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Escape Sequence for OCE printer

Escape Sequence for OCE printer

Escape Sequence for OCE printer

(OP)
We have a high speed OCE printer and I have done a lot of PCL commands in my program that were accepted by the printer. I can do a lot of graphics using PCL and no problems at all. Except for one thing. The manufacturer does not want to give me the escape sequence on how to activate/deactivate the stapler function. This printer is capable of stapling up to 50 pages of report and I want to use this functionality for our incoming open enrollment.

I would really appreciate if anyone can share his/her expertise on this matter.

Thank you.

jmanj

RE: Escape Sequence for OCE printer

Use the windows PCL driver for your printer and print a multi page document with stapling to file.  Open the file in a text or hex editor.  Stapling will probably be done in PJL.  Probably something like

<ESC>%-12345X@PJL<CR><LF>
...
@PJL COMMENT keyword SET STAPLE=TWOLEFT<CR><LF>
...
@PJL ENTER LANGUAGE=PCL<CR><LF>

Your keyword is important and changes by manufacturer.  My guess for yours would be EFIPJL.

good luck,

RE: Escape Sequence for OCE printer

(OP)
Thanks UncleRick!!! I'll try this one. However, the company
decided to have all printout/stapling/stamping/mailing to an outside vendor due to deadline pressures.

Although I can recreate the reports, I will try your formula just in case we have another needs(like for next year).

Thank you very mauch.

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