Checking for front-facing pages

This procedure assumes the following:

Note:
  1. To use the eject-to-front-facing-page facility, the printer configuration item Eject to Front Facing on the Printer - Basic panel must be set to Enabled.
  2. Perform this task only for fan-fold forms being stacked in the printer stacker or re-folded in a postprocessing device. This task has no benefit if a postprocessing device processes the forms that separates each page, either by bursting or cutting.
  3. Perform this task only for fan-fold forms being re-folded in a postprocessing device. This task has no benefit if a postprocessing device processes the forms that separates each page, either by bursting or cutting.
  4. In duplex mode use this procedure only on Printer 1.

Do this procedure when your system uses the eject-to-front-facing-page facility and you need to tell the printer that the next page to be printed is a front-facing or a back-facing page.

For example, the following situations might require you to perform this task:

The Eject To Front Facing option on the Printer - Basic panel (Printer Definition -> Printer -> Basic) is used with fan-fold forms to allow the first page of each job to be printed on a front-facing sheet. Use the Front Facing panel (Forms -> Front Facing) to indicate the orientation (either front facing or back facing) of the next sheet to be printed. After you inform the printer of the orientation, the printer can ensure that the first page of the next job will print on a front-facing sheet. The printer inserts a blank sheet after jobs with odd-numbered pages to position the next job correctly.

Figure 73. Front Facing panel
Front Facing panel

Next is Front is the default condition.

  1. Look at the direction of the forms fold at the alignment guide.
    1. If the fold is an up fold (as shown below), the next page printed is a back-facing page.
    2. If the fold is a down fold, the next page printed is a front-facing page.
  2. If the fold direction is the way you want, do the following to start or continue a print job:
    1. If necessary, select Next is Back. The message on the panel changes to Next is Back, and the Next is Back button is grayed out. Selecting the Next is Front button changes the message and the buttons back to what they were originally.
    2. Select Close.
  3. If the fold direction is not the way you want, do the following to start or continue a print job:
    1. Advance the forms by one page by using one of the following methods:
      • On the printer operator panel or the Align Forms panel, select NPRO.
      • From the touch panel, select Forms -> Advance Paper (NPRO) and select Advance One Page.
    2. If necessary, select Next is Back to set the panel message text to agree with the fold direction. The message on the panel changes to Next is Back. The Next is Back button is grayed out.
    3. Select Close.