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What are PCL files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a PCL file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your PCL files.

What is a PCL file?

PCL files have multiple uses, and HP Printer Command Language is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

HP Printer Command Language

We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

How to open PCL files

We have identified one PCL opener that is compatible with this specific type of PCL file.

Programs that open HP Printer Command Language files

Last updated: February 24, 2023

All known file formats using extension .PCL

While HP Printer Command Language is a popular type of PCL-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .PCL file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Pencil Project

We know that one PCL format is Pencil Project. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested ten different PCL openers which you will find listed below.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of PCL files. Remember, different programs may use PCL files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

ABViewerABViewerUser submitted
DocMasterDocMasterUser submitted
Autodesk ViewAutodesk ViewUser submitted
PCLReaderPCLReaderUser submitted
Sharp PC-LinkerSharp PC-LinkerUser submitted
PhotoCool ApplicationPhotoCool ApplicationUser submitted
PCLToolPCLToolUser submitted
PresentationPresentationUser submitted
PrintFilePrintFileUser submitted

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