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ricoh 6000 printers using vms7.3-2 and dcps

 
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ricoh 6000 printers using vms7.3-2 and dcps

un 23, 2010 18:44:32 GMT
We are currently running vms 7.3-2 and have 3 ricoh 6000 printers that the users would like to be able to print to. So far, I can connect to the printer, but it times out without responding. I have not having any problems using a 4000 MP printer. So far I don't see where its documented as a printer that runs with dcps. Any suggestions on how I can get these printers to work. We are running DCPS DCPS_ECO3 V2.6
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Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: ricoh 6000 printers using vms7.3-2 and dcps

Is that the one whose product lit says things
like this?:

[...]
RPCS/PCL5c/6 are standard and fully
compatible with all majorPC applications

Optional Adobe® PostScript 3
[...]

Does DCPS_ECO3 V2.6 do RPCS or PCL? It
probably can do PostScript. Do your printers
have the PostScript option?


http://www.ricoh-usa.com/products/product_features.asp?pCategoryId=8&pCatName=&tsn=Ricoh-USA&pSubCategoryId=4&pSubCatName=General%20Office&pProductId=1043&pProductName=Aficio%20MP%20C6000
Jeffrey Goodwin
Frequent Advisor

Re: ricoh 6000 printers using vms7.3-2 and dcps

I checked a c.o.v. message posted last fall concerning a Ricoh 6000 MP. Following was my suggestion then, (and now).

-Jeff


We have many Ricoh's using DCPS, but not that model.

Some things to check:

- Make sure PostScript mode is set to TBCP (Set through web interface)
- Make sure bidirectional communication is turned on (Set through telneting
to printer and doing a msh> diprint bidirect on)


Paul Anderson_7
Frequent Advisor

Re: ricoh 6000 printers using vms7.3-2 and dcps

DCPS can print PCL files, as well as other formats, but requires a printer that has a PostScript interpreter.

If the Ricoh 6000 printer does not have the PostScript option installed, you can't use DCPS to print to it.

Paul
Shriniketan Bhagwat
Trusted Contributor

Re: ricoh 6000 printers using vms7.3-2 and dcps

Hi

Welcome to ITRC. Ricoh Aficio MPC6000 printer supports PCL5c, PCL6, RPCS and PostScript. Refer the below link for more details,

http://www.ricoh-photocopiers.co.uk/Colour_Copiers/Ricoh_Aficio_MPC6000_Colour_Photocopier.htm

Below link contains links to FAQ and other important links on Ricoh Aficio MP 6000 printer.

http://www.openprinting.org/printer/Ricoh/Ricoh-Aficio_MP_6000

Hope this helps.

Regards,
Ketan
P Muralidhar Kini
Honored Contributor

Re: ricoh 6000 printers using vms7.3-2 and dcps

Hi,

The below threads discuss about the ricoh printers.
* Ricoh Printers?
http://forums13.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=864880&admit=109447627+1277352944736+28353475

* telnet printing to HP printers?
http://h71000.www7.hp.com/wizard/wiz_0867.html

* Richo MPC3500 Color Printers
http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?admit=109447626+1276978847381+28353475&threadId=1096240

Hope this helps.

Regards,
Murali
Let There Be Rock - AC/DC
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: ricoh 6000 printers using vms7.3-2 and dcps

Murali:

> http://forums13.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?
threadId=864880&admit=109447627+1277352944736+28353475

When posting Forum links like these, you can
edit out the personal and transient parts.
For example:

http://forums.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=864880

No one needs the "admit=xxx+yyy+zzz" part,
and you never know which "forumsXX" host
you'll get.
P Muralidhar Kini
Honored Contributor

Re: ricoh 6000 printers using vms7.3-2 and dcps

Steven,

>> you can edit out the personal and transient parts.
Thats a good point.
Will do that going forward.

Regards,
Murali
Let There Be Rock - AC/DC
RohitPrasad
Occasional Visitor

Re: ricoh 6000 printers using vms7.3-2 and dcps

Hi,

>> We are running DCPS DCPS_ECO3 V2.6

DCPS V2.7 is the latest supported version, you can consider upgrading to this version.

Support for Ricoh 6000 Aficio MP is not added to DCPS. But DCPS should print do basic printing, if the printer has postscript support. If the problem is observed using DCPS TCP print queue, could you use DCPS LPD print queue.

Regards,
Rohit

dcps software ricoh 600
Occasional Visitor

Re: ricoh 6000 printers using vms7.3-2 and dcps

Thanks everyone.

I did set this up using lpd.

I will check about getting the upgrade downloaded.

I will have the printer team check on both the postscript component and the other settings on the printer itself.
P Muralidhar Kini
Honored Contributor

Re: ricoh 6000 printers using vms7.3-2 and dcps

Hi,

>> Thanks everyone.
Refer the following link which says how you can thank the forum -
http://forums13.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/helptips.do?#28

Regards,
Murali
Let There Be Rock - AC/DC
Hoff
Honored Contributor

Re: ricoh 6000 printers using vms7.3-2 and dcps

If you go outside what's listed in the DCPS SPD, you're going to use a legacy Unix printing path, or you'd better make sure you have a Postscript printer and some time to test and the budget to "be wrong" about whether the printer will actually work (or not) via the DCPS unrecognized-printer mechanisms, or even via lpr/lpd or other ASCII-based printing.

DCPS will not work with the Ricoh Aficio MP 6000 series printer.

This is not a Postscript printer.

What text Ketan was looking at is unclear, but following a few links around at the Ricoh site will find a requirement for an add-on OS-specific driver to get Postscript or Postscript emulation to work. Some research indicates this is not hardware or firmware installed into the printer but packaged as a driver for specific operating systems, which generally means the Postscript is host-based, which generally means "no VMS compatibility".

HP DCPS and other HP VMS software also lack support for HP PCL, which means you're limited to a queue relayed through a box with support for the printer, or ASCII-based printing using lpd or analogous paths.

You might get IPP with a third-party IP stack, but not AFAIK with TCP/IP Services stack.

Many low-cost and non-departmental printers now or will use host-rendering schemes, as are a few of the mid- and upper-end printers. HP has various similar printers here; where the host performs conversions and rendering in what printer vendors call a "driver". These printers will generally not work with VMS, nor with various flavors of Unix, HP-UX, Solaris or Linux.