Just my experience based on a previous project that involved migrating
printed statements that had to be printed on special "stationary" on
an IPDS printer to providing a PDF of the same.

The original application created an IDPS spool file with just text and
sent the spool file to a IPDS printer. The opertator would load the
paper trays with the stationary before the spools were scheduled to
print. The stationary had a masthead/logo on the front and a long
legal notice on the back side.

The new version of the application created a PDF in the IFS. The front
side of the stationary was converted to a JPEG file in the IFS. Then
when we created the PDF document, I included the JPEG in the PDF at
runtime. The plan to handle the legal notice was to include it as the
last page in the PDF document because we could not garentee that the
recipient had a printer that could handle double-sided printing.

I would avoid any solution which requires specialty papers, as it is
not a flexible solution.

Just my 2 cents,

On 11/15/06, daparnin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx <daparnin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Another thing to consider is if you have any legal jargon printed on the
*back* of your multi-part forms.  In the past I've seen some users choose
to use "preprinted plain paper" to accomplish this.  As I recall, it was
still cheaper than multi-part forms.  If your printer can handle duplex
printing you could do it yourself, or put it in a back-side overlay but it
might add a bit of logic if you choose to address it programmatically.

Dave Parnin
Nishikawa Standard Company
Topeka, IN  46571

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