A pcl file extension is associated with the HP Printer Control Language and used for its vector graphics format.

There is one other file type using
the PCL file extension!

pcl file icon.pcl - OptionVue parcel data

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PCL file extension - HP vector graphics

What is pcl file? How to open pcl files?

File type specification:

Text file type icon Text file type

Vector graphic file type icon Vector graphic file type

pcl file icon: pcl filetype icon

The pcl file extension is related to HP Printer Control Language, a language (essentially, a set of command codes) that enables application s to control HP DeskJet, LaserJet, and other HP printers.

Many personal computer users find themselves in need of PCL driver s (small programs that interface between the operating system and the printer) after purchasing a new HP or HP-compatible printer and attaching it to their existing PC and operating system.

A pcl file contains text or vector graphics data.

MIME types:
application/vnd.hp-PCL
application/x-pcl

The default software associated to pcl file type:

XnView MP icon

Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet logo XnView MP  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
  Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet

XnView MP is the enhanced version of XnView Classic. It is a free (for non-commercial purposes) powerful cross-platform media browser, viewer and converter. Compatible with more than 500 formats. It works on Windows, Linux and macOS.

Help how to open PCL files:

You can view *.pcl files in XnView.

How to convert file with extension PCL:

Some programs, like PCLTool SKD can convert PCL format to a bitmap format or PDF.

Find conversions from pcl file:

pcl to pdf

Find converter to pcl file type:

pdf to pcl

List of software applications associated to the .pcl file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open pcl file, edit pcl file, convert pcl file, view pcl file, play pcl file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Hint:
Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the pcl files.

  • View pcl file
  • Convert pcl file
  • Import pcl file
  • Export pcl file
  • Print pcl file

pcl file viewer - programs that view pcl file - HP vector graphics

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for view pcl file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Multiplatform:

Main software associated with pcl file by default:
XnView MP small icon XnView MP
Other suggested software:
SwiftView

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