All of the low end printers have had a lobotomy to allow the price point to
be driven down. You need a printer that is not host-based - i.e. it has to
have a brain. Most now rely on the host (Windows, MAC, etc) to do the work.
This is the best reference for HP printers:
Printer support in general:
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[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Charles Wilt
Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2014 8:15 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: HP LaserJet device configuration to support printing barcodes
I take it you are referring to the old "windows only" printers...
The business class printers always worked fine.
I'm not sure if the current home printers would work or not, given that they
are no longer "windows only" and have support for OS X and wireless printing
from a mobile device.
On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 5:49 PM, James H. H. Lampert <
On 1/30/14 2:26 PM, Bob Cagle wrote:
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?
I'd be greatly surprised if HP has made a LaserJet in the past decade
that could actually process a PCL or PostScript data stream (or even
just a pure text data stream) internally. Years ago, when I tried to
hook our HP 3055 all-in-one to an Affirmative Yestation terminal, it
didn't do anything at all.
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