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September 09, 2019, at 06:41 PM by Aaron Pouliot - typo fix
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PaperCut is not able to perform page-level color detection for proprietary page description languages like`PCL3GUI.  Print drivers like this may use non-documented and proprietary languages, which are often evolving and in many cases itís not viable to support page-level analysis for these drivers. PaperCut supports page-level color detection on the EMF spool file format so page-level detection is possible on some GDI drivers that spool the jobs in EMF format - results may vary so testing is always required. At a minimum, document-level color detection is supported in many GDI devices.
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PaperCut is not able to perform page-level color detection for proprietary page description languages like `PCL3GUI.  Print drivers like this may use non-documented and proprietary languages, which are often evolving and in many cases itís not viable to support page-level analysis for these drivers. PaperCut supports page-level color detection on the EMF spool file format so page-level detection is possible on some GDI drivers that spool the jobs in EMF format - results may vary so testing is always required. At a minimum, document-level color detection is supported in many GDI devices.
September 09, 2019, at 06:38 PM by Aaron Pouliot - Added ESC/P and ESC/Page-Color as supported PDLs thanks to Hiroshi. Also added headers to KB.
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This feature scans each page of a document for traces of color. The grayscale discount is applied to any grayscale pages, and other pages are charged at the printer's standard rate.  See [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/manual/ch-printer-mgmt-color-detection.html|Chapter 7]] for more information.

Currently, PaperCut NG can perform page-level color detection with most `PostScript, `PCL5, PCL6, HPGL and XPS printer drivers. This combination covers about 95% of business style network printers.  Many manufacturers offer `PostScript and PCL drivers as well as proprietary ones - check your printer manufacturer's website for availability. Where possible we suggest sticking to `PostScript as this is the most mature and open standard and is the only environment that offers support for all major platforms.

GDI drivers use non-documented
and proprietary languages, which are often evolving and in many cases itís not viable to support page-level analysis for these drivers. PaperCut supports page-level color detection on the EMF spool file format so page-level detection is possible on some GDI drivers that spool the jobs in EMF format - results may vary so testing is always required. At a minimum, document-level color detection is supported in many GDI devices.

PaperCut NG does not perform page-level color detection for `PCL3GUI printer drivers. 

See the ''Color Detection'' section of the user manual for more information:

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.papercut.com/products/ng/manual/ch-printer-mgmt-color-detection.html

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!!What is Page-Level Color Detection?
This feature scans each page
of a document for traces of color. The grayscale discount is applied to any grayscale pages, and other pages are charged at the printer's standard rate.  See [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/manual/ch-printer-mgmt-color-detection.html|Chapter 7]] and [[PageLevelColorDetection|+]] for more information.

!!What print drivers are required for Page-Level Color Detection?
Currently, PaperCut NG can perform page-level color detection with many popular Page Description Languages used by print drivers
. Including:

* PostScript
* PCL5
* PCL6
* HPGL
* ESC/P
* ESC/Page-Color
* XPS

This combination covers about 95% of business style network printers.  Many manufacturers offer `PostScript and PCL drivers as well
as proprietary ones - check your printer manufacturer's website for availability. Where possible we suggest sticking to `PostScript as this is the most mature and open standard and is the only environment that offers support for all major platforms.

PaperCut is not able to perform page-level color detection for proprietary
page description languages like`PCL3GUI.  Print drivers like this may use non-documented and proprietary languages, which are often evolving and in many cases itís not viable to support page-level analysis for these drivers. PaperCut supports page-level color detection on the EMF spool file format so page-level detection is possible on some GDI drivers that spool the jobs in EMF format - results may vary so testing is always required. At a minimum, document-level color detection is supported in many GDI devices.
January 03, 2014, at 05:46 AM by peter - Added PCL3GUI
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PaperCut NG does not perform page-level color detection for `PCL3GUI printer drivers. 
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PaperCut Software has no immediate plans to support page-level color detection on proprietary GDI drivers.  The output of these drivers is generally not documented and offering page-level color detection is not feasible at the current time.

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GDI drivers use non-documented and proprietary languages, which are often evolving and in many cases itís not viable to support page-level analysis for these drivers. PaperCut supports page-level color detection on the EMF spool file format so page-level detection is possible on some GDI drivers that spool the jobs in EMF format - results may vary so testing is always required. At a minimum, document-level color detection is supported in many GDI devices.

September 06, 2012, at 12:43 AM by peter - Added XPS
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Currently, PaperCut NG can perform page-level color detection with most `PostScript, `PCL5, PCL6 and HPGL printer drivers. This combination covers about 95% of business style network printers.  Many manufacturers offer `PostScript and PCL drivers as well as proprietary ones - check your printer manufacturer's website for availability. Where possible we suggest sticking to `PostScript as this is the most mature and open standard and is the only environment that offers support for all major platforms.
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Currently, PaperCut NG can perform page-level color detection with most `PostScript, `PCL5, PCL6, HPGL and XPS printer drivers. This combination covers about 95% of business style network printers.  Many manufacturers offer `PostScript and PCL drivers as well as proprietary ones - check your printer manufacturer's website for availability. Where possible we suggest sticking to `PostScript as this is the most mature and open standard and is the only environment that offers support for all major platforms.
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Also see: [https://www.papercut.com/kb/Main/PageLevelColorDetection|+]
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PaperCut Software has no immediate plans to support page-level color detection on proprietary GDI drivers.  The output of these drivers is generally not documented and offering page-level color detection is not feasible at the current time.

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Also see: [https://www.papercut.com/kb/Main/PageLevelColorDetection|+]

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September 25, 2010, at 08:13 PM by Rick - edited to include support for PCL6
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Page-level color detection is a relatively new feature for PaperCut NG (introduced in November 2008), and continues to be under active development. This feature scans each page of a document for traces of color. The grayscale discount is applied to any grayscale pages, and other pages are charged at the printer's standard rate.  See [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/manual/ch-printer-mgmt-color-detection.html|Chapter 7]] for more information.

Currently, PaperCut NG can perform page-level color detection with most `PostScript, `PCL5 and HPGL
printer drivers (with `PCL6 support coming soon - it's our current development project). Many manufacturers offer `PostScript and PCL drivers as well as proprietary ones - check your printer manufacturer's website for availability.

Q: Which printers support page-level color detection?

A: At the current time PaperCut NG's page level detection supports `PCL5, HPGL and `PostScript printers.  This combination covers about 75% of business style network printers as most either support `PostScript and/or PCL.  We're also working on `PCL6 at the moment and this will be available soon.  Having said that, most `PCL6 printers have a `PCL5 (or `PostScript) driver option that will suffice in the meantime.

Our goal for future support is to ensure we continue to offer page-level detection support for all `PostScript/PCL variants as these are the dominant and publicly documented languages.  We may consider other languages in the future if popularity demands, however the main catch is that most other languages only make up a single percentage market share and are rarely publicly documented.
Where possible we suggest sticking to `PostScript as this is the most mature and open standard and is the only environment that offers support for all major platforms.

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This feature scans each page of a document for traces of color. The grayscale discount is applied to any grayscale pages, and other pages are charged at the printer's standard rate.  See [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/manual/ch-printer-mgmt-color-detection.html|Chapter 7]] for more information.

Currently, PaperCut NG can perform page-level color detection with most `PostScript, `PCL5, PCL6 and HPGL
printer drivers. This combination covers about 95% of business style network printers.  Many manufacturers offer `PostScript and PCL drivers as well as proprietary ones - check your printer manufacturer's website for availability. Where possible we suggest sticking to `PostScript as this is the most mature and open standard and is the only environment that offers support for all major platforms.

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Currently, PaperCut NG can perform page-level color detection with most `PostScript, `PCL5 and HPGL printer drivers (with `PCL6 support coming soon). Many manufacturers offer `PostScript and PCL drivers as well as proprietary ones - check your printer manufacturer's website for availability.
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Currently, PaperCut NG can perform page-level color detection with most `PostScript, `PCL5 and HPGL printer drivers (with `PCL6 support coming soon - it's our current development project). Many manufacturers offer `PostScript and PCL drivers as well as proprietary ones - check your printer manufacturer's website for availability.
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Currently, PaperCut NG can perform page-level color detection with most [=PostScript=], [=PCL5=] and [=HPGL=] printer drivers (with [=PCL6=] support coming soon). Many manufacturers offer [=PostScript=] and [=PCL=] drivers as well as proprietary ones - check your printer manufacturer's website for availability.
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Currently, PaperCut NG can perform page-level color detection with most `PostScript, `PCL5 and HPGL printer drivers (with `PCL6 support coming soon). Many manufacturers offer `PostScript and PCL drivers as well as proprietary ones - check your printer manufacturer's website for availability.
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A: At the current time PaperCut NG's page level detection supports [=PCL5=], HPGL and [=PostScript=] printers.  This combination covers about 75% of business style network printers as most either support [=PostScript=] and/or [=PCL=].  We're also working on [=PCL6=] at the moment and this will be available soon.  Having said that, most [=PCL6=] printers however have a [=PCL5=] (or [=PostScript=]) driver option that will suffice in the meantime.

Our goal for future support is ensure we continue to offer page-level detection support for all [=PostScript=]/[=PCL=] variants as these are the dominant and publicly documented languages.  We main consider other languages in the future in popularity demands, however the main catch is that most other languages only make up a single percentage market share and are really publicly documented.  Where possible we suggest sticking to Postscript as this is the most mature and open standard and is the only environment that offers support for all major platforms.


See Chapter 7 for more information:
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A: At the current time PaperCut NG's page level detection supports `PCL5, HPGL and `PostScript printers.  This combination covers about 75% of business style network printers as most either support `PostScript and/or PCL.  We're also working on `PCL6 at the moment and this will be available soon.  Having said that, most `PCL6 printers have a `PCL5 (or `PostScript) driver option that will suffice in the meantime.

Our goal for future support is to ensure we continue to offer page-level detection support for all `PostScript/PCL variants as these are the dominant and publicly documented languages.  We may consider other languages in the future if popularity demands, however the main catch is that most other languages only make up a single percentage market share and are rarely publicly documented.  Where possible we suggest sticking to `PostScript as this is the most mature and open standard and is the only environment that offers support for all major platforms.


See the ''Color Detection'' section of the user manual for more information:
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Page-level color detection is a relatively new feature for PaperCut NG (introduced in November 2006), and continues to be under active development. This feature scans each page of a document for traces of color. The grayscale discount is applied to any grayscale pages, and other pages are charged at the printer's standard rate.  See [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/manual/ch-printer-mgmt-color-detection.html|Chapter 7]] for more information.
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Page-level color detection is a relatively new feature for PaperCut NG (introduced in November 2008), and continues to be under active development. This feature scans each page of a document for traces of color. The grayscale discount is applied to any grayscale pages, and other pages are charged at the printer's standard rate.  See [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/manual/ch-printer-mgmt-color-detection.html|Chapter 7]] for more information.
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Page-level color detection is a relatively new feature for PaperCut NG (introduced in November 2006), and continues to be under active development. This feature scans each page of a document for traces of color. The grayscale discount is applied to any grayscale pages, and other pages are charged at the printer's standard rate.
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Page-level color detection is a relatively new feature for PaperCut NG (introduced in November 2006), and continues to be under active development. This feature scans each page of a document for traces of color. The grayscale discount is applied to any grayscale pages, and other pages are charged at the printer's standard rate.  See [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/manual/ch-printer-mgmt-color-detection.html|Chapter 7]] for more information.
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See Chapter 7 for more information:

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A: At the current time PaperCut NG's page level detection supports [=PCL5=], HPGL and [=PostScript=]printers.  This combination covers about 75% of business style network printers as most either support [=PostScript=] and/or [=PCL=].  We're also working on [=PCL6=] at the moment and this will be available soon.  Having said that, most [=PCL6=] printers however have a [=PCL5=] (or [=PostScript=]) driver option that will suffice in the meantime.
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A: At the current time PaperCut NG's page level detection supports [=PCL5=], HPGL and [=PostScript=] printers.  This combination covers about 75% of business style network printers as most either support [=PostScript=] and/or [=PCL=].  We're also working on [=PCL6=] at the moment and this will be available soon.  Having said that, most [=PCL6=] printers however have a [=PCL5=] (or [=PostScript=]) driver option that will suffice in the meantime.
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A: At the current time PaperCut NG's page level detection supports [=PCL5=], HPGL and [=PostScript=]printers.  This combination covers about 75% of business style network printers as most either support [=PostScript=]and/or [=PCL=].  We're also working on [=PCL6=] at the moment and this will be available soon.  Having said that, most [=PCL6=]printers however have a [=PCL5=] (or [=PostScript=]) driver option that will suffice in the meantime.

Our goal for future support is ensure we continue to offer page-level detection support for all [=PostScript=][=PCL=] variants as these are the dominant and publicly documented languages.  We main consider other languages in the future in popularity demands, however the main catch is that most other languages only make up a single percentage market share and are really publicly documented.  Where possible we suggest sticking to Postscript as this is the most mature and open standard and is the only environment that offers support for all major platforms.
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A: At the current time PaperCut NG's page level detection supports [=PCL5=], HPGL and [=PostScript=]printers.  This combination covers about 75% of business style network printers as most either support [=PostScript=] and/or [=PCL=].  We're also working on [=PCL6=] at the moment and this will be available soon.  Having said that, most [=PCL6=] printers however have a [=PCL5=] (or [=PostScript=]) driver option that will suffice in the meantime.

Our goal for future support is ensure we continue to offer page-level detection support for all [=PostScript=]/[=PCL=] variants as these are the dominant and publicly documented languages.  We main consider other languages in the future in popularity demands, however the main catch is that most other languages only make up a single percentage market share and are really publicly documented.  Where possible we suggest sticking to Postscript as this is the most mature and open standard and is the only environment that offers support for all major platforms.
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A: At the current time PaperCut NG's page level detection supports [=PCL5=], HPGL and [=PostScript=]printers.  This combination covers about 75% of business style network printers as most either support [=PostScript=]and/or [=PCL=].  We're also working on [=PCL6=] at the moment and this will be available soon.  Having said that, most [=PCL6=]printers however have a [=PCL5=](or [=PostScript=]) driver option that will suffice in the meantime.
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A: At the current time PaperCut NG's page level detection supports [=PCL5=], HPGL and [=PostScript=]printers.  This combination covers about 75% of business style network printers as most either support [=PostScript=]and/or [=PCL=].  We're also working on [=PCL6=] at the moment and this will be available soon.  Having said that, most [=PCL6=]printers however have a [=PCL5=] (or [=PostScript=]) driver option that will suffice in the meantime.
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Currently, PaperCut NG can perform page-level color detection with most PostScript, PCL5 and HPGL printer drivers (with PCL6 support coming soon). Many manufacturers offer PostScript and PCL drivers as well as proprietary ones - check your printer manufacturer's website for availability.
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Currently, PaperCut NG can perform page-level color detection with most [=PostScript=], [=PCL5=] and [=HPGL=] printer drivers (with [=PCL6=] support coming soon). Many manufacturers offer [=PostScript=] and [=PCL=] drivers as well as proprietary ones - check your printer manufacturer's website for availability.
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A: At the current time PaperCut NG's page level detection supports PCL5, HPGL and Postscript printers.  This combination covers about 75% of business style network printers as most either support Postscript and/or PCL.  We're also working on PCL6 at the moment and this will be available soon.  Having said that, most PCL6 printers however have a PCL5 (or Postscript) driver option that will suffice in the meantime.

Our goal for future support is ensure we continue to offer page-level detection support for all Postscript and PCL variants as these are the dominant and publicly documented languages.  We main consider other languages in the future in popularity demands, however the main catch is that most other languages only make up a single percentage market share and are really publicly documented.  Where possible we suggest sticking to Postscript as this is the most mature and open standard and is the only environment that offers support for all major platforms.
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A: At the current time PaperCut NG's page level detection supports [=PCL5=], HPGL and [=PostScript=]printers.  This combination covers about 75% of business style network printers as most either support [=PostScript=]and/or [=PCL=].  We're also working on [=PCL6=] at the moment and this will be available soon.  Having said that, most [=PCL6=]printers however have a [=PCL5=](or [=PostScript=]) driver option that will suffice in the meantime.

Our goal for future support is ensure we continue to offer page-level detection support for all [=PostScript=][=PCL=] variants as these are the dominant and publicly documented languages.  We main consider other languages in the future in popularity demands, however the main catch is that most other languages only make up a single percentage market share and are really publicly documented.  Where possible we suggest sticking to Postscript as this is the most mature and open standard and is the only environment that offers support for all major platforms.
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(:title Printers supporting page-level color detection:)

Page-level color detection is a relatively new feature for PaperCut NG (introduced in November 2006), and continues to be under active development. This feature scans each page of a document for traces of color. The grayscale discount is applied to any grayscale pages, and other pages are charged at the printer's standard rate.

Currently, PaperCut NG can perform page-level color detection with most PostScript, PCL5 and HPGL printer drivers (with PCL6 support coming soon). Many manufacturers offer PostScript and PCL drivers as well as proprietary ones - check your printer manufacturer's website for availability.

Q: Which printers support page-level color detection?

A: At the current time PaperCut NG's page level detection supports PCL5, HPGL and Postscript printers.  This combination covers about 75% of business style network printers as most either support Postscript and/or PCL.  We're also working on PCL6 at the moment and this will be available soon.  Having said that, most PCL6 printers however have a PCL5 (or Postscript) driver option that will suffice in the meantime.

Our goal for future support is ensure we continue to offer page-level detection support for all Postscript and PCL variants as these are the dominant and publicly documented languages.  We main consider other languages in the future in popularity demands, however the main catch is that most other languages only make up a single percentage market share and are really publicly documented.  Where possible we suggest sticking to Postscript as this is the most mature and open standard and is the only environment that offers support for all major platforms.

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