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Compressed font for 6L

By igp ·
How to turn on compressed font (for DOS) for HP JL 6L?
I tried char # 0F (hex), but there is nothing happend!

Please, help


//Igor

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by ab2hu In reply to Compressed font for 6L

Hi,
You may want to try getting a device driver for that printer before trying a hex. You can find that at http://www.hp.com/cposupport/swindexes/lj6l_swen.html
Then click on MS-DOS. Sometimes the printer won't recognize a hex charactor if it doesn't have the proper communication. Try that, let me know. ab2hu@hotmail.com
Good Luck !

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by igp In reply to Compressed font for 6L

I did it before

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by ian.campbell In reply to Compressed font for 6L

Have a look at the following page ( http://www.hp.com/cposupport/printers/support_doc/bpl02705.html ) it gives a comprehensive listing of codes for basic operations on the 6L printer (and many others which support the PCL language).

You may wish/need to select a font as well as specifying the 'Pitch' in order to get the desired results. The Font/Pitch combination may not always give the result you expect as the printer will not always be able to resize the font you select.

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by igp In reply to Compressed font for 6L

Many dox...Thanks...But NO HELP - NOT WORKING!!! ???

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by ec364 In reply to Compressed font for 6L

The code to send to printer in order to print compressed in DOS is:

<27>&k2S

that is, ESC character, the character "&", lower case "k", the number 2 and uppercase "S".

Create and ASCII file with the codes above and send it to the printer. Normally, you can create the ESC character by pressing and holding the ALT key, tap the number 2 and then 7 from the numeric key pad. Release the Alt key. You will produce a high bit character similer to an arrow pointing to the left. The rest are standard keyboard characters.

Then to send to printer, type,
COPY <ASCII file> PRN
then press the Enter key.

Your printer is now in compressed mode.

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by igp In reply to Compressed font for 6L

Thank you.
This helped me.

/Igor

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by Jim Babay In reply to Compressed font for 6L

The PCL code string I use for compressed printing from DOS in an old SuperCalc spreadsheeton a HP 4050 is [(s18H . Give it a try!

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by igp In reply to Compressed font for 6L
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by GWB In reply to Compressed font for 6L

Answer #3(ec364) is positively correct.
But don't forget to turn it off;
<27>&k0S will set you back to normal.
Also, if you like something in bewteen normal and compressed, use <27>&k4S.
You might want to adjust the line spacing when using smaller fonts;
<27>&l will set 8 lines-per-inch, and
<27>&l6D will go back to 6 lpi(default).

Hope this helps

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