[IPP] Finishings and 'fold-letter' - how to support outward folding? Do we need a 'fold-letter-outward'?

[IPP] Finishings and 'fold-letter' - how to support outward folding? Do we need a 'fold-letter-outward'?

[IPP] Finishings and 'fold-letter' - how to support outward folding? Do we need a 'fold-letter-outward'?

Michael Sweet msweet at apple.com
Fri Aug 25 16:20:03 UTC 2017


Smith,

> On Aug 24, 2017, at 2:48 PM, Kennedy, Smith (Wireless Architect) <smith.kennedy at hp.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi there,
> 
> A question arose about the 'fold-letter' finishing type. For the purpose of this discussion, let us assume that 'fold-letter' is defined to use an "inward" fold for both of the folds, and so the Printer includes this in its "finishings-col-ready":
> 
> finishings-col-ready=
> {
>    finishing-template=fold-letter
>    media-sheets-supported=1-3
>    media-size-name=na_letter_8.5x11in
>    folding=
>    {
>        folding-direction=inward
>        folding-offset=8940
>        folding-reference-edge=top
>    }
>    folding=
>    {
>        folding-direction=inward
>        folding-offset=8940
>        folding-reference-edge=top
>    }
> }
> 
> If the Printer supported both an "inward" and "outward" implementation of 'fold-letter', how would it appropriately represent this latter variant? Would the right thing to do be to add this as well?
> 
> {
>    finishing-template=fold-letter-outward
>    media-sheets-supported=1-3
>    media-size-name=na_letter_8.5x11in
>    folding=
>    {
>        folding-direction=outward
>        folding-offset=8940
>        folding-reference-edge=top
>    }
>    folding=
>    {
>        folding-direction=outward
>        folding-offset=8940
>        folding-reference-edge=top
>    }
> }
> 
> It seems like it should it have a discrete name. If the right thing to do is to register in our IANA registry 'fold-letter-outward' etc. let me know and I'll submit that.

Right now we don't differentiate between them for the standard finishing-template/finishings values.  What I would do is use one fold direction consistently as the "default" for 'fold-letter' and then have a vendor template name ('smiNNN-fold-letter-in/outward') for the opposite direction.

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Michael Sweet, Senior Printing System Engineer



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