Searching here, I found the question Embedding printer settings in pdf - while related, this appears to apply to printer settings for the entire PDF, not for changing printer settings per page.
Our (normal) printers are configured as follows:
Tray 1 is a manual feed that is unused.
Tray 2 holds plain paper.
Tray 3 holds Letterhead.
(other printers may contain 2 more trays with other paper)
The printers are used by clusters of 12+ people. They would like to be able to choose between plain paper and letterhead when printing their MiKTeX (pdfTeX) generated PDF documents.
The pdfs are multipage documents (from 2 to 80+ pages) and may require letterhead for more than just the first page. For instance, pages 1, 2, 27 and 30 in a 35 page document. When printing, they would like the paper tray source changed mid-stream.
Has anyone else had a similar situation and come up with a solution? I'm perplexed at whether this is simply a device configuration problem or something that needs to be resolved by the "printing procedure".
I've looked around, but haven't found a device configuration solution that offers changing the paper tray back and forth mid-stream. Am I looking in the wrong places?
One "printing procedure" solution is to intercept the Postscript sent to the printers and add/edit papersource commands.
To do this I store application specific information in the PDF(s) - for instance something that says that specific pages are "letterhead" otherwise default to "blank".
I can either add a dictionary via
\pdfobj (which gets ignored by Adobe - mostly) or I could write a
\pagepiece dictionary via