Identifies the finishing options for this job.

GUI label

Finishing options


CUPS, InfoPrint 2000, PSF


Resettable, multi-valued

Allowed Values

You can enter any of these fixed values for printers that use the CUPS DSS:

  • the values for PSF-supported printers
  • the values for InfoPrint 2000 DSS
  • staple-2-top
  • staple-2-left
  • staple-2-right
  • staple-2-center

You can enter any of these fixed values for printers that use the InfoPrint 2000 DSS:

  • booklet-stitch-and-fold
  • booklet-stitch-fold-and-trim
  • edge-stitch-2
  • saddle-stitch
  • staple-bottom-left
  • staple-top-left

You can enter any of these fixed values for PSF-supported printers, that is printers that use the PSF DSS:

  • accordion-fold-in
  • accordion-fold-out
  • c-fold-in
  • c-fold-out
  • center-fold-out
  • edge-stitch
  • edge-stitch-2
  • edge-stitch-3
  • edge-stitch-bottom
  • edge-stitch-left
  • edge-stitch-right
  • edge-stitch-top
  • perfect-bind-left
  • perfect-bind-right
  • perfect-bind-top
  • punch-2
  • punch-3
  • punch-4
  • punch-2-bottom
  • punch-2-left
  • punch-2-right
  • punch-2-top
  • punch-3-bottom
  • punch-3-left
  • punch-3-right
  • punch-3-top
  • punch-4-bottom
  • punch-4-left
  • punch-4-right
  • punch-4-top
  • ring-bind-left
  • ring-bind-right
  • ring-bind-top
  • saddle-fold
  • saddle-stitch
  • saddle-stitch-in
  • single-gate-fold-in
  • single-gate-fold-out
  • staple-bottom-left
  • staple-bottom-right
  • staple-top-left
  • staple-top-right

Default Value

No default value

Usage Guidelines

  • edge-stitch-2, edge-stitch-3, and edge-stitch all staple one edge of the job. The difference is the number of staples: 2, 3, or the finisher default.
  • This attribute is not valid for ASCII documents.
  • The placement of staples in relation to the data depends on the image orientation and the way the paper is loaded in the printer. Letter and A4 paper are normally loaded long edge first, but are loaded short edge first when rotated. Long media sheets, like legal paper, are always loaded short edge first.
  • While the PSF DSS and the IP2000 DSS support the job-finishing values listed, the way these values are implemented by the different printers can vary. Therefore, you might need to experiment. For specific details on finishing options with printers, see your printer documentation.
  • For PSF DSS, saddle-stitch is valid only for these medium sizes, all loaded short edge first:
    • A3
    • A4 (rotated)
    • ledger
    • legal
    • letter (rotated)
  • For PSF DSS, when you specify a value for job-finishing, InfoPrint creates an inline form definition. Do not use the document attribute form-definition to specify another form definition.
  • 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 validates and schedules jobs using this attribute against the job-finishings-supported actual destination attribute.
  • InfoPrint validates and schedules jobs using this attribute against the job-finishings-supported actual destination attribute.
  • The job-finishing attribute is not applicable to UP3I devices. For information about UP3I devices, see the InfoPrint Page Printer Formatting Aid: User's Guide.