Close I'd say...

AFPDS is indeed a function of the printer itself.

IPDS is actually the data stream used for communicating to the printer.

You can have the same printer defined as
TYPE(*IPDS) AFP(*YES)
or
TYPE(*IPDS) AFP(*NO)

One can print AFPDS, one can't.

AFPDS output should look identical on any AFPDS printer...
It's only when you convert from AFPDS to something else that you run into
issues.

Charles

On Wed, Sep 16, 2015 at 10:00 AM, Dan <dan27649@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

So, I'm picking up tidbits in this thread about AFPDS printing. The
takeaway I'm getting is that a lot of the "translation" in the print stream
happens at the printer (or printer driver?) Therefore, printing on any
device other than the printer model intended may give different results.

Is that a fair assessment?

- Dan

On Wed, Sep 16, 2015 at 9:45 AM, Charles Wilt <charles.wilt@xxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

​HPT doesn't a decent job of printing AFPDS, but even it isn't 100%.

Between HPT and PDF, you should be able to get pretty close. But you'll
still want to look at the actual AFPDS printed doc.

Charles

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