Supported Document & Image Formats

PageTech Software supports many of the popular document and image formats, as well as many propritary ones. PCL is the most idely used printer language in the laserc printer market.

The following table lists all the PCL conversion formats available in
PCLTool SDK.

SUPPORTED DOCUMENTS & IMAGE FORMATS
Format General Definition
Bitmap
Vector/Text
SDK Option
PCL to PCL (using PTC32.dll or PTC32_Net.dll)
PCL PCL to optimized PCL by elimination of redundent raster objects or download fonts an chars.
Y
Y
I, V
PCL PCL disassembled into ASCII text and raster objects (check images) for output mgmt. tools to re-engineer and optimize for mail optimized transpromo print streams.
Y
Y
I, V
PCL PCL streamedited into PCL that requires different tray selections, barcodes, overlays, OMR marks, etc.
Y
Y
I, V
PCL to Non-PDF Formats (using PTC32.dll or PTC32_Net.dll)
BMP PCL or ASCII to BMP (Windows Bitmap)
Y
N
I, IV or V
DCX PCL or ASCII to DCX (Multi-Page PCX)
Y
N
I, IV or V
DIB PCL or ASCII to DIB (Device Independent Bitmap in memory)
Y
N
Option I Only
EMF PCL or ASCII to EMF (Enhanced Metafile) with BASE14 Set Fonts Only
Y
Y
I, IV or V
EMF PCL or ASCII to HDC (Device Bitmap in memory)
Y
Y
I, IV or V
HDC PCL or ASCII to GDI (Graphics Device Interface in memory)
Y
N
Option I Only
GDI PCL or ASCII to GDI (Graphics Device Interface in memory)
Y
Y
Option I Only
PCX PCL or ASCII to PCX (Zsoft/Paintbrush)
Y
N
I, IV or V

PMF

PCL or ASCII to PMF (PageTech Metafile) - supports all installed TrueType fonts
Y
Y
I, IV or V
PMG PCL or ASCII to PNG (Portable Network Graphics)
Y
N
I, IV or V
TIFF PCL or ASCII to TIFF (Tagged Image Format)
Y
N
I, IV or V
WMF PCL or ASCII to WMF (Windows Metafile) with BASE14 Set Fonts Only
Y
Y
I, IV or V
WMF PCL or ASCII to WMF (Windows Metafile) with support for all typefaces - requires a custom license.
Y
Y
I, IV or V
XPS PCL to Microsoft XPS Format.
Y
V8.7
I, III, IV or V
PCL to PDF Formats (using PTC32.dll or PTC32_NET.dll)
JBIG2 JBIG2 is an image compression standard for bi-level images.
Y
N
I, III & V
PDF & PDF/A PCL or ASCII to PDF (Adobe Acrobat) in Flate/TIFF Grp 4 Raster
Y
N
I, III & V
PDF & PDF/A PCL or ASCII to PDF (Adobe Acrobat) in JBIG2 Raster (monochrome only)
Y
N
I, III & V
PDF PCL or ASCII to PDF (Adobe Acrobat) without embedded fonts
N
Y
I, III & V
PDF & PDF/A PCL or ASCII to PDF (Adobe Acrobat) with embedded fonts
N
Y
I, III & V
PDF & PDF/A PCL or ASCII to PDF (Adobe Acrobat) with converted & embedded download bitmap fonts
N
Y
I, III & V
JPEG and TIFF to PCL (using direct/indirect calls to IMGCVT.dll or IMGCVT_NET.dll
PCL JPEG to PCL for logos, macros or in-stream PCL
Y
Y
All SDK Options
PCL TIFF to PCL for logos, macros or in-stream PCL
Y
Y
All SDK Options
JPEG and TIFF to PDF (using direct/indirect calls to IMGCVT.dll or IMGCVT_NET.dll IMGCVT_NET.dll
PDF & PDF/A JPEG to PDF raster
Y
N
All SDK Options
PDF & PDF/A TIFF to PDF raster
Y
N
All SDK Options
JPEG and TIFF to XPS (using direct/indirect calls to IMGCVT.dll or IMGCVT_NET.dll IMGCVT_NET.dll
XPS JPEG to XPS raster
Y
N
All SDK Options
XPS TIFF to XPS raster
Y
N
All SDK Options