Thanks Charles
Im pretty sure there is no FTP interface to these printers either

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 11:42 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Printing pdf data from teh AS/400

Check the manual...

Otherwise just try it. If they have an FTP interface, you can just try FTPing a PDF to them.

I have printers that are 5+ years old that understand PDF.

Since PDF and Postscript (PS) are so closely related, it wasn't a big deal for mfgs to add PDF to a PS printer.



On Wed, Dec 31, 2014 at 11:26 AM, Alan Shore <ashore@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

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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