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Encyclopedia > Printer Control Language

A page description language (PDL) is a language that describes the appearance of a printed page in a higher level than an actual output bitmap. An overlapping term is printer control language. PostScript, one of the most noted page description languages, is a fully fledged programming language, but many PDLs are not complete enough to be considered a programming language. The markup language adaption of the PDL is the page description markup language. This article is about the storage organization of raster images. ... For the literary term, see Postscript. ... A programming language is an artificial language that can be used to control the behavior of a machine, particularly a computer. ... A specialized markup language using SGML is used to write the electronic version of the Oxford English Dictionary. ... A page description markup language is a type of markup language that is used to describe the appearance of a printed page. ...

  • AFP (Advanced Function Presentation)
  • Diablo
  • DVI (DeVice Independent)
  • EPL (Eltron Programming Language)
  • ESC/P2
  • IPDS (Intelligent Printer Data Stream)
  • Metacode (a Xerox print stream format used in their older high-speed printers)
  • PCL (Printer Command Language)
  • PDF (Portable Document Format)
  • PostScript
  • PPDS (Personal Printer Data Stream).
  • GDI (Graphic device interface. Raster format, described here)
  • SPL (Samsung Printer Language. Specs. available here)
  • ESC/P (Epson Standard Code for Printers, simple language mainly used in dot matrix printers)
  • KPDL, Kyocera Page Description Language.
  • ZJS, Zenographics ZjStream Page Description Language

Advanced Function Presentation (AFP) is an IBM architecture and family of associated printer software and hardware that provides document and information presentation control independent of specific applications and devices. ... Look up diablo in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... DVI (DeVice Independent) is the output file format of the TeX typesetting program, designed by Donald Knuth in 1979. ... Eltron Programming Language (EPL and EPL2) is a printer control language used to produce printed paper labels for various Zebra and Eltron model printers. ... ESC/P2 is a printer data stream that was developed by Epson but is also used by other printer manufacturers. ... Intelligent Printer Data Stream (IPDS) describes the data stream used by a variety of IBM and OEM print servers that drive all-points-addressable (APA) page printers. ... Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) (name pronounced ) is a global document management company, which manufactures and sells a range of color and black-and-white printers, multifunction systems, photo copiers, digital production printing presses, and related consulting services and supplies. ... Printer Command Language, more commonly referred to as PCL, is a Page description language (PDL) developed by HP as a printer protocol and has become a de facto industry standard. ... “PDF” redirects here. ... For the literary term, see Postscript. ... Personal Printer Data Stream is a general name for a family of page description language used by IBM printers, which includes all Proprinter, Quietwriter, Quickwriter, LaserPrinter 4019 and 4029 commands. ... The Graphics Device Interface (GDI, sometimes called Graphical Device Interface) is one of the three core components or subsystems, together with the kernel and the user (window manager), of Microsoft Windows. ... ESC/P (Epson Standard Code for Printers) is a command language developed by Epson to control computer printers. ... A four colour Epson Stylus C45 inkjet printer Epson is one of the worlds largest manufacturers of inkjet, dot-matrix and laser printers, scanners, desktop computers, business, multimedia and home theatre projectors, point of sale docket printers and cash registers, laptops, integrated circuits, LCD components and other associated electronic... A dot matrix printer or impact matrix printer refers to a type of computer printer with a print head that runs back and forth on the page and prints by impact, striking an ink-soaked cloth ribbon against the paper, much like a typewriter. ... Kyocera Corporation ) (TYO: 6971 , NYSE: KYO) is a Japanese company based in Kyoto, Japan. ...

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indicates that the control sequence that follows is to be sent to the printer before the first page of output is printed.
indicates that the control sequence that follows is to be sent to the printer before the second page of output is printed.
indicates that the control sequence that follows is to be sent to the printer when the print job terminates.
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