Okay so how many of you stood-up and hollered!! College Football season underway so I just had to!! Maybe not the best cheer ever created, but the Multiple-up feature is a great feature. Have you ever needed several images on one page, or several pages on one page? I think you might agree that the Multiple-up feature is helpful and easy to use. Multiple-up is available in the copy and / or print modes on many of our printers. The feature allows you to create smaller versions of a document(s) and combine them on a single sheet of paper. The machine automatically reduces/enlarges the images as needed to print them on one page. This graphic is an example of the Multiple-up output.
The Multiple-up feature is ideal for handouts, storyboards or for archival purposes. The feature is great for archiving such things as meeting notes and PowerPoint presentations. You can also make fun things like trading cards with photos or wallet size photos. There are so many uses for this feature. This method of copy and / or printing also saves paper.
When copying you can find the feature on the layout tab or screen, as seen below. You can select the options you want to use, for instance 8-up, and the machine will automatically reduce the image or images to fit 8 images on a single page.
Below is a helpful video on copying multi-up so you can see exactly how it works and the outcome the feature produces. This particular video was created using a WorkCentre4150 but the concept is the same on most of our machines.
To print a multiple-up document, just select file and print and then select properties. A screen similar to the one below will be displayed. Select the Layout tab and then select the number of pages per sheet.
Remember not all machines will have this feature and not all machines have the same options. Some machines can do as many as 16 up others can do 4 up. Please review your documentation or go to the support page for your machine to see if this feature is available on your product and how to use it. When searching for the feature on your machine’s support page search on multi-up, multiple-up or n-up.
Disclaimer: Your results may vary, your screens may look different from those displayed here, images may be smaller than displayed, and four out five dentists agree (Just making sure you are paying attention!) Give n-up a try!!!