Default overlay

Specifies an AFP overlay that is assigned to the printer. Authorized users can specify this property. An overlay is an AFP resource that contains predefined data, such as:

  • Lines
  • Shading
  • Text
  • Boxes
  • Logos

The predefined data merges with the variable data on the printed page. Form definitions can also specify overlays. The overlay specified with this printer property is in addition to any overlays that the job specifies through its form definition and overlay properties.

The overlay must reside in one of the directories that the AFP resource path printer property specifies or in one of these directories:

  • In AIX and Linux:
    • In the /aiw/aiw1/resources directory
    • In the /usr/lpp/psf/reslib directory
  • In Windows:
    • In the c:\aiw\aiw1\resources directory
    • In the \reslib directory in the PSF install path The default install path is c:\Program Files (x86)\InfoPrint\PSF



Up to 8 alphanumeric characters (bytes)


Case-sensitive; can include these special characters: # $ @


Not set

Database name


Usage notes:

  • 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 default overlay.
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