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Re: Print images to network printer



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You can use AFPDS printer files, they support:

Images (single page PDF and TIFF and others)
Accurate Text Position
Fonts
and many other nice futures.

I think the only real limitation about Images via AFPRSC is scaling.

Once you have an AFPDS spool file you can:

Print it on a device (without any PC in the middle)
Generate a PDF in IFS
Generate a AFP stream file

An AFP stream file is very usefull since most of the external printig
services use AFP (very popular in Unix). All what you need is sending the
file (via FTP or whatever they prefer) and they can print it WITHOUT any
tools or converter.

Just to give you an example on how simple is the proces this is the command
to convert AFPDS spool files into AFP straem files (including Indexing and
Resorces: Images, Overlay, Fonts, Page Segmnets and Form Definitions):

CRTAFPDTA FROMSPLF(MUAF200P) TOSTMF(*DFT) JOB(*) SPLNBR(*LAST)
FORMDF(*SPLF) +
TOIDXSTMF(*NONE) TORSCSTMF(*DFT) RSCDTA(*ALL)
TOMRGSTMF(&FILE +
*DLTINPUT)

HTH
MarcoF

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2012/8/29 <Rick.Chevalier@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

I am working on the application design now.

This will be replacing a manual process we have in place today. Our legal
department gets several requests a year from state auditors for images of
our loan documentation. A print run can be a few hundred into the tens of
thousands depending on the request. Currently there is a lot of manual
work to take a spreadsheet, put in onto the IFS, and using a dedicated PC
run a program that generates the print documents. The PC program has to be
monitored the entire time it runs and will not run on Windows 7. My task
is to come up with a replacement solution that can be completely handed
over to the business.


-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-
bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Alan Campin
Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 2:59 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Print images to network printer

What's driving it? Is is a user on a green screen selecting something
and you
are wanting to print a graphic from that then you would probably look at
doing a call to a PC program (Your .Net program) from the 400 to print
the
image. If it is a user in a PC program you are going to trigger it from
there.

On Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 1:34 PM, <Rick.Chevalier@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Thanks Matt.

I would prefer the .Net solution too but didn't know how I would call
it.

I'm also thinking of trying EGL but I would have to get past the
learning curve and I don't know if I have that long.

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-
bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Matt Olson
Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 1:43 PM
To: midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: Print images to network printer

One option would be to Call a Java program:
http://www.java2s.com/Code/Java/2D-Graphics-
GUI/PrintanImagetoprintdirectly.htm

Here are some tips on calling java programs from RPG:
http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/iadthelp/v6r0/topic/com.ibm
.eto ols.iseries.pgmgd.doc/c0925076172.htm

Another option (non IBM i solution) is to write the function in .NET
(and you
could call it from the IBM i in a whole host of different ways (REST
services,
run remote pc command)). For the .NET stuff it's even simpler to
print
then
in Java, see the code here:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2337252/print-image-in-net-winfor
m

By far the easiest solution in my opinion is to do it in .NET if you
can. The
amount of code to accomplish the same goal will be much smaller in
.NET versus the alternatives.


-----Original Message-----
From: Rick.Chevalier@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:Rick.Chevalier@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 10:28 AM
To: midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Print images to network printer

I have a requirement to be able to print images stored on our IFS on
a business group's printer. Some of these print requests can run
into the
tens
of thousands of pages.

Is anyone printing images to network printers from the i? If so,
would
you
mind sharing how you do it?

Rick Chevalier
Software Solutions Development Lead
[cid:image001.gif@01CD85D0.FAF42B10]
817-525-7178 (w)


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