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Thanks for the response, it got me looking in the right direction.  We may
have found a work-around by
changing the printer type from *OKI321IBM to *IBM42011.
The lp5250d command now becomes:
        lp5250d env.DEVNAME=P6 env.IBMTYPMDL='*IBM52011'

and the results are as expected.  I'm hopeful that this will work because
otherwise we will need to figure out how
to install the WCO on over 1000 boxes :(.

Thanks again for the help!


>Dear Ryan,

>To resolve your current problem, you need to create a customized version
>the *OKI321IBM print driver on your host. In IBM iSeries - AS/400 host
>server terminology, this is called making a Workstation Customization

>The reason that you need to perform this operation is that true IBM
>attachable impact printers support three print qualities, *DRAFT, *STD
>(standard), and *NLQ. When creating a print driver to convert IBM iSeries
>AS/400 server SCS print streams to an equivalent for an ASCII impact
>printer, the *STD selection is frequently mapped to NLQ on the ASCII
>instead of draft.

>The IBM knowledge base article that describes the change you will need to
>make will be found at the following URL:



>Best Regards,


>(Forgive me if I get some terminology wrong, I'm pretty green with the
>I'm working with an iSeries V4R3 and a linux based thin client.  I have
>had outstanding luck so far with the actual emulator and I am now working
>on getting Host Transform Printing up and going with an Okidata Microline
>321 printer.  I think I'm about 90% there but I'm having a slight
> First, I start lp5250d with the following command:
>lp5250d env.DEVNAME=P6 env.IBMTYPMDL='*OKI321IBM'
>This creates my out queue and I am able to verify that the settings are
>correct with the Display Device Description command.  At this point, I
>move spool-files into the out queue, release them,  and they are printed
>as expected - works GREAT!!!
>Here is my problem, everything that I print to the Microline is printed
>Near Letter Quality (NLQ) and I need it in UTL for speed and various
>reasons.  I have verified that the spool-file setting PRTQLTY is set to
>*DRAFT using the Change Spooled File Attributes command but that doesn't
>seem to make a difference (I've tried a number of different parameters
>this field with no change in results).  On the thin client side, lpd is
>set to a raw print queue so it shouldn't be affecting this in any way.
>Does anybody have any idea as to what would cause this?
>Thanks in advance! :)

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