Conversion from PCL5 to PCL6

Posted on | January 25, 2010 | 1 Comment

Dear sir/Madam,

i am working with the WindowsCE5.0 operating system it came with the default driver as PCL and able to work with PCL5 based printers but not with PCL6 printers.

My Question is can i make my WindowsCE5.0 to communicate with both PCL5 and PCL6.

please provide solution for this.

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This post was submitted by phani.


One Response to “Conversion from PCL5 to PCL6”

  1. bobp
    January 25th, 2010 @ 10:49 AM

    You need to write your own PCL XL (PCL6) driver. Or, you need a .dll to convert PCL5 to PCL6. You also need to determine what level of PCL6 you want to support. There are printers that fully support PCL6, some that only support PCL6 with JetReady compression and other variations. PCL6 is extensible by the printer manufacturers, so they add their own proprietary functions and compression methods.

    PageTech can help you by writing a PCL6 driver to add to the PCL5 and PCL3Gui driver provided by CE. And, we can help you by stripping-down our PCL interpreter to only what you need to read the PCL5 coming from CE in order to convert it into whatever level of PCL6 you require.

    If you’re interested, please contact Bob Pooley at

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