I am trying to understand the WHY to this issue below. I am not an AS400 expert so that where I will leave my expertise.
Here is what I am trying to understand:
We have an AS400 system
Currently we have HP Laserjet 1200 printers attached for printing. These printers alike 10 years old and are on their last legs for functionality
I recently started looking into options for replacements. Amonngst other things is the size of the printer as the space it needs to be places into is rather limited
I have settled on testing the Lexmark MS510dn printer
Speaking with Lexmark and our reseller they have both said this printer is NOT compatible with AS400's unless you purchase an IPDS ROM module. This Module is the cost of the printer making a $500 printer $1000
Not that I don't believe them but on a hunch, as I was installing unit in a non AS400 environment, I had our AS400 team send a few test prints to the MS510dn
The Lexmark printer printed the test pages serveral times with no issues what soever
Some additional info
In speaking with our AS400 team, they set the system to print using an HP LaserJet4 printer driver
When I asked them to help me understand the reason this works, I have not been able to get an answer except "don't question miracles"
Their response is truly not what I was expecting but something that was more formulated technically. I mean if we settle on this non-supported printer I want to be sure that if future issues occur, I know where to look and that we understand why it stopped printing, if it does and how we can go about researching causes.
I now ned to understand why this printer was able to successfully print without the recommended IPDS module as recommended by both Lexmark and my reseller
Thanks for all input