PCL Conversion Technology

PageTech's PCLTool SDK is an industry exclusive dynamic link library (DLL) that converts HP PCL text and vector files into bitmap formats (in-memory TIFF Gp4, in-memory DIB, PCX, DCX, BMP, JPG, XPS and TIF) or vector formats (in-memory GDI, PMF, WMF and EMF) with metrically matching TrueType fonts for those used to create the HP PCL print file.

PCLTool comes with a sample application program that exercises all the functions of our Transform .DLL's & Imaging .DLL's. All DLL's that come with PCLTool SDK are designed to fit into existing applications quickly and seamlessly.

PCLTool SDK v14.6 PCLTool SDK v14 Now Available!

PCLTool SDK v14 includes brand new features to generate and insert Intelligent Mail Barcodes (IMb) and QR Codes into PCL print streams to help customers qualify for US Postal Service automation pricing or to support marketing activities.

In addition we developed a new Print2All Program to demonstrate how to print transactional documents directly to various Hybrid Postal Mail (Click2Mail), Cloud-Based file sharing (Dropbox) and Digital Postal Mail services. Print2All showcases the SDK’s ability to generate, capture, extract address block text, split, and then convert multiple document print streams into individually-named, text-searchable PDFs for upload to any web service.

Print2All Flow Chart Print2All Flow Chart

PCL software applications are not normally an out-of-the box solution, so we encourage everyone to give us a call at (+1) 858 794-6884 and tell us your application workflow. We will get you into the correct solution, saving you time and money!

Live Evaluation: Try PCLTool SDK v14.6!

PCLTool SDK / PCL Works Release Note v14.6: PTRelnot PDF Link

What our Clients are Saying...

"PageTech has been our PCL transformation tools vendor since 2001. Their tools have been among the most reliable of any software tools we have used. Reliability is critical, and we depend on PageTech products to speedily transform more than 150k files daily into TIF and PDF with a 100 percent accuracy rate. It is a big win for Quicken Loans to have one vendor who can provide us speed with accurate transformations for all of our various needs, and whose product is one we can place into production and count on to run without an issue.."

Tom Scavarda, Sr. Software Engineer  Quicken Loans - America's Home Loan Experts

PCL Power and Flexibility

PCL Tool SDK is available in five custom configurations plus PCL Works Program. By designing flexibility into our products we give our customers the ability to purchase only the applications they need.

Use the links located in the side navigation panel to learn more about the different PCL Tool SDK configuration.

Key Benefits

  • Turns laser printer output files into portable documents without the need for proprietary drivers, authoring kits, viewers, etc.
  • Smallest PDF file size, with searchable text using our exclusive JBIG2 raster compression option. We can convert download bitmap fonts into scalable TrueTypes for embedding into PDFs when converting to vector PDFs.
  • Indispensable in the development of Windows electronic form applications that use HP PCL form overlays or as a tool for developers of HP PCL4/5/5e/5c+HPGL/2+PCL XL (PCL6) applications on any platform.
  • Turns documents printed to your laser printer viewable in their native, printer-ready format.
  • A valuable trouble-shooting tool for technical support personnel responsible for solving HP PCL4/5/5e/5c+HPGL/2+PCL XL (PCL6) printer problems.


  • DLLs with Sample Programs: All high/low level function calls are exercised in our sample programs.
  • WINFMOVE can convert the TrueType typefaces that come with Windows for support of these fonts.
  • Speed: PTC(*).DLL was designed to rasterize fonts “on-the-fly” and it's done in a heartbeat!
  • PTC32 Log File: If PTC(*).DLL encounters any error conditions, warnings or PCL that requires it to make a decision, a log file is automatically generated.
  • Font Substitution Map: A font map can be used to substitute metrically correct scalable fonts for bitmaps.

*.DLL Versions: PTC32.DLL, PTCNet.DLL, PTC64.DLL & PTCNet64.DLL

OS System Requirements

Compatibility - Any 32-bit or 64-bit Windows Operating Systems Win XP/2000 and above.


US $425 - $3,995 depending on PCLTool SDK options selected. Subject to reasonable restrictions and conditions. Custom licensing and modifications are available. If you purchased any version of PCL Works for US $61, $71, $107 or $131, a $50 credit can go towards the purchase of PCL Tool SDK.

Please call us if you have any questions regarding the integration of PCL Tool SDK into any of your PCL applications.

Phone: (+1) 858 794-6884


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