HP Color LaserJet 5 and 5M Printers

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HP Color LaserJet 5 and 5M Printers

HP Color LaserJet 5 and 5M printers use new HP Image Resolution
Enhancement technology 1200 (HP Image REt 1200) to project
outstanding text, graphics, and more vibrant colors than before.

The HP Color LaserJet 5M printer is network-ready with genuine
Adobe PostScript Level 2 software, 36 Mbytes of memory, and an HP
JetDirect card. The HP Color LaserJet 5 printer is upgradable so you
can tailor it to suit the needs of your particular environment.

HP Color LaserJet 5 and 5M printers can use glossy paper or
transparency film for special output.

Modifications to the PCL language for HP Color LaserJet 5 and 5M
printers are summarized in the table below and are described in detail
in the PCL 5 Color Technical Reference Manual (P/N 5961-0940):

Table 2-15. PCL Feature Modifications for HP Color LaserJet 5 and 5M Printers

Feature

Status

Comments

Render Algorithm
Command

Modified

Five new algorithms have been added.

Configure Image Data
Command

Modified

Has unique functionality while in PCL Imaging
mode.

Download Dither
Matrix Command

Support

Not supported.

Driver Configuration
Command

Support

Do not support all features of the
function_index argument.

Download Pattern
Command

Modified

Restricts the width and height of a user
pattern to less than 16384 pixels.

Scale Algorithm
Command

Support

Not supported.

Font Cartridges

Support

Not supported. Customized fonts, if needed,
can be utilized via SIMMs.

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Printer-Specific Differences 2-103

Render Algorithm Command

The Render Algorithm command selects the algorithm to be used for
rendering page marking entities on a given page.

?

*t#J

HP Color LaserJet 5 and 5M printers remap non-continuous tone
render algorithms (3 - 14) into continuous tone smooth (15) and
monochrome continuous tone smooth (17) algorithms.

# = 0-14

- See section 4, “Modifying Output Color” in the PCL

5 Color Technical Reference Manual for information on
algorithms 0 through 14.

15

- Continuous tone smooth 150 lpi

16

- Monochrome continuous tone detail 300 lpi

17

- Monochrome continuous tone smooth 150 lpi

18

- Continuous tone basic 100 lpi

19

- Monochrome continuous tone basic 100 lpi

Default

= 3

Range

= 0 to 19 (invalid values are ignored; values 1, 2, 9, and

10 are ignored for device-independent color)

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2-104 Printer-Specific Differences

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