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I am getting a message on the second page everytime I print saying "PCL XL error" Warning: IllegalMediaSize - what is wrong and how do i fix it??

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reinstalled driver w- pcl

Posted on Apr 14, 2008

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SOURCE: pcl xl error , subsystem:kernel, Error: Illegal tag

i had the same problem with pcl 6 driver I tried using other driver such as PCLe i managed to print but with no table lines so how using a different driver such as PCL not PCLe or maybe try to find some update or maybe reinstaling the driver again.

Posted on Jul 30, 2008

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SOURCE: PCL XL error

this can be caused by your printer driver, please update it and or uninstall the printer first then reinstall it using an updated driver.

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

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SOURCE: Printing problem "PCL XL error"

here are the steps to remedy the problem:
1.right click the printer and go to the properties.
2.click on the advanced tab and uncheck 'enabled printing features'
3.click on the general tab and click on 'printing preferences'
4.click on the 'advanced' tab and disable the 'print optimizations'

hopefully it works for you guys.
cheers.

Posted on Sep 02, 2008

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SOURCE: Printing problem "PCL XL error"

Dear Sir

My printer is laserjet 1320

PCL XL error
Subsystem: KERNEL
Error: Illegal Tag
Operator: 0x1b
Position: 6




Pls. This problem solution give me.

Posted on Sep 14, 2008

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Pcl XL ERROR ILLEGALMEDIASIZE


When printing from Adobe XI in Windows 7, ensure "Choose paper source by PDF page size" is unchecked, in the File/print dialog box.

Aug 17, 2012 | HP LaserJet 4050tn Printer

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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
HP LaserJet – PCL XL Error




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May 27, 2010 | HP Laserjet Cp2025n Printer

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Printer won't print labels


Try resetting the printer:
Note: it will erase all network settings.

Turn the printer off, press and hold the GO button, turn the printer back on, continue holding the GO button for at least 10 seconds, but for fewer than 20 seconds. After the Go, Attention, and Ready LEDs turn on, release the GO button. During this process, the Attention LED will turn on, the LEDs will begin to cycle, and the unit will perform a cold reset until the printer returns to the Ready state.

NOTE: If either the Go or Ready light turn off or no LEDs turn off before the GO button is released, repeat the process.

For PCL XL error: try to reinstall the printer drivers.

Oct 11, 2009 | HP LaserJet 2550L Printer

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I have an HP Color LaserJet 3800 printer. I am trying to print a document and it keeps printing: PCL XL error Subsystem: GEDI Error: MemA L LocError Operator: ReadImage Position: 743


That means that the printer does not have sufficient memory tp [rint the document, if it is a text document (eg word) try to print pages in groups, if it is a different document try the following:
" 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.

If following parameters are set in the HP 4100mfp you will receive and 'Insufficient Memory" error.
1) In 'COPYING' the 'IMAGE QUALITY' is set to 'BEST'
2) In 'ORIGINALS' the 'CONTENT' is set to 'PHOTO'

Following error message is printed:

PCL XL error

Subsystem: GEDI
Error: InsufficientMemory
Operator: EndSession
Position: 32

The solution is to set 'CONTENT' to 'MIXED' or 'TEXT' or set 'IMAGE QUALITY' to 'NORMAL' or you can add additional memory to the HP 4100mfp. "

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Dec 22, 2008 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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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

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Sep 19, 2008 | HP LaserJet color laser printer

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Hp color LaserJet 4650


I had a similar problem with the PCL driver. I fixed it by installing the "HP Universal Printing PS" driver instead.

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when i send for print i et
PCL XL error
subsystem: KERNEL
Error: IllegalTag
Operator: 0x1b
Posittion: 7

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