Using Interrupt Message Pages

Interrupt Message Pages (IMPs) provide a way for printer operators to find the cause and location of a printing problem. IMPs are pages that are similar to the message pages that print at the end of a print job, but IMPs are printed at the point of an error where a possible data loss has occurred. This will allow the operators to make sure that no data is missing, or to compensate for issues during the post-processing phase of the print job.

IMPs are for use with PSF TCP/IP attached printers using the PSF DSS or the Distributed Print Function (DPF). They are associated with an Actual Destination (AD), and cannot be changed for each job. IMPs do not work with other PSF attachment types. IMPs and finishing processes are incompatible and we do not recommend combining these functions.

Scenario/Condition Produce interrupt message page?
Pause/Resume job Yes
Pause/Resume printer No
AD shutdown - Synchronous (same as pause job) Yes
AD shutdown - Now (stop as soon as possible) No
Recoverable data and hardware exceptions
(including paper jams, pre-/post-processor exceptions)
Back/Forward spacing Yes
Back/Forward spacing with no pages committed No
Print a page range No
Cancel job
- Pdrm/pddelete
- Cancel button on the printer

Stop button on the printer No - on ready/not ready
Communication lost No