Sounds like a pgm is creating too many form feeds.
What is creating the spool file? RPG?
Is it just one pgm - or many?
Did you look at that pgm to remove any extra form-feeds?
Does it use an external printer file? If not, can you convert to external? Then you have a lot more control.
Possibly it is encountering an overflow condition AND issuing a form feed - that would waste a form.
Printers are tough on the iseries. But if the pgm is issuing an extra formfeed, it is going to be tough to get rid of it.
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of DrFranken
Sent: Friday, April 27, 2012 3:34 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Printronix IGP mode ignore Character??
Setting up new Printronix P7000 printer with IGP Ethernet connected.
Prints just fine except it form feeds an entire label at the end,
wasting it. With hundreds of print jobs per day this is unacceptable.
Went into the WSCST object (WSCSTCONT132) and retrieved that. Changed
the Form Feed '0C' to 00 and applied it. Blows up the IGP string
wherever IBM i Inserts a form feed because 00 isn't valid there. Tried
other characters (07, OD, Space, ^) with the same results. IGP mode has
an 'Ignore Char' option so we set that to the character we're using. It
seems not to honor the ignore.
From the printer config page:
087 Ignore Char
088 Ignore Mode Enable
089 Select Char 94 /* 94 is 5E Hex */
Any ideas how to get IBM i to NOT DO ANY FORM FEEDS period. Or how to
get IGP to honor the ignore character?? This is driving us nuts.
FORMFEED(*AUTOCUT) /* Tried Continuous, generates LOTS of
Our WSCST: (compiled to PRINTRONIX above)
DATA ='5E'X. /* 5E is the ^ Character. Not used
by IGP */
- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis