iSeries Report printing to network printer – font too small

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AS/400 printing
AS/400 Reports
Network printers
OUTQ
We have an AS/400 print file which is defined with: 10 CPI, 6 Lines per Inch, Width of 132, Length 66, Font Identifier is *CPI. We were using an AS400 print emulation session to print the report but want to get rid of this and use a device/outq on the as400. The report prints to a networked HP4050 printer. When using the device/outq, the font size/space used on the print out is smaller than it should be. There is blank space to the right hand side of the report. With the emulation session, there was no problem with the printout, it used the full page.
See below device:
Device class . . *VRT
Device Type 3812
Device model : 1
Advanced function printing . . : *NO
Online at IPL: *NO
Attached Controller: QVIRCD0003
Font: Identifier: 011
Point size: *NONE
Form feed : *AUTOCUT
Separator drawer: *FILE
Separator program: *NONE
Printer error message : *INFO
Message queue: QSYSOPR Library . . : *LIBL
Current message queue . . . : QSYSOPR Library . : *LIBL
Host print transform : *NO
Manufacturer type and model . . . : *HP4
Paper source 1: *A4
Paper source 2: *A4
Envelope source: *NONE
ASCII code page 899 support: *NO
Image configuration: *NONE

Remote OUTQ:
Status:
Writer active : Y
Writer name(s) if active: ABC
Output queue held: N
Maximum spooled file size:
Number of pages: *NONE
Starting time :
Ending time. . :
Writers to autostart: *NONE
Display any file : *NO
Job separators . : 0
Operator controlled: *YES
Order of files on queue: *FIFO
Data queue : *NONE Library. . : Authority to check : *OWNER
Remote system: *INTNETADR

Remote printer queue: *NONE Queue for writer messages: QSYSOPR
Library : QSYS
Connectiontype:*IP
Internet address : XX.XXX.XXX.XX
Destination type: *OTHER
Host print transform: *YES
Manufacturer type and model: *HP4000
Any ideas on what may cause the difference in printing using outq V printing using emulation session. All thoughts appreciated.

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I’ve never tried setting up a device for a network printer. We use a remote outq’s instead. Here is the definition for our HP4250.

The program TSPRWPR in the User data transform parm is an IBM supplied program that allows you to specify a range of pages to print. If you want it, you will have to google for it and download it.

Output queue . . . . . . . . . . > ADCHP4050 Name
Library . . . . . . . . . . . > ADCPRT Name, *LIBL, *CURLIB
Maximum spooled file size:
Number of pages . . . . . . . *NONE Number, *SAME, *NONE
Starting time . . . . . . . . Time
Ending time . . . . . . . . . Time
Order of files on queue . . . . *FIFO *SAME, *JOBNBR, *FIFO
Remote system . . . . . . . . . *INTNETADR Character value, *SAME…
Remote printer queue . . . . . . ‘ADCHP4050’ Character value, *SAME…
Writers to autostart . . . . . . 1 1-10, *SAME, *NONE
Queue for writer messages . . . QSYSOPR Name, *SAME
Library . . . . . . . . . . . *LIBL Name, *LIBL, *CURLIB
Connection type . . . . . . . . *IP *SAME, *SNA, *IP, *IPX…
Destination type . . . . . . . . *OTHER *SAME, *OS400, *OS400V2…
Host print transform . . . . . . *NO *SAME, *YES, *NO
User data transform . . . . . . TSPRWPR Name, *SAME, *NONE
Library . . . . . . . . . . . QGPL Name, *LIBL, *CURLIB
Manufacturer type and model . . *HP4000 *SAME, *IBM2380, *IBM2381, …
Workstation customizing object *NONE Name, *SAME, *NONE
Library . . . . . . . . . . . Name, *LIBL, *CURLIB
Image configuration . . . . . . *NONE *SAME, *NONE, *IMGA01…
Internet address . . . . . . . . ‘xx.xx.xxx.xx ‘
VM/MVS class . . . . . . . . . . *SAME *SAME, A, B, C, D, E, F, G…
Forms Control Buffer . . . . . . *SAME Character value, *NONE…
Destination options . . . . . . ‘XAIX XAUTOQ’
Print separator page . . . . . . *NO *SAME, *YES, *NO
User defined option . . . . . . *NONE Option, *SAME, *NONE
User defined object:
Object . . . . . . . . . . . . *NONE Name, *SAME, *NONE
Library . . . . . . . . . . Name, *LIBL, *CURLIB
Object type . . . . . . . . . *DTAARA, *DTAQ, *FILE…
User driver program . . . . . . *NONE Name, *SAME, *NONE
Library . . . . . . . . . . . Name, *LIBL, *CURLIB
Spooled file ASP . . . . . . . . *SYSTEM *SAME, *SYSTEM, *OUTQASP
Text ‘description’ . . . . . . . *BLANK

Additional Parameters

Display any file . . . . . . . . *NO *SAME, *NO, *YES, *OWNER
Job separators . . . . . . . . . 0 0-9, *SAME, *MSG
Operator controlled . . . . . . *YES *SAME, *YES, *NO
Data queue . . . . . . . . . . . *NONE Name, *SAME, *NONE
Library . . . . . . . . . . . Name, *LIBL, *CURLIB
Authority to check . . . . . . . *OWNER *SAME, *OWNER, *DTAAUT

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  • WoodEngineer
    We had the same issue. Solved it by using a workstation customizing object. If you care to provide your e-mail address I'll send you a copy of what we have. Its a pretty easy change if you have an example to work from. You could probably have it running an less than 15 mnutes. Once you've got the workstation customizing object working, it can be added to other printers.
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  • Batman47
    If all else fails, just get the IPDS font card from HP: http://www.hp.com/sbso/product/printing/laserjetfonts/emulation.html
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  • Lehanb
    Can you send copy to lehanb15@yahoo.ie? Thanks very much. I have not done any work prior to this on workstaiton customizing objects but at this stage, I am open to all ideas to ge tthis sorted.
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  • Jillgeo
    Would you mind sending a copy of the workstation customizing object to jillgeo@gmail.com? I would appreciate it!
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  • AndyMM
    Have exactly the same problem. Could you please send me the solution also at andy.mahoney@gb.mahle.com. Cheers
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  • Lexm
    Just switched over to an iseries and we have nothing but HP4250,4200,4300 and I have the same problem. Could you please send me the solution as well? alex.morales@nebraskaland.com Thank You
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  • mcl
    We also use WSC objects for printer device descriptions to change the default printer drawer as well as the font size. I haven't found a whole lot of documentation on setting up a WSC object. Creating one is no problem, but what values to use for fonts, etc? I suspect that the references - as to what hex values are needed - all are with the printer manufacturers. Anyone have any good HP references? Regards Mike
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  • lazaretova
    I have the same problem. It looks like on an IPDS printer the font is bigger then on a non-IPDS printer. Can you send me the source of the WSCST to JANPAR@skynet.be ? Thx.
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  • Dasi4jpm
    Could I get a copy of the workstation customizing object sent to jpm105@comcast.net? Thanks.
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  • hafwhit
    There is no one WSCST that will resolve all issues for all printers. You will need to create a WSCST that works for your specific printer. Before making any changes I recommend that you have the latest Printer PTF’s for your system. IBM may have a fix for your specific printer. I always refer to the IBM “Information on Printers from Various Manufacturers” web page to locate the best HPT to use for a printer before starting a printer setup. There is an IBM web page that discusses the WSCST setup as well, “Instructions for Modifying a Workstation Customizing Object (WSCST)”. The common problem I have corrected with a WSCST is tray selection. I recently had to setup some Xerox Multifunction devices and was able to download a library from Xerox that contained the sources for many WSCST associated with Xerox. I went to the Xerox download page and specified IBM AS/400 as the Operating System. The following is in the text for it “This library will load on OS400 V5R2M0 or later and contains WSCO definitions for many Xerox products.” I had to modify the WSCST to use the correct tray when drawer 1 is selected on the Spool Files.
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  • mcarpntr
    could you send it to me mcarpent@dimeo.com
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  • jm1015
    If anyone has a copy of the workstation customizing object mentioned above would you please email me a copy .. jmorales1015@outlook.com. Thx!
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  • Ricky1234
    Have you tried with HPT(Host Print Transform) *NO? Or tried with *LEXOPTRAT or *HP5?
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  • tzaytan
    Can someone send me a copy of the workstation customizing object mentioned above to tzay@hotmail.com? thanks.
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  • TheRealRaven
    Posting your email address in a public forum is a bad idea.

    Nobody knows which *WSCST object is needed for someone else with a different network, different printer manufacturer, different model, etc.

    That's why they are "customizing" objects. You create a "custom" one that fits your needs.

    Use the RTVWSCST command to get the basic customizing source for the printer you need. Then begin changing the parts that need customization.
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  • jdww54

    If anyone has a WSCCST for Kyocera or HP8000 I could use it as well.

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  • pdraebel
    A WSCCST is your last resort for solving print issues. First look at what IBM says as regards to support for your particular printer.
    IBM Information on Printers from Various Manufacturers - United States
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