Printing four copies of the same thing on a single sheet of paper is known as 4-up
. It saves paper. For desktop printing there are many types of paper that comes pre-scored or perforated for printing multiple copies on a page. 4-up is typical for large labels, postcards, and folded business cards.
Some desktop publishing software can automatically create 4-up designs. The user can specify margins and gaps between copies or choose templates that print 4-up. In other software it may be necessary to make copies of a document and paste multiple copies (step and repeat) onto a larger page before printing.
Also Known As: 4 to a sheet
Alternate Spellings: 4 up