They used to be harder to find, but lately it seems like all of the major manufactures have quite a few models with direct PDF printing. I know HP and Aficio/Ricoh have a lot. Lexmark, Kyocera, Canon, Xerox and others have models also. We have a dozen or so and have had no problems finding them.

Joe Perrault

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You are correct. If he has PDF addressable printers, these are cool because they can handle the PDF files directly coming thru an outq as *USERASCII.

We have written similar commands for spooling RAW PDF and other files to outq's for printing.

My experience is that direct PDF printers are an exception rather than the norm though.

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We have done the following for our solution:

We setup a windows printer for a PDF direct print capable printer (very common now). The job packet is first printed to the 400 queue which sends to the windows printer and then the cad drawing, in pdf format, is FTPd (from a windows file server) directly to a printer file going to the same 400 queue. Both documents print on the same printer and no collating necessary and is very fast. It is all done in a simple CL. The key is the PDF direct print capable printer. We use Aficio/Ricoh (HP didn't work that well on direct PDF printing).

Joe Perrault

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