I have a Ricoh Affinity printer (Dev type=*IPDS, AFP=*YES) which I cannot print within ½" of the top & left margins using AFP commands (box, line, etc).

However, an overlay of lines WILL print in the ½" margins - at the ¼" mark, which is where I need them to print.

Using AFP commands and an external printer file, EVERYTHING is shifted down & to the right ½".

I created an external printer file.

Most printers behave perfectly.

Must I code variable positioning for EACH AFP command to get this printer to behave as other AFP printers?

For example, I would like to code a BOX command as

BOX (.16 .2 10.5 8.31 *MEDIUM) to print a border around a page at ¼" from all sides.

Must I code as

BOX (&ULvert &ULhoriz &LRvert &LRhoriz *MEDIUM)

and move different values into the box corners to get this to work on all printers?

This seems really ugly and should not be necessary.

Am using FRONTMGN(*DEVD) to force a larger print area. Is this causing problems between printers?

Why do overlays print where a printer file output cannot print?

Are there any MARGIN type commands that will allow me to over-ride settings and use the entire page? Or at least offset from the same place for different printers?


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