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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Overview of AFP printing

Browse afpfs the source file name, which is the name of the file that you generated when you “printed” through the IBM AFP printer driver ibj your Windows application. On the iSeries, create a physical file to hold the AFP data: If you are creating a page segment, ensure that you select the Output Type of page segment and then click Clip Limits to bring up those options as well.

Ensure that fapds Output type matches your desired output. 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 volume production printers, that print pages or more within a minute. Many government forms are available in PDF format online, and the overlay will be of much higher quality if printed through Adobe Acrobat Reader to the IBM AFP driver than if you scan in the form and print it as an image from an imaging application.

At the DOS prompt, type the following: To better control your margins, you can click on Clip Limits and change imb default 0. Browse for the library where you want the resource stored.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Many of the page elements you can use with AFP are special objects called resources.

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

June Learn how and when to remove this template message. You will be asked if you want this driver to be the Windows default printer. Using AFP, users can control formatting, the form of paper output, whether a document is to be printed or viewed online, and manage document afpdss and access in a distributed network across multiple operating system platforms. The purpose was to collaboratively develop color management support in the AFP architecture.


This video shows the various steps involved with installing and configuring afpd AFP Printer driver, and shows how to create and test overlays. AFP applications allow users or print room operators to distribute print jobs among a group of printers and to designate backup printers when one fails. This is what you want. For more information, please refer to the afpde documents: Watson Product Search Search.

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

AFP was originally developed by IBM as a general purpose document and information presentation architecture, originally called Advanced Function Printing. Save time by leaving this set to On.

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

If you are creating an electronic form that is an industry standard form, like a government tax form, look for an electronic version of the form to use ib create your overlay. Specify, for example, Y: This page was last edited on 13 Decemberat The first specifications and products xfpds back to This makes the file smaller, but of low quality when printed.

In AFP, page elements such as text, images, bar codes, page segments, and overlays, can be specified in any order at any position in bim page. 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.

IBM Creating AFP Resources Using the IBM AFP Printer Drivers – United States

On the next screen you will be prompted to select the Manufacturer and Printer driver name. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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.


To change to the library where the physical file is in the operating system, type the following: Advanced Function Presentation AFP is a presentation architecture and family of associated printer software and hardware that provides for document and information presentation independent of specific applications and devices.

This will cause your overlays and page segments to position incorrectly or be clipped. If you are creating a custom electronic form like a purchase order or invoice that is tailored for your business, you will want to use an application which lets you draw lines and boxes and include text. If you are creating an overlay that will printing on 8. Select Option 23 Work with page segments.

Remember that page segments do not really relate to page margins. IBM i Print Software version: 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.

Affpds February the AFPC was incorporated under a new set of bylaws with tiered membership and shared governance resulting in the creation of a formal open standards body called AFP Consortium Inc. JPEG images, while afpdz the most commonly used, are lossy image formats, meaning that they do not store an image precisely, but rather try to save space by grouping similarly colored areas of the image.