Specifies the number of media sides on which this document prints.

GUI label

Sides to print


AIX, BSD, CUPS, PSF, InfoPrint 2000


Resettable, single-valued, per-document

Allowed Values

You can enter an integer value of 1 or 2.

Default Value

No value; the printer device defaults the value
The value in the form definition

Usage Guidelines

  • InfoPrint validates and schedules jobs using this attribute against the destination attribute sides-supported.
  • This attribute is valid for ASCII documents in a job only if it is not changed between documents in the job.
  • InfoPrint uses this attribute in combination with the plex attribute. The results are:
    sides Value plex Value Output
    1 simplex Simplex
    2 simplex Duplex
    1 tumble Not valid
    2 tumble Tumble duplex
  • InfoPrint uses sides specifications in this order:
    1. The sides document attribute, unless you specify different values for this attribute for each document in a job and also specify a value for the form-definition document attribute. In that case, InfoPrint ignores the sides document attribute.
    2. The sides specification in the document or default document form definition.
    3. The sides actual destination attribute.