[IPP] Re: [MFD] Question on print job ticket

[IPP] Re: [MFD] Question on print job ticket

[IPP] Re: [MFD] Question on print job ticket

Michael Sweet msweet at apple.com
Thu Jun 2 21:39:26 UTC 2011

On Jun 2, 2011, at 8:25 AM, Zehler, Peter wrote:
> Sergi,
> Scaling and rotation could be applied to Print but at this time they are not included in any current IPP specification and therefore not included in the Print Service portion of the MFD specification.   Perhaps JPS3 can include them if there is a desire and people willing to work on it.
> There are limited controls that cover how an impression is laid out on a media sheet (e.g., OrientationRequested, Resolution, NumberUp, the various [X|Y] Image [Shift|Position] elements).   If Scaling and Rotation are included then JPS3 will have to address the interactions of these IPP job Template attributes

FWIW, you can already force a document to print on a different media than implied by the document data by specifying ipp-attribute-fidelity=true and media or media-col. What isn't defined is how the mapping is done - scaling, positioning, rotation, etc. 

Moreover, most printers today will automatically rotate and scale under specific situations such as automatic landscape rotation and printing A4 on Letter media (and visa-versa) - this is an implementation detail that is allowed by the model.

More recently the JPS3 draft also talks a bit about borderless printing, giving the printer permission to scale and position the document data in order to produce borderless output. It probably makes sense to add some sort of job template attribute to control scaling, and then allow the "novalue" out-of-band value for orientation-requested as a placeholder for "auto rotate" (or add an enum value…)

CUPS has "fit-to-page", "position", "scaling", and "natural-scaling" job template attributes to explicitly control scaling, and makes use of automatic rotation whenever the document does not fit on the selected media without rotation. Specifying "ipp-attribute-fidelity=true" also implies "scale to fit" when the document is larger than the selected media and "center" when the document is smaller than the selected media.

More on CUPS extensions at:


Michael Sweet, Senior Printing System Engineer, PWG Chair

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