We are the "proud" owners of a number of Docucenter 425 432 440 and
490 multi-function copiers. We are trying to do some mildly fancy
printing to one of them from an Hewlett-Packard e3000 running MPE/iX
6.5 and using Minisoft's Netprint92.
What we are trying to do it to force the print job to be printed on
some other paper type than "plain". These are checks and use numbered
check stock so we don't want anyone else tromping on them. We tried
using standard PCL 5 commands (since the Docucenter 4xx supports PCL
5, doesn't it?) but that was fruitless.
Xerox sent us a document which described the PJL commands that must be
sent as part of the print job header (why couldn't Xerox be nice and
use the commands that already exist in the PCL command set to control
paper type, instead of kludge up their own PJL bastardization?)
Here's what we were trying to do:
print on "transparency" with color "clear", with no banner page.
Here's the PJL we thought should work:
Results were: printed on plain white paper, with banner page.
If we removed the OID_ATT_DEFAULT_MEDIUM_COLOR statement, then the
printer WOULD require transparency as a medium type, but it would
request WHITE transparency! While we could very well define the tray
with check stock as having white transparency in it, that's an extra
step for the user since transparency is assumed to have "clear" as
So, we skipped transparency and went with "preprinted" paper type, and
this worked. However, we still got the banner page.
So why didn't our MEDIUM_COLOR statement work? Why can't we defeat the
banner page in this way? Any help appreciated...