Job properties that can be set from the job ticket

When you submit a print job with a job ticket, Ricoh ProcessDirector sets some job properties from values in the job ticket.

Job properties are mapped to attributes in the job ticket. In most cases, Ricoh ProcessDirector sets the job property to a value that corresponds to the value of the attribute in the Job ticket attribute column. (The values are not always identical.) The Notes column explains variations in this process.

When a job ticket refers to more than one print file, Ricoh ProcessDirector creates a child job for each file. In the Per job or per ticket column:

  • Job means that the property is mapped to an attribute in the job ticket that applies to individual print files, so it can have a different value for each child job.
  • Ticket means that the property is mapped to an attribute that applies to the entire job ticket, so it must have the same value for all jobs created for the job ticket.
  • Job or ticket means that the property is mapped to both types of attribute, so it can have the same value or different values depending on the attributes in the job ticket.

Job properties that can be set from the job ticket

Database name Notebook tab: field name Brief description Per job or per ticket JDF attribute name Notes
Job.Binding Binding Set the binding settings for the job you are printing. Job or ticket job-binding  
Job.Copies General and Status: Job copies requested Contains the number of job copies that have been requested. Job or ticket job-copies  
Job.CustomerName Scheduling: Customer name Identifies the customer who is associated with this job. Job or ticket job-contact-info  
Job.Description General: Job description Contains text that describes the job. Job or ticket jt-comment  
Job.Duplex General: Duplex Indicates whether duplexed printing is active for the job and, if so, the type of duplexed printing. Job or ticket job-sides  
Job.FoldOptions Fold Options Specifies how to fold the job or large sheets in the job, whether to fold all the sheets together (overlap or collate), and whether the front side of the sheet ends up on the outside rather than the inside of the fold. Job or ticket job-folding  
Job.Info.Department Information: Department information Contains a department description for the job. Job or ticket job-contact-info  
Job.InputDatastream General: Input data stream Specifies the format of data that the input file for this job contains. Job document-format  
Job.Line- 2AFP. CC_TYPE AFP: Carriage control type Indicates the type of carriage controls that are present in the job. Ticket job-carriage-control-characters This property is only available if the AFP Support Feature is installed.
Job.Line-2AFP. FORMDEF AFP and Print: Form definition Identifies the form definition to use with the job. Ticket job-form-definition This property is only available if the AFP Support Feature is installed.
Job.Line-2AFP. PAGEDEF AFP: Page definition Identifies the AFP page definition to use with the job. Ticket job-page-definition This property is only available if the AFP Support Feature is installed.
Job.Line-2AFP.TRC AFP: Table reference characters Indicates whether table reference characters are present in the job. Ticket job-table-reference-characters This property is only available if the AFP Support Feature is installed.
Job.Media Scheduling: Media (ready | supported | all) Specifies the media to use for the job. Job or ticket The job media database name maps to several job-media and document-media attributes in JDF. Ricoh ProcessDirector uses the media detection setting to determine how this value is set.

If a job ticket specifies both page-level and job-level media values, multiple values are set for this property. However, if you update the value of the Media property, it cannot be written back to the job ticket, because you cannot indicate the page range that the media should be used for. The media values in the job ticket remain unchanged.

Job.Name General: Job name Contains the name of the job. Job or ticket job-name  
Job.OutputBin Scheduling: Output bin (requested | available | all) Specifies the output bin to use for the job. Job or ticket document-output-bin-name, job-output-bin-name  
Job.Print.JogCopies Print: Jog output copies Controls whether the printer jogs the output copies for the job. Ticket job-jog-offset  
Job.Print.Xoffset Print: X offset (unit) Identifies the offset, in inches or millimeters, in the x or horizontal direction of the logical page origin from the media origin. Job or ticket image-shift-front-x This value applies to both the front and back of the page.

This property is only available if the AFP Support Feature is installed.

Job.Print.Yoffset Print: Y offset (unit) Identifies the offset, in inches or millimeters, in the y or vertical direction of the logical page origin from the media origin. Job or ticket image-shift-front-y This value applies to both the front and back of the page.

This property is only available if the AFP Support Feature is installed.

Job.Priority Scheduling: Job priority Contains the printing priority of the job. Job or ticket job-priority  
Job.Punch Scheduling: Punch Specifies the number and position of holes to punch in the output. Job or ticket document-hole-making, job-hole-making  
Job.RequestedPrinter Scheduling: Requested printer Contains the name of the printer that was requested for the job. Job or ticket job-logical-destination-name  
Job.RetainDuration General: Retention period (unit) Controls the amount of time in minutes, hours, or days that Ricoh ProcessDirector retains a job after it reaches the RetainCompletedJobs step. Job or ticket job-retain  
Job.Staple Scheduling: Staple Specifies the number and position of staples to use in the output. Job or ticket job-stitching, document-stitching  
 
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