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Xerox CXP6000 Ver.3.0 Server Printing Guide PDF

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CXP6000 Color Server for DocuColor 2060/2045

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Creo is committed to the Environment Management System (EMS)... According to this policy, we are committed to keeping customers and service engineers informed about the principles of handling company products with an emphasis on environmental conservation...

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Composition... 4 Features... 4 Workflow ... 7 Data Flow ... 9 CXP6000 Color Server Network Printers... 10

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Job Parameters Window... 62 The Print Settings Tab... 64 The Paper Stock Tab ... 75 The Print Quality Tab ... 88 The Color Tab... 97 The Imposition Tab ... 116 The Services Tab ... 140 The Finishing Tab... 154 The Exception Tab ... 164

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Preferences... 303 Color - Spire Spot Color Dictionary ... 305 Color - Calibration Methods ... 306 Color - Emulations ... 307 Color - Automatic Screening Method... 309 Color - Color Conversion Tables... 310 Accounting/Message Viewer Log Setup ... 311 System Disks... 312 Alert Messages ... 313 Pre-RIP Preview ... 314 Default Archiving Path ... 315 PDF Optimization... 316 OPI ... 316 Default Paper Size... 318 Print Queue Manager ... 319 Remote Tools Setup... 321

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Handling Jobs in Queues ... 341 Aborting a Running Job... 342 Moving Waiting Jobs to Storage ... 343 Deleting Jobs... 345 Viewing and Editing the Job Parameters ... 346 Viewing the Job History ... 347 Running a Job Immediately... 347

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Reordering Columns ... 409 Resizing Columns ... 410 Filtering the Information by Date ... 411 Sorting the Information ... 412 Accounting / Message Viewer Log Setup ... 413 Exporting the Accounting Report ... 413 Printing the Accounting Report... 414

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Printing Guide Purpose ... xiv

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Who Should Use This Guide This Printing Guide is for CXP6000 Color Server operators and system administrators... This guide explains how you can quickly and easily print from the CXP6000 Color Server or from a client workstation... Step-by-step procedures are included for new and occasional CXP6000 Color Server users... Detailed information is provided for users who require in-depth knowledge of the CXP6000 Color Server...

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Chapter 6 Managing Jobs Provides details on handling jobs in the Queue Manager and in the Storage Folder... It also explains how to manage disk space by deleting jobs, and how to use the Thumbnail window and the Job Preview & Editor tool to preview and edit your jobs...

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Right-click Place the mouse pointer over an area of the application window, and then press and release the right mouse button to display the shortcut menu... For more information about using shortcut menus, see your Windows documentation...

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This symbol indicates that you should perform a spot check to ensure equipment and / or software has been correctly installed and is in working order...

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Product Overview... 2

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As an optimal digital color solution for printers, the CXP6000 Color Server enables you to print from PC, Macintosh, and UNIX client workstations... The CXP6000 Color Server processes image files in PDL formats (for example, PostScript, PDF, and Variable Information), using RIP (Raster Image Processor) technology... The system converts image files into a suitable RTP (Ready-To-Print) format for direct, high-quality digital printing... The CXP6000 Color Server also streamlines the printing process by allowing printing with preset workflows...

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WARNING: A shielded ethernet cable must be used from the Token Ring board to the Token Ring Hub to maintain compliance with Council Directive 89/336/ EEC...

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Enhanced job editing The CXP6000 Color Server enables you to edit jobs, 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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Color Management The CXP6000 Color Server has a number of color management tools and utilities that will help you to improve the quality of your jobs... The CXP6000 Color Server enables you to modify color on-the-fly, even for images that have already been RIPped... This functionality includes application of brightness and contrast adjustments, as well as changes to image gradation and calibration...

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GAP (Graphic Art Port) files (file formats from various PrePress systems, for example Brisque job and TIFF / IT)

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The job is stored in an RTP format in the Storage Folder of the

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1... The input file arrives at the CXP6000 Color Server from either a client workstation, local hard disk, or external media and is submitted to the Process queue...

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Virtual printers are a function used for automating workflows, which then define job streaming... They contain preset workflows that are automatically applied to all print jobs processed with that virtual printer... There is no need to reset job settings for each job, thus increasing printing efficiency...

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Powering Up... 12

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2... Click the Power button on the front panel of the CXP6000 Color Server... The power LED on the front panel lights-up... The Windows 2000 System starts and the CXP6000 Color Server splash appears...

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Note: The CXP6000 Color Server includes a diagnostics utility for checking the hardware components of the system... This application should only be started by a Service Engineer...

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The CXP6000 Color Server Workspace After the CXP6000 Color Server is powered up, the CXP6000 Color Server workspace automatically appears... The workspace area items are described on the following page...

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

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The DFE & Printer Animation The DFE & Printer Animation is displayed on the right of the Status panel and presents an animation of the DFE and Printer in their current configuration... If for example an HCS is connected to the printer, an HCS representation will also appear in the printer animation... You may click the Printer or DFE animation to display related information...

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The Virtual Printers Tab The Virtual Printers tab enables you to view the defined virtual printers and their published status...

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The Printer Monitor window enables you to view information related to the printer resources such as paper stock, connected devices, toner and other consumables status...

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The Finisher Tab The Finisher tab displays the details of connected finishing devices...

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The Toner Tab The Toner tab displays the CMYK toner availability...

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The Consumables Tab The Consumables tab displays the status of other refillables...

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1... In the CXP6000 Color Server workspace, from the Job menu select Exit... Or: Click in the top right hand corner of the CXP6000 Color Server workspace... The CXP6000 Color Server workspace closes and you are returned to the Windows desktop...

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Introduction... 24

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Print the job on one of the CXP6000 Color Server network (virtual) printers, for example ProcessPrint... The job will then be spooled and processed or printed (according to the selected job flow of the virtual printer)... Using this method, you may print from any application (for example, Microsoft Word) using any file format, from any client workstation (PC, Macintosh and UNIX)...

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For details on installing the CXP6000 Color Server network printers on client workstations see the CXP6000 Color Server Installation Guide...

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Any changes to the printer parameters override the parameters of the selected virtual printer, unless the virtual printer was specified the Override PPD Parameters options was selected...

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For details on installing the CXP6000 Color Server network printers on client workstations see the CXP6000 Color Server Installation Guide...

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4... To set job parameters, click General and from the pop-up menu, select one of the Printer Specific Options... A window similar to the one shown below appears...

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<lpr><space><-S><space><server name><space> <-P><space><local UNIX printer name><space><PS file name>

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Use the hot folder to submit PDL jobs to the CXP6000 Color Server, by connecting from a client workstation to the CXP6000 Color Server over the network... When connection is established, drag and drop your jobs onto the required hot folder (according to the selected workflow)...

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Hot folders and Brisque / Prinergy jobs (GAP formats) While using hot folders to print GAP format jobs, the process is automated and the job is converted to a PDF that is displayed in the CXP6000 Color Server queues... The PDF files can then be programmed and printed as any other PDF file...

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5... You may now drag and drop the required files to the hot folder... All the files are processed and printed automatically to the printer, according to the hot folder workflow...

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2... Browse the network to the CXP6000 Color Server, and click OK... The Login window appears...

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5... You may now drag and drop the required files to the hot folder icon... All the files are processed and printed automatically to the printer, according to the hot folder workflow...

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1... From the Finder menu bar select Go > Connect to Server...

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2... Browse the network to your CXP6000 Color Server and click the Connect button...

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3... Select Guest and click the Connect button...

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5... You may now drag and drop the required files to the hot folder icon... All the files are processed and printed automatically to the printer, according to the hot folder workflow...

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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 CXP6000 Color Server and in the Xerox DocuColor 2060/2045 Printer billing meters...

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Print Method Simplex prints single-sided pages (Printer Default)... In Duplex Head to Toe, the image on the reverse side of sheet is rotated 180 degrees... It used for calendar-style hard copies and presentation-style copies (usually used with Landscape jobs)... In Duplex Head to Head, the head of the image appears at the top of the page on both sides of the sheet... It is used for normal book-style hard copies (usually used with Portrait jobs)...

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Rendering Intent defines how colors are compressed from Lab values to printer color space... 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... 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... )

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Ink Saving (GCR) No does not use GCR and uses default maximum toner settings... Use Low, Medium, or High to set the amount of CMY toners to be replaced by the black toner... High provides low ink coverage while saving on toner (this prevents the occasional peeling of ink and the curling effect that may occur when printing transparencies)...

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Black Overprint Yes provides better printing quality (as in FAF) and a richer, deeper black with the underlying CMY values equal to the those of the printed background... As a result, misregistrations are not visible... Black Overprint ensures that 100% black text prints cleanly within a tint or picture area... Occasionally white lines may appear around black text and the text may appear less dense than required as a result of misregistration between color separations... With Black Overprint, the Pure Black Text / Graphics option is automatically activated and there are no knock-outs under the black text... However, a knock-out occurs when you print only the topmost color... This results in less color density and can cause misregistration if separations are not perfectly aligned... No leaves the job as is...

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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 the DTP application PS Overprint settings are honored in the RIP... CXP6000 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 CXP6000 Color Server results in no overprinting... The CXP6000 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 (default) 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 CXP6000 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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Always, Never, Successful Only, Failed Only On large VI jobs, which take up a large amount of the CXP6000 Color Servers disk space, it is recommended (if you do not need to reprint the job) that you use the this option... Completed and failed jobs are automatically saved in the Storage Folder unless you select one of the Job Deletion options... Always removes all jobs after they are printed... Never does not delete any job after printing it... Successful Only continuously deletes pages once they have been successfully printed and thus sustains enough free disk space for the duration of the print run... Each successfully printed page of the job is immediately deleted while the rest of the job remains in the queue to print... Failed only removes failed jobs (while processing or printing) from the CXP6000 Color Server...

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

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Important: In order to be able to connect to the Spire Web Center from a client workstation, you must first enable the web connect service on the CXP6000 Color Server... This service is enabled through the Administration window, under Preferences> Remote Tools Setup...

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48 Chapter 3 Printing and Setting Job Parameters

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The Web Viewer The Web Viewer page enables you to view the printer configuration and system information, to view the jobs that currently reside in the CXP6000 Color Server queues and Storage Folder, and to view the alerts that currently appear in the Alerts window... This information is significant when printing from client workstations since it enables you to monitor your jobs in the queues and act upon the viewed information...

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The Storage tab In the Storage tab you may view the CXP6000 Color Server Storage Folder and the jobs that reside in this folder...

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The Alerts tab In the Alerts tab you may view the CXP6000 Color Server Alerts window messages... If for example a job you sent for printing from your client workstation has failed, you may view the message in the Alerts window, edit the job parameters (PPD) and resend it for processing and printing on the CXP6000 Color Server...

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The Printer tab In the Printer tab you may view the CXP6000 Color Server system information...

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Downloads The Downloads page enables you to access the CXP6000 Color Server Utilities folder and download available tools and files for PC and Macintosh client workstations, such as the Spire PPD...

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Links In the Links page, links to related vendors or products are available...

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Importing Files When PDL files are created on client workstations that are not connected to the CXP6000 Color Server, or if files are available only on external media (such as a CD-ROM), you can import files into the CXP6000 Color Server... It is also possible to import job files that reside locally on the CXP6000 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 CXP6000 Color Server to be processed and printed as defined in the selected virtual printer...

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The Importing/Retrieving window indicates the name of the file being imported, its location and the job size... It also indicates the percentage of the job already transferred, both numerically and graphically...

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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-RIPing of the job... The CXP6000 Color Server automatically determines if your file requires re-RIPing and places it in the appropriate queue when you submit it for reprinting...

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Adjusting Job Parameters Post-RIP Job Parameters can also be adjusted for jobs that have already been processed and which are being held in the Storage Folder... Re-RIP indication appears in the job ticket when you modify specific parameters that require the re-processing of the job...

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In APR, when High Res is changed to Low Res (and vise-versa) and when settings are changed in the APR Path box...

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Double-click a job in the Storage Folder... Or: Right-click the job in the Storage Folder, and from the menu select Job Parameters... The Job Parameters window appears...

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These tabs and their job parameters are detailed in the following sections...

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The Print Settings tab enables you to set print-related job parameters such as the print range, the number of copies you would like to print, the print method and order... In addition you may define the collation, the image position on the sheet, the image scale, set the gallop workflow if required, or rotate your job...

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In the Number of Copies box, type the required number of copies to be printed...

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Type a range of pages with a hyphen between the starting and ending numbers in the range... For example, 1-5...

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Select the Booklets option and type the specific booklets to print: you may type a range of booklets to be printed, and / or the number of individual booklets to be printed... For example 5-7, 10 will print booklets 5 through 7, and booklet 10...

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To print normal book-style hard copies, select Duplex Head to Head (usually used with portrait jobs)...

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

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To print all the copies of each page before all the copies of the next page are printed:

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Select the Same on both sides check box, 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 typing Rear and Lead values...

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Note: 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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The Rotate 180 parameter enables you to rotate your job...

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Gallop reduces the amount of time required to RIP and print a job and is especially useful for long runs such as VI jobs... When combined with a Deletion policy, Gallop enables you to free Printer disk space...

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If the selected paper set is unavailable, the current job is frozen until the appropriate set is available (the job receives a frozen status icon, its line appears in blue and a message appears in the Alerts window)... Other jobs can print while jobs are in the frozen state...

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Managing Paper Sets The CXP6000 Color Server is provided with predefined paper sets for your convenience... These paper sets cannot be removed but they can be modified... In addition, you may add, modify or remove custom paper sets according to your requirements...

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3... In the Name box, type a name for the new paper set... It is recommended that the name is as descriptive as possible for example: Letter90gsmuncoat...

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1... Click the Paper Set List button... The Paper Set window appears...

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3... Click the Modify button... The Paper Set Properties window appears...

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1... Click the Paper Set List button... The Paper Set window appears...

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2... For a custom paper size setting, select Custom from the list...

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Note: Units of measurement (mm or inches) reflect system configuration... They are chosen in the Administration window...

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Slip-sheets and / or blank pages (interleave) in a transparency job are counted by the number of Sheets, not by the number of Pages, (rastered pages) reported on the Admin page...

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4... From the Tray list, select the required tray Or: Select Auto for any tray with the available paper stock to be selected...

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Select Coated to print on coated paper... Or: Select Uncoated to print on uncoated paper...

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Note: The Auto tray option 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...

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The Print Quality tab enables you to set print quality related job parameters and to improve the quality of printed jobs... These parameters include the possibility to enhance text/ line quality and image quality... In addition it enables you to apply the Creo FAF algorithm by setting trapping, to define the black overprint, to use or ignore the overprint information by setting the PS overprint, and set the image noise level...

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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 improves the text quality of diagonal lines, borders and blends, causes blends to appear smooth with no banding and displays crisp diagonal lines without (or with minimal) jaggies (rough edges) that are the result of the limited resolution of the print engine...

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Image Quality refers to the ability to maintain the same detail and smoothness with different degrees of enlargement... This feature is especially useful when your PostScript file includes several images at different qualities (for example, images that were scanned at different resolutions, were rotated, or 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, and 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...

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Note: This does not affect trapping incorporated by DTP applications (for example, Photoshop)... FAF should not be used with application based trapping... Therefore, if a PostScript file already contains trapping from the originating application, it is not necessary to use CXP6000 Color Server trapping... In this case, select No...

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A knock-out occurs when you print only the topmost color... This results in lesser color density and can cause misregistration if separations are not perfectly aligned... When Black Overprint is active, there are no knock-outs under the black text... Black Overprint prints text over coated backgrounds rather than knocking out the background first... As a result, misregistrations are not visible... It is therefore recommended to use Black Overprint in order to ensure best results when printing black text and graphics...

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The CXP6000 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 CXP6000 Color Server results in no overprinting... The CXP6000 Color Server can not create PS Overprint that is not pre-defined in the file... Selecting PS Overprint Yes (default) for a file that has not had overprinting defined in a DTP application results in no overprinting...

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If you choose to override the PS 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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2... Change the image noise level (if required) by moving the slider; the higher the level, the smoother the vignettes appear...

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The Color tab enables you to apply last-minute color corrections, or to set the output job to match other output devices... Among the available options are: setting the color mode, setting the brightness or contrast, applying the gray component replacement (GCR), and selecting the screening method... In addition you may select the required gradation and calibration tables, and choose an RGB or CMYK Workflow...

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While printing color jobs using the Color option, you may also select the Print grays using black toner check box, so that RGB gray images will be printed using black toner only (for gray CMYK elements to be printed using black toner only, you need to select Perceptual as the rendering intent)... Use this option if you have a mixed document (containing some pages in color and some pages in grayscale only) or a mixed page (using both color and grayscale images / texts)...

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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, there are numerous 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... CSA is comprised of a three-dimensional geometric representation of colors that can be seen / generated using a certain color model and are quantitatively measured... Source CSA is to be used

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Rendering Intent - 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... Rendering Intent enables you to compress out-of-gamut colors into the color capability of the press you are using... You can set any rendering intent value for RGB elements by selecting the required from the Rendering intent options list... The default value for RGB is Perceptual (photographic)... The default value for CMYK is Relative Colorimetric... There are several methods that can be used when translating colors from one color space to another... These methods are called Rendering Intents because they are optimized for various uses... When working with ICC profiles, it is important that you select the Rendering Intent that best preserves the important aspects of the image... Each rendering method specifies a CRD for color conversions... You can modify the rendering method to control the appearance of images, such as prints from office applications or RGB photographs from Photoshop...

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Absolute Colorimetric - a rendering intent method 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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Perceptual (Photographic) (default for RGB) - a rendering intent method which 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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Select Relative Colorimetric when a color in the current color space is out of gamut in the target color space, so that it is mapped to the closest possible color within the gamut of the target color space, while colors that are in gamut are not affected... Relative Colorimetric rendering does not incorporate paper tint in the rendering... Only the colors that fall outside of the destination gamut are changed... This rendering can cause two colors, which appear different in the source color space, to be the same in the target color space...

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The 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... 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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In addition, you may also select to emulate the paper tint and adjust the white point value of the used paper stock... For example, if you want to simulate pink paper stock while using white paper stock, you may use the corresponding emulation profile and select the Emulate source paper tint check box... The result will be that in addition to the job emulation, the paper tint will be also emulated and will have a pink shade...

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Select Relative Colorimetric when a color in the current color space is out of gamut in the target color space, so that it is mapped to the closest possible color within the gamut of the target color space, while colors that are in gamut are not affected... Relative Colorimetric rendering does not incorporate paper tint in the rendering... Only the colors that fall outside of the destination gamut are changed... This rendering can cause two colors, which appear different in the source color space, to be the same in the target color space...

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The CXP6000 Color Server Calibration tool enables you to create and edit calibration tables, either through an automatic process or by editing an existing calibration table... The available calibration options are Normal, Saturated and None...

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Screening Method converts CT (Continuous Tone) and LW (Line Work) 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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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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This replacement conserves ink or toner and prevents the consequences of excessive toner buildup, such as flaking and cracking, or the "curling" effect that may occur when printing transparencies...

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Note: Use High to provide low ink coverage while saving on dry ink (this prevents the occasional peeling of ink and the "curling" effect that may occur when printing transparencies)...

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Brightness is generally used to make last-minute adjustments to the print job after proofing...

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To select a brightness level for a job, move the Brightness slider to the required brightness level (the range starts from Light, which applies - 15%, to Dark, which applies +15%)...

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The Gradations parameter is used whenever it becomes necessary to perform tone corrections when printing a job... These changes in gradation can include brightness, contrast and color balance adjustments throughout the tone range of an entire image, or in specific tone ranges and do not require re-RIP of the job... The gradation tables you create using the CXP6000 Color Server Gradation tool are displayed in the Color tab and may be applied to print jobs...

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Select None for no gradation table to be applied... Or: Select one of the defined gradation tables from the Gradation options list...

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Whenever possible, imposition settings should be defined before RIPing a job... Changing key imposition settings (for example, template settings) post RIP may require inefficient re-RIPing of jobs... The CXP6000 Color Server only re-RIPs an imposition job when required...

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The Method parameter specifies the finishing of printed sheets... It offers three types of binding: Saddle Stitch, Perfect Bound, and Cut & Stack, and one method that collects pages together on one sheet without binding: Step & Repeat...

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Step & Repeat method is used for printing multiple copies of the same image so it fills up a larger sheet... This method is used mainly for printing business cards etc... (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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For printing multiple copies of the same image so it fills up an entire sheet (for example, for business cards) - select Step & Repeat... For VI and PS jobs, - select Cut & Stack to enable Step & Repeat jobs, to be printed, cut, stacked and bound in the most efficient manner, while preserving the original sorting...

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Paper set defines the paper stock attributes (paper size, type, weight and coating) on which the imposed job... will be printed... Selecting a paper set using the Page Attributes parameter disables the Paper Set parameter in the Paper Stock tab...

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Orientation specifies the orientation (Portrait or Landscape) for the trim size... If the wrong orientation is specified an unsuitable template may be selected and the job may be cropped as a result...

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Each Imposition method has its own specific template choices... For example, if you change your Imposition method from Perfect bound to Step & Repeat, your initially selected template no longer fits the new method...

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The thumbnail viewer When setting the Template parameter, the thumbnail view continuously updates your selections for trim size, margins and sheet size...

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Blue and black arrows - indicate the direction of the pages on the sheet: blue - head is down (appears only in duplex layout), black- head is up...

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Whenever there is any conflict in the imposition parameter settings, an indication to the conflict will appear in the thumbnail view...

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Dotted line - conflicting trim size settings (for example, A3 trim for Step & Repeat 2x2 Duplex template) and template settings...

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Collating Templates 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...

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The CXP6000 Color Server is predefined with the following imposition templates:

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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 Bleed parameter extends part of the printed page image beyond the trimming boundary...

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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 CXP6000 Color Server does not create bleed...

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Marks are additional images printed on the sheet that help in the finishing process by noting where trimming and folding should occur...

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1... If you would like the lines that indicate where the sheet should be cropped, to be printed on the sheet, select the Add Crop Marks check box... You may also select the Print on both sides check box if you would like the crop marks to be printed on both sides of the page...

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The Spine Trim Size is the space between adjacent pages on a printed sheet, which, when folded into a signature / booklet, enables 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...

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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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Total Creep In specifies the amount of movement towards the spine applied to the center two pages and their backs (in other words the pages that require the most amount of compensation)... 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 CXP6000 Color Server can also set Total Creep In automatically based on paper stock weight...

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The Services tab enables you to set deletion policies for completed and failed jobs, to perform a preflight check on key components, to set font substitution preferences and to apply APR (Automatic Picture Replacement)... In addition, you may set the job flow, the job info, select the required compression, or split a PostScript file into booklets...

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3... Select Delete after Complete to remove jobs from the CXP6000 Color Server after they have been printed... Or / and: Select Delete on Job Failure to remove failed jobs (while processing or printing) from the CXP6000 Color Server...

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Select No to halt processing if the required font is missing... Or: Select Yes to substitute any missing font with the corresponding font set in the Administration window as the substitution font...

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Specify if you would like to print the job using low resolution files (for proofing purposes) or replace these with the corresponding high resolution files located in the high resolution path (APR path)... You may also specify if you would like to use the APR masking (if such was applied) in the PS image, in the high resolution image or use only the masking data common to both the high resolution and the low resolution image files...

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2... If you would like to use the masking data contained in the high resolution file (if such data exists), in the Use APR Mask from area, select High Res... Or: Select PS Image (low resolution) to use the masking data contained in the low resolution image file... Or: Select Both to use only the common masking data to both high and low resolution image files (i... e... , if the images defined by the two sets of masking data overlap, then this overlapping area is RIPped)...

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The Job Flow parameter enables the CXP6000 Color Server operator to specify a job flow for a job that is imported to the CXP6000 Color Server from the network or from the CXP6000 Color Server folders...

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When printing particularly complex jobs, there may be cases where the jobs fail to print... In such cases, the following message may appear in the Alerts window: "Job failed in print... Please try to change paper feed direction or set compression to high level from services tab... "

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Note: In any case, if a job component is missing, the job will fail before RIPing, an alert message will appear and the information regarding missing components will appear in the Job History window...

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The Preflight report always reflects the last preflight run: if more than one preflight check is run on a job, the latest Preflight report overrides the previous... In any case, when a Preflight report is produced, the date and time of the preflight check are indicated in the Jobs History window...

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1... Right-click the job in the Storage Folder, and from the menu select Preflight Report... The Preflight report is displayed (if you have selected the High Res option in the preflight check, the high resolution report is displayed first)...

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The Spot Colors report displays the missing spot color names (spot colors which were not found in the Spot Color Dictionary) and the found Spot Color names (which were found in the Spot Color Dictionary)... The C/M/Y/K columns display the spot color C/M/Y/K equivalences:

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The Fonts report displays the name of the missing fonts (which are not embedded in the file and do not exist in the Spire Font library), and the found fonts... The Source column indicates whether the font is embedded in the file or was found in the Spire Font Library...

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Job information entered in the Job Info parameter can be viewed in the Accounting window, in the Job Parameters window and on the Admin page... This information helps in tracking and assigning jobs... The information includes the job title, the sender name, account details, recipient and other job-related comments...

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The Split to booklets parameter enables you to split a PostScript file (PS or PDF files) into booklets, and simulate the VI job structure... This feature is especially useful if you have a PostScript job that contains variable information... In this case, you will be able to manage your job more efficiently by setting the imposition per booklet, the stapling options per booklet, or use duplex printing per booklet, which will automatically insert blank pages if the number of pages per booklet is a odd number...

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The Finishing tab enables you to define whether you would like to print an administration page, slip sheets, front and back cover pages and to define their paper stock and additional attributes... In addition, you may define the finisher options...

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1... If you do not want an Admin page to be printed, in the Admin page options, use the default option, Do not print Admin... page... If you want an Admin page to be printed with the job, select Use paper set and select the required paper set from the list... Or: Click the Paper Set List button and add a new paper set...

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You may print Slip Sheets with the job and set the required paper set for the slip sheet to be printed on... If the job is collated, the slip sheets will be printed between sets... If the job is uncollated, the slip sheets will be printed between groups...

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You may also print a blank front cover, or specify that the first page or first two pages of the job, will be printed as the front cover if duplexed...

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Note: A blank page will be automatically inserted between the cover page and the first page of the job so that both sides of the cover page are defined and the job starts on the next odd page...

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You may print a Back cover with the job and set the required paper set for the back cover to be printed on... You may print a blank back cover, or specify that the last page or last two pages of the job, will be printed as the back cover if duplexed...

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Note: A blank page is automatically inserted between the back cover page and the last page of the job so that both sides of the back cover page are defined...

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Note: If two HCS devices are chained to the printer, two top trays, and two stack trays are enabled in the Finisher options... Also, an additional option is available: Auto Stack Tray... Select this option to automatically use the available stack tray...

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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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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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If the selected imposition method is Saddle Stitch or Perfect Bound, the exceptions are handled in the imposed sheet level (and not on a page level)...

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Exceptions: special pages within the job for which you may want to assign different media stock in the Xerox DocuColor 2060/2045 Printer... For example, you may choose to assign a different paper stock for each chapter within a book... This process includes defining the required print range and assigning the required paper stock...

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2... In the From page and To page boxes, type the required page range for the exception... For imposed jobs, type the required values in the From imposed sheet box...

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2... In the After page box, type the page number that will precede the insert, and in the Quantity box, specify the required number of inserts... For imposed jobs, type the required values in the After imposed sheet box...

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Note: After the Add button is clicked, it is replaced by the Apply button which is used for editing exceptions... See the following procedure...

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Following are two procedures for including printed tabs in a job... The first procedure should be followed if your DTP application supports multiple page sizes within a job (for example Microsoft Word)... The second procedure should be followed if your DTP application does not support multiple page sizes within a job...

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4... In the Paper Stock tab select a paper set which contains the document body paper size... According to the above example, a paper size of 8... 5x11 should be included in the paper set...

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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)... The Job Ticket report presents the complete job parameters on a single sheet and may be exported or printed as a hard copy...

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1... Right-click a job in the Storage Folder, and from the menu select Job Ticket Report... Or: Select a job in the Storage Folder and from the Job menu, select Job Ticket Report... The Job Ticket Report window appears...

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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 manipulating 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 RIPing stage...

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APR (Automatic Picture Replacement) 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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Many OPI systems use remote storage of high-resolution files... The CXP6000 Color Server supports the storage and replacement of high- resolution OPI files internally... However, PDL files from some DTP applications (such as Quark Express) may contain these instructions (comments) by default, although the high resolution files are unavailable and have been embedded in the job... In this case, the job will not be processed and an error message will appear... Therefore, the CXP6000 Color Server OPI image replacement is disabled by default, in order to ensure continuous printing...

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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 CXP6000 Color Server searches for the high-resolution files...

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Note: PS Image (APR low-resolution) files can be created in Adobe Photoshop using the PS Image Exporter Plug-In... The PS Image Exporter Plug-In can be installed from the CXP6000 Color Server Documentation and Utilities CD-ROM... Or download it from the Creo website at www... creo... com...

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5... Place the high-resolution files in a defined path on the CXP6000 Color Server... This is where the CXP6000 Color Server looks for them when it RIPs your jobs... Define the high-resolution path through the Job Parameters window for each job...

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Organizing High-Resolution Files The High Res utility in the Resource Manager enables you to 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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The picture used in the sample 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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All VI jobs are constructed as a collection of individually RIPped elements that may differ from booklet to booklet, including text, graphics, pictures and page backgrounds... Pages are assembled from the RIPped elements just before printing... On the CXP6000 Color Server each element - text, graphic, picture, or page background is RIPped only once, regardless if the element is used once, several times, or even in every page of the VI job... If it is used more than once, then it is cached for further usage... Static elements and repeating variable elements are cached for re-use in the job and between jobs... Each set of elements associated with a particular job is assigned a unique name... This name enables the re-use of cached elements between jobs... In-line variable elements that are used only once, usually text, are not cached...

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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 CXP6000 Color Server processes the first batch that arrives at the system, as described above... When processing following batches of the same job, the CXP6000 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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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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VIPP (Variable data Intelligent Postscript Printware) 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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PostScript Files The CXP6000 Color Server can also process conventional Postscript files as VI jobs, although they are not truly VI documents... All page elements are re-RIPped for each page... This workflow is suitable for simple, very short run jobs... These jobs do not use a VI authoring tool at all... Instead, they use a mailmerge function in a MS Word document or a MS Excel spreadsheet...

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Sub-job All copies of a particular document (for example, book, brochure, or flyer), within a single print run... On the CXP6000 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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Organizing VI Elements The VI Elements utility enables you to organize VI elements on your system... Jobs that include variable information require that VI elements (reusable elements) are stored in a specified location... This enables the CXP6000 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 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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Deleting Completed Jobs On high-volume VI jobs, where disk space may be an issue, you can set the CXP6000 Color Server to continuously delete pages once they have been successfully printed... This action is carried through the Services tab in the Job Parameters window in order to cause the continuous deletion of pages once they have been successfully printed...

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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...

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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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Editing Imposition Jobs The RTP Job Editor window enables you to move pages within a job, delete pages of a job, insert pages of another job, or merge two entire jobs... You can use the RTP Job Editor with imposition jobs just as you would with any other RTP job...

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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 RGB+CMYK Workflow... In addition, you can select various screening methods for your job...

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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 of job can be streamed to it... The operation of job batching can be enabled or disabled in the Print Queue Manager utility in the Preferences folder, in the Administration window... This feature saves printing time, especially for a large number of short / small jobs...

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If you do not have the Adobe Acrobat Distiller application installed on your client workstation, you may use the Adobe Acrobat Distiller 5... 0 application located on the CXP6000 Color Server...

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4... From the Settings menu, select Job Options...

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5... In the General tab, verify that Optimize for Fast Web View is selected and click Cancel... If this option is not selected select the Optimize for Fast Web View check box and click OK...

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Tip: You may create a shortcut to the Acrobat Distiller on the CXP6000 Color Server desktop... This shortcut may be used to drag and drop and files onto the Acrobat Distiller for quick distilling... To create a shortcut, simply click the Start button on your Windows desktop, and follow the path Programs > Acrobat Distiller... Then, Right-click Acrobat Distiller and follow the path Send To > Desktop (create shortcut)...

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2... Browse to the required location and click the Save button... The file is saved as a PDF under the job's name, in the selected location...

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With CXP6000 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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1... From the Tools menu, select Gradation... The Gradation window appears...

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Preview Button Clicking the Preview button in the Gradation window enables you to view how a page from a specific RTP job changes with changing Gradation tables or Gradation adjustments...

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

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5... Click the Show Original button (located at the bottom of the Gradation window) to toggle back and forth between edited and unedited gradation table views...

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Separation Field The Separation field 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 enables you to change the color balance for a specific tonal range...

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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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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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Shadow Changes brightness mainly in the shadows... This affects the image file from 50% dot to 100% dot, where the greatest change is at 75% dot...

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Brightness increases or decreases the luminance of the image... Increasing Brightness brightens the image and results in a concave curve... Decreasing Brightness darkens the image and results in a convex curve...

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Set the image contrast, by adjusting the Contrast slider... Or: Set the Contrast Center slider to the right to enhance contrast in highlights, or to the left to enhance contrast in shadows... Or: 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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4... Click OK... The gradation table is saved and added to the Gradation table list and to the Job Parameters Gradations list...

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Auto Adjusted Calibration This calibration method enables you to calibrate the Xerox DocuColor 2060/2045 Printer according to a fixed percentage of the Xerox DocuColor 2060/2045 Printer maximal density... This is an automatic calibration method which is adjusted to the printers current state...

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The calibration process involves printing a CMYK chart, measuring the density of the CMYK strips, and calibrating them to a required target... This process is achieved using the DTP34 Quickcal Densitometer...

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Power is supplied to the X-Rite DTP34 QuickCal Densitometer when the Power Supply is plugged into the AC wall receptacle... The X-Rite DTP34 QuickCal Densitometer does not have an ON / OFF switch...

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Your X-Rite DTP34 QuickCal Densitometer should have a Quick Calibration at least once a day... 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... See the following procedure for details on the calibration process...

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Quick Calibration 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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Saturated - initially the Normal LUT is identical to the SpireSaturated LUT... This resemblance changes as soon as you calibrate your CXP6000 Color Server, and at the end of the calibration process choose to save your calibration table as default... As a result, your calibration table is saved as the Saturated LUT...

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2... Click the Calibrate button to run the Printer Calibration Wizard... This Wizard guides you in the use of the X-Rite DTP34 to create calibration tables... Or: Select the calibration table from the Calibration Name list... Then select one of the following options:

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1... In the Calibration window, click Calibrate... The Color Calibration Wizard window appears at the Printing Start Point Chart window... The Color Calibration Wizard appears with the following message: It is recommended to calibrate the DTP-34 Densitometer at least once a day...

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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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11... 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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A beep sounds and a green light blinks 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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Note: Ensure that the separation columns on the Continuous Tone chart are scanned in the order they appear in the icons: Cyan > Magenta > Yellow > Black...

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18... If at any time during your scan sequence, you would like to scan again, click the Reset button... Step 3 of the Color Calibration Wizard appears...

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Note: If automatic screening has been selected in Step 1 of the Wizard, the Xerox DocuColor 2060/2045 Printer 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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A beep sounds when the scan is complete... A check mark appears over the cyan icon and instructions appear for scanning of the next column (magenta)...

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24... If in Step 1 of the Wizard, you have selected Auto from the Select screening method list, you are now required to sweep the Text / Line Art... Follow the same scan sequence... Begin each chart with the cyan column...

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When all of the Text / Line Art separation columns have been successfully measured, a check mark appears above all icons...

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25... Select Save as and select the required name for the calibration table... Type your own or select one from the list... Or: Select As default table... The calibration table is saved as Normal...

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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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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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The Value table lists the tone values of the image... The File Value column lists the tone values in the image file... The Printer Value column lists the tone values of the image that are sent to the printer...

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

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Note: 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 dialog box, 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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Organizing Calibration Tables You can use the Save and Save As functions to organize your calibration tables...

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

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1... Browse to the ColorCalibrationDB folder, following the path C:\CXP6000\General\ColorCalibration\ColorCalibrationDB...

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1... In the Calibration window, from the Calibration Name list, select the table for which you want to receive detailed color information...

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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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Note: When the density of the Xerox DocuColor 2060/2045 Printer is lower than 80% of the target density, the following message appears: Attention: Below standard D-Max value(s) measured for <cyan, magenta, yellow, black>... Standard (Minimum): <C - 1... 5>, <M - 1... 4>, <Y - 0... 9>, <K - 1... 5> Measured: <C - >, <M - >, <Y - >, <K - >...

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The Spot Color Editor Individual job pages can contain continuous tone (CT), line work (LW), and Spot color elements... The CXP6000 Color Server Spot Color Editor enables the editing of CMYK values of every Spot color in the Spot dictionary... You can edit these values without affecting the CT or LW page elements... It also enables you to create custom spot colors and to define fixed CMYK values for those spot colors... The CXP6000 Color Server supports HKS & Pantone 2000 Spot colors...

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

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Note: The Spot color names are case sensitive and should match the name as it appears in the DTP application...

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2... From the list of custom colors, highlight the color you wish to delete...

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Printing PrePress Files - Graphic Art Port (GAP) 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 CXP6000 Color Server needs only to prepare the files for printing, which means adjusting the file resolution and rotation...

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To import a TIFF IT file to the CXP6000 Color Server, first import the FP file... During import, the file is converted to a PDF, which is displayed in the CXP6000 Color Server queues... The PDF can be programmed and printed as any other PDF file...

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The Administration Window The CXP6000 Color Server Administration window contains several utilities that enable you to manage your system...

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General Setup The General Setup utility enables you to change the system parameters, such as the hostname of your CXP6000 Color Server, the systems date and time, the user interface language and units of measurement...

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Changing the Server Name 1... In the General Setup folder, double-click Server Name...

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Important: If you want to change the domain, you will be required to type the password for the domain account... If the password is unavailable, the computer will be locked...

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1... In the General Setup folder, double-click Date & Time... The Date/Time Properties window appears...

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3... Select the Time Zone tab and set the correct time zone...

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2... Select the interface language you would like to use, and click OK... The system prompts you to reboot your computer for the new settings to take effect...

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1... In the General Setup folder, double-click Units... The Units window appears...

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Resource Manager The Resource Manager utility enables you to manage the virtual printers, add and delete fonts, manage the high-res files used for APR and manage your VI elements... In addition, you can manage ICC profiles, using the Profile Manager and import user defined imposition templates...

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Virtual Printers A Virtual Printer is a printer published on the network with specific parameters set for processing and printing on the CXP6000 Color Server... The CXP6000 Color Server contains a mechanism that automatically installs the published virtual printers on your client workstation with the PPD and suitable printer driver...

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In addition, based on predefined paper sets, you may specify that a virtual printer supports dynamic page exceptions and select the required paper sets (up to 4 paper sets for each virtual printer)... A job that has embedded dynamic page exceptions commands, and is submitted for print using a dynamic page exceptions virtual printer, is printed using the defined paper sets...

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6... The Publish the printer on the network check-box is selected by default... Clear the check-box if you do not want to publish the printer on the network...

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c... For each tray, select the required paper set, that corresponds to the set page device commands... If a high capacity feeder is installed you may select a paper set also for the HCF tray...

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1... In the Virtual Printers window, select a printer from the list and click the Edit Virtual Printer button... Or: Right-click one of the existing printers and select Edit Virtual Printer... The Virtual Printer dialog box appears...

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1... In the Virtual Printers window, select a printer from the list and click the Delete Virtual Printer button... Or: Right-click one of the existing printers and select Delete Virtual Printer... The Delete Logical Printers message appears...

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Fonts This section lists all the fonts available on the CXP6000 Color Server... It also explains how to manage fonts on the CXP6000 Color Server using the Fonts utility in the Resource Manager... In addition, a step-to-step procedure explains how to use the Fontdownloader driver for downloading fonts from Macintosh client workstations...

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The following standard Kanji fonts are available on the CXP6000 Color Server Japanese version:

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5... To add new fonts to the CXP6000 Color Server, copy the new font/s to the C:\CXP6000\General\RIP\Font folder...

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Using the Fontdownloader Driver The Fontdownloader is a driver provided for Macintosh networks to enable Macintosh clients to download fonts... The Fontdownloader functions as a communications port, sending messages between the fontdownloader program and the CXP6000 Color Server... It is not possible to send files through the Fontdownloader, only fonts...

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4... Log in as Guest and click the Connect button... The corresponding CXP6000 Color Server window appears...

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8... From the Apple menu, select Chooser... The Chooser window appears...

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12... From the File menu select Download Fonts... The following window appears...

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At the end of the download, the following message appears...

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High-Res The High-Res utility enables you to organize your high-resolution files... You can add or delete files, copy files from a local hard disk, from the network, or from an external media (for example, CD-ROM or floppy)... The default shared folder dedicated to high-res files resides in D:\Shared\HighRes...

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Your VI jobs are displayed on the left pane... The right pane lists the elements associated with your jobs, and a thumbnail of a selected element...

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2... Choose the required archive location for the VI elements, and click Save...

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2... Double-click the folder where your VI elements have been archived... Or: Select the folder and click the Open button... The archived VI elements are retrieved...

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Profile Manager The Profile Manager utility enables you to manage source and destination ICC profiles of various devices and add them to the CXP6000 Color Server profile manager...

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3... In the Source profile area, click the browse button, browse to the required source profile, select it and click Open... The new emulation name is displayed in the Emulation name box; if you would like to change the name you may do so...

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4... In the Destination profile area, click the browse button... Then, browse and select the required source profile, and click Open... The new emulation name is displayed in the Emulation name box; if you would like to change the name you may do so...

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9... Click Close in the Profile Manager window... The new destination ICC profile is added to the Destination ICC Profile list...

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1... In the Resource Manager folder, double-click Profile Manager... The Profile Manager window appears...

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1... In the Resource Manager folder, double-click Profile Manager... The Profile Manager window appears...

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3... In the Source profile area, click the browse button... Then, browse and select the required source profile... Click Open... The new emulation name is displayed in the Emulation name box; if you would like to change the name you may do so...

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4... Type in a new name for the ICC Profile, and click OK... The profile with the new name is listed in the Emulation list, in the Job Parameters window, in the CMYK Workflow parameter...

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4... Click Yes... The profile is deleted from the profile list...

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User Defined Imposition Template The User Defined Imposition Template utility enables you to import and manage, user defined imposition templates (created in a stand-alone application such as Ultimate Software) in the CXP6000 Color Server...

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1... In the Template Manager window, select a user defined imposition template from the list and click the Rename button... Or: Right-click a user defined imposition template you want to rename and from the menu select Rename... The user defined imposition template name becomes active...

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In the Template Manager window, select a user defined imposition template from the list and click the Delete button... Or: Right-click a user defined imposition template you want to delete and from the menu select Delete... The selected user defined imposition template is deleted...

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Network Setup The Network Setup utility enables you to change settings in the IPX, TCP/ IP and Apple Talk...

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IPX Printing IPX Printing enables the CXP6000 Color Server to act as a job server for the Novell queue... A job server checks each assigned queue at a specified interval, taking care of jobs on a first-in, first-out basis... Once a job is processed, its associated file is deleted from the queue directory...

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Note: Using this procedure requires further setup by the network administrator... Refer to Novell NDS - Setup and Configuration in the CXP6000 Color Server Installation Guide...

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1... In the Network Setup folder, double-click TCP/IP Setup... The Local Area Connection Properties window appears, followed by the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties window...

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2... Change the IP Address by selecting Obtain an IP address automatically or select Use the following IP address and type the required address...

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AppleTalk Setup The AppleTalk Setup utility enables you to change the AppleTalk zone in which your CXP6000 Color Server is located...

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You may also specify the required calibration method, the spot color dictionary usage, the automatic screening method, the emulation method, or just specify the general color conversion tables in use... You may also use the Preferences utility to enable / disable OPI, job batching and PDF optimization and also set the remote tools connection options and the In Print queue manager settings...

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In the Administration window, double-click Preferences to expand the folder...

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Color - Spire Spot Color Dictionary By default the Spire Spot Color Dictionary is applied, which means that spot colors are printed using the custom (or pre-defined) values that appear in the spot dictionary... You may also disable the usage of the Spot Color Dictionary and print spot colors using the default CMYK values that each spot is delivered with...

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Auto Adjusted Calibration This calibration method enables you to calibrate the Xerox DocuColor 2060/2045 Printer according to a fixed percentage of the Xerox DocuColor 2060/2045 Printer maximal density... This is an automatic calibration method which is adjusted to the printers current state...

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3... If you selected Auto Adjusted Calibration and you would like to change the default settings, click the Advanced button... The Auto Adjusted Calibration window appears...

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The Emulate RGB Elements check box is selected by default, so that RGB colors are emulated according to the selected CMYK emulation method... If you do not want RGB elements to be emulated, clear the check box...

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Color - Automatic Screening Method The CXP6000 Color Server supports Dot and Stochastic screening... When printing a job from the CXP6000 Color Server, you may select the required screening method or choose Automatic from the Color tab of the Job Parameters window... By default, Automatic applies two types of screens:

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2... By default the current version color tables are selected... To apply the previous version color tables, select Previous version color tables... The following message appears...

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Accounting/Message Viewer Log Setup By default, all the jobs that were handled during the past 90 days are listed in the CXP6000 Color Server Accounting window, and all the jobs that were handled during the past 90 days are listed in the CXP6000 Color Server Message Viewer... This utility enables you to specify different values for how long information remains before being overwritten...

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System Disks When the Printer or User Disks reach a pre-defined threshold (default is 250 MB), RIP is suspended and the system provides a warning message... The RIP will resume automatically only after disk space is available...

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2... If you would like the Alerts window to appear whenever an error occurs, select Launch Alerts window automatically on new error (default)... If you would like to open the Alerts window upon selection only, select Launch Alerts window on user selection only...

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1... In the Preferences folder, double-click Pre-RIP Preview... The Pre-RIP Preview window appears...

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

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OPI OPI (Open Prepress Interface) 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... These instructions specify the type, size, position, rotation, cropping and location of the high-resolution images...

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Note: When OPI is enabled, the Support Helios Server is selected by default... If you do not want Helios server support, clear the check box...

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Default Paper Size When a PDL file does not contain any page size information (usually set by the PPD), the RIP uses a pre-defined default size... This default size is defined according to the unit of measurement you have selected during the first time configuration... If your choice was millimeters your default size is A3... If your choice was inches your default size is Tabloid...

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Print Queue Manager The Print Queue Manager enables you to define the In Print queue policies... You may select a job batching policy, and a held (frozen) job policy...

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3... In the Held Jobs Policy area, select Bypass held jobs, to bypass frozen jobs in the In Print queue... Or: Select Dont Bypass held jobs to stop the printing from the queue when a job is assigned a frozen status... The following message appears below the Held Jobs Policy area...

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Remote Admin The Remote Admin utility enables the system administrator to connect, view, operate and perform administration actions on the CXP6000 Color Server from his client workstation... While this remote connection and operation takes place, the regular operation of the CXP6000 Color Server is not affected... In fact, the only indication the spire operator has that such connection takes place, is in the DFE and Printer Animation and in DFE Monitor window...

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Note: This password will be used later on to connect to the Remote Admin application from the System Administrator workstation...

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1... From the System Administrator workstation, connect to the required CXP6000 Color Server, and from the Utilities folder (related to your computer type, PC or Macintosh) double-click RemoteAdminClient... exe...

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Web Connect Setup The Web Connect Setup enables clients to connect to the CXP6000 Color Server over the network by using the Spire Web Center... This possibility is disabled by default...

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1... On the CXP6000 Color Server, in the Preferences folder, double-click Remote Tools Setup... The Remote Tools Setup window appears...

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Utilities These utilities enable you to view and back up the configuration of your CXP6000 Color Server...

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View Configuration The View Configuration utility enables you to view the configuration of your CXP6000 Color Server and to print it to any printer on the network connected to your CXP6000 Color Server... In addition you may save the configuration in the network or export it to an external media...

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4... If you would like to save the configuration click the Export button... The Save As window appears...

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Configuration Backup and Restore The Configuration Backup utility enables you to backup your CXP6000 Color Server configuration to a local hard disk, to a network drive or to an external media (such as a CD-ROM drive), connected to the CXP6000 Color Server...

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2... In the Backup Configuration to area, the default location for the backup configuration (C:/CXP6000/General/Configuration) appears... If you would like to specify a different path, click the Browse button and browse to a different directory path for the backup...

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Note: When restoring the configuration all the custom tables/sets are added to the system (for example imported user-defined imposition templates, new virtual printers, downloaded fonts etc...

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5... Click Yes if you would like the restored files to replace the current ones... Click No if you do not want the restored files to replace the existing files...

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The In Print queue lists all the jobs that were processed successfully and are waiting to be printed, and the currently printing job... The In Print queue also lists Frozen jobs (jobs for which the appropriate paper stock is not available (for example, the correct paper type, paper size or paper weight is missing)...

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Note: In the In Print queue, in cases of very short jobs, several jobs may be Running... The jobs in the Running state are listed first and printed in the order they are listed...

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The In Process Queue After submitting PDL files (or re-submitting PDL jobs), the In Process queue lists the files to be processed...

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Note: Submitting a file whose name already exists in the CXP6000 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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Note: 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 is not available...

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If you click the arrow, a pop-up menu appears... Selecting Time from the menu enables you to view the amount of time (in minutes) that passed since the job started running will also be indicated...

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1... Right-click a job in the In Process or In Print queue, and select the required option from the menu... Or: From the Job menu, select the required option from the Reorder Jobs options...

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Suspending and Resuming Queues If required, you can stop a queue (that is, rendering it temporarily inactive) and then later continue its operation... To do so, use the Suspend/ Resume button or select an option from the Control menu...

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To select all the jobs in the active window, choose Select All from the Selection menu (or press CTRL+A)... To select any item, and clear any selected item, choose Invert selection from the Selection menu...

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Moving Waiting Jobs to Storage To postpone processing/printing of one or several Waiting jobs, you may use the Move to storage option...

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Or: Drag the job(s) from the queue into the Storage Folder... The job(s) are removed from the In Process or In Print queue to the Storage Folder...

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Note: Once a job is deleted, it needs to be re-submitted for processing and printing... To temporarily remove jobs from a queue, use Move to Storage (see Moving Waiting Jobs to Storage on page 343)...

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Note: Once a job is deleted, it needs to be re-submitted for processing and printing... To temporarily remove jobs from a queue, select Move to Storage (see Moving Waiting Jobs to Storage on page 343)...

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If the Rush job requires processing while another job is being processed, the currently processed job will preserve its Running job status, but its processing will be paused, while the rush job takes priority and is processed... After the rush job has finished processing and is moved to the In Print queue, the paused job continues its processing...

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Were imported or downloaded directly from the client to the Storage Folder (that is, using the Spool & Store workflow)

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The Storage Folder appears, initially, it contains no jobs...

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At any time, you may view information regarding the number and status of the jobs in the Storage Folder, sort and filter the list of jobs, or switch view modes... After startup, the Storage Folder is displayed by default...

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Held The job was 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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Storage Folder with no Completed jobs listed...

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Select any status button in order to list such jobs (for example, the following lists Held jobs only)...

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Switching List View Modes By default, the jobs are listed in the Storage Folder along with various details, but you may choose to view the jobs as Large Icons, Small Icons, a List, or a list with Details...

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The Large Icons View In the Large Icons view, the icons are listed from the bottom right corner to the top left corner...

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The Small Icons View In the Small Icons view, the icons are listed from the bottom right corner to the top left corner...

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Sorting the List When the jobs are listed using the Details view mode, you may sort the list by its column headers...

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Note: After sorting, new jobs arrive at the top...

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2... Drag the cursor to the right to enlarge the size of the column, or to the left to decrease the size of the column... In the following case, the column was minimized so it will not be viewed at all... To retrieve the column, drag the cursor to the right...

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Handling Jobs in the Storage Folder In the Storage Folder you may preform the following actions:

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Right-click the required job, and from the menu select Submit... Or: Drag the job(s) from the Storage Folder and drop them into the appropriate queue... RTP Jobs are submitted to the In Print queue; all other jobs are submitted to the In Process queue...

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2... Browse to the required location, and click the Save button... A cabinet file (compressed ZIP) that contains all files related to the archived job is created at the selected location...

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The selected job appears at the top of the list in the Storage Folder... It is assigned the status (that is, Completed, Failed, Held, or Aborted) it had when it was stored...

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2... Click Yes to continue... The selected file is duplicated, and is given the name of the original job followed by _dup...

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After the RTP job is created on the CXP6000 Color Server, it can be exported as InSite from the Storage Folder... When the customer logs on (using their unique username and password), they see the status of their jobs, view a thumbnail of all pages in each job, and quickly identify which pages require further corrections... This is enabled due to the customers ability to measure color density, make annotated comments, and approve pages... The online proofing cycle is shortened and accurate, and consequently, the need for reprints is reduced...

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3... Browse to the required location and click Save... A Brisque job is created in the selected location...

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Whenever the Printer disk reaches a predefined storage capacity threshold, the RIP / Gallop process is temporarily suspended and a system warning message appears... In this case, free disk space as explained below... The RIP process will be resumed automatically as soon as free disk space is available...

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Thumbnail Window The Job Thumbnail window enables you to view a small image representation (thumbnail) of RTP jobs, to help you identify them before printing... It also indicates the jobs title, the file type, the print range, the number of copies you have specified to print the job, the sequential number of the current displayed page, and additional details regarding imposition, paper stock and orientation... This enables you to view some of the job parameters while previewing the job...

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1... While the Job Thumbnail window is open, select an RTP job... The Thumbnail of the job is displayed...

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2... Use the navigation buttons to move to the first, last, next or previous page... Or: Type the required page number in the page box... The view area updates accordingly...

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Job Preview & Editor The Job Preview & Editor tool enables you to preview an RTP job for close inspection before printing... If required, you may also delete, move or add pages to a job using this tool... While you are navigating to the various pages of a job, you may view the job thumbnails, or, in case of an imposed job, you may view the actual imposed sheets, including the number of pages on each sheet, their orientation, crop marks and fold marks...

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The following example displays the Booklets tab of a VI job that includes several booklets (each booklet represents a complete set of the job that contains the personalized information for that set)...

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The Imposed sheets tab The Imposed sheets tab is available only for imposed RTP jobs... This tab displays the imposed sheets along with the number of pages on each sheet and was designed to enable you to view and check your imposition parameters... Therefore, you cannot edit the imposed job using the Imposed sheets tab... To edit imposed jobs, use the Thumbnails or Booklets tabs, and then return to the Imposed sheets tab to view the updated imposed layout...

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If you would like to view the job imposition details, click the Show info button... A pop-up window appears displaying the imposition parameters such as the sheet size, trim size, imposition template / method, margins, gutters and spine trim size...

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The Max details button - click this button to magnify the required area in the preview to maximum details... After magnifying, click the preview to return to its previous view... You may then magnify a different area in the preview... If you navigate to another page, the view returns to Actual Size...

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Double-click the name of a page on the Booklets tab... (for example, Page 2) to display it... The page is displayed (and its number in the booklet list is highlighted)...

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1... Select the Thumbnails tab... A small and approximate version of the job appears...

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4... If required, resize the thumbnail area to view thumbnails side by side (you may then use the horizontal scroll bar to view additional thumbnails)... Then double-click the thumbnail of the page you wish to display...

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3... Select the Imposed sheets tab... The imposed job appears...

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Note: If you edit an imposed RTP job and then return to the Imposed sheet view, the view will be updated according to the applied changes...

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Moving Pages within a Job If required, you may move a page to another location within the job (for example, switching the locations of pages 2 and 3)...

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2... Drag the page to a target location between two adjacent pages...

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2... Click the Delete Page button or press DEL... The page is deleted and the page numbers update accordingly...

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

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The Thumbnails display area splits in two, and the thumbnails of the other job are displayed below those of the job to be edited...

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Copying a page from a second job Once the thumbnails of the second job are displayed, you may copy a page from this job and insert it into the first job...

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

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Copying all the pages of the other Job If required, you may copy all pages of the second job and insert them after the pages of the first job...

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Saving the Edited Job After editing an RTP job, you save the modified job...

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Note: Jobs edited using Job Editor can not be re-RIPped... Once a job has been saved in the Job Editor, it is a new RTP file without an associated PDL file... For such jobs, parameters requiring re-RIPing can not be applied...

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Previewing and Editing PDL Jobs You may preview a PDL job to closely inspect it before processing...

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Overview While jobs are being handled by the CXP6000 Color Server, various messages are emitted... You may view the messages of each job in the Job History window, of the entire session in the Message Viewer window, or just the error messages within the Alerts window...

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System Disks Threshold Message 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... In this case, you may increase the System Disk threshold...

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Right-click a job in the Queue Manager or in the Storage Folder, and from the menu select Job History... Or: Select a job and from the Job menu select Job History... The Job History window appears, listing all the messages that were generated during the workflow of the selected job... The Job History window indicates the job title and the sender name (the user name of the system from which the job originated)...

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Message Information For each message, the following information is indicated by default:

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At any stage of work, from the Tools menu, select Message Viewer... The Message Viewer window appears, listing all the messages that were generated during the workflow...

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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, place the Stage column after the Date/Time column)...

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You may filter the list in order to view only messages of certain types... Click any message type button (for example, Error) to remove the check mark, in order not to list such messages...

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

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Printing the Message List You may 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 CXP6000 Color Server... These messages may appear to confirm an action (for example, upon 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 To enable billing, the Accounting feature offers information related to all the jobs that printed successfully via the CXP6000 Color Server as a tab delimited file... If required, you may filter, sort or print the list, or export the report into a spreadsheet application (for example, Microsoft Excel), where you can manipulate the data as required...

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By default, all the jobs that were handled during the past 3 months are listed... In the Administration window, under Preferences, you may specify how long information remains before being overwritten... In addition, you may remove all the information from the window whenever required...

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Purged Color The number of color pages that were already in the paper path, and were cleared due to job abort, or paper jam...

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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)... The following figure shows the list after hiding the Submitted column...

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Filtering the Information by Date By default, the information that was gathered in the past three months is displayed... You may filter the list to show all the information gathered, or only information that was gathered within specific dates...

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Sorting the Information By default, the list is sorted by the date the jobs were submitted (the latest dates appear first)...

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Accounting / Message Viewer Log Setup By default, all the jobs that were handled during the past 90 days are listed in the CXP6000 Color Server Accounting window... Also, all jobs that were handled during the past 56 days are listed in the CXP6000 Color Server Message Viewer... You may specify how long information remains before being overwritten...

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The exported data is not deleted from the Accounting report on the CXP6000 Color Server (that is, it will still be displayed in the Job Accounting window)...

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4... Set the printing options as required and click OK... The data is printed according to the current filtering and sorting...

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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 will be seen differently due to physiological and psychological differences...

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Light Behavior 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 will be 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 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 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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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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Pigments must be incorporated into a binder to be attached to the substrate, as in a paint film attached to the wall of a house... As in paints, xerographic pigments are substances that possess different sensitivities to light... These sensitivities have the ability to absorb only portions of white light while reflecting back others...

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Color Reproduction 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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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 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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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 Creo's 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 res/low res image substitution (alternative to Creo APR)...

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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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Saturated color A color where the high and medium values approach 100%... In a saturated clean color, the values of the wanted colors are near 100% and the value of the unwanted color is near 0%... For example, when the color is red, 5% cyan, 90% magenta, 80% yellow is more saturated than 30% cyan, 90% magenta, 80% yellow...

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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 CXP6000 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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absorption and reflection, 429 conversion tables, 310 formats, 194 management, 6 mode, 40, 98 reproduction, 428 separation, 430 tab, 97, 201 theory, 418 workflow, 194

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Finishing tab, 154 First page button, 375 Fit to page button, 375 Fit to paper, 72 FontIdownloader, 267 Fonts, 267 Formatting the image disks, 368 Free disk space, 191, 367 Front cover, 157 Frozen

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Improving quality of images, 91 In Print queue, 334, 337 In Process queue, 141, 334, 336 In Storage pane, 350 Initial creep out, 139 Ink saving, 42, 110 Inks as filters, 428 Inline elements, 187 Inserts, 165, 167 InSite, 365 Interface language, 258 Interleave, 84 Internet Explorer, 47 IPX printing, 298

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booklets, 67 book-style hard copies, 68 brochures using APR, 180 from any application, 24 from client workstations, 24 from Macintosh, 27 from PC, 25 from UNIX, 29 single-sided pages, 68 through a hot folder, 32 VI job, 183 with APR or OPI, 179

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Viewing configuration, 327 crop marks, 379 job history, 347 job parameters, 346 job thumbnail, 368 pages, 376 separations, 236 the imposed job, 379

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