iSeries printer drivers


I have a HP2050 printer which has three trays, we want to print to the third tray but when viewing the description of the printer, it is only showing two paper sources.  Do you know if there is a different driver I should be using to show a third paper source.  Currently using HP 4000 driver

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Gary PattersonVP Technology / Senior Consultant Commented:
HP printers attached to the AS/400 are typically configured as remote output queues, and use the Host Print Transform feature to convert from native AS/400 spooled file formats to the PCL required by most HP printers.

Paper source controls vary in PCL from printer to printer, so sometimes you may need to experiment with the MFRTYPMDL parameter of the outq associated with the printer.  In other cases, you may need to create a customized workstation customization object in order to redirect the paper source properly.

This IBM Support document explains the issue:

IBM doesn't list the HP 2050 specifically, but recommends the following MFRTYPMDLs for the HP 2055 (I'm just assuming they are similar since they are in the same numerical family):


- Gary Patterson
Gary PattersonVP Technology / Senior Consultant Commented:
How is this printer configured?  Is it a remote outq on the AS/400 using Host Print Transform, or a Client Access printer session?

- Gary
minniejpAuthor Commented:
its configured on the AS400 and configured on the as400, no client access session
minniejpAuthor Commented:
Very useful document! thank you
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