Sending Documents to an LPR Server

Complete the following steps to define destinations for printing to an LPR server. Documents routed to this destination will be sent to the specified LPR server and queue.

  1. In the Destinations tree, the destination group (folder) where you want to add destinations, right-click the destination group (folder) where you want to add destinations and click New Destination.
    This opens the Add Destination dialog box.
  2. In the Type list, select LPR.
  3. Next to Add new devices, enter the number of destinations you want to create.
    You can create a single destination or create multiple destinations and configure them simultaneously.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Configure the general settings.
    For multiple destination configuration, this is configured on the General tab.
    1. Enter the destination Name.
    2. In the Server list, click the Output Manager server where the Output Manager Output Service is located for this destination.
      The destination does not have to be on the same server as the Output Manager Output Service.
    3. Enter any Comments or Location information for the destination.
    4. Optional: To change the large destination image that displays when configuring a single destination, you can click Select Image and choose the appropriate image file (BMP, JPEG, or PNG).
      The selected image will be compressed and scaled to 96x96 pixels. Changing this image will not change the smaller image that displays or the image that displays in the source tree. To change the image back to the default, click Reset Image.
  6. Configure LPR settings.
    Configuration Method
    Single destination configuration Use the LPR settings tab.
    Multiple destination configuration Use the LPR settings (Bulk Configuration) tab.
    1. Enter a valid LPD server.
      This can be an IP address or equivalent host name of the print server where documents will be sent.
    2. Enter the Port number for this LPR server.
      The default value is 515.
    3. Enter the name of the print Queue on the LPD server.
    4. Enter the Banner Class (-C).
      This specifies the class name to be printed on the banner page. To print the banner page, the -L command must be used.
    5. Enter the Banner Job Name (-J).
      This specifies the job name to be printed on the banner page. To print the banner page, the -L command must be used.
    6. Enter the Banner User (-L).
      This causes the banner page to be printed. The user name can be omitted. The banner class (-C) and banner job name (-J) commands must precede this command in the control file to be effective.
    7. Enter the Mail User (-M).
      This sends mail to the specified mailbox (example, mailbox@hostname) upon completion of the print job.
    8. Enter the User (-P).
      This specifies the user identification of the entity requesting the printing job. This must be included in the control file.
    9. Enter the Title (-T).
      This provides a title for a file that is to be printed with the "p" command code. It is ignored by all other printing commands.
    10. Select the LPR Print command.
      The default selection is Plain text (-Of).
    11. Use the Control file first check box to determine if you want to send the control file before the data files.
      Once the control file has been received, the data files can be printed as they arrive. This is the default configuration.
    12. Select Send copies as separate transmissions to send documents to the destination multiple times (based on the copy count property of the document).
      Note:

      When printing a duplex document, select this option if you want each document to print on its own sheets of paper. If not selected, a duplexed document that has odd number of pages will have its second copy’s first page print on the back of the first copy’s last page. When a printer is configured to use a separator page, select this option to allow the separator page to be inserted by the printer. If not selected, only the first copy would have a separator page. A separator page would not appear between each of the copies.

    You can configure a default value and a dynamic override value for most options. Default values are used to manage the documents as they are being sent to the destination. You can choose to dynamically override the default values using document properties and functions. To insert document properties, right-click in the dynamic box and select Insert Document Property. A menu containing all of the available properties displays. You can select a property from the list or type the property name. If a property is selected and it contains a value, that value is processed instead of the default value. To insert functions, right-click in the dynamic box, select Insert Function, and choose the appropriate function. Review the Using Output Manager Functions help topic for information on configuring functions.

  7. Configure options on the More settings tab.
    Configuration Method
    Single destination configuration Use the More settings tab.
    Multiple destination configuration Use the More settings (Bulk Configuration) tab.
    1. Select the printing cost per page for black and white and color documents.
    2. Select the appropriate Printer family.
      Printer families are used to configure commands for print languages and map them to destinations based on their capabilities. You can select an existing printer family in the list or create one in the Printer Family Profile dialog box. To create a printer family during single destination configuration, click New. To create during multiple destination configuration, click the Browse button.
    3. Optional: If you select a Printer family, you can configure Destination specific capabilities.
      These options determine which print preferences/document properties are supported by the destination. To configure destination specific capabilities, click Configure to open the Destination Capabilities dialog box. All of the document properties available to this destination are listed and grouped into categories. Expand the appropriate category by clicking the arrow next to the category name. Select the check boxes for properties you want to be available for configuration throughout Output Manager. Clear the check boxes for properties you do not want to be available. If a property is configured by selecting from a list of options, those options will display beneath the property. Select and clear the check boxes to determine the choices that will be available when those properties are configured. Repeat this step until all properties are configured, and then click OK.
    4. Select the appropriate Output process. You can select an existing process in the list or create one using the Process Designer.
      • To create a process during single destination configuration, click New.
      • To create during multiple destination configuration, click the Browse button.
      Output processes can be created to impact documents as they are being sent to a destination. The processes contain a set of actions which could be used for search and replace, setting finishing options, editing PJL commands, inserting overlays, and so on.
    5. Determine if you want to override the output process assigned to the document and use the selected destination output process.
    6. Select the appropriate Failover profile. You can select an existing profile in the list or create one in the Failover Profile dialog box.
      • To create a profile during single destination configuration, click New.
      • To create during multiple destination configuration, click the Browse button.
      Failover profiles specify what should happen to documents when they are sent to inaccessible destinations (they are not able to receive documents).
    7. Determine if you want to override the failover profile assigned to the document and use the selected destination failover profile.
  8. On the Error handling tab, configure the error handling options.
    Configuration Method
    Single destination configuration Use the Error Handling tab.
    Multiple destination configuration Use the Error Handling (Bulk Configuration) tab.
    1. Select the appropriate Error handling profile. You can select an existing profile in the list, or create one in the Error Handling Profile dialog box. To create a profile during single destination configuration, click New. To create during multiple destination configuration, click the Browse button.
      Error handling profiles specify what should happen to destinations when an error is detected via SNMP or during transmission of a document.
    2. Choose the Default failover destination.
      This specifies what should happen to documents when they are sent to inaccessible destinations (they are not able to receive documents). You can choose to route the documents to a parent group or a specific destination or group. The parent group where the destination currently resides is selected by default.
  9. Click OK.