Printer drivers

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Printer drivers

A printer driver is the software component that provides access to printer features and
provides the means for the computer to communicate with the printer. Choose a printer
driver based on the way you use the printer.

Use the PCL 5e printer driver if you need print results to look consistent with those from
older HP LaserJet printers. Certain features are not available in this printer driver. (Do
not use the PCL 5e driver for this printer with older printers.)

Use the PCL 6 printer driver to take full advantage of the printer features
(HP LaserJet 1320 series printer only). Unless complete backward compatibility with
previous PCL drivers or older printers is necessary, the PCL 6 driver is recommended.

Use the PS printer driver for compatibility with PostScript (HP LaserJet 1320 series
printer only). Certain printer features are not available in this printer driver.

The printer automatically switches between PS and PCL printer languages depending on the
driver you have selected.