• Subject: Re: InfoPrint 40 & IPDS/AFP - Printing Problem/Questions
  • From: Chuck Lewis <clewis@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 30 Nov 1999 07:55:48 +0000

Hi Jim,

Sorry I left that part out - is kinda key, eh ? Yep, it is 10 CPI and 6 LPI. My
guess is that AFP is doing something and is going to have to be redone - but
since I know NOTHING about AFP anymore (last time I worked with it was on a S/38
15 years ago...), it is JUST a guess...

I played around with changing CPI on the printer and got up to 14 with little
effect.

Arghhh...

Thanks anyway !

Chuck

Jim Langston wrote:

> 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.
>
> Regards,
>
> 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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