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PCL Abbrev. for printer control language. PCL was originally introduced by Hewlett-Packard in their early laser printers and has evolved as the de facto standard for high-quality printers. The commands cover text, formatting, paper handling, and graphics. The language has developed over time and is often used to define the facilities offered by a printer, as in ‘This printer supports PCL-5’.

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