PSF Other-driver printer

Create a PSF Other-driver actual destination to represent a PCL printer. By default, a PSF Other-driver printer transforms all incoming data streams into either PCL4, PCL5, PCL5C, PCL6, or PPDS before sending the job to your printer. The actual destination submits jobs to the printer through the AIX backend program that is defined on the printer command (just like an AIX DSS). Before creating a PSF Other-driver actual destination, you should review the special processing considerations for jobs submitted through this type of actual destination that are described in Processing concerns when using the PCL Secondary.

By setting the document-formats-ripped-at-destination actual destination attribute, you can specify particular document-formats (such as PostScript and PCL) that will not be transformed by InfoPrint Manager. Using this attribute, you can eliminate the performance overhead of having PCL and PostScript documents transformed into Advanced Function Presentation data and then into PCL image data when your printer is capable of accepting those data streams.

The use of certain job and document attributes requires the actual destination to transform a job even if the job's document format is listed on the document-formats-ripped-at-destination attribute. For example, if you submit a PostScript job that contains the document attributes form-definition and output-format, InfoPrint must transform this job to honor these attributes. For a complete list of the attributes that force InfoPrint to transform the job, see Document attributes that cause a job to be transformed, Job attributes that cause a job to be transformed, and PSF header sheet attributes that cause a job to be transformed.

If the printer you are defining is not an SNMP printer, you must configure the psf-tray-characteristics attribute to specify the input tray values (paper types) that the printer supports. For more information about the paper type limitations, see RICOH InfoPrint Manager: Reference.

Before creating a PSF Other-driver printer, complete this worksheet.

PSF Other-driver printer worksheet

Wizard prompt Description Value
Name The name for the actual destination object (64-character limit).  
Server The InfoPrint server that controls this actual destination.  
Model This single-valued attribute indicates the make and model of the printer device represented by the PSF-other actual destination.

Select the printer model from the pull-down list in the InfoPrint Manager Administration GUI or enter a value.

The value you specify must match the file prefix of a file in the /usr/lpd/pio/predef directory. For example, one of the files for a 4029 printer is ibm4029.asc. Therefore, the value you specify is ibm4029.

Note: Specifying the predef format is optional for InfoPrint printers that appear in the InfoPrint Manager Administration GUI drop-down list, but it is required for all other printers. 1

Examples from the predef directory:

  • hplj-3si
  • lexOptraN

Example from the pull-down list:IBMNetworkPrinter12

SNMP TCP/IP address The IP address used to access this printer. This value is used only for SNMP printers.  
Device The AIX device name. Leave this column blank.