Using the -collate option in pdfprint. What is the difference between collated and uncollated?

Hi,

I am trying to get a multiple page PDF to print multiple copies without collation.

The PDF I am trying is 3 pages long and I want 3 copies printed in the page order 111222333.

Whatever I set the -collate to is always prints 123123123.

Please can you advise?

Customer
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You may add "-setcopyto" option to try again, for example,

pdfprint.exe -copies 3 -setcopyto D:\test.pdf

Will you work better with "-setcopyto" option?

VeryPDF

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What is the difference between collated and uncollated?

We often get asked by our customers about collated and uncollated when it comes to our printing products.

Most people have projects they want to look a certain way, and understanding the difference between collated and uncollated is essential for any project coming out exactly how they want it to. If you need color copies collated for example, you're not going to be pleased if you receive uncollated color copies.

The difference between collated and uncollated is that collated means every page of your print job is kept in order. An uncollated print job is made up of pages not in order.

This article is designed to help clear up any confusion surrounding "collated vs. uncollated" for printing purposes.

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What does "collated vs. uncollated" mean?

In order to better understand the difference between "collated vs. uncollated", it's important to know what "collated" means.

The literal definition of "collated" is: collected and combined (texts, information, or sets of figures) in proper order.

"Uncollated" then, would be the opposite, meaning something that wasn't collected and arranged into any particular order.

Here's a picture of the difference between collated and uncollated for you to use as an example:

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What types of products are collated and uncollated?

For the most part, the two products that generally fall into the category of collated and uncollated are color copies and posters. There might be many reasons why someone would want their color copies collated or their mini posters uncollated and vice versa. No matter what you're looking for, collated or uncollated, you can save money by going with an online printing company with a stellar reputation for quality and service.

Your printing does not need to be collated to be bound

If you're not interested in having a magazine or perfect bound book collated for any reason, then don't worry, you can choose to have it uncollated.

You can still bound a printing job without it being collated. There are a variety of reasons you might want something uncollated.

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