Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 2.3 MB
Operating System: Windows Vista
Latest Version / Release Date: 4.3 / 8/21/08
This driver version for the Kyocera FS-7000 (KPDL-2) printer device is its PCL 2 driver. Printer Command Language or PCL is a PDL or Page Description Language that was designed to be a printer protocol. This protocol is designed and maintained by HP. This printer protocol was developed for the first inkjet printers dating way back in 1994 but has since been used for page, matrix and thermal printers. There are currently 6 PCL levels that are used by various printers. PCL is a command based language that use control sequences that will be interpreted and processed in the exact order they were received. The data streams of PCL are produced by a printer driver at the consumer level, but PCL outputs may likewise be produced by custom applications. This specific PCL 2 driver for the Kyocera FS-7000 (KPDL-2) printer device allows its supported printer to deliver basic graphics and text printing operations with resolution of up to a maximum of 600 dots per inch (dpi).
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The PCL language is commonly compared to another widely used printer language called PostScript. PCL drivers perform most of the rendering operations on local workstations and the information will be sent to the printer in binary form. On the other hand, PostScript drivers will send a page description to the printer where the rendering operation was performed. Because local workstations basically are quicker than printer devices, printing with PCL will be quicker too. Further, PCL only needs a small amount of memory as compared with PostScript so some tasks can only print if they are sent through the PCL drivers. However, PostScript is a more complex language than PCL so it does not have support for complex scaling and drawing features afforded to printers that use the PostScript language. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Kyocera FS-7000 (KPDL-2) errors before installing any driver updates.