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PostScript Printer Standard Features

The PostScript printer standard features are the common ones that are provided by most PostScript printers.

The standard features are identified by predefined names that the PPD language recognizes, and the following table shows the mappings between the feature names and the standard keyword used in the PPD files.

Feature nameDefault Print Schema feature keywordDescriptionComments

Collate

  • true

  • false

DocumentCollate

Page collation

  • Collated

  • Uncollated

Optional

If not specified, collation is not supported.

JCLResolutionPageResolutionPage resolutionAt least one kind of Resolution feature (JCLResolution or Resolution) is required. At least one option must be specified.

Duplex

  • DuplexTumble

  • DuplexNoTumble

  • Any other option

JobDuplexAllDocumentsContiguously

Two-sided printing

  • TwoSidedShortEdge

  • TwoSidedLongEdge

  • OneSided

Optional

If not specified, only single sided printing is supported.

InputSlotJobInputBinTypes of input bins

Required

Customized input bin names must be 24 characters or less.

MediaTypePageMediatypeTypes of printing media

Optional

If not specified, the printer’s default medium is always used.

OutputBinJobOutputBinTypes of output bins

Optional

If not specified, the print system does not attempt to select an output bin.

PageSizePageMediaSizePaper sizes

Required

At least one option must be specified.

StaplingJobStapleAllDocumentsStapling typesOptional

 

Related topics

Pscript Minidrivers
Standard Options

 

 

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