Vern,
We are on 7.2. I am getting the PDF image back from a FedEx API then saving it to the IFS. When I use the AFPRSC keyword to print it from the IFS, it just prints a blank page. I really need to have it print from a printer file so we can combine it (it is a Fedex label) with a packing slip. It prints on a special form that has a peel-off label on the top and the packing slip on the bottom of the same page.

I can copy the PDF from the IFS to my desktop and print it manually from there and it looks perfect. Am I missing something on my AS400 that will allow the printer to print the PDF with the AFPRSC keyword? We aren't currently printing anything else (except UPS label which are .GIF) this way.

Have you been able to print PDFs from a printer file?

Thanks,
Marianne




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From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Vernon Hamberg
Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2016 12:58 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: GIF or JPEG printing still struggling

Hi Marianne

What version of the OS are you on? It seems it must be 7.2 or above, since your normal printing is working - HPT is taking care of you.

We've been able to get the PDF itself into a *USERASCII file using the QImgCvtImg API - that puts raw PDF into the spooled file - works only if your printer has a direct PDF printing module.

Are you creating the PDFs yourself or getting them from somewhere else?

I can get GIFs into a PDF using AFPSRC at 7.1 - the CPYSPLF to *STMF and
WSCST(*PDF) does that fine, I just can't get it into true PCL.

There are a couple IBM i KB articles - there titles both begin with "IBM Printing PDF Stream Files to an..." - one for printers that DO support direct PDF printing, the other for printers that do NOT.

But they suggest using FTP to send the stream file to a printer file you create, and that just doesn't fly too well for me - have to sign in and all.

HTH
Vern

On 8/11/2016 11:18 AM, Hatcher, Marianne wrote:
I got GIFs to print using

R GIFLABEL AFPRSC(&GIFLBLID 22 0.08 2.20 +
(*ROTATION 0) (*PATH &GIFPATH) +
(*SIZE 7 4) (*MAPOPT *ST))

I pass my label name to GIFLBIID and the path to GIFPATH within my RPG
program and it works great (this is used to print UPS labels that are
sent back from their API)


Now I need to print PDFs the same way but only get a blank page. I have tried component id's 25 and 49. Has anyone been able to print PDFs this way? I need this for printing FedEx labels.





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From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Michael Schutte
Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2016 11:59 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: GIF or JPEG printing still struggling

Yes that's the same issue I was having. I got around that by converting PDF and then converting the PDF back to a userascii spool file. I know you mentioned in another thread that it doesn't work likely because it's a dell printer emulating Hp. So you really need to convert to pcl. There's a thread on experts exchange if you want to read up. Go to google and search for aix PDF to pcl.

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On Aug 11, 2016, at 11:50 AM, Jack Tucky <jacktucky@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

If I use Spoolmail to send a PDF to my email, it looks fine. If I
print, I get a blank page.

Interested in ANY more ideas. I created a simple GIF with the letter
A on it.

We don't have any HP printers but the DELL printer I'm testing with
emulates HP

Here is my printer description:

CRTDEVPRT DEVD(AJLASER) DEVCLS(*LAN) TYPE(3812) MODEL(1) +
LANATTACH(*IP) PORT(9100) ATTACH(*DIRECT) ONLINE(*YES) +
FONT(11 *NONE) FORMFEED(*AUTOCUT) SEPDRAWER(*FILE) +
PRTERRMSG(*INQ) MSGQ(*CTLD) ACTTMR(170) INACTTMR(*SEC15) +
LINESPEED(19200) WORDLEN(8) PARITY(*NONE) STOPBITS(1) +
TRANSFORM(*YES) MFRTYPMDL(*HP5) PPRSRC1(*LETTER) +
PPRSRC2(*LETTER) ENVELOPE(*NUMBER10) ASCII899(*NO) +
IMGCFG(*IMGD02) CHRID(*SYSVAL) RMTLOCNAME('192.168.2.101') +
USRDFNOPT(*IBMSHRCNN) SYSDRVPGM(*HPPJLDRV) +
TEXT('Dell 2135CN') +
PUBLISHINF(*UNKNOWN *UNKNOWN *UNKNOWN *UNKNOWN *BLANK +
(*UNKNOWN))

My Printer file created with DEVTYPE(*AFPDS) R IMAGE
AFPRSC('A.GIF' 22 +
1.000 1.000 (*SIZE 4.00 6.000) +
(*PATH '/tmp') +
(*MAPOPT *SL))

Program is really nothing
FPRTIMAGE9pO E PRINTER
/free
write image
*inlr = *On;
return;
/end-free
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