This section describes the printer language emulations available on the machine.
Print data conforms to certain rules (grammars). These rules (grammars) are called
The machine supports two types of printer languages: a page description language,
which is used to create images on a page-by-page basis, and an emulation, which is
used to achieve the print results similar to those of other printers. To "emulate" means
to imitate the print results of other printers.
When printing data written in a language other than a page description language
supported by the machine, switch the machine to the emulation mode. The
relationships between the emulation mode and the printer to be emulated are as
Switching between Printer Languages
The machine provides the Multi-emulation feature that allows switching between
different printer languages.
The methods of switching between printer languages are as follows:
Switching by Commands
Commands for switching between printer languages are provided. Upon receipt of a
command, the machine switches to the relevant printer language.
The machine analyzes the data received by a host interface, and automatically
identifies the printer language to be used. It then switches to the identified printer
You can set a printer language for each host interface by using CentreWare Internet
Services. The machine switches to a printer language corresponding to the host
interface that received data.
The following fonts can be used for HP-GL/2 emulation:
Printer to be Emulated
HP-GL/2 emulation mode (HP-GL/2 mode)