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NetPrint. What is NetPrint?. A program that allows a Windows PC to process print requests coming over the internet. Internet Printing. Printer. LPD. LPR. NetPrint is an LPD. Terminal. Mainframe ( LPR ). NetPrint ( LPD ). Printer. What alternatives are there?.

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what is netprint
What is NetPrint?

A program that allows a Windows PC to process print requests coming over the internet.

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internet printing
Internet Printing

Printer

LPD

LPR

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netprint is an lpd
NetPrint is an LPD

Terminal

Mainframe

(LPR)

NetPrint

(LPD)

Printer

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what alternatives are there
What alternatives are there?
  • 3270 printer emulators (e.g. Extra!)
  • NetPrint equivalents
  • Windows NT LPD
  • LPD installed in printer

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why netprint
Why NetPrint?
  • Deals with EBCDIC/ASCII issues
  • Gives users greater control over printing
  • Multiple queue support
  • Easy to troubleshoot
  • Locally customizable
  • On-site support

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print job types
Print Job Types
  • Text Printing
  • Preformatted printing

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capturing output
Capturing Output
  • View before printing
  • Accumulate on one page
  • Text prints only!

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text job options
Text Job Options
  • Fonts
  • Margins
  • Suppress Form Feeds
  • Overprinting support

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formatted printing
Formatted Printing
  • &&??x establishes escape character
  • |1b is PCL escape
  • |X 1b04200300 04999dff 00000000| (e.g. UofC logo)
  • |* This is a comment|
  • ¬ (not sign) shortcut for PCL escape

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mainframe setup
Mainframe Setup

VTAM

ASNP001P

CICS

ASP1

NPF (LPR)

TCP/IP

136.159.213.7

Queue=ASP1

Static IP addresses only!

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installing netprint
Installing NetPrint
  • Get NetPrint.zip file
  • Unzip all files into desired directory (usually c:\uofctcp\tcp3270)
  • Create desktop shortcut icon
  • Generic printer driver no longer required(since version 2.07)
  • Define printer queue(s)

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printer connections
Printer Connections

Mainframe

NetPrint

Server

Print

Server

JetDirect

Printer

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flexible configuration
Flexible Configuration

ASP1

136.159.213.7 ASP1

136.159.213.7 ASP2

136.159.213.7 ASP3

ASP2

&

ASP3

Mainframe

NetPrint

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troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
  • NetPrint active? (not NIPrint!)
  • Capture off?
  • PC LPR works?
  • Printer ‘in service’ in CICS ?
  • NPF active?

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netprint logging
NetPrint Logging
  • Log stored in Windows TEMP directory(usually c:\temp)
  • Truncated when Netprint starts
  • Various levels of detail available
  • Keep Files
  • Print to file
  • Status messages

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where to get netprint
Where to get NetPrint

The latest version can be found at:

  • http://www.acs.ucalgary.ca/~mortis
  • \\dassrv1\public\temp\jmortis\NetPrint.zip
  • WinLPR can be found at:
  • \\dassrv1\public\internet\zipapps\wlpr20.zip

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