HP Color LaserJet Printer

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HP Color LaserJet Printer

As its name implies, the HP Color LaserJet printer is a color laser
printer. This 300 dpi printer adds several new features to the PCL 5
language. These new features are summarized in the table below and
are described in detail in the PCL 5 Color Technical Reference
Manual
(part number 5961-0940). The printer also supports logical
operations, the HP-GL/2 Merge Control command, and pixel
placement (both PCL and HP-GL/2 commands). These commands
are described in the HP LaserJet 4L section of this chapter and also
in the PCL 5 Color Technical Reference Manual.

Table 2-10. PCL Feature Additions for HP Color LaserJet Printer

Feature

Status

Comments

AppleTalk Configuration

Modified

In addition to supporting the RENAME, JOB, and TYPE
key values, this printer also supports the ZONE value.

Assign Color Index

New

Assigns the three current color components to the
specified palette index number.

Color Components 1, 2, 3

New

These three commands specify the three color
components of any new color entry in the color palette.

Color lookup Tables

New

Enables and specifies color lookup tables to map color
input data into a new output range based on
point-by-point conversions. A lookup table is specified for
each primary color.

CR (Color Range—HP-GL/2) New

Sets the range for specifying relative color data.

Configure Image Data

New

Configures the printer for color imaging—establishes a
modifiable color palette, sets the pixel encoding mode,
and sets the number of bits per index and per primary
color.

Download Dither Matrix

New

Specifies a single dither matrix for all three primary
colors.

Download Pattern

New

Downloads user-defined patterns, including color
patterns, to the printer.

Foreground Color

New

Sets the foreground color to the specified index of the
current palette.

Gamma Correction

New

Specifies the gamma correction to be applied equally to
each primary color.

Monochrome Print Mode

New

Provides a means to convert a color page to a
quick-printing gray-scale equivalent.

NP (Number of Pens—
HP-GL/2)

New

Resizes the palette after the IN or

?

*v#W commands.

Palette Control

New

Provides a mechanism for marking and deleting palettes.

Palette Control ID

New

Identifies a palette to be used for some of the palette
control functions.

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2-70 Printer-Specific Differences

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Table 2-10. PCL Feature Additions for HP Color LaserJet Printer (continued)