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OPENVMS - PCL PRINTING TO HPLASERJET 4200

 

OPENVMS - PCL PRINTING TO HPLASERJET 4200

On an OpenVMS Alpha system I am printing to a Lexmark Optra L using PCL 5 emulation. I am trying to do the same to a HP LaserJet 4200 and it appears it does NOT like the control characters that are being sent.
Does the 4200 support PCL 5??? The setup page I printed out, only shows PCLXL as an "Installed Personalities and Options".
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Rebecca Putman
Frequent Advisor

Re: OPENVMS - PCL PRINTING TO HPLASERJET 4200

According to (http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/sm/WF06a/18972-236251-236263-14638-236263-84028.html), the 4200 supports as standard print languages: HP PCL 6, 5e, and PostScript® 3 emulation, HP-GL/2, PJL

What I find at the Lexmark site doesn't say what it does PCL-wise, which doesn't surprise me. (Although I'm prejudiced against Lexmar
Willem Grooters
Honored Contributor

Re: OPENVMS - PCL PRINTING TO HPLASERJET 4200

Randy,

What print processor have you declared on the queue? That can make a huge difference...

Willem
Willem Grooters
OpenVMS Developer & System Manager
labadie_1
Honored Contributor

Re: OPENVMS - PCL PRINTING TO HPLASERJET 4200

If you use Dcps 2.3 as your symbiont, it seems to me that the Lexmark Optra L is not supported. Various Optra are supported, but not this one, see
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/info/sp4415/sp4415pf.pdf

You may try the telnetsym symbiont, or LPD, or DCPS 2.3 with the new LPD queue.

What are your Vms and Ucx/Tcpip versions ?
What is your symbiont ?

Re: OPENVMS - PCL PRINTING TO HPLASERJET 4200

I am running OPENVMS 7.3 with MULTINET V4.4 Rev A-X. My symbiont is MULTINET_STREAM_SYMBIONT which means I am using a Stram Print Queue.
This works fine for a Lexmark printer and also other models of HP printers.