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.PCL File Extension

File TypePrinter Command Language Document

DeveloperHP
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CategoryPage Layout Files
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File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

What is a PCL file?

Digital printed document created in the Printer Command Language (PCL) page description language; describes the layout of text and graphics for the document; originally used by Hewlett-Packard printers in the 1980s and now used by HP LaserJet printers and others; widely used but offers fewer features than the PostScript (.PS) format.

More Information

PCL files can be created from the Windows print dialog by redirecting the print output to a file using a compatible PCL driver. They can also be created in Unix systems by redirecting the printer queue to a file.

PCL files can be printed to any HP LaserJet printer by opening the Windows command prompt and typing print file.pcl. In Unix, you can type lpr file.pcl.

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Programs that open PCL files
Windows
OpenPCL Viewer
PageTech PCL Reader
RedTitan Technology EscapeE
PageTech PCL Works
PageTech PCLTool SDK
CoolUtils PCL Viewer
Mac
OpenPCL Viewer
Linux
OpenPCL Viewer
Updated 10/14/2014

.PCL Extension Information

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