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Font and Firmware DIMMs



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CB456-67901
Download a PDF file of the PCL 5 Font list
when the CB456A DIMM is added.



CE517-67901
Download PDF file of Firmware
Configuration Page with CE517-67901.


Download a PDF file of the PCL 5 Font List
when the CE517AA DIMM is added.

CE517-67902
Download PDF file of Firmware
Configuration Page with CE517-67902.


Download a PDF file of the PCL 5 Font List
when the CE517AB DIMM is added.
CE517-67903
Download PDF file of Firmware
Configuration Page with CE517-67903.


Download a PDF file of the PCL 5 Font List
when the CE517AC DIMM is added.

36596-0104

*See below for more information.

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PARTS TABLE
Item
Number
Part Number Description
please click to read important notes
on these Font and Firmware DIMMs
Printer Compatibility Notes
156-0 CB456-67901 Font DIMM HP LaserJet P2015 Series
156-0 CE517-67901 Firmware Update, Font DIMM Rev. 1 HP LaserJet P2015
156-0 CE517-67902 Firmware Update, Font DIMM Rev. 2 HP LaserJet P2015
156-0 CE517-67903 Firmware Update, Font DIMM Rev. 3 HP LaserJet P2015
156-0 36596-0104 DIMM, incl. CB456A, CB421A, and 36596
*See below for more information.
HP LaserJet P2015

Important notes regarding these Font and Firmware DIMMs

GENERAL INFORMATION

The font and firmware DIMM's shown above are optional upgrades for all network and non-network versions for P2015 duplex and non-duplex printers. These memory products were originally designed to supplement the PCL 5 fonts included in the basic version of P2015/d/dn printers. All P2015 printers contain at least 22 PCL 5 fonts, 81 PCL 6 fonts, and 160 PostScript fonts. These font DIMM's increase the total number of PCL 5 fonts from 22 to either 105, 110, or 127. Some enhanced versions of the P2015 printers were sold with the font DIMM's pre-installed at the factory.

Note: The optional font and firmware DIMM's shown on this page are not compatible with the similar P2014 printer models which use host-based rasterization, instead of PCL and PostScript. Host-based rasterization involves developing the entire image in the memory of the computer workstation and is often used for languages with a large number of complex characters.

The purpose of the font DIMM is to add most of the fixed-point and scalable fonts typically found in previously introduced and historically much more expensive HP LaserJet products so that the P2015 printers become compatible with legacy software applications which sent PCL and PostScript page descriptions calling for these fonts to be resident in the printer. These additional fonts are required for the P2015 printers to become compatible replacements for older HP printer models in certain specific software environments such as some enterprise accounting systems. Legacy mainframe software which send PostScript and PCL data streams directly to the printer (without using a workstation operating system driver to intercede and download bit-mapped soft fonts as needed) are often the sort of applications which require certain hard fonts and scalable fonts to be printer resident.

As the P2015 product has matured, HP engineers introduced firmware updates to add features, correct bugs, and maintain and add software compatibility with evolving network protocols. Most PC users will never encounter a need for updated software as the updates relate to very esoteric situations. HP typically makes firmware updates freely available on some of its websites, but the process to upgrade the printer firmware is tedious and requires some technical knowledge. If the process is not done correctly, the printer formatter can become non-functional. To make firmware updates easy for novices, HP chose to add the firmware updates to the second generation of the firmware DIMM's.

All formatters sold by The Printer Works, Inc. have been flashed to the latest available firmware from HP. To see which fonts and firmware are included in the basic formatter, please go to Diagram 152, and follow the links to download PDF files of the printer configuration page with font DIMM's installed. These pages show both the current firmware level and a list of the fonts which come in the basic formatter.

FONTS INCLUDED IN ALL P2015 PRINTERS

The basic P2015 printer, without a font DIMM installed contains 22 fixed-size PCL 5 fonts. To see what those PCL 5 fonts are, please download a PDF file using the link below: Download a PDF file of the BASIC 22 PCL 5 Font List (NO FONT DIMM).

All versions of the P2015 printers, with or without a font DIMM contain 81 scalable PCL 6 fonts. The PCL 5 font DIMM's do not add any additional PCL 6 fonts. To get a list of the 81 PCL 6 fonts included in all printers, please download a PDF file list of them using the link below: Download a PDF file of the 81 PCL 6 Scalable Fonts.

All versions of the P2015 printers contain 160 PostScript scalable PostScript typefaces. The PCL 5 Font DIMM do not add any additional PostScript fonts. To get a list of the PostScript typefaces resident in all P2015 printers, please click on the link below: Download a PDF file of the 160 PostScript scalable typefaces.

RESIDENT FONTS WITH FONT/FIRMARE DIMMS INSTALLED

The table at the top of this page shows the fonts DIMMs and provides links to PDF file printouts of the fonts which are resident in the printer when the DIMM's are installed. The CB456A DIMM is only a PCL 5 font DIMM. The CE517-6790X DIMM can also be used to update the printer firmware. Detailed information with links to PDF scans of actual printed fonts lists is included to answer all questions about which fonts are included. This information was difficult to find anywhere on the web, so we decided to include it here.

THE TYPEHAUS P2015 DIMM (36596-0104)

The Typehaus P2015 DIMM (#0104) is a "three-in-one" product which combines three HP products onto a single DIMM module. It is compatible with all P2015 model printers (P2015,P2015d, P2015n, P2015dn) as well as all P3005 model printers (P3005, P3005d, P3005n, P3005dn, P3005x). The three HP products included are:

  1. HP 2015 PCL font DIMM (CB456A)
  2. HP 64MB RAM memory module (CB421A)
  3. HP Barcodes & More scalable barcodes (36596-XX#C06).

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