11-16-2012 02:19 PM
I am looking for PCL commands for paper source selection for HP LaserJet Pro 400 Printer M401 series. I have contected HP support and tried to search the web to no avail. Can somebody help me pls.
11-17-2012 07:09 AM
I assume that you are referring to the # identifiers used with the PCL5 Paper Source escape sequence (<Esc>&l#H).
I don't know what identifiers are used, although I'd expect that values of 1 and 4, or perhaps 1 and 5, are probably used for the standard cassette trays.
You could use the Tray Map tool in the PCL Paraphernalia application (available via http://www.pclparaphernalia.eu ) to try various combinations of Paper Size, Paper Type and Paper Source identifier to try to find out what identifiers are valid.
11-17-2012 09:51 AM
PCL5 Paper Source escape sequence is exactly what I am looking for. I have already tried 1,4,5 and 8 with no luck. But I will try the tool you sugested.
11-18-2012 03:38 AM
Bear in mind that there can be conflicts between settings for Paper Size (e.g. Letter or A4), Paper Type (e.g. Plain or Letterhead) and Paper Source (e.g. tray identifier 4).
- Suppose that a PCL5 tray identifier of 4 selects physical tray 2 (with some printers, valid identifers are much larger, such as 21, or 101, or 257).
- Tray 2 is loaded with paper of paper size A4 (most printers auto-detect the size in each of the cassette trays).
- The printer has been configured to set a paper type of Letterhead in tray 2 (the default type is usually Plain).
If the print job specifies tray identifier 4, but also specifies paper size Letter, or paper type Plain, there is a conflict; which setting takes precedence probably depends on the printer model, but I'd imagine that size is the most important.