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Xerox CSX2000 Ver.2.0 Server Printing Guide PDF

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EMS Overview Creo is committed to the Environment Management System (EMS) and according to this policy, we are obliged to keep customers and service engineers informed about the principles of handling company products, while emphasizing on the environmental conservation... The Triple-R principles are: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle... Any item that can be recycled should be recycled and any item that can be reused should be reused in order to reduce the quantities of landfill that are sent to the local municipalities...

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Composition ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 11 Features ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 11 Workflow ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 14 Data Flow ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 16 Network CSX2000 Color Server Virtual Printers ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 17

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Color Workflow... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 174 Color Job Parameters ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 175 Gradation Tool ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 182 Calibration ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 196 Color Density Information ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 235 Color Sample Jobs ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 242

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Handling Jobs in the Storage Folder ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 304 Overview ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 304 Previewing RTP Jobs ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 306 Editing RTP Jobs ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 317 Previewing and Editing PDL Jobs ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 329 Duplicating Jobs ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 331 Archiving and Retrieving Jobs ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 332 Default Archiving Path ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 336 Deleting Jobs ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 337

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Light ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 378 Visible Spectrum ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 379 The Perception, Physiology and Psychology of Color ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 380 Additive Color ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 383 Subtractive Color ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 386 Color Separation ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 391

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Who is the Printing Guide For? This Printing Guide is for CSX2000 Color Server operators and system administrators... This guide explains how you can quickly and easily print from the CSX2000 Color Server or from a client workstation... Step-by-step procedures are included for new and occasional CSX2000 Color Server users... Detailed information is provided for users who require in-depth knowledge of the CSX2000 Color Server...

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Chapter 3 Basic Printing Workflow Printing from client workstations and from the CSX2000 Color Server...

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Emphasized text Template style denotes importance... As a general user, you can search for Files and Folders...

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This label indicates that the outlets to which it is applied can accept a maximum voltage of between 100-120 or 200-240 Volts, a maximum frequency of 60 or 50 Hertz, and a maximum of 3 Amperes...

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Welcome to the CSX2000 Color Server Printing Guide ... 8 Product Overview ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 9

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The CSX2000 Color Server is a powerful, comprehensive color server providing high throughput and print predictability to digital workflows... In combination with the Xerox DocuColor 2060 / 2045 printer, the CSX2000 Color Server effectively addresses the growth of on-demand printing needs and delivers the best output quality available...

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As an optimal digital color solution for printers, the CSX2000 Color Server lets you print from PC, Macintosh, and UNIX client workstations... The CSX2000 Color Server processes image files in PDL formats (for example, PostScript, PDF, and Variable Information), using a RIP (Raster Image Processor)... The system converts image files into a suitable RTP (Ready-To-Print) format for direct, high-quality digital printing...

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CSX2000 Color Server for Xerox DocuColor 2060 / 2045 printer

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Enhanced job editing The CSX2000 Color Server lets you job edit, both pre- and post- RIP... Pre-RIP editing includes full Adobe Acrobat functionality including: deletion, extraction, rotating, adding, and cropping of pages... Post-RIP editing includes deleting job pages and merging pages from different jobs to a new job... This minimizes the need to re-RIP jobs...

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Enhanced text and line art quality FAF (Full Auto Frame) You can choose superior text quality with the Creo proprietary algorithm... This function enhances the quality of diagonal lines, borders, blends, and small text... The Creo anti-aliasing causes blends to appear smooth with no banding and diagonal lines to appear crisp without jagged edges (do not use this option with VI jobs)... You can choose superior image quality with the Creo proprietary smooth scale algorithm... This function improves the quality of images containing various resolutions (such as images taken from the Internet)...

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Imposition The CSX2000 Color Server offers a full suite of Imposition functions, based on the well-known Ultimate Imposition engine... On the CSX2000 Color Server, Imposition is robust with user- friendly operation... And only the CSX2000 Color Server allows imposition of Variable Information jobs... Imposition is performed on the CSX2000 Color Server at the post- RIP stage... Re-RIP occurs when you modify the imposition method and this new method requires a 180 degree rotation of pages... Pages are processed separately and merged to imposed sheets only during printing...

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Workflow The CSX2000 Color Server receives and processes files from the following client workstations:

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The CSX2000 Color Server basic workflow is as follows:

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1... The input file arrives at the CSX2000 Color Server from either a client workstation, local hard disk, or external media and is submitted to the Process queue...

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FontDownLoader This special network printer, called Spire_FontDownLoader, used with Macintosh clients to download fonts... The FontDownLoader functions as a communications port, sending messages between the FontDownLoader program and the CSX2000 Color Server... You can send only fonts via the FontDownLoader, not files...

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! For information on defining and editing virtual printers, see Defining and Editing Virtual Printers on page 121...

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Powering Up ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 20 Introduction to the Workspace ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 22 Shut Down and Power Off... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 25

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2... Open the front door of the CSX2000 Color Server and click the Power button... The power LED on the front panel lights-up... The Windows NT System starts and the CSX2000 Color Server splash screen appears...

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" References: 1... The CSX2000 Color Server includes a diagnostics utility for checking the hardware components of the system... This application should only be started by a Service Engineer... For more information, refer to the CSX2000 Color Server Technical Manual... 2... For information on CSX2000 Tools from the desktop (Diagnostics, Diagnostics ReadMe, and Format Image Disks, refer to the CSX2000 Color Server Technical Manual)...

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Introduction to the Workspace After the CSX2000 Color Server is powered up, the following workspace automatically appears... The workspace area items are described on the following page...

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4 Queue Manager The lower area of the Queue Manager window (Process Queue) lists the files to be processed... After a file has been processed successfully, it moves to the upper area of the Queue Manger (Print Queue) and waits to be printed, or the job moves to the Storage Folder for future printing... Failed jobs and jobs that cannot be RIPped also move to the Storage Folder...

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The Printer Monitor dialog box can also be accessed from the Tools menu...

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3... To confirm that the CSX2000 Color Server application has closed, make sure that the Creo icon has disappeared...

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7... On the CSX2000 Color Server, click the Power button behind the front door... The power LED on the front panel goes off...

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Printing from Client Workstations ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 28 Printing from the CSX2000 Color Server ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 44 Job Parameters Window... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 51 Defining and Editing Virtual Printers ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 121

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On the CSX2000 Color Server, files are printed by means of virtual printers containing predefined job parameter settings... The predefined settings are automatically applied to all jobs printed using that virtual printer and determine how a sent or imported file is processed... For example, a file sent to a virtual printer with a Process & Print job flow is RIPped, printed and stored in the Storage Folder... A file sent to a ProcessStore job flow virtual printer is RIPped and stored, without printing...

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3... In the Name: box, select the required CSX2000 Color Server network printer (for example, Spire_Process&Print)...

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Notes: 1... The parameters set in the print options overrides the parameters set in the virtual printer... 2... Printer's Default indicates that the value is taken from settings of the selected virtual printer on the CSX2000 Color Server...

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3... In the Printer: box, select the required printer (for example, CSX_Color_ProcessPrint)...

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Notes: 1... Printer's Default indicates that the value is taken from the currently-selected virtual printer... 2... The PPD parameters are divided up into five Printer Specific Options in the drop-down menu...

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Notes: 1... Use alphanumeric and underscores for names... Names are case sensitive, for example ProcessPrint not processprint... 2... UNIX does require PPDs to print jobs... Therefore, you can not set printer options...

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The following standard fonts are available on the CSX2000 Color Server:

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The following standard Kanji fonts are available on the CSX2000 Color Server Japanese version:

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1... Access the Fonts Handler screen via Admin >Resource Manager > Fonts... Double-click on this option...

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Notes: 1... In the PPD file, the Printer Default option is presented for all PPD parameters... Printer's Default corresponds to the settings of the currently- selected virtual printer... 2... Parameter settings are modified or applied through either through the PPD, a virtual printer, or the Job Parameter window... 3... When setting or adjusting job parameters, the last-modified or applied parameter settings are the settings that are applied to the job... However, the print settings defined in the job file override the settings of the virtual printer... 4... Grayscale images created in RGB applications (such as PowerPoint) should be specified as Monochrome or submitted to the system with BW Printing selected in the PPD... This selection ensures that grayscale images are counted as black and white instead of color in both the CSX2000 Color Server and in the DocuColor 2045 / 2060 billing meters...

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Trapping Yes applies the Creo FAF (Full Auto Frame) algorithm to the job... Trapping solves misregistration between color separations in offset and digital printing... This occurs regardless of the printer device accuracy... This problem results in white lines around objects on top of a background (in a knock-out procedure) and also between adjacent colors... The FAF solution is to extract the element or background to create an overlap between them... Do not use this option with VI jobs... No does not begin image trapping while RIPping (this does not affect trapping incorporated by the authoring application)... If trapping was applied in the authoring application, select No...

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PS Overprint PS (PostScript) Overprint offers the option to use the overprint, which exists in the PS file... It also determines whether DTP application PS Overprint settings are honored in the RIP... CSX2000 Color Server settings override PS Overprint commands from DTP applications... For example, if PS Overprint was set to Yes in a DTP application, selecting PS Overprint No in the CSX2000 Color Server results in no overprinting... The CSX2000 Color Server can not create PS Overprint that is not pre-defined in the file... Selecting PS Overprint Yes for a file that has not had overprinting defined in a DTP application does not result in overprinting... Yes instructs the RIP to use the overprint information that exists in the input PostScript file... Also, if PS Overprint is applied in a DTP applications, it is implemented by the CSX2000 Color Server... Background colors are not knocked out... For example, in the case of a yellow triangle overlapping a cyan circle, selecting Yes results in the overlapping area turning green... This is not seen on the screen, only in print... No ignores the overprint information that exists in the input PostScript file... Background colors are knocked out and only the top most color parts are seen on the screen in your DTP application... For example, in the case of a yellow triangle overlapping a cyan circle, selecting No results in the cyan background being knocked out, so only the yellow is printed...

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Rendering Intent defines how colors are compressed from Lab values to printer color space... Saturated (presentation) produces saturated colors that are suitable for office environment applications (for example text documents and presentations)... Perceptual (photographic) yields the most effective results on continuous tone and images... Saturated (presentation) and Perceptual (photographic) are the most effective RI methods for RGB images... Relative Colorimetric provides an accurate general-purpose gamut mapping for all applications... The lowest density is mapped to white... Absolute Colorimetric preserves the substrate tint...

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Automatic Deletion Always, Never, Successful Only, Failed Only On large VI jobs, which take up a large amount of the CSX2000 Color Servers disk space, it is recommended (if you do not need to reprint the job) to use the this option... Completed and failed jobs are automatically saved in the Storage Folder unless you check one of the Job Deletion option check boxes... Follow the below process: Suspend the Process queue... Import your job... Successful Only removes jobs so they will not be printed... This option continuously deletes pages once they have been successfully printed and thus sustains enough free disk space for the duration of the print run... Failed only removes failed jobs (while processing or printing) from the CSX2000 Color Server... Each successfully printed page of the job is immediately deleted while the rest of the job remains in the queue to print...

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Finisher Module Select a Finisher module from the drop-down list to select the printed outputs destination: OCT (Output Cache Tray) prints to the output cache tray... If your printer is equipped with an HCS (High Capacity Stacker), select: HCS Stack Tray, which prints to the top tray... HCS Top Tray, which prints to the stack tray, which is the internal tray... If your printer is equipped with an HCSS (High Capacity Stacker Stapler), select: HCSS Top Tray, which prints to the top tray... HCSS Stack Tray, which prints to the Stack Tray (usually for many pages / copies)... HCSS Staple Stack, which prints an already stapled document...

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Staple Options Landscape - Single TL a single staple in the top left corner... Landscape - Single TR a single staple in the top right corner... Landscape - Dual Right two staples along the left side... Landscape - Dual Left two staples along the right side... Landscape - Dual Top two staples along the top... Portrait - Single TL a single staple in the top left corner... Portrait - Single TR a single staple in the top right corner... Portrait- Dual Right two staples along the left side... Portrait - Dual Left two staples along the right side... Portrait - Dual Top two staples along the top...

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When PDL files are created on client workstations that are not connected to the CSX2000 Color Server or if files are available only on external media (such as a CD-ROM), you can import files into the CSX2000 Color Server... It is also possible to import job files that reside locally on the CSX2000 Color Server...

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5... Click Submit... All files currently listed on the right hand side of the Import Job window are sent to the CSX2000 Color Server to be processed and printed as defined in the selected virtual printer...

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The Storage Folder also holds PDL files (for example, PostScript files that were spooled directly to the Storage Folder)...

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You can change job parameters in the Job Parameters window... Certain changes to the job parameters require re-RIPping of the job... The CSX2000 Color Server automatically determines if your file requires re-RIPping and places it in the appropriate queue when you submit it for reprinting...

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When you click Submit, the CSX2000 Color Server automatically determines if your job needs to be re-RIPped and places it in the appropriate queue... Refer to From a Client Workstation on page 49...

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! Through the Print window of your application, select print settings specific to printing to the CSX2000 Color Server... Job Parameters can also be adjusted for jobs that have already been processed and which are being held in the Storage Folder... Changes to the following job parameters require re-RIPping of the job...

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For cover and staple issues, the need to re-RIP, is not per option, but depends on the need to rotate some pages... Thus, the job is executed according to the required stapling options or the cover to be printed...

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Right-click on the job in the Storage Folder... Select Job Parameters... ... ... form the Shortcut Menu...

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Select a job in the Storage Folder... From the Job menu, select Job Parameters... ... ...

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2... Click OK to confirm the setting or Cancel to abort... Alternatively, click Submit to move the selected job to the appropriate queue using the current parameters...

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You can set various print-related job parameters...

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Notes: 1... Upon setting a print range, the system only processes the defined range, not the whole job... 2... For Print Range, re-RIPping of a job is required only if you are adding new pages to the range which were not previously defined for printing... It does not depend on issues of ranges within ranges, already defined for printing...

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Select Duplex Head to Head to print the top of the image on side 1 on the same edge of the page as the top of the image on side 2...

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When collating a document, selecting Reverse Print Order and Face Down or Face Up causes the set to be delivered in the correct order...

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! Select Yes for copies of a complete job to be collated and output into the top tray...

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Click the Same on both sides button to shift the image on the sheets second side (face down image) according to the previous shift on the sheets first side (face up image)... Set page offsets by clicking the directional arrows or by manually entering Rear and Lead measurements...

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Use this option to move duplex page data away from the spine... This option is not available if the Print Method is Simplex...

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Grayscale images created in RGB applications (such as PowerPoint) should be specified as Monochrome or submitted to the system with B&W Printing selected in the PPD... This selection ensures that grayscale images are counted as B&W instead of Color in both the CSX2000 Color Server and in the DocuColor 2045 / 2060 billing meters...

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Large jobs do not have to be RIPped entirely to disk before printing... Gallop lets you pre-define the number of pages to be processed before the printing stage begins... As soon as these pages are processed, printing starts while the rest of the job is being RIPped...

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The Paper Stock tab lets you determine the paper stock... If the selected paper stock is not available, printing of the current job is frozen until the stock is replaced and an alert message appears...

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1... Type the units of measure (selected in the Administration window)...

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Tray Notes: 1... Slip-sheets and / or blank pages in a transparency job (interleave) are counted in the Number of Sheets, not in the Number of Pages, (rastered pages) reported on the Admin page... 2... If the job is imposed, then the interleave is the size of the imposition sheet and is inserted between each sheet (not each slide)...

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! Select the paper weight from a range of supported paper weights from the drop-down list...

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Printing uses the paper in the selected tray only if it complies with all the other paper stock parameters... If the paper stock in the assigned tray mismatches with any Job Stock parameter, the job becomes 'Frozen' (refer to Chapter 7, Queue Manager)...

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Text / Line Quality refers to the Creo anti-aliasing algorithm for superior text quality... Text / Line Quality and text and line-art elements are processed separately to produce optimal rendering of all the elements on a page... This option performs the following:

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Notes: 1... Anti-aliasing is used to avoid or minimize jagged edges - rough edges around an images edges... Jagged edges result from limited resolution of the original file... 2... Do not use Text / Line quality option High for VI jobs...

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This feature is especially useful when your PostScript file includes several images at different qualities (for example, that were rotated, scanned at different resolutions, or were downloaded from the Internet)...

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Trapping is a solution that solves mis-registration between color separations in both offset and digital printing... This occurs no matter the accuracy of the printing device... This problem results in white lines around objects on top of a background (in a knock-out procedure) and also between adjacent colors... The solution is to extract the element and/or the background in order to create an overlap between them... Refer to the below illustration for Trappings effect:

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No does not begin the image trapping process of the job during RIPping (this does not affect trapping incorporated by the authoring application)... If trapping was applied in the authoring application, select No...

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Occasionally, white lines may appear around black text... The text may appear less dense than required as a result of misregistration between color separations... Black Overprint is used to ensure that black text prints cleanly within a tint or picture area... The text appears in a richer, deeper black, with the underlying CMY values equal to those of the printed background...

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In the authoring tool, you can select overprint options... PS (PostScript) Overprint offers the option to use the overprint, which exists in the PS file... It also determines whether DTP application PS Overprint settings are honored in the RIP... CSX2000 Color Server settings override PS Overprint commands from DTP applications... For example, if PS Overprint has been set to Yes in a DTP application, selecting PS Overprint No in the CSX2000 Color Server results in no overprinting... The CSX2000 Color Server can not create PS Overprint that is not pre-defined in the file... Selecting PS Overprint Yes for a file that has not had overprinting defined in a DTP application results in overprinting

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! Select Yes (default) to instruct the RIP to use the overprint information that exists in the input PostScript file... Also, if PS Overprint is applied in a DTP applications, it is implemented by the CSX2000 Color Server... Background colors are not knocked out... For example, in the case of a yellow triangle overlapping a cyan circle, selecting Yes results in the overlapping area turning green... This is not seen on the screen, only in print...

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The Color tab includes all the color settings that effect the printed result (for text and image)... From this tab, you can make post-RIP color corrections that do not require re-RIP, such as:

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Move the slider to select the jobs brightness level (the range starts from Light to Dark), which decreases or increases the brightness respectively...

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Move the slider to select the contrast level for the print job (the range starts from Less to More, which decreases or increases the contrast respectively...

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There are several methods that can be used when translating colors form one color space to another... These methods are called Rendering Indents because they are optimized for various intended uses...

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Perceptual (Photographic) (default) method preserves the visual relationship among the colors as they are perceived by the human eye... In other words, all colors are proportionally scaled to fit the output gamut... All or most colors in the original are changed but the relationship between them does not change... This method is recommended when working with realistic images such as photographs, including scans and images from stock photography CDs...

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Absolute Colorimetric is similar to Relative Colorimetric except that it does not make adjustments according to the white point... In this method, colors that do not fit within the output color space are rendered at the extremes of the output color space... Colors that fall inside the output color space are matched very accurately... This method is valuable for representing signature colors... Colors that are highly identified with a commercial product such as the cyan in the Creo logo...

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Saturated (presentation) scales all colors to the strongest saturation possible... The relative saturation is maintained from one color space to another... This rendering style option is optimal for artwork and graphs in presentations... In many cases, this style option can be used for mixed pages that contain both presentation graphics and photographs...

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Screening converts CT and LW images into information (halftone dots) that can be printed... The human eye smooths out this information, which seems visually consistent with the original picture... Thus, the more lines per inch, the more natural the image appears...

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For text / line-art elements, the system uses Dot type screen of 200 lpi for all colors below a system-preset threshold... It uses Line type screen of 600 lpi for colors that are equal to or higher than the system-preset threshold:

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Add, remove, and edit gradation tables by selecting Gradation from the Tools Bar...

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For optimal printing performance, use the Normal (default) Calibration setting (with Medium GCR)...

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CSA (Color Space Array) is the spectrum of specific variants of a color model with a specific gamut or color range... For example, within the color model RGB, are a number of color spaces (such as: Apple RGB, sRGB, and Adobe RGB)... While each of these define color by the same three axes (R, G, and B), they differ in gamut and other specifications...

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Use this workflow when you have images from different sources (such as: digital cameras, Internet, and scanners) and you want the images to have the common RGB color spaces...

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CMYK Emulation LAB forces the DFE to modify all CMYK elements... When None (default) is selected, the system processes CMYK jobs without modifying the CMYK values (in other words no color management modification occurs during the RIP)... When another option is selected, the system emulates the selected option during the RIP process... GCR and CMYK Emulation do not affect the processed job...

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After selecting the Template parameter, a dynamic thumbnail view appears on the lower right hand corner of the Imposition tab... It shows the effect of your parameter choices on the printed sheet... Parameter setting conflicts are highlighted in red, or with a dotted line...

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Step & Repeat is a method used for printing multiple copies of the same image so it fills up a larger sheet (for example, many business cards on one sheet)...

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Within the Step & Repeat method, is the sub-option Cut & Stack... A jobs pages, booklets (personalized set of any number of pages), or books are sorted in a Z-shape... In other words, each stack of pages is sorted in consecutive order... Thus, when stacks are piled one on top of another, the entire job is already sorted up or down...

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Perfect Bound is a book-finishing technique where the pages of a book are attached through trimming of the spine fold, roughening the edges of the gathered pages and gluing them together (for example, for hardcover books)...

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Sheet size is the actual physical paper size... Define the paper stock size that the job will be printed on... It overrides the Paper Size job parameter in the Paper Stock tab...

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If a file incorporates bleed previously applied in a DTP application, applying bleed results in the bleed effect... If bleed has not been incorporated in the file, application of bleed on the CSX2000 Color Server does not create bleed...

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Upon selecting the Template job parameter, a dynamic thumbnail viewer appears at the lower right hand corner of the Imposition tab... It lets you perform a dynamic visual check of your job at any stage of defining Imposition parameters...

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If any red corners or dotted lines appear in the thumbnail view, adjust your imposition settings to resolve any imposition parameter conflicts... This situation can occur after each imposition parameter modification...

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Crop marks are placed according to Trim Size parameters... A minimum of 6mm are required for crop marks and 10mm for fold marks...

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Spine trim size is the space between adjacent pages on a printed sheet, which, when folded into a signature / booklet, allows for grinding and perfect binding... Spine trim size is used with the Perfect Bound method only... If the Saddle Stitch method is used, this value is set to zero and the pages are printed side by side without any space between them... This option is only available for Perfect Bound...

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Margin size is the distance between the outside edges of the sheet and the edges of the pages printed on the sheet... You can set the minimum margin size, but not the exact size, which is calculated by the CSX2000 Color Server in accordance with other imposition parameters...

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Specifies the amount of movement towards the spine applied to the center two pages and their backs-the pages that require the most compensation... From the center quartet of pages back towards the outside four pages of a job, the CSX2000 Color Server automatically applies an ever-decreasing amount of movement... Every quartet of pages is moved by an amount less than the previous quartet... The outside two pages and their backs are not moved...

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On large VI jobs, which take up a large amount of the CSX2000 Color Servers disk space, it is recommended (if you do not need to reprint the job) to use the Job Deletion option...

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3... Select Delete Completed Jobs to remove jobs so they will not be printed... This option continuously deletes pages once they have been successfully printed and thus sustains enough free disk space for the duration of the print run

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When font substitution is performed, a message appears in the job history of the specific file... For more information, refer to Job History on page 349...

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APR is the mechanism that lets you work with low-resolution images (for layout purposes)... It automatically replaces these images with their associated high-resolution images during the RIP... The CSX2000 Color Server is predefined with an APR path for placing your high-resolution files... This path is located in D:\Shared\High Res...

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Select Both to use only the masking data common to both the high- resolution and the low-resolution image files (in other words, if the images defined by the two sets of masking data overlap, then this overlapping area is RIPped)...

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Notes: 1... The order in which the paths are listed specifies the order of searching for the high-resolution images... 2... You can have more than one APR path, for example you want to create different paths for different customers...

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! Select ProcessPrint for the CSX2000 Color Server to RIP the PDL files, print them, and store them in the Storage Folder (unless the Job Deletion policy parameter is set to Delete Completed Jobs)...

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Compression is a feature that attempts to solves problems when printing fails... In such cases, the following message may appear in the Alerts window:

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You can run a preflight check on a job when it starts running in the process queue... You can print a report (and save it as a text file) indicating the presence or absence of any of the job resources...

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! Type the following free-text information (these entries can also apply to non-successfully completed jobs):

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Admin Page includes general information about the job, including paper stock parameters (Admin page can also apply to non- successfully completed jobs)...

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Slip sheet is the ability to print slip-sheets between copies from a paper stock other than the job's paper stock... You can insert slip sheets between printed copies for collated jobs or between sets of pages for uncollated jobs...

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Notes: 1... Slip-sheet size must be the same size as that of the job... If the job is imposed, then the slip-sheet is the size of the imposition sheet... 2... Slip-sheets / blank pages in a transparency job (interleave) are not be counted in the Number of Pages reported on the Admin page...

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Cover size must be the same as that of the job... If the job is imposed, then the Admin page is the size of the imposition sheet...

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You can print the back cover (last page of the job or last two pages of the job in the case of duplex) on different paper stock than that of the job...

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Notes: 1... The finisher module must be connected to the CSX2000 Color Server... 2... For PostScript files, available stapling methods depend on page orientation and size... For PDF files, stapling methods depend on page size...

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For uncollated jobs (only if you requested more than one copy of each page), Offset shifts the sheets when a new page number is delivered... For example, you requested 3 copies of each page... Thus the printing output sequence is as follows: Page1, Page1, Page1, Offset, Page2, Page2, Page2, Offset, and so on...

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Use Offset for both collated and uncollated jobs... For uncollated jobs, if you requested more than one copy of a page, Offset shifts the sheets when a new page number is delivered... For example, you requested 3 copies of each page... Thus the printing output sequence is as follows: Page1, Page1, Page1, Offset, Page2, Page2, Page2, Offset, and so on...

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In the Exception tab, you can assign special pages within the job (such as: Admin page, Interleave, Slip-sheet, and Covers) to any media stock in the IOT... This option includes assigning new paper stock to the new print range and inserting new paper stock between pages in a job...

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2... The Virtual Printers dialog box appears... From the three buttons on the left, you can perform one of the following:

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3... In the Add new Virtual Printer dialog box, enter the following information:

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Advanced Printing Workflows ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 124 High-Resolution (APR) Workflow ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 125 VI (Variable Information) Workflow ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 135 Imposition Workflow ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 151 Color Workflow ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 174 PDF Workflow ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 258 Printing PrePress Files - Graphic Art Port (GAP) ... ... ... ... 263 Default Paper Size ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 265

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Advanced Printing Workflows This chapter describes the CSX2000 Color Server Advanced Printing Workflows, including Print Quality, Imposition, APR and OPI, the use of Variable Information on the CSX2000 Color Server and Color...

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High-Resolution (APR) Workflow Working with high-resolution files during the design and page layout process can be a long and inefficient process... Processing and manipulation of large files and graphics can be very time consuming... To speed up production, it is common to work with low-resolution files until the RIPping stage...

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APR is a Creo-developed image replacement method for PostScript files... APR is a standardized set of file instructions that specify how an external high-resolution image is placed in a PostScript file as it goes to RIP... The instructions specify the type, size, position, rotation, cropping and location of the high-resolution images themselves...

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The High Res utility in the Resource Manager lets you organize your high-resolution files... High-resolution files are required for the APR and OPI workflows... You can add or delete high-resolution files... You can also copy high-resolution files from a local hard disk, from the network, or from external media (for example, CD-ROM, Jazz drive or floppy)... There is a default shared folder set on the system dedicated to high-resolution files... The folder resides in D:\Shared\HighRes...

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2... You can add files to the High-Res folder, delete files from it, and copy files from an external media...

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If your high-resolution files are not located in the CSX2000 Color Server default folder, you must specify the APR path(s) in the Job Parameter window Services tab before printing:

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Select one or several paths and click Delete to remove the path(s) from the search... If a path is not specified, the CSX2000 Color Server looks for high- resolution files in the default path and predefined paths, according to the order that they are listed... Paths other than the default path are defined on a per-job basis, or set in the virtual printer... The order in which the paths are listed determines the order in which the CSX2000 Color Server searches for the high-resolution files... Specify paths on local hard drives, CD-ROM drives, and the floppy drive connected to the CSX2000 Color Server... Or you can specify paths on remote clients / file servers...

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Notes: 1... A PS Image (*... e) file is a low-resolution preview of the original high resolution file... It contains preview information saved at 72dpi in black and white or color... Also, it contains pointers to the location of the high-resolution Image... 2... APR low-resolution files have a *... e extension... OPI low-resolution files have a *... lay extension...

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2... The job is processed and printed according to the settings of the selected virtual printer using APR or OPI high-resolution files... If your high-resolution files are not located in the CSX2000 Color Server default folder:

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In this example, you can use APR to print a brochure that contains a high-resolution file...

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The picture used in the brochure is a high-resolution file called milkmaid... In this example, it is assumed that you already created the low-resolution file milkmaid... e and that your brochure has already been designed in a DTP application using milkmaid... e...

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The CSX2000 Color Server allows concurrent RIPping and printing of VI jobs... Large jobs do not have to be RIPped entirely to disk before printing... You can pre-define the number of pages to be processed before the engine starts to print... As soon as these pages are processed, printing starts while the rest of the job is streamlined through the CSX2000 Color Server... The Xerox DocuColor 2060 / 2045 continues printing at its rated speed without interruption or slowing down until the job is finished...

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4... Your VI job is processed and printed on the CSX2000 Color Server... The Xerox DocuColor 2060 / 2045 prints RTP booklets at full engine speed working uninterrupted from the printer disk... Booklets are compiled concurrently while the printer prints... As pages are sent to the print engine, they are assembled from the various Inline and re-usable elements on-the-fly... Once the job is completed, an RTP job is placed in the Storage Folder... This job is identified by the Variable Print Specification sub-job name... Booklet and Page descriptions, as well as inline elements, are embedded in the RTP job... All sub-job handling is done via this RTP job (for example adjusting Job Parameters)...

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In your VI authoring program (for example Creo Darwin), you can define several sub-jobs related to the same VI job, (for example different weekly runs, late additions or updates to a database... )... This is known as batch processing... The CSX2000 Color Server processes the first batch that arrives at the system, as described above... When processing following batches of the same job, the CSX2000 Color Server uses the already cached re-usable elements and adds new re- usable elements to the cache sub-folder... This saves the initial ramp-up time for processing and allow immediate processing at the rated printer speed...

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The Variable data Intelligent Postscript Printware format was developed in 1993 by RX (Rank Xerox) Switzerland... The VIPP is PostScript based format that composes the VI pages during the processing stage... The VIPP is being used for various types of applications, but mostly for financial applications (which typically use the dynamic graph charting capability of VIPP) and for billing statements of banks, telephones, electricity, and so on...

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Creo Variable Print Specification is comprehensive and can specify a complete range of VI documents... It also provides the means for efficient implementation - fast, efficient data processing and storage prior to printing...

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All copies of a particular document (for example, book, brochure, or flyer), within a single print run... On the CSX2000 Color Server, sub- jobs can be deleted, archived, or reprinted at any time... However, you can still maintain re-usable elements for future runs... Re-usable elements are cached elsewhere, so only the unique data, which is embedded in the job, is deleted...

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The VI Elements utility lets you organize VI elements on your system... Jobs that include variable information require that VI elements (reusable elements) are stored in a specified location... This allows the CSX2000 Color Server to reuse these files when the job is printed for the first time and also for future jobs...

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In the above screen (in Preview mode), your VI job folders are displayed in the left pane... In the right pane, there is a thumbnail view in the Icon column and other information associated with your job...

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3... Select Details mode to view the element name and system name as a list in the cached element window... The remaining information (file name, source file, submitted date, size and feed direction) is under the thumbnail...

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Each tab displays its own file type with its matching hierarchy (for example, the VIPP tab displays only VIPP files with the VIPP hierarchy structure)... For all formats in the window under the tabs, only the folder levels are displayed... While the content of these folders appears on the right side...

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2... Double-click on the folder where your VI elements were archived...

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1... Access the Elements Viewer window from Admin > Resource Manager > VI Elements...

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You can resize the VI elements window... The system saves the last setting if the window is resized the next time it is opened...

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In the Step & Repeat method, when printing a single page booklet, the VI job does not print the same image repeatedly... Several booklets are printed on the same sheet and each record is printed on the sheet once...

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For a booklet with several pages, the pages are printed in order along the length of the sheet... The next booklet is printed beside the first... After the sheets are cut, the booklets are aligned with their pages in the proper order...

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! Select the Delete after Complete check box in the Services tab in the Job Parameters window to cause the continuous deletion of pages once they have been successfully printed... Notes: 1... This sustains enough free disk space for the duration of the print run and affects the sub-job only... Moreover, it disposes of inline elements only and not re- usable elements... 2... The Variable Print Specification file is also be deleted...

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Imposition does not affect the content of the individual page but rather the placement of the pages on a press sheet... Imposition is a combination of content and layout... The content is the pages that should be printed and the layout is the location of the page on the sheet and the printing marks (crop marks and fold marks)...

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5... Click Submit to send your job to print... The job is processed on the CSX2000 Color Server and sent to the Xerox DocuColor 2060 / 2045 for printing...

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You can use a CSX2000 Color Server virtual printer to predefine your imposition settings... When you create a new virtual printer or edit an existing one, define the imposition settings for that particular printer... These settings become the printer's default options and are applied to all jobs that use the printer...

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At the lower right hand corner of the Imposition tab, a dynamic thumbnail view shows the effect of your parameter choices on the printed sheet... The thumbnail viewer appears when you select the Template job parameter...

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In the thumbnail view, the page orientation is indicated by the direction of the arrows (which point to the head of the page) and not by the orientation of the numbers...

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This parameter specifies the finishing of printed sheets... It offers two types of binding (in other words Saddle Stitch and Perfect Bound) and one method that collects pages together on one sheet without binding (in other words Step & Repeat)...

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Perfect Bound is a book-finishing technique where the pages of books are attached through trimming of the spine fold, roughening the edges of the gathered pages and gluing them together (for example, for hardcover books)...

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When using Imposition jobs, Size overrides the Paper Size job parameter in the Paper Stock tab... This override lets you define the sheet size for the job and avoid inappropriate settings that may be embedded in the job... Sizes lets you define a virtual printer for imposition... For example, you can set a virtual printer with 2X1 Duplex Rotated, Step & Repeat template so that any letter size job submitted through that virtual printer automatically prints 2UP on tabloid size paper...

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The default trim size is the initial paper size of the job, set in the Paper Stock tab... If you set trim size to be smaller than the page size set in the DTP application, some of the data is cropped... Setting a larger trim size results in a larger border on the printed page...

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Bleed extends part of the printed page image beyond the trimming boundary... This avoids white edges after cutting and folding pages with elements adjacent to the edge of the page...

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A template is a set of parameters that determines how your finished sheet is printed... The template includes:

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Step & Repeat Saddle Stitch Perfect Bound Cut & Stack

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Step & Repeat Saddle Stitch Perfect Bound Cut & Stack

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The Step & Repeat method contains a subset of templates called Collating Templates... Collating Templates are used when jobs with different page images are used to fill up a larger sheet... Unlike regular Step&Repeat, where the same images are printed several times on a sheet, with Collating Templates, several images are printed on the same sheet... Collated Templates are used for one-time job print runs and are of the form P1-P2-P3, indicating the job pages to be printed on a sheet... When choosing a template, you should account for other job parameters (for example paper trim size, bleed, margins and gutters and paper size)... Since some of these parameter settings may contradict, the Template thumbnail lets you visually check your job as it highlights such conflicts (in red)...

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It is advisable to review your Template thumbnail after setting your imposition parameters to check for conflicts and to resolve them by adjusting parameter settings...

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Notes: 1... If your job already includes crop marks incorporated in the DTP application, you do not need to add crop marks here... If you do add crop marks, both sets of crop marks can be printed... 2... If you want to use crop marks incorporated in the DTP application, ensure that enough space is left around your page in the PS file so that the page prints with crop marks...

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Spine trim size is used with the Perfect Bound method only... If the Saddle Stitch method is used, this value is set to zero and the pages are printed side by side without any space between them...

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When inserting signatures inside one another when binding saddle- stitched jobs, the signatures inserted last (in other words towards the center of the job) are the furthest away from the center of the publication... When the publication is trimmed down to its final size, the inward page sections drift outward (or are even clipped)...

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An ever-decreasing amount of movement is automatically applied from the center quartet of pages back towards the outside four pages of the job (in other words every quartet of pages is moved by an amount less than the previous quartet)... If required, the CSX2000 Color Server can also set Total Creep In automatically based on paper stock weight...

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Notes: 1... If an element is to be used more than once but with different clipping or scaling parameters, it is treated as a new page element and processed again... 2... The cache is kept intact until the completion of a job, allowing for reuse of RIPped elements anywhere in the job... Elements may remain the in cache for subsequent jobs... you can also archive job elements... 3... Deleting a job does not delete the cached job sub-folder... This must be done manually via the Resource Manager...

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The User Defined Imposition Template utility lets you import and manage user defined imposition templates (created in a stand-alone application) in the CSX2000 Color Server...

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3... Click anywhere outside the name box of the user defined template... The user defined imposition template with the new name is listed in the user defined imposition template list...

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! Right-click the user defined imposition template to delete and from the menu select Delete... The selected user defined imposition template is deleted...

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Color Workflow Color job parameters can be accessed through the Color tab of the Job Parameters window... The Color tab provides you with tone compression tools such as brightness, contrast and gradation, as well as color tools, including rendering intent, ink saving, and CMYK Workflow... In addition, you can select various screening methods for your job...

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5... Click Submit to send your job to print... The job is processed on the CSX2000 Color Server and sent to the Xerox DocuColor 2060 / 2045 for printing...

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All printers, monitors and scanners have a gamut or range of colors that they can output (or view in the case of a scanner)... If a color needs to be output and is outside the gamut of the output device, it must be mapped or approximated to some other color, which exists within the gamut...

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Notes: 1... Use High to provide low ink coverage while saving on toner (this prevents the occasional peeling of ink and the curling effect that may occur when printing transparencies)... 2... The percentage figure to the right of each GCR level indicates the percentage of ink coverage, which is calculated by adding the percentages for C,M,Y and K... The theoretical maximum is 400%, but this is not achievable in practice... 3... Ink Saving (any combination of GCR) has no dependencies...

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CMYK Workflow is used to emulate various standards used in lithographic printing... These standards represent specific combinations of paper and ink, as well as popular proofing systems... It is also used to emulate other printing devices such as offset presses, or other digital printers...

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2... Click the Add Color Emulation button (the first button on the left)... The Add CMYK Emulation window appears...

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4... Once a profile is selected, confirm or modify the emulation name and click the Create Emulation button... A new CMYK emulation transformation is created (based on the selected ICC profile) and listed in the CMYK emulation list in the Job Parameters window...

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Automatic applies two types of screens: For CT, the system uses Dot type screen of 200 lpi... For text / line-art elements, the system uses Dot type screen of 200 lpi for all colors below a system-preset threshold... It uses Line type screen of 600 lpi for colors that are equal to or higher than the system-preset threshold... Automatic screening results in the printing of text and graphic shapes at Continuous Tone... Automatic screening is the recommended screening mode...

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With CSX2000 Color Server Gradation, you can apply the default gradation table or another pre-configured gradation table to a job... You can also edit an existing table and save your changes... Gradation is an interactive function and changes are automatically applied to the displayed image...

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Notes: 1... Gradation is an interactive function... Gradation table changes are automatically applied to the displayed image... 2... The gradation table created is not automatically applied to the previewed job... You must use job parameters to assign a gradation table to a job...

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2... Click Browse to select a job to display in the preview window... The RTP Jobs window appears...

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Notes: 1... The job name is listed at the top of the Preview viewer... 2... Click Browse at any time to select a different RTP job on which to view the effects of gradation table changes

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6... To view the effects of your gradation table changes on a different page of the RTP job, select the page and booklet you wish to view from the drop-down lists at the top of the Preview window:

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The Separation box is used to select the separations to be edited for a particular gradation table... You can select one, all, or any combination of separations... Selecting a specific separation and a specific gradation control lets you change the color balance for a specific tonal range...

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Start Moves the point of origin of the gradation graph at the highlight end along the horizontal or vertical axis... This affects the image file from 0% dot to 100% dot, where the greatest change is at 0% dot...

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Highlight Changes brightness mainly in the highlights... This affects the image file from 0% dot to 50% dot, where the greatest change is at 25% dot...

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End Moves the endpoint of the gradation graph at the shadow end along the horizontal or vertical axis... This affects the image file from 0% dot to 100% dot, where the greatest change is at 100% dot...

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The horizontal axis represents the tone values of the image before gradation changes (input)... The vertical axis represents the tone values of the image after gradation changes (output)... All four separations (CMYK) are shown, but if they have identical curves, the graphs appear as if there is only one curve...

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Contrast increases the image contrast mainly in the midtones... Using Contrast Center, you can adjust where the contrast is increased... To enhance contrast in highlights, the Contrast Center is shifted toward the highlights... To enhance contrast in shadows, the Contrast Center is shifted toward the shadows...

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Click the arrow button to increase or decrease the Contrast Center value... The Contrast Center value appears to right of the Contrast Center slider... Your change affects the gradation graph by moving the point where the curve changes from convex to concave...

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If you work only with the default gradation table, the Reset and Save As options are activated... This option lets you use the default gradation table as a base on which to build and save new gradation tables... When you work on gradation tables other than the default table, Save and Delete also become active...

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4... Click OK... The gradation table is saved with the entered name... Or click Cancel to return to the Gradations window without saving the gradation table... The saved gradation table is added to the Gradation window Table name drop-down list and to the Job Parameters Gradations drop- down list...

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The purpose of color calibration is to achieve a consistent level of color quality on a daily basis and to ensure that the quality achieved is maintained for each Xerox DocuColor 2060 / 2045 printer in use... The calibration process involves printing a CMYK chart, measuring the density of the CMYK strips, and calibrating them to a required target...

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2... Attach the 9-pin connector, at the other end of the interface cable, to the COM1 port on the back of the CSX2000 Color Server...

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The X-Rite DTP32 Densitometer should be configured automatically after its connection to the CSX2000 Color Server... Configuration is performed across five screens, numbered p1 to p5... If you have any problems or errors while connecting to the densitometer, exit the application and type the following configuration settings on the X-Rite DTP32 Densitometer...

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5... Insert the strip into the X-Rite DTP32 slot until the rollers start pulling it inside (refer to X-RiteColor DTP32 for QUICKAL Densitometer: Getting Started)... The word READING flashes on the display, followed by the density values and the message CALIBRATION OK... If the message UNRECOGNIZABLE STRIP appears, try to clean the strip (refer to X-RiteColor DTP32 for QUICKAL Densitometer: Getting Started)...

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The LED indicates a variety of instrument operation conditions, such as calibration mode and operation... For a complete list of all conditions reported by the LED, refer to the X-Rite DTP34 QuickCal Densitometer Operations Manual...

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Your X-Rite DTP34 QuickCal Densitometer should have a Quick Calibration performed weekly... A full calibration should be performed annually, during heavy usage to provide accurate measurements, or if the Quick Calibration consistently fails... Typically, the host computer prompts for an instrument calibration (amber LED) when required but the process can be invoked manually at any time... Refer to the following procedure for details on the calibration process...

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A quick calibration can be performed at any time... The only required action is to scan the reflection reference as you would with any other strip... A quick calibration should only be performed after a full calibration has been done... The instrument comes from the factory with a full calibration already stored...

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The Calibration window lets you create and edit calibration tables, either through an automatic process or by editing an existing calibration table... The system automatically identifies which device is connected and if the device is currently working with the X-Rite DTP32...

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The Wizard checks for Letter or A4 LEF paper (for more information, refer to Template Orientation on page 401)... If a particular paper size / quality is required, then select the relevant tray... Calibration charts can be printed on any paper size, including custom sizes... In case of small paper size (less than Letter / A4), each calibration chart is printed on two separate sheets... If a large size is selected, the calibration charts are printed close to the edge of the paper, allowing the operator to measure them without difficulty... When Auto is selected, the Wizard selects the first tray containing either letter or A4 paper... If the correct paper is not found, the following message appears:

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3... Refill the selected tray with the required paper and select the tray again from the drop-down list...

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The Xerox DocuColor 2060 / 2045 printer achieves its best marking performance after printing several initial pages, particularly following cold starts... Print the first calibration charts in a multiple copies and to use one of the last charts printed... Set and print up to 25 copies of the Start Point charts to reach the best color performance...

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3... Insert the Start Points density calibration chart into the X-Rite autoscan densitometer as shown in the illustration below... Begin with the cyan column...

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4... The chart is drawn through the X-Rite DTP32 and scanned... A beep sounds when the scan is complete... A check mark appears beside the cyan icon and instructions appear for the next insertion of the chart...

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9... If at any time during your scan sequence, you would like to scan again, click the Reset button...

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If automatic screening has been selected in Step 1 of the Wizard, the Xerox DocuColor 2060 / 2045 prints two charts, an Image Density calibration chart and a Text / Line Art chart... If any other screening method has been selected, only the Image Density calibration chart is printed...

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If Automatic Screening was selected in Step 1 of the Wizard, then insert the Text / Line Art after you are finished scanning the Image Density Calibration chart... Follow the same scan sequence... Begin each chart with the cyan column...

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2... The chart is drawn through the X-Rite DTP32 and scanned... A beep sounds when the scan is complete... A check mark appears beside the cyan icon and instructions appear for the next insertion of the chart:

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5... Insert the Text / Line Art chart for the same scan sequence... After the LW Density black separation is scanned and the beep is heard, it can take several seconds until the check mark appears in the box...

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After scanning the K column, it can take some time for the checkmark to appear next to the K icon...

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Saturated The table is balanced through 80% of the tone range... From 80% onwards, all separations are balanced independently... Each separation is calibrated to the maximum density the printer can produce... For example, if a calibration table is saved with the name New, it is saved both as New and as NewSat...

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The Calibration window lets you create and edit calibration tables, either through an automatic process or by editing an existing calibration table... This Wizard guides you in the use of the X-Rite DTP34 to create calibration tables...

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2... The Color Calibration Wizard dialog box appears at the Printing Start Point Chart screen... The Color Calibration Wizard appears with the following message: Please calibrate the DTP-34, using the X-Rite Reflection Reference calibration strip, before clicking Print... Click OK to continue... This step, in the Color Calibration Wizard dialog box, prints the Start Point Density calibration chart...

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Calibration charts can be printed on any paper size, including custom sizes... In case of small paper size (less than Letter / A4), each calibration chart is printed on two separate sheets... If a large size is selected, the calibration charts are printed close to the edge of the paper, allowing the operator to measure them without difficulty... When Auto is selected, the Wizard selects the first tray containing either letter or A4 paper... If the correct paper is not found, the following message appears:

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The Xerox DocuColor 2060 / 2045 printer achieves its best marking performance after printing several initial pages, particularly following cold starts... Print the first calibration charts in a multiple copies and to use one of the last charts printed... Set and print up to 25 copies of the Start Point charts to reach the best color performance...

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1... While pressing down the button on the X-Rite DTP34, align the X- Rite DTP34s head with the cyan arrows tip... The arrow is to the left of the cyan column on the Image Density Calibration Curve... Its tip intersects the semi-dotted line...

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4... A beep sounds when the scan is complete... A check mark appears over the cyan icon and instructions appear for the next sweep, this time for the magenta column...

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9... If at any time during your scan sequence, you would like to scan again, click the Reset button...

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If automatic screening has been selected in Step 1 of the Wizard, the Xerox DocuColor 2060 / 2045 prints two charts, an Image Density calibration chart and a Text / Line Art chart... If any other screening method has been selected, only the Image Density calibration chart is printed...

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If Automatic Screening was selected in Step 1 of the Wizard, then insert the Text / Line Art after you are finished scanning the Image Density Calibration chart... Follow the same scan sequence... Begin each chart with the cyan column...

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4... If Automatic Screening was selected in Step 1 of the Wizard, the second row of check boxes is selected once the Image Density calibration chart has been scanned...

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5... Insert the Text / Line Art chart for the same scan sequence... After the LW Density black separation is scanned and the beep is heard, it can take several seconds until the check mark appears in the box...

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8... If at any time during your scan sequence, you would like to scan again, click the Reset button...

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Saturated The table is balanced through 80% of the tone range... From 80% onwards, all separations are balanced independently... Each separation is calibrated to the maximum density the printer can produce... For example, if a calibration table is saved with the name New, it is saved both as New and as NewSat...

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1... In the Calibration screen, under Calibration Name, select the table to edit... Then click Edit...

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In Step 1... Printing Start Point Chart of the Color Calibration Wizard screen, select a screening method... Upon choosing the Automatic screening method, in Step 2... Measuring Start Points you receive information for both CT (on the left) and LW... Any other screening method yields only CT information...

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Your changes to calibration tables are immediately presented as changes to the calibration graph...

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Your changes to calibration tables are immediately presented as changes to the calibration graph...

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The horizontal axis represents the tone values of the image in the image file... The vertical axis represents the tone values of the image that are sent to the printer... Upon opening the Edit Calibration window, all four separations (CMYK) are shown... If the four separations have identical curves, the calibration graph appears as if there is only one curve...

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2... Click the individual separations you wish to view (for example, select the cyan separation only):

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Access Calibration tables through Tools > Calibration > Edit... ... ... (for the Edit Calibration window) and Tools > Calibration > Info... ... ... (for the Density Graph window)...

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The Density Graph appears... Upon saving the calibration, its results are also saved as graphic data and displayed in the Density Graph...

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Individual job pages can contain continuous tone (CT), line work (LW), and Spot color elements... The CSX2000 Color Server Spot Color Editor allows editing CMYK values of every Spot color in the Spots dictionary... You can edit these values without affecting the CT or LW page elements... It also lets you create custom spot colors and to define fixed CMYK values for those spot colors... The CSX2000 Color Servers DFE supports only Pantone type Spot colors...

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Under Color:, you cannot perform an exact query... This input stream only reads one character... For example, you want Cool Grey 4 and type "Cool"... As soon as you type C, the cursor only moves to Cool Grey 1 and will not continue to a more specific selection...

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4... Highlight the required color... The color's CMYK values and a color preview appear in the right hand side of the Spot Color Editor window...

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7... If the color name was already modified and is in the custom dictionary, the following message appears:

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5... Click Yes to delete the color... Alternatively, click No to return to the Spot Color Editor window...

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Notes: 1... The print quality parameters closely influence color parameters... Print quality parameter settings have also been listed for these examples... 2... The B&W Printing job parameter is located on the Print Settings tab...

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In cases where you are printing scanned photographs, you might have to compensate for varying brightness and contrast levels... In this example, you can increase brightness and contrast for a job containing scanned photographs...

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1... Download or spool the photo job from your client workstation to the CSX2000 Color Server... Or import the job from the CSX2000 Color Server workspace...

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A presentation, or any document that contains out-of-gamut monitor colors, (for example RGB blue) should be printed using the Perceptual option in the Rendering Intent job parameter...

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1... Download or spool the presentation job from your client workstation to the CSX2000 Color Server... Or import the job from the CSX2000 Color Server workspace...

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13... Click Submit to send the presentation job to print... The job is processed on the CSX2000 Color Server and sent to the Xerox DocuColor 2060 / 2045 for printing...

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1... Download or spool the presentation job from your client workstation to the CSX2000 Color Server... Or import the job from the CSX2000 Color Server workspace...

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In cases where many intense colors are to be printed (for example colorful posters) use Ink Saving (GCR) to save toner, which avoids curling of paper or peeling of ink...

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1... Download or spool the presentation job from your client workstation to the CSX2000 Color Server... Or import the job from the CSX2000 Color Server workspace...

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An example of a CMYK Workflow job would be printing a test sample for a survey before moving to an offset press to print millions of survey forms... In such a case, it is best to emulate the offset before the job actually goes to offset printing...

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1... Download or spool the survey form job from your client workstation to the CSX2000 Color Server... Or import the job from the CSX2000 Color Server workspace...

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The rosette screen features round screen dots and is most suitable when simulating offset or gravure printing conditions on the Xerox DocuColor 2060 / 2045... To print a page of a catalog, which contains many images, use Rosette screening...

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1... Download or spool the catalog job from your client workstation to the CSX2000 Color Server... Or import the job from the CSX2000 Color Server workspace...

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It is sometimes necessary to perform tone corrections before printing a job... For example, it may be necessary to modify the color balance of a document because the images have too much magenta in the midtones...

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When applying the Gradations parameter, use a pre-defined gradation curve, or define your own curve as follows:

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6... In the Mid box, reduce the Magenta value by depressing the arrow buttons... Your changes are displayed as a gradation curve and on the job image in the Preview window...

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For example, you have an element (a graphic or PowerPoint background) that appears more than once in a document... PDF Optimization backlogs the element once... But it can be retrieved and used as many times as needed...

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Pre-RIP Preview offers the ability to decide whether to keep the PDF that was created for the preview or to keep the original PS... The default is to keep the original PS...

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2... Select the number of booklets (a personalized set of any number of pages) for pre-RIP preview (default is 4)...

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The system is capable of exporting jobs (both before and after processing), which are standard PDF files... For an exported RTP job, the PDF file includes the rasterized data of the job...

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4... Each file is saved as a separate PDF under the job's name... When exporting PDL files as PDF, the file is converted to PDF using Acrobat distiller...

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The GAP is a port through which you can import various file formats used in the Graphic Arts industry... GAP files are already rasterized... The CSX2000 Color Server needs only to prepare the files for printing, which means adjusting the file resolution and rotation...

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All rasterized Brisque jobs have a typical structure... Each job contains an assigned file with one or more pages (in case of a multiple job)... Also, every page contains its own assigned file, which combines LW and CT...

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Default Paper Size When a PDL file does not contain any paper size information (usually set by the PPD), the RIP uses a pre-defined default size... You can set this default size, which is used by the system whenever a file enters the system without paper size comment in the code... By setting a default paper size, you have more control over the default RIP size...

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Managing Jobs ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 268 Handling Jobs in Queues ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 279 Managing the Storage Folder ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 289 Handling Jobs in the Storage Folder... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 304 Job Ticket Report ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 339

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The Process queue lists all the jobs that are waiting to be processed and the job currently being processed... The Print queue lists all the jobs that were processed successfully and are waiting to be printed and the job currently printing... Each queue holds jobs in the order they entered it... The top job in the queue is the Running job, while all others are Waiting jobs... At any time, you can view information regarding the number and status of the jobs in the queues, reorder the jobs or suspend / resume the queue...

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The Queue Manager consists of the Process queue and the Print queue...

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" References: 1... The Status Panel indicates various data regarding the Queue Manager... For further details, refer to Status Panel Information on page 274... 2... You can suspend an entire queue or resume its work... For further details, refer to Suspending and Resuming Queues on page 277... 3... For further details on operations on the jobs residing in the Queue Manager, refer to Handling Jobs in Queues on page 279...

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Submitting a file whose name already exists in the CSX2000 Color Server automatically adds a sequential number to the file name (for example, submitting a file called LOBSTER while such a file already exists renames it to LOBSTER1)...

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Importing from a CD, archive and retrieve operations, and printing the Accounting log should not be performed when the system is processing or printing data... Suspend the Process Queue when performing these functions...

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A Frozen job is a job for which the appropriate paper stock is not available, for example, the correct paper type, paper size or paper weight...

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On the Process pane - the total number of pages is indicated for PDF jobs... If the DTP application supported it, the number of pages is indicated for other PDL jobs...

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! Select the job in the Storage Folder... From the Job menu, select Reorder Jobs and select an available option...

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To move the selected job to the bottom of the queue, select Demote to bottom...

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A job that cannot be streamed to the previous job prints after the print engine cycles down... Jobs that follow this type job can be streamed to it... The operation of job batching can be turned on / off from the system preferences (the default setting is On)... This feature saves printing time, especially for a large number of short / small jobs...

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2... The job is checked if it is fit for the current batch... If it is found fit for the current batch, the job is added to the batched list and runs as a batched job (without cycle down)... If it is not fit for the current batch, it remains on the waiting list and is not run as a batched job (its icon remains the waiting icon)...

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Some of the actions are supported for a single job only, while others are supported for several jobs at once...

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The job is removed from the queue and is added to the Storage Folder... The Aborted status is assigned to the job and the next job in the queue starts running...

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To return a job to the proper queue, select the job(s) in the Storage Folder and Submit... For more information, refer to Printing from Client Workstations on page 28 and Printing from the CSX2000 Color Server on page 44...

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To return jobs to their original queue(s), select the jobs and Submit (or drag the jobs to the relevant queue)... For more information, refer to Printing from Client Workstations on page 28 and Printing from the CSX2000 Color Server on page 44...

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You can view a small image representation of a page in an RTP job to help you identify it before printing...

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! Select an RTP job while the Job Thumbnail window is open... The window indicates the name of the job, the sequential number of the current displayed page, the total number of pages in the job, and the paper size and orientation... The view area shows the thumbnail of the current page...

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If you selected a non-RTP job, the Job Thumbnail window indicates its name (and the view area indicates NO THUMBNAIL)...

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2... Press Delete... If you selected one job, the system indicates its name...

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Notes: 1... Once a job is deleted, it needs to be re-submitted for processing and printing... 2... To temporarily remove jobs from a queue, use Move to Storage (refer to Moving Waiting Jobs to Storage)...

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The Storage Folder window appears... Initially, it contains no jobs...

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" For further details on operations on the jobs residing in the Storage Folder, refer to Handling Jobs in the Storage Folder on page 304...

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The In Storage pane indicates the number of jobs of each status currently residing in the Storage Folder...

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The job was manually moved from the Queue Manager to the Storage Folder by the operator or automatically by the current Job Flow or Virtual Printer...

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2... Press any Status button in order to list such jobs (for example, the following lists Held jobs only)...

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By default, the jobs are listed in the Storage Folder along with various details, but you can select to list the jobs as Large Icons, Small Icons, a name List, or a list with Details...

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2... Select the required List View mode from the drop-down list... The list updates to list the jobs according to the selected List View mode...

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Compared to the default Details view, the icons are listed from the bottom right corner to top left corner...

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Compared to the default Details view, the icons are listed from the bottom left corner to top right corner...

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When the jobs are listed using the Details List View mode, you can sort the list by its column headers...

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In Details List View mode, by default - the Status, Type, Title, Sender, Submitted, Pages, and Size columns appear in the Storage Folder...

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4... Follow the on-screen prompts... After three days of running and deleting VI jobs, it is recommended to update the Storage Folder by running the three minute Format Image Disks software routine... This process removes any remaining file fragments and deletes all resident jobs in the Storage Folder...

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Notes: 1... Do not store files on the desktop... This causes the system disk to fill up and stops the RIPping process... 2... It is recommended not to quit the CSX2000 Color Server and store files on its disks... These files can not be accessed or deleted via the CSX2000 Color Server and may cause disk space problems that cannot be solved from within the CSX2000 Color Server...

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Handling Jobs in the Storage Folder Overview

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To select all the jobs in the active window, select Select All from the Selection menu (or press Ctrl + A)...

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" References: 1... For further details on viewing Job History, refer to Job History on page 349... For further details on viewing Job Thumbnails, refer to Viewing the Thumbnail of a Job on page 283... 2... For further details on viewing and modifying the parameters of a job, refer to Setting Job Parameters on page 49...

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The Job Editor window appears, displaying the first page of the selected job...

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The left pane lists the booklet(s) included in this job and the names/numbers of the pages within each booklet...

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The following shows the left pane of a job that includes several booklets (for example personal copies / sets as in VI information)...

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The required page appears (and its number in the Booklet list becomes highlighted)...

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The following graphic shows a VI job that includes several booklets... The pages in each booklet are listed under the number of the booklet...

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3... If required, resize the thumbnail area to view thumbnails side by side (you can then use the horizontal scroll bar to view additional thumbnails)...

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5... The required page appears (and the number below its thumbnail becomes highlighted)...

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If the first page of a booklet is accessed, navigation continues to the previous booklet... If the last page of a booklet is accessed, navigation continues to the next booklet...

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2... Click again on the page to zoom out (to Fit in window or max detail mode - whichever prevailed before zooming in)...

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Notes: 1... If the page is larger than the display, use the horizontal and vertical scroll bars... 2... Displaying (or navigating to) another page retains display mode (it displays the actual size of the required page)...

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Notes: 1... This is the default mode when you open the Job Editor... 2... Displaying (or navigating to) another page retains display mode (it displays the entire required page)...

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If required, you can move a page to another location within the job to be edited (for example, switching between page #2 and page #3)...

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2... Drag the page in-between any two pages to the required target location (for example, above page #2)...

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The moved page is inserted in the required location and the page numbers update accordingly...

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You can copy a page from a job into the job to be edited or you can copy all the pages from a job and append them to the job to be edited...

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Notes: 1... If the Job Editor is set to display booklets, when you select a second job for editing, the Job Editor automatically switches to thumbnail... 2... If you wish to view the job to be edited only, click the Close Job button...

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Once the thumbnails of the other job are displayed, you can copy a page from this job and insert it into the job to be edited...

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The copied page is inserted in the required location and the page numbers update accordingly...

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If required, you can merge two entire jobs (copy the pages of the other job and insert them after the pages of the job to be edited)...

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All the pages of the other job are inserted at the end of the job to be edited...

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2... Click the Close Job button to view the job to be edited only...

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Notes: 1... The modified RTP has no PDL and can therefore be printed, but not re- processed or duplicated... 2... For details on job parameters that require re-RIPping that can not be changed in modified RTP files, refer to Setting Job Parameters on page 49...

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Select a PDL job in the Storage Folder... Right-click and select Preview&Editor...

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The modified PDL is converted into a PDF that requires re-processing...

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Select a job in the Storage Folder... Right-click and select Duplicate from the shortcut...

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When the Storage Folder fills with many jobs, you can backup jobs (with their related files) onto an external server... You can then delete the jobs from the CSX2000 Color Server... When required, you can return the archived jobs into the Storage Folder...

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Select a job in the Storage Folder... Right-click and from the Shortcut Menu select Archive...

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Notes: 1... The archived job retains its current status (Completed, Failed, Held, or Aborted) and is archived with its Job Parameters and Job History... When retrieved, an archived job retains the original job name, not the name assigned when archived... 2... To actually remove the job from the CSX2000 Color Server, select it in the Storage Folder and activate Delete...

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VI jobs that were processed can include VI cached elements... When jobs are archived / retrieved then the VI elements must also be archived / retrieved... The archival / retrieval must be done in a certain order as specified in the following procedures...

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The Default Archiving Path utility lets you select a default path for archiving jobs... Once the path is set and Archive is selected from the Job menu, the Archive window browser is directed to the predefined path...

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You can delete one or several jobs from the CSX2000 Color Server...

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Notes: 1... When a job is deleted, its related PDL files are deleted as well... 2... To temporarily remove jobs from a queue, use Archive (refer to Archiving and Retrieving Jobs)...

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Job Ticket Report The Job Ticket Report contains all information from the Job Parameters window (including Job Parameters window title bar data)...

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Select the job in the Storage Folder... From the Job menu, select Job Ticket Report...

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Notes: 1... Updating Job Ticket data is done only through the Job Parameters window... 2... Although the system keeps job parameters data, there is no backup function... Thus you can not save Job Ticket Report data as a file...

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Overview ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 344 Alerts Window ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 345 Job History ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 349 Message Viewer ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 351 Pop-up Messages ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 361

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Overview While jobs are being handled by the CSX2000 Color Server, various messages are emitted... You can view the messages of each job (in Job History), of the entire session (in Message Viewer) or just the error messages (in Alerts)...

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Alerts Window Any time the system emits a message of type error, the Alerts window appears, listing all the error messages that were generated during the workflow (the total number of messages is also indicated)...

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2... After one or several messages are no longer relevant, select the message(s) and click Clear to remove the message(s)...

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When the Printer or User Disks reach a pre-defined threshold (usually of 256 MB), RIP is suspended and the system provides a warning message... The RIP resumes automatically only after disk space is available...

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3... Click OK... The default free disk space value is 250MB...

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The Job History window appears, listing all the messages that were generated during the workflow of the selected job...

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This window indicates the job title and the sender name (the user name of the system from which this job originated)...

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The Message Viewer window appears, listing all the messages that were generated during the workflow...

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The default can be changed in Preferences under Administration (refer to the CSX2000 Color Server Installation Guide)...

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Notes: 1... This section is relevant for the Message Viewer and Job History windows (but not for the Alerts window)... 2... These settings are retained after closing a window...

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! Click the cursor on a column (for example, Stage) and, without releasing the mouse button, drag the column to the left or to the right to the required location (for example, to place the Stage column after the Date / Time column)...

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2... Drag the cursor to the right to enlarge the size of the column, or to the left to decrease (or to minimize the column so it will not be viewed at all)... To bring the column back into view, drag the cursor to the right...

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You can filter the list in order to view only messages of certain types, while not listing messages of other types...

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The list updates accordingly (in the example below, Error messages are not listed)...

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In the example below, both the Error and Warning buttons were depressed, so the window lists only Information messages...

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By default, the list is sorted by the date at which the messages were created (in descending order)...

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You can print the information as it is presented in the Message Viewer (as it is currently filtered and sorted)...

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Pop-up Messages Pop-up messages appear during normal operations with the CSX2000 Color Server... These messages may request confirmation of an action (for example, changing an imposition method), warn of a lack of printer resources (for example, if a specific paper stock is missing), or warn of a possible problem with a procedure...

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Handling Job Accounting ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 364 Managing the Accounting Information... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 367 Printing the Accounting Report ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 374

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Grayscale images created in RGB applications (such as Power Point) should be specified as Monochrome or submitted to the system with B&W Printing (recommended) selected in the PPD... This selection ensures that grayscale images are counted as B&W instead of Color in both the CSX2000 Color Server and in the DocuColor 2045 / 2060 billing meters... However, if you have a book with mixed pages (some are color and some are B&W) and you want the B&W pages to be counted as B&W, from the Job Parameters window > Print Settings tab > B&W Printing select the Print grays using only black toner check box...

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Notes: 1... To see additional columns, use the horizontal scroll bar... 2... By default, all the jobs that were handled during the past 3 months are listed... In the Administration: Preferences window (described in the CSX2000 Color Server Installation Guide) you can specify how long information remains before being overwritten... In addition, you can remove all the information from the window whenever required...

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Submitted The date and time the job was first submitted into the CSX2000 Color Server...

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! Click the cursor on a column (for example, Sender) and, without releasing the mouse button, drag the column to the required location (for example, to place the Sender column after the Submitted column)...

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2... Drag the cursor to the right to enlarge the size of the column, or to the left to decrease (or to minimize the column to hide it altogether... To retrieve the column, drag the cursor to the right)...

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By default, the information that was gathered in the past three months appears... You can filter the list to show all the information gathered or only information that was gathered within specific dates...

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By default, the list is sorted by the date on which the jobs (successful and unsuccessful) were submitted (the latest dates appear first)...

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By default, all the jobs that were handled during the past 90 days are listed in the CSX2000 Color Server Accounting window... Also, all jobs that were handled during the past 56 days are listed in the CSX2000 Color Server Message Viewer... This utility lets you enter different values to specify how long information remains before being overwritten...

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1... Access the Accounting / Message Viewer Log Setup dialog box via Admin > Preferences > Accounting / Message Viewer Log Setup... Double-click on this option...

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Notes: 1... The report includes all the columns (even those that were hidden), listed in the original order and sorting... 2... To print specific rows, select them before clicking Export... The printed report includes only these rows... 3... The exported data is not deleted from the Accounting report on the CSX2000 Color Server (it still appears in the Job Accounting window)...

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Printing the Accounting Report You can print the Accounting information as it is currently filtered and sorted to any connected printer...

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Notes: 1... Do not print the Accounting log when the system is printing or processing data... Suspend the Process queue when printing the Accounting log... 2... To fit as many columns as possible onto the page, activate Landscape (if your printer supports it)... 3... The report includes all the columns (even those that were hidden), listed in the original order... 4... To print specific rows, select them before clicking Export... The printed report includes only these rows...

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Color Theory ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 378

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Color Theory Color is a visual sensation involving light, an object, the human eye and the brain... Each person perceives color differently due to their eyes ability to see colors correctly and their own societal and emotional backgrounds... Thus colors are seen differently due to physiological and psychological differences...

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The way that light waves travel depends on the objects they come in contact with... Light waves can be reflected, absorbed, or they can be transmitted through an object...

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From the retina, the information from the rods and cones travels along the optic nerve to the brain... What the brain sees is the experience of the viewer and the condition of the rods and cones on his retina... There are three types of cones, generally referred to as red, green and blue sensitive cones... If some of these cones are defective, or missing, the viewers interpretation of some colors is affected and color blindness may result...

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Color temperature is a way of measuring the intensity of light radiating from a light source and a measure of the relative intensity of all wavelengths in the visible spectrum... It is measured by comparison to a specific metal contained in a black box and heated to a specific temperature... The unit used to measure color temperature is Kelvins...

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Metamerism occurs when two colors match under one light source, but appear different under another light source... Those two colors are called a metameric match... A metameric match might cause problems when trying to match proofs to press-sheets under different lighting conditions...

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White light is the sum of Red, Green, and Blue light... This is known as additive color... When equal parts of each of the primary colors are added together, white light is created...

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When two primary colors of light are added together, a secondary color, brighter than either of its components, is created... Note the following combinations:

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Red, Green and Blue inks can not be used for full color reproduction, however, since the objective of such color reproduction is to control Red, Green and Blue light... Printing Red, Green and Blue is therefore controlled by printing with Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black...

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When we print with a Red ink, we see it as Red because it absorbs Blue and Green light and reflects only Red... In other words, red ink absorbs or subtracts two thirds of the visible spectrum and reflects one third... The same can be said for Blue and Green... They each absorb two thirds of the visible spectrum and reflect one third...

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In the printing process we use colored inks that each reflect not one third, but two thirds of the visible spectrum... These special inks correspond to the secondary colors of light, namely Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow...

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In color reproduction, pigmented transparent inks (Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow) are used for printing... These inks are called process colors... A transparent printing ink is made to absorb one component of white light and transmit the other two... Hence, the term transparent... The paper, or substrate, then reflects the transmitted colors back to the eye...

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Cyan ink absorbs only Red light, so it appears Blue-Green... Magenta ink absorbs only Green light and appears Bluish-Red... Yellow ink absorbs Blue light...

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In reality, solid layers of all three printing inks do not absorb all the available light and a Brown color is produced... This is because of impurities in process inks... Cyan ink not only absorbs Red as it should, but also absorbs some Green and Blue light...

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The principle of color separation is similar in both photographic and electronic scanning processes... Each process utilizes the concepts of additive and subtractive color for filtering the individual components of white light...

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The negative film is then converted into a positive film... Since positive is the reversal of a negative, the black portions of the positive film now correspond to the areas in the image where Red is absent... The positive film, therefore, becomes the Cyan separation since Cyan is the absence of Red...

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However, Creo sometimes uses CMYB where black is designated by the letter B... In the image assembly process, one of the four separation films is used as a master or key to which the other three separations are placed in register... Traditionally, the key color is black... This is why the letter K is used for black...

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Imposition on the CSX2000 Color Server The CSX2000 Color Server drives a Xerox DocuColor 2060 / 2045 digital printer... The CSX2000 Color Server processes image files in PDL formats, converting them into a suitable RTP format for direct, high-quality printing...

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The Step & Repeat binding style is used for signatures that will not be folded... Step & Repeat can require cutting but not folding... Step & Repeat is generally used for one or two-sided publications such as brochures and business cards... Step & Repeat jobs generally result in smaller file sizes, faster spool and RIP times and better productivity... On the CSX2000 Color Server, Step & Repeat jobs only require template selection and adjustment of crop marks...

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Perfect Bound, also known as Adhesive Binding holds the pages together with a hot melt adhesive... The cover is mounted on the body of the book while the adhesive is still molten... Paperback books are the most common adhesive-bound products... In Perfect Binding, the signatures are gathered side to side... The set of signatures is placed bind edge down in a clamp... The bind edge of the book is ground-off or sawed-off... Hot melt adhesive is applied to the exposed ground edge... The cover is applied while the adhesive is still hot... Top, bottom and front edge are trimmed-off in a three knife trimmer... On the CSX2000 Color Server, Perfect Bound jobs require template selection, adjustment of crop and fold marks... Margin adjustment depends on the sheet size...

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Trim Size defines the area of the job page that is printed on the sheet... The job is finished according to the Trim Size settings... On the CSX2000 Color Server, the Trim Size Parameter also allows you to set Bleed... Bleed extends part of the printed page image beyond the trimming boundary... This avoids white edges after cutting and folding pages with elements adjacent to the edge of the page...

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A template is the set of parameters that defines how job pages are placed on the sheet... This includes page orientation, the number of pages printed on the sheet and page sequence... Templates also defines whether a job is printed on one or both sides of the sheet... Templates contains page sequence numbers, which determine which job page(s) are placed on the sheet... For example, in a standard Step and Repeat Template, there is only one sequence number, so the same job page is printed several times on a sheet... The sequence number that appears in a template determines which job page to print from the sequence of job pages in the job file... When the file has more than one page, each page is printed several times on each sheet... The CSX2000 Color Server offers various templates for each available Method...

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When considering template orientation, SEF (Short Edge Feed) delivers pages lengthwise, while LEF (Long Edge Feed) delivers page sideways (the orientation of the data remains the same in both cases, as you have defined it in your application)... In general, when sheet orientation is LEF, it is not necessary to use a rotated template... When sheet orientation is SEF, it may be helpful to use a rotated template... Selection of template orientation is dependant on sheet size and trim size... At the lower right hand corner of the CSX2000 Color Server Imposition tab, a dynamic thumbnail view shows the effect of your parameter choices on the printed sheet... The thumbnail viewer appears when you select the Template job parameter...

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Margin size is the distance between the outside edges of the sheet and the edges of the trim sizes printed on the sheet... On the CSX2000 Color Server, you can set the minimum margin size, but not the exact size, which is calculated automatically in accordance with other imposition parameters...

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When inserting signatures inside one another when binding saddle- stitched jobs, the signatures inserted last (towards the center of the job) are the furthest away from the center of the publication... When the publication is trimmed down to its final size, the inward page sections drift outward (or are even clipped)... Creep compensates for this problem by moving the pages on inside signatures progressively closer to the fold (the position of the final PostScript trimmed pages remains at a constant distance from the outside edge of the book, when in fact the margins closest to the spine are continually changing)... Two parameters are used to compensate for Creep:

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Adjustments to Gutter and Spine size affect the distance between the holes, while adjustments to Margin settings affect the distance of the holes from the edge of the sheet... When using the Bleed parameter, the hole is increased by twice the size of the Bleed setting, in both the horizontal and vertical directions... This does not affect the actual positioning of the Trim Size of the job pages, which remain centered behind the holes...

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All VI jobs are constructed as a collection of individually RIPped elements... Element include text, graphics, pictures and page backgrounds... Elements can be static or unchanging from page to page or booklet to booklet, such as a company logo... Elements can also be variable or changeable from page to page or booklet to booklet... Variable elements can be used repeatedly, for example a product photograph... Variable elements can also be in-line, or unique, for example, an individual name, or text used only once...

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The CSX2000 Color Server allows concurrent RIPping and printing of VI jobs... This simultaneous function is called Gallop mode... Large jobs do not have to be RIPped entirely to disk before printing... You pre- define the number of pages to be processed before the engine starts to print... As soon as these pages are processed, printing starts while the rest of the job is streamlined through the CSX2000 Color Server... The Xerox DC2000 Series continues printing at its rated speed without interruption or slowing down until the job is finished...

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In your VI authoring program (for example, Creo Darwin), you can define several sub-jobs related to the same VI job, (for example, different weekly runs or late additions or updates to a database)... This is known as batch processing... The CSX2000 Color Server processes the first batch that arrives at the system, as described above... When processing following batches of the same job, the CSX2000 Color Server uses the already cached reusable elements and adds new reusable elements to the cache sub-folder... This saves the initial ramp- up time for processing and allow immediate processing at the rated printer speed...

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Creo Variable Print Specification is comprehensive and can specify a complete range of VI documents... It also provides the means for fast, efficient data processing and storage prior to printing...

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Sub-job All copies of a particular document (for example books, brochures, or flyers), within a single print run... On the CSX2000 Color Server, sub-jobs can be deleted, archived, or reprinted at any time... However, you can still maintain reusable elements for future runs... Reusable elements are cached elsewhere, so only the unique data, which is embedded in the job, is deleted...

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File... DBF The Database File, which holds all the ASCII data to be merged... It should contain database information taken from the range of database records that were specified in the DataMerge dialog...

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VI jobs that were processed can include VI cached elements... When jobs are archived / retrieved then the VI elements must also be archived / retrieved... The archival / retrieval must be done in a certain order as specified in the following procedures...

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24 bit/3 byte image - An image can be either RGB or CMY and each of the three colors uses 1 byte or 8 bits of data... Since 3 bytes equals 24 bits, these images are also known as 24 bit images... This system is used for high quality video imaging and scanning... For process color printing, a fourth color (black) is added for optimum effect... See also digital data...

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APR - The Creo Automatic Picture Replacement workflow... In this workflow, two versions of a file are created - a high-resolution file and a low-resolution file called PSImage... The latter is used for positioning and manipulation within a DTP application... The low-resolution file is replaced automatically by the high-resolution version during the RIP process... See also PSImage...

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Composite mode - In composite mode, the data required to separate a page into its CMYK components is all contained within one single (composite) file... Brisque or PS/M then separates the file into CMYK as part of the conversion process... This processing mode is the fastest and most efficient in the majority of cases... Regarding exceptions see pre-separated mode...

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EPS - Abbreviation for Encapsulated PostScript, a graphic file format used to transfer PostScript, graphic files from one program to another... It includes both a low-resolution preview and the high resolution PostScript image description... On the Macintosh, the preview is in PICT format, on the PC it is in TIFF format... Also known as EPSF...

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Job Flow - Job flow refers to the job parameter settings of selected virtual printers that are automatically applied to all jobs printed using that virtual printer... These settings determine how a sent or imported file is processed... For example, a file sent to a virtual printer with a Process & Print job flow will be RIPped, printed and stored in the Storage Folder... A file sent to a Process & Store job flow virtual printer will be RIPped and stored, without printing...

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Look-up table (LUT) - A two or three-dimensional array of values stored for specified input-output relationships... When one input value is known, the system can automatically determine the correct output value... For example, the system can find the needed dot size for a given set of printing conditions based on the stored gray level; color setups can be saved in color tables (color transformation tables) which are one of the many kinds of LUTs...

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OPI - Abbreviation of Open Prepress Interface... A prepress convention established by Aldus Corps... OPI refers to tags or place holders in source PostScript that point to TIFF or EPS images that have not been embedded in the PostScript... These images reside in other locations and are merged with the PostScript file when processed... Normally used for performing high resolution or low resolution image substitution (alternative to Creo APR)...

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Rasterization - The translation of vector information into bitmap information... Bitmaps may also require a new rasterization to comply with the screening parameters (dot shape, dot size) of the imagesetter that will expose them on film... See also RIP and RIPing...

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RGB - Abbreviation for the additive primaries Red, Green and Blue... They are used in video monitors, scanning, and other uses where the light is direct and not reflected... The component colors are the three predominant colors in the visible light spectrum detected by the human eye... Combining these 3 colors together creates white light...

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Stochastic screening - A method of creating frequency-modulated halftones that depends on the number of laser dots in a given area rather than the size of the laser dots in a given area... The dots are randomly placed and very small... Areas with a higher dot percent have more spots exposed in that area and those with a low dot percent have fewer spots... Stochastic screening is used to eliminate moir and improve picture detail and sharpness in high-end color printing...

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Virtual Printer - For Macintosh and PC networks, the CSX Color Server provides three default network printers, known as virtual printers... Virtual printers contain preset workflows that are automatically applied to all print jobs processed with that virtual printer...

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