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Changing the pitch size

by kennysledge / January 25, 2006 12:52 AM PST

I have a new Dell 1710n laser printer and I am trying to figure out how to change the pitch size on it. I called Dell support and they did not know how. It comes up on the printed out setup menu under PCL EMUL MENU.

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Pitch size in printing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 25, 2006 1:08 AM PST

You change the font size in your application. As no application was noted, just a generic statement here.


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pitch size in printing
by kennysledge / January 25, 2006 4:42 AM PST

It is coming from a Unix server and the font is a standard format coming out but the printer is changing it to pitch ten at the time of printout.

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From memory, just prepend an escape string to the report.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 25, 2006 5:40 AM PST

From memory, just prepend an escape string to the report.

Unix is very nice about this. Just send the command string to change font size.

As to it's default font, I used to read the the manual but with its so much easier. While I've done this setting dozens of times, I don't have the Dell printer so hit for that.

I dug up the PCL font command for you from... gives us the string to send as...

<esc>(s#H Font Primary Pitch (10,12,16.66)

So we send <esc>(s12H then our file.


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