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Xerox Splash PCI Ver.5.0 Interface Card Setup Manual PDF

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Summary of Content for Xerox Splash PCI Ver.5.0 Interface Card Setup 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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Setting Up TCP/IP and Novell NetWare Client Printing ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 25

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Increasing the Maximum Number of Jobs That Can Be in the Print Queues ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 64

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Index... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 69

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Your Splash Server is pre-configured with all software and hardware needed to work as a powerful and flexible network print server... This manual describes how to connect the hardware pieces included in the Splash PCI Series Server package, and how to set up the system to function as a printer server... Information about how to install the Splash printing software on Macintosh, Microsoft Windows 3... 1, Windows 95, and Windows NT client computers, as well as detailed information about Splash print features and product specifications are provided as on-line documentation (pre-loaded on your Splash Server computer)...

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Direct IPX printing... Provides an easy way for computers connected to a Novell NetWare server to print to Splash... You do not need to install AppleTalk connection software... Splash creates a native Novell IPX connection from the 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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Save as TIFF... This feature enables designers to send a file to the Splash Server, and then to view a bitmap of the processed file, without leaving their workstations... Combined with separations support, this enables a designer to view overprint and trapping effects during the design process, without the need to actually make a print and go to the printer/copier to retrieve it... Most DTP applications do not enable these effects to be viewed directly on the screen in the application... This can significantly increase productivity during the design process...

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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 enables you to create and use your own CMYK color profiles... See the chapter Calibrating With Splash ColorCal in the Splash Reference on-line manual for more information...

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System Notes 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, or DocuColor Series copier by a Xerox Service Representative... The IFU Port Kit provides the connection port necessary for the Splash Server...

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The Splash Acquire and Export plug-ins require Adobe Photoshop v3... 0 or later to operate... Other applications that support Adobe Photoshop plug-ins may work with Splash Acquire and Export, but have not been tested with the Splash Server...

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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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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 software described in this manual are compatible with and operate in the same way on any of these printer/copiers... We refer to the MajestiK, the Regal, the DocuColor, and the Acolor as the printer/copier throughout this manual...

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The Splash Server is a fully-equipped server/workstation that is pre-configured with all needed software... This chapter describes how to connect the specific hardware pieces included in the package, and how to start the system so that it will function as a server...

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Connecting the System This section explains how to unpack and connect the Splash Server... If you are familiar with installing and connecting a Macintosh computer, parts of this section will serve as a review... However, you should read this entire section carefully to be sure that your Splash Server will function correctly on the network...

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13... Unpack the Splash Accessories Kit... Connect one end of the Splash cable to the connector on the Splash PCI board on the back of the Splash Server computer, and the other end to the Xerox copier... Tighten the thumbscrews on the cable at the printer/copier to secure the connection...

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The Splash Server application runs normally when the Splash Key is connected to the keyboard cable... To prevent unauthorized printing, shut down the Splash Server CPU and 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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4... 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... All alpha and number characters must be entered...

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Note: Be sure to select the correct copier model... If the wrong copier model is selected Splash will produce incorrect output for print jobs...

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Installing the Splash Client Software Your Splash Server includes software that allows computers running MacOS, Windows 3... 1, Windows 95, or Windows NT to send print jobs to Splash over the network... Splash provides an on-line manual for each supported client platform... The Splash client manuals describe how to set up a client for printing to Splash and how to use the Splash color printing features... Refer to the appropriate Splash on-line manual for complete instructions on how to set up all client computers that will send print jobs to Splash...

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Installing the Splash Plug-Ins for Adobe 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 command, Splash Acquire 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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Splash Server System Performance The Splash Server is pre-configured to provide excellent performance as a network print server, and to provide scanning capability with the Xerox copier... However, when used in a large network environment with many users, you may find it desirable to upgrade the memory or disk storage capacities of the Splash Server... This section explains possible hardware configurations that will enhance the capabilities of the Splash Server...

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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 10 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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When choosing the size of an external hard disk drive, consider the network printing demands of the Splash Server... For example, if the network has 10 users who commonly print Adobe Photoshop files that are 30MB in size, the result is 300MB of storage space that is in constant use for print spooling... In this case, a 500MB hard disk drive is the minimum size required for a disk upgrade...

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4... Delete the original copy of the Splash folder from the internal hard disk drive... To do this, drag the Splash folder to the Trash and choose Empty Trash from the MacOS Special menu...

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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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Note that all of the individual hardware and software components included with the Splash Server have separate users manuals... If you are having a problem with a particular component (such as the display), you should refer to the manual for that component for more complete troubleshooting information...

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The Splash Server application requires that several system extension files be present in the Extensions folder within the System Folder, or the server application will not open... A different error message appears for each required Splash extension file that is missing:

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Splash Server On-Line Manuals Electronic versions of the manuals for the Splash Server are provided on the Splash Server machine... The documentation files are located in the folder named Splash On-Line Documentation, which is a network-shared folder... All files are in Adobe Acrobat format, and can be reviewed or printed using the Acrobat Reader application on your client Macintosh or Windows machine...

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Starting a Log File ... 56

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Starting and Stopping the Server Application An alias for the Splash Server application is located in the Startup Items folder in the Power Macintosh System Folder... This causes the Splash Server application to open each time you start up the server computer... If desired, you can drag the Splash Server alias to another location on the computer...

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Many elements of the Splash Server window, such as the print queues and the fields within the print queues, are resizable... For example, you can drag the edges of the Waiting queue to make it larger or smaller... Drag the edges of any field inside a queue to resize the field...

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If you select At the End of the Current Job in the Stop Processing dialog box, Splash moves the active job to the Waiting queue after it prints, even if the spool option selected for the job is Print and Delete...

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Click the Pages, Tray, Color, or Extras buttons to see the print options currently selected for the job... If desired, you can change the print options for the job before it prints... For example you can change the number of copies to print, the page size, the paper tray, or color correction for the job...

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To delete a job that currently is processing click the Stop button at the bottom of the Server window (or choose Stop Processing from the Server menu)... A dialog box appears:

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The Force Paper Size to option lets you choose a specific paper size for all jobs that use the default print options... If you select also the Scale to Paper Size checkbox Splash scales the job to fit the paper size, and centers the image on the page to prevent clipping... The same scaling factor is applied both horizontally and vertically to maintain proportions for the image...

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To screen a print job for potential errors, select the job in the Splash Server window, then choose Preflight from the Jobs menu... The job moves temporarily to the Waiting queue for preflight processing...

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To see the results of preflight inspection, double-click the job in the queue... The Job Info window appears...

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Setting Splash Server Preferences You can customize the Splash Servers appearance and configure job processing options with the Preferences command... To view and change Splash Server preferences, choose Preferences from the Server menu in the Splash Server application... The Splash Server Preferences appear...

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The Server name appears to remote clients who connect to the Splash Server over an AppleTalk network... Splash PCI Server is the default name for the Splash PCI Series Server... You must change the name of the server if you have more than one Splash Server connected to the same network zone...

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When the Compress Save-As-TIFF Files checkbox is selected, Splash applies RLE compression when it creates TIFF files... Select this server preference to reduce the size of TIFF files created by the Splash Server... (Splash creates a TIFF file when the Save as TIFF option is selected for the job... See the Printing to Splash... on-line manuals for information about the Save as TIFF print option... )

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When Enterprise Networking is enabled, Splash can receive print jobs from clients on TCP/IP and IPX networks in addition to AppleTalk clients... Splash is able to maintain all three network connections simultaneously... See Setting Up TCP/IP and NetWare Printing to Splash in the Splash Reference on-line manual for complete information about this Splash feature...

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Macintosh clients can view and control the Splash print queue remotely with the Splash Status DA... The Remote Queue Management options control a clients ability to manipulate jobs in the Splash print queue... (If the Splash Web Queue Management option is enabled for the server, the option you select here applies to both Macintosh clients and Web Queue Manager users... )

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When the Splash Toner Limitation feature is enabled, for best printing results, enable Splash CMYK color correction for all documents that include CMYK data... If the output shows small dark areas that are much darker than the surrounding dark areas, either disable Splash Toner Limitation, or select a press CMYK profile for CMYK color correction...

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To use this feature, select the Composite Spot Color type in the Splash Server Preferences, then enable Composite Spot Color Correction in the printer driver before you print... Splash produces output that simulates the spot color on a printing press...

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Set the screen Angle for each color pass... For best results, position the screens so that the dots form a symmetrical pattern... Incorrect screening angles result in a moir pattern in the final output...

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Use the scroll bar on the right to adjust brightness... Click in the color circle to select a color or define a specific color with the text boxes on the left... Click OK to choose the color and return to the Splash Preferences dialog box...

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Setting CMYK Color Correction Profiles Splash provides three standard CMYK press ink color correction profiles and ten Custom CMYK profiles... The CMYK color correction profiles simulate commercial press inks in your output when you print CMYK documents to Splash... To apply color correction to a job, enable Splash CMYK Press Color Correction at the printer driver, then select one of the three standard or ten custom CMYK profiles... If needed, you can change the color profiles that are applied when the one of the three standard CMYK profiles or the ten custom CMYK profiles is selected...

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Drop Printing Files to Splash The Splash Server prints TIFF files, EPS files, and files that are in text-based processed PostScript format... You can print these files to Splash from the server Power Macintosh or from any client with an AppleTalk or TCP/IP network connection to the server... Use Splash drop printing instead of a PostScript file downloader utility to print PostScript files to Splash...

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When you drag a TIFF or EPS file onto the Splash Waiting or Hold queues to print it, Splash automatically applies default print options, such as page size and orienta- tion, to the file... If you prefer to set print options manually for files dragged onto the Hold queue, deselect the Splash Server Preference that controls this feature (see page 46)... If you deselect this preference, a dialog box with print options appears for each TIFF or EPS file you drag onto the Hold queue...

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Starting a Log File The Splash log file records information about each print job... If you quit the Splash Server application, or if the Macintosh restarts, the log file automatically starts recording as soon as the Server application starts up again... The log file is located in the Splash Folder... If you move the file Splash... log out of the Splash Folder, the server automatically begins a new log file...

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The Print Job Log options let you sort job information by customer or by date, and can add subtotal information for each customer... You can print all entries in the job log, or only the entries added since the last job log printed... Select a paper source for the job log then click Print...

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When you choose this server command, Splash applies special formatting to the information in the Splash... log file and prints an easy-to-read report at the copier... The log file report automatically groups print jobs by user and contains the following fields for each job:

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Adding Fonts to the Splash Server The Splash Server provides 35 Roman PostScript fonts for use with your print jobs... (See the Splash Reference on-line manual for a complete list of the fonts provided with Splash... ) Print jobs that use the PostScript fonts provided with Splash print faster because these fonts are resident at the printer and are not downloaded with the print job... If you frequently use fonts that were not provided with Splash, you can download these fonts to the Splash Server to speed up printing...

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As fonts download to Splash, the Server status area in the upper-right of the Splash Server window shows the message Updating Fonts... After fonts are downloaded this message continues to display while the Splash Server rebuilds its internal list of fonts... When the Server status returns to Idle the Splash Server is ready to receive and print jobs that use the downloaded fonts... Click GO in the Splash Server window to continue print processing...

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3... Click on the Splash driver icon or the LaserWriter 8 icon... If your AppleTalk network is organized into zones, select the correct AppleTalk zone for the Splash Server...

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9... Select a font you want to download to the Splash Server from the list on the left, then click Add... The font appears in the list on the right...

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Windows 3... 1 clients that use Miramar Systems MACLAN Connect software to connect to Splash cannot download fonts to the Splash Server with a font down- loading utility... Fonts must be downloaded with print jobs...

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To increase the number of jobs the Server application can manage in the print queues, you must allocate additional system memory to the Splash Server application... Print jobs each take about 10K of memory, so for example, to manage an additional 100 jobs in the print queues you must increase memory for the Splash Server application by 1MB...

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Before using other applications on the Splash Server computer, click the Stop button at the bottom of the Splash Server window... If the Splash Server is running, other applications operate at reduced performance levels... When processing is stopped, you can still print to the printer/copier from the Splash Server computer (local printing)... When you have finished using other applications, exit these applications and click Go to continue Splash print processing... Any jobs sent to the Server will then begin to print...

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Splash allows multiple jobs to all be received and spooled simultaneously over the network, instead of being forced to wait when any other job is already spooling... This effectively eliminates productivity loss due to a blocking of the spooling access in heavy use environments... Each job being received from the network appears visually in the queue with an R next to it to indicate that it is currently being received over the network and spooled... The R disappears once the job has fully spooled and is active in the queue...

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To disable EtherTalk on the Splash Server, point to Control Panels in the Apple menu, then drag to choose the AppleTalk control panel... Choose Printer Port or Modem Port in the Connect via menu to switch the AppleTalk network from EtherTalk to LocalTalk... (This does not interfere with the ability to print to Splash from Novell print queues with Splash NetWare Direct... Print jobs will resume downloading to Splash from Novell NetWare print queues after the Splash Server is restarted... )

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If you use the Splash Installer to remove the Splash software from the server computer, the Installer may show a message that reports the software removal was unsuccessful... This message appears when spool files or TIFF files are present in the Spool Folder or TIFF Folder when you attempt to remove the Splash software... However, the Splash Server application was successfully removed from the computer's hard disk...

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Adobe Photoshop compatibility 14 Export plug-in 11 file format vs... TIFF file format 28 file size 29 memory requirements/ recommendations 31 scanned image storage 27 separation tables for Splash 10 Splash Acquire plug-in 11, 14, 26 Splash Export plug-in 14, 26

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EPS file default print settings 41 filename restrictions 55 paper size 56 print margins 55 printing 54

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Log file description 12 field descriptions 58 maintaining the log 57 starting a new log 56

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Print jobs default settings for 42 maximum number allowed in server queues 64 spooling at the server 16 viewing options selected for 39

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Splash Server alias for 36 changing the server name 45 disk size 27 memory requirements 31 preferences 44 print processing 15, 27 registration number 22 replacing the internal disk drive 29 starting a log file 56 system performance 27 unpacking 20 virtual memory 31

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