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Introduction

Printer Vendor Program (PVP) allows printer manufacturers to develop and provide their own device types. Manufacturers can join the PVP and get a Gold or Silver level "membership".
For example, development issues about printers can be now addressed to SAP support if the manufacturer is a Gold member.

  • A wizard has been added in SPAD transaction to help creating output devices
  • A new tab "Print options" has been added in output device maintenance, containing all printer model features (trays, etc.)
  • A button "Special options" has been added in the Printer and options selection dialog
  • The vendor may provide drivers for previously unsupported page description languages or PDLs (via an ABAP class)

Availability

Note 1097563 - Device Drivers for SAP explains when PVP becomes available:

  • 6.20 SP 64 (+ required corrections), kernel SP 222
  • 6.40 SP 22 (+ required corrections), kernel SP 222
  • 7.0 SP 14 (+ required corrections), kernel SP 148
  • 7.01, 7.11 and higher: PVP is supported since the beginning
  • Note: 7.10 does not support PVP on 6/24/2010

Documentation

  • SDN document: SAP Printer Vendor Program intro: explains what are gold and silver partners (so that to know whom to contact for support, SAP or vendor). It also contains wizard screen captures which indicate what has changed.
  • SDN document: SAP Printer Vendor Program (abstract): a very short document of 2 pages which explain what is PVP
  • Note 1036961 - Device type selection wizard in transaction SPAD: this note contains 4 files:
    • tspopi-yyyymmdd.zip containing tspopi-yyyymmdd.xml (list of manufacturers, list of printer models, device types, etc.) which you upload into SAP via output device maintenance, click wizard button and upload button (see operation guide attached)
    • Detailed PDF operation guide document attached
    • Document with list of Printer model/device type and where you can get the device type (standard, PVP, note)

Participants

Manufacturer

Printer Vendor Wizard Note ((star) gold level PVP member, (blue star) silver level PVP member, as of 20/Feb/2019)

Additional info

Avery Dennison(blue star)  
BiXOLON

(blue star)  2666963

 

Brother

(star) 1135040

2749209 (for label printers)

 

Cab

(blue star) 1349463

 

Canon

(star) 1135052 & 2643359

 

Carl Valentin(blue star) 1982755 
Citizen Systems(blue star) 2197527 

Dell

(star) 1135033

 

Epson

(star) 1135053

 

Fuji Xerox

(star) 1135054

 

Honeywell

(Datamax-O'Neil and Intermec is acquired)

Datamax-O'Neil

Intermec

 (blue star)

 

 

1898463

1760619

 

HP

(Samsung printer business is acquired)

(star) 1135055

(star) 1135104

  • Note 772999 - Private printing on HP LaserJet printers: it also explains indirectly how to start the PJL mode for HP printers and how to return to PCL
  • HP Printing Korea Co., Ltd (earlier called as S-Printing Solution Co., Ltd. which is Samsung Printing Business unit, part of HP)

Konica Minolta

(star) 1135038

 

Kyocera

(star) 1135057

 

Lexmark

(star) 1135058

 

Muratec

(blue star) 1174860

 

NEC

(blue star) 1737315

 

Oki/Okidata

(star) 1258625

 

Printronix

(blue star) 1135107

 

Ricoh

Gestetner

Lanier

SAVIN

NRG

Infotec

(star) 1135039

1266102

1266113

1266114

1266115

1266117

 

SATO

(blue star) 1135106

Sharp

(star) 1135036

 

Toshiba (Tec)

(star) 1135105

 

TSC

Printronix AutoID (acquired by TSC)

(blue star) 1540910

2370835

 

Xerox

(star) 1447606

 

Zebra(blue star)1173046 

Note

 

The device types developed under SAP Printer Vendor program by printer manufacturers are self-tested by themselves based on SAP provided test procedures. The developed device types are NOT automatically considered as certified by SAP. 

 

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3 Comments

  1. Guest

    Hi,

     In June 2009, Canon was announced as a Gold level member of the Printer Vendor Program.

    This has  provided access to features such as stapling, booklet with

    saddle-stitch (where supported by the device), barcode support and so on.

    Does anyone know whether secure print is a supported feature ?

    Kind regards,

    Mark

    1. Former Member

      Hello Mark

      Sorry for the late response. (smile) 

      Yes, on Canon devices ith secure print option, the secure print functionalty is avaible and usable with SAP printjobs. You can use the mailbox printing too.

      Just contact me, to show you, how it works and how you can integrate it in your environment.

      There are some restrictions on it, but you can use it for SAP Script based documents without restrictions.

      Greetings

      Philip Cipusev from Canon (Schweiz) AG

  2. Former Member

    See answer to Mark above.