Thanks Charles (and everyone else) for your replies
We had already seen Scotts PRTSTMF command and plan on attempting to use that, but you wrote

The key is, can your printers natively understand PDF? If they are somewhat recent, the answer is probably yes.

The printers are NOT recent. Is there a way to determine if they can understand PDF?
My instincts are saying that they will NOT be able to understand PDF, but that needs to be determined

Alan Shore
E-mail : ASHORE@xxxxxxxx
Phone [O] : (631) 200-5019
Phone [C] : (631) 880-8640
'If you're going through hell, keep going.'
Winston Churchill

-----Original Message-----
From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Charles Wilt
Sent: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 11:13 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Printing pdf data from teh AS/400

Alan,

The key is, can your printers natively understand PDF? If they are somewhat recent, the answer is probably yes.

In that case, all you seend to do is send the file to the printer.
- via FTP (assuming your printer has an FTP server)
- via the spooling subsystem using Scott's PRTSTMF or some other method of copying the data to a *USERASCII printer (spool) file.

As Bryan mentions, this has come up before, check the archives.

Charles


On Wed, Dec 31, 2014 at 10:24 AM, Alan Shore <ashore@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hi everyone
Hope you had a really merry Christmas, and hope you have a really
great New Year Before I forget - because I generally do, we are on
V5r4

We are in the process of using a new courier, and part of that process
is to receive data from the courier, via web services, decode it from
Base64 and unzip the data We seem to have this working The end result
is that we have 2 sets of data One is for labels - which we have
printed, and the second is pdf files I have searched the internet on
how to print pdf files from the AS/400 - with no success I have been
told that it's the printers we are printing to I have also been told
that we need to load some software onto the AS/400 to convert FROM pdf
to some other format

Can anyone point me in the right direction?
Do we need new printers? If so - which type?
Do we need software? If so - what?

I can (hopefully) answer any questions that needs to be asked


Alan Shore
E-mail : ASHORE@xxxxxxxx
Phone [O] : (631) 200-5019
Phone [C] : (631) 880-8640
'If you're going through hell, keep going.'
Winston Churchill



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