February 2008 Monthly Meeting

February 19, 2008


 Introduction to the IBM AFP
( Advanced Function Printing )
Bob Ross
Laser Software Technologies

This program will provide an introduction to the AFP printing architecture that is integrated in the iSeries.


 It will include:

  1.  Introduction
  2.  Overview of AFP
  3.  Review of Traditional Printing Concepts
  4.  Explanation of AFP Concepts
  5.  AFP Resources
  6.  AFP Resources Invocation in OS/400
  7.  AFP Data Formatting
  8.  AFP Structured Fields
  9.  Additional AFP Information & Documentation
10.  Conclusion and Q&A



Bob Ross is the President of Laser Software Technologies in Des Moines, Iowa.  He has devoted his entire career to IT endeavors.  Bob has spent over 25 years in the field, including 8 years as a Software & Systems Engineer with IBM Printing Systems.

During that time he was highly involved with enhancing and performing complex implementations of the FP Architecture.  Today, he is President and Chief Engineer of Laser Software Technologies Inc., which provides a full range of AFP support and outsourcing.  LST's staff collectively offers over 150 years of expericence in the IT printing business.