Maximum presentation objects

Specifies the maximum number of AFP presentation object containers that the printer should retain in memory between jobs. Authorized users can specify this property.


Data type

Integer from 0-999


100; used if no value is specified. This is the default value set by the printer driver component.

Database name


Usage notes:

  • For detailed information about presentation objects, see the Data Stream & Object Architectures: MO:DCA Reference publication from the AFP Architecture library.
  • For performance reasons, you might want to evaluate if most of your jobs use more presentation objects than the default number of presentation objects that the printer retains between jobs. For example, all jobs use the same set of 300 presentation objects, and the Maximum presentation objects property is 100. In this case, the printer deletes 200 presentation objects after a job prints, and then reloads the deleted presentation objects when the next job requests them. This can affect printer performance.
  • The amount of storage that the printer sets aside to store resources can affect when the printer deletes resources. If the printer runs out of storage, it can ignore the setting of this Ricoh ProcessDirector property and delete one or more presentation objects as needed.
  • You cannot change the value of this property if there is a job assigned to the printer.
  • Ricoh ProcessDirector automatically shuts down and restarts the printer when you change the maximum number of presentation objects.
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