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PCL5 lines cuttet on PCL6 printer

PCL5 lines cuttet on PCL6 printer

PCL5 lines cuttet on PCL6 printer

(OP)
Hi,
I send a file to the printer. This file contents only text and PCL5 esc-sequences, line by line
For drawing tables I change Latin1 to PC-8, print out the line-sign and change back to Latin1 for print the further text and so on.
The Problem:
HP Laserjet4m and 5m with PCL5 print-out is fine.
Ricoh SPC410DN with PCL5 and PCL6 works fine too.
But Kyocera FS-1118 MFP and HP2550 (witch only have PCL6) print this mixed lines incomplete.
Portrait format works but landscape lines are cuttet off.
My Questions:
Is there a way to have settings on the printers ?
Is it an error in PCL6 ?

RE: PCL5 lines cuttet on PCL6 printer

If the Kyocera FS-1118 MFP and HP2550 only supported PCL6(aka PCL XL) and not PCL5, then your "text plus PCL5 sequences" would not have printed at all, but would have generated a PCL XL error page.

i.e. your tests imply that those printers DO support PCL5 - but perhaps there is a fault in the implementation?

You need to be a bit more explicit in describing your "text plus PCL5 sequences" print stream, and just what you mean by "landscape lines are cuttet off" before contributers can give further assistance.

RE: PCL5 lines cuttet on PCL6 printer

(OP)
Hi, thank you for the fast reply.
The installed personalities and options of HP2550 an Kyocera FS1118 is only PS and PCLXL. These of the fine working HP LJ5 is PCL PCLXL and PS.

For example the beginning of one line
Code:
Initialize printer (landscape printing):
<esc>(0N<esc>(s3T<esc>&l1O<esc>&l26A<esc>&l7C<esc>&k9H<esc>&l2E<esc>&k2G<esc>(s11H<esc>&l7C
Code of one line:
<esc>(10U<esc>(s13H³<esc>(0N<esc>(s13HNr.<esc>(10U<esc>(s13H³<esc>(0N<esc>(s13H  bezeichnung   <esc>(10U<esc>(s13H³<esc>(0N<esc>(s13H    %   <esc>(10U<esc>(s13H³<esc>(0N<esc>(s13H    %   <esc>(10U<esc>(s13H³<esc>(0N<esc>(s13H    %   <esc>(10U<esc>(s13H³<esc>(0N<esc>(s13H    %   <esc>(10U<esc>(s13H³<esc>(0N<esc>(s13H    %   <esc>(10U<esc>(s13H³<esc>(0N<esc>(s13H    %   <esc>(10U<esc>(s13H³<esc>(0N<esc>(s13H    %   <esc>(10U<esc>(s13H³<esc>(0N<esc>(s13H    %   <esc>(10U<esc>(s13H³<esc>(0N<esc>(s13H    %   <esc>(10U<esc>(s13H³<esc>(0N<esc>(s13H    %   <esc>(10U<esc>(s13H³<esc>(0N<esc>(s13H    %   <esc>(10U<esc>(s13H³<esc>(0N<esc>(s13H    %   <esc>(10U<esc>(s13H³<esc>(0N<esc>(s13H    %   <esc>(10U<esc>(s13H³<esc>(0N<esc>(s13H
Result:
This is what i get by pcl5 HP:
|Nr.|  bezeichnung   |    %   |    %   |    %   |    %   |    %   |    %   |    %   |    %   |    %   |    %   |    %   |    %   |    %   |
This is what i get by pcl6 Kyocera:
|Nr.|  bezeichnung   |    %   |    %   |    %   |    %   |    %   <from here PCL6 cuts off ...

RE: PCL5 lines cuttet on PCL6 printer

You are confirming that your Kyocera understands some PCL5, even though PCL is not shown as a personality.

If your PCL5 sequences had been passed to the PostScript interpreter, I'm not sure what the outcome would be, but it certainly wouldn't understand the symbol set switching; so I don't believe that the PostScript interpreter was involved in producing your partial print line.

If the sequences had been passed to the PCL XL interpreter, they would have caused a PCL XL error, so I don't believe that the PCL XL interpreter was involved in producing your partial print line.

Note that PCL6 (i.e PCL XL) is NOTHING like PCL5; it is NOT a superset; comparing the two is like comparing the Mandarin ideographic 'alphabet' with the Cyrillic alphabet.  

So the only conclusion I can draw is that the printer understands a little PCL5 (but what for?), but doesn't have a full PCL5 interpreter.

RE: PCL5 lines cuttet on PCL6 printer

Have you look on the HP web site they may have PCL5 drivers.  I down loaded ones for our 4350 printers ( older one work fine eg 4250 and 4300.  I was getting similar problems.  HATE PCL6 give me PCL5e any day. Need to re write all vb coding that selects paper trays. Dansdaduk is right PCL6 is compleatly different, and NOT compatable backwards. A bit like toner.

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