This document describes how key option binary in usa install and configure the IBM AFP drivers to create overlays and page segments using a Microsoft Windows PC. Recent versions of the driver may be called the Infoprint AFP printer driver.
Open up your Printers folder from the Microsoft Windows Control Panel and double-click on Add Printer. When the Add Printer Wizard pops up, click Next. On the Local or Network Printer dialog box, choose Local Printer and uncheck the option to automatically detect. On the next screen you will be prompted to select the Manufacturer and Printer driver name.
Choose IBM and scroll down the right side of the dialog box and look for the AFP printer drivers. If you see them, choose the one that matches the output you wish to create. Generic IBM 300dpi AFP is a good choice for a laser printer, and Generic IBM 144dpi AFP should be used for dot matrix printers, such as the Infoprint 6500. Click Next, and proceed to Step 6.
You can cancel out and choose to install the drivers using the Selective Setup utility or downloaded from the following Rochester Support Center knowledgebase document. There is not a Selective Setup option using System i Access R610. N1011940: AFP Printer Driver for Windows 7 and Windows 8. On the Name Your Printer dialog box, confirm the driver name. You will be asked if you want this driver to be the Windows default printer. On the Printer Sharing dialog box, select Do not share this printer. On the Print Test Page dialog box, select No.
Confirm your selections on the Completing the Add Printer Wizard dialog box and click Finish. Your IBM AFP driver is now installed. Before using the driver it helps to configure it to match your desired output. To do this, right-click on the driver under your Printers folder and click Properties. At the bottom of that dialog box there should be a button marked Printing Preferences.
If you need help deciding which type of output is required, click on the Question Mark in the upper right corner of the dialog box and then click on the Output Type field. The appropriate help screen will be shown. Now that your IBM AFP driver has been installed, you can create your overlay or page segment by printing to it. If you are creating a custom electronic form like a purchase order or invoice that is tailored for your business, you will want to use an application which lets you draw lines and boxes and include text. Typically, full page editing applications like word processors are best at this. If you are creating an electronic form that is an industry standard form, like a government tax form, look for an electronic version of the form to use to create your overlay.
Many government forms are available in PDF format online, and the overlay will be of much higher quality if printed through Adobe Acrobat Reader to the IBM AFP driver than if you scan in the form and print it as an image from an imaging application. If you are designing a logo, keep the following in mind. For the most part, the IBM AFP drivers are programmed to output a black and white image. Picture editing applications often do not have the layout options necessary to format a printout. This will cause your overlays and page segments to position incorrectly or be clipped. Try to use another application if possible.