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HP LaserJet 5200/5200L Printer - Driver-feature Comparison in Various Operating Systems

The following tables detail the software features that are available for each driver type and for operating system that supports the HP LaserJet 5200 printer. The printing-system drivers for Microsoft Windows 98 and Microsoft Windows Me are the HP Traditional PCL 6 Driver, HP Traditional PCL 5 Driver, and PS Emulation Driver. The printing-system drivers for Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows XP, and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 are the new HP unidrivers, with a user interface look and feel that is consistent across the HP PCL 6 Unidriver, HP PCL 5 Unidriver, and PS Emulation Unidriver.

HP LaserJet 5200 print driver features are supported in Microsoft Windows XP (both 32-bit and 64‑bit) and Microsoft Windows XP (both 32-bit and 64‑bit) operating systems.

HP LaserJet 5200 print driver features are supported in Mac OS X V10.2.8 or later, except as otherwise noted.

Job-stream output

Driver support for the job-stream output feature
Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows 98, Me
Macintosh
Driver Type
HP Unidriver
HP Traditional Driver
Macintosh
Driver
PCL6
PCL 5
PS Emulation
PCL 6
PCL 5
PS Emulation
Postscript
PCL 5 support
N/A
x
N/A
N/A
x
N/A
N/A
PCL 6 support
x
N/A
N/A
x
N/A
N/A
N/A
PCL 6 pass-through support
x
N/A
N/A
x
N/A
N/A
N/A
Postscript 3
N/A
N/A
x
N/A
N/A
N/A
x
Postscript 1, 2
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
x
x

PJL/PJL Encoding

Printer Job Language (PJL) and PJL encoding
Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows 98, Me
Macintosh
Driver Type
HP unidriver
HP traditional driver
Macintosh
Driver
PCL 6
PCL 5
PS Emulation
PCL 6
PCL 5
PS Emulation
Postscript
PJL support
x
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
UTF-8 encoding for PJL (Unicode to 8-bit)
x
x
x
x
x
x
N/A

Job tracking

Driver support for job tracking
Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows 98, Me
Macintosh
Driver type
HP unidriver
HP traditional driver
Macintosh
Driver
PCL 6
PCL 5
PS Emulation
PCL 6
PCL 5
PS Emulation
Postscript
.PRN file driver identification
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
x
Job accounting information
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
N/A
Job accounting enhancements (UUID)
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
x
Job accounting enhancements (color)
x
x
x
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Reliable Time Services – born on date (PJL DMINFO)
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
N/A
Job Timestamp – born on date (PJL TIMESTAMP)
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
N/A
Born on date (PJL DMINFO)
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
N/A
Sending user name with every job
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
N/A
Driver hooks for job ticket consumption
x
x
x
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Driver hooks for event extensions for UI control data
x
x
x
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

Connectivity/Printing

Driver support for connectivity features
Operating system
Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows 98, Me
Macintosh
Driver type
HP Unidriver
HP Traditional driver
Macintosh
Driver
PCL 6
PCL 5
PS Emulation
PCL 6
PCL 5
PS Emulation
Postscript
Parallel (direct connect)
x
x
x
x
x
x
Network – TCP/IP (wired)
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Network – TCP/IP (wireless
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
USB (Direct Connect) through 7.1.2 Port Monitor (MS USB Print) (bidirectional)
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
N/A
USB (Direct Connect) through 1284.4 Port Monitor (HP DOT4 / 7.1.3 ) (bidirectional)
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
N/A
USB (Direct Connect) through 1284.4 Port Monitor (MS DOT4 / 7.1.3) (bidirectional) –Microsoft Windows XP only
x
x
x
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
USB (Direct Connect) through 7.1.2 (Apple USB Print) (bidirectional)
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
x
USB (Direct Connect) through 1284.4 (HP CIA DOT4 / 7.1.3 ) (bidirectional)
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
x
Rendezvous
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
x

Bidirectional Communication

Driver support for the bidirectional communication features
Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows 98, Me
Macintosh
Driver type
HP unidriver
HP traditional driver
Macintosh
Driver
PCL 6
PCL 5
PS Emulation
PCL 6
PCL 5
PS Emulation
Postscript
Autoconfiguration through EAC
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
N/A
Autoconfiguration through direct connect – parallel - LPT - DOT4 stack
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
N/A
Network – TCP/IP
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
N/A
Automatic Configuration (other than EAC)
N/A
x
Autoconfiguration through EAC over USB (DOT4)
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
N/A
Update Now
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
N/A
Language Monitor
N/A
N/A
N/A
x
x
N/A
N/A

MasterMon is a pseudo-language monitor that is used for all HP LaserJet devices for the duplex communication channel with bidirectional communication devices. It inserts PJL commands into the job stream. It loads TCPMON for TCP/IP ports.

HP Driver Preconfiguration

Driver support for HP Driver Preconfiguration
Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows 98, Me
Macintosh
Driver Type
HP unidriver
HP Traditional Driver
Macintosh
Driver
PCL 6
PCL 5
PS Emulation
PCL 6
PCL 5
PS Emulation
Postscript
HP Driver Preconfiguration
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
N/A
Feature lockout
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
N/A
Continuous export
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
N/A

Bundle support

Bundle support
Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows 98, Me
Macintosh
Driver Type
HP Unidriver
HP Traditional driver
Macintosh
Driver
PCL 6
PCL 5
PS Emulation
PCL 6
PCL 5
PS Emulation
Postscript
Printer bundle in driver UI
N/A
N/A
N/A
x
x
N/A
N/A
Bundle support through installer
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
N/A

Tray and Paper Assignment

Tray and paper assignment
Operating system
Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows 98 and Microsoft Windows Me
Macintosh
Driver type
HP unidriver
HP traditional driver
Macintosh
Driver
PCL 6
PCL 5
PS Emulation
PCL 6
PCL 5
PS Emulation
Postscript
Assign paper size to tray
x
x
x
N/A
N/A
x
N/A

Installable Options

Driver support for installable options
Operating system
Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows 98, Me
Macintosh
Driver type
HP unidriver
HP traditional driver
Macintosh
Driver
PCL 6
PCL 5
PS Emulation
PCL 6
PCL 5
PS Emulation
Postscript
Duplexing unit
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Manual duplex enable
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
x
Total memory
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
DWS (available memory)
N/A
N/A
N/A
x
x
x
N/A
Additional source trays
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Font DIMM/compact flash support
x
x
N/A
x
x
N/A
N/A
Font DIMM Installer
N/A
N/A
N/A
x
N/A
N/A
N/A
Mopier enabled
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Job-storage feature enabled
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Postscript passthrough
N/A
N/A
x
N/A
N/A
N/A
x

Printer Services

Printer services (Services tab)
Operating system
Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows 98, Me
Macintosh
Driver type
HP unidriver
HP traditional driver
Macintosh
Driver
PCL 6
PCL 5
PS Emulation
PCL 6
PCL 5
PS Emulation
Postscript
Internet Services Links/Launch product support Web site
x
x
x
N/A
N/A
N/A
x
Launch HP EWS features through TCP/IP port
x
x
x
N/A
N/A
N/A
x

UI Features

Driver support for UI features
Operating system
Microsoft Windows XP,Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows 98, Me
Macintosh
Driver Type
HP Unidriver
HP Traditional Driver
Macintosh
Driver
PCL 6
PCL 5
PS Emulation
PCL 6
PCL 5
PS Emulation
Postscript
UI tabs ('Panels' in Macintosh)
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
UI extensions
x
x
x
N/A
N/A
N/A
x
Page preview images
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
x
Printer image bitmaps with hot spots
N/A
N/A
N/A
x
x
N/A
N/A
Paper size dimensions
N/A
N/A
N/A
x
x
N/A
x
Device settings notification
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
N/A
About …
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
x
Accessibility/Disability (JAWS)
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
x
Accessibility architecture
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
N/A

Help features

Driver support for Help features
Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows 98, Me
Macintosh
Driver Type
HP Unidriver
HP Traditional Driver
Macintosh
Driver
PCL 6
PCL 5
PS Emulation
PCL 6
PCL 5
PS Emulation
Postscript
What's this? Help (F1)
x
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
Help button
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
N/A
Bubble Help
N/A
N/A
N/A
x
x
N/A
N/A
Microsoft Windows '?' Help
x
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
Constraint Help
x
x
x
x
x
x
N/A

Print Task Quick Sets

Driver support for Print Task Quick Sets
Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows 98, Me
Macintosh
Driver type
HP unidriver
HP Traditional Driver
Macintosh
Driver
PCL 6
PCL 5
PS Emulation
PCL 6
PCL 5
PS Emulation
Postscript
Print Task Quick Sets
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
N/A
User Defined Quick Sets
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
x

Media sizes

Driver support for media sizes
Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows 98, Me
Macintosh
Driver Type
HP Unidriver
HP Traditional Driver
Macintosh
Driver
PCL 6
PCL 5
PS Emulation
PCL 6
PCL 5
PS Emulation
Postscript
Media Size selection
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
User-defined custom media
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Custom media-size dialog through driver UI
x
x
x
x
x
x
x

Media types

Driver support for media types
Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows 98, Me
Macintosh
Driver Type
HP Unidriver
HP Traditional driver
Macintosh
Driver
PCL 6
PCL 5
PS Emulation
PCL 6
PCL 5
PS Emulation
Postscript
Media types appear in one list
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
User Defined Media Types
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
N/A
Combined Media Types & Sources in program. (Always ON, NO driver UI switch)
x
x
x
N/A
N/A
x
N/A
Combined Media Types and sources in program (optional, driver UI switch)
N/A
N/A
N/A
x
x
N/A
N/A
Combined Media Types and sources in program (in driver UI)
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
x
x
Alternative Letterhead mode
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
N/A

Job storage

Driver support for the job-storage features
Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows 98, Me
Macintosh
Driver Type
HP Unidriver
HP Traditional Driver
Macintosh
Driver
PCL 6
PCL 5
PS Emulation
PCL 6
PCL 5
PS Emulation
Postscript
Proof and hold
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Private job
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Quick Copy
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Stored Job
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Job name
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
x
User name
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
PIN to print (for private jobs)
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Job-storage pop-up
x
x
N/A
x
x
N/A
N/A
Automatic job and user name
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
x
Job-storage override
x
x
x
x
x
x
x

Print quality and resolution

Print-quality and resolution features
Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP,Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows 98, Me
Macintosh
Driver Type
HP Unidriver
HP Traditional Driver
Macintosh
Driver
PCL 6
PCL 5
PS Emulation
PCL 6
PCL 5
PS Emulation
Postscript
Print-quality options
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Print-quality – custom options recall
N/A
N/A
N/A
x
x
N/A
N/A
Print optimizations
x
x
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Rendering mode (automatic)
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
x
N/A
N/A
Send graphics as vector
N/A
x
N/A
N/A
x
N/A
N/A
Send graphics as raster
N/A
x
N/A
N/A
x
N/A
N/A
Send page as raster
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
x
N/A
N/A
Scale Patterns (WYSIWYG)
N/A
N/A
N/A
x
x
N/A
N/A
PCL 5 Immediate Graphics Mode
N/A
N/A
x
N/A
N/A
x
N/A

Reordering Options

Driver support for the reordering options
Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows 98, Me
Macintosh
Driver Type
HP Unidriver
HP Traditional Driver
Macintosh
Driver
PCL 6
PCL 5
PS Emulation
PCL 6
PCL 5
PS Emulation
Postscript
Page order (based on output bin)
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
x
Page order (reordering for job)
x
x
x
N/A
N/A
N/A
x

Resizing options

Resizing options
Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows 98, Me
Macintosh
Driver Type
HP Unidriver
HP Traditional Driver
Macintosh
Driver
PCL 6
PCL 5
PS Emulation
PCL 6
PCL 5
PS Emulation
Postscript
Print Document On
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
N/A
Scale to Fit
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
x
% of Normal Size
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
x
Rotate by 180 degrees
x
x
x
x
x
x
x

Color settings

Color settings
Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows 98, Me
Macintosh
Driver Type
HP Unidriver
HP Traditional Driver
Macintosh
Driver
PCL 6
PCL 5
PS Emulation
PCL 6
PCL 5
PS Emulation
Postscript
Print in Grayscale
x
x
x
x
x
x
x

Watermarks

Driver support for watermarks feature
Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows 98, Me
Macintosh
Driver Type
HP Unidriver
HP Traditional Driver
Macintosh
Driver
PCL 6
PCL 5
PS Emulation
PCL 6
PCL 5
PS Emulation
Postscript
Watermarks on/off
x
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
First page only
x
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
Custom watermark definition
x
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
Watermark angle
x
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
Watermark font name
x
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
Watermark font color
x
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
Watermark font shading
x
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
Watermark font size
x
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
Watermark font style
x
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
Locally defined watermarks
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
N/A

Alternative source/paper type

Driver support for the alternate source/paper type feature
Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows 98, Me
Macintosh
Driver Type
HP Unidriver
HP Traditional Driver
Macintosh
Driver
PCL 6
PCL 5
PS Emulation
PCL 6
PCL 5
PS Emulation
Postscript
All pages the same
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Use different paper (UI control)
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
x
Front Cover (Blank Front Cover Inserted)
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
N/A
First Page
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
x
Other pages
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
x
Last Page
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
N/A
Back Cover – Blank Back Cover Inserted
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
N/A

Printing destination

Driver support for the printing-destination feature
Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows 98, Me
Macintosh
Driver Type
HP Unidriver
HP Traditional Driver
Macintosh
Driver
PCL 6
PCL 5
PS Emulation
PCL 6
PCL 5
PS Emulation
Postscript
Paper Destinations
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
x

Finishing options and duplexing

Duplexing
Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows 98, Me
Macintosh
Driver type
HP unidriver
HP traditional driver
Macintosh
Driver
PCL 6
PCL 5
PS Emulation
PCL 6
PCL 5
PS Emulation
Postscript
Auto duplex/print on both sides
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Manual duplex
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
x
Mixed duplex and simplex in single job
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
N/A
Long Edge/Short Edge (Flip On)
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Pages per sheet (N-up)
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Page borders on/off
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
x
Page order (N-Up)
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
x
Booklet Printing (layout through software)
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
x
Booklet Target Size
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
N/A

Other document options

Other document options
Operating system
Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows 98, Me
Macintosh
Driver Type
HP Unidriver
HP Traditional Driver
Macintosh
Driver
PCL 6
PCL 5
PS Emulation
PCL 6
PCL 5
PS Emulation
Postscript
Orientation (portrait/landscape)
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Number of copies
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Ignore application collation
N/A
N/A
N/A
x
x
N/A
N/A
Collate
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Collate – feature in driver UI
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
x
x
Collate through mopy
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Advanced printing features
x
x
x
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Mirror image/mirror output
N/A
N/A
x
N/A
N/A
x
x

Font support

Font support
Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows 98, Me
Macintosh
Driver Type
HP Unidriver
HP Traditional Driver
Macintosh
Driver
PCL 6
PCL 5
PS Emulation
PCL 6
PCL 5
PS Emulation
Postscript
General device font support
N/A
N/A
x
x
x
x
x
Font substitution
x
x
x
N/A
N/A
x
x
Font DIMM (on/off)
x
x
N/A
x
x
N/A
N/A
Send TrueType as Bitmap
x
x
N/A
x
x
N/A
N/A
TrueType Fonts (UI option)
N/A
N/A
x
N/A
N/A
x
N/A
Print Text as Black
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
N/A

Postscript-specific features

Driver support for postscript-specific features
Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Windows 98, Me
Macintosh
HP Unidriver
Postscript
Driver
PS Emulation Unidriver
PS Emulation Driver
Postscript
Postscript memory
x
x
N/A
Output protocol
x
x
N/A
Send CTRL-D before each job
x
x
N/A
Send CTRL-D after each job
x
x
N/A
Convert gray text to postscript gray
x
N/A
N/A
Convert gray graphics to postscript gray
x
N/A
N/A
Add euro currency symbol
x
N/A
N/A
Job timeout
x
x
N/A
Wait timeout
x
x
N/A
Minimum font size to download as outline
x
N/A
N/A
Minimum font size to download as bitmap
x
N/A
N/A
Printing Preferences
Postscript Language Level
x
x
N/A
Send postscript error handler
x
x
N/A
Fit to Page
N/A
x
N/A
Output options
Optimize for speed
x
x
N/A
Optimize for portability
x
x
N/A
Encapsulated postscript (EPS)
x
x
N/A
Archive format
x
x
N/A
Fit to Page
x
x
N/A
TrueType font download option
Automatic
x
x
N/A
Outline
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