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4250n PCL Font List

I am considering purchasing a HP 4250n Laserjet printer. I need to know what fonts the 4250n has on its "PCL Font List".
I have a 3390 Multifunction Unit and it has a seperate "PCL6 font list" and "PCL font list". If the 4250n also has these seperate, the fonts on the "PCL6 font list" do not help me. I specifically need to know the fonts on the "PCL font list" as this is what my forms package uses.
I was told by an HP support rep that the lack of fonts on the 3390 was only an issue for the Multifunction units and not the printers, but I need to know before purchasing. By the way, I have used a 4050n, 4500n, 8100n, 5500dn all successfully. The 3390 is the first one to cause me a problem with its lack of fonts.
Could someone please tell me what fonts are on the PCL Font List of the 4250n?
Thank You,
Travis
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Re: 4250n PCL Font List

This printer has a PCL6, PCL5, and Postscript configuration with a total of 80 fonts. They do not list a separate PCL6 and PCL font list.
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Re: 4250n PCL Font List

OK, I found a 4250n and printed the font list that is contained within its memory. What information do you need from it?
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Re: 4250n PCL Font List

Thanks for your quick reply. What I need to know is the font families that are listed. For instance, the 3390 only shows Courier and lineprinter. My 5500 includes many other families like Times, Arial, Times New, Helvetica and such. I know I need Arial and maybe Times.
I think the fonts I need are the PCL5. My printers don't state PCL5 they only say PCL or PCL6. do the PCL5 fonts have escape sequences on the list next to each font?

Thank You,
Travis
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Re: 4250n PCL Font List

The document that I have list 102 fonts all scalable except for the line printer. There are courier, CG, times, univers, antique, garamond, albertus, Arial, helvetica, palatino, ITC, and Letter to name a few.
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Re: 4250n PCL Font List

It sounds like it has the fonts I need. Thank you for your time.

Travis
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Re: 4250n PCL Font List

I have the same problem.

Some laser printers and multifunction units lack the internal scalable pcl 5 compatible univers font that we use in a non-windows environment.

For example, the B&W P2015 laser and the Color 2840 All-in-One lack the required font.

Yet the B&W P3005dn and the Color CM2320 have the required font.

The specifications available online do not include the PCL font list that can be printed from the printer. HP Technical Support could also not answer this question.

Do the B&W 4250tn, Color 3600n, CP2025n, have the internal scalable PCL 5 compatible Univers font?

Where can you get this information for any particular printer or multifunction device prior to purchase?
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