• Subject: Re: 3130 Printers
  • From: Buck Calabro/commsoft<mcalabro@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 29 Jan 1999 08:51:46 -0500

On 01/28/99 03:33:24 PM John Cirocco  wrote:

>Is there anyone out there who uses IBM 3130 printers AND knows how to 
>various paper sources on those beasts? 

When you use an AFPDS print stream, you need to be sure you are at a page 
boundary when you issue DRAWER; otherwise it is ignored.  The kicker is 
that being at line 1 isn't good enough--you need to specify ENDPAGE to tell 
the system that you are really at a page boundary.  It's rather different 
from SCS printers.

On a related note, we've had generally bad luck with 3130's:  They're 
finicky about the paper curl (jam easily) and they print differently 
depending on the PTF level of the 400 and the microcode level of the 3130. 
Even now, we've had one customer upgrade V4R2 to V4R3 and a complex AFP 
bill print won't work anymore.  It prints the page segments but not the 
plain text!  No error messages; the writer continues along as thought there 
are no problems at all.  We're going to try the latest cume CD, but I have 
my doubts.

Buck Calabro
CommSoft, Albany, NY
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