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CUPS should be able to use different paper(tray) for job-sheets (support IPP attribute 'job-sheets-col') #5459
CUPS is playing a core role in many educational institutions and other large organisations where thousands of users print their documents on a few dozen "public" printers. In these environments it is very common to enforce
To be honest, this method has always been a mild "hack", only necessitated because CUPS did never have a "canonical" support to pick a different tray for job-sheets.
By default, "legacy" CUPS always printed job-sheets on the same paper as the main job documents. The lack of direct support for banner pages from a different tray has always been one of the biggest deficiencies of CUPS -- and it was easily overcome by many organizations in need of it through their usage of custom PostScript "hacks".
But this situation has worsened now: When using the "new" job-sheet format (
It is time to fill the gap. Else PostScript job-sheets will still be the holdout and prevent a full-scale PDF workflow.
It looks like IPP (but only the IPP extension for "production printing" purposes) already provides an appropriate job attribute for what's needed:
However, CUPS does not support this yet. It should, soon!
Yes, this is would be an important and valuable feature for CUPS!