.
  • Page 9 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. Fonts can either be resident in the printer's ROM, installed on cartridge or downloaded from your computer.
  • Page 10 Justification The way in which text is aligned. For example, left justification involves aligning the left end of every line of text. Label A text string that forms part of an HP-GL and HP-GL/2 plot. Landscape The orientation in which the top edge of the page is longer than the side edges. Logical page The area of the physical page on which the cursor can be positioned in LaserJet mode.
  • Page 11 Perforation skip A feature whereby the printer automatically compensates for a page break and resumes printing from the top of the text area on the next page. Permanent font A downloaded font that is retained when a printer reset is performed. Permanent macro A macro stored in the printer that will not be erased if the printer is reset.
  • Page 12 Random Access Memory. The printer's memory in which fonts and macros can be stored and where pages that are to be printed are composed. Raster graphics A method of representing a graphic image as a series of zeroes and ones that correspond to white and black dots respectively.
  • Page 13 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. The interaction of the two images is determined by the current source and pattern transparency settings.
  • Page 14 Vertical motion index. The vertical distance that the print position moves down the page when a line feed is performed. This can be set using printer commands or with the printer's control panel by adjusting the "Lines" menu option in PAGE FORMAT MODE.
  • Page 15: Introduction

    2009/06/29 CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION - 1...
  • Page 16 2009/06/29 CONTENTS 1. ABOUT THE MANUAL ....................3 2. AREAS OF USE......................4 Using Word Processing Packages and Spreadsheets............4 Graphics..........................4 Programming........................4 Font Development .......................5 CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION - 2...
  • Page 17: About The Manual

    2009/06/29 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

    2009/06/29 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

    2009/06/29 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 2009/06/29 CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION - 6...
  • Page 21: Pcl Printer Control Language

    7/17/2009 CHAPTER 2 PRINTER CONTROL LANGUAGE     CHAPTER 2 "PCL" - 1...
  • Page 22 7/17/2009 ONTENTS COMMAND LIST ........................7 INTRODUCTION .........................10 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. Carriage return (13) <0Dh> ........................11 3.1.5. Select primary font (14) <0Eh> ......................11 3.1.6.
  • Page 23 7/17/2009 4.2.8. Coordinates.............................28 4.2.9. Units ................................28 4.2.10. Unit of measure ..........................28 4.2.11. Setting the left and right margins......................28 4.2.12. Resetting the horizontal margins ......................29 4.2.13. Setting the top margin.........................29 4.2.14. Setting the vertical motion index (VMI)....................30 4.2.15. Setting the horizontal motion index (HMI) ..................30 4.2.16.
  • Page 24 7/17/2009 5.2.8. Selecting the height ..........................48 5.2.9. Scaling the scalable fonts vertically or horizontally ................48 5.2.10. Selecting the style..........................48 5.2.11. Selecting the stroke weight........................49 5.2.12. Selecting the typeface ........................49 5.2.13. Font orientation..........................50 5.2.14. Transparent print data ........................51 5.2.15. Esc&d#D (27)(38)(100)#(68) <1Bh><26h><64h>#<44h> ..............51 5.3.
  • Page 25 7/17/2009 6.5.3. Set picture frame vertical size........................91 6.5.4. Set picture frame horizontal size ......................91 6.5.5. Specify vertical plot size.........................91 6.5.6. Specify horizontal plot size ........................91 MACROS..........................92 7.1. The Purpose of a Macro ......................92 7.2. Defining a Macro........................93 7.2.1. Macro ID..............................93 7.2.2.
  • Page 26 7/17/2009 8.5.17. Font cache ............................105 8.5.18. Memory status response .........................105 8.5.19. Memory error response ........................105 8.5.20. Flush all pages command........................105 8.5.21. Echo command..........................105 INDEX..........................106 CHAPTER 2 "PCL" - 6...
  • Page 27: Command List

    7/17/2009 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&n# Media type selection 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...
  • Page 28 7/17/2009 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 7/17/2009 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" - 9...
  • Page 30: Introduction

    7/17/2009 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

    7/17/2009 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

    7/17/2009 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 7/17/2009 3.2.2. End-of-line wrap If the printer tries to print a line of text that is longer than the width of the text area, the end of the line will normally be lost. However, you can set the printer to flow text onto the next line so that text is not lost. You can turn on the automatic text wrap feature either from the printer’s control panel (see the User Guide) or by sending the printer the following escape sequence: Esc&s0C...
  • Page 34: End-Of-Line Wrap

    7/17/2009 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

    7/17/2009 JOB CONTROL 4.1.1. Page size Esc&l#A (27)(38)(108)#(65) <1Bh><26h><6Ch>#<41h> # stands for 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 7/17/2009 Model 2150N/ 5340D/535 3070CW 2170W 0DN/5370D W/5380DN Executive Letter Legal Ledger B5 (JIS) B4 (JIS) POSTCARD Free size 1024 JIS B6 1025 1026 1028 13"X19" 1033 Organizer J 1034 Organizer K 1035 Organizer L 1036 Organizer M 1038 Folio 1039 3"X5"...
  • Page 37: Media Type Selection

    7/17/2009 4.1.2. Media type selection Esc&n# (27)(38)(110)# <1Bh><26h><6Eh># # stands for the media type of paper to be used. Values for # correspond to the media type shown in the table. Model 2070N/5240/5250DN/ 4040CN/4050CDN/ 5270DN/5280DW/ 4070CDW/3040CW 2150N/2170W/ 5340D/5350DN/5370 DW/5380DN 6WdPlain Set as Plain Paper.
  • Page 38: Paper Source

    7/17/2009 4.1.4. 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. •...
  • Page 39 7/17/2009 If PJL TRAYCOMMAND is NORMAL; HL-1850/1870N/ 5050/5070N/ 5240/5250DN/5270D 5040/ 2070N/ 2460/ 8050N 2600CN/ 3450CN 5150D/5170DN/ N/5280DW/5340D/5 5140 2150N/ 7050 2700CN 6050/6050D/6050D 350DN/5370DW/538 2170W ← ← ← ← ← ← ← Eject ← ← ← ← ← ← ← Tray 1 ←...
  • Page 40 7/17/2009 If PJL TRAYCOMMAND is SPECIAL; HL-1660e/2060/ 1650/1670N 2400C 3400C 3260N 1850/1870N/ 5240/5250 5040/ 2070N 2600CN/ 3450C / Ce 5050/5070N/ DN/5270 5140 /2150 2700CN 5150D/5170DN DN/5280 N/217 / 6050/6050D/ DW/5340 6050DN D/5350D N/5370D W/5380D ← ← ← ← ← ← ←...
  • Page 41: Left Long-Edge Offset Registration

    7/17/2009 4.1.5. Left long-edge offset registration Esc&l#U (27)(38)(108)#(85) <1Bh><26h><6Ch>#<55h> # stands for the distance in decipoints (1/720”) that the left edge of the logical page is to be moved. • Values for # may be in the range -32,767 to 32,767. •...
  • Page 42: Simplex/Duplex Printing

    7/17/2009 4.1.7. Simplex/duplex printing (For HL-1660e/2060/3400CN/1650/1670N/3260N/2460/7050/1850/1870N/5150D/5170DN/5250DN/ 5270DN/5280DW/4050CDN/4070CDW/5340D/5350DN/5370DW/5380DN) Esc&l#S (27)(38)(108)#(83) <1Bh><26h><6Ch>#<53h> # can be 0, 1, or 2. • # = 0 indicates Simplex printing. • # = 1 indicates Duplex – Long edge binding printing. • # = 2 indicates Duplex – Short edge binding printing. •...
  • Page 43: Reset To Factory Default Settings

    7/17/2009 4.1.11. Reset to factory default settings EscCRFD (27)(13)(70)(68) <1Bh><0Dh><46h><44h> • This command causes a factory reset to be performed, restoring all the printer’s factory default settings. See the section “Factory default environment” for a list of the factory default settings. •...
  • Page 44 7/17/2009 HP-GL BR-Script2 BR-Script3 Epson FX-850 Proprinter XL HL-1050 HL-1070 HL-1250 HL-1270N HL-P2500 HL-1660e HL-2060 HL-2400C HL-2400Ce HL-3400CN HL-1650/1670N HL-3260N HL-2460 HL-1450 HL-1470N HL-7050 HL-1850/1870N HL-5040/5140 HL-2070N/ HL-5050/5070N/ 5150D/5170DN HL-2600CN HL-3450CN HL-6050/6050D/ 6050DN 5240/5250DN/527 0DN/5280DW HL-8050N HL-2700CN HL-4040CN HL-4050CDN /4070CDW 2150N/2170W 5340D/5350DN/5 370DW/5380DN...
  • Page 45: The Page

    7/17/2009 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 46: Portrait

    7/17/2009 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 47: Landscape

    7/17/2009 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 48: Coordinates

    7/17/2009 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 49: Resetting The Horizontal Margins

    7/17/2009 • 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 50: Setting The Vertical Motion Index (Vmi)

    7/17/2009 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 51: Setting Line Spacing

    7/17/2009 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 52: Page Length

    7/17/2009 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 53: Positioning The Cursor

    7/17/2009 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 54: Horizontal Position

    7/17/2009 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 55: Positioning The Cursor Using Control Codes

    7/17/2009 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 56: Half Line Feed

    7/17/2009 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 •...
  • Page 57 40 REM --- MOVING CURSOR TO X=500, Y=500 --- 50 LPRINT CHR$(27);"*p500X"; 60 LPRINT CHR$(27);"*p500Y"; 70 REM --- 0 deg --- 80 LPRINT CHR$(27);"&a0P"; 90 LPRINT "BROTHER "; 100 REM --- 90 deg --- 110 LPRINT CHR$(27);"&a90P"; 120 LPRINT "BROTHER "; 130 REM --- 180 deg --- 140 LPRINT CHR$(27);"&a180P";...
  • Page 58: Using Fonts

    As well as using software commands you can also select fonts using the printer’s control panel. Consult the printer User Guide for details. 5.1.1. Font types There are two types of fonts supported by the HL Series printers in LaserJet mode - bitmap fonts and scalable fonts. 5.1.2. Bitmap fonts The characters which make up a bitmap font are raster bit images of the relevant symbols.
  • Page 59: Bound Fonts

    6050DN/8050N/2700CN5240/5250DN/5270DN/5280 DW/4040CN/4050CDN/4070CDW/5340D/5350DN/5 370DW/5380DN3070CW Atlanta Book, BookOblique, Demi, DemiOblique Copenhagen Roman, Italic, Bold, Bold italic Portugal Roman, Italic, Bold, Bold italic Calgary MediumItalic Brother Original Fonts: HL-1050/1070/1250/1270N/1450/1470N/P2500/ 1660e/2060/2400C/2400Ce/3400CN/1650/1670N/ 3260N/2460/7050/1850/1870N/5040/5050/5070N/ 5140/5150D/5170DN/2600CN/3450CN/6050/ 6050D/6050DN/8050N/2700CN/2070N5240/5250DN/ 5270DN/5280DW/4040CN/4050CDN/4070CDW/215 0N/2170W/5340D/5350DN/5370DW/5380DN/3070C Bermuda Script German US Roman San Diego You can select a font in any of these typefaces, specifying height (point size) and symbol set. Characters printed in scalable fonts are always proportionally spaced - that is, the spacing between characters on a line depends on their shapes.
  • Page 60: Internal Fonts

    7/17/2009 5.1.7. Internal fonts The printer comes with some bitmap fonts contained in its ROM and many scalable typefaces which can be used to create scalable fonts. 5.1.8. Card/cartridge fonts 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.
  • Page 61: Criteria For Font Selection

    7/17/2009 5.1.15. Criteria for font selection The printer will try to match your stated font requirements as best it can with the fonts available to it in any of the three possible font locations. In most cases you will be specifying a font you know to be present in one of the locations and the resulting printed text will appear exactly as you envisaged.
  • Page 62: Stroke Weight

    7/17/2009 5.1.22. Stroke weight Stroke weight refers to the thickness of the lines which make up the printed characters. Characters of normal line thickness are called medium. Thicker lines are referred to as bold or black and thinner lines as light or thin. You can specify 15 different stroke weights - 0 denotes medium weight, negative values signify thinner strokes, and positive values signify bolder (thicker) strokes.
  • Page 63: Font Selection Commands

    7/17/2009 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 64 7/17/2009 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 65: Symbol Set Control Command

    7/17/2009 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 66 170 LPRINT 180 REM --- PAPER EJECT --- 190 LPRINT CHR$(12); 200 END There is a further group of symbol sets that are available for Brother fonts only. You can select these as follows: Esc(s#C (27)(40)(115)#(67) <1Bh><28h><73h>#<43h> • This command selects the symbol set (character set) for the primary font.
  • Page 67: Selecting The Type Of Character Spacing

    7/17/2009 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 68: Selecting The Height

    7/17/2009 • 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. •...
  • Page 69: Selecting The Stroke Weight

    7/17/2009 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 70: Font Orientation

    7/17/2009 • The available values vary with the printer model. The following table shows the value for each typeface and availability. Typeface Set primary Set secondary font font 1050/ 2070N/ 1070/1270N/1660e/2060/2400C/ 1250/ 2150N/ 2400Ce/3400CN/1450/1470N/ P2500 2170W 1650/1670N/2460/3260N/7050/ 1850/1870N/5040/5050/5070N/ 5140/5150D/5170DN/2600CN/ 3450CN/6050/6050D/6050DN/ 8050N/2700CN/5240/5250DN/ 5270DN/5280DW/4040CN/ 4050CDN/ 4070CDW...
  • Page 71: Transparent Print Data

    7/17/2009 5.2.14. Transparent print data Esc&p#X (character codes) (27)(38)(112)#(88) <1Bh><26h><70h>#<58h> • This command enables you to print characters which are normally unprintable. • # is the number of bytes of data that follow the command. • Each byte of data is interpreted as a character code and the corresponding character in the currently selected symbol set is printed (if there is one).
  • Page 72: Downloadable Font Manipulation

    7/17/2009 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 do(wnloadable font.
  • Page 73: Creating Downloadable Fonts

    7/17/2009 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 74 7/17/2009 • 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. •...
  • Page 75 7/17/2009 <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 76 7/17/2009 <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 77 7/17/2009 <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...
  • Page 78 7/17/2009 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 79 7/17/2009 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 80 This value is normally set to 2000 for Intellifont and should be set to zero for TrueType fonts. • x-height (UI) - ignored by the HL Series printers. This word specifies the height (for Bitmap fonts) or the distance from the baseline (for Scalable fonts) of a lower case ‘x’ in 1/4 dots.
  • Page 81 ( According to HP's manual, this should be set to 0.) These printers ignore the value for scalable fonts. • Cap height data (UI) - ignored by these HL Series printers. This word specifies for the font the distance between the baseline and the top of an unaccented capital letter (for example, ‘H’), as a percentage of the font’s em rule, ‘—’.
  • Page 82 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. This 16-byte field can be used to specify a name for the font.
  • Page 83 7/17/2009 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 84: Unicode Symbol Index Character Complement Bits

    7/17/2009 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 85: Sending A Character Code

    7/17/2009 *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 86 7/17/2009 <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 87 7/17/2009 <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 88 7/17/2009 [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 89 7/17/2009 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 90 7/17/2009 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 91: Using Graphics

    7/17/2009 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.
  • Page 92: Set Pattern Transparency

    7/17/2009 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. •...
  • Page 93: Set Area Fill Identity

    7/17/2009 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 94: User-Defined Pattern Command

    7/17/2009 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. •...
  • Page 95: User-Defined Pattern Control

    7/17/2009 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. •...
  • Page 96 7/17/2009 • See the following example for programming examples using patterns. 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$;...
  • Page 97: Plotting Rectangles

    • # = 130 selects one of the sixty-four gray scales. You can specify the gray scale you require as a percentage (0-100%) with the Set Area Fill Identity command. This feature is unique to these HL Series printers. Fill...
  • Page 98 7/17/2009 • See the following example for programming examples using gray scales. 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...
  • Page 99: Positioning The Cursor

    7/17/2009 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. •...
  • Page 100: Set Raster Area Height

    7/17/2009 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 7/17/2009 • # = 3 indicates that delta row compression is to be used. In this method byte sequences identify how each raster row differs from the last row that was transmitted. The first byte identifies the number of consecutive bytes (the value of the most significant 3 bits plus 1) to be changed and the position in the line at which to start substituting the replacement bytes (the least significant 5 bits plus 1).
  • Page 102 7/17/2009 • # = 9 Mode 9 compression Like mode 3 compression, this mode 9 compression data contains only the difference of the current row from the preceding row. Replacement data often consists of a repetition of a particular byte in mode 3 compression. Mode 9 compression is effective in such cases.
  • Page 103 7/17/2009 If the control bit is 1, replacement data is repeated data. Bits 6 to 5 contain the offset count and bits 4 to 0 contain the 'replacement count (repeat count) - 2'. If bit 6 and bit 5 are '1', then an optional offset byte follows the control byte. If the value of this optional offset byte is 255, another (second) optional offset byte follows the first optional offset byte.
  • Page 104 7/17/2009 Byte Data Description position 0 - 1 6E 6E 'nn' This is header ID. 2 - 3 0A 00 Reserved 4 - 7 5E 00 00 00 Picture data start offset from header top 8 - 11 File length File length including 94 Byte header.
  • Page 105 We recommend 150 dpi or less resolution for APT to reduce data size. • # = 1025 indicates the Brother original Compression Method. • # = 1026 indicates the Brother Advanced Data Transfer Mode. CHAPTER 2 "PCL" - 85...
  • Page 106: Start Raster Transfer

    7/17/2009 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. •...
  • Page 107 7/17/2009 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)

    7/17/2009 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 7/17/2009 <Compressed Image Data> Data compression compresses the original image data word by word (16 bits). The compressed 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 110: Vector Graphics

    7/17/2009 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 111: The Picture Frame

    7/17/2009 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 112: Macros

    7/17/2009 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 113: Defining A Macro

    7/17/2009 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 114: Running A Macro

    7/17/2009 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 115: Handling Macros

    7/17/2009 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 116: Execute Data

    7/17/2009 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 117: Mio Video I/O Port Control

    7/17/2009 • 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 118: Status Readback

    - the ID numbers of downloaded macros and user-defined patterns to verify their presence The computer system must have a device driver for bi-directional communication to get the printers status response. Bi-directional communication is supported on the HL Series laser printers by the printer driver that comes with these machines. 8.2.
  • Page 119: Status Response Syntax

    7/17/2009 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 120: Inquire Status Readback Entity

    7/17/2009 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 121: Bitmap Fonts

    7/17/2009 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 122: Font Extended Response

    7/17/2009 "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 123: Macro Response

    7/17/2009 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 124: Entity Error Codes

    7/17/2009 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 125 These stored bitmap characters are known as the font cache. If a Brother HL-Series printer encounters a memory low condition, all of the font cache is automatically deleted. Also, font cache and temporary entities can be cleared by a Printer Reset command.
  • Page 126 7/17/2009 INDEX change ................ 23 exit................23 A end-of-line wrap.............. 13 entity error code ............104 adaptive compression ............81 entity status ..............98 anchor point..............91 entity status response ............ 100 AppleTalk configuration ..........96 envelope ................15 APT ................. 85 environment ..............
  • Page 127 7/17/2009 horizontal tab..............11 P HP-GL/2 mode ..............90 page................. 25 page dimensions I landscape ..............27 portrait................ 26 internal font ..............40 page length..............32 italic ................49 page size................15 paper side selection ............22 J paper source ..............18 paper type................
  • Page 128 7/17/2009 status readback ..............98 U status response..............98 memory..............105 unbound font..............39 status response syntax ............. 99 unbound scalable font ........... 101 stroke weight ..............42 underlining text ............... 51 select................49 unit of measure..............28 style ................41, 48 units.................
  • Page 129: Pcl5C

    2009/06/29 CHAPTER 3 PCL5C CHAPTER 3 "PCL5C" - 1...
  • Page 130 2009/06/29 ONTENTS INTRODUCTION......................... 3 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 COLOR PALETTES ......................10 3.1.
  • Page 131: Introduction

    2009/06/29 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 132: Commands

    2009/06/29 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 133: Using Pcl Color Mode - Set Pcl Color Setting

    2009/06/29 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 134 2009/06/29 [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 Send Plane2 data (The Index No Bit1 data) ESC*b1V 11001100B...
  • Page 135 2009/06/29 (i.e.) ESC*b#V r, r, r, r, r...→ Plane 1 1st raster ESC*b#V g, g, g, g, g...→ Plane 2 ESC*b#W b, b, b, b, b...→ Plane 3 ESC*b#V r, r, r, r, r...→ Plane 1 2nd raster ESC*b#V g, g, g, g, g...→ Plane 2 ** The Italic characters shown above are the index No.
  • Page 136 2009/06/29 ♣ Bits/index • Specifies the palette size at 2 . n indicates bits/index. (n=4 =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. •...
  • Page 137: Using Hp-Gl/2 Color Mode

    2009/06/29 ♣ 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 138: Color Palettes

    2009/06/29 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 •...
  • Page 139: Select Color

    2009/06/29 3.5. Select Color Command ESC*v#S (27)(42)(118)#(83) <1Bh><2Ah><76h>#<53h> # = 0 ~ current palette size Default value = 0 • This command selects the color as the index number in the palette. • This command is valid for text, underline, rule and graphics. •...
  • Page 140: Color Graphics

    2009/06/29 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.
  • Page 141: Set Scale Algorithm

    2009/06/29 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. •...
  • Page 142: Enhance Output

    2009/06/29 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 143: Set Gamma Correction

    2009/06/29 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 144: Hp-Gl/2 Graphics Language

    2009/06/29 HP-GL/2 A few HP-GL/2 commands are added for the HL-2400C/Ce, HL-3400CN, HL-2600CN, HL-3450CN, HL- 2700CN, HL-4040CN/4050CDN/4070CDW/3070CW 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; ♣...
  • Page 145: Np (Number Of Pens) Command

    2009/06/29 • 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.
  • Page 146 2009/06/29 INDEX algorithm ................. 13 monochrome mode ............14 B/W mode ................. 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 ................16 pixel ...................6...
  • Page 147 2009/06/29 CHAPTER 4 HP-GL/2 GRAPHICS LANGUAGE CHAPTER 4 HP-GL/2 - 1...
  • Page 148 2009/06/29 ONTENTS COMMAND LIST ........................4 INTRODUCTION ........................6 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.
  • Page 149: Index

    2009/06/29 7.6. Character Plot Instructions..................... 38 7.6.1. Introduction ............................39 INDEX..........................52 CHAPTER 4 HP-GL/2 - 3...
  • Page 150: Command List

    2009/06/29 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 151 2009/06/29 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 152: Introduction

    2009/06/29 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.
  • Page 153: Terminology

    2009/06/29 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 154: Absolute And Relative Plotting

    2009/06/29 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 155: Command Syntax

    2009/06/29 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 156: The Hp-Gl Graphics Window

    2009/06/29 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 157: Preparing To Print Graphic Images

    2009/06/29 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 158: Commands

    2009/06/29 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...
  • Page 159 2009/06/29 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 160: Plot Area And Unit Setting Instructions

    2009/06/29 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 •...
  • Page 161 2009/06/29 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 162 2009/06/29 • 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 163 2009/06/29 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). •...
  • Page 164: Pen Control And Plot Instructions

    2009/06/29 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 165 2009/06/29 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. •...
  • Page 166 2009/06/29 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. •...
  • Page 167 2009/06/29 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. •...
  • Page 168 2009/06/29 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 •...
  • Page 169 2009/06/29 • 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 170 2009/06/29 • 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 171: The Polygon Group

    2009/06/29 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 172 2009/06/29 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 173 2009/06/29 • 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 174 2009/06/29 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 •...
  • Page 175 2009/06/29 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 176: Plot Function Instructions

    2009/06/29 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 177 2009/06/29 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 178 2009/06/29 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. •...
  • Page 179 2009/06/29 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. •...
  • Page 180 2009/06/29 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 181 2009/06/29 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 182 2009/06/29 • 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 183 2009/06/29 170 '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 184 2009/06/29 • 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. •...
  • Page 185 2009/06/29 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 186 2009/06/29 • attribute = 1 : Symbol set Valu Name Valu 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 187 2009/06/29 • 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. •...
  • Page 188 2009/06/29 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. •...
  • Page 189 2009/06/29 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 190 2009/06/29 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 191 2009/06/29 • 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 192 2009/06/29 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 193 2009/06/29 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. •...
  • Page 194 2009/06/29 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. •...
  • Page 195 2009/06/29 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 196 2009/06/29 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 197 2009/06/29 • 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. •...
  • Page 198: Index

    2009/06/29 INDEX Absolute arc three point ..........21 hard clip limits ..............7 absolute commands ............8 Absolute direction ............45 Anchor corner ..............30 anchor point............... 7 image plots...............11 Initialize command............12 Initialize set instruction............13 Input relative scaling points ..........14 Bezier absolute ..............24 Input scaling point ............14 Bezier relative ..............
  • Page 199 2009/06/29 Select primary font ............43 Transparency mode............36 Select secondary font ............43 Transparent data...............50 Select standard font ............42 Select unit for pen width ..........37 separators ................9 Set absolute character size..........48 user units................7 Set relative character size ..........49 User-defined line type............37 soft clip limits..............
  • Page 200 2009/06/29 CHAPTER 4 HP-GL/2 - 54...
  • Page 201: Pjl Printer Job Language

    2009/06/29 CHAPTER 5 PRINTER JOB LANGUAGE CHAPTER 5 PJL - 1...
  • Page 202 2009/06/29 ONTENTS 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 203 2009/06/29 6.2. Variables ........................... 18 6.2.1. Variables for HL-1050/1070/1250/1270N/1450/1470N/P2500/1650/1670N/3260N/2460/ 7050/1850/1870N/5040/5050/5070N/5140/5150D/5170DN/6050/6050D/6050DN/8050N/ 2070N/5240/5250DN/5270DN/5280DW/2140/2150N/2170W/5340D/5350DN/5370DW/5380DN....18 6.2.2. Variables for HL-1660e/2060/2400C/2400Ce/3400CN/2600CN/3450CN/2700CN/ 4040CN/4050CDN/4070CDW/3040CN/3070CW....................48 6.3. Default Command ........................52 6.4. Initialize Command ........................52 6.5. Reset Command ........................53 6.6. Set Command ........................... 53 STATUS READBACK COMMANDS.................. 55 7.1.
  • Page 204: Introduction

    2009/06/29 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. Emulations ( BR-Script, PCL, IBM, EPSON etc...
  • Page 205: In Case Of Using Pjl With A Non-Pjl Printer

    2009/06/29 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 206: Pjl Syntax And Format

    2009/06/29 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 207: Variables

    2009/06/29 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 208: How To Use Pjl

    2009/06/29 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 209: Commands

    2009/06/29 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 210: Kernel Commands

    2009/06/29 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 211: Enter Command

    2009/06/29 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. •...
  • Page 212: Printer Language Switching

    2009/06/29 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 213: Introduction

    2009/06/29 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 214: Eoj Command

    2009/06/29 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 215: Environment Commands

    2009/06/29 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 216: Pjl Reset Conditions

    2009/06/29 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 217: Pjl Environment Variables

    2009/06/29 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 218: Variables

    2009/06/29 6.2. Variables 6.2.1. Variables for HL-1050/1070/1250/1270N/1450/1470N/P2500/1650/1670N/3260N/2460/ 7050/1850/1870N/5040/5050/5070N/5140/5150D/5170DN/6050/6050D/6050DN/8050N/ 2070N/5240/5250DN/5270DN/5280DW/2140/2150N/2170W/5340D/5350DN/5370DW/538 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 219 2009/06/29 Variables Description Sample Value Range XOFFSET Sets the X offset ( horizontal offset ) -500 to 500 dots (HL-1050/1070/ value. 1250/1270N/1450/1470N/P2500/ 1650/1670N/2460/7050/1850/ 1870N/5040/5050/5070N/5140/ 5150D/5170DN /6050/6050D/ /5240/5250D 6050DN/8050N/2070N N/5270DN/5280DW/2140/2150N /2170W/5340D/5350DN/5370D W/5380DN) -104 to 500 dots (HL-3260N) YOFFSET Sets the Y offset ( vertical offset ) value. -500 to 500 dots AUTOCONT Auto Continue Mode...
  • Page 220 2009/06/29 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-1650/ 1670N/3260N/2460/7050/1850/ 1870N/5040/5050/5070N/5140/ 5150D/5170DN /6050/6050D/ /5240/5250D 6050DN/8050N/2070N N/5270DN/5280DW/2140/2150N /2170W/5340D/5350DN/5370D W/5380DN) DEMOPRINT Enables the Demo page printing. ON or OFF (HL-1050/1070/1250/ 1270N/1450/1470N/P2500/1650/ 1670N/2460/7050/1850/1870N/ 5040/5050/5070N/5140/5150D/...
  • Page 221 2009/06/29 Variables Description Sample Value Range LANG Selects the language for the RPC ENGLISH, FRENCH, GERMAN, program. DUTCH, NORWEGIAN (HL-1050/1070/1250/1270N/ 1450/1470N/P2500) ENGLISH, FRENCH, GERMAN, DUTCH, NORWEGIAN, SPANISH, ITALIAN, SWEDISH, DANISH, JAPANESE (HL-1650/1670N/1850/1870N/ 5040/5050/5070N/5140/5150D/ 5170DN) ENGLISH, FRENCH, GERMAN, DUTCH, SPANISH, ITALIAN, DANISH (HL-3260N) ENGLISH, FRENCH, GERMAN, DUTCH, SPANISH, ITALIAN,...
  • Page 222 2009/06/29 Variables Description Sample Value Range KEEPPCL If set to ON, the printer keeps the ON or OFF (Except for HL- permanent fonts and macros of PCL 2070N) when the emulation is changed to another mode. CONTEXTSWITCH Auto emulation mode ON or OFF (HL-1650/1670N/ 2460/7050/1850/1870N/5040/ 5050/5070N/5140/5150D/...
  • Page 223 2009/06/29 Variables Description Sample Value Range MEDIATYPE Media Type. The temperature of fixing REGULAR, THICK, THICK2, unit is adjusted depending on this THIN, BOND, setting. TRANSPARENCY (HL-1650/1670N) REGULAR, THICK, TRANSPARENCY (HL-3260N) REGULAR, THICK,THICK2, TRANSPARENCY, BOND, ENVELOPES (HL-2460) REGULAR, THICK,THICK2, TRANSPARENCY, BOND, ENVELOPES,THIN (HL-7050) REGULAR, THICK, THICK2, TRANSPARENCY, THIN,...
  • Page 224 2009/06/29 Variables Description Sample Value Range INTRAY 3 Returns the auto-selection lock status for LOCKED, UNLOCKED the optional lower paper cassette. (Read Only) (HL-1650/1670N/3260N/2460/ Returns the auto-selection lock status for 7050/1850/1870N/5040/5050/ the Tray3 (HL-8050N) 5070N/5140/5150D/5170DN/ 8050N 5240/5250DN/5270DN/52 80DW/5340D/5350DN/5370DW/ 5380DN) INTRAY 4 Returns the auto-selection lock status for LOCKED, UNLOCKED the optional lower paper cassette.
  • Page 225 2009/06/29 Variables Description Sample Value Range INTRAY2SIZE Selects the paper size in Tray2. LETTER, LEGAL, EXECUTIVE, A3, A4, B5, A5, A6, COM10, C5, Selects the paper size in Tray1 (HL- DL, MONARCH, LEDGER, 7050/6050/6050D/6050DN 5240/5250D JISB4, LTRS, A4S, N/5270DN/5280DW/5340D/5350DN/5 EXECUTIVES, B5S (HL-3260N) 370DW/5380DN).
  • Page 226 2009/06/29 Variables Description Sample Value Range INTRAY3SIZE Selects the paper size in Tray3. LETTER, LEGAL, EXECUTIVE, A3, A4, B5, A5, A6, COM10, C5, Selects the paper size in Tray2 (HL- DL, MONARCH, LEDGER, 7050/6050/6050D/6050DN 5240/5250D JISB4, LTRS, A4S, N/5270DN/5280DW/5340D/5350DN/5 EXECUTIVES, B5S (HL-3260N) 370DW/5380DN).
  • Page 227 2009/06/29 Variables Description Sample Value Range INTRAY5SIZE Selects the paper size in Tray5. LETTER, LEGAL, EXECUTIVE, A3, A4, B5, A5, A6, COM10, C5, Selects the paper size in Tray4 (HL- DL, MONARCH, LEDGER, 7050). JISB4, LTRS, A4S, XECUTIVES, B5S (HL-3260N) A4, LETTER, B5, EXECUTIVE, ENVELOPES, LEGAL, A5, B6, A6, A4LONG, NO CASSETTE...
  • Page 228 2009/06/29 Variables Description Sample Value Range MPTRAY MP tray priority for AUTO feeder CASSETTE, FIRST (HL-1650/ selection mode. 1670/3260N/2460/7050/1850/ 1870N/5040/5050/5070N/5140/ 5150D/5170DN/6050/6050D/ 6050DN/5240/5250DN/5270DN/ 5280DW) MPPAPERIN Continues printing by holding down Go STOP, CONTINUE (HL-1650/ switch for manual feeding. 1670N/3260N/2460/7050/1850/ 1870N/5040/5050/5070N/5140/ 5150D/5170DN/6050/6050D/ 6050DN/5240/5250DN/5270DN/ 5280DW) TRAY1SIZE...
  • Page 229 2009/06/29 Variables Description Sample Value Range TRAY2SIZE A3, JISB4, LEDGER, A4, A4S, A5, B5, B5S, A6, LEGAL LETTER, LTRS, EXECUTIVE, EXECUTIVES, COM10, C5, DL MONARCH (HL-3260N) ANY, LETTER, LEGAL, A4, EXECUTIVE, B5, A5, JISB5, A4LONG, FOLIO (HL-1850/ 1870N/5040/5050/5070N/5140/ 5150D/5170DN) DETECTSENSOR, LETTER, LEGA>, EXECUTIVE, A4, JISB5, B5, A5, B6, FOLIO (HL-6050/6050D/6050DN)
  • Page 230 2009/06/29 Variables Description Sample Value Range DENSITY Returns the printing density level setting -6, -5, -4, -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, from 1 to 15. The default value is 8. 6 (HL-1650/1670N/1850/1870N/ 5040/5050/5070N/5140/5150D/ 5170DN/6050/6050D/6050DN/ 2070N/5240/5250DN/5270DN/52 80DW/2140/2150N/2170W/5340 D/5350DN/5370DW/5380DN) -2, -1, 0, 1, 2 (HL-3260N/2460/ 7050/8050N)
  • Page 231 2009/06/29 Variables Description Sample Value Range FSEL300DPI LOW or HIGH (HL-1650/1670N/ 1850/1870N/5040/5050/5070N/ 5140/5150D/5170DN/6050/ 6050D/6050DN/8050N/2070N/52 40/5250DN/5270DN/5280DW/21 50N/2170W/5340D/5350DN/537 0DW/5380DN) DEFPAPER A4, LETTER, DEFAULT (HL-1650/1670N/2460/7050/ 1850/1870N/5040/5050/5070N/ 5140/5150D/5170DN/6050/ 6050D/6050DN/8050N/2070N/52 40/5250DN/5270DN/5280DW/21 40/2150N/2170W/5340D/5350D N/5370DW/5380DN) PSIMAGEMASK ON or OFF (HL-1650/1670N/ 2460/7050/1850/1870N/5040/ 5050/5070N/5140/5150D/ 5170DN/6050/6050D/6050DN/ 8050N/5240/5250DN/5270DN/52 80DW/5340D/5350DN/5370DW/ 5380DN) HPESCE RESET, FF (HL-1650/1670N/ 2460/7050/1850/1870N/5040/ 5050/5070N/5140/5150D/...
  • Page 232 2009/06/29 Variables Description Sample Value Range ERRORPRINT OFF, ON, EXCEPTCDCC (HL-1650/1670N/1850/1870N/ 5040/5050/5070N/5140/5150D/ 5170DN/6050/6050D/6050DN/ 2070N/5240/5250DN/5270DN/52 80DW/2140/2150N/2170W/5340 D/5350DN/5370DW/5380DN) BOISEIDMODE WIN95, IEEE (HL-1650/1670N/ 1850/1870N/5040/5050/5070N/ 5140/5150D/5170DN) CONDENCESIZE P1666, P1714 (HL-1650/1670N/ 3260N/2460/7050/1850/1870N/ 5040/5050/5070N/5140/5150D/51 70DN/6050/6050D/6050DN/ 8050N/2070N/5240/5250DN/527 0DN/5280DW/5340D/5350DN/5 370DW/5380DN) FXLFSETMODE NORMAL, ALL (HL-1650/ 1670N/3260N/2460/7050/1850/ 1870N/5040/5050/5070N/5140/51 50D/5170DN/6050/6050D/ 6050DN/8050N/2070N/5240/525 0DN/5270DN/5280DW/5340D/5 350DN/5370DW/5380DN) FXLFITAMODE...
  • Page 233 2009/06/29 Variables Description Sample Value Range BINDING Returns the setting of binding edge LONGEDGE, SHORTEDGE selection for duplex printing. (HL-1650/1670N/3260N/2460/ 7050/1850/1870N/5040/5050/ 5070N/5140/5150D/5170DN/ 6050/6050D/6050DN/8050N/525 0DN/5270DN/5280DW/5340D/5 350DN/5370DW/5380DN) TRAYPRIORITY MPT1T2T3T4, MPT4T3T2T1, T1T2T3T4 MP, T4T3T2T1MP (HL-2460/7050) MPT1T2T3T4, MPT4T3T2T1, T1T2T3T4 MP, T4T3T2T1MP, T1T2T3T4, T4T3T2T1 (HL-3260N) MPT1T2, T1T2MP (HL-1850/ 1870N/5040/5050/5070N/5140/ 5150D/5170DN)
  • Page 234 2009/06/29 Variables Description Sample Value Range GLPENGRAY1 G15, G30, G45, G75, G90, G100 (%) (HL-3260N/2460/7050/ 8050N) GLPENGRAY2 G15, G30, G45, G75, G90, G100 (%) (HL-3260N/2460/7050/ 8050N) GLPENGRAY3 G15, G30, G45, G75, G90, G100 (%) (HL-3260N/2460/7050/ 8050N) GLPENGRAY4 G15, G30, G45, G75, G90, G100 (%) (HL-3260N/2460/7050/ 8050N) GLPENGRAY5...
  • Page 235 2009/06/29 Variables Description Sample Value Range TIMEZONE -24 to 24 (HL-3260N/2460/7050/ 8050N) OUTBIN ALLSTACKER, ALLSORTER, UPPER, OPTIONALOUTPUTBIN1, OPTIONALOUTPUTBIN2, OPTIONALOUTPUTBIN3, OPTIONALOUTPUTBIN4, OPTIONALOUTPUTBIN5, OPTIONALOUTPUTBIN6, OPTIONALOUTPUTBIN7, OPTIONALOUTPUTBIN8, OPTIONALOUTPUTBIN9, OPTIONALOUTPUTBIN10 (HL-2460/7050) ALLSTACKER, ALLSORTER, UPPER,, FINISHER, OPTIONALOUTPUTBIN1, OPTIONALOUTPUTBIN2, OPTIONALOUTPUTBIN3, OPTIONALOUTPUTBIN4, (HL-3260N) ALLSTACKER, UPPER (HL-8050N) MAILBOXPROTECT 0-4 (HL-3260N) 0-10 (HL-2460/7050) AVOIDMAILBOXFULL...
  • Page 236 2009/06/29 Variables Description Sample Value Range APPLEUSBPS Sets Postscript Pure Binary Printing ON, OFF (HL-1850/1870N/5040/ from Macintosh via USB. 5050/5070N/5140/5150D/ 5170DN/5240/5250DN/5270DN/ 5280DW/5340D/5350DN/5370D W/5380DN) DX1JOB1PAGE Sets 1JOB1PAGE Printing mode. SIMPLEX, DUPLEX (HL-1850/ 1870N/5040/5050/5070N/5140/ As for HL-6050 series, supported ROM 5150D/5170DN/6050/6050D/ version is 1.18 or later. 6050DN/8050N/5250DN/5270D N/5280DW/5340D/5350DN/5370 DW/5380DN)
  • Page 237 2009/06/29 Variables Description Sample Value Range CARBON6TRAY Select input tray for the sixth page. REMAINING, MP, TRAY1, TRAY2 (If available) (HL-6050/ 6050D/6050DN/5270DN/5280D W/5380DN) CARBON7TRAY Select input tray for the seventh page. REMAINING, MP, TRAY1, TRAY2 (If available) (HL-6050/ 6050D/6050DN/5270DN/5280D W/5380DN) CARBON8TRAY Select input tray for the eighth page.
  • Page 238 2009/06/29 Variables Description Sample Value Range CARBONMACRO Sets the order of Macro addition. BEHIND, FRONT (HL-6050/ 6050D/6050DN/5270DN/5280D W/5380DN) CHAPTER 5 PJL- 38...
  • Page 239 2009/06/29 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, A5, A6, B5, EXECUTIVE, COM10, MONARCH, C5, DL, JISB5...
  • Page 240 2009/06/29 Variables Description Sample Value Range FONTSOURCE Sets the font source to Internal I or S (HL-1050/1070/1250/1270N/ fonts or Permanent Soft Fonts 1450/1470N/P2500/1650/1670N/ 1850/1870N/5040/5050/5070N/ 5140/5150D/5170DN/2070N/5240/ 5250DN/2150N/2170W/5340D/53 50DN/5370DW) I, C1, C2, S (HL-3260N/2460/ 7050) I, C,S (HL-6050/6050D/6050DN/ 8050N/5270DN/5280DW/5380DN FONTNUMBER Sets the font number 0 to n (HL- 1050/1070/1250/1270N/ 1450/1470N/P2500)
  • Page 241 2009/06/29 Variables Description Sample Value Range 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,...
  • Page 242: Chapter 6 Epson Fx

    2009/06/29 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, A5, A6, B5, EXECUTIVE, COM10, MONARCH, C5, DL, JISB5...
  • Page 243 2009/06/29 Variables Description Sample Value Range FONTSOURCE Sets the font source to Internal I or S (HL-1050/1070/1250/1270N/ fonts or Permanent Soft Fonts 1450/1470N/P2500/1650/1670N/ 1850/1870N/5040/5050/5070N/ 5140/5150D/5170DN/2070N/5240/ 5250DN/5340D/5350DN/5370DW I C1, C2, S (HL-3260N/2460/7050) I, C ,S (HL-6050/6050D/6050DN/ 8050N/5270DN/5280DW/5380DN FONTNUMBER Sets the font number 0 to n (HL- 1050/1070/1250/1270N/ 1450/1470N/P2500)
  • Page 244 2009/06/29 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, A5, A6, B5, EXECUTIVE, COM10, MONARCH, C5, DL, JISB5...
  • Page 245 2009/06/29 Variables Description Sample Value Range FONTSOURCE Sets the font source to Internal fonts I or S (HL-1050/1070/1250/1270N/ or Permanent Soft Fonts 1450/1470N/P2500/1650/1670N/ 1850/1870N/5040/5050/5070N/ 5140/5150D/5170DN/2070N/5240/ 5250DN/5340D/5350DN/5370DW I, C1, C2, S (HL-3260N) I, C,S (HL-6050/6050D/6050DN/ 8050N/5270DN/5280DW/5380DN FONTNUMBER Sets the font number 0 to n (HL- 1050/1070/1250/1270N/ 1450/1470N/P2500)
  • Page 246 2009/06/29 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 247 2009/06/29 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,...
  • Page 248: Variables For Hl-1660E/2060/2400C/2400Ce/3400Cn/2600Cn/3450Cn/2700Cn/ 4040Cn/4050Cdn/4070Cdw/3040Cn/3070Cw

    2009/06/29 6.2.2. Variables for HL-1660e/2060/2400C/2400Ce/3400CN/2600CN/3450CN/2700CN/ 4040CN/4050CDN/4070CDW/3040CN/3070CW 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...
  • Page 249 2009/06/29 INTRAY1SIZE Returns the size of the paper LETTER, A4, LEGAL, (Read Only) currently installed in the standard EXECUTIVE, COM10, paper tray. MONARCH, C5, DL, JISB5, A4LONG , B5, A5, A6, B6, DLL, POSTCARD, ORGANIZERJ, ORGANIZERK, ORGANIZERL, ORGANIZERM, FOLIO, P3X5, ENVYOU4, ENVCHOU3, A3, LEDGER, JISB4, LTRS, EXECUTIVES, B5S, USERDEF,...
  • Page 250 2009/06/29 TIMEOUTFF Sets the timeout value for auto FF. 1 to 99 (seconds) AUTOSLEEP Power Save Mode ON, OFF TIMEOUTSLEEP Timeout for Power Save mode. The 1 to 99 printer goes into the power save mode after this time-out period (minutes).
  • Page 251 2009/06/29 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 FONTSOURCE The valid values for I, C, C1, S, FONTSOURCE are I (Internal Fonts)
  • Page 252: Default Command

    2009/06/29 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 253: Reset Command

    2009/06/29 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 •...
  • Page 254 2009/06/29 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 255: Status Readback Commands

    2009/06/29 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 256: Inquire Command

    2009/06/29 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 257: Dinquire Command

    2009/06/29 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 258: Echo Command

    2009/06/29 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 259: Info Command

    2009/06/29 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 260: Id Category

    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 261: Config Category

    <ESC>%-12345X The printer sends back the answer for the above INFO command if the printer name is HL-1660e: @PJL INFO ID<CR><LF> "Brother HL-1660e"<CR><LF> <FF> 7.5.2. CONFIG category The application can use @PJL INFO CONFIG command to have the printer return a list of printer configuration information.
  • Page 262 2009/06/29 attribute alphabetical letters Further information for a returned option. For (ASCII 65-90 or 97- example, a PC attribute following an INTRAY2 122), numbers (ASCII returned option indicates INTRAY2 means LC 48-57) (optional tray2) CHAPTER 5 PJL- 62...
  • Page 263: Memory Category

    2009/06/29 Example The application sends the following command to the printer : <ESC>%-12345X@PJL<CR><LF> @PJL INFO CONFIG<CR><LF> <ESC>%-12345X 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>...
  • Page 264: Status Category

    2009/06/29 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 265 2009/06/29 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 266: Ustatus Category

    2009/06/29 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 267: Ustatus Command

    2009/06/29 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 268: Device Variable

    2009/06/29 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 269: Job Variables

    2009/06/29 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 270: Page Variable

    2009/06/29 @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 271: Ustatusoff Command

    2009/06/29 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 272: Device Attendance Commands

    2009/06/29 DEVICE ATTENDANCE COMMANDS 8.1. Introduction You can change display 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 273: Opmsg Command

    2009/06/29 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 274 2009/06/29 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 275: Index

    2009/06/29 INDEX COMMENT command............ 11 Kernel command..............10 conditions ................8 context switching ............12 OPMSG command ............73 DEFAULT command............52 DEMOPAGE..............10 Device Attendance command.......... 72 PCL-specific variables .........39, 47, 51 DINQUIRE command............. 57 PERMFONT ..............10 PJL RESET command .............53 PostScript-specific variable ..........51 print environment.............15 ECHO command .............
  • Page 276 2009/06/29 CHAPTER 6 EPSON FX-850 CHAPTER 6 EPSON - 1...
  • Page 277: Introduction

    2009/06/29 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 278: Command List

    2009/06/29 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 279 2009/06/29 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 Esc 4 Select italic mode Esc 5 Cancel italic mode Esc S n Select superscript / subscript mode Esc T...
  • Page 280: Introduction

    2009/06/29 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 281: Emulation Details

    2009/06/29 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 282: Terminology

    2009/06/29 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 283: Controlling The Printer

    2009/06/29 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 284: Commands

    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 285: Select Unidirectional Printing

    2009/06/29 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);...
  • Page 286: Initialize Printer

    2009/06/29 Set data MSB to 0 Esc= (27)(61) <1Bh><3Dh> • This command enables you to set the most significant bit of incoming data bytes to 0. • This command does not affect data comprising a graphics image or data that defines a downloadable character.
  • Page 287: Reset Printer / Change Emulation Mode

    2009/06/29 Reset printer / change emulation mode EscCR<mode> (27)(13)mode <1Bh><0Dh>mode • This command enables you to switch emulation mode or to reset the printer. • Change emulation mode by setting mode to the appropriate letter or pair of letters. Set mode to ‘D’ to switch to Diablo mode, ‘H’...
  • Page 288: Page Set Up

    2009/06/29 Enable out-of-paper sensor Esc9 (27)(57) <1Bh><39h> The printer ignores this command. Disable out-of-paper sensor Esc8 (27)(56) <1Bh><38h> The printer ignores this command. 6.2. Page set up Set page length EscCn (27)(67)n <1Bh><43h>n This command sets the page length in lines. EscCNULn (27)(67)(00)n <1Bh><43h><00h>n •...
  • Page 289 2009/06/29 • If the bottom margin specified by this command would be located above the top margin, the command is ignored. LPRINT CHR$(27); CHR$(78); CHR$(4); 'Set bottom margin to 4 lines. CHAPTER 6 EPSON - 14...
  • Page 290: Line Spacing

    2009/06/29 Cancel perforation skip EscO (27)(79) <1Bh><4Fh> This command cancels the automatic perforation skip feature. LPRINT CHR$(27); CHR$(79); 'Cancel perforation skip. 6.3. Line Spacing Select 1/6" line spacing Esc2 (27)(50) <1Bh><32h> • This command sets the line spacing to 1/6". All subsequent line feed operations will move the print position 1/6"...
  • Page 291: Using Tabs

    2009/06/29 Perform n/216" reverse line feed Escjn (27)(106)n <1Bh><6Ah>n This command performs a single reverse line feed, moving the print position up the page by n/216". • This command does not perform a carriage return. • The current line spacing setting is not affected. •...
  • Page 292: Using Standard Characters

    2009/06/29 Escbnm1m2m3...NUL (27)(98)nm1m2m3...(00) <1Bh><62h>nm1m2m3...<00h> • You can set up to eight different sets of vertical tab stops and select any of these sets for use at any time. Each set of tab stops is called a channel - channels are numbered from 0 to 7. •...
  • Page 293: Select / Cancel Proportional Spacing

    2009/06/29 Set pitch to 12 characters per inch EscM (27)(77) <1Bh><4Dh> This command sets the printing pitch to 12 characters per inch (cpi). LPRINT CHR$(27); CHR$(77); 'Set pitch to 12 cpi Select / cancel proportional spacing Escpn (27)(112)n <1Bh><70h>n • This command allows you to turn proportional spacing on or off. •...
  • Page 294: Select Double-Strike Mode

    2009/06/29 Select double-strike mode EscG (27)(71) <1Bh><47h> This command turns double-strike mode on. Subsequent text is printed with a bold stroke width. LPRINT CHR$(27); CHR$(71); 'Turn double-strike printing mode on Cancel double-strike mode EscH (27)(72) <1Bh><48h> This command turns double-strike mode off. Subsequent text is printed with a medium stroke width. LPRINT CHR$(27);...
  • Page 295: Select Italic Mode

    2009/06/29 Select italic mode Esc4 (27)(52) <1Bh><34h> • This command enables the italic printing mode. Subsequent text is printed in italic style. • You can still use italic text even after selecting the extended character set with the Esc t command. LPRINT CHR$(27);...
  • Page 296: Select Printing Mode

    2009/06/29 Select printing mode Esc!n (27)(33)n <1Bh><21h>n • This command allows you to select a combination of printing modes with just one command. • The various modes are weighted as shown. Add the numbers that correspond to each mode you require and set n to the total.
  • Page 297: Select International Character Set

    2009/06/29 Select international character set EscRn (27)(82)n <1Bh><52h>n • This command selects one of the available international character sets, refer to the printer User Guide for supported character sets. • Each character set varies slightly from the others and contains a small number of special characters necessary for printing in that particular language.
  • Page 298: Using Customized Characters

    2009/06/29 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 299: Select Image Mode

    2009/06/29 characters 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 300 2009/06/29 • 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 301: Print Single-Density Image

    2009/06/29 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. • n and n define the number of bytes that comprise the image. •...
  • Page 302: Print Double-Speed Double-Density Image

    2009/06/29 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. • n and n define the number of bytes that comprise the image. •...
  • Page 303: Index

    2009/06/29 INDEX 9 bit image............... 25 justification mode ............10 absolute print position ............. 10 left margin................13 line feed ................15 Line feed ................9 line spacing ..............15 Backspace................9 page length...............13 perforation skip..............13 Carriage return ..............9 pitch .................17 characters printable code area ............21 define ................
  • Page 304 2009/06/29 CHAPTER 7 IBM PROPRINTER CHAPTER 7 IBM PROPRINTER - 1...
  • Page 305: Notation Used In This Emulation Description

    2009/06/29 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.
  • Page 306: Command List

    2009/06/29 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...