Printing to a HP4250 from iSeries 820

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We recently connected a HP4250 by LAN to our iSeries 820. Our current OS is V5R2. There is a problem sending a report from our IBM InfoWindowII Type 3486 terminal to the printer. The font being used by the printer is very small. We have sent the report to our IBM InfoPrint20, LAN connected also, without any problems. A larger font is being used by this printer. Would this problem be solved by changing the MFRTYPMDL setting to *HP4? Is this a CA problem? If so, how would you correct it for a terminal? Our InfoPrint20 has IPDS capabilities, is this causing the difference? We would be grateful for any assistance. Thank you, Sherry

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Instead of *HP4 I would use *HP4000. That is the closest model to the 4250. I assume you are using an HP Jet Direct Card…

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  • Iseriesguy2
    I agree with slewisbcc about changing it from HP4 to HP4000. I have the same setup and I'm assuming you are sending it via an IP address. You can also try putting the host print transform option to *yes and see if you get any better or worse changes.
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  • Sherrym
    UPDATED INFORMATION Our warehouse user runs a program that creates a spool file. This spool file has a page with of 132. The user designates the destination printer. The program is run on an IBM InfoWindowII Type 3486 terminal. The resulting printed report is different depending on which of two printers is designated. Both are laser printers. The resulting report is reduced in size (automatically) in both cases, but one is reduced more than the other. 1. HP4250 w/HP Jet Direct Card - connected by LAN (MFRTYPMDL setting is *HP4000) 2. IBM InfoPrint 20 w/IPDS functionality - connected by LAN The printed report from the InfoPrint 20 is not as small (which is preferred), but is not the printer that is available to this user. What controls the automatic reduction? Is there a setting that can be changed somewhere so that a different (larger) font is used for the reduction? Would this issue be solved by changing the MFRTYPMDL setting in the device description of the HP4250 to *HP4? Is this a CA issue? If so, how would you change it for a terminal? Is the difference in reduction related to the IPDS capabilities? We would be grateful for any assistance. Thank you, Sherry Mennenga
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  • TomLiotta
    For one thing, one printer is from HP and the other is from IBM. You don't list the fonts and font capabilities of the two printers, but I'd assume they had differences since there are two different manufacturers. There are some confusing elements in the problem description. "The user designates the destination printer." "The resulting printed report is different depending on which of two printers is designated." "The printed report from the InfoPrint 20 is not as small (which is preferred), but is not the printer that is available to this user." Those three statements say that the user gets different results depending on which printer the user designates, and the user cannot designate one of the printers. What does that mean? Does it mean that the acceptable printer is not authorized to the user (in which case we don't really know if the user gets different results)? Or does it mean that the user can use both printers, but the working printer is not in a useful location? Also, one question was: Is this a CA issue? What is "CA"? Is that intended to mean "Client Access" (or iSeries Access or System iAccess?) If so, what does iSeries Access have to do with the question? Since this is a Jetdirect connected printer, it's a network printer rather than a PC printer. Further, 3486 terminals don't run iSeries Access. And if it's not "Client Access", then what is it? Overall, I suspect that auto-reduction is being done based on a default printer configuration. For example, if the HP is routing the report to Portrait and the IBM is routing to Landscape, then the HP would naturally have to shrink the font more. The configuration item might be in the physical printer, in the device description or in an associated *WSCST object. It's hard to tell from here. Tom
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  • WoodEngineer
    We use a work station customizing object to get larger font on our HP 4250 which uses a JetDirect attachment. If you like, I can fax a page to compare with your output. We've used this work station customizing object on many HP printers with good results.
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  • WoodEngineer
    Check out IBM's Software Tech Doc 21800146. Doc title is "Information on Printers from Hewlett-Packard (HP)". It contains config information on just about every printer HP makes. Tons of good info. Sorry - I don' t know the link.
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  • Batman47
    Many of our iSeries reports are written to use IPDS (132 - 198 character wide), so when purchasing a printer to print these reports you need to printer to a printer that has IPDS. For your HP printer, you need the compact flash card (part # HG353FM) from HP to perform the same IPDS capabilities as the other printer.
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