HP LaserJet 4PJ Printer

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HP LaserJet 4PJ Printer

The HP LaserJet 4PJ printer is a modified version of the
HP LaserJet 4P printer designed specifically for the Japanese
market. The enhanced PCL 5 printer language in this printer includes
all of the PCL 5 features of the HP LaserJet 4P, plus special features
which specifically support the Asian printing market. These features
include large font support, support for vertical printing, and the ESC/P
printer language. Table 2-8 lists the PCL feature additions for this
printer.

Table 2-4. PCL Feature Additions for HP LaserJet 4PJ

Feature

Status

Comments

Text Parsing Method
Command

New

Provides a method for specifying character
codes to select characters in large fonts
(> 256 characters).

Character Text Path
Direction Command

New

Allows vertical printing for Asian markets,
which use both horizontal and vertical
printing.

Font Header Format

Modified

Adds Font Format 16, a font header which
supports large TrueType fonts. Five new font
header segments are supported

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Fonts

New Additions
and Deletions

The resident typefaces are different than
those in the HP LaserJet 4P printer. Two
large fonts (fonts containing a large number
of characters) are included to support the
Japanese market: MS Mincho and MS
Gothic. The printer also contains some
Western TrueType typefaces (Arial and
Times Roman families). The printer does not
have any Intellifont typefaces except the
Courier family.

Page Size Command New Additions

Adds support for JIS B5 paper (

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45A)

and two Japanese postcard sizes: Hagaki
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71A) and Oufuku-Hagaki (

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72A).

Character
Enhancements

New

Allows pseudo-bold and pseudo-italic
enhancements to be applied to MS Mincho,
MS Gothic, and certain downloaded
TrueType fonts.

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2-32 Printer-Specific Differences

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Descriptions of the Text Parsing Method Command, Character Text
Path Direction
Command, and Font Format 16 are provided in the
following paragraphs. Following that, a “LaserJet 4PJ Programming
Tips” section offers examples and tips for performing specific tasks
using PCL 5.