For jobs that are printed on Passthrough printers, the value of the Duplex property is not automatically sent with the job. The command defined to send the job to the Passthrough printer or the duplex setting on your printer determines whether the job prints one-sided or two-sided. However, the value of the Duplex property is used by the CountPages step for PDF jobs when calculating the page and sheet count for the job.
- Not set (default)
- No duplex mode is assigned.
- Duplexed printing is not active. The job prints on a single side of the paper. This is also referred to as simplexed printing.
- Normal duplexed printing is active. The job prints on both sides of the paper, with the long side of the paper as the bound edge. This is the orientation that most books use.
- Tumble-duplexed printing is active. The job prints on both sides of the paper, with the short edge of the paper as the bound edge. The bottom of the front side of the sheet is the top of the back side of the sheet.
- Database name
- For AFP jobs, if the value for the Duplex property differs from the duplex mode that the form definition for the job specifies, the Duplex property value is used. For example, if the form definition specifies tumble-duplexed printing and the Duplex property is No, the No value is used and the job prints on a single side of the paper (simplex). If the Duplex property is Not set, the value in the form definition for the job is used.
- For PDF jobs submitted with a JDF job ticket, if the value of the Duplex property differs from the JDF setting, the JDF setting is used. For example, if the JDF specifies duplexed printing and the Duplex property is No, the JDF value is used and the job prints on both sides of the paper.
- The OptimizeJDF step can change the Duplex property based on number of Sides page exceptions in the JDF. For example, some JDF job tickets have a Sides setting on every page even if only one sheet in the entire job is simplex. When the step processes those JDF files, it makes groups of the series of pages with the same Sides value. Then it counts which Sides setting has the most groups and sets that Sides value at the job level and only inserts page exceptions for the pages that have a different Sides value. JDF job tickets with fewer page exceptions are processed faster by steps in Ricoh ProcessDirector.
- This property is ignored when printing on PCLOut printers.