02-12-2008 01:17 AM
02-12-2008 03:31 AM
The LJ2014 is a "weird" printer in that it is a host based printer AND also supports PCL5 ; it is a fairly new printer and looks as if it is based on the engine as the LJ2015.
Two things spring to mind.
1. the LJ2015 had limited PCL5 font support - see the following post for details :-
2. Could the problem be that your forms software is not sending the right sequence to change personality to PCL5?
You might be able to change personality by using the toolbox.
For other printers (and hopefully the LJ2014) you can change personality via software ; you send it the PJL sequence before the forms job :-
@PJL ENTER LANGUAGE = PCL
(where Ec is the ASCII escape character)
- attached is a HP support document that details PJL for the LJ2014)
You can check this as follows, if you use say Word to create a simple document then using the PCL5 driver you installed, print that document to a file and look at the very beginning of the file, it should have something similar to the PJL above.
Attached is a HP support document that details PJL for the LJ2014)
Hope this helps, regards
02-12-2008 07:02 AM
Thanks for your help.
02-12-2008 10:16 AM
I don't think all is lost. I downloaded the 2014 PCL5 driver just to see what it generates - seems like pretty standard PCL5. I'm convinced that the problem is do with generating the correct code in your forms software to switch to the PCL5 personality.
If the output from the forms software is non-confidential, can you attach a sample here that works on your other printers but fails on the LJ2014 so I can analyze it ?
02-13-2008 01:35 AM
I have attached the job that our software sends, looks like it is a pfd formatted file.
When we send normal pdf files through Adobe on a Windows PC it does print ok.
02-13-2008 03:20 AM
It the file you sent is PostScript not PCL5! The LJ2014 won't print this.
You may find it difficult to find a LJ1320 - this model has been discontinued but its replacement the LJ2015 which does support postscript.
02-13-2008 03:28 AM