PCL Command Set - Overview

This supplement describes the language specification of the Ricoh specific PCL (Printer Control Language), to assist in the development of programs that utilize it. PCL (Ricoh specific) is based on the Printer Control Language (PCL) of Hewlett Packard. In order to accommodate the unique functionality of Ricoh devices, some commands have been expanded.

Main Features

The following features can be controlled:

Font Specification

Command Extensions
PCL5c/5e PCL XL
  • Number of Copies Command
  • Paper Source Command
  • Page Size Command
  • Output Bin Command
  • Media Select (Alphanumeric ID Command)
  • Monochrome Print Mode Command
  • Render Algorithm Command
  • Driver Configuration Command
  • Number of Copies Command
  • Paper Source Command
  • Page Size Command (Numeric Value)
  • Page Size Command (String)
  • Media Select Command
  • Paper Source Command
  • Page Size Command
  • Output Bin Command
  • Media select (Alphanumeric ID Command)
  • Monochrome Print Mode Command
  • Render Algorithm Command
  • Driver Configuration Command
  • Page Copies
  • MediaSource
  • MediaSize (Numeric Value)
  • MediaSize (String)
  • MediaType
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