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  • Page 1 Revised for Addition of HL-2600CN/3450CN. Ver. F October, 2003 Revised for Addition of HL-5040. Ver. G January, 2004 Correct Paper Source command of PCL5. Ver. H February, 2004 Correct Epson & IBM emulation, PJL and Barcode. © Copyright Brother Industries, Ltd. 2001...
  • Page 2 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: Chapter 1 Introduction

    TABLE OF CONTENTS GLOSSARY CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION 1. ABOUT THE MANUAL ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3 2. AREAS OF USE ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4 CHAPTER 2 PCL 1. COMMAND LIST ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 7 2. INTRODUCTION -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------10 3. CONTROLLING THE PRINTER ----------------------------------------------------------------------11 4. JOB CONTROL -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------15 5. USHING FONT--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------35 6.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    CHAPTER 6 EPSON FX-850 1. COMMAND LIST ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 3 2. INTRODUCTION ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 5 3. EMULATION DETAILS ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 6 4. TERMINOLOGY ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 7 5. CONTROLLING THE PRINTER ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 8 6. COMMANDS------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 9 7. INDEX -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------26 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 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 Logical page The area of the physical page on which the cursor can be positioned in LaserJet mode. You can use PCL commands to specify the position of the logical page on the physical page. Also known as the PCL addressable area. i) The least significant byte of a set of data bytes.
  • Page 11 Physical page The paper or envelope on which the printer prints. Picture frame The area of the physical page in which HP-GL and HP-GL/2 graphic images can be printed. Pitch The number of characters in one inch of text. Only applicable to monospaced (fixed pitch fonts.) Plot A drawing produced using the HP-GL and HP-GL/2 graphics language.
  • Page 12 Reset When you reset the printer you restore a base set of conditions. A reset can either be performed using the control panel or by sending the printer a reset command. There are two types of reset, the normal reset and factory reset. A normal reset simply restores the current emulation mode with the most recent control panel settings -- it does not change the emulation mode itself.
  • Page 13 Stick font The default HP-GL and HP-GL/2 font consisting of thin lined characters. Stroke weight The thickness of the lines that comprise the characters in a particular font. Medium, bold and light stroke weights are commonly used. Sub-polygon A shape consisting of a closed group of points connected by lines. Several sub- polygons can form one polygon.
  • Page 15: Introduction

    2/19/04 CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION - 1...
  • Page 16: About The Manual

    2/19/04 CONTENTS ABOUT THE MANUAL....................3 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

    2/19/04 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

    2/19/04 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

    2/19/04 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 2/19/04 CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION - 6...
  • Page 21 2/19/04 CHAPTER 2 PRINTER CONTROL LANGUAGE CHAPTER 2 "PCL" - 1...
  • Page 22: Command List

    2/19/04 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.
  • Page 23 2/19/04 4.2.9. Units..............................26 4.2.10. Unit of measure ..........................26 4.2.11. Setting the left and right margins......................26 4.2.12. Resetting the horizontal margins ......................27 4.2.13. Setting the top margin........................27 4.2.14. Setting the vertical motion index (VMI).....................28 4.2.15. Setting the horizontal motion index (HMI) ..................28 4.2.16.
  • Page 24 2/19/04 5.2.9. Scaling the scalable fonts vertically or horizontally ................46 5.2.10. Selecting the style..........................46 5.2.11. Selecting the stroke weight.......................47 5.2.12. Selecting the typeface ........................47 5.2.13. Font orientation..........................48 5.2.14. Transparent print data ........................49 5.2.15. Esc&d#D (27)(38)(100)#(68) <1Bh><26h><64h>#<44h> ...............49 5.3. Downloadable font manipulation....................50 5.3.1.
  • Page 25 2/19/04 6.5.4. Set picture frame horizontal size ......................88 6.5.5. Specify vertical plot size ........................88 6.5.6. Specify horizontal plot size .......................88 MACROS..........................89 7.1. The Purpose of a Macro ......................89 7.2. Defining a Macro........................90 7.2.1. Macro ID ............................90 7.2.2. Start macro definition........................90 7.2.3.
  • Page 26 2/19/04 8.5.18. Memory status response ........................102 8.5.19. Memory error response ........................102 8.5.20. Flush all pages command.......................102 8.5.21. Echo command..........................102 INDEX..........................103 CHAPTER 2 "PCL" - 6...
  • Page 27 2/19/04 COMMAND LIST Control Codes Escape sequences Esc&k#G Line termination Esc&s#C End-of-line wrap EscY Display function mode EscZ Display function mode Environments Job Control Esc&l#A Page size Esc&l#G Output tray Esc&l#H Paper source Esc&l#U Left long-edge offset registration Esc&l#Z Top offset registration Esc&l#S Simplex/duplex printing Esc&a#G...
  • Page 28 2/19/04 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 Esc*c#F Operations on downloaded fonts...
  • Page 29 2/19/04 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

    2/19/04 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

    2/19/04 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

    2/19/04 3.2. Escape Sequences Escape sequences, also known as PCL (Printer Control Language) commands, tell the printer which operations to perform. An escape sequence consists of the Esc character followed by a string of characters which define the operation to be performed. Some escape sequences require parameter values. These are included in the sequence as numeric characters.
  • Page 33: Display Functions Mode

    2/19/04 3.2.3. Display functions mode You can choose to make the printer print escape sequences instead of executing them. Send the printer the following sequence: EscY (27)(89) <1B><59> Now the printer prints out escape sequences and prints the characters of the control codes. It does not execute them.
  • Page 34: Environments

    2/19/04 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

    # 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. Model HL-1050 HL-1070 HL-1250/ HL-2060...
  • Page 36: Output Tray

    2/19/04 • When the printer receives this command any unprinted pages are printed and the left, right and top margins and the text length are set to their factory defaults for the new page size. • The cursor is moved to the top left of the text area on the new page. •...
  • Page 37: Paper Source

    2/19/04 4.1.3. Paper source Esc&l#H (27)(38)(108)#(72) <1Bh><26h><6Ch>#<48h> # denotes the paper source. Values for # may be 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4. • If # = 0 the current page is ejected and the paper source remains the same. •...
  • Page 38: Left Long-edge Offset Registration

    2/19/04 HL-1050 HL-1060/ HL-1250/ HL-1660e HL-1650/ 1070 1270N/ /2060 2400C 2400Ce 3400CN 1450 1670N P2500 /1470N ← ← ← ← ← ← ← ← Eject ← ← ← ← ← ← ← Sheet Feeder Tray 1 ← ← ← ←...
  • Page 39: Top Offset Registration

    2/19/04 4.1.5. Top offset registration Esc&l#Z (27)(38)(108)#(90) <1Bh><26h><6Ch>#<5Ah> # stands for the distance in decipoints (1/720") that the top edge of the logical page is to be moved. • Values for # may be in the range -32,767 to 32,767. •...
  • Page 40: Job Separation Command

    2/19/04 • # = 2 indicates the back face. If the currently processing page is an odd page, the printer finishes the processing of the page. If the odd page has already been processed onto the page and the even page has not been processed yet, this command is ignored.
  • Page 41: Exit Current Emulation Mode

    2/19/04 4.1.13. Exit current emulation mode Esc%-12345X (27)(37)(45)(49)(50)(51)(52)(53)(88) <1Bh><25h><2Dh><31h><32h><33h><34h><35h><58h> • When the printer receives this command, all page data already received is printed out. • All settings are reset to the user settings. • Exits the current emulation mode. CHAPTER 2 "PCL" - 21...
  • Page 42: Change Emulation Mode

    Depending on the model, you can also switch between emulation modes using the printer’s control panel (see the User Guide). Emulations available for each model are listed below. 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...
  • Page 43: The Page

    2/19/04 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 44: Portrait

    2/19/04 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 edge of logical page PAPER SIZE LETTER 2550 3300 2400 3300 LEGAL 2550 4200...
  • Page 45: Landscape

    2/19/04 4.2.7. Landscape page dimensions (DEFAULT VALUES) Physical page Printable area Logical page Default HP-GL/2 picture Physical page length Maximum logical page len Distance from edge of ph page to edge of logical PAPER SIZE LETTER 3300 2550 3180 2550 LEGAL 4200 2550...
  • Page 46: Coordinates

    2/19/04 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 47: Resetting The Horizontal Margins

    2/19/04 • 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 48: Setting The Vertical Motion Index (vmi)

    2/19/04 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 49: Setting Line Spacing

    2/19/04 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 50: Page Length

    2/19/04 Top margin Page lengt 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 51: Positioning The Cursor

    2/19/04 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 52: Horizontal Position

    2/19/04 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 53: Positioning The Cursor Using Control Codes

    2/19/04 100 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 54: Half Line Feed

    2/19/04 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 55 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 56: Using Fonts

    (the number of characters printed per inch), height (point size) and symbol set. 5.1.3. Scalable fonts The printer has many scalable fonts available as standard. The following table shows scalable fonts available for models HL-1050/1070/1250/1270N/1450/1470N/P2500/1660e/2060/2400C/2400Ce/ 3400CN/1650/1670N/2460/7050/1850/1870N/5040/5050/5070N/2600CN/3450CN. (For the other models' resident fonts, please see the printer User's Guide.)
  • Page 57: Bound Fonts

    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/ 2600CN/3450CN 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 58: Card/cartridge Fonts

    2/19/04 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. Depending on your model, you can also save bitmap fonts and scalable typeface in the flash ROM memory, installed optional storage device and you can use any of these as if they were a font card.
  • Page 59: Criteria For Font Selection

    2/19/04 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 60: Stroke Weight

    2/19/04 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 61: Font Selection Commands

    2/19/04 5.2. Font Selection Commands 5.2.1. User-defined symbol sets User-defined symbol sets can be used with Unbound scalable fonts. Three new commands below are prepared for use to control a user-defined symbol set. To define a symbol set, its ID code must first be defined. Next, a list of symbols for the symbol set must be downloaded.
  • Page 62 2/19/04 0 -1: Header size (UI) - set to 18 or greater. This value stands for the number of header bytes. 2 -3 : Encoded Symbol Set Designator (UI) - should be as same as the ID code which is defined by ESC*c#R. Format (UB) - 1 for MSL (Intellifont), 3 for Unicode (TrueType).
  • Page 63: Symbol Set Control Command

    2/19/04 Symbol map (Array of UI ) The symbol map, which has a list of symbol index numbers, is used to define the symbols for the symbol set. This map defines the combinations of symbol index numbers and character codes. 5.2.4.
  • Page 64 170 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 65: Selecting The Type Of Character Spacing

    2/19/04 60 REM --- PRINT CHARACTERS ---- 70 FOR I=33 TO 127 80 LPRINT CHR$(I); 90 NEXT 100 LPRINT 110 REM --- FRENCH CHARACTER SET SELECTION ------ 120 LPRINT ESC$+"(s5C"; 130 REM --- PRINT CHARACTERS ---- 140 FOR I=33 TO 127 150 LPRINT CHR$(I);...
  • Page 66: Selecting The Height

    2/19/04 • 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 67: Selecting The Stroke Weight

    2/19/04 Value Font Style Upright & solid Italic Condensed Condensed italic Compressed, or extra condensed Expanded Outline Inline Shadowed Outline shadowed 10 REM ****** PRINT IN ITALIC & UPRIGHT STYLE ****** 20 ESC$=CHR$(27) 30 WIDTH "LPT1:",255 40 REM --- PRINT USING AN ITALIC FONT ---- 50 LPRINT ESC$+"(s1S";...
  • Page 68: Font Orientation

    2/19/04 • The available values vary with the printer model. The following table shows the value for each typeface and availability. Typeface Set primary Set secondary HL-1050/1250/ HL-1070/1270N/1660e/2060/2400C/ font font P2500/1230/1440 2400Ce/3400CN/1450/1470N/1650/ 1670N/2460/3260N/7050/1850/ 1870N/5040/5050/5070N/2600CN/ 3450CN Alaska Esc(s4362T Esc)s4362T Antique Oakland...
  • Page 69: Transparent Print Data

    2/19/04 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 70: Downloadable Font Manipulation

    2/19/04 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 71: Creating Downloadable Fonts

    2/19/04 5.4. Creating Downloadable Fonts 5.4.1. Downloading You can download existing fonts (that is, ones that you have bought or ones that you have created previously) using either a font downloading application program or the DOS command COPY/b <filename> PRN In addition, some word-processing and DeskTop publishing programs will automatically download the fonts that have been used in a document when that document is printed.
  • Page 72 2/19/04 • 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 73 2/19/04 <Intellifont Scalable Bound font> Byte 15 (MSB) (LSB) 0 0 Font Descriptor Size (>80) 2 Descriptor Format (10) Font Type 4 Style MSB Reserved 6 Base Line Position 8 Cell Width 10 Cell Height 12 Orientation Spacing 14 Symbol Set 16 Pitch (Default HMI) 18 Height 20 x-Height...
  • Page 74 2/19/04 <Intellifont Scalable Unbound font> Byte 15 (MSB) (LSB) 0 0 Font Descriptor Size (<88) 2 Descriptor Format (11) Font Type (10) 4 Style MSB Reserved 6 Base Line Position 8 Cell Width 10 Cell Height 12 Orientation Spacing 14 Symbol Set 16 Pitch (Default HMI) 18 Height 20 x-Height...
  • Page 75 2/19/04 <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 76 2/19/04 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 77 2/19/04 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 78 2/19/04 For Intellifont-scalable fonts only, the default HMI is calculated as follows. Default HMI (in dots) = (300 x master design pitch x required point size) ÷ {Master x Resolution ÷(height x 8)} Default HMI ( in dots ) = (300 x master design pitch x required point size) ÷...
  • Page 79 2/19/04 Value Vendor Reserved Agfa Division, Miles Inc. Bitstream Inc. Linotype Company The Monotype Corporation plc Adobe Systems Inc. The Typeface family number can be 0 to 4095. This value is calculated as follows; (TrueType base value) + (Vendor value x 4096) = Typeface Family •...
  • Page 80 2/19/04 • Font number (ULI) - ignored by these HL Series printers. This 4-byte field specifies the number assigned to the font by the vending company. The number is stored as a hexadecimal value in the lower three bytes, bytes 44, 45 and 46. •...
  • Page 81 2/19/04 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 82: Unicode Symbol Index Character Complement Bits

    2/19/04 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 83: Sending A Character Code

    2/19/04 *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 84 2/19/04 <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 85 2/19/04 <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 86 2/19/04 [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 87 2/19/04 Portrait character Paper motion Raster scan Top offset = 22 dots Baseline Character height = 31 dots Cursor position after character has been pr Character reference point Left offset Character width = 26 dots = 2 dots Delta X = 30 dots CHAPTER 2 "PCL"...
  • Page 88 2/19/04 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 pr Character reference point Delta X = 30 dots CHAPTER 2 "PCL"...
  • Page 89: Using Graphics

    2/19/04 USING GRAPHICS This HL Series printer affords the user considerable flexibility in the creation of graphic images. Vector, raster and rectangle graphics are available, all of which allow a range of shading and filling options. The HP-GL/2 graphics commands that are supported are described in the HP-GL/2 section of this manual. 6.1.
  • Page 90: Set Pattern Transparency

    2/19/04 For example Pattern Source image Destination image With transparent With opaque source image source imag 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 91: Set Area Fill Identity

    2/19/04 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 92: User-defined Pattern Command

    2/19/04 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 93: User-defined Pattern Control

    2/19/04 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 94 2/19/04 • 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 95: Plotting Rectangles

    2/19/04 6.2. Plotting Rectangles Drawing rectangles is a basic case of printing graphics: the source image consists solely of the rectangle itself. Thus only the pattern transparency has any bearing on the final effect - the source transparency is irrelevant. 6.2.1.
  • Page 96 2/19/04 • 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 97: Raster Graphics

    2/19/04 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 98: Set Raster Area Height

    2/19/04 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 99 2/19/04 # = 5 indicates that adaptive compression is to be used. • This compression compresses multiple rows (a block) into one transfer graphics command. Most other compression methods compress only one row to one transfer graphics command. One transfer graphic command (ESC *b##W) can contain only up to 32,767 bytes. As mode 5 compression compresses multiple rows, the amount of transferred data may become large.
  • Page 100 2/19/04 If the control bit is 0, replacement data is not repeated data. Bits 6 to 3 contain the offset count. This field value is from 0 to 15. If this value is 15, the next byte of the control bytes is an optional offset count. The value of this optional offset count byte is from 0 to 255.
  • Page 101 2/19/04 <Second section 66 66 66 66> Offset count = 2 Replacement count = 4 Replacement data = 66 Optional offset count byte = 0 Replacement data = 11 Replacement count = 1 + 2 = 3 Offset count = 3 Replacement data = 66 Replacement count = 2 + 2 = 4 Offset count = 2...
  • Page 102 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" - 82...
  • Page 103: Start Raster Transfer

    2/19/04 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 104 2/19/04 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 105: Horizontal 1200-dpi Image Format Mode (raster Graphic Mode 1027)

    2/19/04 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 106 2/19/04 <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 107: Vector Graphics

    2/19/04 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 108: The Picture Frame

    2/19/04 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 109: Macros

    2/19/04 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 110: Defining A Macro

    2/19/04 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 111: Running A Macro

    2/19/04 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 112: Handling Macros

    2/19/04 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 113: Execute Data

    2/19/04 120 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 114: Mio Video I/o Port Control

    2/19/04 • 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 115: Status Readback

    2/19/04 STATUS READBACK 8.1. Introduction Status readback features are explained in this section. The printer sends a status response message after receiving a request for its status by these commands. You can get the information as shown below from the printer.
  • Page 116: Status Response Syntax

    2/19/04 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 117: Inquire Status Readback Entity

    2/19/04 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 118: Bitmap Fonts

    2/19/04 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 119: Font Extended Response

    2/19/04 "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 120: Macro Response

    2/19/04 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 121: Entity Error Codes

    2/19/04 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 122: Font Cache

    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 123 2/19/04 INDEX exit................21 end-of-line wrap.............. 12 entity error code ............101 entity status ..............95 adaptive compression ............79 entity status response ............97 anchor point..............88 envelope ................15 AppleTalk configuration ..........93 environment ..............14 APT ................. 82 error response area fill ................
  • Page 124 2/19/04 HP-GL/2 mode ..............87 page................. 23 page dimensions landscape ..............25 internal font ..............37 portrait................ 24 italic ................47 page length..............30 page size................15 paper side selection ............19 paper source ..............17 Job separation command ..........20 paper type................
  • Page 125 2/19/04 status response..............95 memory..............102 status response syntax ............. 96 unbound font ..............37 stroke weight ..............40 unbound scalable font ............. 98 select................47 underlining text ............... 49 style ................39, 46 unit of measure..............26 select................46 units.................
  • Page 126 2/19/04 CHAPTER 2 "PCL" - 106...
  • Page 127 2/19/04 CHAPTER 3 PCL5C CHAPTER 3 "PCL5C" - 1...
  • Page 128: Color Modes

    2/19/04 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 129: Introduction

    2/19/04 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 130: Color Modes

    2/19/04 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 131: Using Pcl Color Mode - Set Pcl Color Setting

    2/19/04 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 132 2/19/04 [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 133 2/19/04 (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 134 2/19/04 ♣ 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 135: Using Hp-gl/2 Color Mode

    2/19/04 ♣ 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 136: Color Palettes

    2/19/04 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 137: Select Color

    2/19/04 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 138: Color Graphics

    2/19/04 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 139: Set Scale Algorithm

    2/19/04 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 140: Enhance Output

    2/19/04 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 141: Set Gamma Correction

    2/19/04 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 142: In (initialize Set Instruction) Command

    2/19/04 HP-GL/2 A few HP-GL/2 commands are added for the HL-2400C/Ce, HL-3400CN, HL-2600CN, HL-3450CN 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 143: Np (number Of Pens) Command

    2/19/04 • 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 144 2/19/04 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 145 2/19/04 CHAPTER 4 HP-GL/2 GRAPHICS LANGUAGE CHAPTER 4 HP-GL/2 - 1...
  • Page 146 2/19/04 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 147: Index

    2/19/04 7.6. Character Plot Instructions..................... 38 7.6.1. Introduction ............................39 INDEX..........................52 CHAPTER 4 HP-GL/2 - 3...
  • Page 148 2/19/04 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 149 2/19/04 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 150: Introduction

    2/19/04 INTRODUCTION Some of the HL series printers can be used in HP-GL/2 graphics mode to produce vector graphics output using the commands of the HP-GL/2 graphics language or to print out existing HP-GL/2 format images. HP-GL/2 is a part of the PCL emulation, which includes graphics command. The Default plotting measurement unit in the HP-GL/2 graphics mode is 1/1016"...
  • Page 151: Terminology

    2/19/04 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 152: Absolute And Relative Plotting

    2/19/04 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 153: Command Syntax

    2/19/04 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 154: The Hp-gl Graphics Window

    2/19/04 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 155: Preparing To Print Graphic Images

    2/19/04 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 156: Commands

    2/19/04 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 157 2/19/04 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 158: Plot Area And Unit Setting Instructions

    2/19/04 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 159 2/19/04 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 160 2/19/04 • 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 161 2/19/04 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 162: Pen Control And Plot Instructions

    2/19/04 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 163 2/19/04 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 164 2/19/04 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 165 2/19/04 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 166 2/19/04 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 167 2/19/04 • 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.
  • Page 168 2/19/04 • 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 169: The Polygon Group

    2/19/04 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 170 2/19/04 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 171 2/19/04 • 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 172 2/19/04 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 173 2/19/04 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 174: Plot Function Instructions

    2/19/04 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 175 2/19/04 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 176 2/19/04 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 177 2/19/04 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 178 2/19/04 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 179 2/19/04 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 180 2/19/04 • 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 181 2/19/04 170 '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 182 2/19/04 • 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 183 2/19/04 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 184 2/19/04 • 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 185 2/19/04 • 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 186 2/19/04 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 187 2/19/04 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 188 2/19/04 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 189 2/19/04 • 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 190 2/19/04 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 191 2/19/04 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 192 2/19/04 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 193 2/19/04 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 194 2/19/04 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 195 2/19/04 • 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 196 2/19/04 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 197 2/19/04 Transparency mode............36 Select primary font ............43 Transparent data...............50 Select secondary font ............43 Select standard font ............42 Select unit for pen width ..........37 separators................9 user units................7 Set absolute character size..........48 User-defined line type............37 Set relative character size ..........49 soft clip limits..............
  • Page 198 2/19/04 CHAPTER 4 HP-GL/2 - 2...
  • Page 199 2/19/04 CHAPTER 5 PRINTER JOB LANGUAGE CHAPTER 5 PJL - 1...
  • Page 200: Command Group

    2/19/04 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 201 2/19/04 6.2. Variables ........................... 18 6.2.1. Variables for HL-1050/1070/1250/1270N/1450/1470N/P2500/1650/1670N/3260N/2460/ 7050/1850/1870N/5050/5070N........................18 6.2.2. Variables for HL-1660e/2060/2400C/2400Ce/3400CN/2600CN/3450CN ...........35 6.3. Default Command ........................38 6.4. Initialize Command ........................38 6.5. Reset Command ........................39 6.6. Set Command ........................... 39 STATUS READBACK COMMANDS.................. 41 7.1.
  • Page 202: Introduction

    2/19/04 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 203: In Case Of Using Pjl With A Non-pjl Printer

    2/19/04 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 204: Pjl Syntax And Format

    2/19/04 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 205: Variables

    2/19/04 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 206: How To Use Pjl

    2/19/04 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 207: Command Group

    2/19/04 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 208: Kernel Commands

    @PJL ENTER LANGUAGE = PCL <CR><LF> <ESC>E..PCL JOB..<ESC>E <ESC>%-12345X 4.3. EXECUTE Command The EXECUTE command orders the printer to execute the specified operation. This command is supported only by HL-1050/1070/1250/1270N/1450/1470N/P2500/2400C/2400Ce/ 3400CN/1650/1670N/3260N/2460/7050/1850/ 1870N/5040/5050/5070N/2600CN/3450CN printers. Syntax @PJL EXECUTE operation [<CR>]<LF> Parameters • operation SHUTDOWN : The printer goes into sleep mode.
  • Page 209: Enter Command

    2/19/04 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 210: Printer Language Switching

    2/19/04 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 211: Job Separation Commands

    2/19/04 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 212: Eoj Command

    2/19/04 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 213: Environment Commands

    2/19/04 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 214: Pjl Reset Conditions

    2/19/04 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 215: Pjl Environment Variables

    2/19/04 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 216: Variables

    INPUTBUF Sets the receiving buffer size value. 1 to 15 (HL-1650/1670N/2460/ 7050/1850/1870N/5040/5050/ 5070N) 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) -104 to 500 dots (HL-3260N) YOFFSET Sets the Y offset ( vertical offset ) value.
  • Page 217 5070N) 1 to 240 minutes (HL-3260N/ 7050) IBMCHARE1 BETA or ESSZET 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) DEMOPRINT Enables the Demo page printing. ON or OFF (HL-1050/1070/1250/...
  • Page 218 2/19/04 Variables Description Sample Value Range PASSWORD Password for panel lock to write to the 0 to 65535 (HL-1650/1670N/ NVRAM with the 3260N/2460/7050/1850/1870N/ DEFAULT/INITIALIZE command. 5040/5050/5070N) BIDI ON or OFF (HL-1650/1670N/ 3260N/2460/7050/1850/1870N/ 5040/5050/5070N) POWERSAVE Sets the power save mode ON or OFF. ON or OFF (HL-1650/1670N/ 3260N/2460/7050/1850/1870N/ 5040/5050/5070N)
  • Page 219 2/19/04 Variables Description Sample Value Range INTRAY1SIZE Selects the paper size in Tray1. LETTER, LEGAL, EXECUTIVE, A3, A4, B5, A5, A6, COM10, C5, Selects the paper size in MP Tray (HL- DL, MONARCH, LEDGER, 7050). JISB4, LTRS, A4S, XECUTIVES, B5S (HL-3260N) LETTER, LEGAL, EXECUTIVE, A4, JISB5, B5, A5, B6, A6, COM10, DL, MONARC, C5,...
  • Page 220 2/19/04 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 221 2/19/04 Variables Description Sample Value Range TRAY3SIZE <PS400 installed> A3, JISB4, LEDGER, A4, A4S, A5, B5S, LEGAL, LETTER, LTRS, EXECUTIVE, EXECUTIVES <PS420 installed> A4, LETTER <PS440 installed> A3, JISB4, LEDGER, A4, A4S, A5, B5, B5S, LEGAL, LETTER, LTRS, EXECUTIVE, EXECUTIVE (HL-3260N) TRAY4SIZE A3, JISB4, LEDGER, A4, A4S, A5, B5, B5S, LEGAL, LETTER,...
  • Page 222 2/19/04 Variables Description Sample Value Range PROTECTOFF AUTO, NORMAL (HL-1650/ 1670N/2460/7050/1850/1870N/ 5040/5050/5070N) ISRFONT Sets the Israeli font ON or OFF. ON or OFF (HL-1650/1670N/ 2460/7050/1850/1870N/5040/ 5050/5070N) TRANSFER Selects the transfer current. AUTO, LOW, HIGH (HL-1650/ 1670N/1850/1870N/5040/5050/ 5070N) PARALLEL FAST, SLOW (HL-1650/1670N/ 1850/1870N/5040/5050/5070N) ERRORPRINT OFF, ON, EXCEPTCDCC...
  • Page 223 2/19/04 Variables Description Sample Value Range RECEIVEMODE ON or OFF (HL-3260N/2460/ 7050) FAXINTERVAL OFF, ON6H, ON12H, ON24H, ON2D, ON4D, ON7D (HL-3260N/2460/7050) GLPENSIZE1 1 to 16 (HL-3260N/2460/7050) GLPENSIZE2 1 to 16 (HL-3260N/2460/7050) GLPENSIZE3 1 to 16 (HL-3260N/2460/7050) GLPENSIZE4 1 to 16 (HL-3260N/2460/7050) GLPENSIZE5 1 to 16 (HL-3260N/2460/7050) GLPENSIZE6...
  • Page 224 2/19/04 Variables Description Sample Value Range 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) MAILBOXPROTECT 0-4 (HL-3260N) 0-10 (HL-2460/7050) AVOIDMAILBOXFULL ON or OFF (HL-3260N2460/ 7050) TOWERFEED ON or OFF (HL-2460/7050)
  • Page 225 ORGANIZERL, ORGANIZERM, FOLIO, USERDEF (HL-1850/ 1870N/5040/5050/5070N) ORIENTATION Sets the orientation. PORTRAIT or LANDSCAPE LEFTMARIN Sets the left margin. 0 to 126 columns (HL-1050/1070/ 1250/1270N/1450/1470N/P2500/3 260N/2460/7050) 0 to 145 columns (HL-1650/ 1670N/1850/1870N/5040/5050/ 5070N) RIGHTMARGIN Sets the right margin 0 to 136 columns (HL-1050/1070/...
  • Page 226 LEGAL, ISO2, ISO4, ISO6, ISO10, ISO11, ISO 14, ISO15, ISO16, ISO17, ISO21, ISO 25, ISO 57, ISO60, ISO61, ISO69, ISO84, ISO85, WIN30, HPGERM, HPSPAN, MCTEXT (All models) OCRA, OCRB, SYMBOL, WDINGS (HL-1050/1070/1250/ 1270N/1450/1470N/P2500/1650/ 1670N/1850/1870N/5040/5050/ 5070N) PC1004, WINBALT, ISOL6, PC775 (HL-1650/1670N/3260N/ 2460/7050/1850/1870N/5040/...
  • Page 227 ORGANIZERJ, ORGANIZERK, ORGANIZERL, ORGANIZERM, FOLIO, USERDEF (HL-1850/ 1870N/5050/5070N) ORIENTATION Sets the orientation. PORTRAIT, LANDSCAPE LEFTMARIN Sets the left margin 0 to 126 (HL-1050/1070/1250/ 1270N/1450/1470N/P2500/3260N/ 2460/7050) 0 to 145 (HL-1650/1670N/1850/ 1870N/5050/5070N) RIGHTMARGIN Sets the right margin 0 to 136 (HL-1050/1070/1250/ 1270N/1450/1470N/P2500)
  • Page 228 FRENCH1, DANISH1, ITALY, SPANISH, SWEDISH, JAPAN, NORWEG, DANISH2, UKASCI2, FRENCH2, DUTCH, SAFRICA, PC8, PC8DN, PC850, PC852, PC860, PC863, PC865, PC8TK (All models) SYMBOL, WDINGS, OCRA, OCRB (HL-1050/1070/1250/ 1270N/1450/1470N/P2500) USASCII, GERMAN, UKASCII1, FRENCH1, DANISH1, ITALY SPANISH, SWEDISH, JAPANESE, NORWEGIAN, DANISH2, UKASCII2, FRENCH2, DUTCH,...
  • Page 229 ORGANIZERJ, ORGANIZERK, ORGANIZERL, ORGANIZERM, FOLIO, USERDEF (HL-1850/ 1870N/5050/5070N) ORIENTATION Sets the orientation. PORTRAIT, LANDSCAPE LEFTMARIN Sets the left margin 0 to 126 (HL-1050/1070/1250/ 1270N/1450/1470N/P2500/3260N/ 2460/7050) 0 to 145 (HL-1650/1670N/1850/ 1870N/5050/5070N) RIGHTMARGIN Sets the right margin 0 to 136 (HL-1050/1070/1250/ 1270N/1450/1470N/P2500)
  • Page 230 2/19/04 Variables Description Sample Value Range AUTOCR Sets AUTO CR ON or OFF AUTOMASK Sets AUTO MASK ON or OFF CHAPTER 5 PJL - 32...
  • Page 231: 7050/1850/1870n/5050/5070n

    ON or OFF page is enabled or disabled by this variable CRLFCONV When set to ON, CR codes in the ON or OFF PostScript data are converted to (HL-1050/1070/ LF codes. 1250/1270N/1450/ 1470N/ P2500) APPLETALKPS When set to ON, the printer fixes...
  • Page 232 2/19/04 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 233: Variables For Hl-1660e/2060/2400c/2400ce/3400cn/2600cn/3450cn

    2/19/04 6.2.2. Variables for HL-1660e/2060/2400C/2400Ce/3400CN/2600CN/3450CN General PJL Environment Variables The PJL environment variables which are not printer language-specific are listed in the following table. When using these valuables, do not use the LPARM command. Variables Description Sample Value Range COPIES Number of uncollated copies for 1 to 999 each page of the job.
  • Page 234 2/19/04 Variables Description Sample Value Range DUPLEX Duplex mode ON, OFF BINDING Returns the setting of binding edge LONGEDGE, SHORTEDGE selection for duplex printing. FIRSTPRINT First print mode. This makes the NORMAL, MIDDLE, HIGH first print speed faster by starting the polygon mirror motor at Power On.
  • Page 235 2/19/04 Variables Description Sample Value Range TIMESETMIN * Clock: minute setting 0 to 59 TIMESETSEC * Clock: second setting 0 to 59 TIMESTYLE * Sets the display style of the clock. YMD (YYYY/MM/DD hh/mm), MDY (MM/DD/YYYY hh/mm), DMY (DD/MM/YYYY hh/mm) SUMMERTIME * Clock: summer time setting OFF, ON...
  • Page 236: Default Command

    2/19/04 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 237: Reset Command

    2/19/04 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 238 2/19/04 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 239: Status Readback Commands

    2/19/04 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 240: Inquire Command

    2/19/04 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 241: Dinquire Command

    2/19/04 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 242: Echo Command

    2/19/04 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 243: Info Command

    2/19/04 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 244: 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 245: Config Category

    2/19/04 7.5.2. CONFIG category The application can use @PJL INFO CONFIG command to have the printer return a list of printer configuration information. The list consists of the information on paper sources, paper sizes, languages, USTATUS (unsolicited status) commands, font sources, RAM size, number of lines and characters on the LCD supported by the printer, with the format of the number of available types and/or the description of each type.
  • Page 246: Memory Category

    2/19/04 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 247: Status Category

    2/19/04 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 248 2/19/04 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 249: Ustatus Category

    2/19/04 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 250: Ustatus Command

    2/19/04 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 251: Device Variable

    2/19/04 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 252: Job Variables

    2/19/04 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 253: Page Variable

    2/19/04 @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 254: Ustatusoff Command

    2/19/04 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 255: Device Attendance Commands

    2/19/04 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 256: Opmsg Command

    2/19/04 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 257 2/19/04 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 258: Index

    2/19/04 INDEX COMMENT command............ 11 Kernel command..............10 conditions ................8 context switching ............12 OPMSG command............58 DEFAULT command............38 DEMOPAGE..............10 Device Attendance command.......... 57 PCL-specific variables .........27, 34, 37 DINQUIRE command............. 43 PERMFONT ..............10 PJL RESET command .............39 PostScript-specific variable ..........37 print environment.............15 ECHO command .............
  • Page 259 2/19/04 CHAPTER 6 EPSON FX-850 CHAPTER 6 EPSON - 1...
  • Page 260: Command List

    2/19/04 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 261: Command List

    2/19/04 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 262 2/19/04 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 263: Introduction

    2/19/04 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 264: Emulation Details

    2/19/04 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 265: Terminology

    2/19/04 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 266: Controlling The Printer

    2/19/04 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 267: Commands

    2/19/04 COMMANDS 6.1. Basic printer operations The most common printer operations are described in this section. Some are invoked using control codes alone - the rest require escape sequences. For the sake of completeness, several instructions which are part of the Epson FX-850 mode instruction sets, but which an HL Series printer ignores are included. Null <00h>...
  • Page 268 2/19/04 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 269 2/19/04 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 270 = 4 Feed from Tray 3. n = 5 Feed from Tray 4. n = R Eject paper. n Value HL-1050 n = 0 Initialize the feeder mode. n = 1/2 Feed from the tray. n = R Eject paper.
  • Page 271: Page Set Up

    2/19/04 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 • This command sets the page length in inches. • The top of form position is set to be the current line. •...
  • Page 272: Line Spacing

    2/19/04 Set left margin Escln (27)(108)n <1Bh><6Ch>n • This command sets the left margin in columns from the left edge of the page. The width of a column is the current character width. • In proportional spacing mode a column width of 1/10" is adopted. •...
  • Page 273 2/19/04 Select 7/72" line spacing Esc1 (27)(49) <1Bh><31h> • This command sets the line spacing to 7/72". All subsequent line feed operations will move the print position 7/72" down the page. • Since the printer resolution is 600 dots per inch the line spacing will not be exactly 7/72". LPRINT CHR$(27);...
  • Page 274: Using Tabs

    2/19/04 6.4. Using Tabs Set horizontal tab stops EscDn1n2n3...NUL (27)(68)n1n2n3...(00) <1Bh><44h>n1n2n3...<00h> • This command enables you to set up to 32 horizontal tab stops based on the current character width. • The character width setting is determined by the combination of the current pitch (10 or 12 characters per inch) and the current character mode (condensed, normal or double-width).
  • Page 275: Using Standard Characters

    2/19/04 • m specifies the tab based on the current line space setting. • The value of m must be in the range 0 to 255. • The tab stops must be set in ascending order. If you specify a channel’s tab settings in any other order, any previous settings made for that channel are cleared.
  • Page 276 2/19/04 • You cannot use the backspace, BS, code in proportional spacing mode. • If you change the character pitch using Esc P or Esc M, proportional spacing is automatically turned off. LPRINT CHR$(27); CHR$(112); CHR$(1); 'Turn proportional spacing on Select condensed character mode I (15) <0Fh>...
  • Page 277: Select Single-line Double-width Printing (ii)

    2/19/04 • When you specify a value for n you may also use the character codes for ‘0’ and ‘1’ (48 and 49) instead of 0 and 1. • Only Esc W 0 can be used to cancel double-width printing mode set using the Esc W 1 instruction. •...
  • Page 278: Cancel Superscript / Subscript Mode

    2/19/04 LPRINT CHR$(27); CHR$(83); CHR$(0); 'Turn on superscript mode Cancel superscript / subscript mode EscT (27)(84) <1Bh><54h> • This command cancels superscript or subscript printing mode. • Subsequent text is printed using normal characters. LPRINT CHR$(27); CHR$(84); 'Turn off superscript mode Select / cancel double-height printing Escwn (27)(119)n...
  • Page 279: Select International Character Set

    2/19/04 Cancel expansion of printable code area Esc7 (27)(55) <1Bh><37h> This command prevents you from printing characters with codes in the range 128 to 159. LPRINT CHR$(27); CHR$(55); 'Cancel codes 128–159 Expand printable code area EscIn (27)(73)n <1Bh><49h>n • This command permits you to enable or disable the printing of characters whose character codes are in the ranges 0 to 31 and 128 to 159.
  • Page 280: Using Customized Characters

    2/19/04 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 281: Graphics

    2/19/04 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 282 2/19/04 • 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 283: Print Single-density Image

    2/19/04 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 284: Print Double-speed Double-density Image

    2/19/04 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 285: Index

    2/19/04 INDEX 9 bit image............... 25 justification mode ............10 absolute print position ............. 10 left margin................15 line feed ................16 Line feed ................9 line spacing ..............15 Backspace................9 page length...............14 perforation skip..............15 Carriage return ..............9 pitch .................18 characters printable code area ............21 define ................
  • Page 286 2/19/04 CHAPTER 6 EPSON - 28...
  • Page 287: Chapter 7 Ibm Proprinter Xl

    2/19/04 CHAPTER 7 IBM PROPRINTER CHAPTER 7 IBM PROPRINTER - 1...
  • Page 288: Notation Used In This Emulation Description

    2/19/04 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 289: Command List

    2/19/04 COMMAND LIST Null Bell Escape Space Backspace Line Feed Form Feed Carriage return Esc5n Automatic line feed Enable printer EscQ22 Disable printer EscQ3 Disable printer EscCRmode Reset printer / change emulation mode EscCR!#R User reset EscEMn Paper input control EscCn Set page length EscCNULn...
  • Page 290 2/19/04 EscKn1n2<image data> Set single-density image mode EscLn1n2<image data> Set double-density image mode EscYn1n2<image data> Set double-speed, double-density image mode EscZn1n2<image data> Set quadruple-density image mode CHAPTER 7 IBM PROPRINTER - 4...
  • Page 291: Introduction

    2/19/04 INTRODUCTION Some of these HL Series printers offer a complete emulation of the IBM Proprinter. In Proprinter XL mode you can drive the printer directly by incorporating control codes and escape sequences in your program, or alternatively, applications software (for example, your word-processing software) may send the necessary commands to the printer automatically.
  • Page 292: Emulation Details

    2/19/04 EMULATION DETAILS The following points should be borne in mind when running the HL Series printers in IBM Proprinter XL mode. 3.1. Ignored Commands A few IBM Proprinter XL commands have reduced effect, or no effect at all. In some cases this is due to the physical nature of an HL Series printer.
  • Page 293: Notation Used In This Emulation Description

    2/19/04 NOTATION USED IN THIS EMULATION DESCRIPTION 4.1. Syntax The following conventions are used in this description of the Proprinter XL software commands. A letter, word or number in upright bold text is the literal character which and should be sent to the printer as a character code.
  • Page 294: Commands

    2/19/04 COMMANDS 5.1. Basic Printer Operation The most common printer operations are described in this section. Most are invoked using control codes. For the sake of completeness the instructions which HL Series printers ignore are included. Null <0h> NUL (ASCII 0) is ignored. Bell (07) <07h>...
  • Page 295: Enable Printer

    2/19/04 Automatic line feed Esc5n (27)(53)n <1Bh><35h>n • When automatic line feed is ON, a line feed is automatically performed every time a carriage return is sent to the printer. • To turn the automatic line feed function ON, set n to 1. •...
  • Page 296 = 4 Feed from Tray 3. n = 5 Feed from Tray 4. n = R Eject paper. n Value HL-1050 n = 0 Initialize the feeder mode. n = 1/2 Feed from the tray. n = R Eject paper.
  • Page 297: Page Format

    2/19/04 5.2. Page Format Set page length EscCn (27)(67)n <1Bh><43h>n This command sets the page length in lines. EscCNULn (27)(67)(0)n <1Bh><43h><00h>n • This command sets the page length in inches. • n is the number of lines that make up one page, or the length of the page in inches, according to the form of the command.
  • Page 298 2/19/04 Line spacing and tabs Set 1/8" line spacing Esc0 (27)(48) <1Bh><30h> This command sets the line spacing to 1/8". All subsequent line feed operations will move the print position 1/8" down the page. LPRINT CHR$(27); CHR$(48); 'Set line spacing to 1/8". Set 7/72"...
  • Page 299 2/19/04 Set horizontal tabs EscD<n1><n2><n3>...NUL (27)(68)n1n2n3...(00) <1Bh><44h>n1n2n3...<00h> • This command enables you to set up to 28 horizontal tab stops using the current character pitch. • The tab stops should be set in ascending order. • Esc D 0 clears all horizontal tab settings. •...
  • Page 300 2/19/04 5.3. Using Characters Select character set I Esc7 (27)(55) <1Bh><37h> This command selects IBM Character set I for use in subsequent printing operations. LPRINT CHR$(27); CHR$(55); 'Select character set I Select character set II Esc6 (27)(56) <1Bh><36h> This command selects IBM character set II for use in subsequent printing operations. LPRINT CHR$(27);...
  • Page 301 2/19/04 Set enlarged character mode for a single line (14) <0Eh> • This command turns enlarged character mode on for one line only. The subsequent line of text is printed using double-width characters and with the line space setting doubled. •...
  • Page 302 2/19/04 Underline mode Esc-n (27)(126)n <1Bh><7Eh>n • This command turns character underlining on or off. • If n is set to 1 subsequent text is underlined. • Horizontal tab spaces are not underlined irrespective of whether underlining mode is on or off. •...
  • Page 303 2/19/04 Select a character from the All Character Code table Esc^<char-code> (27)(94)<Char-code> <1Bh><5Eh><Char-code> • This command enables you to print a single character from the All Character Code table. • A control code is not executed if the code is sent immediately following this instruction. LPRINT CHR$(27);...
  • Page 304 2/19/04 • If bits 1 and 2 of n are 01 the least significant bit of each data byte is replicated in rows 9 to 12 of the grid. • If bits 1 and 2 of n are 10 the bits 1 to 4 of each data byte are replicated in rows 9 to 12 of the grid. •...
  • Page 305 2/19/04 • Images are printed at an approximate horizontal resolution of 120 dots per inch and at an approximate vertical resolution of 72 dots per inch. • Each byte represents a vertical column of eight dots, the most significant bit representing the dot at the top.
  • Page 306 2/19/04 Set quadruple-density image mode EscZn <image data> (27)(90)n1n2<image data> <1Bh><5Ah>n1n2<image data> • This command enables you to define and print a single line raster bit image on a single text line. • n and n define the number of bytes that comprise the image. •...
  • Page 307: Index

    2/19/04 INDEX Line feed ................8 line spacing ..............12 Automatic line feed ............9 overline mode ..............16 Backspace................8 page length...............11 paper input control............10 perforation skip..............11 cancel ................15 pitch .................14 Carriage return ..............8 print quality..............17 character set..............6, 14 proportional spacing ............14 characters.................
  • Page 308: Chapter 8 Barcode Control

    2/19/04 CHAPTER 8 BAR CODE CONTROL CHAPTER 8 BAR CODE CONTROL - 1...
  • Page 309: Print Bar Codes Or Expanded Characters

    2/19/04 ONTENTS 1. INTRODUCTION........................3 2. PRINT BAR CODES OR EXPANDED CHARACTERS............4 3. DEFINITION OF PARAMETERS..................... 5 3.1. Bar Code Mode..........................5 3.2. Bar Code Style, Expanded Character Shading, Line Block Drawing & Box Drawing Shading ..5 3.3. Bar Code Scaling (Width only)......................6 3.4.
  • Page 310: Introduction

    2/19/04 INTRODUCTION Some of the HL series printers can print bar codes in the HP LaserJet, EPSON FX-850, and IBM Proprinter XL emulation modes, refer to the printer User guide for information. CHAPTER 8 BAR CODE CONTROL - 3...
  • Page 311: Print Bar Codes Or Expanded Characters

    2/19/04 PRINT BAR CODES OR EXPANDED CHARACTERS ESC i n ... n \ (27)(105)n ... n (92) <1Bh><69h>n ... n <5Ch> Creates bar codes or expanded characters according to the parameters “n n”. For further information about the parameters, see the following “Definition of Parameters.” This command must end with the “...
  • Page 312: Definition Of Parameters

    2/19/04 DEFINITION OF PARAMETERS This bar code command can have the following parameters in the parameter segment (n ... n). Parameters are effective only within the single command sequence using the syntax ESC i n ... n \. They do not take effect in any subsequent bar code commands.
  • Page 313: Bar Code Scaling (width Only)

    2/19/04 Line Block Drawing & Box Drawing Shading “S” 1 = Black 2 = Vertical stripes 3 = Horizontal stripes 4 = Cross hatch 3.3. Bar Code Scaling (Width only) n = “mnnn” or “Mnnn” (nnn = 0 ~ 32767) This parameter specifies the bar code width scaling.
  • Page 314: Bar Code, Expanded Character, Line, Block Drawing & Box Drawing Offset In The X-axis

    2/19/04 3.7. Bar Code, Expanded Character, Line, Block Drawing & Box Drawing Offset in the X-axis n = “xnnn” or “Xnnn” This parameter specifies the offset from the current print position in the “u”- or “U”-specified units. 3.8. Bar Code & Expanded Character Offset in the Y-axis n = “ynnn”...
  • Page 315: Bar Code Data Start

    2/19/04 3.12. Bar Code Data Start n = “b” or “B” • Data that follows “b” or “B” is read in as bar code data. Bar code data must end with the “ \ ” code (5CH), which also terminates this command. The acceptable bar code data is subject to the bar code mode selected by “t”...
  • Page 316: Box Drawing

    2/19/04 • When Code 128 Set A, Set B, or Set C is selected with the parameter “t12” or “12,” “t13” or “T13,” or “t14” or “T14” respectively: Code sets A, B and C are individually selectable. Set A encodes characters in the range Hex 00 to 5F. Set B encodes characters in the range Hex 20 to 7F.
  • Page 317: Example Program Listings

    2/19/04 EXAMPLE PROGRAM LISTINGS 10 ' Barcode 20 WIDTH "LPT1:", 255 30 ' CODE 39 40 LPRINT CHR$(27); "it0r1s0x00y00b123456\"; 50 'INTER LEAVED 60 LPRINT CHR$(27); "it1r1s0x70y00b123456\"; 70 ' EAN-13 80 LPRINT CHR$(27); "it5r1s0x00y020b123456789012?\"; 90 LPRINT CHR$(27); "it5r1s0x70y020b123456789012?+12345\"; 100 ' UPC-A 110 LPRINT CHR$(27);...
  • Page 318: Chapter 9 Hp-gl Graphics Language

    2/19/04 CHAPTER 9 HP-GL GRAPHICS LANGUAGE CHAPTER 9 HP-GL - 1...
  • Page 319 2/19/04 ONTENTS COMMAND LIST ........................3 INTRODUCTION ........................4 2.1. HP-GL Syntax .......................... 4 2.2. Font Selection .......................... 4 2.3. Coordinate System and Printing Area..................4 2.3.1. Coordinate system ..........................4 2.3.2. Printing area............................5 COMMANDS ........................6 3.1. Initialization and Default Setting Instructions ................6 3.2.
  • Page 320: Command List

    Relative direction Character plot Set absolute character size Set relative character size Character slant User-defined character EscCRRO, EscCRRL, EscCRRM, EscCRRD Set high resolution control (Brother original) EscCR!#R User reset (Brother original) EscCRFD Factory reset (Brother original) CHAPTER 9 HP-GL - 3...
  • Page 321: Introduction

    2/19/04 INTRODUCTION The HP-GL graphics mode emulates 40 out of 56 instructions for the HP 7475A plotter made by Hewlett- Packard. Default measurement unit in the HP-GL graphics mode is 1/1016"(0.025mm). 2.1. HP-GL Syntax A command consists of a two-letter instruction mnemonic, a parameter field (not needed for some instructions) and a terminator.
  • Page 322 2/19/04 2.3.2. Printing area (mm) 5 (HL- 3400CN/3260N/3450CN) Letter Legal CHAPTER 9 HP-GL - 5...
  • Page 323: Commands

    2/19/04 COMMANDS 3.1. Initialization and Default Setting Instructions DF - Default set instruction DF[;] • Returns the graphics mode to the default conditions. • The following are the default settings. Function Equivalent Condition Instruction Plot mode Absolute plotting Relative character direction DR 1,0;...
  • Page 324: Plot Area And Unit Setting Instructions

    2/19/04 Function Equivalent Condition Instruction Fill type Bi-directional fill, type 1 Fill distance 1% of distance from P1 to P2 Fill slant 0 degrees Pen thickness Set at 0.3 mm Pen condition Pen up Rotation Set at 0 degrees Scaling points Initialized according to paper size 3.2.
  • Page 325: Pen Control And Plot Instructions

    2/19/04 IW - Input window IW [ X ] [;] X1-Window lower left X coordinate Y1-Window lower left Y coordinate X2-Window upper right X coordinate Y2-Window upper right Y coordinate • This instruction sets the window inside which plotting can be performed. •...
  • Page 326 2/19/04 PU - Pen up PU [ X,Y [,...]] [;] X ; X coordinate of the cursor movement destination Y ; Y coordinate of the cursor movement destination • X and Y are either relative or absolute, depending on whether a PA or a PR was the last plot command executed.
  • Page 327 2/19/04 (X1, Y1) (Xn, Yn (X2,Y2) (X3, Y3) Current position 10 '*** PAEX1 *** 20 LPRINT "IN;SP1;" 30 LPRINT "PA2000,6000;PD0,6000,2000,7500,2000,6000;PU2500,6000;" 40 LPRINT "PAPD4500,6000,2500,7500,2500,6000;PU10365,500;" 50 END <Sample 62> 10 ' *** PAEX2 *** 20 LPRINT "IN;SP1;SC0,100,0,100;" 30 LPRINT "PA50,30;PD25,30,50,50,50,30;PU55,30;" 40 LPRINT "PAPD80,30,55,50,55,30,PU;" 50 END <Sample 63>...
  • Page 328 2/19/04 AA - Draw absolute arc AA [ X, Y, qc [, qd ]] [;] X ; Arc centre X coordinate Y ; Arc centre Y coordinate qc ; Arc angle in degrees qd ; Chord angle in degrees • X and Y coordinates are absolute coordinates in user units or graphics units. •...
  • Page 329 2/19/04 • Plotting is performed only when the pen is down. • When the pen is up, plotting is not performed but the cursor position moves to the plot end point. • When scaling has been performed, the cursor is moved by relative coordinates in user units. •...
  • Page 330: The Polygon Group

    2/19/04 10 '*** CIEX1 *** 20 LPRINT "IN;SP1;IP2650,1325,7650,6325;" 30 LPRINT "SC-100,100,-100,100;" 40 LPRINT "PA-60,50;CI40,45;" 50 LPRINT "PA60,50;CI40,30;" 60 LPRINT "PA-60,-50;CI40,15;" 70 LPRINT "PA60,-50;CI40,5;" 80 END <Sample 65> 10 '*** CIEX2 *** 20 LPRINT "IN;SP1;IP2650,1325,8650,7325;" 30 LPRINT "SC0,170,0,170;" 40 LPRINT "PA100,100;LT;CI10,5;LT0;CI-20,5;LT1;CI30,5;" 50 LPRINT "LT2;CI-40,5;LT3;CI50,5;LT4;CI- 60,5;LT5;CI70,5;LT6;CI80,5;"...
  • Page 331 2/19/04 • When there is no scaling, the coordinate values for X and Y are integer numbers. (X, Y) Current position 10 '*** EAEX *** 20 LPRINT "IN;SP1;PA7000,4000;" 30 LPRINT "PT.3;FT1;RA6000,3000;" 40 LPRINT "SP3,;EA6000,3000;" 50 LPRINT "SP4;FT3,100;RA8000,3000;" 60 LPRINT "SP3,;EA8000,3000;" 70 LPRINT "SP5;PT.3;FT2;RA8000,5000;"...
  • Page 332 2/19/04 EW - Edge wedge EW r,q1,qc(,qd)[;] r ; Radius in user units or graphics units q1; Start point angle qc ; Arc angle qd ; Chord angle • Plots a wedge centred on the current position with radius r, start point angle q1, arc angle qc and chord angle •...
  • Page 333 2/19/04 RA - Fill rectangle absolute RA X, Y[;] X ; X coordinate of opposite angle for the rectangle Y ; Y coordinate of opposite angle for the rectangle • X and Y coordinates are absolute coordinates in user units or graphics units. •...
  • Page 334 2/19/04 WG - Fill wedge WG r,q1,qc(,qd)[;] r ; Radius in user units or graphics units q1 ; Start point angle qc ; Arc angle qd ; Chord angle • Fill in a wedge centred on the current position with radius r, start point angle q1, arc angle qc and chord angle qd.
  • Page 335: Plot Function Instructions

    2/19/04 3.5. Plot Function Instructions Instruction Function Fill Type Line Type Pen Width Symbol Mode Select Pen Tick Length X Tick Y Tick Pen Thickness FT - Fill type FT [ n [, d [, q]]] [;] n : Fill type d : Fill interval (interval between the parallel lines of the area being filled) q : Fill angle (degrees ) •...
  • Page 336 2/19/04 PW-Pen width PW n[;] w ; width (unit = 1/300 inch) • This command specifies the width of the currently selected pen. • The value of w is an integer number from 1 to 10. SM - Symbol mode SM c[;] c ;...
  • Page 337: Character Plot Instructions

    2/19/04 XT - X-axis tick XT [;] • Plots vertical tick marks as specified by the TL instruction from the current position. • After plotting, the cursor returns to its point of origin. • Plotting is performed whether the pen is up or down. YT - Y-axis tick YT [;] •...
  • Page 338 2/19/04 Character Set ANSI ASCII 9825 Character Set French/German Scandinavian Spanish/Latin American JIS ASCII ROMAN 8 Extensions ISO IRV ISO Swedish ISO Swedish for Names ISO Norway, Version 1 ISO German ISO French ISO Kingdom ISO Italian ISO Spanish ISO Portuguese ISO Norway, Version 2 SS - Select standard character set SS [;]...
  • Page 339 2/19/04 LB - Character plot LB [ cs ] < terminator > [;] cs : character string • Plots character strings, numerical expressions, variables etc. • Plotting is performed whether the pen is up or down. • After plotting, the cursor moves to the position of the next character. 10 '*** LBEX1 *** 20 LPRINT "SP2;PA1000,4000;"...
  • Page 340 2/19/04 DR - Relative direction DR [ run, rise ] [;] run : X direction component rise : Y direction component • A percentage of the distance in the X and Y directions between P1 and P2 is used as the units •...
  • Page 341 2/19/04 10 '*** SIEX1 *** 20 LPRINT "IN;SP1;PA1000,1000;" 30 LPRINT "SI2,1.5;LBLASER";CHR$(3) 40 END <Sample 86> 10 '*** SIEX2 *** 20 LPRINT "IN;SP1;PA5000,3000:" 30 LPRINT "SI-.35,.35;LBCHARACTER";CHR$(3) 40 END <Sample 87> 10 '*** SIEX3 *** 20 LPRINT "IN;SP1;PA5000,3000;" 30 LPRINT "SI.35,-.35;LBCHARACTER";CHR$(3) 40 END <Sample 88>...
  • Page 342 2/19/04 10 '"*** SLEX *** 20 LPRINT "DF;SP1;SI1.3,1.3;PA100,6000;" 30 LPRINT "SL2;LBLASER";CHR$(3) 40 LPRINT "SL-2;PR3000,0;LBLASER";CHR$(3) 50 END <Sample 91> UC - User-defined character UC X1, Y1, X2, Y2..., Xn, Yn[;] Xi : Number of grids in X direction Yi : Number of grids in Y direction •...
  • Page 343: Dual Context Extensions

    EscCRRM This command sets high resolution control medium level. EscCRRD This command sets high resolution control dark level. User reset (Brother original) EscCR!#R • # can be 0, 1 or 2. • #0 indicates the current setting are restored. • #1 indicates the user settings 1 are restored.
  • Page 344: Index

    2/19/04 INDEX Absolute direction ............22 Pen down ................9 Alternate character set............. 20 Pen thickness select ............20 Pen up ................9 Pen width .................19 Plot absolute...............9 printing area ...............5 Character plot ............22, 23 character set............... 4 Character slant..............24 Circle plot................ 12 Relative coordinate pen move..........10 Relative direction.............23 Rotate coordinate system ...........8...
  • Page 345: Appendix A Comparison List

    2/19/04 APPENDIX A COMPARISON LIST APPENDIX A -COMPARISON LIST-1...
  • Page 346 2/19/04 ONTENTS PCL5/5E................. 3 Typeface Selection (PCL) .............16 HP-GL/2............... 18 EPSON FX-850............. 20 IBM PROPRINTER XL..........23 BAR CODE ..............25 HP-GL ................. 26 PJL ................28 General PJL Environment Variables..........31 PCL Specific Variables ..............38 PostScript Specific Variables............41 EPSON Specific Variables ............42 IBM Specific Variables..............43 APPENDIX A -COMPARISON LIST-2...
  • Page 347: Pcl5/5e

    2/19/04 In this chapter, you can find which commands are supported by your printer. PCL5/5e COMMAND 1050 1070 1250/ 1270N/ 1660e/ 2400 3400 1650/ 1850/ 3260N 2460 7050 2600 3450 2060 C/Ce 1670N 1870N/ 1450/ 1470N 5040/ P2500 5050/ 5070N Esc&k#G √...
  • Page 348 2/19/04 COMMAND 1050 1070 1250/ 1270N/ 1660e/ 2400 3400 1650/ 1850/ 3260N 2460 7050 2600 3450 2060 C/Ce 1670N 1870N/ 1450/ 1470N 5040/ P2500 5050/ 5070N Esc&l45A √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ Paper Size JIS B5 Esc&l46A √...
  • Page 349 2/19/04 COMMAND 1050 1070 1250/ 1270N/ 1660e/ 2400 3400 1650/ 1850/ 3260N 2460 7050 2600 3450 2060 C/Ce 1670N 1870N/ 1450/ 1470N 5040/ P2500 5050/ 5070N Esc&l1036A √ Paper Size Organizer M Esc&l1037A √ Paper Size DL Long Edge Feeding Esc&l1038A √...
  • Page 350 2/19/04 COMMAND 1050 1070 1250/ 1270N/ 1660e/ 2400 3400 1650/ 1850/ 3260N 2460 7050 2600 3450 2060 C/Ce 1670N 1870N/ 1450/ 1470N 5040/ P2500 5050/ 5070N √ Esc&l1H √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √...
  • Page 351 2/19/04 COMMAND 1050 1070 1250/ 1270N/ 1660e/ 2400 3400 1650/ 1850/ 3260N 2460 7050 2600 3450 2060 C/Ce 1670N 1870N/ 1450/ 1470N 5040/ P2500 5050/ 5070N Esc&l101H √ √ √ Tray ID 2 Tray Tray Tray ID 2 ID 2 ID 2 Esc&l102H √...
  • Page 352 2/19/04 COMMAND 1050 1070 1250/ 1270N/ 1660e/ 2400 3400 1650/ 1850/ 3260N 2460 7050 2600 3450 2060 C/Ce 1670N 1870N/ 1450/ 1470N 5040/ P2500 5050/ 5070N Esc&u#D √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √...
  • Page 353 2/19/04 COMMAND 1050 1070 1250/ 1270N/ 1660e/ 2400 3400 1650/ 1850/ 3260N 2460 7050 2600 3450 2060 C/Ce 1670N 1870N/ 1450/ 1470N 5040/ P2500 5050/ 5070N Esc&a#H √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √...
  • Page 354 2/19/04 COMMAND 1050 1070 1250/ 1270N/ 1660e/ 2400 3400 1650/ 1850/ 3260N 2460 7050 2600 3450 2060 C/Ce 1670N 1870N/ 1450/ 1470N 5040/ P2500 5050/ 5070N Esc*c#R √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √...
  • Page 355 2/19/04 COMMAND 1050 1070 1250/ 1270N/ 1660e/ 2400 3400 1650/ 1850/ 3260N 2460 7050 2600 3450 2060 C/Ce 1670N 1870N/ 1450/ 1470N 5040/ P2500 5050/ 5070N Esc&d#D, √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √...
  • Page 356 2/19/04 COMMAND 1050 1070 1250/ 1270N/ 1660e/ 2400 3400 1650/ 1850/ 3260N 2460 7050 2600 3450 2060 C/Ce 1670N 1870N/ 1450/ 1470N 5040/ P2500 5050/ 5070N Esc*v#O √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √...
  • Page 357 2/19/04 COMMAND 1050 1070 1250/ 1270N/ 1660e/ 2400 3400 1650/ 1850/ 3260N 2460 7050 2600 3450 2060 C/Ce 1670N 1870N/ 1450/ 1470N 5040/ P2500 5050/ 5070N Esc*t#R √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √...
  • Page 358 2/19/04 COMMAND 1050 1070 1250/ 1270N/ 1660e/ 2400 3400 1650/ 1850/ 3260N 2460 7050 2600 3450 2060 C/Ce 1670N 1870N/ 1450/ 1470N 5040/ P2500 5050/ 5070N Esc*rC √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √...
  • Page 359 2/19/04 COMMAND 1050 1070 1250/ 1270N/ 1660e/ 2400 3400 1650/ 1850/ 3260N 2460 7050 2600 3450 2060 C/Ce 1670N 1870N/ 1450/ 1470N 5040/ P2500 5050/ 5070N Esc&f7X √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √...
  • Page 360: Typeface Selection (pcl)

    2/19/04 Typeface Selection (PCL) COMMAND TYPEFACE 1050 1070 1250/ 1270N/ P2500 1660e 2060 2400 3400 1650/ 3260N 2460 7050 C/Ce/ 1670N/ 1450 1470N 2600 3450 1850/ 1870N/ 5040/ 5050/ 5070N Esc(s129T Anelia Esc(s128T Brougham Esc(s130T Letter Gothic √ √ √ √...
  • Page 361 2/19/04 COMMAND TYPEFACE 1050 1070 1250/ 1270N/ P2500 1660e 2060 2400 3400 1650/ 3260N 2460 7050 C/Ce/ 1670N/ 1450 1470N 2600 3450 1850/ 1870N/ 5040/ 5050/ 5070N Esc(s4297T Maryland √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √...
  • Page 362 2/19/04 HP-GL/2 COMMAND HL-1050/1070/1250/1270N/1450/1470N/P2500/1660e/2060/2400C/2400Ce/3400CN/1650/1670N/3260N/2460/7050/1850/1870N/5050/5070N/ 2600CN/3450CN √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ APPENDIX A -COMPARISON LIST-18...
  • Page 363 2/19/04 COMMAND HL-1050/1070/1250/1270N/1450/1470N/P2500/1660e/2060/2400C/2400Ce/3400CN/1650/1670N/3260N/2460/7050/1850/1870N/5050/5070N/ 2600CN/3450CN √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ APPENDIX A -COMPARISON LIST-19...
  • Page 364 2/19/04 Epson FX-850 COMMAND HL-1050/1070/1250/1270N/1450/1470N/P2500/1660e/2060/2400C/2400Ce/3400CN/1650/1670N/3260N/2460/7050/1850/1870N/ 5050/5070N/2600CN/3450CN √ √ √ √ √ Esc SP n √ Esc a n √ Esc $ n1 n2 √ Esc \ n1 n2 √ Esc < √ Esc > √ Esc # √ Esc @ √...
  • Page 365 2/19/04 COMMAND HL-1050/1070/1250/1270N/1450/1470N/P2500/1660e/2060/2400C/2400Ce/3400CN/1650/1670N/3260N/2460/7050/1850/1870N/ 5050/5070N/2600CN/3450CN Esc / n √ √ Esc P √ Esc M √ Esc p n √ √ Esc SI √ √ Esc E √ Esc F √ Esc G √ Esc H √ Esc W n √...
  • Page 366 2/19/04 COMMAND HL-1050/1070/1250/1270N/1450/1470N/P2500/1660e/2060/2400C/2400Ce/3400CN/1650/1670N/3260N/2460/7050/1850/1870N/ 5050/5070N/2600CN/3450CN Esc L n1 n2 √ Esc Y n1 n2 √ Esc Z n1 n2 √ APPENDIX A -COMPARISON LIST-22...
  • Page 367: Ibm Proprinter Xl

    2/19/04 IBM ProPrinter XL COMMAND HL-1050/1070/1250/1270N/1450/1470N/P2500/1660e/2060/2400C/2400Ce/3400CN/1650/1670N/3260N/2460/7050/1850/1870N/ 5050/5070N/2600CN/3450CN √ √ √ √ √ √ Esc 5 n √ √ Esc Q 22 √ Esc Q 3 √ Esc CR ! #R √ Esc EM n √ Esc C n √ Esc C NUL n √...
  • Page 368 2/19/04 COMMAND HL-1050/1070/1250/1270N/1450/1470N/P2500/1660e/2060/2400C/2400Ce/3400CN/1650/1670N/3260N/2460/7050/1850/1870N/ 5050/5070N/2600CN/3450CN √ Esc E √ Esc F √ √ √ √ Esc W n √ Esc S n √ Esc T √ Esc - n √ Esc _ n √ Esc [ @ n1n2n3n4n5n6 √ Esc \ n1 n2 √...
  • Page 369: Bar Code

    2/19/04 BAR CODE COMMAND HL-1050/1070/1250/1270N/1450/1470N/P2500/1660e/2060/2400C/2400Ce/3400CN/1650/1670N/3260N/2460/7050/1850/1870N/5050/ 5070N/2600CN/3450CN CODE 39 √ Interleaved 2 of 5 √ FIM(US-Post Net) √ Post Net √ EAN8,EAN13, √ UPC A UPC E √ Codabar √ UPS Code128 √ set A UPS Code128 √ set B UPS Code128 √...
  • Page 370: Hp-gl

    2/19/04 HP-GL COMMAND 1050 1070 1250/ 1270N/ P2500 1660e 2060 2400C/ 3400CN 1650/ 3260N 2460 7050 /3450 1670N/ 1450 1470N 2600CN 1850/ 1870N/ 5050/ 5070N √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √...
  • Page 371 2/19/04 COMMAND 1050 1070 1250/ 1270N/ P2500 1660e 2060 2400C/ 3400CN 1650/ 3260N 2460 7050 /3450 1670N/ 1450 1470N 2600CN 1850/ 1870N/ 5050/ 5070N √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √...
  • Page 372: Pjl

    2/19/04 PJL commands are supported by HL-1050, HL-1070, HL-1250, HL-1270N/1450/1470N, HL-P2500, HL-1660e, HL-2060, HL-2400C, HL-2400Ce, HL-3400CN, HL-1650, HL-1670N, HL-3260N, HL-2460, HL-7050, HL-1850, HL-1870N, HL-5050, HL-5040, HL-5070N, HL-2600CN and HL-3450CN. Other our printers does not support PJL. COMMAND HL-1050 HL-1070 HL-1270N/...
  • Page 373 2/19/04 COMMAND HL-1050 HL-1250/ HL-1270N/ HL-2400C/Ce/ HL-1650/1670N/ 1070 1450 1470N P2500 1660e 2060 3400CN/ 2600CN/ 1850/ 1870N/ 3260N 2460 7050 3450CN 5040/5050/5070N @PJL JOB [NAME = "job √ name"] [START = first page] [NAME = "job name"] [START = first page] [END = last page] [PASSWORD = "password"] [<CR>]<LF>...
  • Page 374 2/19/04 COMMAND HL-1050 HL-1250/ HL-1270N/ HL-2400C/Ce/ HL-1650/1670N/ 1070 1450 1470N P2500 1660e 2060 3400CN/ 2600CN/ 1850/ 1870N/ 3260N 2460 7050 3450CN 5040/5050/5070N @PJL INFO STATUS √ <… <… <… <… <… <… <… <… <… <… <… [<CR>]<LF> @PJL INFO VARIABLES √...
  • Page 375: General Pjl Environment Variables

    2/19/04 General PJL Environment Variables GENERAL PJL HL-1050 HL-1070 HL-1250/ HL-P2500 HL-1660e/ HL-1650/ HL-1850/ HL-3260N HL-2460 HL-7050 ENVIRONMENT 1270N/ 2060 2400C/Ce/ 3400CN/ 1670N 1870N/ VARIABLES 1450/ 2600CN 3450CN 5040/ 1470N 5050/ 5070N COPIES 1~200 1~200 1~999 1~999 1~999 1~999 1~999...
  • Page 376 2/19/04 GENERAL PJL HL-1050 HL-1070 HL-1250/ HL-P2500 HL-1660e/ HL-1650/ HL-1850/ HL-3260N HL-2460 HL-7050 ENVIRONMENT 1270N/ 2060 2400C/Ce/ 3400CN/ 1670N 1870N/ VARIABLES 1450/ 2600CN 3450CN 5040/ 1470N 5050/ 5070N LIGHT, LIGHT, LIGHT, MEDIUM, MEDIUM, MEDIUM, DARK, DARK, DARK, PAGEPROTECT AUTO, AUTO,...
  • Page 377 2/19/04 GENERAL PJL HL-1050 HL-1070 HL-1250/ HL-P2500 HL-1660e/ HL-1650/ HL-1850/ HL-3260N HL-2460 HL-7050 ENVIRONMENT 1270N/ 2060 2400C/Ce/ 3400CN/ 1670N 1870N/ VARIABLES 1450/ 2600CN 3450CN 5040/ 1470N 5050/ 5070N INTRAY5 LOCKED, LOCKED, LOCKED, UNLOCK UNLOCK UNLOCK AUTOCONT ON, OFF ON, OFF...
  • Page 378 2/19/04 GENERAL PJL HL-1050 HL-1070 HL-1250/ HL-P2500 HL-1660e/ HL-1650/ HL-1850/ HL-3260N HL-2460 HL-7050 ENVIRONMENT 1270N/ 2060 2400C/Ce/ 3400CN/ 1670N 1870N/ VARIABLES 1450/ 2600CN 3450CN 5040/ 1470N 5050/ 5070N INTRAY2SIZE LETTER, LETTER, EXECUTI EXECUTI ENVELO ENVELO PES, PES, LEGAL LEGAL A5, B6,...
  • Page 379 2/19/04 GENERAL PJL HL-1050 HL-1070 HL-1250/ HL-P2500 HL-1660e/ HL-1650/ HL-1850/ HL-3260N HL-2460 HL-7050 ENVIRONMENT 1270N/ 2060 2400C/Ce/ 3400CN/ 1670N 1870N/ VARIABLES 1450/ 2600CN 3450CN 5040/ 1470N 5050/ 5070N YOFFSET -500~500 -500~500 -500~500 -500~500 -500~500 -500~500 -500~500 -500~500 -500~500 -500~500 -500~500...
  • Page 380 2/19/04 GENERAL PJL HL-1050 HL-1070 HL-1250/ HL-P2500 HL-1660e/ HL-1650/ HL-1850/ HL-3260N HL-2460 HL-7050 ENVIRONMENT 1270N/ 2060 2400C/Ce/ 3400CN/ 1670N 1870N/ VARIABLES 1450/ 2600CN 3450CN 5040/ 1470N 5050/ 5070N KEEPPCL ON, OFF ON, OFF ON, OFF ON, OFF ON, OFF ON, OFF...
  • Page 381 2/19/04 GENERAL PJL HL-1050 HL-1070 HL-1250/ HL-P2500 HL-1660e/ HL-1650/ HL-1850/ HL-3260N HL-2460 HL-7050 ENVIRONMENT 1270N/ 2060 2400C/Ce/ 3400CN/ 1670N 1870N/ VARIABLES 1450/ 2600CN 3450CN 5040/ 1470N 5050/ 5070N MEDIATYPE REGULA REGULA REGULA REGULA REGULA REGULA REGULA REGULA REGULA REGULA REGULA...
  • Page 382 2/19/04 PCL Specific Variables PCL SPECIFIC VARIABLES HL-1050, HL-1070, HL- HL-1660e, HL-2060, HL-1650/1670N HL-1850/1870N/5040/ HL-3260N, HL-2460, 1250, HL- HL-2400C/Ce, HL- 5050/5070N HL-7050 1270N/1450/1470N, 3400CN/2600CN/ HL-P2500 3450CN FONTSOURCE I, S I, C, C1, S I, S I, S I, C1, C2, S FONTNUMBER 0,1,2, ...n...
  • Page 383: Pcl Specific Variables

    2/19/04 PCL SPECIFIC VARIABLES HL-1050, HL-1070, HL- HL-1660e, HL-2060, HL-1650/1670N HL-1850/1870N/5040/ HL-3260N, HL-2460, 1250, HL- HL-2400C/Ce, HL- 5050/5070N HL-7050 1270N/1450/1470N, 3400CN/2600CN/ HL-P2500 3450CN SYMSET ROMAN8, ISOL1, ROMAN8, ISOL1, PC8, PC8DN, PC850, PC8, PC8DN, PC850, PC8, PC8DN, PC850, ISOL2, ISOL5, ISOL6,...
  • Page 384 2/19/04 PCL SPECIFIC VARIABLES HL-1050, HL-1070, HL- HL-1660e, HL-2060, HL-1650/1670N HL-1850/1870N/5040/ HL-3260N, HL-2460, 1250, HL- HL-2400C/Ce, HL- 5050/5070N HL-7050 1270N/1450/1470N, 3400CN/2600CN/ HL-P2500 3450CN RIGHTMARGIN 10 ~155 columns 10 ~136 columns 10 ~155 columns 10 ~155 columns 10 ~136 columns TOPMARGIN 0, 0.33, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0...
  • Page 385: Postscript Specific Variables

    2/19/04 PostScript Specific Variables POSTSCRIPT HL-1050 HL-1070 HL-1270N/ HL-1660e/ 2060/ HL-3260 HL-2460 HL-7050 SPECIFIC 1250/ 1470N P2500 2400C/Ce/ 1650/1670N/ VARIABLES 1450 3400CN/ 2600CN/ 1850/1870N/ 3450CN 5050/5070N PRTPSERRS ON, OFF ON, OFF ON, OFF ON, OFF ON, OFF ON, OFF ON, OFF...
  • Page 386: Epson Specific Variables

    2/19/04 EPSON Specific Variables EPSON SPECIFIC HL-1050, HL-1070, HL-P2500 HL-1660e/2060/ HL-1650/1670N/ HL-3260N HL-2460, HL-7050 VARIABLES HL-1250, HL- 2400C/Ce/3400CN/ 1850/1870N/ 1270N/1450/1470N 2600CN/3450CN 5050/5070N ORIENTAION PORTRAIT PORTRAIT PORTRAIT PORTRAIT PORTRAIT PORTRAIT LANDSCAPE LANDSCAPE LANDSCAPE LANDSCAPE LANDSCAPE LANDSCAPE LEFTMARGIN 0 ~145 0 ~126 columns...
  • Page 387: Ibm Specific Variables

    2/19/04 IBM Specific Variables IBM SPECIFIC HL-1050, HL-1070, HL-P2500 HL-1660e/2060/ HL-1650/1670N/ HL-3260N HL-2460, HL-7050 VARIABLES HL-1250, HL- 2400C/Ce/3400CN/ 1850/1870N/ 1270N/1450/1470N 2600CN/3450CN 5050/5070N ORIENTATION PORTRAIT, PORTRAIT, PORTRAIT, PORTRAIT, PORTRAIT, LANDSCAPE LANDSCAPE LANDSCAPE LANDSCAPE LANDSCAPE LEFTMARGIN 0 ~145 columns 0 ~126 columns...
  • Page 388 2/19/04 APPENDIX A -COMPARISON LIST-44...
  • Page 389: Appendix B Flash/pcmcia Card Commands

    2/19/04 APPENDIX B FLASH/PCMCIA CARD COMMANDS <For HL-1270N/1470N/1660e/2060/2400C/2400Ce/3400CN/ 1650/1670N/2460/3260N/7050/1850/1870N/5070N /2600CN/3450CN Only> APPENDIX B - FLASH/PCMCIA CARD COMMANDS - 1...
  • Page 390 2/19/04 ONTENTS INTRODUCTION ......................3 HOW TO READ THE CARD COMMANDS SPECIFICATION ........4 Commands ..........................4 Available Devices ........................4 Description...........................4 Error.............................4 COMMANDS ........................5 Select Storage Device Command ..................5 (For HL-2060/2400C/2400Ce/3400CN/2460/3260N/7050/2600CN/3450CN Only).....5 Format Command........................6 3.2.1 Physical format ...........................6 3.2.2 Logical format ..........................6 Save Data Command ......................7 3.3.1 Save specified type........................7 Data .............................8...
  • Page 391: Introduction

    2/19/04 INTRODUCTION The Flash/Card Commands described in this chapter are applicable to the HL-1270N/1470N/1660e/2060/ 2400C/2400Ce/3400CN/1650/1670N/2460/3260N/7050/1850/1870N/5070N/2600CN/3450CN printers only. The following types of devices can be used for the printers; 1) Flash memory card (HL-1660e/2060/2400C/2400Ce/3400CN/2600CN/3450CN) 2) ATA flash memory card (HL-1660e/1060/2400C/2400Ce/3400CN/2460/3260N/7050/ 2600CN/3450CN) 3) Internal flash memory (HL-1270N/1470N/1650/1670N/1850/1870N/5070N) 4) Internal HDD (HL-2400Ce/3400CN/2460/3260N/7050/2600CN/3450CN) Both command and control panel operations allow you to read / write data onto these devices.
  • Page 392: How To Read The Card Commands Specification

    2/19/04 HOW TO READ THE CARD COMMANDS SPECIFICATION Each command is described in the following four sections of this manual. Commands Command data sequences and syntax. ESC or CR stands for 0x1b or 0x0d as follows; ESC ----0x1b CR ---- 0x0d Available Devices The supported memory card devices which can be used for each command are represented in this manual using the abbreviations as follows.
  • Page 393: Commands

    2/19/04 COMMANDS Select Storage Device Command (For HL-2060/2400C/2400Ce/3400CN/2460/3260N/7050/2600CN/3450CN Only) Command ESC CR ! 12358F Slot No ** Slot No = 1 Slot No = 2 (Slot No. 2 is not used for the HL-2460/3260N.) Slot No = 3 (Internal HDD) Default = 1 Available Devices F, A, H...
  • Page 394: Format Command

    2/19/04 Format Command 3.2.1 Physical format Command ESC CR ! 12340F Available Devices F, A, H, I Description This command executes a physical format for the storage device. This will delete all existing data on the device. When two devices are installed into the printer, the command formats the device specified by the select storage device command.
  • Page 395: Save Data Command

    2/19/04 Save Data Command 3.3.1 Save specified type Command ESC CR ! 12345F type(4byte) size(4byte) data... ** type = MCRO, DATA Available Devices F, A, H Description This command saves data of the specified type with the data ID which is set with the ESC & f # Y (Macro ID Configuration) command.
  • Page 396: Data

    2/19/04 Data 3.4.1 Save data Command ESC CR ! 12347F ID(2byte) size(4byte) data... Available Devices F, A, H Description This command saves data which is sent from the PC with the specified ID onto the device. If there is insufficient memory in the printer to store the data, a memory full error occurs. When the printer supports two or more storage devices, the command saves the data onto the device specified by the select storage device command.
  • Page 397: Font

    2/19/04 Font 3.5.1 Save primary font Command ESC CR ! 12343F Available Devices F, A, H, I Description This command saves the primary font which is currently selected into the device. The primary font can also be saved by control panel operation. The ID specified with the ESC * c # D (Font ID ) command is used for registration.
  • Page 398: Delete All Download Fonts

    2/19/04 3.5.3 Delete all download fonts Command ESC * c 1028F Available Devices F, A, H, I Description This command deletes all the download fonts which are saved in the device. When two devices are installed into the printer, the command deletes the download fonts in the device specified by the select storage device command.
  • Page 399: Save Download Font With Specified Id

    2/19/04 3.5.5 Save download font with specified ID Command ESC * c 1029F Available Devices F, A, H, I Description This command saves the font with the ID which is specified with the ESC * C # D (Font ID) command.
  • Page 400: Macro

    2/19/04 Macro 3.6.1 Delete all macros Command ESC & f 1030X Available Devices F, A, H, I Description This command deletes all the macros which are saved in the device. When two devices are installed into the printer, the command deletes all the macros in the device specified by the select storage device command.
  • Page 401: Save Macro With Specified Id

    2/19/04 3.6.3 Save macro with specified ID Command ESC & f 1038X Available Devices F, A, H, I Description This command saves a macro with the ID which is specified with the ESC & f # Y (Macro ID Configuration) command on the device. When two devices are installed into the printer, the command saves the macros on the device specified by the select storage device command.
  • Page 402: Save Image (printing Location Not Fixed)

    2/19/04 Save image 3.6.5 (Printing location not fixed) Command ESC CR ! 12350F Available Device Description After transferring the last print data into the image data area, this command saves the data with the ID which is specified with the ESC & f # Y (Macro ID Configuration) command as a PCL command on the device.
  • Page 403: Copy Card (for Hl-1660e/2060/2400c/2400ce/3400cn/2460/3260n/7050 /2600cn/3450cn Only)

    2/19/04 Copy Card (For HL-1660e/2060/2400C/2400Ce/3400CN/2460/3260N/7050 /2600CN/3450CN Only) Command ESC CR ! 12357F Available Devices F, A Description 1) Flash memory card After executing a logical format on the transfer device, this command copies to the transfer device only when the two devices have the same memory size. It is essential that the transfer device has already been formatted.
  • Page 404: Use Card Commands From Pcl

    2/19/04 USE CARD COMMANDS FROM PCL Execute Macros Command ESC & l 2 X Execute Macro ESC & l 3 X Call Macro ESC & l 4 X Macro Overlay Available Devices F, A, H, I Description The macros saved in the device can be executed from the PCL command language as well as saving macros in the printer memory.
  • Page 405: Use Download Fonts

    2/19/04 Use Download Fonts Command ESC ( # X Designates soft font # as Primary ESC ) # X Designates soft font # as Secondary ** # = font ID number Available Devices F, A, H, I Description The download fonts saved in the device can be selected from the PCL command language as well as saving download fonts in printer memory.
  • Page 406: Use Card Commands From Postscript

    2/19/04 USE CARD COMMANDS FROM POSTSCRIPT The PostScript emulation recognizes the storage device as a hard disk (except a Flash memory card) and the PostScript file operation allows you to read/write data on these devices. (i.e.) Create the file named “test” and write the data, “This is a data string” onto the device which is inserted into Slot 1.
  • Page 407: Appendix Chbp Mode Commands

    2/19/04 APPENDIX C HBP MODE COMMANDS <For HL-820/1020/1040 Only> APPENDIX C HBP MODE COMMANDS - 1...
  • Page 408 2/19/04 ONTENTS 1. DESCRIPTIONS ........................3 2. COMMAND TO ENTER HBP MODE..................4 3. HBP COMMANDS ........................5 3.1 Command List..........................5 3.2 Commands (Detailed Explanation) ....................6 3.2.1 Resolution setting commands........................6 3.2.2 Economy mode setting commands......................6 3.2.3 Sleep mode setting commands ........................7 3.2.4 Mode setting commands..........................8 3.2.5 Engine related setting commands ......................9 3.2.6 Engine related execute commands ......................9...
  • Page 409: Descriptions

    2/19/04 DESCRIPTIONS The HBP mode commands can be used for the HL-820/1020/1040 printers only. The following commands and syntax are used in these specifications. Description: meaning or code <Esc>: 0 x 1b <Space>: 0 x 20 <LF>: 0 x 0a 1byte of data sign for combining data ( This is not a control code.) (••••)B:...
  • Page 410: Command To Enter Hbp Mode

    2/19/04 COMMAND TO ENTER HBP MODE Command <ESC>%-12345X@PJL<LF> @PJL<Space>ENTER<Space>LANGUAGE<Space>=<Space>HBP<LF> Function The printer enters the HBP mode when this command is received. Explanation The printer can receive this command when it is in the idle condition (during HP emulation, IBM emulation, Epson emulation and Auto emulation for HL-1040).
  • Page 411: Hbp Commands

    2/19/04 HBP COMMANDS An HBP command is composed of ‘@’ + an Uppercase Alphabetic character + parameters (not necessary for some commands). Command List <Character string> <Functions> Reserved Reserved Not used Speed setting for Centronics I/F Economy mode setting Form feed Data input Not used Information request...
  • Page 412: Commands (detailed Explanation)

    2/19/04 Commands (Detailed Explanation) 3.2.1 Resolution setting commands Command @L + * Function This command sets the printer resolution. Command Resolution @ L+ (00000000)B 600dpi (Default) @ L+ (00000101)B 300dpi @ L+ (00001010)B 150dpi Explanation The resolution is set when the printer receives this command. This command is applied from the next page printed after the FormFeed command after this command is sent (i.e.
  • Page 413: Sleep Mode Setting Commands

    2/19/04 3.2.3 Sleep mode setting commands Command @T+ * Function This command sets the sleep time in minutes. Explanation This command is valid immediately after the printer receives the command. The command is valid until one of the following occurs. (1) The printer receives the Exit command.
  • Page 414: Mode Setting Commands

    2/19/04 3.2.4 Mode setting commands Command @M+* Function This command allows various error mode operations to be set. 1 byte, used as 8 bits, that follows the @M command select the settings for each mode. Bit0:0 = The printer clears the input buffer when a Paper Jam error or Undefined Code error occurs. The printer does not recover automatically from a Print Overrun error.
  • Page 415: Engine Related Setting Commands

    2/19/04 3.2.5 Engine related setting commands Command @J+* Function This command allows the setting of engine related commands. Each setting depends on the value of the 3 byte command string. @J+CHR$ (0) +CHR$ (n): Sets Media Type This command allows the printer to change the temperature control for the fuser unit when printing. n=0: Regular (Default) n=1:...
  • Page 416: Graphic Data Input Commands

    2/19/04 3.2.7 Graphic data input commands Command @G+[data length(3bytes)]+data Function The 3 bytes of data following the @G command shows the length of the data, N. The N bytes following this 3 byte header is handled as graphic data. (Example) fprintf(fp,”@G%c%c%c”, (char)((data_length>>16)&0xff), (char)((data_length>>8)&0xff),...
  • Page 417: Graphic Data Format

    2/19/04 Graphic Data Format The data format, which follows the @G+ [number of data bytes (3 bytes)] command, is as shown below. the number of command byte 1 modified data 1 command byte 2 modified data 2 command bytes for raster 1 the number of command byte 1 modified data 1...
  • Page 418 2/19/04 The 5th byte data onward is replaced by the twelve data bytes AAh. 11101010b,02h,Aah When the replacement position and the amount of replacement data are overflow, the next data byte becomes an Expansion Offset Byte. However, if the number is FFh, 00h is added. The number of command bytes = 300, FFh+2Dh The number of command bytes = 510, FFh+FFh+00h If there are more than two command bytes for 1 raster, the replacement position for the second command...
  • Page 419: Recommended Command String

    2/19/04 RECOMMENDED COMMAND STRING The command strings below shows the recommended command stream for two pages of a print job. <Esc>%-12345X@PJL<LF> used for HL-820/1020/1040 @PJL DEFAULT AUTOSLEEP=0<LF> used for HL-820/1020/1040 @PJL DEFAULT TIMEOUTSLEEP= 15<LF> used for HL-820/1020/1040 <Esc>%-12345X@PJL<LF> @PJL ENTER LANGUAGE = HBP<LF> Enter into HBP mode @L<00H>...
  • Page 420 2/19/04 APPENDIX C HBP MODE COMMANDS - 14...
  • Page 421 2/19/04 APPENDIX D REFERENCE LIST OF MX-2000/4000/5000/ 7000 SERIES UNIQUE COMMANDS APPENDIX D REFERENCE LIST OF MX-2000/4000/5000/7000 SERIES UNIQUE COMMANDS - 1...
  • Page 422 2/19/04 ONTENTS 1. INTRODUCTION ....................3 2. GENERAL SPECIFICATION ................4 3. COMMAND REFERENCE LIST................5 3.1. Commands Descriptions ................... 5 3.1.1. PJL output tray & mode setting..................5 3.1.2. PJL mailbox protection & bin number setting ..............6 3.1.3. PJL avoidance of mailbox bin full ................... 6 3.1.4.
  • Page 423: Introduction

    2/19/04 INTRODUCTION This manual covers the general specifications and the command reference list of the MX-2000 series (MX-2001 / MX-2002 / MX-2003), MX-4000 series (MX-4100 / MX-4200 / MX-4300), MX-5000 and MX-7000 series (MX-7000 / MX-7005 / MX-7010 ) Mailbox units. The MX-2000 series Mailbox units are optionally installed onto the HL-2060 printer, the MX-4000 series are optionally installed onto the HL-2460 printer, MX-5000 series are optionally installed onto the HL-3260N printer, and MX-7000 series are optionally installed onto the HL-7050 printer.
  • Page 424: General Specification

    2/19/04 GENERAL SPECIFICATION The Mailbox unit is an option for the HL-2060, HL-2460, HL-3260 or HL-7050 printer and the MX-2000/4000/ 7000 series composed of three types of units. The MX-2001/4100/7000 Lower Mailbox unit consists of five bins. The MX-2002/4200/7005 Upper Mailbox unit is additionally installed onto the MX-2001/4100 and also consists of five bins.
  • Page 425: Command Reference List

    2/19/04 COMMAND REFERENCE LIST This section describes the specific commands as listed below used to support the functions of the Mailbox unit. 1) PJL output tray & mode setting 2) PJL mailbox protection & bin number setting 3) PJL avoidance of output bin full 4) PCL output tray setting 5) PS output tray &...
  • Page 426: Pjl Avoidance Of Mailbox Bin Full

    2/19/04 3.1.2. PJL mailbox protection & bin number setting Format @PJL SET/DEFAULT MAILBOXPROTECT=TrayNumber Parameter TrayNumber <HL-2060/2460/7050> Lower unit: #1 to 5 from bottom to top • Lower unit + Upper unit: #1 to 10 from bottom to top • <HL-3260> #1 to 4 from bottom to top Default = 0 Explanation...
  • Page 427: Pcl Output Tray Setting

    2/19/04 3.1.4. PCL output tray setting Command Esc&l#G (27)(38)(108)#(71) <1Bh><38h><6ch>#<47h> Parameter # denotes the output tray. Select the printer face-down output tray. • Select #1 bin of the Mailbox unit. • Select #2 bin of the Mailbox unit. • Select #3 bin of the Mailbox unit. •...
  • Page 428 2/19/04 Explanation • This operator selects the specified output tray and output mode. • This operator is ignored when no tray is specified. • The ‘1’ and ‘2’ parameters are executed for all output trays other than ones which are defined and protected as mailboxes.
  • Page 429: Ps Mailbox Protection & Bin Number Setting

    2/19/04 3.1.6. PS mailbox protection & bin number setting Command <HL-2060> # setoutputprotect <HL-2460/3260/7050> <</BROutbinProtect #>> setpagedevice Parameter <HL-2060/2460/7050> Lower unit: #1 to 5 from bottom to top • Lower unit + Upper unit: #1 to 10 from bottom to top •...
  • Page 430 2/19/04 APPENDIX D REFERENCE LIST OF MX-2000/4000/5000/7000 SERIES UNIQUE COMMANDS - 10...
  • Page 431 2/19/04 APPENDIX E REFERENCE LIST OF FS-5050 UNIQUE COMMANDS APPENDIX E REFERENCE LIST OF FS-5050 SERIES UNIQUE COMMANDS - 1...
  • Page 432 2/19/04 ONTENTS 1. INTRODUCTION.....................3 2. GENERAL SPECIFICATION ..................3 3. COMMAND REFERENCE LIST ................3 3.1. Commands Descriptions....................4 3.1.1. PJL output tray........................4 3.1.2. PCL output tray........................4 3.1.3. PS output tray ........................4 3.1.4. PJL staple on/off ........................5 3.1.5. PS staple on/off ........................5 3.1.6.
  • Page 433: Introduction

    2/19/04 INTRODUCTION This manual covers the general specifications and the command reference list of the FS-5050 Finisher/Stapler units, which are optionally installed onto the HL-3260 printer. GENERAL SPECIFICATION The Finisher/Stapler unit is an option for the HL-3260 printer. Function Description Finisher/ Printed pages can be sorted or stapled.
  • Page 434: Commands Descriptions

    2/19/04 3.1. Commands Descriptions 3.1.1. PJL output tray Format @PJL SET/DEFAULT OUTBIN=TrayName Parameter TrayName* FINISHER: Select the tray of the Finisher/Stapler unit • Default = ALLSTACKER Explanation • This command selects the Finisher/Stapler unit. • This command is ignored when the Finisher/Stapler unit is not available. •...
  • Page 435: Pjl Staple On/off

    2/19/04 3.1.4. PJL staple on/off Format @PJL SET/DEFAULT STAPLE=StapleName Parameter StapleName* UPPER LEFT: Select the upper left of the Finisher/Stapler unit • UPPER RIGHT: Select the upper right of the Finisher/Stapler unit • LOWER LEFT: Select the lower left of the Finisher/Stapler unit •...
  • Page 436: Pjl Job Offset On/off

    2/19/04 3.1.6. PJL job offset on/off Format @PJL SET/DEFAULT JOBOFFSET=ON/OFF Parameter Paper is ejected offset by each job. • OFF: Paper is ejected together. • Default = ON Explanation • This command selects the job offset. • This command is ignored when the Finisher/Stapler unit is not available. •...

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