PCLTool SDK is a collection of tools for converting PCL into a variety of formats BMP, EMF, JPG, PCX, PDF Raster, PDF Vector, PMF, PNG, PWG, PCLm, TIF, WMF and XPS. PCLTool SDK is unique in that it uses its own internal font engine to rasterize fonts 'on-the-fly' creating either bitmap files (PNG, TIF, etc.) at various resolutions or vector files (EMF, PDF, etc.) with TrueType fonts to match those resident fonts in Windows and in HP LaserJet IV.
Most PCL transformation products are legacy parsers that can only extract text from simple PCL. PCLTool SDK can transform complex PCL generated from today's printer drivers and we take pride in transforming complex or problematic PCL that other vendors simply can't handle.
PCLTool SDK v15 includes many new features and functions including a new text extraction method that can unscramble Chinese and other double-byte print streams back into legible Unicode or UTF-8 text.
In addition PCLTool SDK V15 has been ported to Red Hat Linux. HP chose the Linux version our SDK because we have the only product that can convert the complex PCL5e generated by the State of California’s CalWin system for its multi-lingual citizenry. PCLTool SDK is capable of supporting all the characters included in the Unicode specification for Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Cambodian, Thai, Farsi and others.
PCL software applications are not normally an out-of-the box solution, so we encourage everyone to give us a call and tell us your application workflow. We will get you into the correct solution, saving you time and money!
PCLTool SDK Option V uses PCLXForm to convert complex PCL (and, PCLm/PCLmS and PWG cloud printing formats) into all supported file formats plus ASCII text. This is our most powerful SDK option. PCLXForm is a Windows console program with a powerful script programing language, command line overrides and runtime include command files. Option V includes our PCLMagic printer driver, port monitor and folder-watching HotDir programs, which provide powerful functions.