PCL to PDF Java

PCL stands for Printer Command Language which is a Page Description Language and is used to control printing devices. In some scenarios, you might need to convert PCL files to PDF files to make it compatible with multiple operating systems. This article covers how to convert PCL to PDF files programmatically in Java.

PCL to PDF Converter – Java API Installation

Aspose.CAD for Java API supports manipulating or converting PCL files as well as several other file formats. You can easily configure the API by downloading its JAR files from the New Releases section or using the following specifications to configure it from Aspose Repository.


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Convert PCL to PDF Programmatically in Java

You can convert a PCL file to a PDF file with the following steps:

  1. Load the source PCL file.
  2. Create an object of PdfOptions class.
  3. Set the page size as height and width in PDF file.
  4. Save the output PDF document.

The code snippet below elaborates how to convert PCL file to a PDF document programmatically using Java:

Explore More Features

You can learn different features for supported file formats by taking a look at the documentation section. It explains all the necessary information about converting or manipulating the CAD file formats.


In this article, you have learned how to convert a PCL file to a PDF document. Moreover, it is important to mention here that a PCL file can have several variations of dialects but Aspose.CAD for Java API supports HP-GL/2, PCL5, and PJL versions, at the moment. You can integrate the PCL to PDF file conversion functionality in your Java applications with a few lines of code. Furthermore, please feel free to get in touch with us via the forum. We will be happy to assist you.

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