Generic PCL and PostScript Printer Drivers

Note: Print Distributor has now been discontinued.

27 September 2010

I was just browsing through the list of printer drivers on Windows 7, as you do, when I noticed it now contains generic PCL and PostScript drivers. If you select HP in the manufacturer field then there are options for the HP LaserJet Family Driver PCL5 and HP LaserJet Family Driver PS. The PCL5 driver looks like it is PCL5e with a full range of paper trays, finishing options and paper sizes, I haven’t tried the PostScript yet but I suspect it is the same.

We often get asked which driver to use with Print Distributor when customers have a mixed printer environment, these two drivers look like good generic PCL and PostScript options.