I hope my memory does not fail me here - I think that iSeries Access printer emulations can use even host-based printers - as long as a printer is visible to the Windows box, it can be assigned to the emulation as its printer.

Now there is also the possibility of using and LPD product on the Windows box - seems I remember NI Print.

But it has been a long time - so could be off here. Actually, the ASCII support pages at IBM's site tell whether a certain printer can be used with a printer emulation. And which file to name as - what is it - the printer definition?

Next week in Nashville!!
Vern

At 05:52 PM 3/28/2008, you wrote:

Grizzly Malchow wrote:
> Would that be necessary if the printer was connected to a PC? I thought
> I could just get a printer that's not host-based and is supported by
> host print transform on the System i.

Yes... that should work just fine. Of course, you'll need to run PC
software (such as iSeries Access printer emulation) to get it connected
to the System i, but it should definitely work.

The network printer is nicer in that you don't need a PC to be involved,
you don't have to worry about someone trying to print to it while the PC
is shut off, etc... but the one that's connected via the PC will work
just fine, as long as it's not host-based.

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