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Re: i Access and HP Deskjet 2540 Printer



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Victor
 
Even though the 2540 is in the list - almost eveything is "N"  (NO)
The only "Y" is the Host Based and that means the paragraph about the limits of host based printers applies (and not really supported).
 
Since you didn't post the details of what's been tried, can we assume the following:
a. The printer is set to use HP PCL 3 GUI
b. you created an iSeries Access printer definition using HPT=no and Not use a PDT ( in the File>Printer Setup>
where you select the attached printer. 
 
 
HP Deskjet 2540 All-in-One HP PCL3 GUI Y n/a *LEXMARKC
*HP520 N N N N
PCL (HP Apps/UPD) N hppcl5.pdt
HPLJ4.PDT *LEXMARKC
*HP1600C ? ? ? ?
URF (AirPrint) N n/a n/a N N N N
 
So try this - change the printer to use the PCL (HP Apps/UPD) stream instead of HP PCL3 GUI. 
 
Now two options - I'd try HPT first and the HP1600C mfrtypmdl
                  if not, undo that, and try PDT hppcl5.pdt
 
Jim
 
 

________________________________
From: Victor Hunt <xlcfdp@xxxxxxxxx>
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, April 4, 2014 12:06 PM
Subject: Re: i Access and HP Deskjet 2540 Printer


Dang, I put 2540 in the subject, but 2450 in the body. It should be a 2540.
It's about 2/3 of the way down the page. After working with the printer for
several hours, trying all combinations of settings, we're thinking it's
just unsupported. Perhaps because it is a multifunction printer. We are
trying to print a number of 80 column reports. No special formatting. They
print fine on a number of HP Laserjets we have around the company.


On Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 8:36 PM, franz400 <franz400@xxxxxxx> wrote:

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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