The Printer Command Language vector format was developed by Hewlett-Packard, specifically to provide a means of communication between computers and printers. PCL files contain the commands and the HP printers parse and decode those commands. This format also includes HPGL. For more information about HPGL, refer to PLT.
Blaze ImgConvert supports version 3.0 and 5.0 of this file format.
The default extensions used by this format are: PRN, PRT and PCL.
This format is used by Visual PCL, PCLTOOLS, redtitan EscapE and AutoVue.
This file format does not support layers or grouping, but it does support embedded raster objects.
Blaze ImgConvert can load the following objects:
- For PCL: Raster Support (RLE, TIFF, DeltaRow, Adaptive, UnEncoded), Text support, Rectangle support.
- For HPGL: IN, DF, PG, SP, PU, PD, PA, PR, LT, AA, AR, CI, EA, ER, EW, RA, RR, WG, FT, LB, CP, DT, SI, SR, SC, IP, BR, BZ, PE, IR, and TR.
For PCL files, you can read the following bits per pixel: 24.