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IBM's HPT Support for IBM System i5 (AS/400)

IBM®’s HPT (Host Print Transform) realises a direct connection System i5 (AS/400) servers and Ricoh’s Aficio™ MFPs and laser printers. This eliminates the use of costly dedicated System i5 (AS/400) server printers. The advanced paper handling options such as tray selection and switching, output bin selection and duplex are fully integrated into IBM® environments. HP and IBM®’s WCOs (Workstation Customisation Objects) for Ricoh’s Aficio™ MFPs and laser printers are included in i5/OS V5R3 and above. With the PTF (Program Temporary Fix) released from IBM®, HPT printing of Aficio™ devices is also supported with OS/400 V5R1 and V5R2.


Supported environments : IBM® System i5 (AS/400) V5R3 or above/V5R1 and V5R2 through PTF

Printer language: PCL5e/PCL5c

Supported finishing functions:

  • Input tray selection
  • Output tray selection
  • Duplex

Unsupported finishing options*:

  • Staple
  • Punch

* The unsupported functions can be enabled on Ricoh printers by using the appropriate Work Station Customisation Object (WSCST). For detailed information, please ask your local distributor.