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    whats the differance between EMF and PCL 5/6

    Hey

    Can someone please tell me what the differance is between these 2 printer languages, as on the print logger we have doesnt seem to relate the information from the PCL 5/6 language correctly?
    What i mean is, when you print multiple copies of a document (to a printer that has the PCL language), which has a page of text and that page is printed 4 times, the print logger show that 4 pages have been printed and not 4 copies, but with the EMF language it displays it correctly. Oh, im using printlogger.

    Is there a way to turn the PCL 5/6 language to EMF?

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    Re: whats the differance between EMF and PCL 5/6

    EMF is basically a big picture. It's an updated version of WMF.
    PCL is a printer control language (similar to Postscript) it was invented by HP.

    The two systems are totally different from one another. I suspect PCL -> EMF would be possible but the reverse deffinately isn't true due to the raster format of EMF.

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    Re: whats the differance between EMF and PCL 5/6

    ahh ok, we running HPs but one has the EMF language, how do you convert a document to the emf language? Does it have to be set in the driver of the printer?

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    Re: whats the differance between EMF and PCL 5/6

    What model printer is it?

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    Re: whats the differance between EMF and PCL 5/6

    the one that has the EMF language is the HP 1320 NW. but am trying to find out if the HP 2200 2300 and the p2015d will support it too

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    Re: whats the differance between EMF and PCL 5/6

    It's in the spooler settings in the printer driver.

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    Re: whats the differance between EMF and PCL 5/6

    oh, that the printer driver that is usually on the cd or can it be changed in the properties of the printer?

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    Re: whats the differance between EMF and PCL 5/6

    The properties.

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    Re: whats the differance between EMF and PCL 5/6

    ive been looking through the properties and the only thing i can find with regards to spooling is under advanced and there are 2 options.

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    Re: whats the differance between EMF and PCL 5/6

    Your in the right place. On that screen press the print process button.

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    Re: whats the differance between EMF and PCL 5/6

    oh yeah thanks, i see, so is it a case of trying one of those and seeing which one works?

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    Re: whats the differance between EMF and PCL 5/6

    Yep.



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