Medium preprinted overlay for front

Specifies an AFP preprinted form overlay for the front side of a full page in each job that is assigned to the printer. A preprinted form overlay is an AFP resource that contains the predefined data for a form. Unlike medium or page overlays, preprinted form overlays are always placed on the page first so that variable data is not covered up by shading or other data.

The overlay must reside in one of the directories that the AFP resource path job or printer property specifies or in one of these directories:

  • On AIX and Linux:
    • In the /aiw/aiw1/resources directory.
    • In the /usr/lpp/psf/reslib directory.
  • On Windows:
    • In the c:\aiw\aiw1\resources directory.
    • In the \reslib directory in the PSF install path. The default install path is c:\Program Files (x86)\InfoPrint\PSF.


Up to 8 alphanumeric characters (bytes)
Case-sensitive; can include these special characters: # $ @
Not set
Database name

Usage notes:

  • You cannot change the value of this property if there is a job assigned to the printer.
  • Ricoh ProcessDirector automatically shuts down and restarts the printer when you change the default overlay.
  • The overlay named in this property is only used if no other preprinted forms overlay is named in the corresponding job property and no preprinted forms overlay is named in the form definition specified for the job.
  • The overlay named in this property is used instead of an overlay named in the Partition preprinted overlay for front property for the printer.