3.4. Print

A tap on the Printer or Ticket button in the main SafePages view shows the Print dialog. See Section 3.2, “SafePages”.

If just one printer is available, it is automatically selected, and its Printer Settings dialog is opened.

Note

The Print dialog enables users to set custom printer and job options. When a single copy with default printer options is required, users can apply Fast Print Mode (when this mode is configured for a printer).

3.4.1. Printer Selection

When a printer was not yet selected a Select Printer dialog is displayed.

User Web App: Print - Select Printer

Figure 3.28. User Web App: Print - Select Printer


  • A list with a maximum of 5 accessible printers is shown in alphabetic order. Access is according to User Roles Print Job Creator and Job Ticket Creator.

  • Printers marked with an icon are secured with Hold Print Mode Release. An icon means the printer is secured with Direct Print Mode Release. Printers marked with a Fast label are (additionally) enabled for Fast Print Mode Release.

  • Job Ticket Printer instances are marked with an icon.

  • Printers can be selected by entering part of the printer name or location. In the figure above the text floor was entered, resulting in 3 hits.

  • You select a printer from the list by tapping (clicking) it. This brings the Printer Settings dialog of the selected printer into view.

  • The Fast Print Closing Time button shows the expiration time of Fast Print Release. The time is reset when the Print Dialog opens or the button is pushed. This button is shown when the user is granted access to at least one proxy printer with Fast Print Release enabled.

Note

When User Role permits access to Job Ticket Printers only, the dialog will show Ticket as title.

3.4.2. Selected Printer

The selected Printer is shown at the top section of the dialog.

User Web App: Print - Selected Printer

Figure 3.29. User Web App: Print - Selected Printer


  • The selected printer is shown as button at the bottom of the Printer section. Settings of the selected printer can be changed by pushing the button.

  • The Page Size Indicator is shown at the top with symbols for the main printer options:

    • : color printing.

    • : black and white printing.

    • : duplex printing.

    • : two or more pages on one sheet.

  • Another printer can be selected by reentering the search text (you can clear the quick search first my pushing the cross button at the right). If just one printer is available no search option is offered.

3.4.3. Delegated Print

The Delegated Print Invoicing option is offered in the Printer Settings and Print Job Settings dialog when the following conditions are met:

See Section 3.4.7, “Delegated Print Edit”.

3.4.4. Print Job Settings

Print job settings can be entered in the Job section.

User Web App: Print - Job Settings

Figure 3.30. User Web App: Print - Job Settings


Select an Account to which the costs of the job is charged. The account can either be a Personal (default) or a Shared Account the user has access to. See Section 4.6.2, “Edit Account”.

Selecting a Document scope and Title for your print job is identical as in Section 3.3.2, “Document Scope”.

The number of Copies can be entered via the slider control. The maximum number of copies per job is set as Proxy Print Option. The number of copies is automatically reset to one (1) after printing.

A selection of SafePages to print can be entered as a range of Pages. For example: 1-4,6,8-10,15-. The value can be a single page, a range of pages, or a collection of page numbers and ranges separated by commas. The pages will always be printed in ascending order, regardless of the order of the pages in the page-ranges option. The page range is automatically emptied after printing. Be aware that the page ordinals are related to the Scope.

Selecting a Letterhead for your print job is identical as in Figure 3.26, “User Web App: PDF - Letterhead”.

Check one of the PDF Filters Eco Print or Remove graphics.

The Collate option is shown when you print multiple copies and describes how printed material will be organized. For example, if you have a five page document and are printing multiple copies with collate enabled, SavaPage prints pages 1,2,3,4 and 5 in that order and then repeats. However, if collate is disabled and you print three copies of those same five pages, SavaPage prints pages in this order: 111, 222, 333, 444, and then 555. The icons in the checkbox are a mnemonic of the output when the collate option is enabled or disabled.

When the Print documents separately option is checked, each acquired document is printed as a separate job. In this way finishings (like stapling) can be applied per printed document.

  • This option is not shown when the acquired documents are edited (pages have been deleted or rearranged) , or the Document scope is restricted to a single document .

  • When this option is not checked, one (1) CUPS job is created. To separate documents on paper output, in case print is in duplex, blank filler pages are inserted in between, so the first page of a next document is on the front page of a new sheet. The same strategy is applied for single-sided n-up print jobs.

When the option Delete pages after printing is checked, input documents or pages are deleted after the printing command is issued, and an extra option is displayed to select the deletion scope. The option is automatically reset after printing.

User Web App: Print - Delete Pages

Figure 3.31. User Web App: Print - Delete Pages


  • All documents: all input documents are deleted.

  • Selected documents: documents for which pages were printed are deleted.

  • Selected pages: all pages selected for printing are deleted.

The Delete pages after printing option can be preset and disabled for editing in Section 4.10.10, “Proxy Print”. In that case a fixed text, denoting the action, is (optionally) displayed instead of the checkbox. Press the Print & Close button to print and close the dialog. The job is printed right away, unless it is a Job Ticket or when NFC Authentication is configured for the printer. In the later case the user must authenticate with an NFC card swipe to release the print job.

Note

In rare situations, when the host system is under heavy load, and connecting to CUPS fails, a warning message is displayed saying The print service is currently unavailable or too busy. Please try again later.

In the Hold Release scenario the job is held so it can be released by the user at a later time without using the User Web App. In the Direct Print Release scenario described below the user is prompted to authenticate immediately.

Pending Job Tickets and Hold Print Jobs can be inspected and removed when needed: see Section 3.2.2.2, “Hold Print Jobs”.

Warning

Job Tickets allow unrestricted printing, but printing to regular printers may be denied when the number of job pages exceeds a maximum. See the Proxy Print Options.

The following configuration properties apply:

Configuration propertyDescription

proxy-print.remove-graphics.enable

Set to Y or N (default), to show/hide the Remove graphics option.

webapp.user.proxy-print.clear-printer

If Y, the selected printer is cleared after each proxy print. If N (default), the selected printer and options are preserved, and will be used for the next print job.

webapp.user.proxy-print.clear-delegate

If Y, Delegated Print data is cleared after each proxy print. If N (default), this data is preserved, and will be used for the next print job.

webapp.user.proxy-print.separate

The default Print documents separately option value, when All Documents are selected. If Y, a separate print job is created for each vanilla inbox document. If N (default), one (1) print job is printed of the complete vanilla inbox content.

webapp.user.proxy-print.separate.enable

Enable the Print documents separately option. If Y, the option is enabled (shown), if N (default) it is not.

Table 3.1. Print Job Settings Configuration Properties


See Section 4.10.14.10, “Config Editor” on how to set these items.

3.4.5. Direct Print Release

When a print job is issued for a printer secured with Direct Print Release, a dialog is shown prompting the user to swipe his card to release the print job.

User Web App: Printer - Direct Print Release

Figure 3.32. User Web App: Printer - Direct Print Release


  • The cost of the print job is shown in orange.

  • A countdown of the remaining seconds for the card swipe is shown in the top right corner of the pop-up. The time limit (seconds) is contained in configuration key proxy-print.direct-expiry-secs. See Section 4.10.14.10, “Config Editor” on how to change this value.

Note

Since the card reader will be mounted near the printer this implements a secure pull-print scenario.

3.4.6. Full Print Scope and Jobs

When a user did not rearrange or delete any SafePages and full scope is selected without a range of Pages, each input job is printed as a separate job when duplex printing is selected. As a result the first page of new input job will always start on a new sheet. When the Title is left blank, the titles of the print jobs will correspond to the titles of the input jobs. When a Title is specified it will be used for all print jobs.

When a user did rearrange or delete any SafePages the scope is confined to full scope and SafePages will always be printed as a single job. When the Title is left blank the print job title will be generated according to the timestamp format SavaPage-CCYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SS.

3.4.7. Delegated Print Edit

This dialog is part of the Invoicing track, and is started from Printer Settings or Print Job Settings. It is used to edit Delegated Print.

In a Delegated Print scenario the user prints as delegate on behalf of other users, known as delegators. The result is a single job with multiple copies of a document. The total cost of the job is pro rata charged to the account of each delegator.

The Copies section at the bottom of the dialog summarizes the selected delegators from the Invoicing section at the top.

User Web App: Print Delegation Copies

Figure 3.33. User Web App: Print Delegation Copies


  • Selection type is marked with one of these icons:

    • : User Group.

    • : Individual User.

    • : Shared Account.

  • Each selection line shows the number of Members and Copies. The latter is the multiplication of members and the number of copies entered in the Invoicing section.

    • All User Group members are included, whatever their role.

    • Individual Users of course have just one member and have Print Job Delegator role.

    • Shared Account counts unspecified users. Just the number of copies is shown.

  • The Account column shows where printing costs are charged to:

    • : Group Account.

    • : Personal Account of Group Members.

    • : Shared Account.

The screenshots from the Invoicing section, presented in the sections below, explain how the lines in the Copies section were created.

Remember that for items to appear on the various search list:

  • Groups must have Print Job Delegator role enabled.

  • Users must have Print Job Delegator role enabled.

  • Accounts must be accessible by the Delegate as member of one of the User Groups set in Account Access Control.

    • When a Delegate has access to a single Shared Account only, the Account search list is not displayed, and the single account is implicitly selected.

Availability of the option to enter multiple number of copies is dependent on configuration property proxy-print.delegate.multiple-member-copies.enable.

Tip

Delegated Print can be integrated with PaperCut. See Section N.1, “Delegated Print to PaperCut”.

3.4.7.1. Group Invoicing

Select Group to invoice copies for Groups on Group Account.

User Web App: Delegated Print - Group Invoicing

Figure 3.34. User Web App: Delegated Print - Group Invoicing


Availability of this option is dependent on configuration property proxy-print.delegate.account.group.enable.

  • Enter a part of the group name in the Groups quick search field and the first chunk with matching groups will show below. Paging buttons are shown when more chunks are available.

  • Select one or more Groups from the list by tapping them (a green check mark sign will show at the front).

  • Enter the number of Copies to be printed for each group member.

  • Press the Add button to add the groups as delegator.

  • The Group Account will be invoiced.

3.4.7.2. User Invoicing for Groups

Select User to invoice copies for Groups on User Account.

User Web App: Delegated Print - User Invoicing (Groups)

Figure 3.35. User Web App: Delegated Print - User Invoicing (Groups)


  • Select one or more Groups from the list.

  • Enter the number of Copies to be printed for each group member.

  • Press the Add button to add the group members as delegator.

  • The Personal Account of each individual group member will be invoiced.

3.4.7.3. User Invoicing for Users

Select User to invoice copies for Individual Users on User Account.

User Web App: Delegated Print - Personal Invoicing (Users)

Figure 3.36. User Web App: Delegated Print - Personal Invoicing (Users)


  • Select one of the Groups to narrow down the search scope. When no group is selected the All Users built-in group is implied.

  • Search and select one or more Users from the list.

  • Enter the number of Copies to be printed for the selected users, and press the Add button to add them as delegator.

  • The Personal Account of the selected users will be invoiced.

3.4.7.4. Shared Invoicing for Groups

Select Shared to invoice copies for Groups on Shared Account.

User Web App: Delegated Print - Shared Account Invoicing (Groups)

Figure 3.37. User Web App: Delegated Print - Shared Account Invoicing (Groups)


Availability of this option is dependent on configuration properties proxy-print.delegate.account.shared.enable and proxy-print.delegate.account.shared.group.enable.

  • Select one or more Groups from the list.

  • Select a Shared Account.

    • Shared Account selection is hided if just a single account is available.

  • Enter the number of Copies to be printed, and press the Add button.

  • The Shared Account will be invoiced.

3.4.7.5. Shared Invoicing for Extra Copies

Select Shared to invoice Extra copies on Shared Account.

As this is the last Invoicing Selection of our example, the complete Delegated Print dialog is shown in the screenshot.

User Web App: Print - Delegated Print - Shared Account Invoicing (Extra)

Figure 3.38. User Web App: Print - Delegated Print - Shared Account Invoicing (Extra)


Availability of this option is dependent on configuration property proxy-print.delegate.account.shared.enable.

  • Select a Shared Account.

    • Shared Account selection is hided if just a single account is available.

  • Enter the number of Copies to be printed, and press the Add button.

  • The Shared Account will be invoiced.

3.4.7.6. Configuration Properties

The following Delegated Print configuration properties apply:

Configuration propertyDescription

proxy-print.delegate.account.group.enable

Set to Y (default) or N, to enable/disable invoicing with Group Account.

proxy-print.delegate.account.shared.enable

Set to Y (default) or N, to enable/disable invoicing with Shared Account.

proxy-print.delegate.account.shared.group.enable

Set to Y (default) or N, to enable/disable invoicing with Shared Account for Groups copies.

proxy-print.delegate.multiple-member-copies.enable

Set to Y (default) or N, to enable/disable multiple copies for Groups and Users. When disabled, the number of copies is 1.

webapp.user.proxy-print.delegate-copies-apply-switch

Set to Y (default) or N, to show/hide an On/Off switch to apply Delegated Print Copies in the User Web App Print Dialog. When N, Delegated Print print Invoicing is active when the sum of collected delegator Copies is greater then zero.

Table 3.2. Delegated Print Configuration Properties


See Section 4.10.14.10, “Config Editor” on how to set these items.

3.4.8. Job Ticket Print

When Job Ticket Printer instances are present, users with role Job Ticket Creator can select the marked printers.

User Web App: Print - Select Job Ticket Printer

Figure 3.39. User Web App: Print - Select Job Ticket Printer


By default, Job Tickets are of Type Print.

User Web App: Print - Job Ticket Settings - Print

Figure 3.40. User Web App: Print - Job Ticket Settings - Print


All options for a regular print job apply. The Tag option is unique for Job Tickets: see the jobticket.tags.* configuration properties at the end of this section.

Note

When the Title of the Ticket is not specified, SavaPage will compose one, based on the Document title(s). In this way extra identifying data will be available.

When configured as such, Job Tickets can also be used for Copy requests. All printer settings of a regular proxy print apply, as well as some job options. However, SafePages are not needed, and no PDF document will be attached to the ticket.

User Web App: Print - Job Ticket Settings - Copy

Figure 3.41. User Web App: Print - Job Ticket Settings - Copy


Users can enter a Date and time of delivery and Remarks.

User Web App: Print - Job Ticket Settings

Figure 3.42. User Web App: Print - Job Ticket Settings


After the ticket is sent, the issued Ticket Number is displayed, and the user can view the Job Ticket on his Hold Print Jobs list.

User Web App: Print - Job Ticket - Sent

Figure 3.43. User Web App: Print - Job Ticket - Sent


In case of a Copy Job, the user will add a note with the Ticket Number to the hard copy original, before handing it to the Job Ticket operator, who will use it for off-the-glass copying according to the specs in the job ticket.

A Job Ticket is printed on a central queue and is handled and released by users with role Print Job Operator in a special Web App. See Chapter 5, Job Tickets Web App. When the Job Ticket is printed or canceled, the user is optionally notified by email.

The following configuration properties apply:

3.4.8.1. Configuration Properties

Configuration propertyDescription

jobticket.delivery-datetime.enable

Set to Y (default) or N, to show/hide the Date and time of delivery option. When date/time is hided its value is set by the system to the date/time of the submit.

jobticket.copier.enable

Set to Y or N (default), to enable/disable the creation of a Copy Job Ticket.

jobticket.notify-email.completed.enable

See Section 5.3, “Ticket Configuration Properties”.

jobticket.notify-email.canceled.enable

See Section 5.3, “Ticket Configuration Properties”.

jobticket.tags

A comma separated list of Job Ticket tags to be applied as job ticket number prefix. Each tag on the list is formatted as "TAG/word", where "TAG" is a unique N-letter upper-case mnemonic, "/" is a fixed separator, and "word" is a case-sensitive single word used in UI context. E.g. "MATH/Maths,PHYS/Physics,CHEM/Chemistry". When "CHEM" tag is applied, a generated ticket number looks like "CHEM/EE1-FA3E-6596".

jobticket.tags.enable

Set to Y or N (default) to enable jobticket.tags.

jobticket.tags.required

Set to Y (default) or N, to make usage of a Job Ticket Tag compulsory or optional.

Table 3.3. Job Ticket Print Configuration Properties


See Section 4.10.14.10, “Config Editor” on how to set these items.