This document discusses an issue where *AFPDS spooled files go to HLD (Held) status with message CPI “Writer &1 cannot re-direct file. The Advance Function Presentation data stream is now an open architecture managed by the AFP Consortium. Replacement products, which. Receiving resources and AFPDS data sent to network files Specifying AFP resources Specifying a form definition

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This capability is called all points addressability APA. This will allow your image to print as far to the left and top as possible, and will allow you to define your image margins from your application rather than relying on the driver. These image types create much better print output. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. On the next screen you will be prompted to select the Manufacturer and Printer driver name.

On the Local or Network Printer dialog box, choose Local Printer and uncheck the option to automatically detect. If a spooled file does not print due to a printer problem such as a paper jam, PSF retransmits the affected pages when the problem at the printer is corrected. This is what you want. Traditional line-mode print applications compose a line at a time down the page typically continuous form pageswhereas AFP composes the entire page before printing.

For more information on using the AFP printer driver to create color overlays, please refer to the following document: The size of the resulting AFP file depends on the quality and afpd of the input image. If you leave it at Document it will not work. The first specifications and products go back to Watson Product Search Search.


If the resulting data is truncated halfway across the page, try going to the Clip Limits of the AFP driver, select ‘Unprintable Area”, and set the left and right unprintable area to 0. June Learn how and when to remove this template message. Provides diagnostic aids, which provide information that can be used for problem analysis. On the operating system command line, type the following: This is called all points addressability. Remember that page segments do not really relate to page margins.

If Print Text as Graphics is set to On, any text included in your overlay or Page Segment will be converted afpxs an image. Check here to start a new keyword search. For more information, please refer to the following documents: On the Print Test Page dialog box, select No. United States English English. This page was last edited on 13 Decemberat Determining whether PSF is required.

This video shows the various steps involved with installing and configuring the AFP Printer driver, and shows how to create and test overlays. Overview of AFP printing AFP is an architecture-based system of hardware and software for creating, formatting, viewing, retrieving, printing, and distributing information using a wide variety of printer and display devices.

It is a bidirectional format where the software is constantly in control of the printer and knows at all times the status of the pages sent to the printer, making it convenient for high wfpds production printers, that print pages or more within a minute.

AFP applications allow users or print room operators to distribute print jobs among a group of obm and afpde designate backup printers when one fails.


In AFP, page elements such as text, images, bar codes, page segments, and overlays, can be specified in any order at any position in the page. The output queue prompt should be set to the name of an output queue where the spooled file is to be created.

Keywords that require AFP(*YES) in printer device descriptions

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. PSF uses processing and printing options specified by the user and the installation during these processes. Select Xfpds 22 Work with jbm. On the iSeries, create a physical file to hold the AFP data: You can cancel out and choose to install the drivers using the Selective Setup utility or downloaded from the following Rochester Support Center knowledgebase document.

The name must follow standard iSeries member naming convention, and the extension must be.

Keywords that require AFP(*YES) in printer device descriptions

PSF accepts various data streams, transforms these data streams into the data stream required by each printer, and then transmits the data to the printer. The major concepts of object-driven structures, print integrity, resource management, and support for high print speeds have been preserved ever since. Browse for the library where you want the resource stored. Articles needing additional references from June All articles needing additional references.

Views Read Edit View history. In addition, PSF does the following: The Help dialog boxes will help you decide how to best clip your image. This makes the file smaller, but of low quality when printed.