IBM Print Services Facility (PSF) for z/OS

Empowering enterprise production output

IBM Print Services Facility™ (PSF) for z/OS (5655-M32) is a z/OS-based print and output solution for Advanced Function Presentation™ (AFP™) page printers. It offers exceptional reliability and versatility to help you manage your production printing environment.

PSF provides an end-to-end high-quality color and black-and-white enterprise solution based on the industry standard open AFP architecture. This latest release, PSF Version 4 Release 4, provides support for: bar codes, Unicode output, Portable Network Graphics (PNG) images, and IPv6 networking.

PSF V4.4 runs on z/OS V1.11, or later, with supported levels of JES2 or JES3.


  • Provides a wide variety of data formatting capabilities, including application independent page layouts, formatting of tagged print records, and XML data formatting.
  • Provides reports on information about the resources used to print a job to assist in moving applications, documenting recovery or outsourcing.
  • Provides reports listing the characteristics of each printer, allowing a quick determination of which printers can support a particular application.
  • Offers page-level error recovery, resource management and integrated accounting.
  • Helps you more easily migrate JES printers to PSF for z/OS-driven printers.
  • Supports printing of XML data on AFP production printers.
  • Supports printing Unicode-encoded application output via the use of TrueType and OpenType fonts.
  • Supports printing of barcodes and Portable Newtork Graphics (PNG).
  • Provides an end-to-end, managed workflow for color applications that makes high-quality color and grayscale output a reality, with consistent results across a variety of devices that support this architecture.
  • Supports recent updates to the AFP industry architecture and makes these latest print standards available on z/OS, including the latest AFP IS/3 standard.
  • Enhancements to AFP bar code processing to provide more flexibility in applications that use barcodes.

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