(PECL printer SVN)

printer_create_penCreate a new pen


resource printer_create_pen ( int $style , int $width , string $color )

The function creates a new pen and returns a handle to it. A pen is used to draw lines and curves. For an example see printer_select_pen().



style must be one of the following constants:

  • PRINTER_PEN_SOLID: creates a solid pen.
  • PRINTER_PEN_DASH: creates a dashed pen.
  • PRINTER_PEN_DOT: creates a dotted pen.
  • PRINTER_PEN_DASHDOT: creates a pen with dashes and dots.
  • PRINTER_PEN_DASHDOTDOT: creates a pen with dashes and double dots.
  • PRINTER_PEN_INVISIBLE: creates an invisible pen.


width specifies the width of the pen.


color must be a color in RGB hex format, i.e. "000000" for black.

Return Values

Returns a pen handle or FALSE on error.

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