There is an escape code that needs to be sent to the printer to tell it to use black & white mode -- and unfortunately, the Host Print Transform does not send this code.

I fixed this at a previous job, about 10 years ago, by inserting some code using the USRDTATFM exit point... but it was 10 years ago, and I don't remember the specifics anymore, sorry.

In our case, we were using the printer's statistics to charge appropriate departments within our organization (each employee used their own signon to print to this printer, and we charged their departments a different rate per page for B&W vs Color, this is why we had to fix it.) So we had code in there to insert their userid for the printer to recognize it when printing from IBM i, as well as set the B&W mode (IBM i never printed color)... it was fairly complex.

Unfortunately, I don't have any of the specifics. But, maybe this will help you look in the right place? (PJL manual, perhaps?)


On 9/15/2015 6:56 PM, Don Brown wrote:
We have a new colour printer (Fuji-Xerox MFP model FX DocuCentre-IV
C2265 PCL 6)

We are using a remote output queue to connect to a Windows 2012 R2
server with LPR printing enabled.

The issue is the printer is detecting every print job from the System i
as a colour job and this results in being charge at a colour rate per
print.

I have looked at the *HPCOLORLJ work station customising object for any
commands that relate to colour but nothing seems to be obvious. I have
tried HP5 and other options for manufacture type and model but always
the print job is received/identified as colour.

Could anyone suggest how I could configure the output queue or workstation
customising object to enable the print jobs to be recognised as black
and white jobs.

Thanks everyone!

Don Brown




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