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Creo Color Server
for the Xerox DocuColor 242/252/260 Printer/Copier
731-01023A-EN Rev A
User Guide
English

Summary of Contents

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    Creo Color Server for the Xerox DocuColor 242/252/260 Printer/Copier 731-01023A-EN Rev A User Guide English...

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    Product Recycling and Disposal If you are managing the disposal of your Xerox product, please note that the product contains perchlorate, lead, mercury, and other materials whose disposal may be regulated due to environmental considerations in certain countries or states.

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    herein, and shall not be liable for incidental, consequential, indirect, or special damages, including, without limitation, loss of use, loss or alteration of data, delays, or lost profits or savings arising from the use of this document. www.printondemandsolutions.com Internal 731-01023A-EN Rev A Revised February 2007...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents Welcome Welcome to the Spire CX260 User Guide..............................2 Terminology........................................2 Overview of Guide......................................3 Introduction to the Spire CX260.................................4 Hardware and Software Components...............................5 Supported Formats....................................5 Workflow ........................................5 Spire CX260 Network Printers................................6 2 Getting Started Overview..........................................10 Turning the Spire CX260 On and Off ..............................10 Basic and Basic Pro Configurations..............................10 Control Station and Pro Control Station Configurations ......................

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    Spire CX260 User Guide Export as InSite Job....................................66 Importing and Printing Files ..................................67 Reprinting Jobs ......................................68 The Settings Window ....................................69 The Resource Center ....................................70 The Job Parameters Window ..................................70 The Help Menu......................................72 The DFE Monitor......................................72 The Printer Monitor...................................... 73 Remote Desktop Application..................................

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Contents 7 System Administration Setting Up and Configuring the Spire CX260 ............................154 Server Setup ......................................154 Network Setup.....................................156 Remote Tools Setup ...................................159 Security........................................161 System Disks......................................163 Backing up the Configuration ................................163 Calibration Device ....................................166 Mail Service......................................166 Localization......................................167 Pre-RIP Preview....................................168 General Defaults ....................................169 Printing Modes ....................................169 Print Queue Manager ..................................

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    viii Spire CX260 User Guide Configuring the On-Access Scan Settings..........................229 Installing and Configuring Novell Client ...............................232 Installing Novell Client for Spire CX260 ............................232 Configuring Novell Client for Spire CX260 ..........................233 Uninstalling Novell Client for Spire CX260..........................234 Backing Up the CX260 Last Image Configuration........................235 Performing a Test Print..................................235 Formatting the Image Disk ..................................

  • Page 9: Welcome

    Welcome Welcome to the Spire CX260 User Guide............2 Terminology .......................2 Overview of Guide....................3 Introduction to the Spire CX260 ................. 4...

  • Page 10: Welcome To The Spire Cx260 User Guide, Terminology, Welcome To The Spire Cx260 User Guide

    Chapter 1 – Welcome Welcome to the Spire CX260 User Guide Welcome to your Creo® Color Server (Spire CX260) for the Xerox® DocuColor 242/ 252/260 printer-copier User Guide. The Spire CX260 is a powerful, comprehensive color server that provides high throughput and print predictability to digital workflows.

  • Page 11: Overview Of Guide, Overview Of Guide

    Tray Alignment and Spire Tabs Plug-in for Acrobat tools. Chapter 5 Generating Reports This chapter explains how to generate reports from the Spire CX260 and the Xerox DocuColor 242/252/ 260 printer/copier. Chapter 6 Color Workflow This chapter explains how to work with color in the Spire CX260, and includes calibration and RGB and CMYK workflows.

  • Page 12: Introduction To The Spire Cx260, Introduction To The Spire Cx260

    CX260 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 Spire CX260, the Xerox DocuColor 242/252/260 printer/copier prints up to 50 color or monochrome pages per minute.

  • Page 13: Hardware And Software Components, Supported Formats, Workflow

    Introduction to the Spire CX260 Hardware and Software Components The Spire CX260 is a dedicated Creo platform running in a Windows environment. The Spire CX260 includes: • Creo hardware, including the interface board • Software, including: Spire CX260 application software Windows XP Professional ®...

  • Page 14: Spire Cx260 Network Printers

    Chapter 1 – Welcome The basic workflow for the Spire CX260 is as follows: Spire CX260 Network Printers For Macintosh and Windows networks, the Spire CX260 provides three default network printers, also known as virtual printers. Virtual printers are 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.

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    You can only import PDL files (such as: PS, PDF, VIPP, VPS) to the spool store, not RIPped - RTP files. • ProcessPrint Files are processed and printed directly to the Xerox DocuColor 242/252/260 printer/copier via the Spire CX260. • ProcessStore Files are automatically processed and stored in RTP format.

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    Chapter 1 – Welcome...

  • Page 17: Getting Started

    Getting Started Overview........................10 Turning the Spire CX260 On and Off ..............10 Working from a PC Client Workstation............12 Working from a Macintosh Client Workstation ..........21 Working Remotely....................24...

  • Page 18: Overview, Turning The Spire Cx260 On And Off, Basic And Basic Pro Configurations

    252/260 printer/copier is turned on. Push the green On/Off button on the front of the Spire CX260. Note: The Spire CX260 can be turned on when the Xerox DocuColor 242/ 252/260 printer/copier is turned off. In this state, the server runs until turned off manually by the user.

  • Page 19: Control Station And Pro Control Station Configurations

    Turn on the monitor. 2. Push the green On/Off button on the back of the Spire CX260. Note: The Spire CX260 can be turned on when the Xerox DocuColor 242/ 252/260 printer/copier is turned off. In this state, the server runs until turned off manually by the user.

  • Page 20: Working From A Pc Client Workstation, Defining The Printer On The Client Workstation

    Chapter 2 – Getting Started Working from a PC Client Workstation Defining the Printer on the Client Workstation To define a network printer in Windows XP: From the Start menu, select Run. 2. In the Open box, type \\, followed by the host name or IP Address of the color server, and click OK.

  • Page 21: Spire Print Driver Software

    Spire Print Driver Software About the Print Driver Software The Spire CX260 Print Driver software enables you to set job parameters for jobs that you send to the Xerox DocuColor 242/252/260 printer/copier from any application on your PC client workstation.

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    Chapter 2 – Getting Started The Print Driver software also enables you to see the Xerox DocuColor 242/252/260 printer/copier configuration, monitor’s the printer status, and save a set of print parameters for reuse. Note: The job parameters available in the Print Driver software are the same as the job parameters on your Spire CX260.

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    • Save a set of parameters • Load a saved set of parameters • Check the status of the Xerox DocuColor 242/252/260 printer/copier • Define PostScript parameters for the job Notes: • Some of the job parameters in the Print Driver software appear in a different place from the Spire CX260.

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    Chapter 2 – Getting Started To lock a job: In the Print Driver software window, click the Lock button. The Secure Printing dialog box appears. 2. In the Password box, type a password consisting of four digits. 3. Click OK. The job is locked.

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    Working from a PC Client Workstation Using Parameter Sets Once you have chosen the parameters for a job, you can save this set of parameters for future use. Sets are useful when you want to print different jobs with the same parameters, or if you want to reprint a job.

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    Chapter 2 – Getting Started To view the printer’s status: Click the Printer tab. 2. Click the Paper Stock tab to view information on the paper stock in the trays.

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    Working from a PC Client Workstation 3. Click the Finisher tab to view information on the finishing options. 4. Click the Consumables tab to view information on consumables such as bottles and fuser oil.

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    The printer is offline under the following circumstances: • Your workstation is not connected to the Spire CX260. • The Xerox DocuColor 242/252/260 printer/copier and the Spire CX260 are not communicating. • You are working in a non-TCP/IP environment such as a Novell environment.

  • Page 29: Working From A Macintosh Client Workstation, Defining A Printer On Macintosh Client Workstations

    Working from a Macintosh Client Workstation Deactivating the Print Driver Software To deactivate the Print Driver software: On the desktop, select Start > Settings > Printers and Faxes. 2. Right-click the printer icon, and select Properties. 3. Click the Print Driver tab. 4.

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    Chapter 2 – Getting Started Copying the Spire CX260 PPD File for Mac OS X To print from your Macintosh computer to the Xerox DocuColor 242/252/260 printer/copier, you first need to manually copy the Spire CX260 PPD file to the Macintosh.

  • Page 31: Printing From A Macintosh Client Workstation

    Working from a Macintosh Client Workstation 6. Browse to the Spire CX260 network printer (if you are defining an IP printer, enter the Spire CX260 IP address or host name, and the exact name of the printer to which you want to print—for example, CX260_ProcessPrint. 7.

  • Page 32: Working Remotely, Ez Connect

    Chapter 2 – Getting Started 5. Adjust the printer options as desired. Notes: • Sets Feature Sets The PPD parameters are divided into in the list. • Printer's Default option indicates that the value is taken from the published printer that is currently selected. 6.

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    Working Remotely Installing EZ Connect To install EZ Connect on your client workstation: In the D:Utilites/PC Utilities folder on the Spire CX260, locate the EZConnect_v1_0_Setup.exe file and copy it to your client workstation. 2. On your client workstation, double-click the EZConnect_v1_0_Setup.exe file. After installation is complete, the EZ Connect application appears under Start >...

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    Chapter 2 – Getting Started To add a new server to the EZ Connect window: In the EZ Connect window, click the Settings button , and select Setup from the list. The EZ Connect Setup window appears. 2. Click New. The Add New Server window appears.

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    Working Remotely 7. Select the new server that you just added. 8. Click the Move Up or Move Down buttons to change the position of the server in the list, if desired. 9. From the Default Launch Application list, select the desired application (Remote Workspace or Web Viewer) that you will use to access the server.

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    Chapter 2 – Getting Started 4. In the Display Name box, type the new display name for the server. 5. Click Save. The new name appears in the EZ Connect Setup window. To delete a server: In the EZ Connect window, click the Settings button , and select Setup from the list.

  • Page 37: Remote Workspace

    Working Remotely 4. Select the job to display information about the job. The job information appears. Remote Workspace Notes: • To use the Remote Workspace application, you must first install the EZ Connect tool. For more information, see EZ Connect on page 24. •...

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    Chapter 2 – Getting Started To launch the Remote Workspace: Launch the EZ Connect window. For more information, see Using EZ Connect on page 25. 2. Click the desired server. The first time that you access the Remote Workspace application, the Downloading RWS dialog box appears.

  • Page 39: Spire Web Services

    The Remote Workspace window appears. Spire Web Services From the Xerox DocuColor 242/252/260 printer/copier’s touch screen, you can use Spire Web Services to view jobs in the Spire CX260 Print and Process queues, view the calibration status of the printer, and perform Off-the-glass calibration.

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    Chapter 2 – Getting Started To access Spire Web Services: On the printer’s touch screen, touch All Services. 2. Touch Web Applications.

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    Working Remotely The Spire Web Services window appears. To view jobs in the Print and Process queues: From the Spire Web Services window, touch Job List. The Job List window appears. 2. Do one of the following: • Touch Process Queue to view jobs in the Spire CX260 Process queue. •...

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    Chapter 2 – Getting Started To view the calibration status of the printer: From the Spire Web Services window, touch Calibration Status. The Calibration Status window appears and displays the following information: • Date and time of the last calibration •...

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    Working Remotely Performing a New Calibration To print the Off-the-glass calibration chart: Do one of the following: • From the Spire Web Services window, touch New Calibration. • From the Calibration Status window, touch New Calibration. The Print Calibration Chart window appears. 2.

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    Chapter 2 – Getting Started The following window appears. 3. In the Screening Method list, touch the arrow and select the screening method. 4. In the Gloss Enhanced list, touch the arrow and select Yes or No. 5. In the No. of copies list, touch the arrow and select the number of copies that you want to print.

  • Page 45: Remote Scan Application

    4. On the General Settings tab, touch the 001 Calibration scan box. 5. Touch the Image Quality tab. 6. Touch the Standard Color Space button to select the specific color space of the Xerox DocuColor 242/252/260 printer/copier. 7. Touch the Device Color Space button. 8. Touch Save.

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    Chapter 2 – Getting Started Installing the Remote Scan Application on Your Client Workstation. To install on a PC client workstation: From the Start menu, select Run. 2. In the Open box, type \\, followed by the host name or IP Address of the color server, and click OK.

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    Working Remotely Using the Remote Scan Application To open the remote scan application and connect to the Spire CX260: On your client workstation, select Start > Programs > Creo > Remote Scan Application > Remote Scan. The Remote Scan Application window appears. 2.

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    Chapter 2 – Getting Started The ScanBox Manager lists all the scan boxes that have been created. 2. Click Add to add a new ScanBox. 3. In the Scan Box Name box, type a name for the scan box. 4. Select the Automatic Copy check box to automatically save a copy of the scanned job on your client PC.

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    Working Remotely 5. Do one of the following actions: • In the Network Path box, enter the location to which you want to save the extra copy. • Click Browse. • Select the desired folder. • Click Select. Note: The network browser that opens is local to the Spire CX260. 6.

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    Chapter 2 – Getting Started 11. Click the Send to EMail check box to forward scanned jobs to an e-mail address. 12. In the From box, type the e-mail address for the sender of the scanned image. 13. In the To box, type the e-mail addresses to which the scanned e-mail attachment should be sent.

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    21. Click Save. The scan box is saved and appears in the ScanBox Manager. Scanning Workflow Position the original to be scanned on the Xerox DocuColor 242/252/260 printer/copier. 2. On the Xerox DocuColor 242/252/260 printer/copier touch screen, touch the All Services button.

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    Chapter 2 – Getting Started The Network Scanning window appears. 4. Touch Refresh to display all current scan boxes. 5. On the General Settings tab, touch the name of the scan box that you want to save the scan to. 6.

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    Working Remotely 8. Press the Start button. The original is scanned. A beep is heard when the scan is complete. The scan is saved in the selected scan box with the name <scan box name>001 and with the relevant file extension. Managing Scanned Images Once a scan is performed, you can view the job using the remote scan application, or browse to D:\PublicScans on the Spire CX260.

  • Page 54: Preparing Postscript Files Offline For The Spire Cx260

    Preparing PostScript Files Offline for the Spire CX260 Perform this procedure if your client workstation is not on the same network as the Xerox DocuColor 242/252/260 printer/copier, and you or your customer want to create PostScript files using the Adobe PostScript Driver with the Spire CX260 PPD file.

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    Working Remotely To copy the Spire CX260 PPD file: Insert CD #3 into the CD-ROM drive and locate and select the Utilities\PC utilities\Printer Driver\Printer driver application\Win2000_XP_2003 folder. Note: If you have server access, on the Spire CX260, locate the D:\Utilities\PC Utilities\Printer Driver\Printer driver application\Win2000_XP_2003 folder.

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    Chapter 2 – Getting Started...

  • Page 57: Overview Of Spire Cx260

    Overview of Spire CX260 The Workspace ......................50 The Server and Printer Monitors ............... 52 Managing the Job Queues .................. 52 Managing the Storage Window................61 Importing and Printing Files................67 Reprinting Jobs.......................68 The Settings Window ...................69 The Resource Center ....................70 The Job Parameters Window ................70 The Help Menu ......................

  • Page 58: The Workspace, Opening The Spire Cx260 Workspace From The Start Menu

    Chapter 3 – Overview of Spire CX260 The Workspace Opening the Spire CX260 Workspace from the Start Menu If the workspace has been closed, open it as follows: Select Start>CX260>CX260. The splash screen appears followed by the Spire CX260 workspace. Table 3 describes the Spire CX260 workspace.

  • Page 59: Customizing The Workspace View

    The Workspace Table 3: Spire CX260 workspace Item Name Description Queues Consists of the Process Queue, which lists the files to be processed. After a file has been processed successfully, it moves to either the Print Queue (the upper area) or the Storage window. For more information on Queues, see Managing the Job Queues on page 52.

  • Page 60: The Server And Printer Monitors, Managing The Job Queues

    Chapter 3 – Overview of Spire CX260 • Refresh view: Reverts to the factory default view for the view that is currently displayed Note: The Spire CX260 always displays the workspace in the most recently selected view. Tip: By default, the windows in the workspace are all docked-that is, attached to the workspace.

  • Page 61: The Queues Window

    Managing the Job Queues After you start the Spire CX260, the Queues window is displayed. The Queues window consists of the Print Queue and the Process Queue. Each queue holds jobs in the order in which they enter it. The top job in the queue is currently running, while all others are waiting to run.

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    Chapter 3 – Overview of Spire CX260 The Queues window lists informations about the jobs that are being processed. Status indicators indicate the status of each job. Table 4 describes the status indicators used in both the Process Queue and Print Queue.

  • Page 63: Status Information, Batching Jobs

    Managing the Job Queues Table 5: Process Queue and Print Queue column descriptions This Column Indicates This Information: Media Type Media type Image Quality Image quality File Size File size of the job Account Account name taken from the Job info parameter Job Info Job info type taken from the Job info...

  • Page 64: Changing The Order Of Jobs In The Queues

    Chapter 3 – Overview of Spire CX260 When a job enters the Print Queue, the Spire CX260 checks whether the job is suitable for batching with the previous one. • A job that can be batched appears with the running status indicator The printer prints both jobs without pausing between them.

  • Page 65: Suspending And Resuming Queues, Aborting A Running Job

    Managing the Job Queues To move a job down in the queue: Right-click the job and select one of the following options: Demote: to move the job down one step Demote to bottom: to move the job to the bottom of the queue. Suspending and Resuming Queues If necessary, you can stop a queue temporarily and then later continue its operation afterwards.

  • Page 66: Moving A Waiting Job To The Storage Window

    Chapter 3 – Overview of Spire CX260 Note: To return a job to the proper queue, right-click the job(s) in the Storage window and from the menu select Submit To return a job to the Process Queue or Print Queue: Right-click the job in the Storage window and from the Job menu select Submit.

  • Page 67: Unlocking A Job

    Managing the Job Queues To return a held job from the Storage window to its original queue: Right-click the job, and from menu select Submit. The job moves from the Storage window to the queue and appears with the waiting job indicator. Unlocking a Job Note: This feature is only available for the Pro Basic and Pro Control Station configurations.

  • Page 68: Viewing And Editing Job Parameters, Deleting A Job

    Chapter 3 – Overview of Spire CX260 2. In the Password box, type the password and click OK. Viewing and Editing Job Parameters In the Queues or Storage window, double-click the job whose parameters you want to view. Note: In the Queues window, you can edit the parameters of jobs that have not begun to run.

  • Page 69: Managing The Storage Window

    Managing the Storage Window Managing the Storage Window The Storage window is displayed by default. If you close the Storage window, you can reopen it by selecting Storage from the View menu. The Storage window contains jobs of various types: •...

  • Page 70: Discarding Rtp Information, Handling Jobs In The Storage Window

    Chapter 3 – Overview of Spire CX260 If you click the Completed Jobs button again, the button is pushed in and the list shows the completed jobs. Note: When all the status buttons are in the released (unselected) position, The Storage window shows no jobs. Discarding RTP Information The RTP information can be discarded if desired.

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    Managing the Storage Window • Export a job as a Kodak® InSite™ remote proofing job. See Export as InSite Job on page 66. Note: This feature is only available for the Pro Basic and Pro Control Station configurations. • View the job ticket report for a job. See Job Ticket Report on page 118. •...

  • Page 72: Archiving And Retrieving Jobs

    Chapter 3 – Overview of Spire CX260 2. In the Host name / IP Address box, type the name or IP address of the desired server that you want to forward the job to. Note: The server name or server IP address that you enter will appear in the list the next you forward a job.

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    Managing the Storage Window 2. Locate the desired folder, and then click Archive. A cabinet file (a compressed file) that contains all the files related to the archived job is created at the selected location. Notes: • The archived job retains its current status (that is, completed, failed, held, or aborted) and is archived with the information in its Job Parameters and Job History windows.

  • Page 74: Viewing A Job's History, Export As Insite Job

    Chapter 3 – Overview of Spire CX260 Viewing a Job’s History In the Queues or Storage window, right-click the job and select Job History. The Job History window appears. For more information about the Job History window, see Job History on page 178. Export as InSite Job Note: This feature is available only for the Pro Basic and Pro Control Station configurations.

  • Page 75: Importing And Printing Files

    Importing and Printing Files Importing and Printing Files To import files to the Spire CX260: From the Job menu select Import Job. The Import window appears. 2. To access the desired files, click the up one level button , or double-click on the file folders to go down the file tree.

  • Page 76: Reprinting Jobs

    Chapter 3 – Overview of Spire CX260 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.

  • Page 77: The Settings Window

    The Settings Window The Settings Window You can set all system preferences in the Settings window. To open the Settings window: From the Tools menu, select Settings. The window is divided into two areas: • Administration: All users can view these settings, but only an administrator can configure the settings.

  • Page 78: The Resource Center, The Job Parameters Window

    Chapter 3 – Overview of Spire CX260 The Resource Center The Resource Center enables you to add, remove, and manage external resources for the Spire CX260. To open the Resource Center: On the toolbar, click the Resource Center button The Resource Center provides access to the following resources: •...

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    The Job Parameters Window To open the Job Parameters window: Double-click a job in the Storage or Queues window. The Job Parameters window title bar displays the following information: • The name of the job • The time of submission •...

  • Page 80: The Help Menu, The Dfe Monitor

    Chapter 3 – Overview of Spire CX260 Table 7: Description of tabs in the Jobs Parameters window This tab Enables you to Services Set job parameters that will assist your job workflow—for example, APR path and Preflight. See The Services Tab on page 200. Finishing Select from various options to finalize your printed document—for example, define settings for the...

  • Page 81: The Printer Monitor

    The Printer Monitor The Network tab provides information about the network. The Virtual Printers tab lists the virtual printers that you have defined. The Printer Monitor To open the Printer Monitor window, click the printer icon. The Printer Monitor window displays information about the size and type of paper in each tray, the connected devices, and other aspects of the consumables.

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    Chapter 3 – Overview of Spire CX260 The Finisher tab displays information about finishing devices that are connected to the Xerox DocuColor 242/252/260 printer/copier. The Consumables tab displays the status of other refillables.

  • Page 83: Remote Desktop Application

    Remote Desktop Application Remote Desktop Application The Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) application enables you to connect, view, operate, and perform administrative procedures on the Spire CX260 from a client workstation. While the remote connection and operation takes place, the regular operation of the Spire CX260 is not affected Note: This tool is designed exclusively for the system administrator.

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    Chapter 3 – Overview of Spire CX260...

  • Page 85: Tools And Utilities

    Tools and Utilities Overview........................78 Job Editor......................... 78 Remote Tools ......................86 Managing Fonts ..................... 93 Managing Virtual Printers ................... 93 Tray Alignment.......................96 Printing on Tabs Using the Spire Tabs Plug-In for Acrobat.......100 Preflight........................107...

  • Page 86: Job Editor, Overview, Navigation Buttons

    Chapter 4 – Tools and Utilities Overview You import jobs for printing in the following situations: • When a page-description language (PDL) file is created on a client workstation that is not connected to the Spire CX260 • When a PDL file is located on an external medium, such as a CD-ROM •...

  • Page 87: Previewing The Job, Viewing Pages In The Job Editor

    Job Editor Previewing the Job The preview buttons enable you to switch the display mode of the page. Table 8: Preview Buttons This button: Enables you to: View a different area of the image. Find out the CMYK values of a specific area on the page.

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    Chapter 4 – Tools and Utilities The Booklets tab The Booklets tab displays the booklets included in the selected job and the names and numbers of the pages in each booklet. The Booklets tab opens by default when you are previewing a nonimposed RTP job. To view a page on the booklets tab: In the left pane of the Booklets tab, double-click the name of the page that you want to view.

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    Job Editor 3. To view the thumbnails side by side, resize the thumbnail pane by dragging the bar that divides the panes in the tab. 4. Double-click the thumbnail of the page that you want to view. The page is displayed in the right pane. The Imposed Sheets Tab Note: The Imposed Sheets tab is available only if you have the Pro configuration.

  • Page 90: Editing An Rtp Job

    Chapter 4 – Tools and Utilities 4. To edit the job, click the Booklets or Thumbnails tab. 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. Editing an RTP Job You can edit an RTP job in the following ways: •...

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    Job Editor The page moves to the selected location, and the page numbers are updated accordingly. 4. Click Save As to save the changes in the job. To delete a page from a job In the Job Editor window, click the page that you want to delete, and click Remove.

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    Chapter 4 – Tools and Utilities 3. Click Merge Jobs. The RTP Jobs window appears. Note: The Spire CX260 displays only those RTP jobs that have the same page size and orientation as the job that you are editing.

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    Job Editor 4. Select the job with the page that you want to merge and click OK. The job opens in a separate window. 5. Do one of the following: • To merge one page, select the page that you want to merge and click Merge. Tip: You can also drag the page from the job window to the desired location in the left pane of the Thumbnails...

  • Page 94: Remote Tools, Working From The Remote Desktop Application

    Windows 9x 98/ME, 2000, and Mac OS, the remote desktop must be set up. For more information on installing the Remote Desktop utility on Windows 2000 and earlier, see the Creo Color Server for the Xerox DocuColor 242/ 252/260 Printer-Copier Technical Manual (part number 731-01024A-EN). Connecting from Windows To connect to the Spire CX260 from your client PC: From your desktop select Start >...

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    Remote Tools 2. On the General tab, type the following information: a. The name of the Spire CX260 to which you want to connect b. The Spire local user name; the default is operator c. The Spire local password; the default is spire Tip: To shorten the connection process when a session to the selected remote Save my password computer disconnects, select the...

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    Chapter 4 – Tools and Utilities 5. Click Connect. The Log On to Windows dialog box appears on the Spire CX260. 6. Enter the User Name and Password, and click Connect. You are now connected to the desired Spire CX260. The shared drives on your client PC are published and appear locally on the desktop of the Spire CX260.

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    Remote Tools b. Type the Spire local user name and password. User name—operator Password—spire c. Select the Add to Keychain check box. Add to Keychain Note: Selecting the check box automatically saves your current connection settings, enabling a quick reconnection to the Spire CX260.

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    Chapter 4 – Tools and Utilities 4. If you intend to install software via the remote desktop connection, in the Local Resources tab select the Disk Drives check box. 5. Select the Performance tab. 6. If you are connected via LAN, select the LAN (10Mbps or higher) setting. Click Connect.

  • Page 99: Web Center

    Remote Tools If the workspace is not open on the Spire CX260, follow the procedure for opening it. See The Workspace on page 50. Web Center The Web Center is an Internet site that provides online information and can be accessed from client workstations.

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    Chapter 4 – Tools and Utilities Table 9: Description of Web Viewer tabs Alerts The Spire CX260 Messages window. For example, if a job that you sent to print from your client workstation has failed—you can view the message in the Message window, edit the job parameters (PPD file), and then resend it for processing and printing on the Spire CX260.

  • Page 101: Managing Fonts, Managing Virtual Printers

    Managing Fonts Managing Fonts This section explains how to work in the Fonts area of the Resource Center. On the toolbar, click the Resource Center button 2. In the Resource list, select Fonts. 3. Choose a Font Library option. The default option is Latin. 4.

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    Chapter 4 – Tools and Utilities 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.

  • Page 103

    Managing Virtual Printers 6. In the Comments box, type any comment regarding the virtual printer parameters (optional). 7. 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. 8.

  • Page 104: Tray Alignment

    Chapter 4 – Tools and Utilities Deleting an Existing Printer In the Virtual Printers window, select a printer from the list and click the Remove button 2. In the message that appears, click Yes to delete the designated printer. Tray Alignment The Spire CX260 Tray Alignment option enables you to fix tray alignment problems.

  • Page 105

    Tray Alignment To open the Tray Alignment wizard: From the Tools menu, select Tray alignment. The Tray Alignment wizard contains detailed step-by-step instructions that guide the user through the tray alignment process. Using the Tray Alignment Wizard Select your settings (Tray, Page Orientation, and Print Method) and click Print. 2.

  • Page 106

    Chapter 4 – Tools and Utilities 3. Perform image position (rear and lead) tweaking by using the Tray Alignment wizard’s custom units. Each custom unit, or point (2mm), is one line as viewed in the center grid of the tray alignment test page. •...

  • Page 107

    Tray Alignment Table 10: Tray alignment image positioning Portrait Landscape Portrait Landscape (Rear) (Lead) (Lead) (Rear) Negative Negative Negative Negative numbers numbers numbers numbers Down (Rear) (Lead) (Lead) (Rear) Positive Positive Positive Positive numbers numbers numbers numbers Right (Lead) (Rear) (Rear) (Lead) Positive Face...

  • Page 108: Printing On Tabs Using The Spire Tabs Plug-in For Acrobat

    Chapter 4 – Tools and Utilities 5. To save the selected tray alignment settings, click Finish. Enabling Tray Alignment for a Job Under the Paper Stock tab, select Tray. 2. Select the relevant tray 3. Select the Use Tray Alignment settings check box 4.

  • Page 109

    Printing on Tabs Using the Spire Tabs Plug-In for Acrobat The job opens in Acrobat software. 2. From the menu, select Plug-Ins Spire Tabs Printing The Tabs Printing window opens, displaying the tab. Text Attributes 3. In the area, set the tab attributes: Tabs a.

  • Page 110

    Chapter 4 – Tools and Utilities 4. In the Text area, set the attributes of the text on the tabs: a. (Optional) In the list, select a font for the text on the tab. Font b. (Optional) In the list, select a font size for the text on the tab. Size c.

  • Page 111

    Printing on Tabs Using the Spire Tabs Plug-In for Acrobat 6. In the Before Page column, click the first cell and type the number of the page that you want the tab to precede. 7. In the column, type the text for the tab. Text The tab appears in the thumbnail area.

  • Page 112

    Chapter 4 – Tools and Utilities 8. To add more tabs, repeat steps 6 and 7. 9. Click to apply the tab settings to your document. Apply The Tabs Printing window closes, and the tabs that you added become part of the document.

  • Page 113: Printing The Job

    The saved settings are deleted. Printing the Job Loading the Paper Stock The Xerox DocuColor 242/252/260 printer/copier supports simplex tabs printing from the bypass tray. Note: If you want to print on both sides of the tab, you need to perform a...

  • Page 114

    Tabs in Tray 5 Tabs in Tray 6 2. On the Xerox DocuColor 242/252/260 printer/copier touch screen, select the desired Paper Size. 3. Set the Paper Type to Tab Stock 1 (105-176 g/m2) or Tab Stock 2 (177-280 g/ m2).

  • Page 115: Preflight, Analyzing A Pdf Job

    Preflight 2. On the Paper Stock tab, set the following parameters: • Paper Size—select the desired size • Tray—Tray 5 or 6 • Media Type—Use Printer Settings 3. On the Paper Stock tab, under Mixed paper size parameters, select the Mixed paper size document check box.

  • Page 116

    Chapter 4 – Tools and Utilities To run the PDF analyzer: In the Storage folder, right-click the PDF file, and select PDF analyzer. 2. In the PDF PreFlight Settings area, do one of the following actions: • To check the entire PDF file, select Complete Document. •...

  • Page 117: Preflight Check

    Preflight Preflight Check The Preflight parameter enables you to check the status of key job components before the job is sent for printing. Note: You must select the preflight options before the job is processed, but you can only view the preflight report after the job is processed. During the preflight check, your job is RIPed and the missing components are identified.

  • Page 118: Preflight Report

    Chapter 4 – Tools and Utilities 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 printing and enables you to correct your files accordingly. It is especially useful to run the preflight check before you print a complex job with a large quantity of pages or copies.

  • Page 119

    Preflight 2. From the Show list select one of the following options: • To display all files, select All. • To display only files that were found, select Found Only. • To display only the missing files, select All Missing. 3.

  • Page 120

    Chapter 4 – Tools and Utilities 4. Click the Fonts report option. The Font Report area displays the name of the missing fonts that are not embedded in the file and do not exist in the Font Library and also the found fonts.

  • Page 121: Generating Reports

    Generating Reports Printing Reports ....................114 Job Accounting ..................... 114 Job Ticket Report ....................118...

  • Page 122: Printing Reports, Job Accounting, Setting The Accounting/message Viewer

    Chapter 5 – Generating Reports Printing Reports The following reports can be printed directly from the Xerox DocuColor 242/252/ 260 printer/copier: • Configuration—this report details the current Spire configuration. For more information, see View Configuration on page 173. • Accounting—this report provides information about all the jobs that were printed successfully via the Spire CX260.

  • Page 123: Viewing The Accounting Information

    Job Accounting Viewing the Accounting Information At any stage of work, from the Tools menu select Accounting. The Accounting Viewer window appears, listing information related to all the jobs that printed successfully via the Spire CX260. Each row in the Accounting report contains information related to a specific job. Notes: •...

  • Page 124: Exporting The Accounting Log

    Chapter 5 – Generating Reports Table 12: Description of columns in the Accounting Viewer Column name Indicates the B/W Pages Number of black-and-white pages in the original PDL file Color Pages Number of color pages in the original PDL file Blank Pages Number of blank pages in the original PDL file Purged B/W Pages...

  • Page 125: Printing The Accounting Log

    You can print the Accounting information (filtered and sorted) to any connected printer. Printing the Accounting Log The Accounting log can be printed via the Spire CX260 or directly from the Xerox DocuColor 242/252/260 printer/copier. For the procedure for printing the Accounting log from the Xerox DocuColor 242/ 252/260 printer/copier, see Printing Reports on page 114.

  • Page 126: Job Ticket Report

    Chapter 5 – Generating Reports 3. Set the printing options as desired and click OK. The data is printed according to the current filtering and sorting. Notes: • To fit the maximum amount of columns on the page, print using Landscape orientation (if your printer supports it).

  • Page 127

    Job Ticket Report 2. You can export or print the report by clicking Print or Export. The Job Ticket Report is exported as a text file.

  • Page 128

    Chapter 5 – Generating Reports...

  • Page 129: Color Workflow

    Color Workflow Calibration......................122 Color Tools ......................138...

  • Page 130: Calibration, Overview, Off-the-glass Calibration

    When calibrating, always use the same media that you intend to use for printing. Tip: You can set a reminder to remind you to calibrate the Xerox DocuColor 242/252/260 printer/copier. For more information, see Calibration Reminder...

  • Page 131

    5. In the Media Type list, select the media type that you are using for the print job. The default setting is Use Printer Settings. When this option is selected, your job is printed on the media type that is defined on the Xerox DocuColor 242/ 252/260 printer/copier.

  • Page 132

    Chapter 6 – Color Workflow In the Gloss Enhanced list, select Yes only if you want to calibrate for glossy printing. 8. In the Number of copies box, enter the number of copies you want to print. Tip: It is recommended that you print at least 25 copies of the calibration chart, and then use one of the last copies printed.

  • Page 133: Eye-one Spectrophotometer Calibration

    Calibration 6. Touch the Standard Color Space button to select the specific color space of the Xerox DocuColor 242/252/260 printer/copier. 7. Touch the Device Color Space button. 8. Touch Save. 9. On the control panel, push Start to start scanning the charts.

  • Page 134

    Calibrate the Eye-One spectrophotometer, see Eye-One Spectrophotometer Calibration on page 125. 2. Load the paper you are going to use for printing in the Xerox DocuColor 242/ 252/260 printer/copier. 3. In the Spire CX260 software, from the Tools menu, select Calibration.

  • Page 135

    Calibration To connect the Eye-One spectrophotometer to the Spire CX260 Connect one end of the Eye-One Spectrophotometer cable to the Spire CX260 USB port, and connect the other end to the Eye-One Spectrophotometer. To calibrate the Eye-One Spectrophotometer Place the spectrophotometer on its plate. It is automatically calibrated. Setting the Calibration Method on the Spire CX260 By default, the calibration method is set to Off-the-glass calibration.

  • Page 136

    5. In the Media Type list, select the desired paper stock type. The default setting is Use Printer Settings, which means that your job is printed on the media type that is defined on the Xerox DocuColor 242/252/260 printer/copier. 6. In the Image Quality list, select the desired image quality. The default setting is Use Printer Settings.

  • Page 137

    8. Set the number of copies you need by typing the number or using the arrows next to the box to select the number. Note: Since the performance of the Xerox DocuColor 242/252/260 printer/copier is best after several pages have been printed, it is recommended that you print at least 10 copies of the first calibration chart and use one of the last copies printed.

  • Page 138

    Chapter 6 – Color Workflow If you selected Automatic as the Screening Method in Step 1 of the wizard, you need to calibrate the Spire CX260 using two charts. Step 2 of the Calibration Wizard appears as follows: 11. Press and hold the button on the side, and align the head with the cyan arrow’s tip.

  • Page 139: The Calibration Window

    Calibration Step 3 of the Color Calibration Wizard appears. 14. Select Save as and select the required name for the calibration table. Do one of the following: • Type your own or select one from the list. • Select As default table (Normal) to save the calibration table as Normal. Note: Each time you save a calibration table as default, it is saved twice, once as Normal look up table, and once as the Saturated look up table.

  • Page 140

    Chapter 6 – Color Workflow • SpireNormal: Applies the factory default calibration table. Since this is a default look-up table, it cannot be overwritten. • SpireSaturated: Applies the factory default saturated calibration table. This look-up table applies a darker calibration table in comparison to the SpireNormal look-up table.

  • Page 141

    Calibration Click Edit to edit the calibration table. See Editing Calibration Tables on page 133. Click Delete to delete the calibration table. Click Info for the Density Graph. See Reading Color Density Data on page 136. Click Close to end a test job and close the Calibration window. Editing Calibration Tables You can review a calibration table to make sure that the curves are relatively smooth and continuous.

  • Page 142

    Chapter 6 – Color Workflow The graph displays cyan, magenta, yellow, and black separations. You can view detailed information about each separation by clicking its button. To view the information for all the separations together, click the button that shows all four colors •...

  • Page 143

    Calibration To save a new calibration table: In the Edit Calibration dialog box, adjust calibration table values and parameters as desired. 2. Click Save As. The Save As dialog box appears. 3. In the File Name box, type the new calibration table name. Note: You can’t overwrite the default calibration tables, Spire Normal Spire Saturated...

  • Page 144

    Chapter 6 – Color Workflow Reading Color Density Data To view the Density Graph: In the Calibration window, from the list, select the table for Calibration Name which you want to receive detailed color information. 2. Click Info The Density Graph window appears. The Density Graph gives you detailed information about the saved calibration tables.

  • Page 145: Printing A Job With A Calibration Table

    Index - emphasizes the difference between target lines and measured lines • Properties: paperweight, screening, paper coating Note: When the density of the Xerox DocuColor 8000 digital press is lower than 80% of the target density, the following message appears: “Attention: Below standard D-Max value(s) measured for <cyan, magenta, yellow, black>.

  • Page 146: Color Tools, Profile Manager

    Chapter 6 – Color Workflow Color Tools Profile Manager Note: The Profile Manager is available only if you have one of the Pro configurations The Profile Manager enables you to import and delete source and destination ICC profiles, and map destination profiles to specific paper colors. Source profiles are used to emulate other devices, or color spaces.

  • Page 147

    Color Tools The Source Profile tab appears, and the predefined source ICC profiles are displayed. 3. Click the Import button The Import Source ICC Profile dialog box appears. 4. In the Source Profile area, click the browse button . Locate and select the required source profile, and then click Open.

  • Page 148: Spot Color Editor And Workflow

    Chapter 6 – Color Workflow 2. Click the Import button The Import Destination ICC Profile dialog box appears. 3. In the Destination profile area, click the browse button . Locate and select the required source profile, and then click Select. The new emulation name is displayed in the Destination Name box;...

  • Page 149

    Color Tools Editing the Spot Color Dictionary Individual job pages can contain RGB, CMYK, and spot color elements. The Spire CX260 Spot Color Editor enables you to edit the CMYK values of every spot color in the Spot dictionary. You can edit these values without affecting the CT or LW page elements.

  • Page 150

    Chapter 6 – Color Workflow 4. Change the CMYK values as desired. 5. Click Apply. The new spot color is added to the custom color dictionary. To create a new spot color: In the Spot Color Editor window, click add The Spot Editor dialog box appears.

  • Page 151

    Color Tools Using the Spot Color Editor, you can protect specific colors—for example, official logos or company colors—to help produce color fidelity and color consistency between devices. When you define a specific color as an RGB or CMYK spot color and enter a fixed CMYK target for it, the Spire CX260 treats it as a spot color, protecting it accordingly.

  • Page 152

    Chapter 6 – Color Workflow If necessary, in the Corrected column, adjust the CMYK values. 8. Click Apply. To define a grayscale color as a spot color: In the Spot Color Editor window, click the Protect Gray tab. 2. Click add 3.

  • Page 153: Gradation Tool

    Color Tools To define a CMYK color as a spot color: In the Spot Color Editor window, click the Protect CMYK tab. 2. Click add 3. In the Protect CMYK dialog box, in the Color name box, type a name for your color.

  • Page 154

    Chapter 6 – Color Workflow To open the Gradation tool: From the Tools menu, select Gradation. The Gradation Tool dialog box appears. Preview 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.

  • Page 155

    Color Tools Editing Gradation Tables When you open the Gradation Tool window, the default gradation table, DefaultTable, is selected in the Gradation Table list, and is displayed in the graph. This table serves as a baseline and consists of a 45° gradation curve, with Brightness and Contrast set to 0, and Contrast Center set to 50.

  • Page 156

    Chapter 6 – Color Workflow 3. In the Table name box, type the required name for the new gradation table, and click OK. The gradation table is saved and added to the Gradation Table list and to the Color tab in the job parameters window. Deleting a Gradation Table Select the gradation table in the Gradation Table list, and then click the Remove button...

  • Page 157

    Color Tools Using the Preview Tools The preview buttons enable you to switch the display mode in the original and edited views. Table 13: Preview Buttons This button: Enables you to: View a different area of the image Find out the CMYK values of a specific area on the page.

  • Page 158

    Chapter 6 – Color Workflow This button: Enables you to: View the Before and After views in portrait Before/After view View the Before and After views in landscape Before/After view Brightness and Contrast Slider Controls The Brightness and Contrast slider controls are active only when all of the separations are selected.

  • Page 159

    Color Tools 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.

  • Page 160

    Chapter 6 – Color Workflow...

  • Page 161: System Administration

    System Administration Setting Up and Configuring the Spire CX260 ..........154 System Messages....................177...

  • Page 162: Setting Up And Configuring The Spire Cx260, Server Setup

    Chapter 7 – System Administration Setting Up and Configuring the Spire CX260 Basic system configuration and settings are defined in the Spire CX260 Settings window. To open the Settings window, from the Tools menu select Settings. The settings are divided into two lists; Administration and Preferences. Both lists are explained in the following sections.

  • Page 163

    Setting Up and Configuring the Spire CX260 3. In the Computer Name tab, click Change. The Computer Name Changes dialog box appears. 4. In the Computer Name box, type a new name for the computer. 5. If you want to change the Workgroup or the Domain in which your computer appears, select the desired option and type a new name in the corresponding box.

  • Page 164: Network Setup

    Chapter 7 – System Administration Changing the Date and Time In the Settings window, select Server Setup. 2. In the Date & Time area, click Change. The Date/Time Properties dialog box appears. 3. In the Date & Time tab, select your local time settings. 4.

  • Page 165

    Setting Up and Configuring the Spire CX260 IPX Printing IPX Printing enables the Spire CX260 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.

  • Page 166

    Chapter 7 – System Administration 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. Note: Using this procedure requires further setup by the network administrator.

  • Page 167: Remote Tools Setup

    Setting Up and Configuring the Spire CX260 Apple Talk Setup The AppleTalk Setup utility enables you to change the AppleTalk zone in which your Spire CX260 is located. To change the Apple Talk network settings: In the Settings window, select Network Setup. 2.

  • Page 168

    The Remote Workspace setup enables you to use the EZ Connect and Remote Workspace tools on client workstations. These tools enable you to view the status of the Xerox DocuColor 242/252/260 printer/copier and access the Spire CX260 workspace. For more information about the EZ Connect tool see Working Remotely on page 24.

  • Page 169: Security

    Setting Up and Configuring the Spire CX260 Security User Passwords For security, you can set passwords for users for when they log in to the Spire CX260. Note: These passwords do not apply to the Remote Desktop Application. For more information on the Remote Desktop Application, see Working from the Remote Desktop Application on page 86.

  • Page 170

    Chapter 7 – System Administration 5. Click Apply and Save in the Settings window. The password is changed and the Settings window closes. Disk Wipe Usually when you delete a file, the file’s dictionary entry is removed but data still remains on the disk.

  • Page 171: System Disks, Backing Up The Configuration

    Setting Up and Configuring the Spire CX260 System Disks When the Printer or User Disks reach a pre-defined threshold of minimum available space (the 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. In the Settings window, select System Disks.

  • Page 172

    Chapter 7 – System Administration Configuration Backup To backup the configuration of your Spire CX260: In the Settings window, select Configuration Backup. 2. In the Configuration Backup area, click Browse. The Save window appears. 3. Browse to the desired directory path for the backup, and type a file name. Note: You can also backup to an external media.

  • Page 173

    Setting Up and Configuring the Spire CX260 Configuration Restore To restore the configuration of your Spire CX260: In the Settings window, select Configuration Backup. 2. In the Restore Configuration area, click Browse and locate a different directory path in which to restore the configuration. Notes: •...

  • Page 174: Calibration Device, Mail Service

    Chapter 7 – System Administration Calibration Device Note: This parameter is available only if you have one of the Pro configurations. In the Settings window, select Calibration Device. 2. In the Calibration Device area, select the Use external calibration device check box if you want to calibrate using the Eye-One spectrophotometer.

  • Page 175: Localization

    Setting Up and Configuring the Spire CX260 Set Mail Service options to receive and send scanned jobs directly to one or more e-mail addresses. Important: To make sure your outgoing mail service is enabled on the Spire CX260, verify that the anti-virus software rules allow for mailing. For example, Access Protection Properties in Mcafee VirusScan Console, under , on the...

  • Page 176: Pre-rip Preview

    Chapter 7 – System Administration Setting the Language In the Settings window, select Localization. 2. In the Language area, select the language, as desired. Note: If you switch to another language, you need to restart the Spire CX260 application. Pre-RIP Preview In the Settings window, select Pre-RIP Preview.

  • Page 177: General Defaults, Printing Modes

    Setting Up and Configuring the Spire CX260 General Defaults In the Settings window, select General Defaults. 2. In the Default Trim Size area, select the Size. 3. Select the desired OPI setting to specify how an external high-resolution image is placed in a PostScript file as it goes to RIP. If you select Enable OPI Spire Support, the Support Helios Server check box is automatically selected.

  • Page 178: Print Queue Manager

    Chapter 7 – System Administration In the Settings window, select Printing Modes. 2. In the Printing Policy area, select Print job to best finishing option available. Print Queue Manager...

  • Page 179: Color

    Setting Up and Configuring the Spire CX260 Job batching The job batching utility enables you to print several jobs with the same settings in a batch without cycle down between jobs, which saves production time. In the Settings window, select Print Queue Manager. 2.

  • Page 180: Messages

    Chapter 7 – System Administration Automatic Screening The Spire CX260 supports Dot and Stochastic screening. When you print a job from the Spire CX260, select the automatic screening method. By default, automatic screening applies two types of screen: • For text or line-art elements (line work), the system uses line type screen of 200C.

  • Page 181: View Configuration

    Setting Up and Configuring the Spire CX260 To setup the accounting log: In the Settings window, select Messages. 2. In the Accounting log setup area, select the desired value to Overwrite messages after. 3. To remove all the existing information from the windows, whenever desired, click Clear Log Now.

  • Page 182: Jdf Outputs

    Chapter 7 – System Administration To print your configuration: In the Settings window, select View Configuration. 2. Click Print. The Page Setup dialog box appears. 3. Set the printing options as desired and click OK. The Print dialog box appears. 4.

  • Page 183: Scan

    Setting Up and Configuring the Spire CX260 The Spire CX260 receives the JDF job ticket via hot folders, returns JDF output with job accounting information, and submits JMF (Job Messaging Format) signals with the job's status. If the JDF job has a target path specified in the job, JDF output is always created. For JDF jobs that don’t have a specified target path, the JDF output is only created if this option is selected in the Settings window.

  • Page 184: Storage Management

    Chapter 7 – System Administration To enable remote access: In the Settings window, select Scan. 2. In the Remote Access area, select the Enable Remote Scan Application connections check box. 3. Select your choice for ScanBox Manager access control: • All users •...

  • Page 185: System Messages, The Alerts Window

    System Messages System Messages While jobs are being handled by the Spire CX260, various messages are emitted. You can 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.

  • Page 186: Job History

    Chapter 7 – System Administration System Disks Threshold Message When the Printer or User Disks reach a pre-defined minimum available space threshold (usually of 250 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.

  • Page 187: The Message Viewer

    System Messages 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. For more information about viewing messages related to a specific job, see Job History on page 178.

  • Page 188

    Chapter 7 – System Administration Click any message type icon—for example, Error— in order not to list such messages. The list updates accordingly. To print the message list: Filter and sort the list as desired (the data is printed according to the current filtering and sorting).

  • Page 189: Setting Parameters

    Setting Parameters Setting Parameters in the Job Parameters Window ........182 Setting PPD File Parameters ................208...

  • Page 190: Setting Parameters In The Job Parameters Window, The Print Settings Tab

    Chapter 8 – Setting Parameters Setting Parameters in the Job Parameters Window This section describes the Job Parameters window, and explains how to set the job parameters. For more information about opening the Job Parameters window, see The Job Parameters Window on page 70. The Print Settings Tab Number of Copies Type the number of copies to be printed.

  • Page 191

    Setting Parameters in the Job Parameters Window Print Method Select one of the following options: Simplex: for single-sided printing Duplex Head to Toe: for calendar-style hard copies (usually used with landscape jobs) Duplex Head to Head: for book-style hard copies (usually used with portrait jobs) Print Mode Note: This feature is only available for the Pro Basic and Pro Control Station...

  • Page 192

    Chapter 8 – Setting Parameters Custom: enables you to select the separations that you want to print for each sheet for each page of the job. Print Order Set the print order to From 1 to N (front to back) or From N to 1 (back to front). Delivery Select Face up or Face down as the delivery option.

  • Page 193

    Setting Parameters in the Job Parameters Window The page’s lead and rear edges are determined just after the page is printed out, before making any change in page orientation. Select one of the following: To print your job in the center of the page, click Center To set page offsets, click the directional arrows or type Rear and Lead values To apply page offset values to both odd and even pages, select the Same on both sides check box.

  • Page 194: The Paper Stock Tab

    Chapter 8 – Setting Parameters The Paper Stock Tab Paper Size From the Size list, select the desired stock size. If you select Custom: a. Type the desired height and width. b. Select the desired feed direction: • LEF (Long Edge Feed) •...

  • Page 195: The Print Quality Tab

    Setting Parameters in the Job Parameters Window 2. In the Image Quality list, select the attributes of the media. The options vary according to the media that you selected in the Media Type list. 3. To create a glossy finish on the job pages, select Gloss Enhanced. 4.

  • Page 196

    Chapter 8 – Setting Parameters • Text/Line in images improves the resolution of text and line-art in images— for example, scanned images or screen captures Image Quality The Image quality parameter controls the ability to maintain the same detail and smoothness at different degrees of enlargement.

  • Page 197: The Color Tab

    Setting Parameters in the Job Parameters Window PS Overprint Select Yes to use the overprint information in the Postscript file. This parameter also determines whether the DTP application overprint settings are honored in the RIP. The Color Tab 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 and CMYK workflows.

  • Page 198

    PPD file. This selection ensures that grayscale images are counted as black and white instead of color in both the Spire CX260 and the Xerox DocuColor 242/ 252/260 printer/copier billing meters. RGB Workflow In the RGB Workflow list, select the required RGB source profile: •...

  • Page 199

    Setting Parameters in the Job Parameters Window Use the CMYK workflow parameter to specify the required rendering intent for CMYK elements. All printers, monitors, and scanners have a range of colors (gamut) 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 to another color that exists within the gamut.

  • Page 200

    Chapter 8 – Setting Parameters For more information about the Spire spot color dictionary, see Spot Color Editor and Workflow on page 140. Select the relevant options: Use Spire spot color dictionary: to use spot colors in the dictionary Protect RGB colors: to retain RGB colors as defined Protect Gray colors: to retain grays as defined Protect CMYK colors: to retain CMYK colors as defined .

  • Page 201

    Setting Parameters in the Job Parameters Window To select a calibration table for a job: In the Calibration list, select a calibration table. The default calibration table is Normal. Normal Tip: For optimal printing performance, use the calibration setting with Ink Saving (GCR) set to Medium...

  • Page 202: The Imposition Tab

    Chapter 8 – Setting Parameters Contrast Adjust the Contrast option to control the difference between light and dark tones in your image. To select a contrast level for the print job, move the Contrast slider to the required contrast level (the range starts from Less, which applies -10%, to More, which applies +10%).

  • Page 203

    Setting Parameters in the Job Parameters Window Imposition Method The Imposition Method parameter specifies the method with which printed sheets are imposed. Select one of the following options: None for no imposition (this is the default option). The imposition parameters are unavailable and the Preview window does not display an image.

  • Page 204

    Chapter 8 – Setting Parameters Sizes In the Trim Size list, select the desired trim size. Trim size is the size of the finished, trimmed document. You can adjust your page size by adjusting the trim size. • If you select Custom, define a custom trim size and type the desired height in the H box, and the desired width in the W box.

  • Page 205

    Setting Parameters in the Job Parameters Window 4. From the Binding method list, select an option. Binding Saddle Stitch Perfect Note: The option is available only when Bound is selected as the Imposition method. 5. Select the North South check box to place pages 180 degrees from each other, on the same side of the imposed sheet.

  • Page 206

    Chapter 8 – Setting Parameters 2. In the Bleed area, select one of the following options: • Maximum bleed: Use this option to extend the bleed to the sheet fold lines. • Custom bleed size: Type the desired bleed size in millimeters. Note: •...

  • Page 207

    Setting Parameters in the Job Parameters Window The Preview Window Note: The Preview window is only available for the Pro Basic and Pro Control Station configurations. The Preview window enables you to view your imposition layout and settings. You can open the Preview window at any time and keep it open to check your imposition settings as you select them.

  • Page 208: The Services Tab

    Chapter 8 – Setting Parameters A red border along the edge of the page indicates where the conflict exists. • If the red border appears along the upper and lower edges of the page, a conflict exists in the Height value. •...

  • Page 209

    Setting Parameters in the Job Parameters Window Job Deletion Select this parameter to delete each page on the fly once it has been successfully printed. In this way, the Spire CX260 maintains enough free disk space for the duration of the print run. Reusable elements are not deleted. Note: This option sustains enough free disk space for the duration of the print run and only affects the job that is currently printing.

  • Page 210

    Chapter 8 – Setting Parameters Job Flow The Job Flow parameter enables you to specify a job flow for a job that is imported to the Spire CX260 from the network or from the Spire CX260 folders. Select one of the job flow options: Process &...

  • Page 211

    Setting Parameters in the Job Parameters Window Job Info This parameter provides the following information: • Job Title: Original name of the file related to this job • Sender: User name of the system from which this job originated • Account: Account number of a specific customer or group •...

  • Page 212: The Finishing Tab

    Chapter 8 – Setting Parameters The Finishing Tab Admin. Page The administration page contains job-related information such as the job title, the name of the sender, the date and time that the job was submitted, account information, and comments. The administration page is printed in the same order as the job. For face-down printing, the page is printed before each set;...

  • Page 213

    Setting Parameters in the Job Parameters Window Front Cover By default, your job is printed without a front cover. However, you can choose to print a front cover, and you can also select a different paper set. Select the Print front cover check box, and set the specifications as desired: a.

  • Page 214: The Exceptions Tab

    Chapter 8 – Setting Parameters 2. Select an Output Tray: Module Note: The option that you select determines which trays are available in the Output Tray list. • SCT (simple catch tray) • OCT (offset catch tray) • Top Tray •...

  • Page 215

    Setting Parameters in the Job Parameters Window Inserts are blank pages of a selected paper stock that are assigned to a job after a specified number of pages. For example, you can add blank pages between sections in a brochure. Managing Exceptions You can add and delete exceptions on the Exceptions tab.

  • Page 216: Setting Ppd File Parameters

    5. In the Media type list, select the desired paper stock type. The default setting is Use Printer Settings. When this option is selected, your job is printed on the media type that is defined on the Xerox DocuColor 242/252/260 printer/ copier.

  • Page 217

    Setting PPD File Parameters Table 14: PPD parameters PPD Parameter For more information Media Type See Media Type on page 186. Media Image Quality See Media Type on page 186. Gloss Enhanced See Media Type on page 186. Side-2 Printing See Media Type on page 186.

  • Page 218

    Chapter 8 – Setting Parameters Table 14: PPD parameters PPD Parameter For more information Screening Method See Screening on page 192. Automatic Deletion See Job Deletion on page 201. See APR on page 201. Job Flow See Job Flow on page 202. Split to Booklets See Split to booklets on page 203.

  • Page 219: Reinstalling The Spire Cx260

    Reinstalling the Spire CX260 Overview.........................212 Backing Up and Restoring the Spire CX260..........213 Adding the Spire CX260 Color Server to a Domain........222 Reinstalling the Spire CX260 ................223 Installing and Configuring Novell Client ............232 Formatting the Image Disk................236...

  • Page 220: When To Back Up And Restore, Overview

    Chapter 9 – Reinstalling the Spire CX260 Overview This chapter describes when and how to: • Back up and restore the entire operating system and Spire CX260 software (Last Image configuration), including the current job list database • Reinstall the software configuration on your Spire CX260. When to Back Up and Restore Back up the Spire CX260 software: •...

  • Page 221: Preloaded Software, Disk Configuration, Backing Up And Restoring The Spire Cx260

    Backing Up and Restoring the Spire CX260 Preloaded Software The Spire CX260 is delivered to the customer site preloaded with the following items: • Microsoft Windows XP Professional operating system with SP2 • Internet Explorer® 6.0 browser • Nero Express DVD-burning software •...

  • Page 222: Backing Up The Job List Database

    Chapter 9 – Reinstalling the Spire CX260 To back up the Spire CX260: Back up system partition C (Last Image configuration). 2. Back up the job list database. 3. Move the backups to an external device or to a network. •...

  • Page 223

    Backing Up and Restoring the Spire CX260 When the backup is complete, the following message appears. 4. Press any key to continue. 5. Make sure that the folders created in D:\Backup have the latest modification date. The backup comprises a group of folders that are created the first time that you back up the job list database.

  • Page 224: Backing Up The Cx260 Last Image Configuration

    Chapter 9 – Reinstalling the Spire CX260 Backing Up the CX260 Last Image Configuration The Spire CX260 includes two backup configurations: • Last Image (system backup)—only partition C is backed up • Factory Default—partitions C and D are backed up (this is performed in the factory) Attention: To ensure a successful backup, there must be at least 1 GB of disk space available on partition C.

  • Page 225: The Spire Cx260 Restarts And The Windows Xp Desktop Appears, Restoring The Spire Cx260

    Backing Up and Restoring the Spire CX260 Click Yes to continue. b. If a message tells you there is not adequate disk space, click OK to continue. Free up disk space on partition C, and then continue the backup procedure from step 3.

  • Page 226

    Chapter 9 – Reinstalling the Spire CX260 Before performing the recovery procedure, the system must be in the configuration mode that you want to recover. Note: The default Spire CX260 backup configuration is the Last Image configuration. To verify the current recovery type: Using the tip of a pen or similar object, push the RCVR button on the front of the Spire CX260.

  • Page 227

    Backing Up and Restoring the Spire CX260 Exit the Spire CX260 software and wait for the Spire icon to disappear from the desktop taskbar. Taskbar without Spire icon Taskbar with Spire icon 2. Using the tip of a pen or similar object, push the RCVR button on the front of the Spire CX260.

  • Page 228

    Chapter 9 – Reinstalling the Spire CX260 9. A system message may appear requesting you to restart the computer. a. Exit the Spire CX260 software. b. Click Yes to restart your computer. Restoring the Factory Default Configuration To restore the Factory Default configuration, the operating system must be in Factory Default mode.

  • Page 229: Restoring The Job List Database

    Backing Up and Restoring the Spire CX260 7. When Norton Ghost finishes copying the files and the Recovery LED (7) illuminates steady green, using the tip of a pen or similar object, push the RCVR button to exit recovery mode. 8.

  • Page 230: Adding The Spire Cx260 Color Server To A Domain

    Chapter 9 – Reinstalling the Spire CX260 The following message appears. 4. Press to continue. The following window appears. 5. Press any key to continue. Adding the Spire CX260 Color Server to a Domain This procedure should be performed by a System Administrator. It contains the following major tasks: Uninstalling the Spire CX260 software.

  • Page 231: Uninstalling The Spire Application Software, Reinstalling The Spire Cx260

    Reinstalling the Spire CX260 Reinstalling the Spire CX260 Note: To install and uninstall the Spire CX260 software for the CX260 Basic configuration, you must be connected to the Spire CX260 via the Remote Desktop Connection. See Working from the Remote Desktop Application on page 86 Before you can reinstall the Spire CX260 software, you must uninstall the current version.

  • Page 232

    Chapter 9 – Reinstalling the Spire CX260 5. Click Yes. The following window appears. 6. Click OK. When the InstallShield Wizard finishes uninstalling the Spire CX260 software and Spire GUI, the following window appears. Select the Yes, I want to restart my computer now option and click Finish.

  • Page 233: Installing The Spire Application Software

    Reinstalling the Spire CX260 Installing the Spire Application Software Note: To install the Spire CX260 software on the CX260 basic configuration, you must be connected to the Spire CX260 via the Remote Desktop Connection. See Working from the Remote Desktop Application on page 86. On the Spire CX260 desktop, double-click My Computer.

  • Page 234: Configuring The Mcafee Virusscan (optional)

    Chapter 9 – Reinstalling the Spire CX260 The Spire CX260 restarts and your current RDC session terminates. Note: To open a new session, you must reconnect your Windows-based computer, Macintosh computer, or portable workstation to the Spire CX260. Configuring the McAfee VirusScan (Optional) Note: McAfee VirusScan Enterprise version 8.0.0 is supported on Windows 2000 and Windows XP only.

  • Page 235: Configuring The Scan All Fixed Disks Settings

    Reinstalling the Spire CX260 Configuring the Scan All Fixed Disks Settings From the taskbar, right-click the VShield icon and select VirusScan Console: 2. In the Task column, right-click Scan All Fixed Disks and select Properties. 3. Click the Detection tab. 4.

  • Page 236

    Chapter 9 – Reinstalling the Spire CX260 6. Click Browse. In the Browse for Folder window, locate the D:\Output folder and click OK. The D:\Output folder path appears. 8. In the Browse for Folder window, locate the D:\JobsData folder and click OK. The D:\JobsData folder path appears.

  • Page 237: Configuring The On-access Scan Settings

    Reinstalling the Spire CX260 9. Select the Also exclude subfolders check box and click OK. 10. In the Set Exclusions dialog box, click OK, and again click OK. Configuring the On-Access Scan Settings Return to the VirusScan Console window. 2. In the Task area, right-click On-Access Scanner and select Properties.

  • Page 238

    Chapter 9 – Reinstalling the Spire CX260 3. On the left of the window, click the All Processes icon. 4. Click the Detection tab. 5. In the What not to scan area, click Exclusions. The following dialog box appears:...

  • Page 239

    Reinstalling the Spire CX260 6. Click Add. 7. Click Browse. 8. In the Browse for Folder window, locate the D:\Output folder and click OK. The D:\Output folder path appears. 9. In the Browse for Folder window, locate the D:\JobsData folder and click OK. The D:\JobsData folder path appears.

  • Page 240: Installing And Configuring Novell Client, Installing Novell Client For Spire Cx260

    Chapter 9 – Reinstalling the Spire CX260 10. Select the Also exclude subfolders check box and click OK. 11. In the Set Exclusions dialog box, click OK. 12. In the VirusScan On-Access Scan Properties window, click OK. You have completed configuring the On-Access Scan settings. Installing and Configuring Novell Client The following procedures are relevant only for customers who have a Novell®...

  • Page 241: Configuring Novell Client For Spire Cx260

    Installing and Configuring Novell Client 4. Click Install. 5. Click Reboot. 6. You have completed installing Novell Client. Proceed to the next section, Configuring Novell Client for Spire CX260. Configuring Novell Client for Spire CX260 After the system restarts, the Novell Setup dialog box appears. 2.

  • Page 242: Uninstalling Novell Client For Spire Cx260

    Chapter 9 – Reinstalling the Spire CX260 3. If you do not know the name, click Browse. 4. Double-click the appropriate Tree Name. The Tree Name appears in the Novell Setup window. 5. Type the Context Name. 6. If you do not know the name, click Browse. Double-click the appropriate Context Name.

  • Page 243: Performing A Test Print, Backing Up The Cx260 Last Image Configuration

    Installing and Configuring Novell Client 5. Make sure the Novell Client for Windows check box is selected, and then click the Uninstall button. 6. Click Yes twice. The Spire CX260 restarts. Backing Up the CX260 Last Image Configuration See Backing Up the CX260 Last Image Configuration on page 216. Performing a Test Print Note: To import a file and perform a test print on the CX260, you must be connected to the remote server via the Remote Desktop Connection.

  • Page 244: Formatting The Image Disk

    Chapter 9 – Reinstalling the Spire CX260 Formatting the Image Disk Note: To format an image disk on the CX260 configuration, you must be connected to a Windows-based computer, Mac client, or portable workstation via the Remote Desktop Connection. See Working Remotely on page 24. Perform the following procedure when suggested as a recovery action.

  • Page 245

    Formatting the Image Disk 6. Click OK. 7. To enable the changes to take effect, restart your computer.

  • Page 246

    Chapter 9 – Reinstalling the Spire CX260...

  • Page 247: Glossary

    Glossary 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.

  • Page 248

    Spire CX260 User Guide Binding The process by which pages of a book or other publication are attached to one another. 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.

  • Page 249

    Glossary 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.

  • Page 250

    Spire CX260 User Guide 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.

  • Page 251

    Glossary 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.

  • Page 252

    Spire CX260 User Guide 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.

  • Page 253

    Glossary 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.

  • Page 254

    Spire CX260 User Guide 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.

  • Page 255

    Glossary 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%.

  • Page 256

    Spire CX260 User Guide 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.

  • Page 257: Index

    Index CMYK Destination ICC profile workflow, 190 importing, 139 Aborted status, 61 Collation, 184 Device Link, 190 Absolute colorimetric, 239 Color managing profiles, 138 Accounting Log adjustments, 193 Disk configuration, 213 exporting, 116 formats, 189 Disk threshold, 163 printing, 117 tools, 138 Disk Usage tab, 72 report, 114...

  • Page 258

    Spire CX260 User Guide Fold marks, 197 pages within a job, 82 Font Report, 112 abort running, 57 waiting jobs to storage, 58 Front Cover, 205 accounting, 114 Frozen job, 52, 186 archiving, 64 Frozen jobs batching, 55, 171 Navigation buttons, 78 stored jobs, 176 deleting, 60 Network printer...

  • Page 259

    Index Print Method, 183 Job Ticket, 118 Server Setup, 154 Print Mode, 183 Preflight, 110 System Disks, 163 Print Order, 184 Printing from the printer-copier, 114 Settings window, 69, 154 Print Quality tab, 187 Resource Center, 70 Signature colors, 239 Print Queue, 52 Fonts, 93 Simplex, 183...

  • Page 260

    Spire CX260 User Guide User Passwords, 161 Using overprint information, 189 Utilities folder, 92 Variable data Intelligent Postscript Printware (VIPP), 5 Variable Print Specification (VPS), 5 VI Job Preview, 168 View Configuration, 173 View menu, 51 Viewing the imposed job, 81 VIPP.

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