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PCL from FormFlow Designer - Color output

PCL from FormFlow Designer - Color output

PCL from FormFlow Designer - Color output

(OP)
I have been using an old copy of FormFlow Designer to design and output PCL macros.  I then massage the output, and create downloadable macros for HP PCL compatible printers.  I download the marcos, activate the macros using some PCL escapes and then send the print job, all wrapped up in one print stream.  WORKS GREAT!  

Problem is that I can only get output in greyscale when printing to a file, while point to a driver such as HP4MP and others.

When I use a driver, such as the HP4600PCL6, I can output a color PCL file, but due to the PCL6 (XL) driver output, putting a meaningfull macro id around it have been impossible to date.

Anyone know of a way (current software package) to design a form, output color images to PCL macro and end up wioth a downloadable macro?

I understand I should be able to do this using MS-Word printing to a file, but again the output code is almost impossible to decipher and get a macro around.

RE: PCL from FormFlow Designer - Color output

(OP)
What's a good PCL5 color driver to use?  I have tried a few, but don't get reasonable PCL output from the design program.

RE: PCL from FormFlow Designer - Color output

I have no idea what may work best. Try the 4600 PCL5, or maybe the driver from one of the PCL5 inkjets such as the 2250/2280 series.

The key is to understand the macro environment well enough to know what part of the output file to delete for macro purposes.

Jim Asman
http://www.spectracolorservices.com

RE: PCL from FormFlow Designer - Color output

(OP)
I know what you mean - I tried an HP Color 5M driver - get great PCL code and able to ruen it into a macro - but prints like crap on the HP2550PCL6 printer.  

I think the bad guy here is HP PCL6 drivers.

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