Version 2.3-7
December 2016

Version 2.3-7 of the PrintKit software is a maintenance update to version 2.3. It provides essentially the same feature set, but fixes several problems encountered in the version 2.3 software.

Version 2.3, a major release of the PrintKit software, provided new functionality and substantial recoding to enhance reliability. Key features include: support for Integrity servers; staple, punch, and folding controls; simplified queue configuration; listing data type with graybars, line numbers; separator page media selection.

Documentation downloads

The Quick Start document includes instructions on handling the downloadable kit, plus instructions for installing and configuring the software (it's a copy of the Quick Start chapter of the PrintKit User Manual). It is also included in the installation kit downloads.

The Release Notes provide a general description of the changes in the software release.

Quick Start text, 13.0 kb
User Manual PDF, 742 kbPostScript, 3.78 mb
Release Notes PDF, 83.2 kbPostScript, 781 kbtext, 29.4 kb
License PAK update

To download the kit and use the PrintKit 2.3 software, you will need an LMF License PAK that specifies the 2.3 version. If you're upgrading from a version of the PrintKit software prior to 2.3, please contact us for an update to your existing License PAK. The update is free to customers with a current PrintKit support subscription.

Installation kit downloads

The downloadable installation kit is a single self-extracting archive. Once you've transferred this file to your OpenVMS system, you run the file to unpack the individual components of the distribution, which consist of VMSINSTAL savesets and the Quick Start document.

The downloadable kit is a binary file. Be sure to keep this in mind if you need to transfer it between systems. (For instance, use TYPE IMAGE with FTP.) It should appear on your OpenVMS system with fixed-length 512-byte records.

Separate versions of the kit are provided for each of the OpenVMS hardware architectures. Each version contains a full kit – once unpacked, it can be installed on any of the hardware architectures – but each architecture requires its matching version of the self-extract code.

PRINTKIT 2.3-7 alpha, 8.54 mbia64, 8.63 mbvax, 8.50 mb
Model supplement downloads

The PrintKit software distribution kit includes definitions for all printer models that were validated for use with the software at the time it was released. However, it does not include any preliminary definitions, nor does it include more recent validated definitions

Printer Model Supplement kits provide updates to the printer definitions used by the PrintKit software. These supplement kits are updated more frequently than the software itself, and installing a supplement updates the printer definitions without changing the PrintKit software.

To find a definition for a particular printer, check the supported printers page. (Click on a printer model name to see which distribution and supplement kits contain its definition.)

The following supplements update the model definitions included in this PrintKit software distribution kit.

PrintKit Printer Model Definition Supplement 2.3-08, January 2017

Adds new definitions for HP, Ricoh and Xerox printers and multi-function devices. Corrects problems with several Xerox definitions. Includes definitions for over two hundred devices from Canon, Fuji Xerox, HP, IBM, Konica Minolta, Kyocera Mita, Lexmark, Océ, Ricoh, Sharp, Toshiba, Xerox and others.

PKMODELS 2.3-08 alpha, 7.36 mbia64, 7.46 mbvax, 7.32 mb
Model definitions included in kit

This kit supplies definitions for the following printer models. For each model, version numbers indicate the revision of the preliminary Supplement Kit which introduced the definition, and any revisions which changed it.