What is PCL?

You’ve found the abbreviation PCL on a product specification sheet. What is PCL?

A) The windows command line used to configure hard drive partitions

B) A memory module type

C) A printer language

D) A hard drive interface

E) An abbreviation for one of those fruity drinks with the little umbrella in it

The answer: C) A printer language

The Hewett-Packard Printer Command Language (PCL) is a language that a computer can use to print complex output to a PCL-compatible printer.

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