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Other Printer Drivers

A printer emulation is the set of commands available which controls features such as print pitch and mode, underlining, and bold. Selecting a particular print driver on a host computer sets up the host computer to work with a particular printer emulation.

Printronix printers support various emulations. From your printer documentation or the list below, pick an emulation supported by both your printer and your host computer, then enable that emulation on your printer and select the matching driver on your host computer.

When using a graphics language, such as Printronix Graphics Language (PGL) or the Code V graphics language (VGL), it may be necessary to use a generic, non-backspacing text driver as your print driver to avoid interfering with the graphics language.

PRINTER MODEL EMULATION PRINTER DRIVER
P5000LJ Series P-Series
P-Series
P-Series
P-Series XQ
Serial Matrix
Proprinter III XL
Epson FX-1050
P5000LJ Driver
P5000 Series P-Series
P-Series
P-Series
P-Series XQ
Serial Matrix
Proprinter III XL
Epson FX-1050
Generic Text
*** LP+ WIN95 driver
**** LP+ NT4.0 driver
Generic Text
Generic IBM Graphics 9-pin wide
Proprinter III XL
Epson FX-1050
LaserLine L5000 P-Series
P-Series XQ
Serial Matrix
Proprinter III XL
Epson FX
PCL 5
PCL 5
Generic Text
Generic Text
Generic IBM Graphics 9-pin wide
Proprinter III XL
Epson FX-1050
HP LaserJet III (8.5" width limit)
* Printronix PCL 5 driver
LaserLine L5020 P-Series
P-Series XQ
Serial Matrix
Proprinter III XL
Epson FX
PCL 5
PCL 5
Generic Text
Generic Text
Generic IBM Graphics 9-pin wide
Proprinter III XL
Epson FX-1050
HP LaserJet III (8.5" width limit)
* Printronix PCL 5 driver
LaserLine L1024 P-Series
P-Series XQ
Serial Matrix
Proprinter III XL
Epson FX
PCL 5
PCL 5
Generic Text
Generic Text
Generic IBM Graphics 9-pin wide
Proprinter III XL
Epson FX-1050
HP LaserJet III
* Printronix PCL 5 driver
ThermaLine models
T3308, T3306, T3204
P-Series
P-Series XQ
Serial Matrix
Proprinter XL
FGL (Fargo)
Generic Text
Generic Text
Generic IBM Graphics 9-pin wide
Proprinter XL
** Printronix FGL Driver
ThermaLine T2204 SGL Generic Text
***** Printronix SGL Driver
P-Series models P-Series Generic Text
P9012 Serial Matrix Generic IBM Graphics 9-pin wide
P-Series models
P9212, P4280
P-Series
P-Series XQ
Serial Matrix

Generic Text
Generic Text
Generic IBM Graphics 9-pin wide

L2324 S/D IGP 50
HP LaserJet 500 Plus
HP LaserJet IID
DEC LN03+
Generic Text
HP LaserJet 500 Plus
HP LaserJet IID
DEC LN03+
L3030 S/D P-Series
P-Series XQ
Serial Matrix
Proprinter III XL
PostScript
PCL 5
Generic Text
Generic Text
Generic IBM Graphics 9-pin wide
Proprinter III XL
Apple LaserWriter II NTX
HP LaserJet IID
L1016 P-Series
P-Series XQ
Serial Matrix
Proprinter III XL
Epson FX
PostScript
PCL 5
Generic Text
Generic Text
Generic IBM Graphics 9-pin wide
Proprinter III XL
Epson FX-1050
Apple LaserWriter II NTX
HP LaserJet IID
L1012 HP LaserJet
Epson FX
Diablo 630
HP LaserJet Plus
Epson FX
Diablo 630
T1006 P-Series
P-Series XQ
Serial Matrix
Proprinter III XL
Epson FX-1050
Generic Text
Generic Text
Generic IBM Graphics 9-pin wide
Proprinter III XL
Epson FX-1050


The Windows 3.X or Windows 95 generic text driver offers limited programming support, but allows the user to define command sequences for print pitch, wide on/off, bold on/off, and underline on/off. Click on Properties/Fonts, or check your computer documentation for details on setting up the programming sequences. Check your printer documentation for information on the correct programming sequences to use.

If print speed is an issue, use a generic text driver or select native printer fonts rather than TrueType fonts. Native printer fonts are identified in a Windows font list by a printer icon.

For best results with graphic languages such as PGL and VGL, use a generic text driver and set the page margins in the application to zero to avoid sending unwanted formatting characters in the data stream.

*Printronix now offers a Windows 3.X and WIN 95 PCL 5 driver for continuous-form printers in the LaserLine L5000 family and L1000 family. This driver is for Windows versions 3.X and 95, and it supports Printronix LaserLine printers with the PCL 5 language emulation installed. This driver is not intended for Printronix LaserLine printers without the PCL 5 emulation installed.

**Printronix now offers a Windows 3.X and WIN 95 FGL driver for printers in the ThermaLine T3000 family. This driver is for Windows versions 3.X and 95, and supports the T3204, T3306, and T3308 thermal and thermal transfer printers. This driver is not for use with all T3000 printer emulation kits. The driver is for use only with the above printers with the IGP/FGL emulation kit installed.

***Printronix now offers a Windows 3.X and WIN 95 LinePrinter Plus driver for printers in the P5000 series family. This driver is for Windows versions 3.X and 95, and supports the P5000 series family of line matrix printers with the Printronix LinePrinter Plus emulation installed. This driver is not intended for use with P5000 series printers that do not contain the Printronix LinePrinter Plus emulation.

****Printronix now offers a Windows NT 4.0 LinePrinter Plus driver for printers in the P5000 series family. This driver is for Windows NT 4.0, and supports the P5000 series family of line matrix printers with the Printronix LinePrinter Plus emulation installed. This driver is not intended for use with P5000 series printers that do not contain the Printronix LinePrinter Plus emulation.

*****Printronix now offers SGL Windows Drivers for printers in the ThermaLine T2000 family. These drivers are for Windows versions 3.X, Windows 95, Windows NT 3.51 and Windows NT 4.0, and supports the T2204 thermal printer. These drivers are for use only with the above printer with the IGP/SGL emulation kit installed and are included with the purchase of every new T2204 printer.

Printronix currently does not support or sell any other printer driver.

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Printronix is a registered trademark of Printronix, Inc.
Code V is a trademark of QMS, Inc.
QMS is a registered trademark of Quality Micro Systems, Inc.
Windows and Windows NT are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation