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IBM 5250 Printer Panel

Reflection 5250 printer sessions emulate IBM 3812 printers. Data sent from the host to the printer session is passed on to the local printer.

The following items appear on the 5250 printer panel.

Printer Control


Click Hold to stop sending data to the printer. The wordHold appears in the Status box and the Hold button becomes the Enable button. While the printer is on hold, the Reset and Flush buttons become available. To cancel a hold, click Enable.


Send a Cancel Print message to the host.

Cancelled is displayed in the Status box.


Clear an error or cancel a condition.

After a reset, printing continues (any hold is terminated and the status message becomes Printing.)


Force any pending printer output to the printer. If you're printing to a file, this action forces data to the file, and then closes the file.

Forms Control

Form feed

Advance the paper in the printer to the top of the next page. This button is available only when the printer is on hold.

Line feed

Advance the paper in the printer one line. This button is available only when the printer is on hold.

Additional Items


Displays printer status messages.

Test page

Print a test page. If you are connected, click Hold first. If no errors are detected, the printer goes back online automatically after the test.


Open the Printer Session Setup dialog box, from which you can configure host-related printing options.


Display information about your current printer configuration and font selection.

Related Topics

Status Messages (5250 Printer Sessions)

Configure Printer Session Settings

Printing from IBM Sessions