For customers that connect to GTS Online (LX Online) and need the ability to print from GlasPacLX or other programs, a key criteria is going the print language the printer can support. Depending on manufacturer, it may also be known as emulation. For our Windows-based Servers, your printer needs to accommodate the PCL5, PCL5e or PCL6 print language. PCL stands for Printer Command Language. It is an industry standard and it is primarily supported in laser printers. Note: If you have an inkjet printer, it likely does not support PCL5, PCL5e or PCL6. If you look carefully at the specifications on the manufacturer's website you should find it.
Other languages/emulations you may see used by manufacturers (these are NOT compatible with Windows Terminal Services print spooling) include GDI, PS (PostScript), PCL3, etc.
For example the Brother model shown below would work. The snapshot from their website shows where you can find the Print Language/Emulation info.
Here is an HP example: the HP Laserjet Pro M402DW
Printers that use PCL 3 or other GDI print languages are not supported due to print driver compatibility and document printing issues.
If you are looking to purchase a printer, please consider one of the following recommended printers that are known to work with GTS Online:
Small Black and White Laser Printer
- Brother HL-L2360DW
Small Black and White Multi-Function Laser Printer
- Brother MFC-L2740DW
Medium Black and White Laser Printer
- Dell B2360dn
Medium Black and White Multi-Function Laser Printer
- Brother MFC-8510DN
Large Black and White Laser Printer
- Dell B5460dn
This list will be updated on a regular basis as new printer models are introduced and we have received feedback from customers.