[Desktop_printing] FW: How to imbed Job Tickets in PDF

Till Kamppeter till.kamppeter at gmx.net
Wed Jan 25 14:07:14 PST 2006

Ulrich Wehner wrote:
> Ira,
> we are currently adding native PDF printing to the entire product fleet.
> PDF direct printing as well as TIFF direct printing are a huge requirement.
> i have seen several different (proprietary) standards for job tickets.
> Taking 'legacy' job tickets and turning them into something 'open' and
> at the same time adding support for extensive finishing capabilites
> would be  an interesting topic.

Do these native PDF printers have a documented standard protocol to pass
the option settings into the printer or does every manufacturer go its
own way to pass the settings? So that we have a known standard format
for the job data itself but still need manufacturer-specific drivers to
add the job ticket to the job? What about PWG standards for job tickets?
Is there hardware which uses them?

> Also, embedding meta data for 'printing' to archiving solutions is an
> interesting topic...

What do you mean with "'printing' to archiving solutions"? Job goes into
a PDF file on an external archiving file server?


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