• Subject: Re: InfoPrint 40 & IPDS/AFP - Printing Problem/Questions
  • From: Jim Langston <jlangston@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1999 13:01:36 -0800
  • Organization: Conex Global Logistics Services, Inc.

Try decreasing the CPI (Characters Per Inch) which states how
many characters to print per inch.  A very common setting is either
10 or 12, with 12 being more of the "norm".  Perhaps you are
printing at 10 cpi instead of 12 cpi, which would spread the
print out across the page.

Also, check out the LPI settings (yep, you guessed it, Lines Per
inch) which, if I recall correctly, is around 6 or so?

Unfortunately, I am not aware of what you will have to do to change
these, whether it is in your printer setup or your spool file definition.

This sounds like a definite font issue.


Jim Langston

Chuck Lewis wrote:

> HELP !!!
> Hi folks.
> Just got the InfoPrint 40 in. It is replacing an HP 5SI that had an MPI
> Technologies card and IPDS SIMM in it allowing it to be an AS/400 IPDS
> printer.
> A 3rd party app prints Invoices and Statements to preprinted forms. The
> vendor had to mod these apps for us to print on this printer (because
> they normally assume that EVERYONE is doing impact printing. IS this
> 1999 ??? !!! ;-) ).
> When I send the print job to the InfoPrint 40 it does NOT print QUITE
> the same as the same job does on the HP 5SI. It seems to "spread" the
> print out a little more, horizontal, left to right as it goes across the
> page. It also is not right vertically top to bottom after the first
> line...
> I'm wondering if this doesn't have something to do with the IPDS fonts
> but have NO idea which one to try changing. It defaults to 416 which is
> Courier Roman Medium.
> If this is an AFP job, it looks, whether it is for the HP of the IBM
> shouldn't it be the same (i.e. the definition in the AFP description
> controls printing ?) unless there is a font issue ?
> Something else I have noticed is that the "border" on the IBM print is
> SMALLER than on the HP and this may be causing a problem...
> As far as parameters that I can check from the HP to the IBM, everything
> is set to match (printer type, CPI, font, etc.).
> Any ideas before we pay the vendor to redo the Invoice and Statements
> programs again ?
> Thanks !
> Chuck

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