What PCL XL Class/Revision level does LJ M451dw support?
Posted on 2012-08-13
Does anyone know what Class/Revision level is supported by the PCL XL interpreter in the HP LaserJet Pro Colour Printer M451dw (or the HP LaserJet Pro Colour MFP M475dw multi-function equivalent)?
The printer specifications for most LaserJet printers state what Page Description Languages (PDLs) are supported; e.g. for the models in question:
HP PCL 6,
HP PCL 5c
HP postscript level 3 emulation
Note that for PCL5 and PostScript, some indication is given of the version or level of the languages, but not for PCL6 (the marketing/generic name for PCL XL).
- HP via their US 'ask a presales question' web page; I've spent a week sending and receiving emails from various different units, and two long (20 minute plus) telephone conversations (UK numbers), both ending in me being cut-off whilst waiting.
But no-one appears to have much idea what I'm asking the question about.
- HP via our UK presales number - they say they are unable to answer technical questions unless I already own the printer in question (which rather defeats the object - I want to know the answer before deciding whether or not to purchase!).
- A UK reseller (HP presales suggested I call them); although they were very helpful, they couldn't answer the question with the documentation supplied to them by HP.