AFP (Advanced Function Presentation) is a portable document format defined by IBM that is generated on IBM computers (e.g. I-Series). It could be compared to Adobe’s PDF format. Similar to PDF, AFP data is not print data per se, but must first be converted into print data. In order to be printed, AFP files have to be converted into IPDS print data. For the BENS Server there is an AFP/IPDS plugin, with which these files can be printed via the LPR protocol.