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Updated Oct 22 2002

The Booklet Printing Page

This page has been provided to assist you with printing booklets with the iR series

 

1.  What is booklet printing?
2.  What hardware is required to do Saddle Finisher Booklet printing?
3.  How do I configure the printer driver to see the Booklet option? 
4.  Can I use the Coversheet insertion feature with the printer driver?
5.  How can I configure the PCL or PS drivers to print Booklets?
6.  WordPerfect 2002 problems
7.  I need help with configuring the Canon PS or PCL driver
8.  Bold charactures not printed as bold when using booklet.

1.  What is booklet printing?
Booklet printing is a printer driver process by which the printed pages are scaled down in size with the intent of printing multiple pages per sheet to form a book.
The pages must be oriented and ordered properly so that the pages appear sequentially.
With some printers, the booklets pages must be manually folded and stapled.
With some printers, a Booklet Finisher can automatically fold and staple the book.

Please Note:

You do not need Saddle Finisher or Saddle Stitch Finisher product to make booklets.
You simply need a printer driver that supports booklets.
For example, try the Windows 2000 HP LaserJet 4si driver.  (All I ever use)
This driver will make booklets.
If however you want to Saddle stitch or fold, you obviously need the hardware.

 

2.  What hardware is required to do Folded/Stapled Booklet printing?
You must have a Saddle Finisher installed on your iR product.
 
 
 

3.  How do I configure the printer driver to see the Booklet option?
Ensure you have configured your printer driver for the correct Finisher.
Select Booklet Printing under the finishing Tab or Installable options
Select Saddle stitch to fold and staple your booklet.
Most drivers are easy to configure and you should have no problem
The harder ones are explained in the respective charts below
 
 
 

4.  Can I use the Cover Sheet insertion feature with Booklets using the printer driver?
Yes you can.  Several steps are involved.

1.  Ensure you have configured your printer driver for the correct Finisher.
2.  Under Finishing, Print Style, select Booklet printing.
3.  Under Finishing, also select Saddle stitch.
4.  Finally under Paper source, select Enable cover sheet insertion unit.

If you skip step 3, the Enable Cover Sheet option is unavailable.
 
 

5.  How can I configure the PCL or PS drivers to print Booklets?
These tests were performed with Windows 98 SE, Windows NT 4 Service pack 5 and 6a and Windows 2000 Pro
The Booklet settings are different for Windows 9.x, Windows NT,  Windows 2000 Pro, the PCL and the PS drivers

To be safe try these steps
1.  Ensure you setup the printer driver before you launch the application.
2.  Set the driver as default
3.  Launch the application and confirm/change the printer driver properties again.

For Wordperfect 2000, ensure that under Two-Sided Printing, Book (Side to side) is checked.  No other settings should be necessary.
 
 

6.  WordPerfect 2002 stapling all booklets into one.  This email is from Richard Leclerc (Thanks Richard)

Word Perfect Office 2002
Doc of 10 pages
Booklet
1 set works ok

If you ask for more than one set the copier will combine all the pages and create one booklet only.

The solution

Install service pack 2 WPO2002SP2FR.exe
and the patch WPO2002HotPatch3FR.exe

You can find the service pack and the patch on Corel web page

Have a nice day
Richard
 
 

7.  I need help with configuring the Canon PS or PCL driver
There are many combinations here
First, choose your Driver type and then your OS
 
 

PCL5 PCL6 (Canon)
Adobe PS (EFI)
PS emulation (Canon)
Windows 9x
 Windows 9x
Windows 9x 
 Windows NT4
Windows NT4
Windows NT4
Windows 2000
Windows 2000
Windows 2000

 
 
 

Windows 9.x
PCL5e PCL6

The drivers "Spooling at Host" setting plays a very important role with Booklet printing.
Goto the Configuration Tab.  Check the Spooling at host pulldown.
 

If Spooling at Host is Disabled:
Under Page Setup, select Page size Statement - Output size Match page size (Greyed out) -----> Letter Booklet
Under Page Setup, select Page size Letter - Output size Match page size (Greyed out) --------> 11X17 Booklet
 

If Spooling at Host is Enabled or Auto:
Under Page Setup, select  Page size Letter - Output size Letter ------>Letter Booklet
Under Page Setup, select Page size Letter - Output size 11X17 ------->  11X17 Booklet

As a guide, use the graphic in the driver dialog box
Statement X2 ----> Letter       Represents a Letter Booklet
Letter X2 ----> Letter             Represents a Letter Booklet
Letter X2 ---->11X17               Represents a 11X17 Booklet


 

Windows 9.x
Adobe PS

1. Goto the Options, Finishing Tab.  Ensure the printer driver is configured with the Booklet option.
2. Goto the Paper Tab  The Final page size is determined by the Paper size under the paper tab (see below)

Letter Booklet   (2 Statement pages printed onto LTR)     Select Statement Paper size
11X17 Booklet (2 letter pages printed onto 11X17)         Select Letter Paper size 


 

Windows 9.x
PS3 Emulation
(This procedure is very similar to "Windows 9.x PCL5e PCL6" from above)
 

The drivers "Spooling at Host" setting plays a very important role with Booklet printing.
Goto the Configuration Tab.  Check the Spooling at host pulldown.
 

If Spooling at Host is Disabled:
Under Page Setup, select Page size Statement - Output size Match page size -----> Letter Booklet
Under Page Setup, select Page size Letter - Output size Match page size --------> 11X17 Booklet
 

If Spooling at Host is Enabled or Auto:
Under Page Setup, select  Page size Letter - Output size Letter ------>Letter Booklet
Under Page Setup, select Page size Letter - Output size 11X17 ------->  11X17 Booklet

As a guide, use the graphic in the driver dialog box
Statement X2 ----> Letter       Represents a Letter Booklet
Letter X2 ----> Letter            Represents a Letter Booklet
Letter X2 ---->11X17               Represents a 11X17 Booklet


 

Windows NT4 
PCL5e PCL6

Right click on the printer driver and choose "Document Defaults" for these settings

1.  Under the finishing Tab, set the Print Style to "Booklet Printing"
2.  Under the Page Setup Tab, ensure the Output Size is "Match Page Size"
3.  Under the Page Setup Tab, ensure the Page Size is "Letter or Statement"

Letter Booklet   (2 Statement pages printed onto LTR)     Select Statement Paper size
11X17 Booklet (2 letter pages printed onto 11X17)       Select Letter Paper size 

As a guide, use the graphic in the driver dialog box
Statement X2 ----> Letter       Represents a Letter Booklet
Letter X2 ---->11X17               Represents a 11X17 Booklet


 

Windows NT4
Adobe PS

Right click on the driver Icon and choose Properties
Click Device settings, Configure your driver under Installable options.  Click OK

Right click on the printer driver and choose Document Defaults
1.  Click the Advanced tab, Printer Features, ensure Booklet is set to on
2.  If you want Saddle Stitch finishing Click the Advanced tab, Printer Features, Stapling, Saddle Stitch (on Bottom)
3.  Under the Page Setup Tab, ensure the Paper Size is "Letter or Statement"  (see below)

Letter Booklet   (2 Statement pages printed onto LTR)     Select Statement Paper size
11X17 Booklet (2 letter pages printed onto 11X17)         Select Letter Paper size


 

Windows NT4 
PS3 Emulation
(This procedure is identical to "Windows NT4 PCLe PCL6" from above)

Right click on the printer driver and choose "Document Defaults" for these settings

1.  Under the finishing Tab, set the Print Style to "Booklet Printing"
2.  Under the Page Setup Tab, ensure the Output Size is "Match Page Size"
3.  Under the Page Setup Tab, ensure the Page Size is "Letter or Statement"

Letter Booklet   (2 Statement pages printed onto LTR)     Select Statement Paper size
11X17 Booklet (2 letter pages printed onto 11X17)         Select Letter Paper size 

As a guide, use the graphic in the driver dialog box
Statement X2 ----> Letter       Represents a Letter Booklet
Letter X2 ---->11X17               Represents a 11X17 Booklet


 

Windows 2000 Pro
PCL5e PCL6

Right click on the printer driver and choose "Printing Preferences" for these settings

1.  Under the Finishing tab, ensure booklet printing is selected
2.  Under the Page Setup Tab, ensure the Output Size is "Match Page Size"
3.  Under the Page Setup Tab, ensure the Page Size is "Letter or 11X17" (see below)

Letter Booklet   (2 Statement pages printed onto LTR)     Select Letter Page size
11X17 Booklet (2 letter pages printed onto 11X17)             Select 11X17 Page size 

As a guide, use the graphic in the driver dialog box
Letter X2 ---> Letter       Represents a Letter Booklet
11X17  X2--->11X17            Represents a 11X17 Booklet


 

Windows 2000
Adobe PS

Configuring the driver
1.  Right Click on the driver and select Properties, Device Settings, Installable options
Choose the finisher your printer is equiped with. and select OK
2.  Enable Booklet by right clicking on the printer driver and choose Printing Preferences, Advanced, Booklet
3.  Saddle Stiching is under Printing Preferences, Advanced, Stapling, Saddle Stitch (at bottom)
 

Using the Printer Driver
Letter sized or 11X17 booklets depend on the Paper/Output setting in the driver
Right click on the printer driver and choose Printing Preferences, Advanced, Paper Output

Letter Booklet   (2 Statement pages printed onto LTR)     Select Statement Paper size
11X17 Booklet (2 letter pages printed onto 11X17)       Select Letter Paper size 


 

Windows 2000 Pro
PS3 Emulation
(This procedure is identical to "Windows 2000 PCL5e PCL6" from above)

Right click on the printer driver and choose "Printing Preferences" for these settings

1.  Under the Finishing tab, ensure booklet printing is selected
2.  Under the Page Setup Tab, ensure the Output Size is "Match Page Size"
3.  Under the Page Setup Tab, ensure the Page Size is "Letter or 11X17" (see below)

Letter Booklet   (2 Statement pages printed onto LTR)     Select Letter Page size
11X17 Booklet (2 letter pages printed onto 11X17)            Select 11X17 Page size 

As a guide, use the graphic in the driver dialog box
Letter X2 ---> Letter       Represents a Letter Booklet
11X17  X2--->11X17            Represents a 11X17 Booklet


 

8.  Bold charactures not printed as bold when using booklet.
When printing in booklet mode, bold text is not printed as bold.

This appears to be a problem with a small number of fonts. For me (well it was sent to me by a tech in the field) it was the Bookman family of fonts. When I printed the document using standard printing everything worked fine. When I printed using booklet mode I lost the bold characters.

I installed a newer version of the font (from the Canon font manager) and everything printed fine. The Canon Font Manager will add appox. 223 fonts. So if you don't want them all try downloading the latest version from a font site like http://www.microsoft.com/typography/fontpack/default.htm or the like. 

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