PCL - Printer Command Language Document is a printed digital file that was designed using the PCL printer command language for page description design. It exists mostly to describe a layout of text and pictures for the document in question. This type of file was initially utilized by HP printers in the early 1980s, but it has been adopted by newer HP laser printers and many other modern models.
The PCL - Printer Command Language Document is used widely, although it provides far fewer features than the PS format does. PCL files are adept at being utilized from the Windows print command by redirecting the output to a unique file using a PCL driver. These are also capable of being created in Unix machines by redirecting the queue to an individual file. Finally, PCL files are easy to print to any HP printer by opening a command prompt within Windows or Unix.