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CXP6000 Color Server for DocuColor 2060/2045 version 3.0

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CXP6000 Color Server for DocuColor 2060/2045

version 3.0

Printing Guide

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EMS Overview

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Recycling

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Using This Guide xiii Printing Guide Purpose ........................................................................................................................... xiv Who Should Use This Guide ................................................................................................................... xiv Chapter Content and Description ........................................................................................................... xiv Conventions Used in This Guide .............................................................................................................. xv

Fonts ................................................................................................................................................ xv Terminology .................................................................................................................................... xvi Symbols.......................................................................................................................................... xvii

For More Information ............................................................................................................................ xvii

1 Welcome 1 Welcome to the CXP6000 Color Server Printing Guide ............................................................................. 2 Product Overview ..................................................................................................................................... 2

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

2 Quick Tour 11 Powering Up .......................................................................................................................................... 12

CXP6000 Color Server in the Start Menu ......................................................................................... 13 The CXP6000 Color Server Workspace ................................................................................................... 14 The DFE & Printer Animation .................................................................................................................. 16

The DFE Monitor.............................................................................................................................. 16 The Printer Monitor ......................................................................................................................... 18

Shut Down and Power Off...................................................................................................................... 22

3 Printing and Setting Job Parameters 23 Introduction ........................................................................................................................................... 24 Printing from Client Workstations........................................................................................................... 24

Printing from a PC ........................................................................................................................... 25 Printing from a Macintosh ............................................................................................................... 27 Printing from a UNIX Client Workstation.......................................................................................... 29 Using Hot Folders ............................................................................................................................ 30

Setting PPD Parameters from Client Workstations................................................................................... 39 PPD Parameters ............................................................................................................................... 39

Spire Web Center ................................................................................................................................... 47 The Web Viewer .............................................................................................................................. 49 Downloads ...................................................................................................................................... 53

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Links................................................................................................................................................ 54 Printing from the CXP6000 Color Server................................................................................................. 55

Importing Files................................................................................................................................. 55 The Storage Folder .......................................................................................................................... 58 Reprinting Files ................................................................................................................................ 59

Setting Job Parameters on the CXP6000 Color Server ............................................................................. 60 Adjusting Job Parameters Post-RIP ................................................................................................... 60

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

Job Ticket Report.................................................................................................................................. 171

4 Workflows & Tools 173 Introduction ......................................................................................................................................... 174 High-Resolution (APR) Workflow .......................................................................................................... 174

APR (Automatic Picture Replacement) ............................................................................................ 175 OPI (Open Prepress Interface)......................................................................................................... 176 APR and OPI File Formats............................................................................................................... 176 Setting the High-Resolution File Path ............................................................................................. 176 Preparing to Print Using APR or OPI ............................................................................................... 178 Printing with APR or OPI ................................................................................................................ 179 Organizing High-Resolution Files.................................................................................................... 180 Sample Job: Printing a Brochure Using the APR Workflow ............................................................. 180

VI (Variable Information) Workflow ...................................................................................................... 182 Using Creo Variable Print Specification to Print a VI Job ................................................................. 183 VI Document Formats .................................................................................................................... 184 Creo Variable Print Specification (VPS) ........................................................................................... 186 Organizing VI Elements.................................................................................................................. 188 CXP6000 Color Server Job Parameters and VI Jobs ........................................................................ 189

Imposition Workflow............................................................................................................................ 192 Editing Imposition Jobs .................................................................................................................. 193

Color Workflow ................................................................................................................................... 194 Job Batching Workflow ........................................................................................................................ 195 PDF Workflow ...................................................................................................................................... 196

Export as PDF2Go.......................................................................................................................... 199 The Gradation Tool .............................................................................................................................. 201 The Calibration Tool ............................................................................................................................. 213

Connecting, Configuring and Calibrating the X-Rite DTP34 QuickCal Densitometer ....................... 214 Using the Printer Calibration Wizard with the X-Rite DTP34 ........................................................... 218 Color Density Information.............................................................................................................. 240

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The Spot Color Editor ........................................................................................................................... 243 Printing PrePress Files - Graphic Art Port (GAP)...................................................................................... 248

Importing GAP Files ....................................................................................................................... 248 Supporting Graphic Arts Port (GAP) Files........................................................................................ 248 Gap File Structure .......................................................................................................................... 249

5 Administrating the System 251 The Administration Window ................................................................................................................. 252 General Setup ...................................................................................................................................... 253

Changing the Server Name ............................................................................................................ 254 Changing the Date & Time ............................................................................................................ 256 Selecting the User Interface Language ........................................................................................... 258 Setting the Default Unit of Measurement....................................................................................... 259

Resource Manager................................................................................................................................ 260 Virtual Printers ............................................................................................................................... 261 Fonts ............................................................................................................................................. 267 High-Res........................................................................................................................................ 281 VI Elements.................................................................................................................................... 282 Profile Manager ............................................................................................................................. 285 User Defined Imposition Template ................................................................................................. 294

Network Setup ..................................................................................................................................... 297 IPX Printing.................................................................................................................................... 298 TCP/IP Setup .................................................................................................................................. 300 AppleTalk Setup ............................................................................................................................ 302

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

Utilities ................................................................................................................................................. 326 View Configuration ....................................................................................................................... 327 Configuration Backup and Restore................................................................................................. 329

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6 Managing Jobs 333 Overview.............................................................................................................................................. 334 Queue Manager ................................................................................................................................... 334

Reordering Jobs in Queues ............................................................................................................ 340 Suspending and Resuming Queues ................................................................................................ 341

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

Managing the Storage Folder ............................................................................................................... 348 Filtering the List ............................................................................................................................. 351 Switching List View Modes ............................................................................................................ 354 Sorting the List .............................................................................................................................. 357 Resizing Columns .......................................................................................................................... 359

Handling Jobs in the Storage Folder...................................................................................................... 360 Submitting Jobs............................................................................................................................. 361 Archiving and Retrieving Jobs ........................................................................................................ 361 Duplicating Jobs ............................................................................................................................ 364 Export as InSite Job........................................................................................................................ 365

Managing Disk Space ........................................................................................................................... 367 Thumbnail Window.............................................................................................................................. 368 Job Preview & Editor............................................................................................................................. 371

The Job Editor Tabs ....................................................................................................................... 372 The Job Editor Buttons................................................................................................................... 375 Viewing Pages in the Job Editor ..................................................................................................... 376 Editing RTP Jobs ............................................................................................................................ 381 Previewing and Editing PDL Jobs.................................................................................................... 391

7 System Messages 393 Overview.............................................................................................................................................. 394 The Alerts Window............................................................................................................................... 394

System Disks Threshold Message ................................................................................................... 395 Job History ........................................................................................................................................... 396 The Message Viewer ............................................................................................................................ 398

Managing Messages...................................................................................................................... 399 Pop-up messages ................................................................................................................................. 403

8 Job Accounting 405 Handling Job Accounting ..................................................................................................................... 406

Viewing the Accounting Information ............................................................................................. 406 Managing the Accounting Information................................................................................................. 409

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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

A Color Theory 417 Color Theory ........................................................................................................................................ 418

Light.............................................................................................................................................. 418 Visible Spectrum ............................................................................................................................ 419 The Perception, Physiology and Psychology of Color ...................................................................... 420 Additive Color ............................................................................................................................... 423 Subtractive Color ........................................................................................................................... 425 Color Separation............................................................................................................................ 430

Glossary 433

Index 445

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Using This Guide

Printing Guide Purpose .....................................................................xiv

Who Should Use This Guide..............................................................xiv

Chapter Content and Description......................................................xiv

Conventions Used in This Guide........................................................ xv

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Printing Guide Purpose This Printing Guide will help you operate the CXP6000 Color Server. It can also be used as a reference Guide for questions or procedures. Study this Printing Guide to take full advantage of the many unique and advanced features of the CXP6000 Color Server.

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.

Chapter Content and Description

Chapter Contents Description

Chapter 1 Welcome Provides an introduction and product overview of the CXP6000 Color Server.

Chapter 2 Quick Tour Includes powering up, powering down, and a presentation of the CXP6000 Color Server workspace.

Chapter 3 Printing and Setting Job Parameters

Explains how to print, set job parameters and monitor jobs from client workstations and from the CXP6000 Color Server. This chapter also details the several job parameters, and the Job Ticket report.

Chapter 4 Workflows & Tools Describes the CXP6000 Color Server printing workflows: Imposition, VI, PDF, Color and High Resolution (APR and OPI). This chapter also provides information on the CXP6000 Color Server tools.

Chapter 5 Administrating the System

Explains how to administrate your system using the Administration window utilities.

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Conventions Used in This Guide This section describes the fonts, terminology, and symbols used in this guide.

Fonts Frutiger bold is used to refer to buttons and other items in a dialog box, file names, folders, menu names, and menu commands.

Minion Italic is used to refer to other chapters in the guide, book titles, and titles of other guides.

Frutiger is used for figure and table captions.

Letter Gothic is used for messages on your computer screen and for information that you must type.

SMALL CAPS is used for a key or key combination on your keyboard.

Chapter 6 Managing Jobs Provides details on handling jobs in the Queue Manager and in the Storage Folder. It also explainshow 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.

Chapter 7 System Messages Describes the various alerts and error messages. This chapter also provides explanations about viewing messages in the Job History, Message Viewer, and Alerts windows.

Chapter 8 Job Accounting Provides details about managing job accounting using the Accounting window.

Appendix A Color Theory Provides background information on color.

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Terminology

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Click Place the mouse pointer over the specified option or button and press and release the left mouse button.

Double-click Place the mouse pointer over the specified option or button and quickly press and release the left mouse button twice.

Drag Hold down the left mouse button while moving the mouse and release the button.

Enter Type the information and press the ENTER or RETURN key.

Point Position the mouse pointer over a submenu or menu command. For example, point to the File menu.

Press Press the specified key or key combination on your keyboard, for example, press CTRL+ALT+DEL.

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.

Select Place the mouse pointer over the check box for the specified option, then click the left mouse button so that an X or check mark appears in the check box.

Or:

Place the mouse pointer over the specified box or button, and then click the left mouse button.

Type Type the information. Do not press the ENTER or RETURN key.

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Symbols

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Welcome

Welcome to the CXP6000 Color Server Printing Guide ........................2

Product Overview................................................................................2

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Welcome to the CXP6000 Color Server Printing Guide Welcome to your CXP6000 Color Server Printing Guide.

The CXP6000 Color Server is a powerful, comprehensive color server providing high throughput and print predictability to digital workflows. In combination with the Xerox DocuColor 2060/2045 Printer, the CXP6000 Color Server effectively addresses the growth of on-demand printing needs and delivers the best output quality available.

Throughout this guide, we look forward to supporting you all the way from prepress to print.

Product Overview The CXP6000 Color Server is an on-demand pre-press system that uses Creo Spire advanced pre-press technologies, to drive a Xerox DocuColor 2060/2045 Printer.

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.

In combination with the Xerox DocuColor 2060/2045 Printer, the CXP6000 Color Server enables you to efficiently print flyers, brochures, pamphlets, dummy catalogs, short-run trials, and print-on-demand publications. When installed as a fast, network printer with the CXP6000 Color Server, the Xerox DocuColor 2060/2045 Printer prints up to 60 full- color A4 (210mm x 297mm) or Letter (8.5 inches x 11 inches) pages per minute.

The CXP6000 Color Server combines RIP functionalities, automation, control tools and special hardware development capabilities with PC architecture.

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CXP6000 Color Server for Xerox DocuColor 2060/2045 Printer

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Composition The CXP6000 Color Server is a dedicated Creo platform running in a Windows 2000 environment.

The CXP6000 Color Server includes:

Creo hardware, including the interface board

Software, including:

Creo Application Software

Windows 2000 Professional Operating System

The latest version of Adobe Acrobat

Ultimate InSpire Software

Features The CXP6000 Color Server provides the following:

Creating jobs in RTP format Using the CXP6000 Color Server, RTP files can be created and stored on the CXP6000 Color Server itself. This enables you to print RTP data at any time without further processing.

Powerful document printing capabilities In combination with the Xerox DocuColor 2060/2045 Printer, the CXP6000 Color Server enables complete printing and processing of documents, including the production of covers and pages on different paper stocks.

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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RIP - Adobe Postscript Level III and Extreme Certified technologies The CXP6000 Color Server uses the industry-standard Adobe RIP, with enhancements for Continuous Tone and Linework. Data are processed separately as Continuous Tone and Vector Data layers for increased efficiency and merged during printing.

Ready-to-Print job preview and editing The CXP6000 Color Server enables you to preview RTP jobs up to pixel levels to see all job details and to verify job quality and content post-RIP. It is also possible to view a thumbnail list of job pages, or the actual raster pages.

Job management The CXP6000 Color Server enables you to monitor job progress during all stages of printing. Among other functions, you can promote, demote, delete, monitor the import process, and estimate when a job will be fully imported. You can also abort jobs during RIPing or printing, as well as archive and retrieve jobs.

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).

Trapping The CXP6000 Color Server uses the well-known Creo algorithm to trap job information easily. The FAF algorithm has been tailored for digital printing.

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Imposition The CXP6000 Color Server offers a full suite of Imposition functions, based on the well-known Ultimate Imposition engine. On the CXP6000 Color Server, imposition is robust with user-friendly operation. And only the CXP6000 Color Server enables imposition of Variable Information jobs.

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.

Variable Information printing The CXP6000 Color Server enables processing of Creo Variable Print Specification and Xerox VIPP file formats and PPML for efficient VI (Variable Information) processing and printing. Repeated elements are RIPped once and cached, so there is no need to continually re-RIP them.

The CXP6000 Color Server also provides easy management of VI elements, including previewing, deleting and updating. The CXP6000 Color Server also offers imposition for VI jobs, the only digital solution in the industry with this capability.

Creo workflow extenders This is a set of Adobe Photoshop and Quark Express software plug-ins and extensions that facilitate printing with the CXP6000 Color Server. These extensions are located in the shared Utilities folder on the CXP6000 Color Server or on CD #3 supplied with the CXP6000 Color Server software kit.

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The CXP6000 Color Server supports the following file formats:

Post-script (composite or pre-separated files)

PDF

EPS

Creo VPS (Variable Print Specification)

VIPP (Variable Data Intelligent PostScript Params)

PPML (Personalized Print Markup Language)

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

Creo CT & LW

JPG, TIFF

Workflow The CXP6000 Color Server receives and processes files from the following client workstations:

Macintosh: running Mac OS 8.5.x or higher and Mac OS X (10.1 and higher).

PC: running Windows 98 / ME / Windows NT 4.0 / 2000 / and XP

UNIX Workstations and Servers

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The CXP6000 Color Server basic workflow is as follows:

User activates Print in the DTP Application (For example, in

Microsoft PowerPoint)

User selects one of the default CXP6000 Color Server Virtual

Printers (for example ProcessPrint)

The file is spooled to the CXP6000 Color Server

The file processing begins according to the settings

predefined in the file or for the selcted Virtual Printer

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

CXP6000 Color Server and is sent for printing (depending on the

selected Virtual Printer)

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Data Flow

The CXP6000 Color Server Data Flow is as follows:

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.

2. The processing sub-system produces an RTP job from the input file.

3. The RTP job is stored on an image disk.

4. When printing starts, the RTP job elements on the disk are decompressed and merged to the correct location on the page. This is done using Creo hardware.

5. The image delivery sub-system converts the RTP information into the print engine format.

6. The image delivery sub-system transmits the page information to the print engine.

7. The page data is delivered to the Print Engine and the job is printed.

Processing Software

Decompress and Page Assembly

(Hardware)

Image Delivery (Printed Page)

Printer Disks RTP

PDL

RTP

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CXP6000 Color Server Network Printers For Macintosh and PC networks, the CXP6000 Color Server provides three default network printers, known also as virtual printers.

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.

The three default virtual printers are:

SpoolStore Files are spooled directly to the Storage Folder and await operator processing. You can only import PDL files (such as: PS, PDF, VIPP, VPS) to the spool store, not RIPped - RTP files.

ProcessPrint Files sent to this virtual printer are processed and printed directly to the Xerox DocuColor 2060/2045 Printer via the CXP6000 Color Server.

ProcessStore Files sent to this virtual printer are automatically processed and stored in RTP format. After processing, the files are stored in the Storage Folder of the CXP6000 Color Server until the print operator re- submits them for printing.

With printing workflows tailored to your job requirements, the CXP6000 Color Server enables you to:

Define new virtual printers

Choose from which virtual printer to print

Note: The job (print) parameters set in the job (from the client) override the parameters set in the virtual printer.

For information on defining and editing virtual printers, see Virtual Printers on page 261.

Quick Tour

Powering Up.....................................................................................12

The CXP6000 Color Server Workspace ..............................................14

The DFE & Printer Animation.............................................................16

Shut Down and Power Off ................................................................22

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Powering Up

To power up the CXP6000 Color Server:

1. Switch on the monitor.

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.

Note: If the CXP6000 Color Server is already powered up, open the workspace using the Start menu (as described on the following page).

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CXP6000 Color Server in the Start Menu The CXP6000 Color Server program group appears in the Windows Start menu.

To open the CXP6000 Color Server workspace:

Click the Start button and follow the path CXP6000>CXP6000.

The Loading Drivers window appears followed by the CXP6000 Color Server workspace.

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.

For further information about the diagnostics utility, see the CXP6000 Color Server Technical Manual.

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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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Item Name Description

1 Menu Bar The Menu bar includes the Job, Selection, Tools, Control and Help menus. Click on a menu name to open the corresponding drop-down menu.

2 Status Panel The Status panel includes the Logo Pane, In Process pane, In Print pane and the Storage Folder pane. In addition, the DFE & Printer Animation is displayed on the right.

3 Pathways Panel

The Pathways panel buttons enable you to open / close a workspace window.

4 Queue Manager

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.

5 Job Thumbnail The Job Thumbnail displays the thumbnail view of a specific page in an RTP job that has finished processing.

6 Storage Folder The Storage Folder contains files that:

completed printing

were held, aborted or failed during processing or printing

were sent directly from the client to storage or were imported 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.

The DFE Monitor Clicking the DFE Animation opens the DFE Monitor window. This window displays information regarding Disk space, Network details and connected Virtual Printers.

The Disk Usage Tab The Disk Usage tab enables you to view of the free and used disk space details, in the User and Printer disks.

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The Network Tab The Network tab enables you to view the network details such as Host name, IP address, etc.

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 Clicking the Printer Animation, opens the Printer Monitor window.

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.

The Paper Stock Tab The Paper Stock tab displays the details of the paper stock in each tray and also shows if this tray is ready or empty.

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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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Shut Down and Power Off

To shut down and power off the CXP6000 Color Server:

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.

2. Verify that the Spire icon has disappeared from your taskbar.

3. From the Windows desktop, select Start>Shut Down.

4. In the Shutdown window, select Shut down.

5. When the Windows shutdown is complete, switch off the monitor.

6. On the CXP6000 Color Server, click the Power button behind the front door. The power LED on the front panel goes off.

Note: If there are jobs that are being processed or printed a message will be displayed.

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Note: Some situations may require the Power button to be depressed for more than 4 seconds.

Printing and Setting Job Parameters

Introduction......................................................................................24

Printing from Client Workstations .....................................................24

Setting PPD Parameters from Client Workstations .............................39

Spire Web Center..............................................................................47

Printing from the CXP6000 Color Server ...........................................55

Setting Job Parameters on the CXP6000 Color Server .......................60

Job Parameters Window ...................................................................62

Job Ticket Report ............................................................................171

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Introduction This chapter explains how to print from client workstations (PC, Macintosh and Unix) and how to set job parameters using the PPD parameters. It also provides information about the Spire Web Center and how this web tool can be used to monitor your jobs in the CXP6000 Color Server queues, from your client workstation.

This chapter also explains how to import files to the CXP6000 Color Server for printing and set job parameters using the Job Parameters window.

In addition, detailed information is provided on the various job parameters and about the Job Ticket report.

Printing from Client Workstations In order to print a job from a client workstation you may select one of the following methods:

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).

Drag the job to a required hot folder. The job will then be spooled and processed / printed (according to the selected job flow of the corresponding virtual printer).

Using this method, you may print most PDL (Page Description Language) files, for example, PostScript, PDF, EPS, VPS, VIPP are supported for print on the CXP6000 Color Server.

For further information on hot folders, see Using Hot Folders on page 30.

Note: PDL jobs that are spooled to the CXP6000 Color Server, must have the appropriate name extensions, for example: *.ps or *.pdf.

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Printing from a PC

To print from a PC:

1. Open the file you would like to print, in the corresponding application (for example open a PDF file in Adobe Acrobat).

2. From the File menu, select Print. The Print window appears.

3. From the Name list, select the required CXP6000 Color Server network printer (for example, Spire_ProcessPrint).

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. If required, click the Properties button and modify the job parameters.

5. Click OK.

6. Click OK in the Print window. The file is sent to the CXP6000 Color Server.

Notes:

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.

Printer's Default indicates that the value is taken from settings of the selected virtual printer on the CXP6000 Color Server.

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Printing from a Macintosh

To print from a Macintosh computer:

1. Open the file you would like to print, in the corresponding application (for example open a Word document in Microsoft Word).

2. From the File menu, select Print. The Print window appears.

3. From the Printer list, select the required printer (for example, Color_ProcessPrint).

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 andfrom the pop-up menu, select one of the Printer Specific Options. A window similar to the one shown below appears.

5. Adjust the printer options as required.

6. After modifying the job settings, click Print. The file is sent to the CXP6000 Color Server.

Notes:

Printer's Default indicates that the value is taken from the currently selected virtual printer.

The PPD parameters are divided up into five Printer Specific Options in the drop-down menu.

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Printing from a UNIX Client Workstation

To print from a UNIX client through LPR:

1. Type the following:

<-S> <-P>

For example, to print frog.ps on a printer named ProcessPrint, type: lpr -S OPAL4-P ProcessPrint frog.ps.

2. Press ENTER. The PostScript file is downloaded to the printer. All settings are taken from the remote printer on the CXP6000 Color Server.

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

Notes:

Use alphanumeric and underscores for names. Names are case sensitive, for example ProcessPrint not processprint.

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Using Hot Folders For every published CXP6000 Color Server network printer that is defined on a client workstation, a corresponding hot folder is automatically created in the CXP6000 Color Server D:\Hot Folders folder.

Each hot folder carries the virtual printer's name (HF_printers name). See the following graphic.

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).

Jobs that reside in the hot folder will automatically be submitted to the CXP6000 Color Server through the corresponding virtual printer. Consequently, all of the virtual printer job parameters, inclusive of the workflow, will be applied to the job.

Tip: You may also drag the hot folder icon to your desktop to create a short cut to the folder for future usage.

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As soon as the job has been spooled to the CXP6000 Color Server, it disappears from the hot folder and enters the CXP6000 Color Server In Process queue or Storage Folder, according to the selected workflow.

Hot Folder File Formats Hot folders may contain all PDL files formats that are supported by the CXP6000 Color Server: PS, PDF, EPS, PRN, VPS, VIPP, PPML, TIF, JPG and GAP.

Files with unsupported formats that are moved to a hot folder, will not be imported to the CXP6000 Color Server and will remain in the hot folder.

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.

Using Hot Folders from Client Workstations You may process and print files from any client workstation, using hot folders. Following are detailed explanations for printing using hot folders from a PC, from Macintosh O/S 9 and from Macintosh O/S X.

Note: If files are sent for printing through a hot folder while the CXP6000 Color Server application is down, whenever the application restarts, the files that reside in hot folders will immediately be imported to the system.

For further information on supported GAP formats see Printing PrePress Files - Graphic Art Port (GAP) on page 248.

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To print a job through a hot folder from a PC:

1. On your Windows desktop, double-click the Network Neighborhood icon.

2. Browse to the location of your CXP6000 Color Server.

3. Double-click the CXP6000 Color Server. A list of all the shared folders and hot folders appears.

4. Double-click the required hot folder, for example HF_ProcessPrint.

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.

Tip: You may also drag the hot folder icon to your desktop to create a short cut to the folder for future usage.

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To print a job through a hot folder from Macintosh O/S 9:

1. Click the Apple menu and then select Chooser. The Chooser window appears.

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

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3. Select Guest and click the Connect button.

4. From the list, select the required hot folder, for example HF_ProcessPrint, and click OK. The hot foldericon appears on your desktop.

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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To print a job through a hot folder from a Macintosh O/S X:

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

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The Connect to Server window appears.

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

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The Login window appears.

3. Select Guest and click the Connect button.

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4. From the list, select the required hot folder, for example HF_ProcessPrint, and click OK. The hot foldericon appears on your desktop.

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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Setting PPD Parameters from Client Workstations Setting job parameters from a client workstation can be done through the CXP6000 Color Server PPD or by defining a virtual printer with predefined PPD settings.

By using the CXP6000 Color Server PPD:

Through the Print window of your application, select print settings specific to printing to the CXP6000 Color Server.

By defining a virtual printer:

Set job parameters when creating or editing a Virtual Printer. These settings become the Printer's Default options.

PPD Parameters The following table lists the PPD (PostScript Printer Description) parameters and the printing options that can be selected from the Print window of an application.

Notes:

In the PPD file, the Printer Default option is presented for all PPD parameters. Printer's Default corresponds to the settings of the currently-selected virtual printer.

When setting or adjusting job parameters, the last-modified or applied parameter settings are the settings that are applied to the job. However, the print settings defined in the job file override the settings of the virtual printer.

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

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PPD Parameter Printing Options

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).

Image orientation for imposition

Landscape specifies a landscape orientating for imposition. Portrait specifies a portrait orientation for imposition.

Face-Up Face Up delivers the pages facing up on the printer. Face Down delivers the pages face-down on the printer (when printing confidential documents).

Reverse Print Order

Yes starts printing from the last page. No starts printing from the first page.

Collation Yes prints a complete copy of the job before the first page of the next copy is printed. No prints all the copies of each page before all the copies of the next page are printed.

Color Mode Grayscale prints all pages using black (K) toner only. Color prints all pages using all CMYK toners. With Color, Print grays using black toner all grayscale RGB images are printed using black toner only. If you would like grayscale CMYK elements to be printed using black toner only, you need to select Perceptual as the rendering intent.

RGB Workflow This option changes gamma values, thus producing more color depth for RGB images. To use CSA in the image, select Use Source CSA. To replace CSA with RGB, select: Use Spire RGB 1.8, Use Spire RGB2.1, Use Spire RGB 2.4, Use sRGB, or Use Adobe RGB.

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Rendering Intent for RGB

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.)

CMYK Workflow Select whether to Use Source CSA or Ignore Source CSA for your CMYK image.

Rendering Intent for CMYK

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. Perceptual (photographic) yields the most effective results on continuous tone and images. Saturated (presentation) produces saturated colors that are suitable for office environment applications (for example text documents and presentations). Absolute Colorimetric preserves the substrate tint. Relative Colorimetric and Absolute Colorimetric are the most effective RI methods for CMYK images.)

Calibration Normal prints using the normal LUT (Look-Up table, which is the calibration table name). Saturated prints using the saturated LUT. None prints without calibration, thus there is no balance between colors and gives no color calibration data.

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Screening Method Automatic applies two types of screens:

For CT, the system uses Dot type screen of 200 lpi.

For LW (text / line-art elements), the system uses Line type screen of 200 lpi.

Dot 150 applies Dot type screen of 150 lpi. Dot 200 applies Dot type screen of 200 lpi. Line 200 applies line type screen of 200 lpi. Line 300 applies line type screen of 300 lpi. Line 600 applies line type screen of 600 lpi.

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).

Brightness Brightness settings can be applied to RTP jobs without reprocessing (re- RIPing the file). Normal keeps the current job setting and does not apply extra brightness. To apply brightness, select one of the range options: Light (5%), Lighter (10%), Lightest (15%), Dark (5%), Darker (10%), Darkest (15%).

Contrast Contrast settings can be applied to RTP jobs without re-processing (re- RIPing the file). Normal keeps the current job setting and does not apply extra contrast. To apply contrast, select Less Contrast or More Contrast.

Type Select Paper or Transparency as the media.

Weight Select the required paper weight from the drop-down list. The following ranges are listed: 64-74, 81-105, 106-135, 136-150, 151-220 and 221-300 For example, 81-105 gs/ m prints on 81-105 gsm paper.

Coating Coated prints on coated paper. UnCoated prints on uncoated paper.

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Text and Line Quality

High provides superior text quality. This setting applies the Creo proprietary algorithm that 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). Normal provides standard text quality.

Image Quality High provides superior image quality. This setting applies the Creo proprietary smooth scale algorithm, which improves the quality of images containing several resolutions (such as images taken from the Internet). Normal provides standard image quality and increased RIPing speed.

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

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.

Image Noise No (default) applies no image noise to your job. Noise 2-10 apply image noise. The higher the level, the smoother the vignettes appear.

CMYK Emulation Select a CMYK emulation: Printers Default (None), Fogra Gloss, Fogra Matt, Fogra Uncoated, Euroscale, Gravure, Japan_Color, Offset, Match Print, iGen3 or SWOP. Printers Default (None), applies Ink Saving (GCR) without emulation. In all cases, emulation applied in the original DTP application overrides the CXP6000 Color Server settings.

Emulate Source Paper Tint

Yes to emulate the original paper tint No (default).

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Automatic Deletion

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.

APR Print with High Res prints using high-resolution files. Print with Low Res prints using low-resolution files.

Job Flow Process Print RIPs the PDL files and prints them, then moves the files to the Storage Folder or deletes them in accordance with the deletion policy. Process Store RIPs the PDL files and moves them to the Storage Folder as RTP jobs. Spool Store copies the PDL files directly to the Storage Folder.

Admin Page Admin Page includes general information about the job, including paper stockparameters (Admin page can also apply to non-successfully completed jobs). Admin page is printed in the same order as the job, before each set for face-down printing and after each set for face-up printing. No (default) does not print an admin page with the job. Yes printsan admin page.

Slip Sheet Yes inserts a sheet offset from the job stock between jobs or copies of a job or at the end of uncollated stacks of pages. No does not insert any slip-sheets.

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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.

Finisher Offset Yes shifts the sheets when a new page number is delivered. For example, you requested 3 copies of each page uncollated. Thus the printing output sequence is as follows: Page1, Page1, Page1, Offset, Page2, Page2, Page2, Offset, and so on. No does not use this printing method.

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

Rotate 180 Yes (only relevant for the Finisher Module > HCSS Staple Tray option), modifies the stapling position by 180 degrees. For example, instead of stapling on the upper left-hand corner, you can staple on the lower right-hand corner. No ignores this method.

Split to Booklets Select the required number (1-10) of pages per booklet. Printers Default (No) does not split the job to booklets.

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Spire Web Center The Spire Web Center is an internet site that provides online Spire information and can be accessed from client workstations.

The Spire web center enables you to:

View the status of jobs in the Spire queues, the Alerts window in its current state, and the printer system information.

Download remote client tools, utility applications, color profiles, and print drivers.

View Spire related documentation, such as release notes, Spire guides, frequently asked questions and answers, and other troubleshooting information.

Find links to related vendors or products.

To connect to the web center from a client workstation:

1. On your desktop, click the Internet Explorer icon.

2. When the Internet Explorer starts, in the address field type: http:// (for example, if the Spire station name is FALCON_E, type http:\\FALCON_E).

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.

For further information, see Remote Tools Setup on page 321.

Important: If you would like to connect to the Spire from a Macintosh client workstation, contact your system administrator to add the Spire name to the DNS. This is required since Windows name resolution protocols are not supported in Macintosh.

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The CXP6000 Color Server Web Center is displayed.

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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.

The Queues tab In the Queues tab you may view the jobs currently running in the CXP6000 Color Server In Print and In Process queues.

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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.

To import files to the CXP6000 Color Server:

1. In the CXP6000 Color Server workspace, from the Job menu, select Import Job. The Import Job window appears.

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2. To access the required files, click the up one level button, or double- click on the file folders to go down the file tree.

3. Select the required files and click the Add to List button. Or: Drag the files to the right hand side of the Import Job window.

4. Select a printer from the Virtual Printer list.

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.

Note: use SHIFT or CTRL to select several files or CTRL+A to select all the files. To add only one file, double-click on its name. If required, add the same file more than once.

Notes:

To remove files, select the required files in the right hand side of the Import Job window and click the Remove button.

Use SHIFT or CTRL to select several files at once.

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To check the status of imported jobs:

1. Click on the arrow in the DFE and Printer Animation.

The Importing/Retrieving window appears.

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.

2. Select one of the following options:

Click Skip This Job to stop importing the current file and import the next job in the import queue.

Click Abort All Jobs to stop importing all the files.

Click Close to close the Importing/Retrieving window.

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The Storage Folder

RTP jobs are stored in, and reprinted from, the Storage Folder.

The Storage Folder also contains files that:

Have completed printing

Were aborted during processing or printing

Failed to complete processing or printing

Were imported or downloaded directly from a client workstation to the Storage Folder.

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

For further details, see Handling Jobs in the Storage Folder on page 360.

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Reprinting Files RTP jobs that are stored in the Storage Folder can be easily reprinted. Select the job you want to reprint and submit it. It is automatically placed in the In Print queue.

The CXP6000 Color Server enables you to change job parameters and edit jobs prior to reprinting.

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.

Jobs edited using the 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. Therefore, parameters requiring re-RIPing can not be applied.

Submitting an RTP Job Requiring no Changes

To submit an RTP job requiring no changes:

Select the jobs in the Storage Folder and from the Job menu select Submit. Or: Right-click the jobs and from the menu select Submit. The job/s are placed in the appropriate queue (In Process or In Print queue).

Submitting a Job that Requires re-RIPing

To submit a job that requires re-RIPing:

1. Double-click the job to open the Job Parameters window.

2. Change the required parameter and click the Submit button. The CXP6000 Color Server automatically determines if your job needs to be re-RIPped and places it in the appropriate queue.

For further details on editing RTP jobs, see Editing RTP Jobs on page 381.

Note: Use SHIFT or CTRL to select several jobs.

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Setting Job Parameters on the CXP6000 Color Server The CXP6000 Color Server enables you to view and edit all of the job parameters using the Job Parameters window.

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.

Changes to the following job parameters require re-RIPing of the job:

Print Settings tab

Changes to the Image Scale parameter.

Paper Stock tab

In the Size parameter, changing the orientation from LEF to SEF and Vice versa.

Size modifications that require changing the orientations due to print engine limitations.

In the Type parameter, selecting the Transparency option.

Print Quality tab

All Print Quality options require re-RIPing.

Color tab

Changes to the Color Mode parameter.

Changes to the CMYK Workflow parameter.

Changes to the Ink Saving (GCR) parameter.

Changes to the RGB Workflow parameter.

Changes to the CMYK Workflow parameter.

Note: Jobs edited using Job Preview & Editor cannot be re-RIPped. Once a job has been saved in the Job Preview & Editor tool, it is a new RTP file without an associated PDL file. Therefore, parameters requiring re-RIPing cannot be applied.

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Imposition tab

Changes to the Size parameter when changing the orientation of the Trim size from Landscape to Portrait.

Changes to the Template parameter when changing from non-rotated template to rotated.

Services tab

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

Changes to the Compression parameter.

Changes to the Preflight parameter.

Changes to the Substitute Fonts parameter.

Changes to the Split to Booklets parameter.

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Job Parameters Window

To open the Job Parameters window:

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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The Job Parameters window title bar shows the following:

Senders (originating workstations) user ID

Job submission date and time

Job size

The Job Parameters window contains the following tabs:

Print Settings

Paper Stock

Print Quality

Color

Imposition

Services

Finishing

Exception

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

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The Print Settings Tab

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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No. of Copies

To set the number of copies:

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

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Print Range

To set the print range, select one of the following options:

Select All to print the entire job.

Select Odd Pages to print all odd pages.

Select Even Pages to print all even pages.

Select Pages and specify the pages to be printed as follows:

Type one or several numbers separated by commas and no spaces. For example, 1,3,5.

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

Note: For imposed jobs, instead of typing the required pages, you should type the required imposed sheets.

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VI Print Range

If the printed job is a VI job, the Print Range display is as follows:

To set the print range for a VI job, select one of the following options:

Select All to print all booklets.

Select Odd Booklets to print all odd booklets.

Select Even Booklets to print all even booklets.

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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Print Method

To set the print method, select one of the following options:

To print single-sided pages, select Simplex.

To print calendar-style hard copies, select Duplex Head to Toe (usually used with landscape jobs).

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

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Print Order

To set the print order, select one of the following options:

To deliver the pages facing down, select Face Down.

To deliver the pages facing up, select Face Up.

To start printing from the last page, select Reverse Print Order.

Note: Use this option for example, when printing confidential documents.

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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Collation

To print a complete copy of the job before the first page of the next copy is printed:

From the Collation options select Yes.

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

From the Collation options select No.

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Image Position

You can adjust the image positioning on the sheets printed page (simplex or duplex).

This function uses the following terminology:

Lead (or Leading Edge) the edge of a sheet at which printing begins.

Rear (or Rear Edge)sheet's edge near the printer rear, where printing stops).

The pages Lead and Rear edges are determined just after the page is printed out before making any change in the page orientation.

To adjust the image positioning in duplex printing, do one of the following:

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.

Click the Center Image button to delete all values input in the numerator, setting each value back to 0.

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Clicking the arrows to shift the image of both sides. Or type values in the Rear and Lead boxes.

Clicking on the arrows changes the numerator values as following:

Positive (negative) values for shift toward (away from) the Leading Edge

Top (bottom) arrows for positive (negative) values toward (away from) the Rear Edge

Image Scale

The default value in the Image Scale parameter is 100% of the original file.

To proportionally enlarge or reduce the size of the job pages:

Select Fit to Paper for the image to fit the selected paper in the paper stock.

Select Custom and type the percent by which you would like to proportionally decrease / increase the image size.

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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Rotate 180

The Rotate 180 parameter enables you to rotate your job.

To rotate your job:

From the Rotate 180 options, select Yes.

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Gallop

The Gallop workflow enables you to begin printing a defined number of pages before the entire job has been RIPped. This enables you to print and RIP concurrently.

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.

Gallop is not recommended for relatively small jobs, since the benefit of engaging the process is marginal, and the total production time will be shortened by few seconds only.

To set the gallop, select one of the following options:

For small jobs, select No. The job will be RIPped completely before printing.

For long run jobs, select Yes and indicate the number of pages to be RIPped before printing begins.

Note: The default number of pages to be RIPped before printing begins is 50. For complicated jobs using numerous shared elements, you may increase/ decrease this number.

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The Paper Stock Tab

The Paper Stock tab enables you to set paper stock-related job parameters.

The CXP6000 Color Server uses multiple paper stock parameters such as paper size, type, weight and coating to specify the paper stock. You may either select each parameter separately or select a complete paper set which already includes all parameters.

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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Paper set name

To select the required paper set:

From the Name list select the required paper set. The selected paper set properties (Paper Size, Type, Weight and Coating) are displayed in the corresponding parameters in the Paper Stock tab.

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.

To add a new paper set:

1. Under the Name list, click the Paper Set List button.

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The Paper Set window appears.

2. Click the Add button.

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The Paper Set Properties window appears.

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.

4. From the Size, Color, Weight, Coat and Type lists, select the required properties for the new paper set.

5. Click OK.

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To modify a paper set:

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

2. Select the paper set which you would like to modify.

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

4. Modify the required properties of the paper set.

5. Click OK.

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To delete a paper set:

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

2. Select the paper set which you would like to delete.

3. Click the Remove button.

4. Click OK.

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Paper Size

To select the paper size:

1. From the Size list, select the required stock size.

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

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The Paper size options are displayed as follows.

3. Type the required Height and Width.

4. Select the required feed direction:

LEF (Long Edge Feed)

SEF (Short Edge Feed)

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

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Type

To define the paper type:

1. Select Paper to print on paper. Or: Select Transparency if the stock type is Transparency.

2. Select the Add Interleave check boxif you would like to insert a blank page between transparencies.

3. To customize the interleave, select the required paper set from the list. Or: Use the default Same as job. Or: Click the Paper Set List button and add a new paper set.

For further information see Managing Paper Sets on page 76.

Notes:

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.

If the job is imposed, then the interleave is the size of the imposition sheet and is inserted between each sheet (not each slide).

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

Weight

To select the required stock weight:

From the Weight options list, select the required stock weight.

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Coating

To specify the required coating:

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

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Tray

To select the required tray:

Select Auto to select the required paper stock from all paper trays. Or: Select a specific tray from the Tray options list to print only from that paper tray.

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

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

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.

Normal (with jaggies) High

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To set the text/line quality, select one of the following options:

To provide superior text quality, from the Text/Line quality options, select High.

To provide regular text quality, select Normal.

Image Quality

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).

Note: Anti-aliasing is used to avoid or minimize jaggies - rough edges which are the result of the limited resolution of the original file.

Note: Selecting Normal increases the processing speed.

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To set the image quality, select one of the following:

To improve the quality of images in a job, select High.

To provide normal image quality (for jobs that do not require improved picture quality), select Normal.

Trapping

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.

Note: Selecting Normal increases the processing speed.

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See the following illustration for the trappings effect:

This function uses the following terminology:

Frame Thickness refers to the thickness of Trapping. The thicker the frame, the less chance that white lines / areas appear between images.

Protect Small Text is an option you may apply for small or complex images, since thicker frames can decrease quality by hiding parts of an image. Selecting this option will protect any text smaller or equal to 12 pt. by not framing it while applying the FAF algorithm.

To set the trapping, select one of the following options:

From the Trapping options, select Yes.

a. In the Frame Thickness box, select the default (0.08) for the thickness of the trapping frame, or type the required value.

b. Select the Protect Small Text check box so that any text that is smaller or equal to 12 pt. is not framed during FAF. Or: Clear this option to frame all text elements during FAF.

To not trap the job while RIPing, from the Trapping options, select No.

Printed without Trapping Printed with Trapping

Note: When Yes is selected, the Frame Thickness and Protect Small Text options are activated. These options cannot be selected through the PPD.

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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Black Overprint

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

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.

To set black overprint, select on the following options:

To enable black overprint, from the Black overprint options, select Yes (Black Overprint applies only to 100% black).

To disable black overprint, from the Black overprint options, select No (Selecting No increases the processing speed).

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PS Overprint

In the client authoring tools (for example QuarkXPress), you can select overprint options. PS Overprint offers the option to use the overprint, which exists in the PS file. It also determines whether the DTP application PS (PostScript) Overprint settings are honored in the RIP.

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.

If you choose to honor the PS overprint applied in a DTP application, it is implemented by the CXP6000 Color Server and 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.

Note: The above is true for files with PS Overprint Yes already selected in the DTP application.

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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.

To set the PS overprint, select one of the following options:

To use the overprint information that exists in the input file, from the PS Overprint options, select Yes.

To ignore the overprint information that exists in the input file, from the PS Overprint options, select No.

Image Noise

The Image Noise parameter, enables you to smoothen and blend vignettes of continuous tone (CT) images.

By default the Image Noise parameter is disabled.

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To set the image noise level:

1. From the Image noise options, select Yes.

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

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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Color Mode

The Color Mode parameter enables you to print color jobs in black and white using the black toner only. When a color job is printed using the Grayscale option, the Cyan (C), Magenta (M), and Yellow (Y) separations are also printed in Black (K) toner, giving a dense appearance similar to the CMYK grayscale image.

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).

To set the color mode:

1. Select Grayscale to print the job as black and white using Black (K) toner only. Or: Select Color to print the job in color using CMYK.

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2. If you have selected Color, you may select the Print grays using black toner check box, to print RGB gray images using black toner only.

RGB Workflow

The RGB Workflow parameter enables you to select a profile for printing images defined with a profile set in the DTP application that supports ICC color management, and also specify the required rendering intent for RGB elements.

This function uses the following terminology:

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

Note: Grayscale images created in RGB applications (such as PowerPoint) should be specified as Monochrome or submitted to the system with Grayscale selected in the PPD. This selection ensures that grayscale images are counted as B&W instead of Colorin both the CXP6000 Color Server and in the Xerox DocuColor 2060/2045 Printer billing meters.

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only under the assumption that the upstream color workflow was managed and monitored. Otherwise it should be replaced with a Creo profile, which is the default.

CSA Profiles - There are three CSA profiles with gammas of 1.8, 2.1 and 2.4. The higher the gamma, the darker the RGB appears. This workflow should be used when you have images from different sources (such as: digital cameras, Internet, and scanners) and you want the images to have the common RGB color spaces. Other possible CSA profiles are sRGB and Adobe RGB.

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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Relative Colorimetric - a rendering intent method in whichcolors that fall within the output color space remain the same. Only colors that fall outside are changed to the closest possible color within the output color space. When using this method, some closely related colors in the input color space can be mapped to a single color in the output color space. This reduces the number of colors in the image.

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

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.

To select an RGB workflow, select one of the following options:

To use the source CSA RGB profile, select Use Source CSA profile (uses the embedded CSA).

To use a Spire source CSA RGB profile, select Replace with and select the required CSA from the list.

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To set the rendering intent, select one of the following options:

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.

Select Absolute Colorimetric so that colors match exactly with no adjustment made for white point or black point that would alter the image's brightness. Absolute Colorimetric rendering does include paper tint in the rendering. Absolute Colorimetric is valuable for rendering "signature colors", those colors that are identified with a commercial product.

Select Saturated (presentation) to reproduce the original image color saturation (vividness) when converting into the target device's color space. In this approach, the relative saturation of colors is maintained from gamut to gamut. This rendering is primarily designed for business graphics, where the exact relationship between colors (such as in a photographic image) is not as important as are bright saturated colors.

Select Perceptual (photographic) to compress the total gamut from one device's color space into the gamut of another device's color space, when one or more colors in the original image is out of the gamut of the destination color space. This rendering preserves the visual relationship between colors by shrinking the entire color space and shifting all colors including those that were in gamut.

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CMYK Workflow

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.

The CXP6000 Color Server supports two CMYK emulation methods: Device Link (default) and CSA. If you would like to emulate your CMYKs using the CSA method, change the CMYK emulation method in the Administration window, in the Preferences folder.

The CMYK workflow parameter is also used to specify the required rendering intent for CMYK elements. All printers, monitors and scanners have a gamut or range of colors that they can output (or view in the case of

Note: RGB colors are not affected by the CMYK Workflow.

For further details, see Color - Emulations on page 307.

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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 CMYK elements by selecting the required from the Rendering intent options list. The default value for CMYK is Relative Colorimetric.

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.

To select a CMYK workflow, select one of the following options:

To use the embedded CSA profile from the PS file, select Use Source CSA.

To replace the source CSA with original CMYK values, select Use Original CMYK values.

To use one of the Creo predefined CMYK emulation profiles, select Emulation (Device Link) and from the list select the required emulation.

To emulate also the original paper tint, select the Emulate source paper tint check box.

Note: If you select the Device Link Emulation profile, you cannot select a rendering intent since for each device link emulation profile a rendering intent is already defined.

Note: The system emulates the selected option during the RIP process. GCR and CMYK Emulation do not affect the processed job.

Notes:

The Emulate source paper tint check box is enabled only if you select the Device Link emulation profile.

When the Emulate source paper tint check box is selected, the rendering intent that will be used is Absolute Colorimetric.

If the job is simplex, only the front side will be printed using the tint emulation.

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To set the rendering intent, select one of the following options:

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.

Select Absolute Colorimetric so that colors match exactly with no adjustment made for white point or black point that would alter the image's brightness. Absolute Colorimetric rendering does include paper tint in the rendering. Absolute Colorimetric is valuable for rendering "signature colors", those colors that are identified with a commercial product.

Select Saturated (presentation) to reproduce the original image color saturation (vividness) when converting into the target device's color space. In this approach, the relative saturation of colors is maintained from gamut to gamut. This rendering is primarily designed for business graphics, where the exact relationship between colors (such as in a photographic image) is not as important as are bright saturated colors.

Select Perceptual (photographic) to compress the total gamut from one device's color space into the gamut of another device's color space, when one or more colors in the original image is out of the gamut of the destination color space. This rendering preserves the visual relationship between colors by shrinking the entire color space and shifting all colors including those that were in gamut.

Note: If you selected the Device Link Emulation profile, you cannot select a rendering intent since for each device link emulation profile a rendering intent is already defined.

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Calibration

The purpose of color Calibration is to achieve a consistent level of color quality. The calibration process corrects printer colors by measuring a chart using a densitometer, which measures color density.

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.

The Calibration parameter enables you to select the required calibration table for the job.

To select a calibration table for a job:

Use the default calibration table Normal. Or: Select a calibration table from the Calibration options list.

For further information, see The Calibration Tool on page 213.

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

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Screening Method

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.

The CXP6000 Color Server supports Dot and Stochastic screening. Screening is achieved by printing dots or lines in an evenly-spaced pattern. The distance between screen dots is fixed and the dot size varies according to the required strength of color.

Using screens, printers can work with even amounts of toner and still produce a wide range of colors. The darker the color, the larger the dot. In this manner screens are used to give the appearance of different toner quantities printed in a certain area.

The CXP6000 Color Server supports six types of screening:

Automatic applies two types of screens: For CT, the system uses Dot type screen of 200 lpi. For LW (text / line-art elements), the system uses Line type screen of 200 lpi.

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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.

Dot 150 applies Dot type screen of 150 lpi. The screen of each separation is printed at a different angle.

Dot 200 applies Dot type screen of 200 lpi. The screen of each separation is printed at a different angle.

Line 200 applies Line type screen of 200 lpi. The screen of each separation is printed at a different angle.

Line 300 applies Line type screen of 300 lpi. All separations are printed at 90 degrees screen angle.

Line 600 applies Line type screen of 600 lpi. All separations are printed at 90 degrees screen angle.

To select a screening method:

Select Automatic, to apply:

For CT - dot type screen of 200 lpi.

For LW (text / line-art elements) - line type screen of 200 lpi.

Or: Select a specific Screening Method from the list: for CT images, use a Dot option and for LW images, use a Line option.

Note: To change the Automatic screening values, see Chapter 5, Administrating the System, Color - Automatic Screening Method on page 309.

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Ink Saving (GCR)

Ink Saving GCR (Gray Component Replacement) replaces grays (of a certain percentage of C, M and Y) with Black, which affects the gray component of all colors.

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.

While the gray component of each color is replaced by black, there is no change in the color quality of the printed image.

No GCR Low GCR Medium GCR High GCR

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To set the Ink Saving GCR, select one of the following options:

To set the amount of CMY dry inks to be replaced by the black dry ink, from the Ink Saving options, select the required amount of CMY dry inks to be replaced by the black dry ink:

Low

Medium

High

To disable GCR and use maximum dry ink coverage, from the Ink Saving options, use the default option No.

Brightness

With Brightness you control how light or dark your image appears.

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.

Lighter Normal Darker

Note: Changing the Brightness level for an RTP job, does not require re-RIPing of the job.

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To set the brightness, select one of the following:

To apply no brightness, select Normal.

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%).

Contrast

Contrast is the ratio between the light tones and the dark tones in an image. If you increase the contrast, highlights become lighter while shadows become darker.

Less Normal More

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The Contrast parameter is generally used to make last-minute adjustments to the print job after proofing.

To set the contrast, select one of the following:

To apply no contrast, from the Contrast options, select Normal.

To select a contrast level for the print job, move the Contrast options slider to the required contrast level (the range starts from Less - which applies -10%, to More - which applies +10%).

Gradations

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.

Note: Changing the Contrast level for an RTP job, does not require re-RIPing of the job.

For further information, see The Gradation Tool on page 201.

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You can apply the default gradation table or another pre-configured gradation table to a job.

To select a gradation table for a job:

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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The Imposition Tab

The Imposition tab is used to set job options related to positioning, folding, trimming and binding of pages.

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.

After selecting the Template parameter, a dynamic thumbnail view appears on the lower right hand corner of the Imposition tab. It shows the effect of your parameter choices on the printed sheet. Parameter setting conflicts are indicated.

Note: If a job is printed using a Set Page Device virtual Printer, the Imposition tab is disabled.

Note: The template option and the thumbnail view are not active if you select None as your imposition method.

For further details, see The thumbnail viewer on page 124.

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The thumbnail viewer is used to receive an immediate feedback on the combination of the imposition parameters in the job. If you would like to see the imposed job preview, you may view your job in the Job Editor window, Imposed sheets tab.

Method

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.

After selecting a finishing method, a display icon of the method appears in the right lower right corner of the Imposition tab.

For further details, see The Imposed sheets tab on page 373.

Note: When None is selected, all imposition job parameters are disabled, and the thumbnail viewer does not display an image.

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The method options

Step & Repeat

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).

Note: It is possible to use specific Step & Repeat templates to print several different images on one sheet.

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Cut & Stack

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.

Saddle Stitch

Saddle Stitch is a book-finishing technique where the pages of a book are attached through stitching or stapling in the spine fold (for example, for brochures).

Notes:

When using the Step & Repeat template for VI jobs, the system prints it in Z-Sorting mode. This mode enables imposed VI jobs to be sorted for Cut & Stack finishing.

When using the Step & Repeat template with the Cut & Stack sub- option, the Exceptions tab is disabled.

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Perfect Bound

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

To select the optimal finishing method:

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 toenable Step & Repeat jobs, to be printed, cut, stacked and bound in the most efficient manner, while preserving the original sorting.

Fora book-finishing technique where the pages of a book are attached through stitching or stapling in the spine fold (for example, for brochures) - select Saddle Stitch.

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

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Size

This function uses the following terminology:

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.

Trim size is the size of the finished, trimmed document.

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You can adjust your page size by adjusting the trim size.

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.

To define the job attributes:

1. From the For sheet size use paper set list, select the required paper set. Or: Click the Paper Set List button and add a new paper set.

The selected page size appears beneath the paper set.

2. Select the required trim size from the Trim Size list.

Or: From the Trim Size list, select Custom to define a custom trim size and type the required Height in the H box, and the required Width in the W box.

3. Select the required Orientation for the trim size: Landscape or Portrait.

Note: If you set trim size to be smaller than the page size set in the DTP application, some of the data is cropped. Setting a larger trim size results in a larger border on the printed page.

For further information see Managing Paper Sets on page 76.

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Template

A Template is a set of parameters that determines how your finished sheet is printed.

The template includes:

The number of columns and rows of pages on a sheet.

Each pairs first number refers to columns and the second number refers to rows.

Whether the sheet is printed on one side (Simplex) or on both sides (Duplex).

The orientation (portrait or landscape) of the page.

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.

The Template parameter enables you to choose the template you would like to use. The list of available template choices is determined by the selected finishing method.

For further details, see Imposition Workflow on page 192.

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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.

Thumbnail arrows

The page orientation is indicated by the direction of the arrows (which point to the head of the page) and not by the orientation of the numbers.

Green arrows - indicate that the template layout is rotated.

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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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Conflicting parameters

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

Red corners - indicate that the trim size is bigger than the sheet size.

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Yellow corners - indicate unsuitable margin settings. For example if the minimum margin size is unsuitable.

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.

When choosing a template, you should account for other job parameters (for example paper Trim Size, Bleed, Margin, Gutters and Paper Size). Since some of these parameter settings may contradict, the Template Thumbnail enables you to visually check your job as it highlights such conflicts (in red).

Templates are also linked to the chosen imposition method. If you change your imposition method (for example from Perfect Bound to Step & Repeat), your initially selected template may no longer fit the new method. When required, the CXP6000 Color Server automatically substitutes a suitable template for your new method and notifies you that the change has been made.

To select a template:

1. From the Category options, select System to choose a predefined CXP6000 Color Server imposition template. Or: Select User-defined to choose a user defined CXP6000 Color Server imposition template.

2. From the Template list, select an available template.

3. From the Layout list, select the required layout (Duplex, Simplex, Rotated, Non-rotated.)

4. Select the Fit to sheet check box to proportionally increase or decrease the layout in order to fill the entire sheet size.

For further information on User Defined templates, see User Defined Imposition Template on page 294.

Note: If you selected User Defined from the Category options, Layout is unavailable.

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CXP6000 Color Server Predefined Imposition Templates

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

Note: DUP refers to Duplex and SIM refers to Simplex.

Step & Repeat Saddle Stitch Perfect Bound Cut & Stack

1x1 DUP HTH 1x2 HTT 1x2 HTT 1x1 DUP HTH

1x1 DUP HTH Rotated 1x2 HTT Rotated 1x2 HTT Rotated 1x1 DUP HTH Rotated

1x1 DUP HTT 2x1 2x1 1x1 DUP HTT

1x1 DUP HTT Rotated 2x1 Rotated 2x1 Rotated 1x1 DUP HTT Rotated

1x1 SIM 2x2 2x2 1x1 SIM

1x1 SIM Rotated 2x2 HTT 2x2 HTT 1x1 SIM Rotated

1x2 DUP HTH 2x2 Rotated 2x2 Rotated 1x2 DUP HTH

1x2 DUP HTH Rotated 2x2 HTT Rotated 2x2 HTT Rotated 1x2 DUP HTH Rotated

1x2 DUP HTT 4x2 4x2 1x2 DUP HTT

1x2 DUP HTT Rotated 4x2 Rotated 4x2 Rotated 1x2 DUP HTT Rotated

1x2 SIM 1x2 SIM

1x2 SIM Rotated 1x2 SIM Rotated

1x2 North South 1x2 North South

1x3 DUP HTH 1x3 DUP HTH

1x3 DUP HTH Rotated 1x3 DUP HTH Rotated

1x3 DUP HTT 1x3 DUP HTT

1x3 DUP HTT Rotated 1x3 DUP HTT Rotated

1X3 SIM 1X3 SIM

1X3 SIM Rotated 1X3 SIM Rotated

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2x1 DUP HTH 2x1 DUP HTH

2x1 DUP HTH Rotated 2x1 DUP HTH Rotated

2x1 DUP HTT 2x1 DUP HTT

2x1 DUP HTT Rotated 2x1 DUP HTT Rotated

2x1 SIM 2x1 SIM

2x1 SIM Rotated 2x1 SIM Rotated

2x1 North South 2x1 North South

2x2 DUP HTH 2x2 DUP HTH

2x2 DUP HTH Rotated 2x2 DUP HTH Rotated

2x2 DUP HTT 2x2 DUP HTT

2x2 DUP HTT Rotated 2x2 DUP HTT Rotated

2x2 SIM 2x2 SIM

2x2 SIM Rotated 2x2 SIM Rotated

2X5 DUP HTH 2X5 DUP HTH

2X5 DUP HTH Rotated 2X5 DUP HTH Rotated

2x5 DUP HTT 2x5 DUP HTT

2x5 DUP HTT Rotated 2x5 DUP HTT Rotated

2x5 SIM 2x5 SIM

2x5 SIM Rotated 2x5 SIM Rotated

3x1 DUP HTH 3x1 DUP HTH

3x1 DUP HTH Rotated 3x1 DUP HTH Rotated

3x1 DUP HTT 3x1 DUP HTT

3x1 DUP HTT Rotated 3x1 DUP HTT Rotated

Step & Repeat Saddle Stitch Perfect Bound Cut & Stack

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3x1 SIM 3x1 SIM

3x1 SIM Rotated 3x1 SIM Rotated

3x2 DUP HTH 3x2 DUP HTH

3x2 DUP HTH Rotated 3x2 DUP HTH Rotated

3x2 DUP HTT 3x2 DUP HTT

3x2 DUP HTT Rotated 3x2 DUP HTT Rotated

3x2 SIM 3x2 SIM

3x2 SIM Rotated 3x2 SIM Rotated

3x4 DUP HTH 3x4 DUP HTH

3x4 DUP HTH Rotated 3x4 DUP HTH Rotated

3x4 DUP HTT 3x4 DUP HTT

3x4 DUP HTT Rotated 3x4 DUP HTT Rotated

3x4 SIM 3x4 SIM

3x4 SIM Rotated 3x4 SIM Rotated

3x8 DUP HTH 3x8 DUP HTH

3x8 DUP HTH Rotated 3x8 DUP HTH Rotated

3x8 DUP HTT 3x8 DUP HTT

3x8 DUP HTT Rotated 3x8 DUP HTT Rotated

3x8 SIM 3x8 SIM

3x8 SIM Rotated 3x8 SIM Rotated

4x2 DUP HTH 4x2 DUP HTH

4x2 DUP HTH Rotated 4x2 DUP HTH Rotated

4x2 DUP HTT 4x2 DUP HTT

Step & Repeat Saddle Stitch Perfect Bound Cut & Stack

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4x2 DUP HTT Rotated 4x2 DUP HTT Rotated

4x2 SIM 4x2 SIM

4x2 SIM Rotated 4x2 SIM Rotated

4x3 DUP HTH 4x3 DUP HTH

4x3 DUP HTH Rotated 4x3 DUP HTH Rotated

4x3 DUP HTT 4x3 DUP HTT

4x3 DUP HTT Rotated 4x3 DUP HTT Rotated

4x3 SIM 4x3 SIM

4x3 SIM Rotated 4x3 SIM Rotated

4x4 HTH DUP 4x4 HTH DUP

4x4 DUP HTH Rotated 4x4 DUP HTH Rotated

4x4 HTT DUP 4x4 HTT DUP

4x4 DUP HTT Rotated 4x4 DUP HTT Rotated

4x4 SIM 4x4 SIM

4x4 SIM Rotated 4x4 SIM Rotated

5x2 DUP HTH 5x2 DUP HTH

5x2 DUP HTH Rotated 5x2 DUP HTH Rotated

5x2 DUP HTT 5x2 DUP HTT

5x2 DUP HTT Rotated 5x2 DUP HTT Rotated

5x2 SIM 5x2 SIM

5x2 SIM Rotated 5x2 SIM Rotated

5x5 DUP HTH 5x5 DUP HTH

5x5 DUP HTH Rotated 5x5 DUP HTH Rotated

Step & Repeat Saddle Stitch Perfect Bound Cut & Stack

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Bleed

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

5x5 DUP HTT 5x5 DUP HTT

5x5 DUP HTT Rotated 5x5 DUP HTT Rotated

5x5 SIM 5x5 SIM

5x5 SIM Rotated 5x5 SIM Rotated

8x3 DUP HTH 8x3 DUP HTH

8x3 DUP HTH Rotated 8x3 DUP HTH Rotated

8x3 DUP HTT 8x3 DUP HTT

8x3 DUP HTT Rotated 8x3 DUP HTT Rotated

8x3 SIM 8x3 SIM

8x3 SIM Rotated 8x3 SIM Rotated

Step & Repeat Saddle Stitch Perfect Bound Cut & Stack

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This parameter enables you to avoid white edges after cutting and folding pages with elements adjacent to the edge of the page.

To specify the required bleed:

From the Bleed Size options, select To Fold in order to extend bleed to the sheet fold lines. Or: Select Custom and type the required bleed size in millimeters.

Note: Applying Bleed Size results in the bleed effect only when a file contains bleed applied in the originating DTP application.

Notes:

You cannot extend the bleed size beyond the sheet fold lines. Bleed does not affect the position of crop.

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

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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To add crop and/or fold marks:

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.

2. If you would like the lines that indicate where the sheet should be folded are printed on the sheet, select the Add Fold Marks check box.

Margins

Notes:

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

If your job already includes crop marks incorporated in the DTP application, you do not need to add crop marks here. If you do add crop marks, both sets of crop marks can be printed.

If you want to use crop marks incorporated in the DTP application, ensure that enough space is left around your page in the PS file so that the page prints with crop marks.

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The Margins parameter enables you to adjust the spaces between the outside edges of pages and the edges of the sheet on which they are printed. Margin settings should suit finishing equipment and requirements. Confirm binding parameters with your binder when planning your sheet.

This function uses the following terminology:

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.

The Minimum Gutter Size is the inside space between pairs of pages on a sheet. When folded into a signature / booklet, the gutter allows space for trimming.

Note: For specific sheet templates there may be only one gutter, or no gutter at all. (i.e., in two up, there is no gutter.) In these cases, the Minimum Gutter Size setting is ignored.

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The Minimum Margin Size is the distance between the outside edges of the sheet and the edges of the pages printed on the sheet. You can set the minimum margin size, but not the exact size, which is calculated by the CXP6000 Color Server in accordance with other imposition parameters.

To set the margins:

In the Margins options, type the required margin sizes.

Creep

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).

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

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Creep compensates for this problem by moving the pages on inside signatures progressively closer to the fold (in other words the position of the final PostScript trimmed pages remains at a constant distance from the outside edge of the book, when in fact the margins closest to the spine are continually changing).

This function uses the following terminology:

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.

Initial Creep Out is useful for the cases you find that the page images get too close to the spine. This problem can be resolved by giving a value for Initial Creep Out. This will move all the pages of the job further out towards the outside margin (away from the spine) by the specified amount. This movement takes place before the Total Creep In value is applied.

To set the creep:

1. To select the amount of total creep in, type the required amount for Total Creep In. Or: Select Auto so that the CXP6000 Color Server will set the Total Creep In automatically based on paper stock weight.

2. To select the amount of initial creep out, type the required amount for Initial Creep Out.

Note: It is recommended that you use a border around all documents when Creep is used.

Note: The outside two pages and their backs are not moved (the value 0.0 is used).

Note: Units of measurement (mm or inches) are set in the Administration window.

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The Services Tab

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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Job Deletion

Job Deletion is initially set to Save which means that completed and failed jobs are automatically saved in the Storage Folder unless you select one of the Job Deletion check boxes.

On large VI jobs, which take up a large amount of the CXP6000 Color Server disk space, it is recommended that you use one the Job Deletion options if you do not need to reprint the job.

To set a deletion policy for a job:

1. Suspend the In Process queue and import your job.

2. In the Job Parameters window, Services tab, click the Job Deletion parameter.

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.

4. Resume the In Process queue to initiate job processing and printing.

Note: When the SpoolStore virtual printer is selected, jobs remain in the Storage Folder.

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Substitute Fonts

To define a substitute font policy:

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.

Note: When font substitution is performed, a message appears in the Job History window of the specific file.

For information on fonts and managing them, see Fonts on page 267.

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APR

APR (Automatic Picture Replacement) is a mechanism that enables you to work with low resolution images (for layout purposes); and automatically replace these images with their associated high resolution images during the RIP.

The CXP6000 Color Server is predefined with an APR path for placing the high resolution files. This path is D:\Shared\High Res.

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.

To set the APR options:

1. Select Print with High Res to replace low resolution images within your job with high resolution images (located in the specified APR path). Or: Select Print with Low Res to print the job with the existing low resolution images.

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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).

3. In the APR Path area, use the default path (set when installing the software) for the high resolution images. Or: Click the Add button to add additional paths for the high resolution images (or to change the order in which the paths are searched).

The APR Editor window appears, indicating the default path (and other paths, if such were already defined).

Note: If, for example, the masking data in the low resolution image file defines a completely different part of an image than the masking data in the high resolution file, no masking data is used.

Note: The order in which the paths are listed specifies the order of searching for the high resolution images.

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4. Select the Include Subfolder check box to include all the subfolders of all the paths.

5. Click the New Path button and select the required path.

6. Select the arrow buttons to move a selected path up or down to the beginning or the end of the list.

7. If you would like to delete paths from the search, select a path and click the Delete button.

Job Flow

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.

Note: When adding or deleting paths, you can select only one APR path each time.

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To select a job flow:

Select Process & Print for the CXP6000 Color Server to RIP the PDL files, print them, and store them in the Storage Folder (unless the Job Deletion parameter is set to Delete after Complete).

Or: Select Process & Store to RIP the PDL files and move them to the Storage Folder as RTP jobs.

Compression

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."

For further details, see Job Deletion on page 141.

Note: The Spool & Store option (the CXP6000 Color Server places the PDL files directly into the Storage Folder without processing them) is disabled and can be defined only through the PPD parameters of the virtual printer.

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If this message appears, use the compression option.

To set the compression:

Select Normal to deactivate the compression process. Or: Select High to use compression. Also, select High if the above message appears.

Preflight

The Preflight parameter enables you to perform a preflight check concerning the status of key job components, before a job is sent for processing. This check results in the job Preflight report.

Note: When printing with compression, some job quality may be lost.

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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To run a preflight check of job components:

Select Run preflight check and select the check boxes of the key job components you wish to include in the preflight check.

Preflight Report

The Preflight report is a job-related report, that provides information about the status (missing or found) of key job components prior to processing.

By default, a Preflight report is not issued for each job. To issue this report, you need to run a preflight check for the job using the Preflight job parameter.

The Preflight report is especially useful to detect missing job components, since it enables you to view the missing components all at once and consequently save inefficient processing time with constant error / failed messages.

If you run a preflight check, and all key components are found, the job is processed / printed according to the job flow you have selected. If the test fails (missing key elements are detected), the job is returned to the Storage Folder with the preflight report available for inspection.

Since the Preflight report lists all key job components (missing and found), you may choose to use this report to view the existing (found) key job components, for example the list of the existing fonts in a job, and their corresponding path/s.

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.

Note: If one of the selected elements on the list is missing, the job status at the end of the preflight check is Failed and the job is transferred to the Storage Folder.

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To view the preflight report:

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).

If there are missing key components in the job, this will be indicated by a missing icon on the High Res, Spot Colors and Fonts buttons.

If you did not select a key component option for the preflight check, a closed eye icon appears on the component button. This icon indicates that information for this category of key components is unavailable.

2. To display all high resolution files, from the Show list select All. Or: To display only the found high resolution files, from the Show list select Found Only.

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Or: To display only the missing high resolution files, from the Show list select All Missing.

3. Click the Spot Colors button. The Spot Colors report is displayed.

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:

If the status is Missing theC/M/Y/K equivalences are according to the original file.

If the status is Found theC/M/Y/K equivalences are according to the Spire Spot Color Dictionary.

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4. To display only the found spot colors files, from the Show list select All Found. Or: To display only the missing spot colors files, from the Show list select All Missing.

5. Click the Fonts button. The Fonts report is displayed.

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.

6. To display only the found fonts, from the Show list select Found Only. Or: To display only the missing fonts, from the Show list select Missing Only.

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7. To save the Preflight report, click the Save As button and browse to the required location.

8. To print the report, click the Print Report button.

Job Info

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.

To assign job info:

1. Type a job name in the Job Title box. If a job is selected, the job title is displayed automatically.

2. Type the job sender name in the Sender box. If a job is selected, the senders name is displayed automatically.

3. Type the name of the Job account in the Account box.

Tip: If more than one preflight check is run on a job, the latest preflight report overrides the previous. If required you may save the report for future usage.

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4. Type the name of the job recipient in the Recipient box.

5. Type free text (up to 80 characters) to be viewed as a comment in the Job Comments box.

Split to booklets

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.

To split a job to booklets:

1. From the Split to booklets options, select Yes.

2. In the Numbers of pages per booklet box, type the required number of pages per booklet.

Note: If the specified number of pages per booklet is not sufficient to produce complete booklets that each contain the same specified number (there is a remainder of pages), then the last pages will form the last booklet and will consequently contain less pages than specified.

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The Finishing Tab

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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Admin Page

You may print an Admin Page with the job. The Admin page contains job- related information such as the job title, page size, number of pages / sets, and the sender name. In addition, PostScript errors will be specified, for example when using a substitute font or low resolution files (APR).

The Admin page is printed in the same order as the job, before each set for face-down printing and after each set for face-up printing.

To define the administration page attributes:

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.

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

For further information see Managing Paper Sets on page 76.

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Slip Sheet

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.

To define the slip sheet attributes:

1. If you do not want slip sheets to be printed, from the Slip sheet options, use the default, Do not print slip-sheet. Or: If you would like to print slip sheets:

a. From the Slip sheet options, select Print slip-sheet.

b. If you would like to print a slip sheet after every set, select Print skip-sheet every: and in the set/s box type the required number; the default is one, which results in a slip sheet printed between each copy.

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c. From the Use paper set list, select the required paper set for the slip sheets. Or: Click the Paper Set List button and add a new paper set.

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

Front Cover

You may print a Front cover with the job and set the required paper set for the front cover to be printed on.

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.

For further information see Managing Paper Sets on page 76.

Note: The slip-sheet size must be the same as the job. If the job is imposed, then the slip-sheet should be in the same size of the imposed sheet.

Note: Slip-sheets and blank pages in a transparency job (interleaves) are not counted in the number of pages reported on the Admin page.

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To define the front cover attributes:

1. If you would like to print a front cover, 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.

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

3. If you would like to print a blank front cover, from the Cover Printing area, select None.

4. If you would like the first page of the job to be printed as the cover page, from the Cover Printing area, select Print on Front Side.

5. If you would like the first two pages of the job to be printed as the cover page, from the Cover Printing area, select Print on Both Sides.

For further information see Managing Paper Sets on page 76.

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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Back Cover

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.

To define the back cover attributes:

1. If you would like to print a back cover, 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.

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

3. If you would like to print a blank back cover, from the Cover Printing area, select None.

For further information see Managing Paper Sets on page 76.

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4. If you would like the last page of the job to be printed as the back cover page, from the Cover Printing area, select Print on Back Side.

5. If you would like the last two pages of the job to be printed as the back cover page, from the Cover Printing area, select Print on Both Sides.

Finisher

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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To select a finishing option:

1. From the Module list, select the printed outputs destination:

HCS (High Capacity Stacker) - If your printer is equipped with an HCS / EHCS.

HCSS (High Capacity Stacker Stapler) - If your printer is equipped with an HCSS.

OCT (Offset Catch Tray) (default).

2. If you selected HCS the Finisher options are displayed as follows:

a. Select Top Tray to print to the top tray. Or: Select Stack Tray to print to the stack tray (the internal tray).

Notes:

The finisher module must be connected to the CXP6000 Color Server.

For PostScript files, available stapling methods depend on page orientation and size. For PDF files, stapling methods depend on page size.

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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b. Select the Offset check box if required:

For collated jobs, each copy is offset from the next copy.

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.

3. If you selected HCSS:

a. Select Top Tray to print to the top tray. Or: Select Stack Tray for printing to the Stack Tray (usually for many pages / copies).

b. Select the following parameters for Stack Tray:

Use Offset for both collated and uncollated jobs. For uncollated jobs, if you requested more than one copy of a page, Offset shifts the sheets when a new page number is

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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.

Select Staple to select the required stapling method. Stapling icons automatically appear below. Select from these available stapling methods.

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The Exception Tab

In the Exception tab, you may set different paper sets for special exceptions within a job and also add inserts (interleaves) if required.

Settings exceptions for imposed jobs

You may set exceptions / inserts also for imposed jobs.

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).

Tip: You may also select different paper size than the job, and consequently print tabs For further details, see Printing on tabs on page 169.

Note: If a job is printed using a Set Page Device virtual printer, the Exception tab is disabled.

Notes:

For the Step & Repeat imposition method, exceptions are handled on a page level (same as for non-imposed jobs).

An imposed sheet contains the multiple images that are all printed on the same physical sheet.

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You cannot set exceptions or inserts if the selected imposition method is Step & Repeat and its sub-option Cut & Stack.

If the job is an imposed job, the Exception Properties displays as follows:

This function uses the following terminology:

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.

Inserts: (used mainly for interleaves) blank pages of a selected media, that are assigned to the job after a specified number of pages. This process includes defining the number of inserted pages, their location in the printed job and assigning the required paper set.

For further information see Paper Stock tab on page 60.

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Managing Exceptions

To add exceptions to a job:

1. In the Exceptions area click the Add Exception icon. A blue line appears in the Exceptions area.

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.

3. Under Paper Stock Properties, from the Use paper set list, select the required paper set.

Or: Click the Paper Set List button and add a new paper set.

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

5. If it any time you would like to reset the Paper Stock Properties click the Discard button.

6. Click the Add button. The exception is added to the Exceptions area.

To edit exceptions:

1. From the Exceptions area, select the exception you would like to edit. The Exception tab displays the exception properties.

2. Edit the exception properties as required, you may change the exception range and / or the paper set.

3. Click the Apply button. The Exception properties are updated in the Exception area.

Note: The default paper stock properties are those specified for the job.

For further information see Managing Paper Sets on page 76.

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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To remove exceptions:

1. Under Exceptions select the required exception.

2. Click the Remove Exceptions icon. The exception is removed from the list.

Managing Inserts:

To add inserts:

1. Under Inserts Properties click the Add Insert icon. A blue line appears in the Inserts Properties area and the tab displays as follows.

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.

3. Under Paper Stock Properties, from the Use paper set list, select the required paper set.

Note: The default paper stock properties are those specified for the job.

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Or: Click the Paper Set List button and add a new paper set.

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

5. If you would like to reset the Paper Stock Properties click the Discard button.

6. Click the Add button. The insert is added to the Insert Properties area.

To edit inserts:

1. From the Inserts Properties area, select the insert you would like to edit. The Exception tab displays the insert properties.

2. Edit the insert properties as required, you may change:

The page / sheet number that precedes the insert, in the After page box.

The insert Quantity.

The insert paper set.

3. Click the Apply button. The insert properties are updated in the Inserts Properties area.

To remove inserts:

1. Under Inserts Properties select the required insert.

2. Click the Remove Insert icon. The insert is removed from the list.

For further information see Managing Paper Sets on page 76.

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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Printing on tabs

Printed tabs are tabs that contain printed information, for example a chapter name.

In order to include printed tabs in a job, you need to plan ahead while preparing the job in the DTP application: you should specify a different page size for the tab pages.

If your DTP application does not enable you to specify different pages sizes within a job, you may also set margins within the job pages, and locate the tab content outside the margins, and the body content within the margins.

In any case, when the file is imported to the CXP6000 Color Server, you should select one paper size for the job, and then select a different paper set for the tabs using the Exceptions tab.

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.

To print tabs if your DTP application supports multiple paper sizes in a job:

1. In the DTP application:

a. Create a document and set the page size for the document body pages, for example 8.5x11.

b. Set the page size of the tabs pages, for example 9x12.

2. Print the file to the CXP6000 Color Server using the Spool & Store workflow.

3. Double-click the job in the Storage Folder. The Job Parameters window appears.

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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5. In the Exceptions tab:

a. Select a paper set which contains the tab pages size, According to the above example, a paper size of 9x12 should be included in the paper set.

b. Specify the pages number that should be printed as tabs.

To print tabs if your DTP application does not support multiple paper sizes in a job:

1. In the DTP application:

a. Create a document and define the page size (for all the job) as required for the tabs. For example 9x12.

b. Specify the margins for the document boundaries, for example 8.5x11.

c. Locate the content that should be printed on the tab, outside the margins.

d. Locate the body content inside the margins.

2. Print the file to the CXP6000 Color Server using the Spool & Store workflow.

3. Double-click the job in the Storage Folder. The Job Parameters window appears.

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.

5. In the Exceptions tab:

a. Select a paper set, which contains the required tab size. According to the above example, a paper size of 9x12 should be included in the paper set.

b. Specify the page numbers that should be printed as tabs.

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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.

This feature is useful for:

Updating the Hot-Line service on Job Ticket Report data when a question arises.

Retaining job parameters when the same job is planned to be re- printed in the future.

Providing the client / customer a follow-up tool regarding printed Job Parameter information.

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To display the job ticket report:

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.

2. You may export or print the report by clicking the Print or Export buttons.

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Introduction....................................................................................174

High-Resolution (APR) Workflow.....................................................174

VI (Variable Information) Workflow .................................................182

Imposition Workflow.......................................................................192

Color Workflow ..............................................................................194

Job Batching Workflow...................................................................195

PDF Workflow.................................................................................196

The Gradation Tool .........................................................................201

The Calibration Tool ........................................................................213

The Spot Color Editor......................................................................243

Printing PrePress Files - Graphic Art Port (GAP) ................................248

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Introduction This chapter describes the CXP6000 Color Server Printing Workflows:

High Resolution (APR and OPI)

VI (Variable Information)

Imposition

Color

Job Batching

PDF

In addition, information is provided on CXP6000 Color Server utilities: the Calibration tool, the Gradation tool, the Spot Color Editor and the GAP (Graphic Art Port).

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.

The CXP6000 Color Server provides APR (Automatic Picture Replacement) and supports OPI (Open Prepress Interface) image replacement workflows for replacing low-resolution files with high- resolution files during the RIP. APR and OPI workflows are accessed through the Job Parameters window Services tab.

For further details, see APR on page 143.

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Use APR and OPI to:

Minimize production time with faster image processing and working in DTP applications.

Reduce the time to create PostScript files and to print.

Decrease network traffic.

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.

When you send your PostScript file to be processed, the CXP6000 Color Server checks it for APR instructions. It then searches for the external high-resolution file, performs the specified image replacement and RIPs the PostScript file.

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OPI (Open Prepress Interface) Like APR, OPI 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.

When you send your PostScript file to be processed, the CXP6000 Color Server checks it for OPI instructions. It then searches for the external high- resolution file, performs the specified image replacement and RIPs the PostScript file.

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.

The OPI options are specified in the Administration window under Preferences.

APR and OPI File Formats APR and OPI are functionally identical on the CXP6000 Color Server. APR low-resolution files have a *.eextension, while OPI low-resolution files have a *.layextension. The APR and OPI workflows support Creo Continuous Tone, EPSF and TIFF high-resolution file formats.

You can use either the APR or OPI workflow, depending on your high- resolution file type.

Setting the High-Resolution File Path If your high-resolution files are not located in the CXP6000 Color Server default folder, you must specify the APR path(s) in the Job Parameter window Services tab before printing.

Note: For further information see OPI on page 316 for details.

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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.

You may specify paths on local hard drives, CD-ROM drives, and the floppy drive connected to the CXP6000 Color Server. Or you can specify paths on remote clients / file servers.

To set the high-resolution path:

1. Import or download your job to the Storage Folder in the CXP6000 Color Server workspace.

2. Double-click on the job in the CXP6000 Color Server workspace. The Job Parameters window appears.

3. Adjust the job parameters.

4. In the Services tab, click APR.

5. In APR Path area, click the Add button. The APR Editor window appears, indicating the default path.

6. Select the default path or add additional paths to define the location of your high-resolution images.

For further details, see APR on page 143.

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7. You can perform the following functions in the APR Editor:

Select Include Subfolder to include all the sub-folders of all the specified paths.

Click New Path and locate a required path.

Change the order of paths to change the order in which they are searched. Click the arrow buttons to move a path up, down, to the beginning of the search, or to the end of the list.

Select one or several paths and click Delete to remove the path(s) from the search.

8. Set other high-resolution job parameters as required.

Preparing to Print Using APR or OPI

To prepare to print using APR or OPI:

1. Create low-resolution files from high-resolution files.

2. Export each image file as a low-resolution *.e file (in other words a file called duck is exported as duck.e). OPI images can be created in other applications or can be provided by a print service bureau. Ensure that you have created or obtained the required image files.

3. Design the document in a DTP application using low-resolution files.

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.

Notes:

A PS Image (*.e) file is a low-resolution preview of the original high resolution file. It contains preview information saved at 72dpi in black and white or color. Also, it contains pointers to the location of the high- resolution Image.

APR low-resolution files have a *.eextension. OPI low-resolution files have a *.lay extension.

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4. Perform detailed graphic work on the original high-resolution file. The low-resolution file is used for positioning, rotating, scaling and cropping only.

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.

Printing with APR or OPI If your high-resolution files are located in the CXP6000 Color Server default folder (D:\Shared\HighRes), you can print APR or OPI jobs without adjusting APR settings.

Perform the following steps:

1. Print, download or import the job from the client workstation to the CXP6000 Color Server Storage Folder. The job is processed according to the settings of the selected virtual printer using APR or OPI high-resolution files.

2. Double-click on the job in the CXP6000 Color Server workspace.

3. Select the Print Quality tab in the Job Parameters window.

4. Adjust the job parameters.

Note: Once you have created the low-resolution file, do not change the name of the high-resolution file. This is the file name that the CXP6000 Color Server looks for.

Notes:

The CXP6000 Color Server default HiRes folder used for APR and OPI is D:\Shared\HiRes.

Paths other than the default path are defined on a per-job basis. You can define the APR path to any connected server or disk.

Important: OPI support is disabled by default. If you would like to enable the Spire OPI support, see OPI on page 316 for details.

Note: If your high-resolution files are not located in the CXP6000 Color Server default folder, specify the APR path(s), as described above.

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5. Set other high-resolution job parameters as required.

6. Click Submit. The job is processed on the CXP6000 Color Server and sent to the Xerox DocuColor 2060/2045 Printer for printing.

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.

Sample Job: Printing a Brochure Using the APR Workflow In this example, you can use APR to print a brochure that contains a high- resolution file.

Brochure

Note: If the masking data in the PS Image file defines a completely different part of an image than the masking data in the high-resolution file, no masking data is used.

For further information see High-Res on page 281.

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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.

To print a brochure using the APR workflow:

1. Place your high-resolution file milkmaid in the path: D:\Shared\High Res.

2. Print or download the brochure job from your client workstation to the CXP6000 Color Server. The job is processed on the CXP6000 Color Server and sent to the Xerox DocuColor 2060/2045 Printer for printing.

Note: On the CXP6000 Color Server, the APR workflow is functionally identical to the OPI workflow, so while the high-resolution image used in this example has a *.e extension, if it was an OPI image, it would have a alternative extension, such as *.lay.

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VI (Variable Information) Workflow VI jobs are jobs in which the printed materials are individualized for specific recipients or purposes. These materials can include bills, targeted advertising and direct mailings.

VI jobs are composed of booklets, which are personalized copies of a document. A booklet can consist of several pages, but the entire document is targeted at a specific individual or address.

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.

VI jobs are sent to the CXP6000 Color Server in Creo Variable Print Specification or Xerox Variable data Intelligent Postscript Printware (VIPP) formats to be RIPped and printed. The CXP6000 Color Server can also process conventional PostScript files as VI jobs, although they are not truly VI documents.

The CXP6000 Color Server enables concurrent RIPing and printing of VI jobs known as Gallop. Large jobs do not have to be RIPped entirely to disk before printing. You can pre-define the number of pages to be processed before the engine starts to print. As soon as these pages are processed, printing starts while the rest of the job is streamlined through the CXP6000 Color Server. The Xerox DocuColor 2060/2045 Printer continues printing at its rated speed without interruption or slowing down until the job is finished.

VI jobs are created using VI authoring programs that support Variable Print Specification and Xerox VIPP formats. Most VI authoring programs can convert VI files to conventional PS files, which can also be processed by the CXP6000 Color Server, although less efficiently than Variable Print

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Specification and VIPP files. Each authoring program creates VI code that instructs the RIP where to place the VI elements and each authoring program does so in a slightly differing manner.

In VI Jobs, pre-RIPped re-usable elements are combined with inline elements during the RIP. Pages are assembled from the various elements at high speed on the CXP6000 Color Server as they are fed into the print engine.

The re-usable elements are stored in a cache folder (VI Elements folder). The CXP6000 Color Server only RIPs inline elements in subsequent jobs using the same re-usable elements. The cached re-usable elements are integrated into the job during the RIP.

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.

Using Creo Variable Print Specification to Print a VI Job

To print a VI job:

1. Copy VI graphic elements to one of the defined APR folders on the CXP6000 Color Server.

2. Submit your job on the CXP6000 Color Server. Re-usable elements are identified, processed, and placed in the cache folder. They are ready for rapid assembly into pages and for multiple usage. Your VI job is processed and printed on the CXP6000 Color Server. The Xerox DocuColor 2060/2045 Printer prints RTP booklets at full engine speed working uninterrupted from the printer disk. Booklets

For further information, see Organizing VI Elements on page 188.

For further details, see APR and OPI File Formats on page 176.

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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).

VI Document Formats The desktop environment requires an authoring format to design, organize and generate VI documents. This format can be stand-alone covering all aspects of document design, data management, text capture, and so on. Or it can be an extension of an existing program that enables the creation of VI documents and VI jobs.

VIPP (2001) & PPML The CXP6000 Color Server supports VIPP (2001) and PPML formats and the features related to them, for example:

Efficient processing of VIPP (2001) & PPML jobs

Management mechanism for VIPP (2001) and PPML reusable elements

Importing of jobs in various VI formats to the CXP6000 Color Server

Importing of VI elements to the CXP6000 Color Server and submitting them for pre-cache

Viewing of VI elements in their structural hierarchy

Notes:

If an element is to be used more than once but with different clipping or scaling parameters, it is treated as a new page element and processed again.

The cache is kept intact until the completion of the job, allowing for reuse of RIPped elements anywhere in the job. Elements may remain in the cache for subsequent jobs. You can also archive job elements.

Deleting a job does not delete the cached job sub-folder. This must be done manually via the Resource Manager.

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Both PPML & VIPP2001 have a hierarchical structure. Document components are separated from their submission file and can be organized and stored in different levels of the hierarchical structure.

Variable Print Specification, VIPP and PPML are displayed under matching tabs the Elements Viewer window.

In PPML there is an ability to have different jobs in one PPML file. Thus, the display in the navigation pane varies from the way Variable Print Specification & VIPP appears.

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.

In order to be able to utilize VIPP files on your CXP6000 Color Server, the VIPP software should be first installed on your system. This installation should be done by a service engineer. Contact your service provider for further information.

VIPP jobs are composed of the following four files:

File Name File Description

File.PS The PostScript Master Form, which holds all of the fixed elements from the original document.

File.JDT The Job Descriptor Ticket, which holds header and setup information for the job.

File.DBM The Database Master, which holds the VIPP coding.

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

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VIPP software creates xgf and xgfc folders on your system. Within the xgfc folder, a number of sub-folders are created. Store the VIPP job files in these sub-folders as follows.

To print the VIPP job, import it (the *.DBF file) to the CXP6000 Color Server. The VIPP job is processed and printed.

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.

Creo Variable Print Specification (VPS) Creo Variable Print Specification is the Creo developed formal language designed for effective production of VI documents.

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

The following are Variable Print Specification job components:

Booklet A personalized copy of a document within a single print run where pages and / or elements within a page may vary from booklet to booklet.

File Name Store in VIPP Sub-folder

File.PS formlib

File.JDT jdtlib

File.DBM formlib

File.DBF mislib

Variable Image Files imglib

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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.

Re-usable Elements Self-contained graphical entities that can be line art, text, raster images or a combination of these types. Re-usable elements are represented in PostScript and can be stored as EPS files when appropriate. Re-usable elements include clipping and scaling instructions as well as the image data.

Re-usable elements can be used repeatedly in different pages, booklets and jobs. On the CXP6000 Color Server, all re-usable elements are processed once and cached as RTP elements for further re-use. They can then be re-used either within the sub-job itself, or in additional runs of sub-jobs.

Inline Elements Unique information is drawn from a database and is embedded in the sub-job. This data prints only once for individual booklets.

Note: Grayscale TIFF and EPS images created in CMYK applications (such as PhotoShop) are counted correctly as B&W instead as Color in both the CXP6000 Color Server and the Xerox DocuColor 2060/2045 Printer billing meters.

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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.

For further information see VI Elements on page 282.

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CXP6000 Color Server Job Parameters and VI Jobs You can adjust the job parameters of VI jobs via the Job Parameters window, just as with any other type of job.

Special considerations apply to VI jobs when adjusting some job parameters.

Imposition When imposing VI jobs:

Every booklet must have the same number of pages.

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.

Single Page VI Job, 3x2

For a booklet with several pages, the pages are printed in order along the length of the sheet.

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The next booklet is printed beside the first. After the sheets are cut, the booklets are aligned with their pages in the proper order.

3 Page VI Job, 3x1, duplex, 3 pages per record

Gallop The CXP6000 Color Server Gallop job parameter, located in the Print Settings tab, performs concurrent RIPing and printing of VI jobs. This results in reduced processing time.

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.

Note: The above example uses the Step and Repeat method. There are no special considerations for VI jobs using Saddle Stitch and Perfect Bound methods.

For further details, see The Imposition Tab on page 116.

For further information see Gallop on page 74.

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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.

The Variable Print Specification file is also deleted.

For further details see Job Deletion on page 141.

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Imposition Workflow Imposition is the process of positioning page images on sheets of paper in the printer (or in a digital printing press) as part of the process of producing finished documents.

In addition to page images, various marks can be added to the sheets in order to aid the production process (marks that show where the paper should be folded or trimmed).

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).

On the CXP6000 Color Server, the imposition parameters are set on the Imposition tab of the Job Parameters window.

Whenever possible, imposition settings should be defined before RIPing a job. Changing key imposition settings (for example template) post RIP may require inefficient re-RIPing of your job.

You can use a CXP6000 Color Server virtual printer to predefine your imposition settings. When you create a new virtual printer or edit an existing one, define the imposition settings for that particular printer. These settings become the printer's default options and are applied to all jobs that use the printer.

To submit jobs for Imposition on the CXP6000 Color Server:

1. Import the job to the CXP6000 Color Server.

2. Double-click on the job in the Storage Folder in the CXP6000 Color Server workspace. Or: Select a job in the Storage Folder, right-click and select Job Parameters. The Job Parameters window appears.

3. Select the Imposition tab in the Job Parameters window.

4. Adjust the required imposition parameters.

For further information on Virtual Printers, see CXP6000 Color Server Network Printers on page 10.

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5. Click Submit to send your job to print. The job is processed on the CXP6000 Color Server and sent to the Xerox DocuColor 2060/2045 Printer for printing.

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.

When inserting or replacing pages, the new page should have the same size and orientation attributes as the old page.

To replace a page that is rotated 180, rotate the page in the DTP application and re-submit it to the CXP6000 Color Server. PDL files can be rotated using Adobe Acrobat.

Or, submit a two-page job with the corrected page as the second page in the job. In the Print Settings tab, set Print Method to be Duplex Head to Toe. After processing, the second page is rotated 180 and can be used as the replacing page in the Job Editor.

For further information see The Imposition Tab on page 116.

Note: Pre-Rip, jobs are edited using Adobe Acrobat. Post-Rip, only RTP jobs can be edited. Any changes to a job in the RTP job editor that require re-RIPing causes the job to fail, as there is no original PDL file to be re-RIPped.

For further details, see Editing RTP Jobs on page 381.

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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.

The tone compression tools and screening methods can be applied to your RTP jobs without requiring the CXP6000 Color Server to re-RIP the jobs. The color tools, however, should be applied prior to initial RIPing or your job will need to be re-RIPped.

CXP6000 Color Server Color Formats The CXP6000 Color Server accepts the following color formats:

RGB

CMYK

L a* b*

Spot Color

Greyscale

Duotone

To submit jobs for color adjustment on the CXP6000 Color Server:

1. Import the job to the CXP6000 Color Server workspace.

2. Double-click on the job in the Storage Folder.

3. Select the Color tab in the Job Parameters window.

4. Adjust the required color parameters.

5. Click Submit to send your job to print. The job is processed on the CXP6000 Color Server and sent to the Xerox DocuColor 2060/2045 Printer for printing.

Further details are provided in The Color Tab on page 97.

For further details, see Printing from the CXP6000 Color Server on page 55.

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Job Batching Workflow The Job Batching workflow streams several jobs into a single batch to prevent the printer from cycling down between jobs. Every job that enters the In Print queue is checked whether it can be streamed to the previous job.

If a job can be streamed to the previous job, the jobs icon is changed to a running state and it prints without a cycle down.

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.

Jobs that cannot be combined to one batch are:

Collated and uncollated jobs.

Jobs with different output trays.

Offset and non Offset jobs.

Jobs with different staple positions.

How job batching is set on the CXP6000 Color Server

1. The files arrive to the In Print queue.

2. The job is validated by the CXP6000 Color Server. If it is fit for streaming to the current batch, the job is added to the batched list and runs as a batched job (without cycle down). If it is not fit for the current batch, it remains on the waiting list and is not run as a batched job (its icon remains the waiting icon).

3. Merged files are automatically batched with the upper jobs on the queue.

4. If the waiting list order changed and the previous job was not merged, then the job at the top of the waiting list is checked.

Enabling and disabling of job batching is specified in the Administration window under Preferences. See also Print Queue Manager on page 319.

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PDF Workflow While printing PDF jobs with repeated elements, you can significantly decrease processing time by applying the PDF workflow.

The PDF Workflow caches the repeated elements in the PDF once, and reuses them as much as required without repeated processing.

In order to apply the PDF workflow, you need to select Enable PDF Optimization inthe Administration window (under Preferences).

In addition, the PostScript file needs to be distilled using the Adobe Acrobat Distiller application in order for the repeated elements to be marked as repeated in the PDF file.

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.

To distill a PS file on the CXP6000 Color Server:

1. In your client workstation, copy the required PostScript file.

2. Browse the network to the CXP6000 Color Server, and paste the file to D:\Shared.

3. On the CXP6000 Color Server station, click the Start button and follow the path: Programs > Acrobat Distiller.

Important: Verify that in your Acrobat Distiller settings, Optimize for Fast Web View is selected (in Acrobat 4.0 the corresponding option is Optimize PDF).

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The Acrobat Distiller window appears.

4. From the Settings menu, select Job Options.

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The Job Options window appears.

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.

6. Click OK.

7. From the File menu select Open. The Acrobat Distiller - Open PostScript file window appears.

8. Browse to the required PS file and select it. Then, click Open. The Acrobat Distiller - Specify PDF File Name window name appears.

9. The default name is the PS file name. You can change it in the File name box.

10. Verify that the file is saved in D:\Shared.

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11. Click Save. Your file is distilled and a PDF file is created.

12. In the CXP6000 Color Server application, from the Job menu, select Import.

13. Import the PDF file for printing.

Export as PDF2Go PDF2Go is a port through which you can export RTP files and convert them to PDF during export.

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

The operation converts the RTP information to raster files that can be encapsulated in a PDF format. This process ensures that the file can be processed and printed on any PDF printer.

While exporting as PDF2Go, a running bullet starts to move from right to left in the top-right server-printer animation of the workspace.

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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To export as PDF2Go:

1. Select a file in the Storage Folder, right-click, and from the menu select Export as PDF2Go. The PDF2Go window appears.

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.

Note: You can export every type of file, except for RTP jobs that were originally VI jobs.

Note: When exporting PDL files as PDF, the file is converted to PDF using the Acrobat distiller.

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The Gradation Tool It is sometimes 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.

Gradation tables you create using the Gradation tool are added to the Gradations list in the Color tab and may be applied to print jobs. The CXP6000 Color Server also enables you to visually check the effect of different gradation adjustments on RTP jobs prior to printing.

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.

The Gradation Window The Gradation window is used to create and edit gradation tables and to check the effect of different gradation adjustments on specific RTP jobs. These tables can then be applied to your jobs during job processing for tailored gradations.

Note: You can edit an existing gradation table, but you can not overwrite the default gradation table, DefaultGradTable.

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To open the Gradation window:

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.

To view gradation adjustments:

1. Click the Preview button to expand the Gradation window.

Notes:

Gradation is an interactive function. Gradation changes are automatically applied to the displayed image.

The gradation table created is not automatically applied to the previewed job. You must use job parameters to assign a gradation table to a job.

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

The displayed jobs are the RTP jobs listed in the Storage Folder.

3. Click on the RTP job you wish to modify.

4. Click OK.

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The job appears in the Gradations window.

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.

Notes:

The job name is listed at the top of the Preview viewer.

Click Browse at any time to select a different RTP job on which to view the effects of gradation table changes.

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6. To view the effects of your gradation table changes on a different page of the RTP job, select the Page or Booklet you wish to view from their lists at the top of the Preview window. The selected page appears.

Gradation Table Box Upon opening the Gradation window, the default gradation table DefaultGradTable is selected.

This table consists of a 45 gradation curve, with Brightness and Contrast set to 0, Contrast Center set to 50 and all color separations selected.

If you have previously created or edited gradation tables, select the required gradation table from the Gradation table list. For viewing and editing purposes, the preconfigured settings of the selected gradation table are immediately applied to the RTP job on which you are working.

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.

The Gradations window appears with all separations selected.

This tools enables simultaneous editing of all separations.

To edit one, or several separations:

1. Click this button to clear all separations.

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

For further details, see Preview Button on page 203.

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3. Change the separation parameters using the Gradation controls.

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

Gradation Graph CXP6000 Color Server gradation tables are represented visually in the Gradation window in the form of a graph:

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.

Gradation Controls The gradation controls are used to adjust brightness in specific tone ranges.

Click the arrow buttons to increase or decrease the graph value of the active separation(s) for a specified section of the graph.

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If only one separation is active, the gradation values are listed, ranging from -50 to 50. If more than one separation is active, no gradation values are listed.

Changes to gradation tables are immediately presented as changes to the gradation graph.

The gradation controls

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.

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

Start Point Low Start Point High

Highlight Low Highlight High

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Mid Changes brightness mainly in the midtones. This affects the image file from 15% dot to 85% dot, where the greatest change is at 50% dot.

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.

Mid Low Mid High

Shadow Low Shadow High

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

Brightness and Contrast Slider Controls The Brightness and Contrast slider controls are active only when all of the separations are selected.

Brightness

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.

Move the Brightness slider to the right to increase brightness or to the left to decrease brightness. Or: Click the arrow button to select a value from the drop-down list.

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Contrast

Contrast increases the image contrast by making the highlights lighter and the shadows darker. It can also be used to decreases the contrast.

Move the Contrast slider to the right to increase contrast (S shaped curve), or to the left to decrease contrast (inverted S shaped curve). Or: Click the arrow button to select a value from the drop-down list.

Contrast Center

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

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.

Organizing Gradation Tables The Gradation window provides a number of options for organizing gradation tables, including Reset, Save, Delete and Save As.

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

Note: Contrast Center only affects the image if Contrast has also been adjusted.

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The gradation organization options

Click Reset to reset all Gradation window settings. The gradation curve is reset to a 45 line.

Click Delete to delete the selected gradation table.

Click Save to save the specified gradation settings.

Click Save As to create new gradation tables by saving existing gradation tables with new names.

To create a new gradation table:

1. In the Gradations window, modify your gradation table as required.

2. Click Save As. The Save As window appears.

3. In the File name box, type the required name for the new gradation table.

4. Click OK. The gradation table is saved and added to the Gradation table list and to the Job Parameters Gradations list.

Note: You can not delete the DefaultGradTable.

Note: You can only save the default gradation table under a new name.

For further information, see Gradations on page 114.

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Exiting the Gradations Window

To exit the Gradations window:

Close the Gradation window and return to the CXP6000 Color Server workspace.

The Calibration Tool The purpose of color calibration is to achieve a consistent level of color quality. There are two calibration methods:

Target Calibration This calibration method enables you to calibrate the Xerox DocuColor 2060/2045 Printer according to the following fixed density values:

Cyan 1.6

Magenta 1.597

Yellow 1.017

Black 1.8

These density values specify the maximal density value that will be achieved by the Xerox DocuColor 2060/2045 Printer. The purpose of this color calibration method is to ensure that the same color quality is achieved for each Xerox DocuColor 2060/2045 Printer in use day after day.

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.

To specify the required calibration method, see Color - Calibration Methods on page 306.

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

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Connecting, Configuring and Calibrating the X-Rite DTP34 QuickCal Densitometer

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.

The X-Rite DTP34 QuickCal Densitometer is a color measurement instrument that reports densitometric and dot data.

Before using the X-Rite DTP34 QuickCal Densitometer for the first time, perform the following:

Familiarize yourself with the X-Rite DTP34 QuickCal Densitometer Operations Manual.

Connect the X-Rite DTP34 QuickCal Densitometer.

Calibrate the X-Rite DTP34 QuickCal Densitometer.

You may also select Calibration from the Tools menu and click the DTP34 Tutorial - click and Learn animation icon, to learn how to use the DTP34 QuickCal Densitometer correctly.

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Connecting the X-Rite DTP34 QuickCal Densitometer to the CXP6000 Color Server

The X-Rite DTP34 QuickCal Densitometer must be interfaced directly with one of the computer's serial ports.

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.

Configuring the X-Rite DTP34 QuickCal Densitometer The LED indicates a variety of instrument operation conditions, such as calibration mode and operation.

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MAC Mini-DIN 8

Power Input

Mini-Din 8 Plug

SE108-94-02 Interface Cable

SE108-DB9PA-01 (Optional)

Note: Verify that the Mini-Din 8 Plug is firmly seated and a click sound is heard. The connector is spring loaded and must be properly seated.

For a complete list of all conditions reported by the LED, see the X-Rite DTP34 QuickCal Densitometer Operations Manual.

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Calibrating the X-Rite DTP34 QuickCal Densitometer

Frequency of Calibration

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.

Positioning the Instrument on the Calibration Reference

Handle the reflection reference by the edges. Make sure that the reflection reference is free of dust, dirt and smudgemarks. To obtain the most accurate calibration, hold the instrument with consistent and nominal pressure during the calibration process.

Position the instrument on the designated location of the reflection reference (indicated by a dotted outline of the instrument). Do not move the instrument more than 0.25" (6.35mm) before reading the strip.

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DTP34-100 #:

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M= .XX Y= .XX

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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.

1. Position the X-Rite DTP34 QuickCal Densitometer on the reference as previously mentioned.

2. Press and click the button and scan the reference to the opposite end. Release the button. The LED should indicate green if calibration was successful. If calibration fails (fast flashing amber LED), verify the strip is clean and re-read.

3. Place the reflection reference in its protective envelope and store away from light and heat.

Full Calibration

1. To manually invoke the calibration mode, click and hold the Instrument button for a minimum of three seconds. The LED slowly flashes amber when calibration is initiated.

2. Press and hold the button (if not previously held) and scan the reference to the opposite end. Release the button. The LED should indicate green if calibration was successful. If calibration fails, (fast flashing amber LED), verify the strip is clean and re-read.

3. Place the reflection reference in its protective envelope and store away from light and heat.

Note: If the host computer initiated calibration (amber LED), skip to step 2.

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

The following calibration LUTs are provided:

None- applies no calibration table on the job.

SpireNormal - applies the factory default calibration table. Since this is a default LUT it cannot be overwritten.

SpireSaturated - applies the factory default saturated calibration table. This LUT applies a darker calibration table in comparison to the SpireNormal LUT. Since this LUT is a default LUT it cannot be overwritten.

Normal - initially the Normal LUT is identical to the SpireNormal 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 tableas default. As a result, your calibration table is saved as the Normal LUT.

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 tableas default. As a result, your calibration table is saved as the Saturated LUT.

Note: Each time you save a calibration table as default, it is saved twice, once as Normal LUT, and once as the Saturated LUT.

Note: Each time you save a calibration table as default, it is saved twice, once as Normal LUT, and once as the Saturated LUT.

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To open the Calibration window:

1. From the Tools menu, select Calibration The Calibration window appears.

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:

Click Edit to edit the calibration table.

Click Delete to delete a calibration table.

Click Info for the Density Graph.

Click Close to end a test job and close the Calibration window.

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To calibrate using the Printer Calibration Wizard:

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.

2. This step in the Color Calibration Wizard prints the Start Point Density calibration chart.

Note: Clicking the DTP34 Tutorial - Click & Learn icon displays an animation of the calibration process. Click this icon to learn how to use the DTP 34 QuickCal Densitometer correctly.

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3. Select the required input tray from the Select tray list. The Wizard checks for Letter or A4 LEF paper. If a particular paper size / quality is required, select the relevant tray.

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

4. Refill the selected tray with the required paper and select the tray again from the list.

5. Select the required screening method from the Select screening method list.

6. Select the required Paper Weight from the list.

7. Select the required Number of copies from the list.

8. From the Paper coating options, select Coated or Uncoated paper stock.

9. Click the Print button. The Xerox DocuColor 2060/2045 Printer prints a Start Point Density calibration chart.

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

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10. Collect the chart from the printer. Step 2 of the Color Calibration Wizard appears.

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.

12. Press the button on the X-Rite DTP34.

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13. Sweep the X-Rite DTP34 over the cyan column.

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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14. After each color sweep, wait for the check mark to appear over the appropriate icon and follow the instructions as listed.

When all of the separation columns have been successfully scanned, a check mark appears next to all icons.

15. If at any stage the scanning has not been completed properly, click the Reset button and scan again.

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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16. If an error occurs during the scan, the following Error message appears.

17. Click OK and re-scan the charts.

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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19. Click the Print button.

20. Collect the chart(s) from the printer. Step 4 of the Color Calibration Wizard appears.

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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21. Position the X-Rite DTP34 over the Image Density calibration chart and follow the scan sequence as prompted.

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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22. After each scan, wait for the check mark to appear over the appropriate icon and follow the instructions as listed.

23. When all of the separation columns have been successfully measured, a check mark appears above all icons.

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.

Note: Ensure that the separation columns on the Image Density chart are scanned in the order they appear in the icons: Cyan > Magenta > Yellow > Black.

Note: After the LW Density black separation is scanned and the beep is heard, it can take several seconds until the check mark appears in the box.

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

Note: If at any stage the scanning has not been completed properly, click Reset and scan again.

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Step 5 of the Color Calibration Wizard appears.

25. Select Save as and selectthe 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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26. Click Finish. The calibration table is saved. The CXP6000 Color Server actually saves your calibration table twice, as Normal and as Saturated:

Normal The table is balanced throughout the entire range.

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.

Editing Calibration Tables

To edit a calibration table:

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

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The Edit Calibration window appears.

Screen

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.

Separation

The Separation list is used to select the separations to be edited for a particular calibration table.

1. Select an individual separation to edit from the Separation list.

2. Change the separation parameters by adjusting file and printer values in the Value table. Changes to calibration tables are immediately presented as changes to the calibration graph.

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Value Table

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.

The File Value and Printer Value columns provide the x and y coordinates from which the calibration graph is drawn.

Editing Calibration Value Tables

To add an entry to the value table:

1. Highlight a row in the value table that you wish to add a value after.

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2. Click the Add Entry button. The Add Entry dialog box appears.

3. Select the required values from the File and Printer lists.

4. Click OK. The value table is updated and the calibration graph is adjusted.

To change an existing value table:

1. Highlight a row in the value table that you wish to add a value after.

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

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2. Double-click on the row. The Edit Entry dialog box appears.

3. Adjust the File and Printer values as required by clicking on the arrow buttons.

4. Click OK. The value table is updated and the calibration graph is adjusted.

To delete an entry from the value table:

1. In the value table, highlight the entry to be deleted.

2. Click the Delete Entry button. The entry is removed.

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

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

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Calibration Graph

CXP6000 Color Server calibration tables are represented visually in the Edit Calibration dialog box in the form of a graph.

Calibration graph showing separations

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.

To open or hide the calibration graph, click the arrow button.

Viewing Separations You can view one, all, or any combination of separations. The Edit Calibration dialog box appears with all separations selected.

It is possible to view one or more separations and adjust the values of other separations. The separations that you adjust are do not have to be those that you have chosen to view in the Edit Calibration dialog box.

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To view one or several separations:

1. Click the clear button to clear all separations. The separations are cleared.

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

Organizing Calibration Tables You can use the Save and Save As functions to organize your calibration tables.

To save an existing calibration table:

1. In the Edit Calibration dialog box, adjust calibration table values and parameters as required.

2. Click Save. The edited calibration table is saved with its original name.

Note: When Save is clicked, new calibration settings override previous calibration table settings.

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To save a new calibration table:

1. In the Edit Calibration dialog box, adjust calibration table values and parameters as required.

2. Click Save As. The Save As dialog box appears.

3. In the File Name box, type the new calibration table name.

4. Click OK. The calibration table is saved with the new name.

5. Click Close to exit the Edit Calibration dialog box.

Note: You can not overwrite the default calibration tables, Spire Normal and Spire Saturated.

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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Backing Up Calibration Tables

To back up a calibration table:

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

2. Open the ColorCalibrationDB folder.

3. Copy the required calibration table files to your backup location.

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Color Density Information

To view the Density Graph:

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

2. Click the Info button.

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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.

Calibration graph showing Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black separations.

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The Density Graph contains the following data:

Calibration name

Measured D-Max values for each separation

Target D-Max values for each separation

Minimum accepted density values for each separation (Xerox values)

View options: filtering by color - select which colors are shown / hidden

Calibration curves (target and measured) for each separation

Target is displayed as bold lines

Measured is displayed as thin lines

Index - emphasizes the difference between target lines and measured lines

Properties: paperweight, screening, paper coating

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 . Standard (Minimum): , , , Measured: , , , .

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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.

To edit an existing pantone color:

1. From the Tools menu, select Spot Color Editor. The Spot Color Editor window appears with the CXP6000 Color Server's entire collection of colors listed.

Note: Spot (for example Pantone) colors are not effected by CMYK emulation. A spot color has the same appearance with any selected CMYK emulation.

If you would like to disable the application of the Spot Color Editor, see Color - Spire Spot Color Dictionary on page 305 for details.

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2. Search for a particular color under Color.

3. Alternatively, from the Spot dictionary list, select the color dictionary that contains the color you wish to edit.

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

5. Change the CMYK values as required.

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.

Note: Use the Pantone CV dictionary if you are working in QuarkXPress.

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6. Click the Apply button. The new color is added to the Custom color dictionary.

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

8. Click OK to overwrite the color name.

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To create a new spot color:

1. In the Spot Color Editor window, click the New Color button. The New Spot Color dialog box appears.

2. Type the new color name as it exists in the PS file.

3. Adjust the CMYK values as required.

4. Click OK. The new color is added to the Custom dictionary.

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

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To delete a spot color (from the custom dictionary only):

1. From the Spot dictionary list, select Custom Dictionary.

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

3. Click Delete. The following message appears.

4. Click Yes to delete the color.

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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.

Importing GAP Files During the import of the assigned job file, the file is converted to a PDF that is displayed in the CXP6000 Color Server queues. The PDF can be programmed and printed as any other PDF file.

Supporting Graphic Arts Port (GAP) Files The CXP6000 Color Server can import and convert the following file types:

Brisque jobs

TIFF

TIFF IT

CT / LW

The system converts these file types to pre-rasterized PDF files. GAP PDF files behave the same as any other PDF file and have the same Job Ticket operations.

Note: To print a specific page, import the assigned file of the specific page.

Note: The CXP6000 Color Server supports GAP files that are in composite format only.

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Gap File Structure

TIFF IT A TIFF IT file has 3 components:

CT.TIF

LW.TIF

FP (final page) file, which combines CT.TIF and LW.TIF

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.

CT, LW, TIFF The components of a Brisque Job and TIFF IT, which are: CT, LW and TIFF, can be imported and printed separately to the CXP6000 Color Server.

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

To import a Brisque job to the CXP6000 Color Server, import the assigned file of the job.

To print a specific page, import the assigned file of the specific page.

Note: The CXP6000 Color Server does not support Spot colors (for example Pantone) as part of the incoming job. In other words, the system does not consume Brisque jobs, which contain colors other than C, M, Y, and K.

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Administrating the System

The Administration Window ...........................................................252

General Setup.................................................................................253

Resource Manager ..........................................................................260

Network Setup................................................................................297

Preferences .....................................................................................303

Utilities ...........................................................................................326

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

To open the Administration window:

Click the Admin button on the Pathways panel. Or: From the Tools menu, select Administration. The Administration window appears.

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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.

To open the General Setup utilities:

1. Open the Administration window and double-click General Setup to expand the folder.

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

The System Properties window appears.

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2. In the Network Identification tab, click the Properties button. The Identification Changes window appears.

3. In the Computer Name box, type a new name for the computer.

4. If you want to change the Workgroup or the Domain in which your computer appears, select the required option and type a new name in the corresponding box.

5. Click OK.

6. Click OK also in the System Properties window. The system prompts you to reboot your computer for the new settings to take effect.

Note: Do not change the workgroup or domain unless instructed to.

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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7. Click No if you want to change other system parameters or click Yes and reboot your computer.

Changing the Date & Time

To change the system date and time:

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

2. In the Date & Time tab, select your local time settings.

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

4. Click OK.

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Selecting the User Interface Language

To select the user interface language:

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

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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Setting the Default Unit of Measurement

To set the default unit of measurement:

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

2. Select the required system measurement unit and click OK.

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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.

To open the Resource Manager utilities:

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

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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.

The CXP6000 Color Server is predefined with three virtual printers:

ProcessPrint Files sent to this printer are automatically processed and printed to the printer through the CXP6000 Color Server.

ProcessStore Files sent to this printer are automatically processed and stored in the Storage Folder of the CXP6000 Color Server. You can later submit the jobs to be printed, or change the parameters of a job and resubmit it for processing.

SpoolStore Files sent to this printer are automatically stored in the CXP6000 Color Server's Storage Folder until the print operator submits them for processing and printing.

If a job that is sent from the client, or downloaded to a particular virtual printer, contains preset parameters from the PPD, these options overwrite the parameters set in the virtual printer for that job. The Printer Default options defined in the PPD use the default parameters set for that particular virtual printer.

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Adding a new printer When adding a new virtual printer you may specify if this printer is published on the network and if the virtual printer parameters will override the PPD parameters.

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.

To add a new printer:

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

2. Click the Add New Virtual Printer button.

Note: If a job is printed using a dynamic page exceptions virtual Printer, the Exception and Imposition tabs in the job parameters window will be disabled.

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The Add New Virtual Printer dialog box appears.

3. In the Printer Name box, type a name for the new printer you want to add.

4. From the Based on list you may select an existing printer with similar settings.

5. In the Comments box, type any comment regarding the virtual printer parameters (optional).

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.

7. Select the Override PPD parameters check box if you would like the Virtual Printer settings to override the PPD parameter selection.g

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8. If you would like this printer to support dynamic page exceptions:

a. Select the Support dynamic page exceptions check box.

b. Click the Mapping Properties button. The Paper Set Mapping window appears.

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.

d. Click OK.

9. Edit the Job Parameters of your new virtual printer.

10. Click the Save button in the Add New Virtual Printer dialog box. The new printer appears in the Printer list.

Refer to Editing an Existing Printer on page 265.

Note: If you don't edit the Job Parameters, the settings of the new virtual printer are taken from the printer on which it was based.

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Editing an Existing Printer

To edit an existing printer:

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.

2. Click Edit. The Job Parameters window appears.

3. Select the required parameters and change their settings according to your requirements.

4. Click OK to return to the Virtual Printer dialog box.

5. Click Save to save the new settings.

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Deleting an Existing Printer

To delete an existing printer:

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.

2. Click Yes to delete the designated printer.

Note: Do not delete default printers (ProcessPrint, ProcessStore, SpoolStore).

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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.

Font list The following standard fonts are available on the CXP6000 Color Server:

AdobeSansMM

AdobeSerifMM

AlbertusMT

AlbertusMT-Italic

AlbertusMT-Light

AntiqueOlive-Bold

AntiqueOlive-Compact

AntiqueOlive-Italic

AntiqueOlive-Roman

Apple-Chancery

Apple-ChanceryCE

Arial-BoldItalicMT

Arial-BoldMT

Arial-ItalicMT

ArialCE

ArialCE-Bold

ArialCE-BoldItalic

ArialCE-Italic

ArialMT

AvantGarde-Book

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AvantGarde-BookOblique

AvantGarde-Demi

AvantGarde-DemiOblique

AvantGardeCE-Book

AvantGardeCE-BookOblique

AvantGardeCE-Demi

AvantGardeCE-DemiOblique

Bodoni

Bodoni-Bold

Bodoni-BoldItalic

Bodoni-Italic

Bodoni-Poster

Bodoni-PosterCompressed

Bookman-Demi

Bookman-DemiItalic

Bookman-Light

Bookman-LightItalic

BookmanCE-Demi

BookmanCE-DemiItalic

BookmanCE-Light

BookmanCE-LightItalic

Carta

Chicago

ChicagoCE

Clarendon

Clarendon-Bold

Clarendon-Light

CooperBlack

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CooperBlack-Italic

Copperplate-ThirtyThreeBC

Copperplate-ThirtyTwoBC

Coronet-Regular

CoronetCE-Regular

Courier

Courier-Bold

Courier-BoldOblique

Courier-Oblique

CourierCE

CourierCE-Bold

CourierCE-BoldOblique

CourierCE-Oblique

EuroMono-Bold

EuroMono-BoldItalic

EuroMono-Italic

EuroMono-Regular

EuroSans-Bold

EuroSans-BoldItalic

EuroSans-Italic

EuroSans-Regular

EuroSerif-Bold

EuroSerif-BoldItalic

EuroSerif-Italic

EuroSerif-Regular

Eurostile

Eurostile-Bold

Eurostile-BoldExtendedTwo

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Geneva

GenevaCE

GillSans

GillSans-Bold

GillSans-BoldCondensed

GillSans-BoldItalic

GillSans-Condensed

GillSans-ExtraBold

GillSans-Italic

GillSans-Light

GillSans-LightItalic

Goudy

Goudy-Bold

Goudy-BoldItalic

Goudy-ExtraBold

Goudy-Italic

Helvetica

Helvetica-Bold

Helvetica-BoldOblique

Helvetica-Condensed

Helvetica-Condensed-Bold

Helvetica-Condensed-BoldObl

Helvetica-Condensed-Oblique

Helvetica-Narrow

Helvetica-Narrow-Bold

Helvetica-Narrow-BoldOblique

Helvetica-Narrow-Oblique

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Helvetica-Oblique

HelveticaCE

HelveticaCE-Bold

HelveticaCE-BoldOblique

HelveticaCE-Cond

HelveticaCE-CondBold

HelveticaCE-CondBoldObl

HelveticaCE-CondObl

HelveticaCE-Narrow

HelveticaCE-NarrowBold

HelveticaCE-NarrowBoldOblique

HelveticaCE-NarrowOblique

HelveticaCE-Oblique

HoeflerText-Black

HoeflerText-BlackItalic

HoeflerText-Italic

HoeflerText-Ornaments

HoeflerText-Regular

HoeflerTextCE-Black

HoeflerTextCE-BlackItalic

HoeflerTextCE-Italic

HoeflerTextCE-Regular

JoannaMT

JoannaMT-Bold

JoannaMT-BoldItalic

JoannaMT-Italic

LetterGothic

LetterGothic-Bold

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LetterGothic-BoldSlanted

LetterGothic-Slanted

LubalinGraph-Book

LubalinGraph-BookOblique

LubalinGraph-Demi

LubalinGraph-DemiOblique

Marigold

Monaco

MonacoCE

MonaLisa-Recut

NewCenturySchlbk-Bold

NewCenturySchlbk-BoldItalic

NewCenturySchlbk-Italic

NewCenturySchlbk-Roman

NewCenturySchlbkCE-Bold

NewCenturySchlbkCE-BoldItalic

NewCenturySchlbkCE-Italic

NewCenturySchlbkCE-Roman

NewYork

NewYorkCE

Optima

Optima-Bold

Optima-BoldItalic

Optima-Italic

Oxford

Palatino-Bold

Palatino-BoldItalic

Palatino-Italic

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Palatino-Roman

PalatinoCE-Bold

PalatinoCE-BoldItalic

PalatinoCE-Italic

PalatinoCE-Roman

StempelGaramond-Bold

StempelGaramond-BoldItalic

StempelGaramond-Italic

StempelGaramond-Roman

Symbol

Tekton

Times-Bold

Times-BoldItalic

Times-Italic

Times-Roman

TimesCE-Bold

TimesCE-BoldItalic

TimesCE-Italic

TimesCE-Roman

TimesNewRomanCE

TimesNewRomanCE-Bold

TimesNewRomanCE-BoldItalic

TimesNewRomanCE-Italic

TimesNewRomanPS-BoldItalicMT

TimesNewRomanPS-BoldMT

TimesNewRomanPS-ItalicMT

TimesNewRomanPSMT

Univers

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Univers-Bold

Univers-BoldExt

Univers-BoldExtObl

Univers-BoldOblique

Univers-Condensed

Univers-CondensedBold

Univers-CondensedBoldOblique

Univers-CondensedOblique

Univers-Extended

Univers-ExtendedObl

Univers-Light

Univers-LightOblique

Univers-Oblique

Wingdings-Regular

ZapfChancery-MediumItalic

ZapfChanceryCE-MediumItalic

ZapfDingbats

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

FotoMinA101-Bold

FutoGoB101-Bold

GothicBBB - Medium

Jun101-Ligh

MidashiMin-MA31

MidashiGo-MB31

Ryumin-Light

ShinGo - Bold

ShinGo - Light

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ShinGo - Medium

ShinGo - Ultra

ShinseiKai - CBSK1

Managing Fonts on the CXP6000 Color Server

To manage fonts on the CXP6000 Color Server:

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

2. To set the default font, select a font from the font list, and click the Set As Default button.

3. To delete a font, select the font you want to delete, and click Delete.

4. Click OK.

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.

To download fonts using the Fontdownloader driver (Mac OS 8.X- 9.X):

1. From the Apple menu, select Chooser.

2. Select AppleShare and browse the network to where the CXP6000 Color Server is configured.

3. Select the CXP6000 Color Server (for example CXP6000) and click OK.

Note: Mac OS 10.X users that want to download fonts need to use a previous Mac OS version (for example, Mac OS 9.X).

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The Login window appears.

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

5. Select the Utilities folder and click OK.

Note: Do not select the check box, otherwise it will mount with every reboot.

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6. Double-click the Adobe Downloader 5.0.5 folder.

7. Copy the Adobe Downloader 5.0.5 to your desktop.

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

9. Select LaserWriter (8.x) and select the required fontdownloader.

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10. Click Create.

11. Double-click the Downloader 5.05 on your desktop.

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

13. In the font area select the required font directory.

14. Verify that Disk 0 is the selected device.

15. Add all the required PS fonts and click the Download button.

While downloading the following message appears.

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

16. Click OK.

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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.

To organize your high-res files:

1. In the Resource Manager folder, double-click Hi-Res. Windows Explorer displays the contents of your High-Res folder.

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

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VI Elements The VI Elements (Variable Information) utility enables you to organize VI elements on your system.

To open the VI elements Viewer window:

In the Resource Manager folder, double-click VI Elements. The Elements Viewer window appears.

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.

To delete VI elements:

Select the elements you want to delete, and click Delete.

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To archive your VI elements for future use:

1. Click the Archive button. The Save As window appears.

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

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To retrieve VI elements from archive:

1. From the Job menu, select Retrieve from Archive. The Retrieve window appears.

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.

Note: The archived job name is replaced by the original job name when the job is 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.

The source ICC profiles are displayed in the Emulation list in the Job Parameters window, in the Color tab, CMYK Workflow parameter.

Managing Device Link Profiles You may import source and destination ICC profiles and map ICC profiles to specific paper colors. You may also delete profiles.

To import a source ICC profile using the device link method:

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

The Source ICC Profile tab appears first, and the predefined source ICC profiles are displayed.

To choose the transformation method (CSA or Device Link), see Color - Emulations on page 307.

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2. Click the Import button. The Import Source ICC Profile dialog box appears.

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.

4. Click the Import button.

5. Click Close in the Profile Manager window. The new source ICC profile is added to the Emulation (Device Link) list in the Job Parameters window, in the CMYK Workflow parameter.

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To import a destination ICC profile using the device link method:

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

2. Select the Destination ICC Profile tab. The predefined ICC profiles are displayed.

3. Click the Import button. The Import Destination ICC Profile window appears.

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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5. Click the Import button.

6. Click Close in the Profile Manager window.

7. If you would like to set the imported destination as your default, select it and click the Make Default button.

8. To map ICC profiles to specific paper colors:

a. Click the Mapping button. The Media Color Mapping window appears.

b. For each paper color select the required profile.

c. Click OK.

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

Notes:

1. The default profile for each color is white.

2. You may also add and remove custom paper colors.

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To delete an ICC Profile using the device link method:

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

2. Select the profile you would like to delete.

3. Click the Delete button. The following message appears.

Note: You cannot delete predefined ICC profiles.

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

5. Click Close in the Profile Manager window.

Managing CSA Emulation Profiles You may import, rename and delete CSA Emulation profiles.

To import a source ICC profile using the CSA Emulation method:

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

2. Click the Import button. The Import CSA Emulation 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.

4. Click the Import button. Click Close in the Profile Manager window. The new CSA Emulation is added to the Emulation (CSA) list, in the Job Parameters window, in the CMYK Workflow parameter.

To rename a CSA ICC profile:

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

2. Select the ICC Profile you would like to rename.

Note: You cannot rename predefined ICC profiles.

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3. Click the Rename button. The Rename dialog box appears.

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.

5. Click Close in the Profile Manager window.

To delete an ICC Profile using the CSA Emulation method:

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

2. Select the profile you would like to delete.

Note: You cannot delete predefined ICC profiles.

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3. Click the Delete button. The following message appears.

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

5. Click Close in the Profile Manager window.

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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.

Importing User Defined Imposition Templates

To import a user defined imposition template:

1. In the Resource Manager folder, double-click User Defined Imposition Template. The Template Manager window appears.

2. Click the Import Template button.

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The Import Template window appears.

3. Browse to the location of the user defined template and click the Import button.

4. Select the lock job ticket check box if you would like the template to be locked so that no imposition parameters may be applied (in the Job Parameters window).

5. Repeat the above procedure to add additional user defined imposition templates.

Renaming a User Defined Imposition Template

To rename an existing user defined imposition template:

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.

2. Type a new name for the user defined imposition template.

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

Deleting a User Defined Imposition Template

To delete an existing user defined imposition template:

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.

To open the Network Setup utilities:

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

Note: Before changing the network settings, consult your System Administrator.

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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.

To setup the CXP6000 Color Server IPX parameter:

1. In the Network Setup folder, double click IPX Printing. The IPX Printing dialog box appears.

2. Type the exact Tree parameter and the full containers path of the Context parameter, in their respective boxes. You may also click the Browse button and browse to the required Tree and Path.

3. Click the Properties button.

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The Local Area Connection Properties window appears, followed by the NWLink IPX/SPX Properties window.

4. To change the frame type, select a frame type from the Frame type list, then click OK.

5. Click OK also in the Local Area Connection Properties window. You are prompted to restart your computer.

6. Click No if you need to make more changes, or Yes to reboot.

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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TCP/IP Setup The CXP6000 Color Server is predefined with a default IP address. The TCP/IP option enables you to change this IP address and other TCP/IP settings.

To change the TCP/IP network settings:

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.

Note: Before changing the network settings, consult your System Administrator.

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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.

3. Click OK.

4. Click OK also in the Local Area Connection Properties window. You are prompted to restart your computer.

5. Click No if you need to make more changes, or Yes to reboot.

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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.

To change the AppleTalk network settings:

1. In the Network Setup folder, double-click AppleTalk Setup. The AppleTalk Protocol Properties window appears.

2. From the zone list, select the AppleTalk zone for your computer, and click OK.

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Preferences The Preferences utility enables you to change several settings such as the log file generated by the Accounting and Message Viewer applications and the System disks threshold. You may define the appearance of alert messages and pre-RIP preview and set the default archiving path and paper size.

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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To open the Preferences utilities:

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.

To disable the application of the Spot Color Editor:

1. In the Preferences folder, double-click Color to expand the folder, then double-click Spire Spot Color Dictionary. The Spot Color Dictionary window appears.

2. Select Do not use Spire dictionary.

3. Click OK.

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Color - Calibration Methods There are two calibration methods:

Target Calibration This calibration method enables you to calibrate the Xerox DocuColor 2060/2045 Printer according to the following fixed density values:

Cyan 1.6d

Magenta 1.597

Yellow 1.017

Black 1.8

These density values specify the maximal density value that will be achieved by the Xerox DocuColor 2060/2045 Printer. The purpose of this color calibration method is to ensure that the same color quality is achieved for each Xerox DocuColor 2060/2045 Printer in use day after day.

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.

To specify the calibration method:

1. In the Preferences folder, double-click Color to expand the folder, then double-click Calibration Methods. The Calibration Methods window appears.

2. Select the required calibration method, Target calibration or Auto Adjusted Calibration.

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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.

Change the Percent of Printer Max Setup density if required, by moving the slider, or by typing a percentage value in the corresponding box. Then click Apply.

4. Click OK in the Calibration Methods window.

Color - Emulations Using this utility, you may select the required emulation method:

Device Link (default)

CSA

Note: The default percentage value is 85%.

Important: Changes to the calibration method during RIP will not take effect.

Note: The emulation profiles that are displayed in the Job Parameters window are related to the chosen emulation method.

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In addition, you may specify to emulate RGB elements (in addition to the CMYK emulations) and to preserve pure CMYK colors (colors that are 100% Magenta / Cyan / Yellow / Black).

To specify the emulation method:

1. In the Preferences folder, double-click Color to expand the folder, then double-click Emulations. The Emulations window appears.

2. Select the required emulation method from the list.

3. If you selected Device Link as your emulation method:

The Preserve pure colors check box is selected by default. For pure CMYK colors to be emulated (and not preserved) clear the check box.

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.

4. Click OK.

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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:

For CT (Continuous Tone): The system uses Dot type screen of Dot 200.

For text / line-art elements - LW (Line Work): The system uses Line type screen of Line 200.

To change the values of the automatic screening method:

1. In the Preferences folder, double-click Color to expand the folder, then double-click Automatic Screening. The Automatic Screening Method window appears.

2. Select the required Auto screen settings for LW from the LW list.

3. Select the required Auto screen settings for CT from the CT list.

4. Click OK. You are prompted to restart the application for the new settings to take effect.

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Color - Color Conversion Tables The Color Conversion Tables utility enables you to select the set of color conversion tables used for your jobs.

To select the color conversion tables:

1. In the Preferences folder, double-click Color to expand the folder, then double-click Color Conversion Tables. The Color Conversion Tables window appears.

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.

3. Click OK.

Important: The In Process queue needs to be closed while changing the color tables set.

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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.

To setup the accounting/message viewer:

1. In the Preferences folder, double-click Accounting/Message Viewer Log Setup. The Accounting/Message Viewer Log Setup window appears.

2. In the Accounting Log Setup area, and in the Message Viewer Log Setup areas, type the required values.

3. To remove all the existing information from the windows, whenever desired, click the Clear Log Now button.

4. Click OK to confirm the changes you made.

Note: For additional details, refer to Job Accounting on page 405.

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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.

To set the system disks threshold:

1. In the Preferences folder, double-click System Disks. The System Disks window appears.

2. Set the minimum free disk space required for RIP.

3. Click OK.

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Alert Messages The Alert Messages utility enables you to select whether the Alerts window will open automatically, or not, when an error occurs.

To set the alert window settings:

1. In the Preferences folder, double-click Alert Messages. The Alert Messages window appears.

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.

3. Click OK to confirm your choice.

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Pre-RIP Preview

To define the Pre-RIP preview:

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

2. In the PS Preview area, specify your choice:

If you would like to save the file as PDF - select the first choice.

If you would like to return to the original PS file, select the second option.

3. In the VI Job Preview area, select the required number of booklets for pre-RIP preview.

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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.

To define the default archiving path:

1. In the Preferences folder, double-click Default Archiving Path. The Archiving Path window appears.

2. Click the Browse button. The Browse window appears.

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3. Browse to the required archiving location for your job (s) and click Select.

PDF Optimization The PDF Optimization utility optimizes the RIP process of PDF files with repeated elements (which are marked as repeated in the PDF file) and consequently decreases the processing time significantly.

To enable PDF Optimization:

1. In the Preferences folder, double-click PDF Optimization. The PDF Optimization window appears.

2. Select Enable PDF Optimization if you would like to optimize the RIP of PDF files.

3. Click OK.

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.

PDL files from some DTP applications (such as QuarkXPress) 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. If you would like to enable the OPI support, follow the next procedure.

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To enable the Spire OPI support:

1. In the Preferences folder, double-click OPI. The OPI window appears.

2. Select Enable OPI Spire Support.

3. Click OK.

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.

You may change the default paper size, and provide better control of the default RIP size.

To set the default paper size:

1. In the Preferences folder, double-click Default Paper Size. The Default Paper Size window appears.

2. From the Size list, select the required page size, then click OK. The following message appears.

3. Click OK.

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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.

To set the In Print queue policies:

1. In the Preferences folder, double-click Print Queue Manager. The Print Queue Managerwindow appears.

2. In the Job Batching Policy area, select Enable Job Batching to print jobs with the same page parameters, one after the other without the cycle down.

Or: Select Disable Job Batching to disable the printing of jobs with the same page orientation, one after the other, and enable cycle down.

Note: The Job Batching utility enables you to print several jobs in a batch, one after the other without the cycle down, and consequently save production time.

For further details, see Job Batching Workflow on page 195.

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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.

4. Click OK.

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Remote Tools Setup The Remote Tools Setup includes setup for the Remote Admin tool and enables the connection of clients to the CXP6000 Color Server over the network using the Spire Web Center.

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.

Following is a graphic of the DFE and Printer Animation as it is presented when the remote session is active.

In order to secure the remote connection, a password should be assigned by the system administrator.

The remote admin setup process includes the following stages:

1. On the CXP6000 Color Server: The remote admin service is enabled and a password is assigned.

2. On the System Administrator: The client program is downloaded and launched.

Note: This tool is designed for the exclusive usage of the System Administrator. Clients who would like to connect to the CXP6000 Color Server from their workstations may do so by using the Spire Web Center which enables you to view and monitor your jobs in the CXP6000 Color Server queues.

For further details, see Spire Web Center on page 47.

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To enable the remote admin service and set a password:

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

2. From the Remote Admin Setup area, select Enable Remote Admin Service.

3. In the Password box, type a password.

4. Click OK.

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

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To download and launch the Remote Admin Client application:

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.

When the instillation is complete, the Login window appears.

2. From the Spire Server list, select the required CXP6000 Color Server.

Tip: You may also download the application from the Spire Web Center under Downloads.

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3. Click OK. The next Login window appears.

4. In the Session password box, type the password you have previously created in the Remote Tools Setup window.

5. Click OK. The CXP6000 Color Server workspace appears on your screen.

6. You may now perform any required action.

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.

For further details, see Spire Web Center on page 47.

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To enable web connections:

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

2. From the Web Connect Setup area, select Allow web connections.

3. Click OK.

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

To open the system Utilities:

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

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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.

To view the configuration:

1. In the Utilities folder, double-click View Configuration. The View Configuration window appears.

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2. Click Print to print the configuration. The Print window appears.

3. From the Printer list, select one of the defined printers and click OK.

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

5. Browse to the required location and click the Save button.

6. Click Close to close the View Configuration window.

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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.

Configuration Backup

To backup the configuration of your CXP6000 Color Server:

1. In the Utilities folder, double-click Configuration Backup. The Configuration Backup window appears.

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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.

3. Click the Start Backup button.

Configuration Restore

To restore the configuration of your CXP6000 Color Server:

1. In the Restore Configuration from area, the default configuration location is displayed.(C:/CXP6000/General/Configuration). If you would like to select a different path, click the Browse button and browse to a different directory path for the restore.

2. Click Start Recovery.

Note: You may also backup to an external media.

Note: The last path will be saved and displayed to the path box. If the backup was made to an external media, the displayed path will be the default: C:/CXP6000/General/Configuration.

Note: The configuration files name will always be: "SpireConf.Cab" (Cabinet file.)

Note: You may also restore the configuration from an external media.

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The Restore Configuration window appears.

3. By default, all categories are selected. If you do not want to restore certain categories, clear the selections.

4. Click OK. The following message appears.

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.

6. When the process is complete, click OK to close the Configuration Backup window.

Note: Note that the Restore Configuration date is updated in the Configuration Backup window.

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Overview ........................................................................................334

Queue Manager..............................................................................334

Handling Jobs in Queues.................................................................341

Managing the Storage Folder ..........................................................348

Handling Jobs in the Storage Folder ................................................360

Managing Disk Space......................................................................367

Thumbnail Window ........................................................................368

Job Preview & Editor .......................................................................371

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Overview This chapter explains the various operations that can be performed from the CXP6000 Color Server queues, and in the Storage Folder. It also provides information on managing jobs and disk space.

The Job Preview & Editor tool is also explained in this chapter. This tool is provided to enable you to view the previews of your jobs and edit RTP jobs if required.

Queue Manager After entering the CXP6000 Color Server, jobs reside in the Queue Manager (which includes both the In Process and In Print queues) or in the Storage Folder (depending on the selected job flow).

The In Process queue lists all the jobs that are waiting to be processed and the job currently being processed.

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).

Each queue holds jobs in the order they entered it (unless a Rush job interrupts the submission order).

The top job in the queue is the Running job, while all others are Waiting jobs. At any time, you may view information regarding the number and status of the jobs in the queues, reorder the jobs or suspend/resume the queue.

For further details on rush jobs, see Running a Job Immediately on page 347.

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After startup, the Queue Manager is displayed. The Queue Manager consists of the In Process queue and the In Print queue.

Each queue holds jobs in the order they entered it. The top job in the queue is the Running job, while all others are Waiting jobs.

If required, you can change the order of Waiting jobs in the queues or view/edit the parameters of a job.

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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To close the Queue Manager:

Click the Queue button on the Pathways panel. Or: Click the Close button on the window's title.

To display the Queue Manager:

From the Tools menu, select Queue Manager. Or: Click the Queue button on the Pathways panel.

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

Status icons

indicates a Running job

indicates a Waiting job

Indicates a Rush job

Type Column

Indicates the file format of the PDL job (for example, PS, PDF, VPS)

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Title Column

Indicates the name of the file to be printed.

Sender Column

Indicates the user name of the system from which this file originated.

Submitted Column

Indicates the date and time this job was first submitted to the CXP6000 Color Server.

Pages Column

Indicates the number of pages to be processed in a PDF job.

Sets Column

Indicates the number of copies to be printed.

The In Print Queue Once a file has been processed successfully, it moves to the In Print queue and waits to be printed or to the Storage Folder (depending on the current job flow or virtual printer).

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).

Note: If the DTP application supported it, the number of pages is indicated for other PDL jobs.

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Status icons

Indicates a Running job.

Indicates a Waiting job.

Indicates a Frozen job.

Indicates a Rush job

Indicates a Frozen Rush job

Type Column

Indicates RTP (Ready To Print).

Title Column

Indicates the name of the PDL file (that is, without the extension).

Sender Column

Indicates the user name of the system from which this file originated.

Submitted Column

Indicates the date and time this job was first submitted into the CXP6000 Color Server.

Pages Column

Indicates the number of pages to be printed.

Sets Column

Indicates the number of copies to be printed.

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.

For further information about rush jobs, see Running a Job Immediately on page 347.

For further details on operations on the jobs residing in the Queue Manager, see Handling Jobs in Queues on page 341.

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Status Panel Information

The In Process and In Print panes indicate the following:

The current number of jobs in the respective queue (for example, 1).

If a job is currently processed/printed, the name of the job (for example, frog1) and a process indicator are displayed. If no job is processed/printed, it displays No jobs running.

The number of pages already processed/printed (for example, 1) and the total number of pages in the job (for example, 11).

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.

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

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Reordering Jobs in Queues Rearranging a queue enables you to set a new processing or printing order.

You may do the following:

Promote a job

Promote a job to top of the queue

Demote a job

Demote a job to the bottom of the queue

To reorder jobs in queues:

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.

2. Select one of the following options:

To move the selected job one step up in the queue, select Promote.

To move the selected job to the top of the queue, select Promote to top.

To move the selected job one step down in the queue, select Demote.

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

Note: All actions are valid for a single job only.

Note: You may also drag the job to the required place.

Note: The job is placed below the Running job.

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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.

The Suspend/Resume button

To suspend a queue:

Select the red square in the Suspend/Resume button The button switches to Suspend mode. Processing/printing stops after the current job has finished running.

To resume a queue:

Select the green arrow of the Suspend/Resume button. The button switches to Resume mode. The top job in the queue starts processing/printing.

Handling Jobs in Queues You may do the following from the In Process and In Print queues:

Abort a running job

Move waiting jobs to the Storage Folder

Delete jobs

View and modify the parameters of a job

View the job history (open the Job History window)

Run a waiting job immediately

Details about the above actions are provided in the following sections.

Resume mode Suspend mode

Note: You can perform the above mentioned activities (except for Abort), only if the job is waiting in the queue. If the job is active, other selections are not available.

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To select more than one job:

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.

Aborting a Running Job

To stop processing/printing a running job:

1. Select the required running job in the In Process or In Print queue.

2. From the Job menu, select Abort. Or: Right-click the job, and from the menu select Abort. The job is removed from the queue to the Storage Folder.

Note: Some actions may be performed also by dragging the job(s) from a queue to the Storage Folder, or vice versa.

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The Aborted status is assigned to the job and the next job in the queue starts running.

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

To move waiting jobs to storage:

1. Select one or several jobs in the In Process or In Print queue.

2. Right-click the job, and from the menu select Move to storage.

Note: To return a job to the proper queue, right-click the job(s) in the Storage Folder and from the menu select Submit.

Note: If you have selected several jobs, from the Job menu select Move to storage.

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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.

The Held status is assigned to the job(s).

Note: To return jobs to their original queue(s), right-click the job, and from the menu select Submit (or drag the jobs to the relevant queue).

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Deleting Jobs You may delete one job, or select several jobs to be deleted and delete them at once.

To delete one job:

1. Right-click the required job in the Queue Manager or Storage Folder, and from the menu select Delete. Or: Press DEL on your keyboard. The following message appears.

2. Click Yes. The selected job is removed from the In Print or In Process queue.

Note: When you select a job to be deleted, the system indicates its name.

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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To delete several jobs:

1. Select the required jobs in the Queue Manager or Storage Folder, and from the Job menu select Delete. The following message appears.

2. Click Yes. The selected jobs are removed.

Viewing and Editing the Job Parameters

To view / edit the job parameters:

1. Right-click the required job in the Queue Manager or Storage Folder, and from the menu, select Job Parameters. The Job Parameters window appears.

2. You may now edit the job parameters as required.

Note: When you select several jobs to be deleted, the system indicates the number of jobs you are deleting.

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).

Notes:

In the Queue Manager, you may edit only Waiting jobs (not Running). You may also suspend the queue for editing by clicking the Suspend / Resume button.

If the changes were applied in the In Print queue, and applying them requires re-RIPing of the job, the job will be automatically placed in the In Process queue.

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Viewing the Job History

To view the job history:

Right-click the required job in the Queue Manager or Storage Folder, and from the menu select Job History. The Job History window appears.

Running a Job Immediately You may select a job in the Storage Folder, or in one of the Queue Manager queues and process / print it with top priority.

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.

If the rush job enters the In Print queue while another job is being printed, the currently printing job will preserve its Running job status, but its printing will be paused, while the rush job takes priority and is printed.

After the rush job has printed printing, the paused job will automatically continue printing.

To submit a job with top priority (as a rush job):

Right-click the job in the Queue Manager or Storage Folder, and from the menu select Run Immediately. The job will be assigned to the top of the appropriate queue with a Rush icon, to be handled immediately.

For further details on the Job Parameters window and job parameters, see Setting Job Parameters on the CXP6000 Color Server on page 60.

For further details on the Job History window, see Job History on page 396.

Note: The currently running job will finish printing the current page (both sides), or current set (depending on stapling options).

Note: You can only assign one job at a time as rush jobs. If you select several jobs (one after the other) as rush jobs, they will be processed / printed in the order of their selection.

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Managing the Storage Folder The Storage Folder may contain jobs that:

Completed printing

Were moved to the Storage Folder (or Aborted) during processing (or printing)

Failed to complete processing or printing

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

To close the Storage Folder:

Click the Storage button on the Pathways panel. Or: Click the Close button on the window's title.

To open the Storage Folder:

From the Tools menu, select Storage Folder. Or: Click the Storage button on the Pathways panel.

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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.

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

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Filtering the List Each job in the Storage Folder is assigned one of the following statuses:

By default, the Storage Folder lists jobs of all statuses (all status buttons are selected).

You may filter the list in order to list only jobs of one or several statuses, while not listing jobs of other statuses.

To filter the list:

Click any status button (for example the Completed status) that contains a check mark to remove jobs of that status from the list.

Icon Status Indicates that

Completed The job completed printing.

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.

Failed The job failed to complete processing or printing.

Aborted The job was aborted by the operator when it was Running in the Queue Manager.

Note: The check mark emphasizes that jobs of this status appear in the list.

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The list updates accordingly.

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).

Note: If all the button selections are cleared, no jobs are listed.

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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.

The Details View This view is the default view mode.

Note: Sorting and resizing of columns is relevant for this mode only.

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To switch to another view mode:

1. Click the View drop-down icon.

2. Select the required view mode from the list.

The list updates according to the selected view mode.

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.

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

By default, the list is sorted by the order the jobs entered the Storage Folder.

To sort the Details list:

1. To sort by one of the column headers (for example, Type), click the header once for ascending order.

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2. Click again for descending order.

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

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Resizing Columns In the Details view mode, the Status, Type, Title, Sender, Submitted, Pages, and Size columns appear in the Storage Folder by default. If required, you may resize columns (or even minimize columns so they are not viewed at all).

To resize the columns:

1. Click the cursor on the right border of the required column (for example, Sender). The cursor switches shape.

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:

Submit a job.

Run a job immediately (rush job).

Preview and edit a job, using the Job Preview &Editor

View and modify the parameters of a job

Archive a job (retrieve is also explained in this section)

Duplicate a job

Delete a job

View the jobs history (open the Job History window)

Export as PDF2Go

View the Job Ticket Report

Note: If a cross-reference is not provided, the details are provided in this section.

See Running a Job Immediately on page 347.

See Job Preview & Editor on page 371.

See Viewing and Editing the Job Parameters on page 346.

See Deleting Jobs on page 345.

See Viewing the Job History on page 347.

See Export as PDF2Go on page 199.

See Job Ticket Report on page 171.

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View the Preflight report

Export a job as InSite

Submitting Jobs

To submit a job for printing:

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.

Archiving and Retrieving Jobs In order to maintain free disk space, it is recommended that you backup jobs and their related files to an external server, and then delete them from the Storage Folder.

This backup process is called archive. The archived jobs and their related files can later on be retrieved for further usage.

Archiving and Retrieving VI Jobs If a job includes VI elements, these should also be archived and retrieved with the job. The archive and retrieve of VI elements is performed through the VI Elements utility in the Administration window.

To archive/ retrieve a VI job, first archive/ retrieve the VI elements.

You may also set a default archiving path. Once the path is set, and Archive is selected from the Job menu, the Archive window browser will be directed to the predefined path. This path is set in the Administration window under preferences.

See Preflight Report on page 148.

See Export as InSite Job on page 365.

See VI Elements on page 282 for details. Then, archive/ retrieve the job as explained in this section.

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To archive a job to an external server:

1. In the Storage Folder, right-click the job you would like to archive, and from the menu select Archive. The Archive job window appears.

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.

3. Click the Alerts button on the Pathways panel to open the Alerts window, and verify that a completed processing of archive message appears.

4. You may now delete the job.

Notes:

The archived job retains its current status (that is, Completed, Failed, Held, or Aborted) and is archived with its Job Parameters and Job History windows.

When retrieved, the archived job retains the original job name, not the name assigned when archived.

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To retrieve an archived job:

1. From the Job menu, select Retrieve from Archive. The Retrieve window appears.

2. Browse to the location of the archived job, select the related cabinet file, and click the Open button.

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.

3. Click the Alerts button on the Pathways panel to open the Alerts window, and verify that a completed processing of restore message appears.

Note: Find the job using the archived job name.

Notes:

The files related to the job (for example, PDL) are also retrieved.

The Job Parameters and Job History windows related to the job prevail.

The cabinet file is not deleted from its location.

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Duplicating Jobs

To copy a selected job in the Storage Folder:

1. Right-click a job and from the menu select Duplicate. The following message appears.

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

Notes:

Duplicating an RTP job creates a new PDF version of the job.

You cannot duplicate an RTP job that was modified in the Job Preview & Editor since it contains RTP data only.

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Export as InSite Job Creo Synapse InSite provides an Internet-based communication between you and your customers and enables remote proofing and approval.

If your site includes a Creo Synapse InSite server, exporting your job as InSite from the CXP6000 Color Server, allows you and your customers to proof online with geographically dispersed users simultaneously, append annotations or comments, and approve or reject pages over the World Wide Web using a standard browser.

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.

To export as InSite:

1. Select the required job in the CXP6000 Color Server Storage Folder.

2. Right-click the job and from the menu, select Export as InSite Job. The InSite window appears.

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

4. You may now register the files on the InSite server and start the approval cycle.

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Managing Disk Space The Printer disk (or Image Disk) holds the processed RTP files of a job.

The User disk (or Spool Disk) holds the submitted PDL files, Hi-Res images, and pre-cached VI elements.

You cannot directly access these disks from within the CXP6000 Color Server, but you may manage them by deleting one or several jobs.

The bottom status bar indicates the Used and Free disk space on both Printer and User disks.

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.

To free disk space:

1. Archive jobs.

2. Delete jobs until sufficient disk space is available.

Note: Do not store files on the desktop. This causes the system disk to fill up and disable the RIP.

See Archiving and Retrieving Jobs on page 361.

See Deleting Jobs on page 345.

Notes:

When a job is deleted, its related PDL files are also deleted.

The VI job elements are not deleted with the file, they need to be deleted in the Element Viewer window.

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3. Format the Image disks periodically if the drives become fragmented in order to maintain enough space in the image drives.

To format the image disks:

1. Delete all jobs in the CXP6000 Color Server Storage Folder.

2. Exit the CXP6000 Color Server Application.

3. On your Windows desktop, click the Start button and follow the path: CXP6000/CXP6000 Tools/Format Image Disks.

4. Follow the on-screen prompts.

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.

After startup, the Job Thumbnail window is displayed.

To close the Job Thumbnail:

Clear the Job Thumbnail selection in the Job menu. Or: Click the Thumbnail button on the Pathways panel.

To open the Thumbnail:

From the Job menu select Job Thumbnail. Or: Click the Thumbnail button on the Pathways panel. The Thumbnail window is displayed.

Important: After three days of running and deleting VI jobs, it is recommended to run the three minute Format Image Disks procedure. This process removes any remaining file fragments and deletes all resident jobs in the Storage Folder.

For more information on formatting image disks, see the CXP6000 Color Server Installation Guide.

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To use the Job Thumbnail window:

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.

3. If you would like to change the orientation of the Thumbnail window, click the Display button. The window orientation is changed.

Note: VI jobs only display static job elements.

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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.

To open the job editor:

Right-click any RTP job in the Storage Folder, and from the menu select Job Preview&Editor. The Job Editor window appears, displaying the first page of the selected job.

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The Job Editor Tabs The Job Editortabs displayed on the left pane of the Job Editor window, enable you to switch between views:

The Booklets tab The Booklets tab (default for non-imposed RTP jobs) displays the booklet(s) included in this job and the names/numbers of the pages within each booklet.

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 Thumbnails tab The Thumbnails tab displays the thumbnails of the selected booklet.

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

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.

The following example shows the Imposed Sheet tab displaying an imposed job. You can view the number of imposed sheets in the job and the number of pages on each sheet.

Notes:

In case of a VI job, the booklet number appears in addition to the page number. For example: Booklet 1 Page 15.

In case of a duplex job, each sheet is displayed twice, once for Side A, and once for Side B. For example: Sheet 1 Side A.

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The Job Editor Buttons

The Navigation buttons The Navigation buttons enable you to display other pages of the current job:

The First Page button - click this button to preview the first page of the job.

The Previous Page button - click this button to preview the previously viewed page.

The Next Page button - click this button to preview the following page.

The Last Page button - click this button to preview the last page of the job.

The Preview Buttons By default, when you open the Job Editor, the first page of the job is displayed (in Fit to page mode). The Preview buttons enable you to switch the display mode of the page:

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.

The Actual size button - click this button to view a preview of the job in its actual size. If you navigate to another page, the view retains the Actual Size mode.

The Fit to page button - click this button to preview full pages. If you navigate to another page, the view retains the Fit to page mode.

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

Note: If the page is larger than the display, use the horizontal and vertical scroll bars.

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Viewing Pages in the Job Editor

To display a page in booklets view:

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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To display a job in thumbnails view:

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

2. Use the scroll bar, as required, to view all of the pages.

3. Use the vertical scroll bar to view additional thumbnails.

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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.

The page is displayed (and the number below its thumbnail becomes highlighted).

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To display a job in the Imposed sheet view:

1. Select the Thumbnails or Booklets tab.

2. Select the required page / thumbnail.

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

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4. If you would like to view the imposition settings of the job, click the Info button. The related imposition information appears.

5. To close the imposition information, click the Info button again.

6. If you would like to edit the job, select the Booklets or Thumbnails tab and edit the job as required.

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.

See Editing RTP Jobs on page 381.

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Editing RTP Jobs You may perform the following:

Move pages within the job

Delete pages from the job

Insert pages from another job

Merge entire jobs

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).

To move pages within a job:

1. Click on the page you would like to move (for example, page #3).

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

Note: The red marker indicates where the page will be inserted.

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

Deleting Pages from the Job

To delete a page from a job:

1. Click on the page you would like to delete.

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.

To merge jobs:

1. In the Job Editor window, open the job that appears first in the merged job.

2. Click the Select Job button. The RTP Jobs window appears.

3. Select the job that you want to merge with the job selected in step 1 from which you want to copy one or several pages.

Note: Only RTP jobs of which the page size and orientation are identical to that of the job to be edited are displayed.

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4. Click OK.

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

5. Click the Close Job button to close the job in the lower Thumbnails pane.

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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.

To copy a page from the second job:

1. Select the page that you wish to copy (for example, page #2).

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2. Drag the page to the required location in the first job to be edited.

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

Note: The red marker indicates where the page will be inserted.

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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.

To copy all the pages of the other job:

1. Once the thumbnails of the second job are displayed, click the Merge Jobs button.

All the pages of the second job are inserted at the end of the first job.

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

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

To save an edited job:

1. Click the Save As button. The following window appears.

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2. Type a new name for the job. Or: Leave the indicated name to overwrite the job.

3. Click OK. The file is saved in the Storage Folder, and the Job Editor window closes.

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.

To preview a PDL job:

1. In the Storage Folder, right-click a PDL job.

2. From the menu, select Job Preview & Editor. The file opens as a PDF in Adobe Acrobat.

3. Modify the file as required.

4. Save the file and exit Adobe Acrobat.

Note: The modified PDL is converted into a PDF that will require re- processing.

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System Messages

Overview ........................................................................................394

The Alerts Window .........................................................................394

Job History......................................................................................396

The Message Viewer .......................................................................398

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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.

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

From the Tools menu, select Alerts. Or: Click the Alerts button on the Pathways panel. The Alerts window appears, listing all the Error messages that were generated during the workflow.

You may specify whether you would like the Alert window to launch automatically on a new error, or upon user selection only. To set the preferred option, see Alert Messages on page 313.

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To delete messages from the Alerts window:

1. Select the irrelevant message(s) and click the Clear button. Or: Click the Clear All button to remove all messages.

2. Click the Close buttonto close the Alerts window.

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.

Note: By default, the list is sorted to show new messages at the top of the list. For each message, the origin of the message is indicated, and a task that will solve the problem is suggested.

Note: Cleared messages are not removed from the Message Viewer or related Job History windows.

For further details on setting the system disks threshold see System Disks on page 312.

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Job History

To view the job history:

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:

An icon denoting the type of message (Error, Warning, or Information)

The date and time on which the message was emitted (the time stamp)

The stage in the workflow (for example, Print or Process)

The message text

You may filter the messages by type, and/or sort the list by one of the column headers.

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The Message Viewer

To open the Message Viewer:

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.

By default, all the jobs that were handled during the last 3 months (90 days) are listed.

To view messages related to a specific job, see Job History on page 396.

The default may be changed in the Administration window under Preferences. For further details see Accounting/Message Viewer Log Setup on page 311.

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Managing Messages You may filter the messages by type, and / or sort the list by one of the column headers. In addition, you may print the list of messages.

If required, you may reorder and resize columns, filter the list or sort the list by one of its column headers.

Reordering Columns If required, you may change the current order of the columns.

To change the order of the columns:

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).

Resizing Columns If required, you may resize columns (or even minimize columns so they are not viewed at all).

To change the size of the columns:

1. Click the cursor on the right border of the required column (for example, Sender). The cursor switches shape.

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

3. To bring the column back into view, drag the cursor to the right.

Notes:

This section is relevant for the Message Viewer and Job History windows (but not for the Alerts window).

These settings are retained after closing a window.

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Filtering the Messages by Type Each message in the Message Viewer and Job History windows is assigned one of the following types / icon.

By default, all message types are listed in the Message Viewer (check marks appear next to the icons).

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.

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

Note: The check mark emphasizes that messages of this type, appear in the list. If all the buttons are cleared from default selection, no messages are listed.

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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).

To sort the list by one of its column headers:

1. Click the required header once.

2. Click again to switch the 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).

To print the message list:

1. Filter and sort the list as required (the data is printed according to the current filtering and sorting).

2. Click the Print List button. The Print window is displayed.

3. Set the printing options as required and click OK.

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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.

The following are examples of pop-up messages.

When a pop-up message appears:

1. Read the pop-up message.

2. Take action as requested by the pop-up message (for example, confirm a procedure or replace printer resources).

3. Continue with normal CXP6000 Color Server operations.

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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.

Viewing the Accounting Information

To view the accounting information:

At any stage of work, from the Tools menu select Accounting. The Account Viewer window appears, listing information related to all the jobs that printed successfully via the CXP6000 Color Server.

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Each row in the Accounting report contains information related to a specific job.

The columns indicate the following information.

Notes:

To see additional columns, use the horizontal scroll bar.

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.

Job Title The original name of the file related to this job (that is, without the extension).

Sender The user name of the system from which this job originated.

Submitted The date and time the job was first submitted into the CXP6000 Color Server.

Started Printing The date and time on which the job first started printing.

Processing Time The total time during which the job was processed.

Printing Time The total time during which the job was printed.

Job Size The job size in MB.

Paper Size The size of the media set for the job (for example, Letter, A3, A4).

Paper Weight The paper weight in gs/m.

Coating The paper stock coating status (Coated or Uncoated).

Sets The actual number of printed copies.

Job B/W Pages The number of black-and-white pages in the original PDL file.

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Job Color Pages The number of color pages in the original PDL file.

Total Pages Printed The number of pages that were printed.

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

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

Page Exceptions The existence of exceptions in the job (Yes/ No).

Account [optional] A string of text, if such was entered in Job Parameters.

Recipient [optional] A string of text, if such was entered in Job Parameters.

Job Comments [optional] A string of text, if such was entered in Job Parameters.

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Reordering Columns If required, you may change the current order of the columns. The following figure shows the default order (that is, Sender followed by Submitted).

To reorder the columns:

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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Resizing Columns If required, you may resize columns (or even minimize columns to hide them altogether).

To resize columns:

1. Click the cursor on the right border of the required column (for example, Submitted). The cursor switches shape.

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.

3. To re-display a hidden column, place the cursor on the location of its original left border and drag to the right until the full column is re- displayed.

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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.

To filter the list:

1. In the Accounting Viewer window, select the From option.

2. Click the arrow to the right of the From or To date box.

3. Select the required date from the calendar that appears. The list updates accordingly.

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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).

You may reverse the order or sort the information in the report by another information column.

To sort using a different column:

1. Click another column header (for example, Sender) to sort the list by that column (in ascending order).

2. Click the column header again to sort by descending order.

Note: Depending on the type of information, the sorting is alphabetical or numerical.

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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.

Exporting the Accounting Report You may save the Accounting information to an ASCII Tab delimited file.

To export the accounting information:

1. Filter the information as required.

2. Click the Export button. The Export Accounting window appears.

3. Browse to the location in which to save the report.

To change the Accounting / Message Viewer log setup, see Accounting/Message Viewer Log Setup on page 311.

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4. Click OK. The report is saved as a Tab delimited text file in the specified location.

5. If required, open the *.txt file in a text editor or in a spreadsheet application (for example, Microsoft Excel) and manipulate the data.

Printing the Accounting Report You may print the Accounting information (filtered and sorted) to any connected printer.

To print the accounting report:

1. Filter and sort the report as required.

2. Click the Print List button.

Notes:

The report includes all the columns (even those that were hidden), listed in the original order and sorting.

To export specific rows, select them before clicking Export. The exported report will include only these rows.

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).

Note: To print specific rows, select the required rows now. The printed report will include only these rows.

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The Print window appears.

3. From the Printer Name list, select the required printer.

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

Notes:

To fit as many columns as possible onto the page, print using Landscape orientation (if your printer supports it).

The report includes all the columns (including those that were hidden), listed in the original order.

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Color Theory

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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.

To learn about the process of color reproduction, it is necessary to understand basic color theory and concepts of light.

Light Light is a form of energy that includes radio waves, x-rays, ultraviolet and infrared light. The human eye is sensitive to a range of this energy between the ultra violet and the infrared called the Visible Spectrum.

The colors in the Visible Spectrum can be described by their wavelength. The spectrum is measured in nanometers (nm): a nanometer is a billionth of a meter. Technically, visible light ranges from approximately 380nm to 760nm. However, the human eye is relatively insensitive to light below 400 nm and longer than 700 nm.

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Visible Spectrum The visible light spectrum can be broken into three predominant bands of color. These bands are red, green and blue and are called the primary colors of light.

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.

How light waves react will be determined by the object they hit. Colors which are reflected, absorbed or transmitted determine the color of the object.

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The Perception, Physiology and Psychology of Color

Color as a Sensation Seeing color is a sensation, like hearing or taste. There is no absolute color that is inherently seen the same way by every person. Nor is every person's vision the same.

Everyone will agree that ripe tomatoes are red (in season). However, a group of people probably won't agree on which tomato is the reddest, or how a group of tomatoes should be ranked in terms of their redness. Beyond the physiological factors that impact our vision, there are psychological factors as well.

How the Eye Sees Color The retina, which is considered to be part of the brain, is a complex nerve structure containing light-sensitive receptors that are responsible for translating incoming light into nerve impulses. Because of their physical appearance, these receptors are known as rods and cones.

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.

Rods help us see at night time or at low levels of light. The rods cannot detect color, only varying levels of black, gray, and white.

Other Factors Affecting How The Eye Sees Color There are a number of other circumstantial and environmental factors, which impact how the eye perceives light and color. They include:

Color Temperature (Light Intensity)

Metamerism

Surrounding Color

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Color Temperature The intensity of the surrounding light changes the perceived color of any object.

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.

The standard color temperature for viewing color reproductions is 5,000 Kelvins. Viewing booths suitable for evaluating color must be set to this standard to ensure correct lighting conditions.

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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.

Surrounding Color The color surrounding an object can affect how the actual color of the object is perceived. If a green circle is surrounded by light green, it will appear lighter than if it is surrounded by dark blue.

Circle surrounded by Blue Circle surrounded by Green Original Circle

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Additive Color

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.

The absence of all three colors will produce Black.

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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:

Figure 1: Red + Green = Yellow

Figure 2: Red + Blue = Magenta

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Figure 3: Blue + Green = Cyan

Combining Red, Green, and Blue in unequal proportions makes new colors. The proportions themselves will determine the color. From these three colors, the entire visual spectrum can be created.

Additive color involves the manipulation of a light source or multiple light sources to control color. A television monitor, for example, uses additive color.

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

Subtractive Color Printed color begins with white paper illuminated by white light. All the color and all the light we can see in the image must first exist in the illuminated paper. Take away the light, or print on black paper (with transparent inks) and you will see nothing.

To build a color image, all we can do is selectively subtract some of the light.

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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The effect of overprinting any equal combination of two of these colors is to absorb all three components of light and produce Black.

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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Since each color absorbs one third of the visible spectrum, it takes all three inks to make Black. Overprinting any two of these colors will produce Red, Green, or Blue.

By overprinting selected amounts of Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow, the widest range of colors within the limitations of paper and ink can be achieved.

Pigments Most of the colors we see in the world can be reproduced using dyes or pigments. When applied to color reproduction, subtractive color also deals with pigments and filtering.

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.

The combination of the lights action on the pigment in an object, combined with how the eye reacts to the reflected light, determines how the color of the object is perceived.

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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.

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

Inks as Filters It is important to note that inks act like color filters. A filter transmits its own color and absorbs the rest. Since the inks are transparent, it is the paper that reflects back the colored light minus the components that the inks filter out.

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Color Absorption and Reflection In theory, when each of the process colors - Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow - are overprinted, absorbing all the visible light reflected from the paper, the result is Black.

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.

The Magenta ink should absorb only Green light. It also absorbs some Blue and Red. Yellow ink is nearly ideal.

To overcome this problem, Black ink is also used. When Black ink is added to the reproduction, it will add detail and enhance contrast, making the dark areas appear darker and the light areas appear lighter.

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Color Separation The process of translating a color photograph or transparency into its Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black components is called color separation.

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

The photographic process consists of illuminating the original copy with white light and then separating it into three images by placing Red, Green, Blue filters in between the copy and the film.

A Red filter is used to generate the Cyan separation.

A Green filter is used to generate the Magenta separation.

A Blue filter is used to generate the Yellow separation.

The Black separation is made from a combination of the other three colors.

Photographic Separation When light passes through the Red filter, it exposes all areas of the negative film (converting them to Black) where the Red component of the White light appears in the copy.

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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This same procedure is used to produce the Magenta and Yellow separation films.

CMYK The printing industry generally refers to the four process color separations as CMYK where:

C is for Cyan.

M is for Magenta.

Y is for Yellow.

K is used for Black, to distinguish it from Blue.

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.

32 bit/4 byte image An image that uses 8 bits each for CMYK pixels, or 8 bits for each RGB pixel and 8 pixels for a mask layer or other future use. Since 4 byte equal 32 bits, these images are also known as 32 bit images. An 8 bit CMYK image is the minimum required for high quality print reproduction. See also digital data.

4 color printing Color reproduction method used to create full color output by overlaying cyan, magenta, yellow and black inks.

8 bit/1 byte image An image limited to 256 tones of one color or 256 different colors. Since 1 byte contains 8 bits and each bit has two choices, 1 byte equals 28 choices or 256 possibilities. See also digital data.

Additive color model Color system in which the picture is composed of the combination of Red (R), Green (G) and Blue (B) light transmitted by the original subject. Effective for monitors and TV's but not for print. Scanners normally first scan in RGB and it is converted into CMYK for printing. See also RGB, CMYK, process colors, subtractive color model.

Amplitude Modulation Halftone screening, as opposed to FM screening, has dots of variable size with equal spacing between dot centers.

Anti-Aliasing A step effect in which angled lines or curved edges of elements in an electronic image look broken or jagged, as a result of producing it in a grid format. Increasing resolution can reduce this effect or using a technique called anti-aliasing where the edges are softened.

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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.

Binding The process by which pages of a book or other publication are attached to one another.

Bit Abbreviation of binary digits. The smallest unit of information used to store information in a computer. Bits are expressed as a binary notation, that is, in ones and zeros.

Bitmap graphics An image composed of individual pixels. The color value and position of each pixel are individually described in bits and bytes of computer memory. It is called a bitmap because it is effectively a map of bits. See also Raster file.

Bleed An extra amount of printed image, which extends beyond the trim edge of the sheet or page.

Booklet VI jobs are composed of booklets, which are personalized copies of a document. A booklet can consist of several pages, but the entire document is targeted at a specific individual or address. VI jobs include elements that may differ from booklet to booklet, including text, graphics, pictures and page backgrounds.

Butt To join without overlapping or space between.

Byte A grouping of 8 bits of stored information, giving 256 levels of data. Each byte represents a value or character such as a letter or a number. In a color system, a byte can describe one out of 256 distinct shades.

CIE Abbreviation for Commission Internationale d'Eclairage. This body was created for the study of illumination problems. CIE color coordinates specify proportions of the three additive colors required to produce any hue and are used for comparative color measurement.

CMYK The process colors - Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black. See also color separations, process color, and subtractive color model.

Color gamut The range of colors possible with any color system.

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Color separations Separate films are prepared for each of the process printing inks - cyan, magenta, yellow and black. These films are used to prepare the printing plates for printing on press. See also CMYK.

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.

Creep The effect of middle pages of a folded signature extending slightly beyond outside pages, compensated by shingling. See also Shingling.

Crop To eliminate portions of an illustration or photography so the remainder is more clear, interesting or able to fit the layout.

CT Abbreviation for continuous tone. Color or black and white photographic images with tones that change gradually from dark to light (unlike the abrupt changes in linework).

DCS Abbreviation for Desktop Color Separation, an EPS format containing 5 files. Four of the files contain the color information for each of the CMYK colors and the fifth is a low-resolution composite file for use in electronic page layout. See also OPI.

Degrad A gradual blend or transition between colors. Also known as vignette or graduated blend (vector drawing).

Digital front end system In electronic publishing, this is the workstation or group of workstations containing the applications software for preparing pages of type and graphics. In prepress, this is the workstation that gives access to the user for the operation of hardware. For example, proofer, platesetter, imagesetter.

Digital proof A black and white or color image reproduction made from digital information without producing intermediate films. It can be output as a digital hard proof using a peripheral output device or displayed as a digital soft proof on a video monitor.

Dot The individual element of a halftone.

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Dot area The percentage of an area covered by halftone dots ranging from no dots at 0% to a solid ink density at 100%. The size of a single dot is stated in a percentage of the area it occupies.

DTP Abbreviation for Desktop Publishing. The process of page production using personal computers, off-the-shelf software and an output device such as a printer or imagesetter. Usually, these components form a system that is driven by a device-independent page description language such as PostScript.

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.

Finishing stage Stage following the press process, which may include procedures such as laminating, perforating and varnishing.

Font A complete assortment of letters, numbers, punctuation marks, characters etc. of a given design and size.

Frame A color overlap created intentionally at a color border so as to minimize the effects of misregistration. Also known as trap or grip. See also Trapping.

Frequency modulated screens A method of creating halftones where the spots are all the same size, but the frequency or number of dot changes in a given area. There are more dots in a dark area and fewer in a light area.

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

GCR Abbreviation for Gray Component Replacement. Method for reducing the CMY amounts that produce the gray component in a color, without changing the color hue.

Graduated blend See Degrad.

Gravure printing A printing method in which the image is engraved through a screen below the surface of a cylinder. The ink is transferred to paper when pressed to the cylinder. Gravure is used for very long print runs and on many substrates.

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Gray component The amounts of CMY in a color, which result in neutral gray, based on the lowest separation value of the color. See also GCR.

Grayscale A scale of gray tones from white to black. Digitally, grayscale images have up to 256 different levels of gray. See also 8 bit images.

Halftone A negative or positive image whereby detail of the image is reproduced with dots varying area but of uniform density. Creates the illusion of continuous tone when viewed with the naked eye.

Highlights The whitest portions of the original or reproduction that have no color cast. The highlight dot is ranged in the reproduction from the smallest printable dot to approximately 25%. See also Midtones and Shadows.

HSL Abbreviation of Hue, Saturation and Lightness. This is a color model, which specifies a color by its wavelength (Hue), chroma or purity of the color (Saturation) and value of its brightness (Lightness).

Image area Portion of a negative or plate corresponding to inking on paper. The portion of paper on which ink appears.

Imposition The arranging of pages in a press form to ensure the correct order after the printed sheet is folded, bound and trimmed.

Ink jet proof A proof of a digital image printed by using jets that squirt minuscule drops of ink. Ink jet proofers can print onto a variety of surfaces.

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.

LEF A printer page orientation, where pages are delivered long edge first.

Laserwriter driver A part of the Macintosh system software which generates PostScript instructions from an application file when the Print command is activated.

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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.

Linework Linework graphics are characterized by sharply defined lines and very clear transitions from one color to another. Linework is stored in the computer as a series of geometric (vector) drawing instructions.

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.

Midtones Density values of an image (original or reproduction) between the highlights and the shadows. In the reproduction, midtones are printed with dot areas between approximately 40% or 60%. See also Highlights and Shadows.

Misregistration A situation common during printing where one or more of the color separations is slightly misaligned with regard to the others on press. Misregistration shows up as white gaps or tinted overlaps at the borders of color pairs. Colors containing such files are trapped to compensate for this possibility. On Continous Tone images, misregistration can lead to blurring. See also Overprinting and Trapping.

Moir An interference pattern caused by differences in halftone screen angles or rulings. In process color printing, screen angles are selected to minimize this pattern. If the angles are not correct, a pattern that distracts the eye from the picture may be produced.

Newton's rings Small concentric circles that can appear on film when two surfaces are closed together but not in perfect contact.

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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).

Output resolution The number of laser dots per unit of linear measurement (millimeter, inch etc.) on film or paper.

Output tone curve A graph showing the relationship of original input densities and the corresponding dot percentages on film.

Overprint A technique, which overlaps colored elements to eliminate the appearance of gaps between elements caused by misregistration of the various separations during printing. For example, black text is normally set to overprint. See also trapping and misregistration.

PDL Printer Description Language files (for example, PostScript, PDF, EPS, VPS, VIPP). The CXP6000 Color Server processes image files in PDL formats, converting them into a suitable Ready-To-Print format for direct, high-quality printing.

PICT A Macintosh file format for bitmaps and vector graphics.

Pixels Contraction of Picture Element. The smallest element of a digital image.

PostScript A programming and page description language that has become industry standard for electronic publishing. It is used to describe the entire page, including both text graphics and images. PostScript is completely independent of the printing device. Developed by Adobe Systems, Inc.

Prepress Generic term used to describe the processes involved in preparing images for printing. Includes the input, edit and output stages.

Printer description files PPDs (PostScript Printer Definition), and PDFs (Printer Definition Files). These files are used by the Macintosh applications to prepare page and documents for specific output devices.

Process colors The four ink colors used to reproduce full color images - cyan, magenta, yellow and black.

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PSImage A low-resolution EPS file used in the Creo APR workflow. This file is used for positioning in page layout. Changes made to this file will be applied to the high-resolution file, which automatically replaces it shortly before exposure. See also APR.

Quartertone The tone area of an image influencing highlight detail and with density values between the white point and midtone. Typically, printed with a dot area near 25%. See also Highlight, Midtone, Shadow.

Raster file A file of data that was scanned, processed or output sequentially, bit by bit and line by line. Also known as a bitmap.

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

Register Fitting of two or more printing images or plates in exact alignment with each other.

Register marks Crosses or other targets applied to original copy prior to printing. Used for positioning films in register or for register of two or more colors in process printing.

Resolution The number of pixels, points or dots per unit of linear measurement. For example, pixels per millimeter on a video display, number of dots per inch or millimeter on film or paper.

The resolution of an image is usually set the same vertically and horizontally. For example, a square millimeter with a resolution of 12 contains 144 pixels. The higher the resolution, the more image detail is recorded and the larger the digital file size.

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.

RIP Abbreviation for Raster Image Processor. This is a software program or hardware device that converts vector information into pixel information to be imaged on an output file. This output file is imaged based on commands from the page description language.

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RIPing The process of rastering or converting bitmaps and vector graphics into raster images suitable to the screening parameters of the output device. Files are RIPed prior to exposure or plotting.

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.

Saturation The strength of a color.

Screen angle The angle of rows of halftone dots represented in degrees. During output of films for reproduction, the dot arrangement of each separation film is placed at a distinct and different angle to the other separations. See also Moir.

Screen rulings The number of rows of printing dots per inch on a halftone film. A 150lpi-screen ruling provides much better quality than 65lpi.

SEF A printer page orientation, where pages are delivered short end first.

Shadows The darkest part of an image (original and reproduction) having densities near to maximum density. In the reproduction, shadows are printed with dot areas between 80% and 100% See also Highlights and Midtones.

Shingling A procedure that moves the image area of a page toward the direction specified, usually towards the binding, in order to compensate for creep.

Signature Sheet of printed pages which when folded becomes part of the publication.

Solid The point in the picture printed with a dot area of 100%. See also highlights, midtones and shadows.

Spectrophotometer Spectrophotometer (X-Rite DTP41), which is a 24 band color measurement instrument that reports densitometric, colorimetric and spectral data.

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Spot color An additional separation (fifth, or more) that is used with special inks to achieve difficult color combinations, such as gold, or chocolate brown. Spot color is sometimes used by graphic artists to define special corporate colors, for example, for company logos. On the CXP6000 Color Server, spot colors are tanslated into CMYK values using a dictionary, that can be edited to adjust CMYK values.

Step and repeat The procedure of copying the same image by stepping it in position both horizontally and vertically according to a predetermined layout.

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.

Subtractive color model A color process in which the red, green and blue components of the original subject are reproduced as three super-imposed images in the complementary (subtractive) colors of cyan, magenta and yellow respectively. See also CMYK, Process colors, Additive color model.

Three quartertone Tone area of an image influencing the shadow detail and with density values between the Midtone and the Dark Point. Typically printed with a dot area near 75%.

Three quartertone Tone area of an image influencing the shadow detail and with density values between the Midtone and the Dark Point. Typically printed with a dot area near 75%.

Tone compression The reduction of the density range of an original to the density range achievable in the reproduction.

Tone reproduction curve A graph showing the density of each point of the original and its corresponding density on the reproduction.

Trapping Creating and overlap (spread) or an underlap (choke) between colors that adjoin each other to hide misregistration during printing. Trapping is sometimes referred to as spreads and chokes, or fatties and skinnies.

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UCR Abbreviation of Undercolor Removal. This is a method for reducing the CMY content in neutral gray shadow areas of a reproduction and replacing them with black. As a result, the reproduction appears normal but less process color inks are used. See also GCR.

Unsaturated color A color whose highest value is less than approximately 80%. In an unsaturated, dirty color, the difference in the values of the wanted colors and the unwanted color is relatively low.

For example, when the color is red, 30% cyan, 80% magenta, 70% yellow is more unsaturated than 0% cyan, 90% magenta, 80% yellow.

Variable Information (VI) Variable information (VI) jobs are jobs in which the printed materials are individualized for specific recipients or purposes. These materials can include bills, targeted advertising and direct mailings.

Vector drawing The geometric system used to define lines and curves in many computer graphics most often used for line drawings.

Vignette See Degrad.

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.

White point The whitest neutral area of an original or reproduction that contains detail and is reproduced with the smallest printable dot (typically 3% to 5%).

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A Aborted status, 351 Aborting a running job, 342 Absolute colorimetric, 41, 101 Accounting, 406

log setup, 413 message viewer, 311 report, 413 window, 152

Actual size button, 375 Adding

crop marks, 136 fold marks, 136 interleaves, 84 new virtual printer, 262 paper sets, 76

Additive color, 423 Adjusting job parameters post-RIP, 60 Admin page, 45, 84, 155 Administration window, 252 Adobe

Acrobat, 25, 193 Distiller, 196, 200

Photoshop, 6, 178 RGB, 99

Alert messages, 313 Alerts

button, 362, 394 window, 75, 394

Anti-aliasing, 5, 43 Apple RGB, 99 AppleTalk setup, 302 APR, 45, 143, 174, 175

editor window, 144, 177 file formats, 176 masking, 143 path, 143, 177 workflow, 181

Archiving a job, 362 VI elements, 283 VI jobs, 361

Auto adjusted calibration, 213, 306 Automatic

deletion, 45

picture replacement, 143 screening, 109, 309

B Back cover, 159 Backing up

calibration tables, 239 configuration, 329

Bills, 182 Black

and white printing, 98 arrows, 125 overprint, 43, 93

Bleed, 133 Blue arrows, 125 Book-finishing technique, 119 Booklets, 182, 186

tab, 372 Brightness, 42, 111

slider, 210 Brisque jobs, 31, 249 Brochure, 180 Bypass held jobs, 320

C Cached elements, 182 Calibration, 41, 107, 213

frequency, 216 graph, 236 methods, 306 value tables, 233 window, 218 wizard, 218

Changing date and time, 256

CMYB, 431 CMYK, 431

emulation, 44, 105 toner availability, 20 workflow, 41, 104

Coating, 42, 86 Collating templates, 128 Collation, 40, 70 Color

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

ColorCalibrationDB folder, 239 Completed status, 351 Components pane, 57 Compression, 146 Configuration

backup, 329 restore, 330

Conflicting trim size settings, 127 Connecting to web center, 47 Consumables tab, 21 Context, 298 Contrast, 42, 113

center, 211 slider, 210

Copying page from a job, 386 Creating

gradation tables, 212 spot colors, 246

Creep, 138 CSA (Color Space Array), 99, 104,

307 profiles, 100

CSA emulation, 290 CT, 7, 42, 108, 243, 309 Curling effect, 42 Cut & Stack, 119

D Default

archiving path, 315 paper size, 318

DefaultGradTable, 201, 206 Deleting

jobs, 345 pages from a Job, 383

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paper sets, 81 spot colors, 247 VI elements, 282 virtual printers, 266

Deletion policy, 74 Deliver pages

facing down, 69 facing up, 69

Density graph, 240 Destintaion ICC profiles, 287 Details view, 354 Device link, 104, 285, 307, 308 DFE

and printer animation, 16, 321 monitor, 16, 321

Direct mailings, 182 Disable

GCR, 111 Disk

space, 367 threshold, 312, 395 usage tab, 16

Display button, 370 Distilling a PS file, 196 Domain, 255 Dotted line, 127 Downloading Spire PPD, 53 Downloads, 53 DTP application, 136 DTP34

QuickCal Densitometer, 214 tutorial, 220

Duplex head to head, 40, 68 head to toe, 40, 68

Duplicating jobs, 364 Dynmic page exceptions, 264

E Editing, 346

calibration tables, 231 CMYK values, 243 pantone colors, 243 separations, 206 virtual printers, 265

Elements viewer, 282 Embedded

CSA profile, 105

RGB profile, 102 Emulate

RGB, 308 source paper tint, 44

Emulation methods, 308 predefined profiles, 105

Enabling web connections, 325 Enlarging size of job pages, 72 EPS, 7 Even pages, 66 Exceptions, 165

for imposed jobs, 164 tab, 164

Exporting as InSite, 365 as PDFToGo, 200

F Face

down, 40, 69 up, 40, 69

FAF, 5, 43 Failed status, 351 File formats, 7 Filtering

information by date, 411 messages, 400 storage folder, 351

Finisher, 160 module, 46 offset, 46 tab, 19

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

job, 87, 334 rush job icon, 338

G Gallop, 74, 182, 190 Gamma, 100 GAP (Graphic art port), 7, 31, 248 GCR, 42, 110 General setup, 253 Gradation

end, 210 graph, 207 highlight, 208 mid point, 209 shadow, 209 tool, 201 window, 201

Gradations, 114 Grayscale, 40 Grayscale images, 39 Green arrows, 124

H HCS (High Capacity Stacker), 46, 161 HCSS (High Capacity Stacker Stapler),

161 Held

jobs, 320 status, 351

High-resolution utility, 281 workflow, 174

Hot folder, 24, 30 file formats, 31 from Macintosh O/S 9, 33 from Macintosh O/S X, 35 from PC, 32

HTH, 40 HTT, 40

I ICC profiles, 285 Ignoring overprint information, 95 Image

disk, 367 noise, 44, 95 orientation, 40 position, 71 quality, 43 scale, 72

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Importing files, 55 GAP files, 248 source ICC profiles, 285 user-defined imposition

templates, 294 Imposed sheet view, 379 Imposition, 6, 116

settings, 373 tab, 61, 192 VI jobs, 189 workflow, 192

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

J Jagged edges, 5 Job

accounting, 406 batching, 195, 319 deleting, 345 deletion, 141 editor buttons, 375 editor tabs, 372 flow, 45, 145 history, 396 history window, 147 info, 152 parameters, 189

window, 62, 152, 192 preview & editor, 371 thumbnail, 15 ticket report, 171

K key job components, 148

L Landscape, 40, 68 Large icons view, 355 Last page button, 375 Last-minute

adjustments, 114 color corrections, 97

Lead edge, 71 LEF, 83 Light, 418

behavior, 419 Links, 54 List view, 356 LPR, 29 LUT, 41 LW, 7, 42, 108, 243, 309

M Macintosh, 24 Managing

disk space, 367 fonts, 275

Margins, 136 Marks, 135 Max details button, 375 Menu bar, 15 Merging jobs, 384 Message viewer, 398 Metamerism, 422 Method, 117 Minimum

gutter size, 137 margin size, 138

Misregistration, 43 Missing job components, 148 Modifying a paper set, 79 Monitoring jobs, 49 Moving

pages within a job, 381 waiting jobs to storage, 343

N Navigation buttons, 375 Network

setup, 297 tab, 17

Next page button, 375

Number of copies, 65

O OCT (Offset Catch Tray), 161 Odd pages, 66 OPI (Open Prepress Interface), 176,

316 file formats, 176

Orientation, 122 Original CMYK values, 105 Override PPD parameters, 263

P Pantone colors, 243 Paper

set name, 76 size, 82 stock tab, 18, 75 tint, 44, 105 type, 42, 84

Pathways panel, 15 PDF, 7, 31

optimization, 196, 316 workflow, 196

PDF2Go, 199 PDL, 24 Perceptual (photographic), 41, 102 Perfect bound, 120 Personalized copies, 182 Photographic separation, 430 Photoshop, 6 Pigments, 427 Pop-up messages, 403 Portrait, 40

jobs, 68 Power

off, 22 up, 12

PowerPoint, 39 PPD parameters, 39 PPML, 7, 184 Predefined imposition templates, 129 Preferences utilities, 304 Preflight, 147

report, 148 Pre-RIP

editing, 4 preview, 314

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Preserving pure CMYK, 308 pure colors, 308

Preview buttons, 375 Previewing and editing PDL jobs, 391 Previous page button, 375 Prinergy jobs, 31 Print

grays using only black toner, 98 method, 40, 68 order, 69 quality tab, 179 queue manager, 319 range, 66 range for VI, 67 settings tab, 64, 190

Printer disk, 367 monitor, 18 resources, 18

Printers default, 26, 39 Printing

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

ProcessPrint, 10, 45, 146, 261 ProcessStore, 10, 45, 146, 261 Product overview, 2 Profile manager, 285 Proofing, 365 PS (PostScript)

files, 186 Image Exporter, 178 overprint, 44, 94

Pure colors, 308

Q Quark Express, 6, 176, 244 Queue

manager, 15, 334 resume, 341 suspend, 341

R Rasterized Brisque jobs, 249 Realistic images, 102 Rear edge, 71 Red corners, 126 Reducing the size of the job pages, 72 Relative colorimetric, 41, 101 Remote

admin, 321 admin client, 323 tools setup, 321

Rendering intent, 99, 100, 103, 104 for CMYK, 41 for RGB, 41

Reordering columns, 399, 409 jobs in queues, 340

Repeated elements, 196 Reprinting files, 59 Re-RIPing, 60 Resizing columns, 359, 399, 410 Resource manager, 260 Restoring configuration, 330 Retrieving

a job, 363 VI elements, 284 VI jobs, 361

Re-usable elements, 187 Reverse print order, 40, 69 RGB, 39, 308

workflow, 40, 99 RIP, 2, 5 Rotate 180, 46, 73 RTP, 2, 4

job editor window, 193 jobs, 201, 381

Running, 336 a job immediatly, 347 job, 334

Running job icon, 336

Rush job, 347 icon, 336

S Saddle stitch, 119 Saturated (presentation), 41, 102 Saving

existing calibration table, 237 new calibration table, 238

Screening method, 42, 108 SEF, 83 Separation

field, 206 list, 232

Services tab, 140, 176 Setting high resolution path, 177 Show info button, 374 Shut down, 22 Signature colors, 101 Simplex, 40, 68 Simuliating VI structure, 153 Size, 121 Slip sheet, 45, 156 Small icons view, 356 Software, 4 Source

CSA profile, 102 ICC profiles, 285

Spine trim size, 137 Spire

icon, 22 web center, 324

Split to booklets, 46, 153 SpoolStore, 10, 45, 146, 261 Spot color, 243

dictionary, 305 editor, 243

Stack tray, 46 Staple options, 46 Status

icons, 336, 338 of imported jobs, 57 panel, 15 panel information, 339

Step & Repeat, 118, 189 Storage folder, 15, 58, 62, 141, 192,

348, 360, 396 Submitting

an RTP job, 59 jobs, 361

Substitute fonts, 142

Index 449

Subtractive color, 425 Support, 54 Surrounding color, 422 Suspend / Resume button, 341 Switching view modes, 354 SWOP, 44 Synapse, 365

T Target calibration, 213, 306 TCP/IP setup, 300 Template, 123 Text and line quality, 43 Thumbnail, 368

arrows, 124 viewer, 124 window, 368

Thumbnails tab, 373 view, 377

Toner tab, 20 Top tray, 46 Total creep in, 139 Trapping, 5, 43 Tray, 87 Tree, 298 Trim size, 121

U Unit of measurement, 259 UNIX, 24 User

defined imposition template, 294 disk, 367

Using overprint information, 95 PPD, 39 printer calibration wizard, 220 source CSA, 102 Spire source CSA, 102

Utilities, 326 folder, 6, 53

V Value table, 233 VI (Variable Information), 6, 153,

282

document formats, 184 elements, 361

folder, 183 workflow, 182

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

VIPP, 7, 184 Virtual printer, 17, 30, 261 Visible light spectrum, 419 VPS, 7, 186

W Waiting job, 334

icon, 336 Web

center, 47 connect, 324

Weight, 42 Workflow extenders, 6 Workgroup, 255 Workspace, 14

X X-Rite, 214

calibrating, 216 configuring, 215 connecting, 215 quick calibration, 217

Y Yellow corners, 127

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