Thanks Mike, and thanks to everyone else who replied. All the replies were useful. Our BOL's are 3 part carbon forms because we need the driver to sign them (per our traffic department). Anyway to laser print them without having the shipper sign three times? -----Original Message----- From: Mike Bennett [mailto:mbennett@xxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2003 5:12 PM To: MAPICS ERP System Discussion Subject: Re: Laser printing A/P checks Bryan, you will need to create electronic forms with something. As I remember there is even a way to create a form in MS WORD and upload it to the iSeries and refer to it in your print file definition. That's kind of a tough way to do it. We went with ACOM(aka EZPRINT) forms design and printing software and do not regret it for a moment. If you start investigating software packages you will learn a lot about the iSeries and PCL, PostScript, and AFP printing. We picked HP4000N/4050N/5000N laserjet workgroup printers without AFP/IPDS because they work as network printers for Windows and Apple (don't laugh they belong to the owners) computers. We are going straight PCL to the HP's and it works great. The iSeries does what Rochester call's Host Print Transformation. We do Payroll and A/P checks as well as A/P overflow plus Invoices, statements and PO's Mike Bennett - Information Services Manager Kimray Inc. 52 NW 42nd Street Oklahoma City, OK 73118 405-525-6601 www.kimray.com ----- Original Message ----- From: "Burns, Bryan" <burnsbm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <MAPICS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2003 2:32 PM Subject: Laser printing A/P checks > Looking to replace a Decision Data 6550 line printer with a laser printer > for printing A/P checks. Laser printing was my suggestion and Accounting is > open to the idea but would like some costs. Presently print about 200 > two-part AP checks a week on preprinted forms. > > Do we have to buy a forms package to accomplish this? We presently hand > stamp the checks. What would be the ballpark price for a bare bones forms > package? > > On the other hand, we also line print about 200 two-part invoices a day, > three-part BOL's on preprinted forms, and PO's on preprinted cut sheets for > a laser printer, so perhaps we should buy a package to do it all. > > Any recommendations? > > Bryan Burns > System Operator > ECHO Incorporated > Lake Zurich, Illinois > 847-540-8400 ext. 493 > > _______________________________________________ > This is the MAPICS ERP System Discussion (MAPICS-L) mailing list > To post a message email: MAPICS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx > To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, > visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/mapics-l > or email: MAPICS-L-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx > Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives > at http://archive.midrange.com/mapics-l. > _______________________________________________ This is the MAPICS ERP System Discussion (MAPICS-L) mailing list To post a message email: MAPICS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/mapics-l or email: MAPICS-L-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/mapics-l.