Printer Server Software Management with RPM

Fri, 02/02/2024 - 14:34 By Dave Brooks

I was doing some site maintenance the other day and realized we have a lot of "how-to" articles for our virtual printer product RPM Remote Print ManagerĀ® ("RPM").

Setup and printing

How to send print jobs to RPM

Sending print jobs to RPM is straightforward once you understand a few rules.

How to manage RPM print queues

This guide gives you everything you need to know to manage your queues. The material is complete and extensive, and even if you have been using RPM for a while, it's worth reviewing.

How to determine the format of your print job 

Here we note some tools and rules we use to help customers or to do our research.

Top tasks: Creating PDFs

When I first saw Adobe demonstrating PDF in the nineties, I was impressed with its cross-platform capabilities, but I never guessed it would dominate the landscape as it does now. So naturally, RPM has several paths for creating PDFs from your print jobs.

Top tasks: Triplicate Printing

We frequently hear from customers who need to print the same job from multiple trays, so we have discussed in this article several options for that, depending on your exact needs.

How to get multiple copies while printing to multiple trays

For some applications, you need extra copies for specific pages. This article shows you how.

Top tasks: Watermarks

Watermarking is the process where you add one or more images to a printed page. RPM supports adding watermarks to PDFs (docs we create for you, or docs you provide us), and RPM can also add watermarks to text print.

How to print to multiple printers 

We specifically developed RPM with the plan to print to multiple printers.

How to save a print job to a file without printing it 

RPM's Archive action makes it easier than you would think.

How to print to a shared printer or save to a shared folder 

Here is where you learn how to use Windows login credentials in RPM

How to automate printing a PDF document 

If you have a PDF viewer, you might be able to use it in RPM to print PDFs

Command-line print PDF files to a Windows printer 

Another approach to sending PDF files to a Windows printer from RPM

How to prevent queue names from appearing in RPM 

Network probes can create a mess, and sometimes you don't want to give out the privilege to auto-create queues.

How to configure my firewall 

What is involved in enabling RPM to receive from my server outside the firewall?

How to control font and page format 

How RPM works with TrueType fonts and tips to fit your text on the page

How to get the text print settings you expect 

More tips on getting the closest font size

How to print ASA from a mainframe to PDF 

Convert ASA files to PDF and print to a printer as well

How to print labels from the AS/400 

It takes some specific settings on the AS/400

Page range printing with RPM

You set up RPM to print page ranges logically, based on patterns for start and end, rather than numerically using specific page numbers.


How to license the RPM software 

The ins and outs; part of the License FAQ

How to migrate RPM to a new server 

Migrating RPM includes licensing, of course, but covers much more.