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RE: Best way to configure a LAN printer



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Jerry,

Another advantage I forgot to mention, when using the print server config, all DEVD are actually defined the same to the iSeries AND you can attach printers that IBM would not support if attached directly.

Paul

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From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jerry C. Adams
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2014 3:12 PM
To: 'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'
Subject: RE: Best way to configure a LAN printer

Tell me about it, Paul. We have 20-25 (I forget the count) retail stores.
I'm not allowed to have anything to do with the stores, which have a PC POS application (unless, of course, things get really screwed up). They (the PC
guys) will pull whatever (in my opinion) looks sexy and put it in the store's back office. THEN I have to figure out how to define it to our System i in HQ. Geez!

Jerry C. Adams
IBM i Programmer/Analyst
Alcohol may not solve your problems but neither will milk or water.
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email: midrange@xxxxxxxx

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From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Paul Nelson
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2014 10:05 AM
To: 'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'
Subject: RE: Best way to configure a LAN printer

This is easier said than done. Some of these locations are so remote that an ethernet network is a pipe dream. They have some sort of cellular network connection.

Another one, that I just traveled to a couple of weeks ago, is literally at the end of the road through several miles of Louisiana swampland. Their machine is still using V4R5, and the newer versions of iNav can't connect to it. I graciously volunteered to drive over there to fix a bunch of stuff.

The cafeteria was serving shrimp gumbo and crawfish etoufee for lunch. :-)

Paul Nelson
Cell 708-670-6978
Office 409-267-4027
nelsonp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx


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From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of rob@xxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2014 7:55 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: RE: Best way to configure a LAN printer

We also had a LOT of little printers everywhere. Some consolidation has been going on. Really, there's a lot of economy of scale to consolidation.
Now instead of 200 varieties of ink cartridges in your supply closet (with some doomed to obsolescence) you have a jug of powder (or powders if you do color). Environmentally, that has to be better than all the plastic and whatnot in each cartridge. Even if you recycle those that's a lot of energy spent in filling them back up, shipping them around, etc. And consolidated ones can be enhanced to do the scanning, copying and other desired functions. What little ones are left, are for special forms, people way out in shipping or some such thing. We didn't even let them keep printers they already had due to the supplies. Not only ink, but islands of paper.

We discovered we were going through a LOT of copy paper in August. I pointed them out to them that's the same time that kids get back to school supply lists and our local schools have each kid bring in a ream of paper.
Go figure.


Rob Berendt
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From: rob@xxxxxxxxx
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 02/27/2014 08:41 AM
Subject: RE: Best way to configure a LAN printer
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Central purchasing cracked down here big time.
Get them involved. They can be a serious ally. Tell them it not only helps on bulk purchases of printers, but then there's bulk purchases of ink cartridges, etc.


Rob Berendt
--
IBM Certified System Administrator - IBM i 6.1 Group Dekko Dept 1600 Mail to: 2505 Dekko Drive
Garrett, IN 46738
Ship to: Dock 108
6928N 400E
Kendallville, IN 46755
http://www.dekko.com





From: "Paul Nelson" <nelsonp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'"
<midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 02/27/2014 08:18 AM
Subject: RE: Best way to configure a LAN printer
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Thanks. I'll remember that. I wish these guys would standardize on one or
two different types of printers, but it appears each location manager
makes
the decisions about what gets purchased. Between the 5 production
machines,
there are probably 3,000 printers of all kinds. Even IBM hasn't heard of
some of them.

Paul Nelson
Cell 708-670-6978
Office 409-267-4027
nelsonp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx


-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of DrFranken
Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 10:17 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Best way to configure a LAN printer

Once you've created the XEROX customization then go into the source and
delete the lines for COR. That way it will use the appropriate font to
use most of the paper. SO 132 column reports actually use the entire
width. The XEROX supplied WSCST uses narrow fonts and leaves a lot of
white space to the right.

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis

www.frankeni.com
www.iDevCloud.com
www.iInTheCloud.com

On 2/26/2014 3:28 PM, Paul Nelson wrote:

Just my additional two cents - If you are trying to configure a Xerox
Work
Center device, forget about the IBM web site and download the tools
library
from Xerox.

Based on your model, you create a WSCST, and then use the command to
create
the device description using that WSCST.

You're even been able to customize the WSCST to pull from other paper
drawers when the iSeries is thinking it's printing from drawer 1. The
best
part is being able to increase the font size a little to accommodate the
older recipients of various reports.

Google XTOOLS0819.zip

Paul Nelson
Cell 708-670-6978
Office 409-267-4027
nelsonp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx


-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Pat Barber
Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 2:02 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Best way to configure a LAN printer

The first consideration is what model/make the printer is.

There are certain brands/models/etc that simply will not work using HPT.

You are then stuck with using Client Access emulation, which works for
"most" printers.

IBM has provided a detailed list for several years on what will work and
what is suspect.

In the old days prior to ascii printers it was never a problem, but
cheaper
meant more trouble to use.

Lexmark,HP and Ricoh are always good examples on what might work.

Inkjets will work but are always difficult.

On 2/25/2014 7:46 PM, Mike Cunningham wrote:
I would be interesting in hearing what your preferred way to configure
a
LAN attached printer so it can be used from a power system running IBM i
7.1. I believe the three options I have seen are RMTOUTQ, PJL, and SNMP.
We
do all RMTOUTQ but it has been at least 3-4 years since we last
considered
alternatives.

Thanks for any feedback

Mike Cunningham






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