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Re: HP LaserJet device configuration to support printing barcodes



fixed

I assume we are talking about DDS printer file defined barcodes?
This is not using some escape sequence your twinax printer might be working with?

HP and other mfgrs are not always great at keeping consistent margins and print the same between models and over the years.
I have often configured some newer HP models with a more basic model HP in the same family, or use a *WSCST to
set the margins where you need them, to be consistent with matching other printers output. Also be aware if using a *WSCST
that IBM has updated the defaults for the various models over the years, and may be worth recreating the *WSCST
based on new versions of same model, or for newer models.

This IBM doc explains a lot about configuring HP Printers (and has a link to all the other mfgrs)
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas8N1019534

Jim Franz

----- Original Message ----- From: "Dan Kimmel" <dkimmel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Midrange Systems Technical Discussion" <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2014 6:04 PM
Subject: RE: HP LaserJet device configuration to support printing barcodes


First, lacking a license to Advanced Function Printing does not preclude using an AFP device. Second, unless you have an IPDS card installed in the laser jet, it is NOT going to do IPDS.

The easiest way to do bar code is to set the printer device description as the laser jet with the appropriate MFRTYP and model and allow HPT. Set it up as a remote device with IPP as the attachment protocol. Should run like a top.

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-
bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bob Cagle
Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2014 4:27 PM
To: MIDRANGE-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: HP LaserJet device configuration to support printing barcodes

Running iOS 7.1 - I'm no hardware guru, but I'm trying to configure an IP
attached HP LaserJet as an *IPDS printer in order to support printing
barcodes. We do not own a license to Advanced Function Print (AFP), so
when I try to configure the device as DEVCLS(*LAN) TYPE(*IPDS) AFP(*NO),
I'm getting the error 'LAN attachment not valid.' The help text says that a
LAN device can only be configured as IPDS if AFP(*YES) is specified.

I already have a twinax connected line printer configured as IPDS printing
barcodes, I just need to be able to do so on the LaserJet also. Has anyone
successfully configured a LaserJet to print barcodes without AFP? Would you
mind sharing the config if so?

Thanks

Bob Cagle
IT Manager
Lynk, Inc.

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