Configuring as AIX or PSF Other printers to use Print and Hold

If you define these printer models as either AIX or PSF Other actual destinations, you can take advantage of the Print and Hold functions to enhance printer throughput.

To pass data streams through InfoPrint Manager to the printer without transforming them, complete these steps:

  1. From the main window of the InfoPrint Manager Administration GUI, select Printer → Create → AIX or PSF Other destinations.
  2. Fill in the necessary fields in the Create Printer Wizard to create an actual destination for these printers. See “Creating and managing actual destinations” in InfoPrint Manager for AIX: Getting Started for detailed instructions. When the Create Printer Wizard prompts you for a Printer Command, you can specify one similar to this for the InfoPrint Workgroup Printer:

    Using hostname (recommended):

    /usr/lib/lpd/pio/etc/pioinfo printer-name.domain.com
    where printer-name.domain.com is the printer hostname. The default port for the pioinfo backend is 9100 and it is not necessary to specify it.

    Using IPv4:

    /usr/lib/lpd/pio/etc/pioinfo 9.99.99.51
    where 9.99.99.51 is the printer IP address. The default port for the pioinfo backend is 9100 and it is not necessary to specify it.

    Using IPv6:

    /usr/lib/lpd/pio/etc/pioinfo 2001:0ce8:58a3:0000:0000:6a2e:0370:3734
    where 2001:0ce8:58a3:0000:0000:6a2e:0370:3734 is the printer IP address. The default port for the pioinfo backend is 9100 and it is not necessary to specify it.

  3. If you have created a PSF Other actual destination, select Printer → Properties. Select the Documents tab and make sure that the Formats to RIP at destination field is set to pass PostScript or PCL data streams.