AN INTRODUCTION TO HP-GL/2 GRAPHICS WHAT IS HP-GL/2? HP-GL/2 is a vector graphics language that essentially turns your printer into a plotter. Vector graphics uses less memory than raster graphics, when being stored, as well as having a more efficient Input/Output transfer of large images when printing, (it will print faster). When printing in HP-GL/2, the printer will define points "a" and "b" then draw a line between them, in raster the printer defines every point between point "a" and point "b". HP-GL/2 HISTORY HP-GL/2 was added to the PCL language in PCL Level 5, for LaserJet III family printers and is supported in LaserJet 4 family printers with PCL Level 5 Enhanced. To print in HP-GL/2 you are required to leave the PCL environment and enter the HP-GL/2 environment. Switching into and out of HP-GL/2 requires only a few commands, and cannot be done through the front menu panel. Some software applications may easily switch between the two modes as needed without affecting performance. LEARNING HP-GL/2 The best way to learn HP-GL/2 is to read the "Introduction to HP-GL/2 Graphics" in the PCL 5 Printer Language Technical Reference Manual for an overview of HP-GL/2. Then find the specific commands you need in subsequent chapters. Reading through the examples, then trying to print them using a text editor or programming language is the best way to learn HP-GL/2. Copyright Hewlett-Packard Co. 1993 The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. Hewlett-Packard shall not be liable for incidental or consequential damages in connection with the use of this material.
|file: /Techref/language/pcl/lj1824.asc, 1KB, , updated: 1993/11/15 16:08, local time: 2020/1/19 20:00,
|©2020 These pages are served without commercial sponsorship. (No popup ads, etc...).Bandwidth abuse increases hosting cost forcing sponsorship or shutdown. This server aggressively defends against automated copying for any reason including offline viewing, duplication, etc... Please respect this requirement and DO NOT RIP THIS SITE. Questions?|
<A HREF="http://www.sxlist.com/techref/language/pcl/lj1824.asc"> language pcl lj1824</A>
|Did you find what you needed?|
Welcome to sxlist.com!
& kind contributors
just like you!
Please don't rip/copy
Copies of the site on CD
are available at minimal cost.
Welcome to www.sxlist.com!