printing 237 wide on IBM 6500

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AS400 printing issue
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Does anyone know how to get 237 wide characters to print on a IBM 6500 printer ? Is there a setting on the printer ?  I have no problem printing reports that print 237 wide on my Ibm 6400 or my Ibm 4230.  But on the 6500 the characters print at 10cpi so the data that should be on 1 line, prints on 1 and 1/2 lines

Software/Hardware used:
ISeries model 520 release 5.4

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Sorry, I’ve been out of the office….here is the devd:

Display Device Description Page 1
5722SS1 V5R4M0 060210 S10A9931 08/13/10 10:14:19 UTC
Device description . . . . . . . . : DEVD BETH1PTR
Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : OPTION *ALL
Category of device . . . . . . . . : *PRT
Device class . . . . . . . . . . . : DEVCLS *LAN
Device type . . . . . . . . . . . : TYPE *IPDS
Device model . . . . . . . . . . . : MODEL 0
LAN attachment . . . . . . . . . . : LANATTACH *IP
Advanced function printing . . . . : AFP *YES
Port number . . . . . . . . . . . : PORT 5001
Online at IPL . . . . . . . . . . : ONLINE *YES
Font . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : FONT
Identifier . . . . . . . . . . . : 011
Point size . . . . . . . . . . . : *NONE
Form feed . . . . . . . . . . . . : FORMFEED *CONT
Separator drawer . . . . . . . . . : SEPDRAWER *FILE
Separator program . . . . . . . . : SEPPGM *NONE
Library . . . . . . . . . . . . :
Printer error message . . . . . . : PRTERRMSG *INQ
Message queue . . . . . . . . . . : MSGQ *CTLD
Current message queue . . . . . . : QSYSOPR
Library . . . . . . . . . . . . : QSYS
Activation timer . . . . . . . . . : ACTTMR *NOMAX
Image configuration . . . . . . . : IMGCFG *NONE
Maximum pending requests . . . . . : MAXPNDRQS 6
Print while converting . . . . . . : PRTCVT *YES
Print request timer . . . . . . . : PRTRQSTMR *NOMAX
Form definition . . . . . . . . . : FORMDF F1C10110
Library . . . . . . . . . . . . : *LIBL
Character identifier . . . . . . . : CHRID *SYSVAL
Remote location . . . . . . . . . : RMTLOCNAME
Name or address . . . . . . . . : BETH1PTR
User-defined object . . . . . . . : USRDFNOBJ BETH1PTR
Library . . . . . . . . . . . . : QGPL
Object type . . . . . . . . . . : *PSFCFG
Data transform program . . . . . . : USRDTATFM *NONE
User-defined driver program . . . : USRDRVPGM *NONE
Dependent location name . . . . . : DEPLOCNAME *NONE
Allocated to:
Job name . . . . . . . . . . . . . : BETH1PTR
User . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : QSPLJOB
Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 485292
Published . . . . . . . . . . . . : *NO
Publishing information . . . . . . : PUBLISHINF
Support duplex . . . . . . . . . : *UNKNOWN
Support color . . . . . . . . . : *UNKNOWN
Pages per minute black . . . . . : *UNKNOWN
Pages per minute color . . . . . : *UNKNOWN
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . : *BLANK
Data streams supported . . . . . : *UNKNOWN
Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : TEXT *BLANK
Display Device Description Page 2
5722SS1 V5R4M0 060210 S10A9931 08/13/10 10:14:19 UTC
Device description . . . . . . . . : DEVD BETH1PTR
Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : OPTION *ALL
Category of device . . . . . . . . : *PRT
User-defined options . . . . . . . : USRDFNOPT
—————–User-defined options——————
* * * * * E N D O F L I S T I N G * * * * *

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  • TomLiotta
    First, how is your 6500 device description configured? Use:
    DSPDEVD DEVD( my6500 ) OUTPUT(*PRINT) OPTION(*BASIC)
    Drag/drop the spooled file with iNav to your PC. Do any cleanup you need to the text file, and paste the rest here. Next, find a spooled file that you are sure will print correctly on your 6400 or 4230, but will print incorrectly on your 6500. Run this command against that spooled file:
    WRKSPLFA FILE( spooled name ) JOB( jobname ) OUTPUT(*PRINT)
    Drag/drop the printout to your PC with iNav, clean up if needed and post it here. Tom
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  • Splat
    According to what I found on a quick search, the printer should be able to handle 10, 12, 13.3, 15, 16.7, 18 or 20 characters per inch.
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  • TomLiotta
    I agree, but it's not clear (yet) why a report with CPI(16.7) would print as CPI(10) on the 6500. If the configuration of the printer device description seems correct when matched against spooled file attributes, it's possibly narrowed down to hardware configuration on the printer itself. But if we can't be shown any attributes... who knows? Tom
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  • Bigmac46
    Just a wild guess but - if the printer is anything like 6400 there configuration/emulation selections that need to be done on the printer. IT has been quite a while and i don't remember the exact details but I had to to some trial and error selections on our 6400 to get it to print as cwe were expecting it to. I had assumed it was a plug and go after the device description was create do the i Series. This may or may not be applicable in your case but just in case- yaknowwahtImean .
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  • SoClose
    Hi, Please check a few items of the printer hardware configuration of the 6500 printer. Thus not the AS/400 devd. 1: set the paper width at 264 (13.2 inches at 20 cpi) 2: set the CPI at 20 3. Set the HOST COMMAND items all at DISABLE. That means that the host (AS/400) will controll the printer what concerns CPI, LPI and so forth. 4. Save this in a Custom set. 5. Select this Custom set as the POWER ON default. 6. Select the same Custom set for the RESET CMD CFG LOAD. Otherwise the factory defaults will be loaded. Last but not least. Check the page size of the PRTF being used. Minimum Font CPI value for 237 chararcters at 13.2 wide paper is 237 divided by 13.2 = ~18cpi. With 16.7 cpi the paper should be 237 divided by 16.7 is about 14.2 inches !!!! My suggestion for the PRTF settings would be for 10 inch long and 13,2 inch wide paper: Printer device type . . . . . . DEVTYPE *IPDS Page size: PAGESIZE Page length . . . . . . . . . .... 80 Page width . . . . . . . . . . .... 237 Measurement method . . . . . . *ROWCOL Lines per inch . . . . . . . . .. LPI 8 Characters per inch . . . . . . CPI 18 Overflow line number . . . . . . OVRFLW 78 Please let me know if this helps. Regards, So Close.
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  • Giftbox
    Thank you Guys....it was a setting on the printer as "SoClose" suggested.
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