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HP LaserJet P2050 Printer Series - PCL XL Error Troubleshooting

Rob Bussell

August 27, 2012

Submitted by Rob Johnston

Step 1: Download and Install Microsoft Hotfix
The PCL XL errors occur because of an issue in the new Unidrv.dll (6.0.5824.16384) file that is installed when the .NET Framework 3.0 is installed.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft:
For Windows XP and Server 2003, see for more information.
For Windows Vista and Server 2008, see for more information.
Monitor whether PCL XL errors are eliminated. If not, proceed with below step.
Step 2: Change Driver Settings
Changing some settings in the P2050 PCL 6 driver can help reduce PCL XL errors. The first recommendation is change Print Data Optimization to Optimize for Text and Vector .
If PCL XL errors persist, change TrueType Font to Download as Softfont and Send True Type as Bitmap to Enabled .
Figure 1: Printing Preferences

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Type: FAQ
Level: Intermediate
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