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Insert Folded Sheets into a Document with the FreeFlow Print Server

Article Id: 2018293.html | Published: 11/02/2020

Product support for
  • Xerox® Versant® 180 Press
  • VERSANT_180 Family
  • Xerox Versant 280 Press

You can insert printed and folded sheets into documents as long as they are not booklets created by imposing and folding large sheets. For example, if they are stapled, and/or hole-punched, but not booklets, document sets can receive folded sheets. Engineering Z-folds or Half Z-folds can create a useful and attractive fold-out sheet for large images in technical manuals or advertising pieces. The folded sheet is printed as a regular sheet in the document, but programmed as an exception page for folding.

On the FreeFlow Print Server, an Engineering Z-Fold is called a Z-Fold Half Sheet.

Follow these steps to insert a Z-Fold Half Sheet into a document:

  1. If needed, load the paper for the job and program it at the press User Interface (UI).
  2. You will need 8.5 x 11 in. (A4) stock for the main job, and 11 x 17 in. (A3) for the Z-Fold Half Sheet.
  3. Submit the job to the Hold queue for the print server.
  4. At the print server, double-click the job to open its Properties.
  5. On the Stock tab, from the Name drop-down menu, select Loaded Stocks and then select an 11 x 17 in. (A3) paper, with the weight and type that you want for the document. 11x17 in. (A3) is the size required for the folded page.
  6. On the Output tab, select either 2-Sided or 1-Sided.
  7. Set properties for the job such as Quantity, 1 -Sided or 2 Sided, and Layout, if needed.
  8. On the Output tab, select the Stapling / Finishing button.
  9. If you do not want holes punched and/or staples for the document, from the Stapling / Finishing drop-down menu, select Folding > Z Fold Half Sheet.
  10. If you do want holes punched and/or staples for the document:
    1. Select Folding > Multiple Finishing.
    2. Select the number of staples you want: 1 Staple or 2 Staples.
    3. Select the number of holes you want punched: 2 Holes or 3 Holes.
    4. Select the Location for the staples and/or holes. The illustration changes with your selection to show where the holes and staples will be placed.
    5. Under Z Fold Half Sheet, select Enable.
    6. Select OK.
  11. Select the Special Pages tab, and then Exception Page.
  12. Set all the other pages as Exceptions:
    1. For Stock, select 8.5x11 in. (A4) from Loaded Stocks.
    2. For Exception Range, set the page numbers for the other pages. For example, if the folded page is on pages 5 and 6 of a 12-page document, you would enter a Page Range of 1-4, 7-12.
    3. Select OK.
  13. Release the job to print.

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