HP DeskJet 1200C Printer

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HP DeskJet 1200C Printer

The DeskJet 1200C is a 300-dpi LaserJet-compatible thermal inkjet
color printer. It uses PCL 5 and is very compatible with the LaserJet 4
family of printers. The main differences between the DeskJet 1200C
and the LaserJet 4 printer are summarized in the table below (for a
complete listing, see Table 1-1).

Table 2-12. PCL Feature Additions for HP DeskJet 1200C Printer

The DeskJet 1200C printer does not support the following LaserJet 4
features:

• Unit of Measure (

?

&u#D)

• Status Readback (

?

*s#X,

?

*s#U,

?

*s#M,

?

*s#T,

?

*s#I)

• Raster resolutions of 200 dpi and 600 dpi

• Page sizes: Executive, A4, JIS B5 paper, International B5

envelope, Monarch envelope

• HP-GL/2 in macros

Feature

Status

Comments

Enter HP-GL/2 Mode

Modified

Three additional parameters (-1, 2, 3) have been added to
provide support for Standalone HP-GL/2 Mode
(

?

%-1B), for using the current PCL coordinate

system/previous HP-GL/2 pen position (

?

%2B), and for

using the current PCL coordinate system/current PCL
CAP (

?

%3B).

Media Type

New

Sets the print mode required for printing on various media
types.

Mechanical Print Quality

New

Determines the graphics print quality.

Negative Motion

New

Specifies whether negative motion will be used.

Raster Scaling

New/Modified

Several commands are added for raster scaling:
Destination Raster Width (

?

*t#H), Destination Raster

Height (

?

*t#V), Scale Algorithm (

?

*t#K); also, two

parameters are added to the Start Raster Graphics
command to initiate scaling (

?

*r2A and

?

*r3A). (See

the PCL 5 Color Technical Reference Manual for more
information.)

Color Commands

New

See Table 1-1 for a complete list of color commands
supported by the printer. See the PCL 5 Color Technical
Reference Manual
for descriptions of the color
commands.

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Printer-Specific Differences 2-85