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Replacing a multiple copy, pin feed with a laser check

I am trying to replace a multiple copy, pin feed check with a laser check. I need to print the check plus three copies on different colored paper with different instructions on each copy. I created four printer files for each copy. Since the real check must use MICR print it will print on one printer and the copies will print on another printer. Is there a way to collate the three copies in the correct order to be attached to the check?
Well, to begin with, you are most likely going to have to create two different printer files, one for the MICR Laser printer, and a second for the rest of the copies. I am assuming that for the copies, the primary variance is the background information. Creating the different copies, each with similar data but different background information can be done with a variety of forms design software packages. IBM's Infoprint Designer lets you create native OS/400 overlay objects along with embedded form and printing instructions on your PC. The various objects then are uploaded to the iSeries. Most of the other packages on the market (and there are a slew of them!) pretty much do all of their work on the PC, including the merging of live data and forms.

This was first published in December 2005

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