System Administration Guide: Printing

Mounting Forms

To print a form, you must load the paper in the printer and use a command to mount the form. This command notifies the LP print service that print requests submitted to the printer are to be printed using the form definition.

If you use one printer for different types of printing, including forms, you should do the following:

When you mount a form, ensure that it is aligned properly. If an alignment pattern has been defined for the form, you can request that the pattern print repeatedly after you have mounted the form. Let the pattern print repeatedly until you have adjusted the printer so the alignment is correct.

When you want to change or discontinue using a form on a printer, you must notify the LP print service by unmounting the form.