PCL driver vs Postscript print driver and Createform Release

Cathy Wilbur

Well Known Member
If we purchase a new printer that just uses PCL print drivers can I print in Createform with a PCL print driver instead of a postscript print driver. Currently we are using a PCL printer but we are using generic text for the print driver because we could not set up the PCL print driver properly.

We are now replacing this printer with a new printer that will also have a PCL print driver.

Can anyone explain how to successfully set up a PCL print driver in Createform?

We are on a Windows 2012 R2 Server.

We are currently using Createform 7.1 but Bottomline just informed us the Createform 8.0 is out.

Should we upgrade to Createform 8.0 because Bottomline informed us that Createform 8.0 works with operating system Windows 2012 R2 Server.

We have a printer Source Technologies Micr printer that we currently use that requires a PCL driver. We could not get it to work so we are using generic text as driver. We now think part of problem is because we are on Windows Server 2012 R2 but the Createform version we are on is 7.01.421.6301 (version 7.1).

Is anyone out there using Createform PCL printer drivers successfully and if so what Createform release are you using?

We will be getting an XML input file into Createform then printing our A/P cheques as a PDF output document. These cheques will have a Micr line that we print at the bottom of the cheque. We are looking at going to the following printer to print our cheques which is an upgrade from our current printer.
Source Technologies ST9720
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