PageTech Celebrates 20 Years of PCL Print Stream Transformation and Innovation

Posted on | April 11, 2013 | No Comments

San Diego, CA – April 11, 2013:  PageTech, a global leader in HP PCL print stream transformation, is celebrating 20 years in business this month. PageTech continues to stay at the forefront of the PCL print stream transformation industry by providing customers with a wide base of PCL expertise and continuous product enhancements.

Established in 1993, PageTech spun off the printer and font technology that was developed by Atech Software including:  HP PCL Emulator, Printer Driver Platform, FastFont Typeface Manager and AllType, the Universal Typeface Converter.  Seeing an opportunity in the marketplace PageTech repositioned the technology as an application development platform designed for developers of Tax Preparation, Mortgage Loan, Document Imaging, and, most recently, Print to Secure Digital Mail solutions.

Here are some of our major innovations over the last 20 years:

  • First to deliver PCL transformation tools in the form of an SDK for custom programming to our API.
  • First to provide PCLXForm, the only console program with a full ASCII text script programming language.
  • First to unscramble text from legacy print streams for text-searchable output formats like PDF, EMF and ASCII.
  • First to develop a custom printer driver (”PCLMagic”) to consistently generate PCL5e with searchable text.

“Since the beginning we’ve focused on PCL and providing the best development tools possible. This has given us an edge-up on the competition and enabled us to withstand the test of time,” said Robert Pooley, president of PageTech.  “Our management team has a combined total of 50 years of experience working with everything that involves HP PCL.  This breadth of experience allows us to develop flexible solutions for more than 3,000 active clients, countless end users and major clients like Intuit, Citrix, HP, Wells Fargo, Wolters Kluwer, Quicken Loans, FiServ, FEDEX of Europe, and FIS Global.”

What’s next?

With the first 20 years now behind it, PageTech is looking towards a bright future with its new custom PCLMagic printer driver.  We expect it to lay the groundwork for many new innovations starting with an all-in-one platform to provide secure digital mail, hybrid mail and dropbox services from any Windows application.


A fully functional evaluation copy of PCLTool SDK v13.0 (32-bit or 64-bit) is available for download from the PageTech PCLTools website.  All PageTech products come with a 30-day refund guarantee.  A single license for PCLTool SDK starts at $425 USD with additional configuration options available.



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