Turning duplexing on and off for the InfoPrint 45 and InfoPrint 70

If your printer has the capability to duplex and has an option on the console to turn it on and off, you should understand the hierarchy of duplex processing options based on your selections.

The InfoPrint 45 and InfoPrint 70 can produce either simplex (single-sided) or duplex (double-sided) output. You can turn the duplex option ON or OFF at the printer console, depending upon what type of output you need. However, you can also turn duplexing on and off using the sides attribute in InfoPrint Manager. If you use InfoPrint Manager to turn duplexing on or off, the InfoPrint Manager setting will override the setting on the printer.

You can set the sides attribute on a document, default document, or an actual destination. You can also specify duplex or simplex in a form definition (formdef). If you set the attribute in a document, that setting overrides the value in the formdef. The formdef overrides the setting on the default document, which overrides the setting on the actual destination. All of these settings override the setting on the printer console.

Important: The default value of the sides attribute on all three objects (document, default document, and actual destination) is Use default. When InfoPrint Manager encounters that value, it considers the attribute "not set" and looks to the next item in the priority list to see if sides is set there. InfoPrint Manager keeps going down the list until it finds a value to use.

Some examples of this behavior include:

  • You turn duplexing OFF at the console of your InfoPrint 45. Then, you submit a job to your InfoPrint 45 through InfoPrint Manager. The job uses a formdef that requests duplex printing. The sides attributes on the document, default document, and actual destination are set to Use printer default.

    InfoPrint Manager looks at the sides attribute on the document, and considers it "not set," so it looks at the formdef. The job prints duplex.

  • You turn duplexing OFF at the console of your InfoPrint 70. Then, you use InfoPrint Submit Express to send a job with Sides set to duplex, and do not use a formdef. The sides attributes on the default document is set to Use printer default and on the actual destination is set to 1.

    InfoPrint Manager looks at the sides attribute on the document, and sees that InfoPrint Submit Express sets it to 2. InfoPrint Manager ignores all of the other values and the job prints duplex.

For additional information about the sides attribute, see the "Attributes for documents and default documents" section in the "InfoPrint object attributes" chapter of the InfoPrint Manager: Reference.