There appear to be some *LAN print server devices that support IPDS... Here's one of the breadcrumbs that points to some likely products...
In the chart, the NOTE is specific to IPDS...
Axis 5570e Host-to-LAN print server
Axis 5670e Host-to-LAN print server
Note: These Axis print servers convert the IPDS data stream to an HP PCL or PostScript, so they are only supported with laser printers.
Creo WinIPDS Lite
Creo WinIPDS Pro
Port range unknown but port 5001 is the default port when IPDSprinter emulation is configured for a single printer.
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Lance Gillespie
Sent: Friday, March 08, 2013 12:21 PM
To: 'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'
Subject: RE: IPDS to PCL
When I do that, the GDDM system calls fail and the program halts.
The print file has to be defined as *IPDS, not *AFPDS and the device
type has to be *IPDS as well.
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Charles Wilt
Sent: Friday, March 08, 2013 10:00 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: IPDS to PCL
IPDS spool file? or AFPDS spool file?
Everything that I've ever seen works with AFPDS spool files, but not IPDS ones.
However, as IPDS is basically a subset of AFPDS, it's a usually simple matter of changing the printer file from DEVTYPE(*IPDS) to DEVTYPE(*AFPDS).
On Fri, Mar 8, 2013 at 12:55 PM, Lance Gillespie <LGillespie@xxxxxxxx>wrote:
We've got an elaborate application that prints graphs and charts using
GDDM calls to IPDS. New printers that support IPDS are getting scarce
and have always been expensive.
Before we spend a bunch more on hardware, is there software that will
take an IPDS spool file and turn it into something that can print to
an HP printer, just using CL?
I would be willing to entertain IPDS-->PDF-->E-mail-->User as well.