System Administration Guide
Chapter 4, Managing printers and print jobs

Mounting and unmounting forms

Mounting and unmounting forms

Before the print service prints files that require a preprinted form, you must mount the form on a printer. 

If you have set up alerting for the form, the print service alerts you when enough print requests are queued for it to be mounted. See ``Alerting to mount forms and font cartridges''.

When you mount a form, you should verify that it is lined up properly. If you specified an alignment pattern with the form, you can request that this be printed repeatedly until you have adjusted the printer so that the alignment pattern looks correct. See ``Creating and using printer forms''.

Mounting a form involves first loading the form onto the printer and then telling the print service that it is ready to mount. Because it is difficult to do this on a printer that is currently printing and because the print service continues to print files not needing the form on the printer, you should disable the printer first.

To mount the form:

  1. Disable the printer.

  2. Load the new form onto the printer.

  3. In the Printer Manager, select the printer on which you want to mount the form from the list. 

  4. Select Advanced from the Settings menu, select Forms, then select Mount.

  5. Select the form to mount from the list, then click on OK.

  6. Reenable the printer.

To unmount a form, in the Printer Manager, select the printer on which the form is mounted. Select Advanced from the Settings menu, select Forms, then select Mount. Select ``none'' from the ``Mounted forms'' list.


NOTE: Unless a form is mounted on a particular printer, the print service does not send files that require a form to that printer.