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jphendriks
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pcl for ce997A mailbox

We have a laserjet 600 m602 printer with a 5bin mailbox cc997A.

We want to control with pcl 5 the output bin of the mailbox.

Normally output bins are selected with Esc &l3G and more.

However this will select a bin on the cc997A (the bottom one) but Esc&l4G, Esc&l5G and so on do not select another bin of the cc997a but instead print to the output of the printer itself.

Does anyone know the correct PCL line to select a specific bin of the cc997A?

 

Thanks JP

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dansdaduk
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Re: pcl for ce997A mailbox

I don't know the PCL identifiers used to target your mailbox bins, but it is possible that they are quite high values (e.g. 101, 257, etc.).

 

You could try to establish the values by trial and error (laborious!).

 

Or you could perhaps use the standard (Windows) PCL5 driver (assuming that there is one, and that it will alow you to select the required mailbox bins by external identifier), but choose the 'print to file' option in the Print dialogue, then analyse the resultant .prn file to check what PCL identifier value corresponds to the chosen external identifier. 

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LarsO
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Re: pcl for ce997A mailbox

Did this a while ago.

Here is my findings. There seems to be nonen PCL5 commands for all the trays, instead you need to prepend PJL commands to the Job.

 

For Bin 1:

 

ESC%-12345X
@PJL DMINFO ASCIIHEX="0400040101020D101001153230313330333139313133323532"
@PJL SET OUTBIN=OPTIONALOUTBIN1
@PJL ENTER LANGUAGE=PCL

 

Bin 2:

 

ESC%-12345X
@PJL DMINFO ASCIIHEX="0400040101020D101001153230313330333139313133333134"
@PJL SET OUTBIN=OPTIONALOUTBIN2
@PJL ENTER LANGUAGE=PCL

 

Bin 3:

 

ESC%-12345X
@PJL DMINFO ASCIIHEX="0400040101020D101001153230313330333139313133333331"
@PJL SET OUTBIN=OPTIONALOUTBIN3
@PJL ENTER LANGUAGE=PCL

 

 

Bin 4:

 

ESC%-12345X
@PJL DMINFO ASCIIHEX="0400040101020D101001153230313330333139313133333436"
@PJL SET OUTBIN=OPTIONALOUTBIN4
@PJL ENTER LANGUAGE=PCL

 

Bin 5:

 

ESC%-12345X
@PJL DMINFO ASCIIHEX="0400040101020D101001153230313330333139313133333538"
@PJL SET OUTBIN=OPTIONALOUTBIN5
@PJL ENTER LANGUAGE=PCL

 

Not sure what the ASCIIHEX does, but I included it since all test had a different value, and it did work for me.

 

Note that ESC should be replaced with the ESCAPE character (ASCII 27)

 

 

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dansdaduk
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Re: pcl for ce997A mailbox

If the Windows driver uses PJL, it may be the case that (external) bin selection via PCL is not supported in the firmware - I don't know.

 

... and I don't know what else to suggest, other than trial and error.

 

As for the PJL ASCIIHEX values, they are nothing to do with the bin selection:

 

Type                   Sequence          Description
---------------------  ----------------  ----------------------------------------------------

PCL Parameterised      <Esc>%-12345X     Universal Exit Language (UEL)
Comment                                  Switch language to PJL
PJL Command            @PJL DMINFO        ASCIIHEX="0400040101020D1010011532303133303331393
                                          13133333331"<CR><LF>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>                     >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Comment                                  Start analysis of embedded PML string
Comment                                  of size 50 ASCIIHEX characters (25 bytes)
PML Request            0x04              SetRequest
PML Data Type/Length   0x0004            Object Identifier / 4
         Value         0x0101020d        1.1.2.13
PML Data Type/Length   0x1010            String / 16
         Symbol Set    0x0115            277 (= 8U)
         Value         0x323031..        20130319113331
Comment                                  End analysis of embedded PML string
Comment                                  of size 50 ASCIIHEX characters (25 bytes)
<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<                     <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

 I don't know exactly what Object Identifier (OID) 1.1.2.13 signifies, but it seems to be the current date and time (in ISO format).

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