Supported data streams

InfoPrint Manager for Linux is capable of converting these data streams to IPDS, PCL4, PCL5, PCL5c, PCL6, or PPDS:

  • Advanced Function Presentation (AFP)
  • CompuServe Graphics Interchange format (GIF)
  • Device-independent troff (ditroff)
  • Joint Photographic Experts Group image (JPEG)
  • PCL (PCL6 and earlier)
  • PDF (1.7 and earlier)
  • PostScript (level 3 and earlier)
  • SAP ABAP and OTF (with purchase of the InfoPrint Manager: SAP Print Feature)
  • Tagged Image File Format (TIFF)
  • XML

In addition, InfoPrint Manager will pass through any data stream including PDF, PostScript, PPDS, PCL5e, PCL6, and PPDS.

Note: If you send PostScript data generated by an InfoPrint 17xx PS printer driver to an IPDS printer via InfoPrint Manager, specific controls inserted in the data stream are lost. To avoid this, you can use the generic PostScript driver.

To provide optimal system performance, the InfoPrint Manager server can transform input data and drive printers concurrently. InfoPrint Manager can support multiple document formats on the same printer.

For AIX, CUPS, and PSF-Other DSS actual destinations, you must have the correct driver for the datastream format you want to output to the printer device.