Finishings is a printing attribute class, an enumeration, that
identifies whether the printer applies a finishing operation of some kind of
binding to each copy of each printed document in the job. For multidoc print
jobs (jobs with multiple documents), the
determines what constitutes a "copy" for purposes of finishing.
Standard Finishings values are:
Finishings values are more specific; they indicate a
corner or an edge as if the document were a portrait document:
The STAPLE_XXX values are specified with respect to the document as if
the document were a portrait document. If the document is actually a
landscape or a reverse-landscape document, the client supplies the
appropriate transformed value. For example, to position a staple in the upper
left hand corner of a landscape document when held for reading, the client
STAPLE_BOTTOM_LEFT value (since landscape is defined as
a +90 degree rotation from portrait, i.e., anti-clockwise). On the other
hand, to position a staple in the upper left hand corner of a
reverse-landscape document when held for reading, the client supplies the
STAPLE_TOP_RIGHT value (since reverse-landscape is defined as a -90
degree rotation from portrait, i.e., clockwise).
The angle (vertical, horizontal, angled) of each staple with respect to the document depends on the implementation which may in turn depend on the value of the attribute.
The effect of a
Finishings attribute on a multidoc print job (a job
with multiple documents) depends on whether all the docs have the same
binding specified or whether different docs have different bindings
specified, and on the (perhaps defaulted) value of the
MultipleDocumentHandlingmakes sense, and the printer's processing depends on the
SINGLE_DOCUMENT-- All the input docs will be bound together as one output document with the specified binding.
SINGLE_DOCUMENT_NEW_SHEET-- All the input docs will be bound together as one output document with the specified binding, and the first impression of each input doc will always start on a new media sheet.
SEPARATE_DOCUMENTS_UNCOLLATED_COPIES-- Each input doc will be bound separately with the specified binding.
SEPARATE_DOCUMENTS_COLLATED_COPIES-- Each input doc will be bound separately with the specified binding.
MultipleDocumentHandlingmake sense, and the printer reports an error when the job is submitted if any other value is specified:
SEPARATE_DOCUMENTS_UNCOLLATED_COPIES-- Each input doc will be bound separately with its own specified binding.
SEPARATE_DOCUMENTS_COLLATED_COPIES-- Each input doc will be bound separately with its own specified binding.
IPP Compatibility: Class Finishings encapsulates some of the IPP enum
values that can be included in an IPP "finishings" attribute, which is a set
of enums. The category name returned by
getName() is the IPP
attribute name. The enumeration's integer value is the IPP enum value. The
toString() method returns the IPP string representation of the
attribute value. In IPP Finishings is a multi-value attribute, this API
currently allows only one binding to be specified.