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Simplex and Duplex IP Printing?

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The Question is:

We want to move a printer (HP5si) to ucx lpd, but when we try, we have problems
 with one important report that we print. That report is mostly printing
 duplex, but prints some charts
one sided.  After printing the charts, it can't get back into duplex mode.  Is
 there a better form that we could use?

The Answer is :

  You will need to determine out what is resetting the printer configuration
  within the document data stream -- OpenVMS does not request this and would
  not particularly know nor differentiate (nor care about) one portion of
  a print file from another, but the data stream sent to the printer quite
  certainly can request these changes.
  Print jobs can request various modules from a forms-control library,
  and individual print jobs can request control over various aspects of
  the printer -- reset modules are typically used to clean up any mess
  left over in preparation for the next arriving print job.
  Topic (1020) has details on LPR- and telnet-based IP printing.  Also
  see (6597), (4222), and (4785).
  If this is a Postscript printing operation, DCPS would be recommended.

answer written or last revised on ( 15-JAN-2002 )

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