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When printing multiple documents such as handouts for meetings, you can separate sets into order. This function is known as "Collate". Collate stores data transmitted from a computer to the machine's memory or hard disk drive.


The followings are the three types of Collate.


Printed output is assembled as sets in sequential order.

Illustration of collate

Rotating Collate

Every other print set is rotated by 90 degrees.

When the two paper trays contain the same size paper and same paper type in different orientations, the output result will be always Rotating Collate.

Illustration of collate

Conditions where Rotate Collate will be canceled

  • When combined with the staple function.

  • When combined with the punch function.

  • When a paper tray is specified.

  • When combined with the tab stock function.

  • When combined with the chaptering function.

  • If custom size paper is set.

  • When the output tray has the shift function.

  • If jobs containing pages of various sizes are set.

  • When combined with the cover sheet or back cover sheet functions.

  • When combined with the slip sheet function.

  • When combined with the fold function.

  • When combined with ring binding function.

Shift Collate

An optional finisher is required for this function.

Illustration of shift collate

The finisher shift tray moves backward or forward when a job or set is output, causing the next to shift, so you can separate them.

Separation Sheet

A separation sheet is inserted between each set.

  • Separation sheets are fed from the tray specified in the machine's default settings. For details about the separation sheet tray, see "System Settings", Network and System Settings Reference.

Condition where Separation Sheet will be canceled

  • When combined with the staple function.