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r.blake
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Is it possible to retrieve media dimensions from printer within the workflow?

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If "Stock Width" and "Stock Height" Job Properties are selected in Impose node for press sheet size, is it possible to retrieve this info from the printer by using stock name?

If I set stock name in XPIF via media-key attribute, then resulting XPIF will have additional information added  if the matching stock is found on printer, including the sheet dimensions, but seems like it isn't being used in the Impose node?

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r.blake
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Re: Is it possible to retrieve media dimensions from printer within the workflow?

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With further testing I noticed that updating of the XPIF ticket with additional info only happens on the Print node, meaning Impose node before it has just the stock name but not any other info about it, which explains why it can't use media dimension variables.

Is these any way to trigger such an update without sending an actual file to print, so that you could use that info in the Impose node?

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DavidU54339-XRX
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Re: Is it possible to retrieve media dimensions from printer within the workflow?

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Try using the CustomSize option for Press Sheet size using the Stock Width and Stock Height variables (see below). When submitting the job add an xpif with the desired media-size dimension (attached). 

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r.blake
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Re: Is it possible to retrieve media dimensions from printer within the workflow?

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I mentioned that I already did use Stock Width and Stock Height variables.

My question is not about that.

I am asking if its possible to get media height and width from the printer before imposition, based on just the stock name.

XPIF is updated with this info on Print node, but that requires sending the file to print, so placing a Print node before Impose will send an unneeded file besides updating the job's XPIF

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DavidU54339-XRX
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Re: Is it possible to retrieve media dimensions from printer within the workflow?

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FFCore is not designed to do that. FFCore is designed to "tell" the printer the press sheet size to use -- not ask the printer what the press sheet should be. That said one could use the printer xpaf C:\Xerox\FreeFlow\Core\00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000\Config\XPafs to extract the media size for the desired media and write it to a xpif.