What is Printer Control Language (PCL)? - Definition from WhatIs.com

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Printer Control Language (PCL)

Part of the Peripherals glossary:

Printer Control Language (PCL) is a language (essentially, a set of command code s) that enables application s to control HP DeskJet, LaserJet, and other HP printers. Many personal computer users find themselves in need of PCL driver s (small programs that interface between the operating system and the printer) after purchasing a new HP or HP-compatible printer and attaching it to their existing PC and operating system. PCL drivers are available for downloading from the company's Web site.

This was last updated in March 2011
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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