output-format

Used to specify how pages should be imposed on a sheet of paper.

GUI label

Layout format

DSS

CUPS, Email, InfoPrint 2000, PSF

Type

Resettable, single-valued, per-job

Allowed Values

For Email, InfoPrint 2000, and PSF you can specify one of these fixed values:

  • side-by-side-copies
  • simple-n-up
  • booklet-print
  • booklet-print-with-integrated-cover
  • slit-and-merge

For CUPS you can specify one of these fixed values:

  • booklet-print

Default Value

No default value

Usage Guidelines

  • For Email, InfoPrint 2000, and PSF
    • If the output-format attribute is specified for a certain document, do not mix this document with any other documents.
    • side-by-side-copies and simple-n-up both print as many pages on one sheet as the number-up value allows.
      • side-by-side-copies prints multiple copies of one page on the sheet.
      • simple-n-up prints multiple pages on the sheet in numerical order.
    • booklet-print and booklet-print-with-integrated-cover arrange pages like this:
      Page 2
      backed by
      Page 1
      Page n-1
      backed by
      Page n
      so that when the sheet is folded in half and collated with the rest of the booklet, the pages appear in sequence.

      To print a booklet with a pre-printed cover, specify insert as the document format of the first document in the job. The first document in the job must contain at least one page, but no more than four pages.

      Note: When the InfoPrint server adds blank pages to the job to make it a multiple of four withbooklet-print-with-integrated-cover, InfoPrint adds the blank pages inside of the back cover.

      For PSF, to saddle-stitch the booklet, specify a value of saddle-stitch for the job-finishing job attribute.

      For InfoPrint 2000, specify job-finishing=booklet-stitch-and-fold or booklet-stitch-fold-and-trim to send the booklet to the bookletmaker finishing device.

      booklet-print does not require a value for number-up.

    • For booklet-print-with-integrated-cover, any blank page that needs to be added to get a multiple of four will be placed before the last two pages of the job.
    • slit-and-merge arranges pages like this:
      Page 1
      backed by
      Page 2
      Page 3
      backed by
      Page 4
      so that when the sheet is cut in half and the left half is stacked on top of the right half, the pages appear in sequence.

      slit-and-merge does not require a value for number-up.

    • You can specify one-sided or two-sided printing and simplex or tumble with any of these formats except booklet-print.
    • This attribute is not valid for ASCII or KGL documents, or any combination of these documents.
    • If you specify a value for the document form-definition attribute, InfoPrint ignores the output-format attribute and uses the value in the form definition.
    • InfoPrint validates and schedules jobs using this attribute against the destination attribute output-format-supported.
    • Do not use booklet-print or booklet-print-with-integrated-cover with a job ticket. The other output formats listed with output-format should be used with caution with job tickets, because the other output formats apply to signatures and not individual pages.
    • The value specified with the output-format attribute is the starting output format; values specified with the explicit-page-placement attribute can change the output-format.
  • For CUPS
    • InfoPrint Manager maps the value to the corresponding driver option set in the printer model configuration file. For more information, see "Mapping Attributes and Values to PPD Options" in the InfoPrint Manager for Linux: Getting Started.
    • InfoPrint Manager does not support specifying a n-up layout with the booklet-print value.
    • InfoPrint Manager does not transform the data, it passes the corresponding driver option to the underlying printing system.