Cannot Print Barcodes to a Non-IPDS SCS Printer (HP Laser Jet 2400 and Lexmark T632)

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I am trying to print barcodes (3 of 9) on 2 types of printers. Both are non-ipds printers connected to the AS400. These are both just plain printers using the SCS datastream. I have found the PCL commands to print out the bar code from this site (www.pbhall.us/barcode.html) using the TRNSPY and CVTDTA keywords in the PRTF. But alas no bar code. So we bought a barcode Simm card for the Lexmark and was able to get the barcode to print from the same datastream I used before that did not work without the barcode Simm card. What am I missing? Is it a printer config problem, missing PTFs, or something else... Please point me in the right direction.
ASKED: October 21, 2005  11:50 AM
UPDATED: October 27, 2005  3:49 PM

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Try doing this

CHGPRTF FILE(your_printer_file) DEVTYPE(*AFPDS)

Using this i can print barcodes on an HP Laserjet. My printer files are externally described, but it may work using the PCL codes directly.

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