Defining media objects

Media objects represent the paper, forms, or envelopes that jobs are printed on. Ricoh ProcessDirector uses them to schedule jobs to printers.

Ricoh ProcessDirector has two types of media object:

  • System media

    Represents the media that is specified for jobs and that can be used for all printers.

  • Printer media

    Represents the media that is used with a specific printer.

System media and printer media might have different names for the same physical media. If the media names are different, you can create a media mapping to indicate that they represent the same physical media. For most printer types, you set the Media to use property to specify which media names to send to that printer with jobs.

Ricoh ProcessDirector can create media objects automatically if your printer can detect media information. Ricoh ProcessDirector also provides several system media objects. You can make modifications to the properties of any of these media objects and use them in the installation. You can also copy them to create new media objects.