Xerox Splash PCI Ver.6.0 Interface Card Installation Manual PDF

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Summary of Content for Xerox Splash PCI Ver.6.0 Interface Card Installation Manual PDF

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We, Splash Technology, Inc... , declare under our sole responsibility that the Splash products to which this declaration relates are in conformity with the following standards or other normative documents:

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Introduction... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 7

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Index ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 45

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The Splash Server application... This true Adobe PostScript CPSI software (Configurable PostScript Interpreter Raster Image Processor) converts Level 1, 2, and Level 3 PostScript code into a pixel-by-pixel page description that the printer/copier uses to print an image... The open platform Macintosh architecture allows you to use virtually all commercially available Macintosh hardware and software applications with Splash, including color management systems and a variety of media input devices...

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Splash Server to the Novell server... Once set up and activated, it operates automatically to send print jobs to the Splash Server each time a Novell client computer prints to the Splash print queue on the Novell Netware server... Splash IPX printing is simple to set up and supports all Novell Ethernet frame types... See the chapter Setting Up TCP/IP and NetWare Direct Printing to Splash in the Splash Reference on-line manual for more information...

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Splash ColorCal... Software that calibrates Splash for consistent, accurate color, regardless of changes in the copiers color output that occur over time and with changes in the environment... Splash ColorCal is a powerful tool for the professional color image designer, but it is useful also for anyone who creates business graphics or other less-technical color documents... Splash ColorCal requires no special color knowledge and does not require the use of an expensive densitometer... Splash ColorCal allows you to create and use your own CMYK color profiles... You can perform multiple calibrations and save each with a unique namefor example to use with different mediaand associate each calibration with a copier tray... See the chapter Calibrating With Splash ColorCal in the Splash Reference on-line manual for more information...

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Look Ahead Routing... This smart look-ahead capability determines if there are any other files in the queue before yours... If not, then the Splash Server will immediately begin to RIP your file... If another file is ahead of yours, the Splash Server automatically spools your file... Multiple files can be received by the Server at the same time... Jobs are placed in the print queue in the order in which they have completed spooling... This prevents large jobs from blocking smaller jobs that are sent to the server at the same time...

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In addition to these requirements, you must provide networking hardware and software for all client workstations that will print to the Splash Server... Refer to the instructions provided with your network products for instructions on how to connect the Splash Server and client workstations to the network...

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IMPORTANT: All of the sections and procedures that appear in this manual assume that the Xerox printer/copier has been correctly installed, and is currently functioning as a copier... In addition, the Xerox IFU Port Kit, part number 98K32870, must be installed in the Xerox MajestiK, Regal, DocuColor 5750, or DocuColor 5799 series copier by a Xerox Service Representative... The IFU Port Kit provides the connection port necessary for the Splash Server...

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In certain geographical areas, such as the Asia/Pacific region, the printer/copier is sold as the Xerox Acolor printer/copier... In other areas, the printer/copier is sold as the Xerox MajestiK, Regal, or DocuColor printer/copier... The hardware and soft- ware described in this manual are compatible with and operate in the same way on either printer/copier... The MajestiK, the Regal, the DocuColor, and the Acolor are all referred to as the printer/copier throughout the Splash Server manuals...

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Client workstations need to install the Splash printer driver software to apply the Splash printing features (such as color correction) to print jobs... Splash provides custom client print drivers for Macintosh and PC workstations...

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5... If Splash Color Correction is enabled, the Splash Server application corrects the color of the printed output to match the screen image of the selected display type or to match the standard process ink colors used by commercial printing presses... If both RGB and CMYK colors are present in the same document, Splash color corrects separately for both color types...

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Discharging Static Electricity Before you remove the Splash Interface card from its antistatic bag, you must put on the 3M Disposable Grounding Wrist Strap... The wrist strap is provided to control static electricity as you install the provided Memory DIMMs on the Splash card, and as you install the Splash card in the Power Macintosh... Failure to wear the wrist strap can result in damage to the card or to your computer...

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WARNING: A current limiting resistance is fabricated into the plastic ribbon on the grounding strap... If it appears damaged, cut off, or missing, discard the wrist strap immediately... If you cannot wear the wrist strap, you can touch something metal (the Macintosh power supply casing, for example) to discharge any static electricity you might have acquired... Always work in a clean and static-free area...

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Locate the metal Xerox asset tag provided in the Splash Accessory Kit... Attach the asset tag to the left side of the Power Macintosh, in the upper-left corner... This tag is provided for future reference, if you should require customer support from Xerox... You must provide the asset tag number to receive Customer Support...

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2... Press the two release buttons under the front panel and slide the computer cover forward approximately two inches... Lift the cover up and away from the computer chassis...

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Align the gold fingered PCI connector on the board with the PCI slot, then firmly but carefully press down on the top edge of the Splash board until the PCI connector firmly seats in the expansion slot... The connector on the Splash board should be visible through the access port...

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8... Replace the cover on the computer... Lower the cover onto the computer, leaving a two-inch gap between the back panel of the computer and the back edge of the cover... Push the cover toward the back of the computer until it snaps into place...

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Splash Key The Splash Key is a hardware device that connects to the ADB port on your computer... The Splash Key prevents unauthorized use of the Splash Server software and also provides maximum security by locking the Splash Server application when the key is removed...

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The Splash Server application runs normally when the Splash Key is connected to the keyboard cable... To prevent unauthorized printing, remove the Splash Key from the keyboard cable... This locks the Splash Server application until the Splash Key is replaced on the keyboard cable...

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Splash Servers require at least 50 MB of free hard disk space; Macintosh Client machines require at least 5 MB of free hard disk space; Windows Client machines require at least 2 MB of free hard disk space... We recommend that you install the software on the startup disk of the Splash Server if the hard disk has sufficient space available... Be sure that slash characters (/) do not appear in the hard disk name or any folder names in the path of the Splash folder... If a slash appears, the Splash Server application will not start...

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If the startup disk has insufficient space, you can install the Splash Server application on a second hard disk... To do this, perform two Custom Installations... During the first Custom Installation, install the appropriate files, except the Splash Server application, on your startup disk... During the second Custom Installation, install the Splash Server application on your second hard disk... (See page 27 for Custom Installation instructions... Refer to the Splash Reference on-line manual on for a list of files to install... )

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3... If you have more than one hard disk on your system, click the Switch Disk button until your intended location for the software appears in the dialog box...

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You can configure the Splash Server CPU to let client workstations install their own Splash client software over the network... This way, the network administrator does not have to install client software at each client computer... (PC clients that are unable to connect to Apple File Sharing, such as Novell NetWare clients, must install the Splash client software with the install disks provided with your Splash Server... )

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1... At the Splash Server, create a new folder on the Macintosh desktop for the Splash software... Give the folder the name Splash Network Install...

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This chapter describes how to set up the Splash Server for local and client printing, and how to configure your Splash Server for best printing performance...

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2... Enter your name, the name of your company, and the serial number for the Splash Server software... The serial number is located on the back side of the Splash CD-ROM jewel case... Look for a number with the SMT prefix... The Serial Number must contain only numeric characters... Only alphanumeric characters should be used for the other fields...

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5... To complete setup for the Splash Server, choose Preferences from the Server menu... The Splash Server Preferences appear...

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To cause the Splash Server application to open automatically each time you start up the Splash Server CPU, create an alias for the Splash Server application (select the Splash Server icon and press Command-M) and place it in the Startup Items folder in the Splash Server CPU System folder...

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Installing the Splash Plug-Ins for Photoshop Your Splash Server provides plug-in software for use with Adobe Photoshop 3... 0 or later... The Splash Acquire plug-in allows you to use the Xerox or Fuji Xerox printer/ copier as a scanner... The plug-in adds the Splash Acquire command to the Acquire submenu in Adobe Photoshop... When you choose the Splash Acquire command, Splash scans the image that is placed on the printer/copier platen... You can apply color correction to the scanned image, crop, rotate, and set the resolution for the image, then save it as an Adobe Photoshop file...

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The Splash Acquire and Export plug-ins are located in the Splash Folder on the Splash Server... Open the Splash Extras folder inside the Splash Folder, then open the Photoshop Plug-in folder to find the Splash Acquire and Splash Export plug-ins... To install the plug-ins, move them to the folder where your other Adobe Photoshop plug-ins are located... Usually, this is the Acquire/Export folder within the Plug-ins folder... However, if you used the Preferences command in Adobe Photoshop to move your plug-ins to a different folder, drag the Splash plug-ins to this new folder...

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IMPORTANT: Before turning off the Energy Saver extension be sure to set the Put the system to sleep whenever its inactive setting to NEVER... If not, the server will cycle down during idle time, and will not wake until someone presses a key or clicks the mouse button...

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Disable all control panels except the following:

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Remove unused jobs spooled for printing... This can be done at the Splash Server or from a Client Macintosh with the Splash Status DA (see the on-line manual Printing to Splash From a Macintosh for information)... If the optional Splash Web Queue Manager is enabled for your server, any client computer can delete spool files stored on the Splash Server... A print job placed on hold consumes disk space... The Hold queue of the Splash Server is designed for short-term use...

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Use the Adobe Photoshop file format for scanned images... Adobe Photoshop provides the capability of saving scanned images in a variety of file formats... The Photoshop file format is the most compact of the available formats, and the difference can be significant... For example, a scanned image saved in the TIFF file format may be ten times the size of the same image saved in the Photoshop file format... The Adobe Photoshop file format retains complete compatibility with the Sample Image feature of Color Central...

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Make sure that the SCSI address of the external hard disk drive does not conflict with any other SCSI address for peripherals connected to the Splash Server... The internal hard disk drive is set to SCSI ID 0 (zero)... You may use any unoccupied SCSI ID number (1, 2, 4, 5, or 6)...

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As shipped by Adobe, the Adobe Photoshop memory partition is set to 13 MB... For optimum performance, RAM available to Adobe Photoshop should be three times the size of the image file... For example, when working with a 10MB image file, Adobe Photoshop should have 30MB of RAM available... If there is not sufficient RAM available, Photoshop will temporarily store the color image data on the hard disk drive instead of RAM... This reduces performance for Adobe Photoshop when used for image processing...

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Splash Server On-Line Manuals Electronic versions of the manuals for the Splash Server are provided on the Splash software CD-ROM... The documentation files are located in the folder named Splash On-Line Documentation... All files are in Adobe Acrobat format, and can be reviewed or printed using the Acrobat Reader application on your client Macin- tosh or Windows machine...

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Splash Reference describes how to use the Splash Acquire and Export plug-in modules for Adobe Photoshop... This manual also provides supported page sizes and product specifications for the Splash Servers, a list of provided fonts, error message descriptions, a diagnostic procedure, and the Adobe PostScript Language Addendum...

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Adobe Photoshop compatibility 13 file size 40 memory requirements/ recommendations 42 scanned image storage 39 separation tables for Splash 8 Splash Acquire plug-in 8, 13, 35 Splash Export plug-in 8, 13, 35

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NetWare Direct introduction 7 memory requirements for multiple print queues 42 minimum memory configuration 43

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Splash Server hard disk space required for install 25 memory requirements 42 minimum memory configuration 43 print processing 14, 39 registration number 32 replacing the internal disk drive 40 system performance 36 virtual memory 43

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