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Printer Definition Information

Table 34 describes all configuration items, what each is used for, and the allowable value options for each item. The factory set default value options are underlined or separately specified.

Important!Table 34 lists all configuration items for all models of Infoprint 4000 and Infoprint 4100 printers. Some items may be grayed out or not shown on particular models.

Table 34. Printer Definition Items
Definition Item Description Value Options
Printer Definition -> Print Quality
Printer 1 Contrast This entry is used to adjust the contrast (toner density) of print on the forms. 1 to 7

Default is 4.

Printer 1 Boldness This entry is used to change the vector boldness. The boldness is expressed as a percentage of stroke width.

Default is 50.

Printer 1 Preheat Temperature This entry is used to adjust the preheat platen temperature. The value entered is a relative number, not a measure of degrees, with 1 being the coolest and 100 being the hottest. 1 to 100

Default is 50.

Printer 1 Fuser Temperature This entry is used to adjust the hot roll temperature. The value entered is a relative number, not a measure of degrees, with 1 being the coolest and 100 being the hottest. 1 to 100

Default is 50.

Printer 1 Oil Rate This entry is used to adjust the amount of oil fed to the oil belt or oil roller. The value entered is a relative number, not a measure of quantity, with 1 being the lowest rate and 100 being the highest rate. 1 to 100

Default is 50.

Printer 1 Oil Belt This entry is used to adjust the speed at which the oil belt moves. The value entered is a relative number, not a measure of speed, with 1 being the slowest speed and 100 being the fastest speed. 1 to 100

Default is 50.

Printer 1 Use Backup Idler Roll This entry indicates whether the backup idler roll is to be used to improve fusing and reduce bloom.
Note:
You must enable this configuration item using Printer Definition -> Printer -> Service where you must state whether the backup idler roll is physically installed.

Default allows the BIR to be switched on or off automatically depending on whether the printer is in duplex or simplex mode. It also allows the BIR to be switched on or off automatically when LIGHT paper is run on the Infoprint 4100.

Yes overrides normal operation and always uses the backup idler roll.

No overrides normal operation and never uses the backup idler roll.

  • Default
  • Yes
  • No
Example Settings This item gives you example settings for preheat, fuser, oil roll, and oil belt for various paper weights. Selecting an item from the dropdown menu will adjust the slider to show typical settings for the specified paper weight.
  • Light
  • Medium
  • Heavy
Printer 2 Contrast (D) See entry for Printer 1. See entry for Printer 1.
Printer 2 Boldness (D) See entry for Printer 1. See entry for Printer 1.
Printer 2 Preheat Temperature (D) See entry for Printer 1. See entry for Printer 1.
Printer 2 Fuser Temperature (D) See entry for Printer 1. See entry for Printer 1.
Printer 2 Oil Rate (D) See entry for Printer 1. See entry for Printer 1.
Printer 2 Oil Belt (D) See entry for Printer 1. See entry for Printer 1.
Printer 2 Use Backup Idler Roll (D) See description for Printer 1. See entry for Printer 1.
Printer Definition -> Print Quality -> Beam Adjustments
Printer 1 Beam 1 Offset Adjustment (CE Change Only) Beam adjustment is used by maintenance personnel to control the vertical alignment or horizontal adjustment of the separate beams of a multi-beam printer. See "AOM Skew" in the Multi-Beam Printhead section of "Removal and Adjustments" within the Maintenance Information. Beam 1 cannot be changed.
Printer 1 Beam 2 Offset Adjustment (See information in Beam 1 offset adjustment) 0.0 to 15.9

Default is 8.0 units.

Unit = .1 pel.

Printer 1 Beam 3 Offset Adjustment (See information in Beam 1 offset adjustment) (See information in Beam 2 offset adjustment)
Printer 1 Beam 4 Offset Adjustment (See information in Beam 1 offset adjustment) (See information in Beam 2 offset adjustment)
Printer 1 Beam 5 Offset Adjustment (See information in Beam 1 offset adjustment) (See information in Beam 2 offset adjustment)
Printer 2 Beam 1 Offset Adjustment (See information in Printer 1 Beam 1 offset adjustment) Beam 1 cannot be changed.
Printer 2 Beam 2 Offset Adjustment (See information in Printer 1 Beam 1 offset adjustment) (See information in Printer 1 Beam 2 offset adjustment)
Printer 2 Beam 3 Offset Adjustment (See information in Printer 1 Beam 1 offset adjustment) (See information in Printer 1 Beam 2 offset adjustment)
Printer 2 Beam 4 Offset Adjustment (See information in Printer 1 Beam 1 offset adjustment) (See information in Printer 1 Beam 2 offset adjustment)
Printer 2 Beam 5 Offset Adjustment (See information in Printer 1 Beam 1 offset adjustment) (See information in Printer 1 Beam 2 offset adjustment)
Printer Definition -> Print Quality -> PQE Adjustments
Printer 1 Beam Number (CE Change Only) This entry allows you to select a beam on which to make print quality enhancements. Selecting All changes the settings for each beam, overriding any changes you have made for specific beams.
  • All
  • 1 to 5
Printer 1 Current Vector (CE Change Only) 0 to 7
Printer 1 Vector Boldness (CE Change Only) 0 to 7
Printer 1 Horizontal High (CE Change Only) 0 to 63
Printer 1 Horizontal Low (CE Change Only) 0 to 63
Printer 1 Vertical High (CE Change Only) 0 to 63
Printer 1 Vertical Low (CE Change Only) 0 to 63
Printer 2 Beam Number See entry for Printer 1.
  • All
  • 1 to 5
Printer 2 Current Vector See entry for Printer 1. 0 to 7
Printer 2 Vector Boldness See entry for Printer 1. 0 to 7
Printer 2 Horizontal High See entry for Printer 1. 0 to 63
Printer 2 Horizontal Low See entry for Printer 1. 0 to 63
Printer 2 Vertical High See entry for Printer 1. 0 to 63
Printer 2 Vertical Low See entry for Printer 1. 0 to 63
Printer Definition -> Printer -> Basic
Printer Mode This entry allows setting whether the duplex system is to be operated in duplex or simplex (dual-simplex) mode.

A Restart is required for a change in this parameter to take effect. If you are in dual-simplex mode, both printers need to be restarted.

  • Duplex
  • Simplex
Printer Speed (Infoprint 4100 Models HS2 and HD3/4 Models) Use Printer Speed to control the printer speed on Infoprint 4100 Models HS2, and HD3/4. Use High for normal operations. Use Low for situations involving heavy weight or other hard to fuse papers.
  • High
  • Low
POD Mode (POD) This entry enables the Print on Demand function.

A Restart is required for a change in this parameter to take effect. If you are in dual-simplex mode, both printers need to be restarted.

  • Yes
  • No
Cut Sheet Emulation Sheets are divided in half using an imaginary line that is parallel to the tractor strips. Each resulting "half sheet" is treated as if it were a whole sheet running through a cut-sheet printer.

None implies the cut-sheet emulation is not enabled.

Normal Left-to-Right  allows the print data to be placed on the left half-sheet first and then the right half-sheet. The left half-sheet is closest to the operator. The physical orientation of the data is based on the lower-left corner of the paper as viewed from the operator's viewpoint.

Normal Right-to-Left allows the print data to be placed on the right half-sheet first and then the left half-sheet. The right half-sheet is furthest from the operator. The physical orientation of the data is based on the lower-left corner of the paper as viewed from the operator's viewpoint.

Inverted Left-to-Right allows the print data to be placed on the left half-sheet first and then the right half-sheet. The left half-sheet is furthest from the operator. The physical orientation of the data is based on the upper-right corner of the paper as viewed from the operator's viewpoint. This mode is the "upside down" version of the Normal Left-to-Right mode.

Inverted Right-to-Left allows the print data to be placed on the right half-sheet first and then the left half-sheet. The right half-sheet is closest to the operator. The physical orientation of the data is based on the upper-right corner of the paper as viewed from the operator's viewpoint. This mode is the "upside down" version of the Normal Right-to-Left mode.

This value is used only when no other value is set during the Define Forms procedure for a specific form.

  • None
  • Normal Left-to-Right
  • Normal Right-to-Left
  • Inverted Left-to-Right
  • Inverted Right-to-Left
Printhead Resolution This parameter changes the resolution that the printhead in this printer uses. Not all values are supported on all printers.
  • 240
  • 300
  • 480
  • 600

The values available to you depend on the model of printer.

To have a selectable IPDS resolution, select 600.

IPDS Resolution This parameter can only be set when a printhead resolution of 600 DPI is selected.
  • Automatic
  • 240
  • 300
  • 600

The values available to you depend on the model of printer and the printhead resolution selected.

Front Sheet Sequence (D) This entry sets whether the front side of the forms will be printed on Printer 1 or Printer 2 in duplex mode.

Front First means that the odd pages (1st, 3rd, 5th,...) of a customer job will print on Printer 1, and the even pages (2nd, 4th, 6th, ...) pages will print on Printer 2. Front Second means just the opposite of Front First.

A post-processing device is being used that bursts and stacks the output, the "Front Second" setting will deliver output with the odd number pages facing to the front.

  • Front First
  • Front Second
Same Side Printing Printer 2 will print on the same side of the paper as printer 1 (the paper is not being flipped over between machines).
  • No
  • Yes for duplex data
  • Yes for color data
Eject to Front Facing Box paper unfolds accordion style, alternating pages between front facing and back facing. This entry allows accepting or rejecting the Eject to Front Facing (EFF) signals sent by the host. A Disabled value will suppress EFFs. If Enabled, the EFF signal from the host will cause a blank page to be inserted between print jobs if the prior job contained an odd number of pages. When set, forms -- front facing can be used to adjust whether the form is front facing or rear facing.

This option should be set to Disabled if either a postprocessing device is installed that bursts and stacks output pages, or if Direct Attach is set to Yes.

  • Enabled
  • Disabled
Auto NPRO at EOF This entry indicates whether an automatic NPRO is performed when an End of Forms is detected.
  • Yes
  • No
Reprint Pages After Jams This entry controls under what conditions the host system will automatically retransmit pages after a forms jam has been cleared.
  • Yes - All lost pages are automatically retransmitted and reprinted.
  • No recovery for MICR pages - Lost pages printed with a MICR printer will not be retransmitted.
  • No - No lost pages will be retransmitted. Any missing or damaged pages must be manually recovered.
  • Yes
  • No recovery for MICR pages
  • No
Direct Attach This entry shows if printing is to occur in direct-printing mode when connected to an OS/390 operating system, with no host-assisted recovery procedures such as retransmission of pages after a forms jam.

The host system programmer will inform you whether this entry should be set to Yes.

  • Yes
  • No
Language This entry changes the language used for all text within the touchscreen windows. When you select Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, or Traditional Chinese, the printer operator panel displays U.S. English text.
  • English
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Japanese Kanji
  • French
  • Italian
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Traditional Chinese
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Hungarian
Keyboard Language (CE Only) Indicates which keyboard is used. This entry changes the language used for all text within the touchscreen windows.
  • English
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Japanese Kanji
  • French
  • Italian
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Traditional Chinese
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Hungarian
Printer Definition -> Printer -> Advanced
Snapshot Mode (CE Change Only) This item allows you to specify whether to Save All Settings, including printer definition configuration items, in a Snapshot, or to Save Only Form Settings.
  • Save All Settings
  • Save Only Form Settings
Logical Page Increment This entry allows expansion of the logical page size, for cases where the printed page is larger than the valid printable area, without errors being set.

The value entered will increase the valid printable area by that number of pels in all directions. Please review your applications to ensure that this setting does not cause loss of data, such as printing on the tractor hole carrier strip that will be trimmed off.

0 to 20 pels
MICR Installed The printer host is informed of where MICR capability is present. Specify where MICR printing is to be allowed.
  • Both
  • Printer 1
  • Printer 2
  • None
3130 Barcode Emulation This entry controls whether the printer operates in 3130 Barcode Compatibility mode.
  • Yes
  • No
Simulate Color with Gray This entry allows the printer to print color print jobs using gray tones.
  • Yes
  • No
Line Mode Enabled This entry allows the printer to enter the 3800 compatibility mode (line mode). Whenever you change this setting, you must restart the printer.
  • Yes
  • No
Single-byte Font Smoothing This entry is used for edge smoothing of raster single-byte fonts
  • Yes
  • No
Double-byte Font Smoothing This entry is used for edge smoothing of double-byte raster fonts
  • Yes
  • No
Printer Definition -> Printer -> Setup
Autostart If Yes, all current attachment interface status (enabled/disabled) is saved during a Shutdown procedure, and automatically restored at the next power on of the system.
  • Yes
  • No
Side Verify Page Numbers (D) This entry indicates if verification marks (numbers) are to be printed on the edge (tractor hole area) of each side of forms. When these marks are printed, it is possible to verify that the forms are synchronized or aligned (the two sides of the form coincide).

The verification numbers can be read by the operator. If the number on side 1 of a form matches the number on side 2, the forms are correctly synchronized. Multiple copies of the same page will have the same verification mark numbers.

  • Yes
  • No
Form Feed Length This entry sets the number of inches that will feed when the Start Alignment button is selected during the Align Form procedure. 17 to 250 inches
Jam Recovery Point Distance This entry sets a distance past the printer fuser sufficient for forms to reach an installed post-processing device, so that those forms will be reprinted following a forms jam recovery.

In duplex mode, this distance is measured past the fuser of Printer 2. In dual simplex mode, it is a distance past either Printer 1 or Printer 2.

A non-zero value setting assumes that: a postprocessing device is installed and enabled, the "Jam Recovery Type" configuration item setting above allows reprinting of pages, and the "Direct Attach" configuration item setting above is No.

0 to 500 inches
Printer 1 to Printer 2 Distance (D) This entry sets the length, in inches, of the forms path length from the alignment mark on the lower transfer station tractors of Printer 1, through Printer 1, across the floor to the Buffer/Flipper Unit, through the Buffer/Flipper Unit, across the floor to Printer 2, under Printer 2 up to the alignment mark on the lower transfer station tractors of Printer 2. This is used during the duplex mode Align Forms procedure. If you are continually feeding paper at either printer in order to get the forms aligned, this configuration item may have to be changed.

See Space Requirements for physical layout details and dimensions.

150 to 800 inches

Default is 315 inches.

NPRO Length This entry sets an extra length that is added to the fixed NPRO length to create a total distance that forms are moved through the printer.

This entry can be used when an uncoupled (not functionally attached) post-processing device is installed and it is necessary to extend the NPRO length to be able to easily remove forms at the post-processing device output.

If any installed and enabled pre/postprocessing devices have the "Pre/postprocessor Extended NPRO" distance of an enabled pre/postprocessor set to greater than zero, then that distance will take precedence over the "NPRO Length", even if the "NPRO Length" is longer. The "Pre/postprocessor Extended NPRO" distance is set in the Define Pre/Post procedure. If several "Pre/postprocessor Extended NPRO" distances are set, then the longest one takes precedence.

0 to 1200 inches
Fuser Sleep Timeout This entry sets the time, in hours, of printer inactivity before the fuser is to be turned off. This saves electrical power costs and extends the life of the printer. The fuser will automatically turn on when printing resumes, with a delay until the fuser has reached operating temperature. None means that the timer is not being used.
  • None
  • 1 Hour
  • 2 Hours
  • 4 Hours
Clear Memory for Security This entry allows setting of whether residual print data is to be cleared from memory. Clearing memory can result in a delay of up to two minutes before a print job starts. Select Yes if a high level of security is required.
  • Yes
  • No
Audible Alarm This entry allows suppression of the Operator Alert alarm tone for error and supply-item actions.
  • Yes
  • No
Date and Time (CE Change Only) This is in the form of yyyymmdd, hhmmss.

The time is a 24-hour clock.

To adjust, highlight the field to change and press arrow up or arrow down.

yyyy=year mm=month dd=day hh=hour mm=minute ss=second
Auto Align This entry enables the printer to align itself when a Forms Alignment Required condition exists. Select Start and the printer will align itself as the job is printed. Select Yes to enable the auto-align feature.
Notes:
  1. Forms cannot be greater than 17 inches in length.
  2. If you are running with the Forms Identification (Barcode) feature installed, forms cannot be less than 6 inches in length.
  • Yes
  • No
Side 2 Verify (CE Change Only) This feature automatically checks to make sure that the duplex printing system is properly aligned and that the printing on both sides of the forms is synchronized.
  • Enable
  • Disable
Printer Definition -> Printer -> Setup -> Advanced
Suppress Off Page Errors This entry sets the distance (in pels) to suppress off page errors. This will allow the job to print off the physical page without errors and data can be lost. This is useful when you want to print jobs that are poorly defined and changing the print job is not an option.
  • Yes
  • No
Movable Side Verify Marks Set Movable Side Verify Marks to Yes to enable the Side Verify Mark Location field on the Form Settings panel. That field allows you to adjust the side verify marks in the vertical direction.
  • Yes
  • No
Stop on toner low Set Stop on toner low to Yes to stop the printer and generate an Add toner message 5000 feet after a toner low condition is detected. Set to No if you want the printer to continue running until the toner supply is exhausted.
  • Yes
  • No
Open Clear Buffers Alert Set Open Clear Buffers Alert to Yes to check whether print data is currently being held in memory whenever the printer stops. When data is present, the message Clear Buffers will be posted in the Operator Messages area of the main window.
  • Yes
  • No
Dual sensor installed (CE Change Only) Indicates whether the sensor hardware has been updated to allow measuring marks on both sides of the paper. Set Dual sensor installed to Yes to verify front-to-back and page-to-page registration when printing data on printer 1 and printer 2 on the same side of the paper. Also use this when printing on preprinted forms in tractorless mode to read the top-of-forms registration marks at the rear of the printer on side one of the paper.
  • Yes
  • No
Display Consumables (CE Change Only) Select Yes to display information about consumables in the printer Details window to all users. Select No to display information about consumables in the printer Details window to service-level users only.
  • Yes
  • No
Printer Definition -> Printer -> Service
Printer 1 Machine Serial (CE Change on Initial Configuration Only) This is the code for plant of manufacture of Printer 1 (2 numeric only characters) and sequence number for Printer 1 (7 alphanumeric characters). Each time the RS/6000 hard disk is replaced, this data is lost; the CE must re-enter the serial number found on the rear inside of the control unit frame. 9 characters
Printer 1 Print Count (CE Change Only) The Print Usage Count from the mechanical counter at the rear of the printer may be transferred to this counter, which will then become a new base count in the running "Printer Count" displayed in the main touchscreen window. 0 to 2 000 000 000
Printer 1 Backup Idler Roll Installed (CE Change Only) This entry indicates whether a Backup Idler Roll (BIR) is installed.
  • Yes
  • No
Printer 1 Scan Factory Adjustment (CE Change Only) This is used by service personnel to adjust the scan direction printing registration. See "Registration" in the Printhead section of "Removal and Adjustments" within the Maintenance Information. 0 to 100 units

Default is 40 units.

Unit = 2 pels.

Printer 1 Process Factory Adjustment (CE Change Only) This is used by service personnel to adjust the process direction printing registration. See "Registration" in the Printhead section of "Removal and Adjustments" within the Maintenance Information. 0 to 60 units

Default is 40 units.

Unit = 2 pels.

Printer 1 Ozone Filter Installed (CE Change Only) This is used by service personnel to specify whether the ozone filter has been installed. Setting this field to Yes allows Preventive Maintenance to track and display usage information and warn when the filter must be replaced.
  • Yes
  • No
Printer 2 Machine Serial (D) See entry for Printer 1. See entry for Printer 1.
Printer 2 Print Count (D) See entry for Printer 1. See entry for Printer 1.
Printer 2 BIR Installed (D) See entry for Printer 1. See entry for Printer 1.
Printer 2 Scan Factory Adjustment (D) See entry for Printer 1. See entry for Printer 1.
Printer 2 Process Factory Adjustment (D) See entry for Printer 1. See entry for Printer 1.
Printer 2 Ozone Filter Installed See entry for Printer 1. See entry for Printer 1.
Printer 2 Side Verify Factory Adjust (CE Change Only) This is used by service personnel to adjust the Side 2 Verify timing (in pels) in the process direction. Use this adjustment after the print position has been set correctly using Scan Factory Adjustment and Process Factory Adjustment, if the Side 2 Verify sensor position cannot or should not be moved. The sensor should not be moved after it has been adjusted for tractorless mode registration. 20 to 220 pels

Default is 120 pels.

Printer Definition -> Printer -> Resource Utilization
Font Usage This entry allows you to select the amount of memory that the printer control unit (computer) will use for font management. Select the font usage according to the type of print jobs you run.

Select Low font usage for jobs using a normal number of fonts with normal point sizes, but not double-byte fonts. Medium font usage indicates an abnormal SBCS (single-byte character set) printing mode; select it for jobs using a large number of fonts or very large point sizes, but not double-byte fonts. High font usage is primarily for double-byte font jobs.

  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
Page Segment and Overlay Usage This entry is used to allocate space for IPDS source for page segments and overlays. Set to Low if the size or number of page segments and overlays is a small. Set to High if the size or number of page segments and overlays is large.
  • Low RAM
  • Medium RAM
  • High RAM
  • Unlimited disk
Overlay Cache Usage This parameter is used to set overlay caching. Set to None if overlays are not reused multiple times or if overlays are not reused in the same location on subsequent pages.
  • High
  • Medium
  • Low
  • None
Input Buffer Size This parameter is used to allocate space for the IPDS data that was just received from the server before being processed by the control unit. Set to Low if pages contain little data or if printing from PSF/MVS on a S/370 channel or a FICON or ESCON channel (this is because of the frequent IPDS acknowledgment rate). Set to High if printing pages with large amounts of data (such as large images).
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
Output Buffer Size This parameter is used to allocate space for ready-to-print pages, including pages between the transfer points of a continuous-forms, duplex printer. Set the value to Low if these conditions are met:
  • The pages contain little data
  • This is a simplex printer
  • This is a duplex printer with a distance between transfer points of less than 400 inches.
Set the value to High if these conditions are met:
  • The pages contain large amounts of data, especially shaded areas
  • This is a duplex printer with a distance between transfer points of over 400 inches.
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
Large Trace Size This field sets the maximum size for large IPDS data traces when Enable Large IPDS Data Traces is selected. By default, the IPDS data trace is 1 Megabyte. Note: This amount of RAM will be set aside for saving the data trace, so selecting very large values will have performance impacts when large traces are enabled. 0 to 100 000 000 bytes
Printer Definition -> Attachments -> Parallel
Parallel Link A Installed This entry specifies if Parallel Channel Link A is installed.
  • Yes
  • No
Parallel Link B Installed This entry specifies if Parallel Channel Link B is installed.
  • Yes
  • No
Second Channel This entry specifies the switching mode of the Two-Channel Switch: Static or Dynamic Mode. When a second Parallel Channel is installed, a Two-Channel Switch facility is provided.
  • Static enables only one channel at a time. You can connect two interfaces to two channels on the same processing unit, on tightly coupled processing units (units controlled by the same operating system, or on independent (uncoupled) processing units.
  • Dynamic enables both channels at the same time with the two-Channel Switch used as a dynamic interface switch. Connect the two interfaces to two channels either on the same processing unit or on tightly-coupled processing units (units controlled by the same operating system).

You cannot select this item unless two channels are installed.

  • Static
  • Dynamic
Device Address This entry specifies the 2-digit hexadecimal channel address which includes the device address.
Notes:
  1. In simplex mode, only one device address is required.

    In dual simplex mode, each printer requires a unique device address. Printer 1 requires an even number (for example, X'30'); Printer 2 requires the next consecutive number (for example, X'31').

  2. The duplex system does not require a unique number. It can use either of the addresses used for dual simplex Printer 1 or dual simplex Printer 2. However, it is often easier from an operational viewpoint to assign duplex a separate address (so the duplex and simplex printers look like unique devices to the operating system). The general convention in this case is to assign the duplex system the next consecutive address (even) after the address for simplex Printer 2.

    For example, if you define Printer 1 in dual simplex as X'30', you should then define Printer 2 in dual simplex as X'31', and, optionally, define the complete system in duplex as X'32 '.

  3. The device addresses specified above must match the device addresses defined to the host PSF software, and in the case of S/390 hosts, the I/O device definitions.
X'00' to X'FF' (Hexadecimal notation)

Default is X'00'.

Data Transfer Protocol This entry specifies the data transfer mode to be used: DC Interlocked or Data-Streaming.

If two channels are installed, both channels use the same protocol.

  • Interlocked
  • Data Streaming
Data Streaming Rate This entry specifies the data rate being used if you select the Data-Streaming Data Transfer Protocol. Use the highest rate that is supported by your system.

If two channels are installed, both channels use the same data rate.

  • 3.0 MB/sec
  • 4.5MB/sec
Printer Definition -> Attachments -> ESCON
ESCON Link A Installed This entry specifies if ESCON Channel Link A is installed.
  • Yes
  • No
ESCON Link B Installed This entry specifies if ESCON Channel Link B is installed.
  • Yes
  • No
Device Address This entry specifies the 2-digit hexadecimal channel address which includes the device address.
Notes:
  1. In dual simplex mode, each printer requires a unique device address. Printer 1 requires an even number (for example, X'30'); Printer 2 requires the next consecutive number (for example, X'31').
  2. The duplex system does not require a unique number. It can use either of the addresses used for dual simplex Printer 1 or dual simplex Printer 2. However, it is often easier from an operational viewpoint to assign duplex a separate address (so the duplex and simplex printers look like unique devices to the operating system). The general convention in this case is to assign the duplex system the next consecutive address (even) after the address for simplex Printer 2.

    For example, if you define Printer 1 in dual simplex as X'30', you should then define Printer 2 in dual simplex as X'31', and, optionally, define the complete system in duplex as X'32 '.

  3. The device addresses specified above must match the device addresses defined to the host PSF software, and in the case of S/390 hosts, the I/O device definitions.
X'00' to X'FF' (hexadecimal notation)

Default is X'00'.

Multi-Host Environment Flag This entry indicates whether a multiple host printer-sharing system exists. (Multi-Host Environment support increases configuration flexibility and simplifies operational procedures for ESCON-attached printers.)

Notes regarding ESCON attachment:

  • Do not enable this flag unless all hosts sharing the printer have:
    • OS/390 V1 Release 3.0 or higher
    • PSF ASSIGN/UNASSIGN support (PSF 3.1.0 for OS/390 or APAR OW29992 to PSF/MVS 2.2).

    If these conditions are not satisfied, and Multi-Host Environment is enabled on the printer, PSF may not be able to access the printer.

  • The Multi-Host configuration item is available only on printer control units that have newer ESCON adapters. The Multi-Host configuration item is grayed out and not accessible on older control units.
  • True
  • False
Maximum Block Length The maximum size of data blocks sent to the printing system.
Note:
PSF for OS/390 V3.1.0 or higher is required for 64K data transmission.
  • 32K
  • 64K
Printer Definition -> Attachments -> FICON
FICON Link A Installed This entry specifies if FICON Channel Link A is installed.
  • Yes
  • No
Device Address This entry specifies the 2-digit hexadecimal channel address which includes the device address.
Notes:
  1. In dual simplex mode, each printer requires a unique device address. Printer 1 requires an even number (for example, X'30'); Printer 2 requires the next consecutive number (for example, X'31').
  2. The duplex system does not require a unique number. It can use either of the addresses used for dual simplex Printer 1 or dual simplex Printer 2. However, it is often easier from an operational viewpoint to assign duplex a separate address (so the duplex and simplex printers look like unique devices to the operating system). The general convention in this case is to assign the duplex system the next consecutive address (even) after the address for simplex Printer 2.

    For example, if you define Printer 1 in dual simplex as X'30', you should then define Printer 2 in dual simplex as X'31', and, optionally, define the complete system in duplex as X'32 '.

  3. The device addresses specified above must match the device addresses defined to the host PSF software, and in the case of S/390 hosts, the I/O device definitions.
X'00' to X'FF' (hexadecimal notation)

Default is X'00'.

Multi-Host Environment Flag This entry indicates whether a multiple host printer-sharing system exists. (Multi-Host Environment support increases configuration flexibility and simplifies operational procedures for FICON-attached printers.)

Notes regarding FICON attachment:

  • Do not enable this flag unless all hosts sharing the printer have:
    • OS/390 V1 Release 3.0 or higher
    • PSF ASSIGN/UNASSIGN support (PSF 3.1.0 for OS/390 or APAR OW29992 to PSF/MVS 2.2).

    If these conditions are not satisfied, and Multi-Host Environment is enabled on the printer, PSF may not be able to access the printer.

  • True
  • False
Maximum Block Length The maximum size of data blocks sent to the printing system.
Note:
PSF for OS/390 V3.1.0 or higher is required for 64K data transmission.
  • 32K
  • 64K
Printer Definition -> Attachments -> TCP/IP Token Ring
Installed This entry specifies if the Token Ring adapter is installed.
  • Yes
  • No
TCP Port This entry specifies the TCP socket address of the attachment.
Notes:
  1. In dual simplex mode, each printer requires a unique device address. If you use the default value of 5001 for simplex Printer 1, IBM recommends using 5002 as the value for simplex Printer 2.
  2. The duplex printing system does not require a unique port number. It can use either of the TCP port numbers specified for simplex Printer 1 or simplex Printer 2. However, it is often easier from an operational viewpoint to assign duplex a separate TCP port number. If 5001 and 5002 are used for simplex Printer 1 and simplex Printer 2, IBM recommends that the duplex system be assigned TCP port number 5003.
  3. The TCP Port numbers specified in the printer configuration must match the PORT numbers assigned in the host PSF system.
5001 to 65535
IP Address This entry specifies the Internet protocol (IP) address of the printer in dotted decimal format. Get this value from your LAN administrator. This value must match the IP address value in the host PSF configuration.

This value is unique to a duplex system, and is the same regardless of whether the printer is in duplex or dual-simplex mode.

X.X.X.X where X <= 255
Subnet Mask This entry specifies the mask that identifies the local subnet in dotted decimal format. Get this value from your LAN administrator. If you do not have a local subnet, leave this field blank. X.X.X.X where X <= 255
Default Gateway Address This entry specifies the IP address of the default gateway in dotted decimal format. Get this value from your LAN administrator. X.X.X.X where X <= 255
MTU Size This entry specifies the Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) - maximum allowable length of IP packets. 60 to 4096
Hardware Address This entry specifies the TCP/IP Token Ring adapter ROM address. This address cannot be changed.
Alternate Hardware Address This entry sets the unique LAN adapter address for the network. The address must be different from other addresses on the LAN. New cards are restricted to X'4000 0000 0000' to X'FFFF FFFF FFFF'. X'0' to X'FFFF FFFF FFFF'
Ring Speed This entry specifies the ring speed of the network to which the adapter attaches. The value must match the speed of the network or the network may stop operating.
  • 4
  • 16
Confine Broadcast This entry specifies if broadcast packets (that is, Address Resolution Protocol packets) are enabled to cross bridges to other rings.
  • Yes
  • No
Printer Definition -> Attachments -> Ethernet
Installed for (AFCCU microcode level 12.0 and later) This entry specifies the purpose of this Ethernet adapter. If this attachment will be used for receiving print data, select Print Data (IPDS). If this attachment will be used for a network connection for SNMP, IPM, or e-mail traces, select Network Connection. For IBM service representatives, select Laptop to use this attachment for a laptop connection.

Multiple purposes may be selected if the attachment will be used for more than one purpose. For example, if this attachment will be used to connect to Infoprint Manager, select both Print Data and Network Connection. Or if this attachment is to provide an SNMP connection to a printer that prints from a mainframe channel, select only Network Connection. Only one attachment may be selected for Print Data at a given time.

  • Print Data (IPDS)
  • Network Connection (SNMP, IPM, e-mail)
  • Laptop (service port)

The default is off.

Installed (AFCCU microcode level 11.x and earlier) This entry specifies if the Ethernet adapter is installed.
  • Yes
  • No
TCP Port This entry specifies the TCP socket address of the attachment.
Notes:
  1. In dual simplex mode, each printer requires a unique device address. If you use the default value of 5001 for simplex Printer 1, IBM recommends using 5002 as the value for simplex Printer 2.
  2. The duplex printing system does not require a unique port number. It can use either of the TCP port numbers specified for simplex Printer 1 or simplex Printer 2. However, it is often easier from an operational viewpoint to assign duplex a separate TCP port number. If 5001 and 5002 are used for simplex Printer 1 and simplex Printer 2, IBM recommends that the duplex system be assigned TCP port number 5003.
  3. The TCP Port numbers specified in the printer configuration must match the PORT numbers assigned in the host PSF system.
5001 to 65535
IP Address This entry specifies the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the printer in dotted decimal format. Get this value from your LAN administrator. This value must match the IP address value in the host PSF configuration.

This value is unique to a duplex system, and is the same regardless of whether the printer is in duplex or dual-simplex mode.

X.X.X.X where X <= 255
Subnet Mask This entry specifies the mask that identifies the local subnet in dotted decimal format. Get this value from your LAN administrator. If you do not have a local subnet, leave this field blank. X.X.X.X where X <= 255
Default Gateway Address This entry specifies the IP address of the default gateway in dotted decimal format. Get this value from your LAN administrator. X.X.X.X where X <= 255
MTU Size This entry specifies the Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) size.

Gigabit Ethernet supports MTU sizes larger than 1500 bytes (jumbo frames) for improved performance. However, since this is not part of IEEE802.3 standards, it is not recommended for use except in point-to-point Gigabit Ethernet connections that use the same adapter on each end.

If Type is Standard, the range is 60 to 1500 (or up to 9000 for GigaBit Ethernet)

If Type is IEEE802.3, the range is 60 to 1492.

Hardware Address This entry specifies the Ethernet adapter ROM address. This address cannot be changed.
Alternate Hardware Address This entry sets the unique LAN adapter address for the network. The address must be different from other addresses on the LAN. New cards are restricted to X'4000 0000 0000' to X'FFFF FFFF FFFF' X'0' to X'FFFF FFFF FFFF'
Ethernet Type This entry specifies either the Standard or the IEEE802.3 Ethernet type. Standard or IEEE802.3
Media Speed
Notes:
  1. In most cases, the Auto Negotiation setting should be used. Explicit media mode and speed settings can be used if:
    • There is very slow Ethernet throughput
    • The LED indicators are incorrect
    • The printer cannot be contacted using the Ping command
    Due to different Auto Sensing standards used by manufactures of Ethernet adapters, this may cause them to not work correctly in all combinations. The quick way to determine this type of problem is to see if the Duplex and 10/100/1000 indicators are inconsistent between the printer and the switch.
  2. Check the LED's on the printer Ethernetadapter card when enabled. Note the values for each of the indicators on the adapter.
    • FDX (Full Duplex) indicator is on when operating in Full Duplex Mode and off when operating Half Duplex.
    • 100 indicator is on when operating at 100 Megabit and off when operating at 10 Megabits.
    • RCV (Receive) indicator is on when receiving packets from the network.
    • ACT (Activity) or LNK (LINK) indicators are on when packets are being received or transmitted over the network.
  3. There should be similar indicators on the switch or system that the printer is connected to and their values should be noted. The Full/Half Duplex and 10/100/1000indicator values must agree between the printer and the switch that the printer is connected to. To resolve this, you must take the switch out of auto negotiation mode and explicitly set the mode and speed at the switch. On the printer, the media mode can be either half or full duplex and the speed can be either 10 or 100Mbps. These settings must match those of the switch.
  • Auto Negotiation
  • 10 Half Duplex
  • 10 Full Duplex
  • 100 Half Duplex
  • 100 Full Duplex
Card This entry provides details about the network interface adapter. The displayed information can help locate the adapter interface for connecting a network cable. N/A
Printer Definition -> Attachments -> TCP/IP FDDI
Installed This entry specifies if a FDDI adapter is installed.
  • Yes
  • No
TCP Port This entry specifies the TCP socket address of the attachment.
Notes:
  1. In dual simplex mode, each printer requires a unique device address. If you use the default value of 5001 for simplex Printer 1, IBM recommends using 5002 as the value for simplex Printer 2.
  2. The duplex printing system does not require a unique port number. It can use either of the TCP port numbers specified for simplex Printer 1 or simplex Printer 2. However, it is often easier from an operational viewpoint to assign duplex a separate TCP port number. If 5001 and 5002 are used for simplex Printer 1 and simplex Printer 2, IBM recommends that the duplex system be assigned TCP port number 5003.
  3. The TCP Port numbers specified in the printer configuration must match the PORT numbers assigned in the host PSF system.
5001 to 65535
IP Address This entry specifies the Internet protocol (IP) address of the printer in dotted decimal format. Get this value from your LAN administrator. This value must match the IP address value in the host PSF configuration.

This value is unique to a duplex system, and is the same regardless of whether the printer is in duplex or dual-simplex mode.

X.X.X.X where X <= 255
Subnet Mask This entry specifies the mask that identifies the local subnet in dotted decimal format. Get this value from your LAN administrator. If you do not have a local subnet, leave this field blank. X.X.X.X where X <= 255
Default Gateway Address This entry specifies the IP address of the default gateway in dotted decimal format. Get this value from your LAN administrator. X.X.X.X where X <= 255
MTU Size This entry specifies the Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) - maximum allowable length of IP packets. 256 to 4352
Hardware Address This entry specifies the FDDI adapter ROM address. This address cannot be changed.
Alternate Hardware Address This entry sets the unique LAN adapter address for the network. The address must be different from other addresses on the LAN. New cards are restricted to X'4000 0000 0000' to X'FFFF FFFF FFFF' X'0' to X'FFFF FFFF FFFF'
Confine Broadcast This entry specifies if broadcast packets (that is, Address Resolution Protocol packets) are enabled to cross bridges to other rings.
  • Yes
  • No
Printer Definition -> Pre/postprocessing->Pre/postprocessing
Note:
You can access the following items by selecting Edit or Add.
Name 12 characters
State This entry specifies the state of the processor.
  • Enabled
  • Disabled
Printer When the Printer Definition item is set to Simplex mode, this field is grayed out in the Printer Definition window. All devices configured while in Simplex mode are automatically configured for the printer you are currently using.
  • 1
  • 2
Port The physical connection between the printer and the pre/postprocessing device.

For Infoprint 4000 models the Side 2 Verify sensor is always in Printer 2 Port 3 of a duplex printing system.

*Infoprint 4100 model HD3/4 only

  • Printer 1 Port 1
  • Printer 1 Port 2
  • Printer 1 Port 3
  • Printer 1 Port 4*
  • Printer 2 Port 1
  • Printer 2 Port 2
  • Printer 2 Port 3*
  • Printer 2 Port 4*
Type Specify a Coupled type when the Port to be used has a Pre/Posttype adaptor installed (RPQ8B4710).

Specify an Advanced Postprocessor type when the Port to be used has a AF Post type adaptor installed (RPQ8B4720).

Different types have different Pre/Postprocessor Characteristics configuration items listed.

  • Preprocessor
  • Postprocessor
  • Advanced Select Medium Modification (SMM)
  • Advanced MICR
  • Advanced Color
  • Barcode Checking
Extended NPRO This entry is listed for all Pre/Postprocessor Types.

Extends the NPRO. Enter a non-zero value to extend the fixed NPRO length because of Pre-processing or Post-processing device usage.

Setting the "NPRO Length" configuration item under Printer Definition -> Printer -> Setup also sets this function. The "Pre/Postprocessor Extended NPRO" value overrides the "Configure Printer NPRO Length" value if both are set to non-zero values.

0 to 800 inches

Default is 150.

Busy Timer This entry is listed only for "Coupled" Pre/Postprocessor Types.

Specifies the length of time in seconds that follows a Pre-processing or Post-processing device going to "Busy" status before the status automatically changes to "Not Ready." The printer does not report "Busy" status to the host system, but does report "Not Ready" status.

This time must be set to less than the Missing Interrupt Handler timer at the Host Channel Interface.

1 to 999 seconds

Default is 300.

Tag Type This entry is listed only for "Coupled" pre/postprocessor types.

Specify a Coupled tag type for all postprocessing devices not manufactured by Roll System, Inc.

Specify an RSI Compatible tag type for all postprocessing devices manufactured by Roll System, Inc.

  • Coupled
  • RSI Compatible

This item is ignored if you are configuring a preprocessing device interface.

Distance to Postprocessor This entry is listed only for "Advanced Postprocessor" pre/postprocessor types.

If two AF postprocessors are installed, the distance of the second postprocessor must exceed that of the first. If the first postprocessor is a Troy MICR 3900, add an extra 102 inches to the actual measured distance from the printer to the second postprocessor. If the first postprocessor is a Troy MICR 3900 High Speed, add an extra 148 inches to the actual measured distance from the printer to the second postprocessor. For more information, see Using the IBM 3835 Page Printers and the IBM 3900 Advanced Function Printers with the Troy MICR Printers, GA32-0261.

  • 24 to 800 inches

    Default is 99.

  • 24 to 1200 inches (second postprocessor)

    Default is 99.

Error Page Stop This entry is listed only for "Advanced Postprocessor - MICR" pre/postprocessor type. This entry allows you to stop and verify print quality X pages after error. 0 to 100 pages
Verify Alignment Page Stop This entry is listed only for "Advanced Postprocessor - MICR" pre/postprocessor type. This entry allows you to stop and verify print quality every X pages. 0 to 5000 pages
Baud Rate in Kbps This entry is listed only for "Advanced Postprocessor" pre/postprocessor types.
  • 19.2 (default for Advanced Color)
  • 62.5 (default for non-color)
Printer Definition -> Pre/postprocessing -> Postprocessing Options
Use Internal Stacker This entry indicates whether an internal stacker is enabled or disabled. A setting of Yes enables the internal stacker if there are no enabled postprocessing devices (either UP 3I or non-UP3I). For printer models HS2 and HD3/HD4, the following apply:
  1. An internal stacker must be installed (feature 4770).
  2. The printer mode must be set to Simplex ( Printer Definitions->Printer->Basic->Printer Mode).
  3. The printer speed must be set to Low (Printer Definitions->Printer->Basic->Printer Speed).
  • Yes
  • No
Offsetter Enabled This entry indicates whether an installed offsetter postprocessing device is to be used. The host system will send "Alternate Offset Stacker" commands if the offsetter is enabled and the print job contains these commands
  • Yes
  • No
BTS Enabled This entry indicates whether an installed Burster/Trimmer Stacker (BTS) postprocessing device is being used. The host system will not send eject-to-front-facing commands if the BTS is enabled.
  • Yes
  • No
Offset on Mark Forms If Yes is selected, offset commands are sent to an enabled postprocessor only for pages that contain Mark Forms. Any "Alternate Offset Stacker" commands that are sent from the host are ignored.
  • Yes
  • No
UP3I Enabled This entry indicates whether an installed UP 3I postprocessing device is being used.
  • Yes
  • No
Printer Definition -> Pre/postprocessing -> UP 3I Devices
UP3I Devices Use this entry to select the UP 3I device that you want to view or edit.

When you edit a UP3I device, you will be prompted for the device name. The name you enter will override the name communicated over the UP3I network with one that is more appropriate for your installation.

You can specify the approximate distance (in inches) between this postprocessor and the printer (in inches).

For the operations that the device supports, you can specify what the default operation should be if the job does not specify:

  • Cutter (Separation)
  • Cutter (Perforation)
  • Cutter (Cross)
  • Stacker (Bins)
  • Edit
Printer Definition -> Pre/postprocessing -> UP 3I Paper Sequences
UP3I Paper Sequences This entry specifies the path of UP 3I devices that printed output can take.

When you add a new paper sequence you will be prompted for the name of the paper sequence and can mark the checkbox for the currently powered on UP 3I

devices that are involved in the sequence.

When you delete a paper sequence the curently highlighted paper sequence is deleted.

When you edit a previously defined paper sequence is changed.

The set as default paper sequence is where unspecified postprocessing jobs are sent

  • Add
  • Delete
  • Edit
  • Set as Default
Printer Definition -> Remote Access -> SNMP
SNMP Agent Enabled Select Yes to allow (enable) any SNMP functions, including monitoring and Forward/Backward space control.
  • Yes
  • No
Allow SNMP to Configure the Printer Select Yes to allow (enable) Infoprint Manager to Forward/Backward space through SNMP and for Network Print Manager to change printer defaults.
  • Yes
  • No
SNMP Community Name See Table 35.
Note:
For a community to be recognized, the IP address and Netmask values cannot be blank. They must each have a value of 0.0.0.0 or greater.
Alphanumeric characters
Access This entry is set for each SNMP community name.

Select Write to allow (enable) Infoprint Manager to Forward/Backward space through SNMP and for Network Print Manager to change printer defaults.

  • Read
  • Write
  • None
IP Address This entry is set for each SNMP community name.

This entry specifies address traps are sent to if Trap manager is set to Yes.

X.X.X.X where X <= 255
Note:
This entry cannot be blank.
Subnet Mask This entry is set for each SNMP community name.

This entry specifies the net mask of the local network to determine if the trap needs to go through a gateway.

X.X.X.X where X <= 255
Note:
This entry cannot be blank.
Trap Manager This entry is set for each SNMP community name.
  • Yes
  • No
Printer Definition -> Remote Access ->E-mail
Enable E-mail Select Yes to enable e-mail so that printer traces may be sent using e-mail. If this combo box is grayed out, make sure you have checked a Network Connection checkbox in at least one of the Ethernet attachments (Printer Definition -> Attachments -> Ethernet -> Installed For).
  • Yes
  • No
Internet Name of Local Host If this field is left blank, the default host name will be used. To change the host name, type a new host name into this field.
IP Address of Name Server This entry specifies the internet protocol (IP) address of the name server for the local host. To add a name server to the existing list of name servers used to resolve names into internet addresses, type in the internet address (in dotted decimal format) of a new name server. Changing the host name of the local host to an unreliable or nonexistent name server may adversely affect its operation. X.X.X.X where X <= 255
Domain Name If this field is left blank, the default domain of the local host will be used. To change the default domain, type the internet address (in dotted decimal format) of the local domain into this field. X.X.X.X where X is an alphanumeric character
Default E-mail Destination Type in the e-mail destination that should be used as a default when sending traces by e-mail.
Table 35. SNMP Community Names
Community Values Description
public
IP address
0.0.0.0
Netmask
0.0.0.0
Access
Read
Trap manager
No
This is a standard community.
qx9zypwd
IP address
0.0.0.0
Netmask
0.0.0.0
Access
Write
Trap manager
No
This community is used for Infoprint Manager.
ibmpsc_admin
IP address
0.0.0.0
Netmask
0.0.0.0
Access
Write
Trap manager
No
This community is used for Network Printer Manager.
additional name added by user
IP address
X.X.X.X
Netmask
X.X.X.X
Access
Read/Write/None
Trap manager
Yes/No
Additional community names can be defined as needed.