This was a problem a few years ago but we don’t see it as much now.
You should make sure the iSeries Access client loaded on the PC is at least V5R4.
Make sure you use the correct make and model too:
After iSeries Access is installed configure the printer session.
In Windows Click Start/Programs/IBM iSeries Access for Windows/Emulator/Start or Configure Session. Click New Session.
Leave Specify workstation ID selected and type in a name for the printer in the field below. Select Printer and click the Setup button.
Select Transform Print data to ASCII on iSeries.
Select the Printer make and model from the drop down box.
Use this link if your make and model is not shown:
If you don’t see the exact make and model you’ll have to try ones that sound like they might work for your printer.
Click OK/OK and your session should start.
On the new printer session click File/Printer Setup and select you Windows printer driver. Click OK.
On the new printer session click File/Save and save it with the same name you used for “Specify workstation ID” field.
Copy the new icon to your startup folder and the printer session will start whenever you boot the PC. Also make a copy of the icon to the desktop for quick access.