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Ricoh MFP print drivers

I'm having difficulting getting my Ricoh MFPs to work correctly with iPrint.
No matter which driver I use (e.g. RPCS, PCL, PS, Mini) on certain functions
work with certain drivers. As an example, when printing to a CL5000 using
the RPCS driver the password is jumbled when trying to use locked print.
However, locked print works when using the PCL driver, but when trying to
print multi-ups the PCL driver fails.

Does anyone have any experience getting Ricoh systems to operate correctly
through iPrint? Is it necessary to have the Ricoh NDPS gateway installed,
and if so how does this tie to installing printers via iPrint?

Any help would be appreciated.


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Re: Ricoh MFP print drivers


> Does anyone have any experience getting Ricoh systems to operate correctly
> through iPrint? Is it necessary to have the Ricoh NDPS gateway installed,
> and if so how does this tie to installing printers via iPrint?


I don't have any experience with the Ricoh, so all I have to offer is a few general
thoughts.

As iPrint matures, more and more functionality is being added to the Novell
gateway. Having said that, though, there's no way a general PCL gateway
can be 'perfect', especially with special print functions unique to a given
printer or brand of printers. Experimentation with the various gateways
will likely be the best teacher, and assuming the Ricoh gateway isn't ancient
the odds are that that will indeed be better than the results you've gotten so far.

iPrint is simply an alternate client (and communications protocol) to the Novell
client's NDPS or legacy printing methods. The backend for iPrint is NDPS, and
whatever gateway you choose.

So in theory, changing the printer gateways around shouldn't affect the client
side of things as the iPrint client still talks to the NDPSM module, other than by
changing how much status information you have.

John

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Re: Ricoh MFP print drivers

Please forgive my Novell ignorance, but is it possible to use multiple
gateways on a server (e.g. Ricoh for the Ricoh devices & Novell for the HP
printers)? What is the process? Or better yet, where can I go to educate
myself on the details of how printer gateways work?

Thanks again, for the helpful information!

"John Stoecker" <jstoeckerAT@SIGNkwtennPER.IODcom> wrote in message
news:9Mbkc.9782$tT3.7262@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com...
>
> > Does anyone have any experience getting Ricoh systems to operate

correctly
> > through iPrint? Is it necessary to have the Ricoh NDPS gateway

installed,
> > and if so how does this tie to installing printers via iPrint?

>
> I don't have any experience with the Ricoh, so all I have to offer is a

few general
> thoughts.
>
> As iPrint matures, more and more functionality is being added to the

Novell
> gateway. Having said that, though, there's no way a general PCL gateway
> can be 'perfect', especially with special print functions unique to a

given
> printer or brand of printers. Experimentation with the various gateways
> will likely be the best teacher, and assuming the Ricoh gateway isn't

ancient
> the odds are that that will indeed be better than the results you've

gotten so far.
>
> iPrint is simply an alternate client (and communications protocol) to the

Novell
> client's NDPS or legacy printing methods. The backend for iPrint is NDPS,

and
> whatever gateway you choose.
>
> So in theory, changing the printer gateways around shouldn't affect the

client
> side of things as the iPrint client still talks to the NDPSM module, other

than by
> changing how much status information you have.
>
> John
>
> --
> --------------------------------------------------
> Novell Product Support Forums SysOp
> --------------------------------------------------
> John's Tips & Links Page:
> http://mywebpages.comcast.net/jstoecker/novell/
>
> #include disclaim.h:
> # My opinions are not necessarily those of Novell
> # or its employees or even the other forum sysops or regulars.
> --------------------------------------------------
> posted using Xananews 1.16.3.1



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Re: Ricoh MFP print drivers

cz wrote:

> Please forgive my Novell ignorance, but is it possible to use multiple
> gateways on a server (e.g. Ricoh for the Ricoh devices & Novell for the HP
> printers)? What is the process? Or better yet, where can I go to educate
> myself on the details of how printer gateways work?
>
> Thanks again, for the helpful information!
>


Yes you can, you just can't set it up with iprint. I have one one
server a canon gateway, a hp gateway and novell gateway. If you install
the gateway software from the printer provider, you can set it up with
NWAdmin and pick any installed gateway from a dropdown list.

Don't get me started on Ricoh's.... Especially their network scanning
software.
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Re: Ricoh MFP print drivers

cz wrote:

> Please forgive my Novell ignorance, but is it possible to use multiple
> gateways on a server (e.g. Ricoh for the Ricoh devices & Novell for
> the HP printers)? What is the process? Or better yet, where can I
> go to educate myself on the details of how printer gateways work?
>
> Thanks again, for the helpful information!
>
> "John Stoecker" <jstoeckerAT@SIGNkwtennPER.IODcom> wrote in message
> news:9Mbkc.9782$tT3.7262@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com...
> >
> > > Does anyone have any experience getting Ricoh systems to operate

> correctly
> > > through iPrint? Is it necessary to have the Ricoh NDPS gateway

> installed,
> > > and if so how does this tie to installing printers via iPrint?

> >
> > I don't have any experience with the Ricoh, so all I have to offer
> > is a

> few general
> > thoughts.
> >
> > As iPrint matures, more and more functionality is being added to the

> Novell
> > gateway. Having said that, though, there's no way a general PCL
> > gateway can be 'perfect', especially with special print functions
> > unique to a

> given
> > printer or brand of printers. Experimentation with the various
> > gateways will likely be the best teacher, and assuming the Ricoh
> > gateway isn't

> ancient
> > the odds are that that will indeed be better than the results you've

> gotten so far.
> >
> > iPrint is simply an alternate client (and communications protocol)
> > to the

> Novell
> > client's NDPS or legacy printing methods. The backend for iPrint is
> > NDPS,

> and
> > whatever gateway you choose.
> >
> > So in theory, changing the printer gateways around shouldn't affect
> > the

> client
> > side of things as the iPrint client still talks to the NDPSM
> > module, other

> than by
> > changing how much status information you have.
> >
> > John
> >
> > --
> > --------------------------------------------------
> > Novell Product Support Forums SysOp
> > --------------------------------------------------
> > John's Tips & Links Page:
> > http://mywebpages.comcast.net/jstoecker/novell/
> >
> > #include disclaim.h:
> > # My opinions are not necessarily those of Novell
> > # or its employees or even the other forum sysops or regulars.
> > --------------------------------------------------
> > posted using Xananews 1.16.3.1


CZ:
I have been printing with iPrint successfully to an Aficio 27 and an
Aficio 450 Rich printer for some time, with a Novell Gateway. they do
have on quirk you need to know about, they don't use "passthrough" for
LPR. See TID 10080373 for your particular printer.

PS they are still a problematic printer, give me HP nay day. My 2
cents worth.
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