Are you planning to have pre-collated color paper in the printer?

Or do you want to have a different color paper in each drawer?

If the first option, I would think you should be able to configure the
printer to create 5 copies, uncollated, for every page it receives. Your
IBM i would just send a single copy of the job.

If the second option...oh boy...that would be tough...

On Wed, Aug 5, 2015 at 1:13 PM, Don Programmer <ibm.appl.pgmr@xxxxxxxxx>

Our client would like to replace the printing of 5 part forms (each a
different color) on a pin-feed with collated forms (not connected) with the
same colors (in the same order) on a laser printer.

If these forms only printed on one page, using CL to change the number of
copies would work. However, these forms frequently exceed one page (which
would create page 1 white, page 2 blue, etc.).

The apparent best solution on IBM i would be a parameter on OVRPRTF that
would allow each page to be printed x times (default = 1), but none exists.
(Client is on V7R1.) [Note: System z does have such a parameter in its

I have developed a procedure to utilize System i Navigator, but it adds too
much time to the printing process.

I also know that I could table everything inside the program and print each
page 5 times. However, this problem does not appear to be unique, so an
easier solution may exist. [If possible, the client would like to save
development dollars.]

Any recommendations?


PS I did see the November 2010 discussion 'Printer for 4-part forms'.
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