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Re: i Access and HP Deskjet 2540 Printer



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I looked at the ibm support page link you posted, and don't see a "2450".
What definition did you use? and exactly which options have you used in iSeries Access?

I looked this up on HP site and says language is "PCL 3 GUI".
All the PCL 3 GUI definitions on IBM page are "Host-Based=Y"

IBM has this statement in that section:
As with other Host-based or Windows-only printers, configuring a PC5250 printer session without Host Print Transform (HPT) and without a Printer Definition Table (PDT) file is most likely to print successfully. However, in either case you will not be able to print *AFPDS spooled files, and you will have limited control over the formatting of your output. Whether using a *LAN 3812 PJL DEVD or a PC5250 printer session, configuring to print to an HP JetReady printer is considered unsupported.

so after that statement, what kind of spool are you trying to print?

Jim




----- Original Message ----- From: "Victor Hunt" <xlcfdp@xxxxxxxxx>
To: "Midrange Systems Technical Discussion" <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, April 03, 2014 4:57 PM
Subject: i Access and HP Deskjet 2540 Printer


We have a number of new HP Deskjet 2450 printers attached to PC's via USB.
These printers work well when printing from Windows 7 Pro. We seem to be
unable to get i Access to print to them.

We've created a printer in i Access following IBM's recommendations (
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas8N1019534).

When we run a report on our i system, we see it go into the outq and then
into the queue on the Windows machine. After that , it's gone. We can see
the light on the printer blink a bit, but no printing action. We've tried
different reports.

We've tried a large number of the configuration options available in the
printer setup in i Access, but no luck thus far. i Access is at the latest
version with the most recent PTF's applied. Windows 7 is also up to date.

Anyone have any experience getting one of these printers to work?

Thanks!
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