IPP Mail Archive: Fwd: RE: UPD> Re: IPP> MED - Media Stan

IPP Mail Archive: Fwd: RE: UPD> Re: IPP> MED - Media Stan

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From: RonBergman@aol.com
Date: Tue Mar 27 2001 - 12:38:43 EST

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    In response to your comments:

    1. Roll paper was purposely omitted from the document. Refer to
    the second paragraph of section 1.1, Scope. This decision was
    made for two reasons; 1) it adds another level of complexity to
    the document and 2) there appears to be very little interest by
    PWG participants in roll feed devices.

    2. Since we have already "bit the bullet" and added Media Type
    and Color, finish is a likely next step. Since my time is
    currently limited and knowledge of this subject is minimal,
    a volunteer is needed to provide the necessary input. So,
    when can you have a draft? ;-)

    3. Maximum and minimum values define a characteristic of the
    printer and I believe this is way beyond the scope of this
    document. The Printer MIB currently provides an excellent
    source for this information.

        Ron Bergman
        Hitachi Koki Imaging Solutions

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Michael Sweet [mailto:mike@easysw.com]
    Sent: Friday, March 23, 2001 5:49 AM
    To: Hastings, Tom N
    Cc: ipp (E-mail); UPDF WG (E-mail)
    Subject: UPD> Re: IPP> MED - Media Standardized Names Draft D0.4

    "Hastings, Tom N" wrote:
    > So Ron and I have agreed to add the Media Type Names to the Media
    > Size Name standard, if that was the consensus at the meeting. We
    > need to work on the conformance language some more.
    > ...

    OK, some general comments:

        1. For the media type names, is "continuous" considered to be
           the same as "roll"? I ask only because roll paper does not
           have the perforations that continuous forms have.

           I suggest adding a "roll" media type or ammending the
           description for "continuous" to include roll type media
           with no perforations.

        2. The current media types don't address variations of particular
           media types; these variations are generally the "finish" of
           the media (glossy, matte, etc.), so I would recommend adding
           standard "media finish" values that can be used to identify
           an exact media type, rather than overloading the current
           media types with additional name-finish varients.

        3. There is presently no way to define the min & max custom
           media size; this is absolutely required for this to work
           in the real world (otherwise how do you know what media
           sizes are valid?), e.g.:

               "custom-size-minimum." short-dim "-" long-dim
               "custom-size-maximum." short-dim "-" long-dim

           This would essentially research the "size-minimum" and
           "size-maximum" names, but allow a device to communicate
           that any size from the minimum to the maximum dimensions
           is supported. If these sizes are not available then the
           client should only select media sizes from the provided

    Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products                  mike@easysw.com
    Printing Software for UNIX                       http://www.easysw.com

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