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
In addition to supporting the RENAME, JOB, and TYPE
key values, this printer also supports the ZONE value.
Assign Color Index
Assigns the three current color components to the
specified palette index number.
Color Components 1, 2, 3
These three commands specify the three color
components of any new color entry in the color palette.
Color lookup Tables
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
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
Download Dither Matrix
Specifies a single dither matrix for all three primary
Downloads user-defined patterns, including color
patterns, to the printer.
Sets the foreground color to the specified index of the
Specifies the gamma correction to be applied equally to
each primary color.
Monochrome Print Mode
Provides a means to convert a color page to a
quick-printing gray-scale equivalent.
NP (Number of Pens—
Resizes the palette after the IN or
Provides a mechanism for marking and deleting palettes.
Palette Control ID
Identifies a palette to be used for some of the palette
2-70 Printer-Specific Differences
Table 2-10. PCL Feature Additions for HP Color LaserJet Printer (continued)