Copy count on printer

Posted by: strido

Copy count on printer - 03/13/14 01:05 PM

So I went through the process of trying to get the printer to print a file multiple times. Apparently there are only two options:

- repeat each page as many times as there are copies required. So a 10 page document needing 5 copies will be sent to the printer as a 50 page document.

- send the file to the printer 5 times

I find it pretty amazing that a software package so in-depth can't tell the printer to print a file 5 times outside of using "print using a windows driver".

Can we add that next version?
Posted by: Raphael Lalonde Lefebvre

Re: Copy count on printer - 03/13/14 03:53 PM

Hi strido,

I'm not sure it would be that simple to add. You make a comparison with "Print Using a Windows Driver", but keep in mind that the postscript output is meant to be printer-independant(unlike Print Using a Windows Driver), and to be able to output on any PostScript printer. So assuming the command for multiple copies is different from printer to printer, we might not be able to keep our PostScript printer-independant, whereas simply sending it as multiple jobs won't cause issues.

Raphaël Lalonde Lefebvre
Posted by: Philippe F.

Re: Copy count on printer - 03/14/14 03:31 PM


Note that I answered your original post yesterday about this question:

It's essentially a more detailed explanation of Raphaël's reply, along with a possible solution.