Printing Master AWB’s & House AWB’s to Dot Matrix Printer Documents designed to be printed to Dot Matrix Printers are 1. Neutral MAWB 2. Carrier MAWB 3. Neutral HAWB If either the Master AWB or the House AWB prints correctly then the other should also print correctly. There is no need to test both of them separately if the same physical printer is being selected and they are being printed on the same paper. Note: The Laser HAWB and Laser MAWB are not for Dot Matrix Printers. They are designed to be printed on Laser Printers only Selecting Paper Type ediEnterprise supports 4 types of paper for printing of AWB’s 1. IATA Paper (Neutral and Carrier) 2. Old IATA Paper 3. Traxon Paper 4. Letter Identify the paper stock that you have in the following way: 1. By a logo printed on the paper. IATA logo is usually printed on the left side towards the bottom of the paper and Traxon logo is printed on the bottom centre of the paper. 2. The location of the Gutter (there is not always a 1 inch tear-off, sometimes there is only a 1 inch gap). IATA type paper has a gutter at the top of the first page and at the bottom of the second page. Traxon type paper has a gutter in the same place between every page. (Image 1) Image 1 ediEnterprise can be configured to use one of these paper types (IATA Paper is the default) as follows; From the main screen in Enterprise, go to Config > System > Registry. In the left-hand pane, go to Freight > AWB > MAWB > DotMatrix or Freight > AWB > MAWB > DotMatrix. In the centre pane, expand Companies and choose the company you want to configure. In the right-hand pane, tick Override Default, and choose the appropriate paper type from the drop-down list. Save and close this screen. (Image 2) Image 2 Note: Ensure that both MAWB and HAWB Paper Types are set up correctly. Note: ediEnterprise does not support printing to any other type of AWB paper. Including any pre-printed HAWB paper. Setting up the printer driver Note: The following steps MUST be performed on each PC on which the Print Batch Processor is running. Firstly you need to ensure that you are on the machine that is running the Print Batch Processor. On Windows go to Start > Printers and Faxes > find the Dot Matrix printer that will be used for the printing of the AWB document > Right Click > Properties (Image 3) Image 3 Ensure that the printer has the correct printer driver. Ensure that the driver is NOT a generic text driver. Driver information can be viewed on the ‘Advanced’ tab. (Image 4) Image 4 On the General tab, click Printing Preferences (Image 5), find the paper size setting and ensure this is set to ‘Letter’ (Image 6) Image 5 Image 6 On the Advanced tab, click Printing Defaults (Image 7), find the paper size setting and ensure this is set to ‘Letter’ Image 7 Setting up the printer queue in ediEnterprise Next go into ediEnterprise and go to Config > System > Print Queues > Double click on the Dot Matrix Printer (Image 8). Image 8 Set the Dot Matrix Language to the correct setting depending on the emulation of the printer: ESP – Epson, IBM – IBM Pro Printer, OML – OKI Microline. If there is a doubt as to the emulation of the printer, then ESP should be selected 1st. On the physical printer itself, ensure the left hand tractor feed is as far over to the left as it can possibly go. Image 9 is an example of what the printout may look like if this was not done. Image 9 You will have to manually line up the very 1st copy so that the printing will start on the correct line at the top of the page. This should be where the AWB number will appear (Image 10). This is a manual process and should not be controlled by the software. Image 10 Print an AWB After printing the AWB, ensure that there is exactly 11 inches between the top of the first Master Air Waybill number and the top of the second Master Air Waybill number as indicated in Image 11. Image 11 Note: If the length as indicated in image 9 is not exactly 11 inches, there are 2 possible problems; 1. The printer driver is not correct for the printer. You must ensure that you install the correct printer driver for the printer. This can be confirmed by printing the following document. And following instructions in the document. Test Is Printer Driver Correct 2. The paper size has not been configured correctly on the printer driver. (see above for details on how to set the paper size on the printer driver) Once all the above steps have been completed and confirmed, then the printing of the document should be adjusted by changing the vertical scale and horizontal scale on the printer queue in ediEnterprise. The examples below (Image 12 and Image 13)suggest how the scaling needs to be adjusted. Image 12 Image 13 Note: The ‘Scale’ should never be changed from 100% and the ‘Top Margin’ should never be changed either. Adjust the Horizontal or Vertical scale accordingly until it fits. Increasing the different scales will stretch the text out (horizontally or vertically), Decreasing the different scales will shrink the text. Setting the scale is something that will just be trial and error until you get it right. Typical settings for; o Vertical scale = 100 - 114% o Horizontal scale = 95 - 105% Your scale should not be substantially outside these ranges. In some instances you may need to also change the ‘Left Hand Margin’ but this should be the last change you would need to make. Note: this should never be more than 1700. Typical settings for; o Left Margin = 0 - 1700 Note: The left margin should only ever be done if the tractor feed cannot be moved further to the left.