Drawer selection for Lexmark T652DN

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AFP
IBM iSeries
IPDS printer
iseries v5r4
We are running V5R4 in our iSeries & we have AFP installed.  We want to automatically print to our new Lexmark T652DN from drawer 3 (plain A4), leaving drawers 1 & 2 free for pre-printed forms. The Printer has an IPDS card installed.  How do we go about achieving this?

Software/Hardware used:
Lexmark T652DN, AFP, IPDS

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Have you take a look at the settings of the IPDS card? Probably it has an option to assign drawers. This way you can assign logical drawers to physical drawers at printer hardware level instead of changing this at a software level.

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  • WoodEngineer
    Check out Source Drawer parm on the OVRPRTF command.
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  • As400print
    Have you tried specifying DRAWER(3) on the printer file?
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  • ITDavid
    Thanks WoodEngineer, after allot of trial and error it appears that when OVRPRTF is used and by adding 1 to my drawer it works (ie want drawer 2 to be selected so use drawer 3). Don't understand why, but it does. How do I now override all printfiles (default) rather than individual files?
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  • Bigmac46
    IPDS card starts counting with IPDS 0=physical drawer 1, 1 = physical drawer 2 , 2 = physical drawer 3. You can use IPDS controls at printer level. if you OVRPRTF to drawer 3 and set IPDS for IPDS 2 for drawer 3 it should work ok. The default settings for were allset that way. if you have the printer drawers set to the same paper type and size and a drawer goes to empty the Lexmarks pulls from the next drawer with the same configuration so be aware if youhave different forms in each drawer. We use different forms in each drawer on several printers so I use a customized name for each form /drawer combination to prevent problems. Takes a little up front work but that way I can look at a printer off site and know what is supposed to be in each drawer because letter/white doesn't indicate "invoice with an overlay" in my mind especially when it really means "letter/white" on some printers. iuf using multiple printers set up the same way some of the newer models allow you to copy a configuration from another printer and this helps a lot. We also use wrkrpyle to answer load form types on the printers with multiple forms. Hope this helps a little.
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  • Bigmac46
    CHGPRTF can be used to specify a specific drawer but beware if all prointers are not set up the same.
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  • ITDavid
    Thanks Bigmac46, that has solved that mystery. A+++ for you
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