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HP LaserJet Printers - Frequently Used Printer (PCL) Commands for Portrait and Landscape

In this document:

Introduction

This document lists the frequently used commands for printing portrait and landscape on HP LaserJet printers.

Portrait printer commands

The following HP LaserJet printer commands will be useful only for people using software applications that allow the use of setup strings or embedded printer commands. Most software applications control the printer for you.

    NOTE: When using the setup strings on this page, note the differences in these characters: l = lower case letter "l"; 1 = numeric one; O = upper case letter "O"; and 0 = numeric zero.

    Letter paper, 60 lines per page (6 lines/inch)

    10 cpi

    Ec&l2a0OEc(s0p10h3T

    12 cpi*

    Ec&l2a0OEc(s0p12h3T

    16.67 cpi**

    Ec&l2a0OEc(s0p16.67h0T

    NOTE: 16.67 cpi is commonly referred to as condensed or compressed print.

    Letter paper, 66 lines per page (6.6 lines/inch)

    10 cpi

    Ec&l2a0o7.27CEc(s0p10h3T

    12 cpi*

    Ec&l2a0o7.27CEc(s0p12h3T

    16.67 cpi**

    Ec&l2a0o7.27CEc(s0p16.67h0T

    NOTE: 16.67 cpi is commonly referred to as condensed or compressed print.

    Letter paper, 80 lines per page (8 lines/inch)

    10 cpi

    Ec&l2a0o8DEc(s0p10h3T

    12 cpi*

    Ec&l2a0o8DEc(s0p12h3T

    16.67 cpi**

    Ec&l2a0o8DEc(s0p16.67h0T

    NOTE: 16.67 cpi is commonly referred to as condensed or compressed print.

    Legal paper (using a legal tray), 78 lines per page (6 lines/inch)

    10 cpi

    Ec&l3a0OEc(s0p10h3T

    12 cpi*

    Ec&l3a0OEc(s0p12h3T

    16.67 cpi**

    Ec&l3a0OEc(s0p16.67h0T

    NOTE: 16.67 cpi is commonly referred to as condensed or compressed print.

    Legal paper (using a legal tray), 100 lines per page (8 lines/inch)

    10 cpi

    Ec&l3a0o8DEc(s0p10h3T

    12 cpi*

    Ec&l3a0o8DEc(s0p12h3T

    16.67 cpi**

    Ec&l3a0o8DEc(s0p16.67h0T

    NOTE: 16.67 cpi is commonly referred to as condensed or compressed print.

    Legal paper (manual feed), 78 lines per page (6 lines/inch)

    10 cpi

    Ec&l3a2h0OEc(s0p10h3T

    12 cpi*

    Ec&l3a2h0OEc(s0p12h3T

    16.67 cpi**

    Ec&l3a2h0OEc(s0p16.67h0T

    NOTE: 16.67 cpi is commonly referred to as condensed or compressed print.

    Legal paper (manual feed), 104 lines per page (8 lines/inch)

    10 cpi

    Ec&l3a2h0o8DEc(s0p10h3T

    12 cpi*

    Ec&l3a2h0o8DEc(s0p12h3T

    16.67 cpi**

    Ec&l3a2h0o8DEc(s0p16.67h0T

    * The HP LaserJet, HP LaserJet Plus, HP LaserJet 500 Plus, and HP LaserJet series II printers did not offer a 12 pitch font.
    ** The original HP LaserJet printer did not offer a 16.67 pitch internal font.
    NOTE: 16.67 cpi is commonly referred to as condensed or compressed print.

Landscape printer commands

    NOTE: When using the setup strings on this page, note the differences in these characters: l = lower case letter "l"; 1 = numeric one; O = upper case letter "O"; 0 = numeric zero.

    Letter paper, 45 lines per page (6 lines/inch)

    10 cpi

    Ec&l2a1OEc(s0p10h3T

    12 cpi*

    Ec&l2a1OEc(s0p12h3T

    16.67 cpi**

    Ec&l2a1OEc(s0p16.67h0T

    NOTE: 16.67 cpi is commonly referred to as condensed or compressed print.

    Letter paper, 66 lines per page (8.8 lines/inch)

    10 cpi

    Ec&l2a1o5.45CEc(s0p10h3T

    12 cpi*

    Ec&l2a1o5.45CEc(s0p12h3T

    16.67 cpi**

    Ec&l2a1o5.45CEc(s0p16.67h0T

    NOTE: 16.67 cpi is commonly referred to as condensed or compressed print.

    Legal paper (using a legal tray), 45 lines per page (6 lines/inch)

    10 cpi

    Ec&l3a1OEc(s0p10h3T

    12 cpi*

    Ec&l3a1OEc(s0p12h3T

    16.67 cpi**

    Ec&l3a1OEc(s0p16.67h0T

    17.75 cpi***

    Ec&l3a1OEc(s0p17.75h0T

    NOTE: 16.67 cpi is commonly referred to as condensed or compressed print.

    Legal paper (using a legal tray), 66 lines per page (8.8 lines/inch)

    10 cpi

    Ec&l3a1o5.45CEc(s0p10h3T

    12 cpi*

    Ec&l3a1o5.45CEc(s0p12h3T

    16.67 cpi**

    Ec&l3a1o5.45CEc(s0p16.67h0T

    17.75 cpi***

    Ec&l3a1o5.45CEc(s0p17.75h0T

    NOTE: 16.67 cpi is commonly referred to as condensed or compressed print.

    Legal paper (manual feed), 45 lines per page (6 lines/inch)

    10 cpi

    Ec&l3a2h1OEc(s0p10h3T

    12 cpi*

    Ec&l3a2h1OEc(s0p12h3T

    16.67 cpi**

    Ec&l3a2h1OEc(s0p16.67h0T

    17.75 cpi***

    Ec&l3a2h1OEc(s0p17.75h0T

    NOTE: 16.67 cpi is commonly referred to as condensed or compressed print.

    Legal paper (manual feed), 66 lines per page (8.8 lines/inch)

    10 cpi

    Ec&l3a2h1o5.45CEc(s0p10h3T

    12 cpi*

    Ec&l3a2h1o5.45CEc(s0p12h3T

    16.67 cpi**

    Ec&l3a2h1o5.45CEc(s0p16.67h0T

    17.75 cpi***

    Ec&l3a2h1o5.45CEc(s0p17.75h0T

    NOTE: 16.67 cpi is commonly referred to as condensed or compressed print.

    * The HP LaserJet, HP LaserJet Plus, HP LaserJet 500 Plus, and HP LaserJet series II printers did not offer a 12 pitch font.
    ** The original HP LaserJet printer did not offer a 16.67 pitch internal font. The HP LaserJet Plus and 500 Plus printers did not offer a landscape 16.67 pitch internal font.
    *** This printer command reduces the space between the letters in the 16.67 pitch line printer font to give a 17.75 characters per inch printout.

Copyright Hewlett-Packard Co. 1997
This information is subject to change without notice and
is provided "as is" with no warranty.
Hewlett-Packard shall not be liable for any direct,
indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages
in connection with the use of this material.


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