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Basic Page-Printing Concepts

The printer expands your printing ability to include new functions, such as in-house publishing, image printing, and electronic forms creation. These special uses are made possible by IBM Advanced Function Presentation (AFP) licensed programs1. The AFP programs let you put text, image, graphics, and bar codes at any defined point on a page. This ability is called all-points addressability.

Some printers print a single line as a unit. This process is known as line printing. The printer and AFP create and print an entire page as a unit. This approach, known as page printing, increases your flexibility in designing pages.

A licensed program is any separately-priced program that has an IBM copyright and is offered to customers under the terms and conditions of the Agreement for IBM Licensed Programs.