PageTech Announces Aggressive Pricing on New Linux Version of PCLTool SDK

Posted on | November 25, 2014 | No Comments

San Diego, California – November 25, 2014:  PageTech, a global leader in HP PCL print stream transformation, optimization, and text extraction, today announced aggressive new pricing on its soon to be released PCLTool SDK for Linux, its flagship PCL conversion software developer’s kit.

PageTech developed this new Linux version because they were the only vendor HP could find capable of converting the complex PCL5e generated by the State of California’s CalWIN system into text searchable PDF files.  The CalWIN system required support for PDF documents generated in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Cambodian, Thai, Farsi and other languages.

“Having been absent from the Linux market until now, we decided to provide an aggressive and simple licensing model to encourage customers using other solutions to re-evaluate their current PCL to PDF conversion solution.  Not only are we offering excellent pricing for unlimited users and unlimited page volume,  we have also ported our powerful PCLXForm program to Linux with its own unparalleled script programming language that can simultaneously extract text from complex PCL while converting, splitting, indexing, and routing the print stream,” said Robert Pooley, President of PageTech.

PCLTool SDK for Linux options range in price from $1,895 for a command line-driven PCL2PDF solution to $3,995 for a 3-unit suite of PCLXForm for mission critical application development.  All Linux options include a free copy of PCLTool SDK for Windows for easy print stream analysis, script programming development and testing.

A fully functional evaluation copy of PCLTool SDK for Linux will be available for download from the PCLTools.com website in late January of 2015.

About PageTech

Established in 1993, Page Technology Marketing, Inc. (www.pagetech.com), with all development based in San Diego, CA, USA, is the leading consultancy firm specializing in HP PCL print stream transformation, optimization and text extraction products for developers, systems integrators and MIS departments.

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Japanese PCL Font

Posted on | April 22, 2014 | 1 Comment

Hello

A client of mine has a requirement to print japanese pcl.
I am assuming the printers in japan contain the required font

But the printers in the us will probably not have the font

Would you be able to supply a pcl japanese font that i can send to the printer when required?

Thanks

This post was submitted by peter.

PageTech Announces PCLTool SDK V14.0 with Support for Cloud Application Development and Job Ticketing

Posted on | March 20, 2014 | No Comments

San Diego, CA – March 20, 2014:  PageTech announced today the availability of the newest version of PCLTool SDK, its flagship PCL conversion software developer’s kit which allows businesses, financial institutions, and printing/mailing/imaging service providers to easily develop a wide range of document imaging, output management and print stream optimization solutions.

Major enhancements in PCLTool SDK 14.0:

  • Added support to interpret and output to HP’s new PCLm/PCLmS printer language and IEEE’s Printer Work Group’s multi-page PWG Raster format. Both new print file formats support print job ticket data.  These new printer description languages are used in mobile or cloud-based applications that need to print from resource-limited, mobile devices to the nearest compatible printer.
  • Developed a new Print2All Program to demonstrate how to print to various Hybrid Postal Mail (Click2Mail), Cloud-Based file sharing (Dropbox) and Digital Postal Mail services. Print2All showcases the SDK’s ability to generate, capture, extract address block text, split, and then convert multiple document print streams into individually-named, text-searchable PDFs for upload to any web service.
  • Added extraction of all available Job Ticketing data from HP PCL/PJL print streams to make it easier for print/mail service bureaus and hybrid postal mail services to know their remote client’s printing instructions. PageTech’s custom printer driver and port monitor can also transparently embed additional job control data in HP PJL comments that can be extracted into the job ticketing output file.

“PCLTool SDK has always been designed to easily adapt to changes in technology so developers have a way to extend the life or add value to legacy applications,” said Robert Pooley, president of PageTech. “These new capabilities provide our clients with the tools to take advantage of the inevitable migration to Digital Mail, Cloud-to-Print and Print-to-Cloud applications.

 Availability

A fully functional evaluation copy of PCLTool SDK v14.0 (32-bit or 64-bit) is available for download from the PageTech pcltools.com website.  All PageTech products come with a 30-day refund guarantee and a single license for PCLTool SDK starts at $425 USD with additional configuration options available.

About PageTech

Established in 1993, Page Technology Marketing, Inc. (www.pagetech.com), based in San Diego, CA, USA, is the leading consultancy firm specializing in HP PCL print stream transformation, optimization, text extraction and manipulation products for developers, systems integrators and MIS departments.

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PageTech Delivers Linux PCL2PDF Software to HP Enterprise Services for CalWIN Project

Posted on | February 13, 2014 | No Comments

San Diego, CA – February 13, 2014:  PageTech, a leading global provider of HP PCL print stream transformation, optimization, and text extraction products, announced today that it has delivered a Linux version of its flagship PCL2PDF conversion software to HP Enterprise Services for implementation into California’s CalWORKS Information Network (CalWIN). The PCL to PDF transformation tool converts complex PCL5e print files generated by various legacy and enterprise systems into Adobe text-searchable PDF portable document format.

The CalWIN project supports over forty percent of California’s social service caseload, which serves over 25,000 desktops across 600+ sites in 18 counties.  The largest system of its kind in the United States, CalWIN processes an average of 15 million transactions a day in 17 languages including: Arabic, Armenian, Bosnian, Cantonese, English, Farsi, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, Khmer, Laotian, Mienh, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai and Vietnamese.

HP Enterprise Services provides application development, network and server management services for CalWIN. Originally HP approached PageTech for its expertise in inserting UTF-8 Unicode text into HP PCL5e print streams with embedded TrueType (PCLETTO) font characters. These font characters are required for printing documents in any language to any PCL5e or newer printer or for conversion into PDF format.

Implementation of new subsystems to comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) generated even more complex PCL print streams from their systems. The existing PCL to PDF converter solution used by CalWIN could not meet these new requirements. HP turned to PageTech for a custom Linux version of PageTech’s PCL2PDF conversion software.

“HP already knew we were the leader in Windows-based PCL to PDF transformation solutions. Based on the relationship we built over the last ten years, HP had no hesitation asking us to port our PCL2PDF technology to Linux because they knew we could meet all their current and future requirements,” said Robert Pooley, president of PageTech. “Going forward this new Linux version will be added to our product line giving us PCL to PDF solutions for both Windows and Linux platforms.”

About PageTech

Established in 1993, Page Technology Marketing, Inc. (www.pagetech.com), with development based in San Diego, CA, USA, is the leading consultancy firm specializing in HP PCL print stream transformation, optimization, text extraction and manipulation products for developers, systems integrators and MIS departments.

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Printing PCL

Posted on | February 11, 2014 | 1 Comment

I am evaluating PCL Works (img2pcl.exe) and it works fine. But now I want to print the PCL. I am used to printing text from from program direct to the printer so I could use some steps or examples to make this happen. I tried printing the PCL direct to the printer but all I get is large black boxes. Nothing else. Thanks in advance.

This post was submitted by Steve Shourds.

Duplex / Page Offset Issue

Posted on | June 27, 2013 | 1 Comment

We have a number of reports that currently go to dot matrix printers, which I would like to start sending to laser. These reports are 132 column, and I want to avoid having to modify the report text if possible.

What I am doing so far, is sending codes:
1b45 (printer reset)
&l1S (duplex)
&l370U (set page offset)
(s18H (font pitch to 18)

page offset is to allow for hole punch/binding. With the above font pitch setting, the front of the page is printing perfectly. The back of the page though, is leaving too much space (about double what the space is on that edge on the front), on the right side. The result is that the left side of the text is getting cut off.

Any hints as to what codes to play with would be appreciated.

This post was submitted by Walter Feddern.

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