Maximum number of overlays

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


Data type

Integer from 0-999


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

Database name


Usage notes:

  • For performance reasons, you might want to evaluate if most of your jobs use more common overlays than the default number of overlays that the printer retains between jobs. For example, all jobs use the same two overlays, and the Maximum number of overlays property is 0. In this case, the printer deletes the two overlays after a job prints, and then reloads the deleted overlays 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 overlays 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 overlays.
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