Brother PCL5e Driver


Device driver details
Category: Printer
Manufacturer: Brother Industries, Ltd.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 267.58 KB
Operating System: Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 1.00.00.04 / 10/27/2005
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Windows device driver information for Brother PCL5e Driver

A printing device which is adheres to the PCL5e standard is actually compliant to the enhanced Printer Command Language introduced by Hewlett Packard sometime during the later portions of 1992. The device driver of the Brother PCL5e Driver in this context is used to support the implementation of bi-directional communication between the device and the operating system platform. This support layer provided by the hardware driver also includes the usage of the proper font formats during the printing process. In some instances fonts defined in documents for printing may not be supported by the hardware in which case a substituted font type will be used. This type of technology is supported by the installation of the correct device driver as compared to the generic printer driver which some operating systems possess. These types of generic printer drivers provide any printing hardware which supports the PCL5e technology with its basic functionality.

Basic functionality in most cases does not cover the ability to substitute font types. This may result in the printing of garbage characters when the printing device encounters an unsupported font type. Normal printing cycles usually allows the sending of print signals in a single direction, from the computer system to the printing hardware. In a bi-directional printing system like the one supported by the device driver of the Brother PCL5e Driver hardware, the device can talk back to the computer system. This supported technology which is also sometimes referred to as bi-tronic is primarily responsible for providing the computer user with the feedbacks on the status of the printing job, amount of paper, level of ink, and even if a paper jam occurs. The bi-directional communication technology support provided by the Brother PCL5e Driver device driver is also very important when taken in the context of colored printing wherein the mixing of different color tones are required to implement the best possible output. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Brother PCL5e Driver errors before installing any driver updates.


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