IPDS stashes the overlays on the printer. A company called www.iocorp.com makes both IPDS memory cards for selected printers, and a generic IPDS box (similar to a jet direct box). We've used both with decent results.

AFP needs to build a bit map of each page with overlay, then send it to the printer. On a local network this will usually perform adequately, if slowly. Over a communication link the overhead to send a complete bit map of every page quickly bogs things down.

--Paul E Musselman

I want to store an AFP overlay on a printer so it doesn't need to be
loaded for each form. Anyone have any recommendations on products? Feel
free to contact me off-line, including vendors.



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