print on lexmark 2480 in 10cpi

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I defined a lexmark 2480 as a PC5250 printer on the Iseries. It has an OUTQ and a device description with the 10CPI in it. When I print to it, the print is compressed and looks like 17CPI. In the PC5250 definition, I used courier 10, and I checked the transform print data to ascii on iseries, and I used *LEX2380 for printer model. How do I get this printer to print in 10CPI?

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I had a similar problem.

The solution was, on the printer session screen:
Click on File
Click on Printer Setup
Click on Setup Button
Set orientation to Landscape
Then, again on the printer session screen:
Click on File
Click on Page Setup
Set page orientation to Portrait

I think my problem was that I had “Letter” selected as the paper size,
I think the printer was trying to cram 132 columns into 8 1/2 inches.
So, maybe selecting a different form ( on the Page Setup ) would also solve it.

In my case, I think that once the page setup was portrait, the printer was no longer
trying to compress the print.

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  • TomLiotta
    Quite possibly the problem is that the printer file is inappropriate. For example, the PRTF could be defined with a width of 132 even though an actual print line might only be 80 characters wide. The result can be rotation and automatic reduction in an attempt to fit "132" characters on each page. Make sure you're using an appropriate PRTF before searching for technically detailed solutions. Tom
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