PCL Font Creation

Posted on | September 6, 2017 | No Comments

Hi. I have a PCL font file that I’m using in an application. I need to update it to reflect some new logos, but the process/person who originally generated this file is no longer available.
Do any of your commercial application have the ability to create a new font file in the same format, or change this existing fonts file with new logos for the character mappings? thanks.

Using a very old version of your PCLWorks.exe application I’m able to see the following:
12-31-2015 10:28 PCLCodes 1.3


[ ESC E ] Reset
[ ESC * c 10 D ] Font id #10
[ ESC ) s 132 W ] Font Descriptor (132 bytes) :
Size : 80 (0x50)
Format : Intellifont Bound Scalable
Font type : Bound 8-bit (256 characters : 0-255)
Posture : Upright
Width : Normal
Structure : Solid
Baseline Distance : 5380 (0x1504)
Cell Width : 0 (0x0)
Cell Height : 0 (0x0)
Orientation : 0 – Portrait
Spacing : Proportional
Symbol set : Unknown
Pitch : 0.23 cpi
Height : 120.00 points
xHeight : 0 dots
Width Type : Normal
Stroke Weight : Medium, Book or Text
Typeface Family : Pica
Serif Style : Serif Line
Quality : Letter quality
Placement : Normal
Underline distance : 0
Underline height : 0
Text height : 0 (0x0)
Text width : 1860 (0x744)
First code : 32 (0x20)
Last code : 255 (0xff)
Cap height : %0.00
Font name : GAP Logos Rev2_0
Copyright : “N ì ì 3 Á , 4 ( P o

[ ESC * c 32 E ] Character Code for next download char (‘ ‘ 32 0x20)
[ ESC ( s 80 W ] Character descriptor (80 bytes) :
—**** Unsupported character format
Format : Intellifont Scalable
Continuation : No
Descriptor size : 2 bytes
Class : Unknown (0)
Orientation : Portrait
Left Offset : 0 (0x0)
Top Offset : 0 (0x0)
Character Width : 0 (0x0)
Character Height : 0 (0x0)
Delta X : 0 (0x0)
…etc…for all character maps…
[ ESC * c 5 F ] Make font permanent
[ ESC E ] Reset

This post was submitted by Ric.

PclTool.exe command line argument for multipage Hp2 to tiff conversion

Posted on | September 6, 2017 | No Comments


We are using pcltool.exe for hp2 to tiff conversion. It is converting properly but when we give multipage hp2 file then it is converting only one page. I tried to find if there is any option needs to be given in command to convert all pages and create one tiff file with all the pages. But could not find.

This is the command I am using to convert:
pcltool.exe “1.hp2” “1.tif” -if hpgl2 -of tiff -ne -oo “-dpi 100 -comp none -t rgb”

Can you please help me what needs to be added to this command to generate multipage tiff file?


This post was submitted by Varun.

Epson Printer Control (M)

Posted on | September 6, 2017 | No Comments

Most Epson printers use an ESC P language or a upgraded version or other common PCL. The Epson C88+ is not spec’d by Epson to use this as best I can tell – the C88 was but not the “+”. When installing the printer driver in Windows Epson says it is OK to use the Microsoft supplied “C88 Series (M)” as the printer driver. When I asked Epson tech support what the (M)stood for, their reply was Microsoft. What does this really mean? Can I send a string of codes to control printing? If yes where do I find the codes?

Thank you.

This post was submitted by Bob Kefauver.

How can I tell if a file is set for duplex?

Posted on | September 6, 2017 | No Comments

How can I tell if a PCL file is set for duplex?

This post was submitted by Bill.

Royal Mail Barcode Font ttf to sft (Soft font)

Posted on | September 6, 2017 | No Comments

Is it possible to convert barcode font RM4SCC to soft font?

link to the font:



This post was submitted by Eric.

License Date exceeded

Posted on | September 6, 2017 | No Comments

I am trying to download PCL SDK from http://www.pcltools.com/pt700d/zips/.
But it shows the version has expired on 15feb2016. Can you please help me to get the valid version?

This post was submitted by Boopalan.

keep looking »