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The printer prints a extra page everytime i print a document with the following details on it
pcl xl error
warning illegalmediasource
what is it and how can i get rid of it

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  • Anonymous Jul 18, 2008

    I have the same problem but is only when I use my page separator for landscape,

    It prints all the extra pages in duplex But no code for duplex in the .sep
    I checked the page size and printer page orientation but nothing works.


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SOURCE: pcl xl error warning: Illegal media source

Some people have issues with the PCL6 driver this causes pcl xl error like this to print. Change your driver from the PCL6 driver to the PCL5 driver. If you don't have the software you can down load it from HP at: http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/support.html

Thanks...V

Posted on Sep 19, 2008

lea0101
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SOURCE: When I attempt to print multiple-page documents

Have you printed duplex before?
A lot of driver do not have same features for PCL as they do with Postscript try another driver.

Posted on Mar 07, 2009

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SOURCE: extra page gets printed showing file details everytime i print a file

in word, go to:
tools
options
print
include with document
uncheck document properties

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

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SOURCE: PCL XL ERROR - ILLEGALMEDIASOURCE

Hi,

I would advise trying to use the PCL 5 Driver - I presume that at the moment you are probably using the PCL 6 driver.

If you need any further infor please post back with a little bit more info!

Posted on Aug 23, 2009

Adi_Taticu
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SOURCE: Hi, We have an HP Laser Jet 3050. We keep

The problem is the driver for printing
Here you can get the latest version of drivers for the operating system you have. http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DriverDownload.jsp?prodNameId=1140778&lang=en&cc=us&taskId=135&prodTypeId=18972&prodSeriesId=1140783
Have deleted the old driver from Device Manager - Printer and Faxes (if using XP).
Then reinstall the version you get - the safest try PCL5e version. If you have drivers for printers you do not use them would be better to remove them and on them.

Posted on Oct 07, 2009

don_farr
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SOURCE: PCL XL error

Okay,

You printer driver is telling you that it received a font call at data position 317 that called for a Windings font, but the printer cannot find the indicated font.

More than likely you have not enabled soft fonts to be included in the datastream and the printer has no choice but to search its internal fonts to find the fonts.

If it cannot, the driver reports the failure.

If you can create a print file for me, and send it to me at don.farr@msn.com, I will be able to read the datastream and possibly fix the failure for you.

Don

Posted on Jan 29, 2010

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Solution
The possible reasons for this error message are as follows:
  • The document is containing both image and text.
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  • A special plug-in is used.
This issue can be fixed by enabling the following option in Printer Preferences .
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  4. Under the Advanced tab, change the Print Data Optimization from Auto to Optimize for Text and Vector .
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HP LaserJet 2015 printer series - PCL XL ERROR is reported during printing


First Solution :

1. Disconnect the Power Cor from back of Printer ( while printer is has power )
2. Wait for 10 seconds
3. While holding Power Button, Connect the Power cord and release the power button

2nd Solution :

This issue can be fixed by enabling the following option in Printer Preferences . To access Printer Preferences , follow these steps:
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My hp color laserjet cp2025 has the pcl xl error subsystem: Kernel error: Illelgaloperatorsequence operator beginpage position: 14 What can I do to fix this?


A Hewlett-Packard LaserJet printing language, PCL 6 is optimized for printing from graphical user interfaces (GUIs) like Microsoft Windows.

The Enhanced PCL XL, or PCL 6, driver that is included with the HP LaserJet printers provides enhanced WYSIWYG and enhanced performance with application support over the Standard (PCL5e) driver. PCL XL is a new page description language by HP, that is part of PCL 6 and is closer to GDI, which many applications use. Less translation takes place by the driver, which means increased WYSIWYG capabilities, and better performance with applications that support escapes implemented by the Enhanced driver.

While printing using the PCL 6 driver it is possible to encounter a PCL XL error. This error will print out at the LaserJet device, and will look like something similar to the following:
PCL XL error

Subsystem: KERNEL
Error: IllegalOperatorSequence
Operator: EndSession
Position: 15

These type of errors can be PCL interpreter errors, firmware related, tied to communication, driver, driver dependency, and application specific. Additional troubleshooting will be required to further isolate to root cause.


Troubleshooting:


I. Verify printer functionality

To verify printer functionality, perform the following:
1.Power the printer Off.
2.Disconnect the parallel, USB, or network cable.
3.Power the printer On.
4.Once the printer display reports Ready, verify device functionality by printing a Configuration Page from the device.
Note: should the internal printer test not print as expected, and/or a PCL XL error occur, you have then isolated the issue to the printer device, and any network connectivity or driver / application troubleshooting can be ruled out.


II. Verify communication w/ the device

To verify communication with the device, perform the following:
1.Power the printer Off
2.Reconnect any communication device cable previously removed
3.Power the printer On
4.Once the printer display reports Ready, perform the following:
a.From the client machine or print server that had previously encountered the PCL XL error open the Printers and Faxes folder.
b.Right click the PCL 6 driver in question and select Properties.
c.From the General Tab select Print Test Page
d.Verify the driver test page successfully printed
Should the test page successfully print, continue with the next troubleshooting section entitled Isolate user, application and/or file.
Should the PCL XL error manifest itself as a result of the driver test page, perform the following:

1.At the print server, or client machine, open the Printers and Faxes folder

2.Click on Add Printer

3.Go through the Window’s driver install process installing the appropriate PCL 6 driver for the device in question, with the following characteristics: printing directly to the device (IP_Address, USB, Parallel, etc), creating a new print queue, selecting to Replace Existing Driver.
4.If the issue persists see section entitled: Microsoft Unidrv driver dependencies.
Note: If using an HP LaserJet PCL 6 device specific driver (discrete), try installing the latest HP Universal Print Driver PCL 6. Available at the hp.com website under support & drivers. Select product cb534a and also select your operating system, download a universal print driver Post Script would be the best selection.

You can also adjust a few settings under printing preferences:
under the advanced tab:
Raster compression:
Set it to max



III. Isolate user, application and/or file


If in fact the printers internal test pages and driver test page have printed successfully, further fault isolation must be performed to correlate the PCL XL error with a specific user, application, and or file. This information is most often easily gathered by speaking with the customer, investigating which user is printing when the PCL XL error manifests itself. Once the user is identified, the application the client was printing from can be isolated, and quite possibly the application file itself.

If an application file consistently causes a PCL XL error when sent to the device, it could be a problem only with the file.

IV. Microsoft Unidrv driver dependencies


The issue was identified to be related to Microsoft unicore files: unidrv.dll, unires.dll, and unidrvui.dll, that were not compatible with the available PCL 6 drivers at that time. Microsoft has developed a hotfix to address the symptomatic PCL XL errors – the Microsoft Hotfix can be reviewed here:
Microsoft Windows 2003 and XP: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/948046/en-us
Microsoft Windows 2008 and Vista: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/948349/en-us
Microsoft Windows 2000: NA
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" I receive a 'PCL XL error' on my HP 4100mfp when making a 2 page copy as one page in duplex? Why?
The problem is related to a printer memory problem.

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