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Epson RIP Station 5100 Administrator's Manual

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A d m i n i s t r a t o r G u i d e
R I P S T A T I O N 5 1 0 0
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  • Page 1 A d m i n i s t r a t o r G u i d e R I P S T A T I O N 5 1 0 0 S E R I E S I I...
  • Page 3 Copyright © 2000 Electronics For Imaging. All rights reserved. This publication is protected by copyright, and all rights are reserved. No part of it may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means for any purpose without express prior written consent from Electronics For Imaging, except as expressly permitted herein. Information in this document is subject to change without notice and does not represent a commitment on the part of Electronics For Imaging.
  • Page 4 FCC Information WARNING: FCC Regulations state that any unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment. FCC Class A Compliance NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment.
  • Page 5 You may not: a. make use of the Software, directly or indirectly, to print bitmap images with print resolutions of 600 dots per inch or greater, or to generate fonts or typefaces for use other than with RIP Station; b. make or have made, or permit to be made, any copies of the Software, Coded Font Programs, accompanying documentation or portions thereof, except as necessary for use with the RIP Station unit purchased by you;...
  • Page 6 Government Use Use, duplication or disclosure of the Software by the United States Government is subject to restrictions as set forth in subdivision (c) (1) (ii) of the Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software clause at DFARS 252.227-7013 or in subparagraphs (c) (1) and (2) of the Commercial Computer Software—Restricted Right Clause at 48 CFR 52.227-19, as applicable.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Contents Introduction About this manual About the documentation Network administration features xiii Chapter 1: Connecting to the Network RIP Station on the network Stages of installation on the network Quick path to installation Connecting network cable to the RIP Station 1-11 Ethernet cable connection 1-12...
  • Page 8 viii Contents Server Setup options Network Setup options 3-10 Port Setup options 3-12 Protocol Setup options 3-14 Service Setup options 3-19 RIP Station print connections 3-32 Direct connection 3-32 Queues 3-32 Printer Setup options 3-33 PostScript Setup options 3-35 Color Setup options 3-37 Administrative functions in the Setup menu 3-39...
  • Page 9 ix Contents Network Setup Ethernet (Port Setup) Parallel Port (Port Setup) Protocol Setup (TCP/IP) 4-10 Gateway 4-11 Protocol Setup (AppleTalk) 4-12 Protocol Setup (IPX Frames) 4-13 PServer Setup (NetWare Services) 4-14 PServer Setup (NDS Configuration) 4-15 PServer Setup (Bindery Setup) 4-16 Service Setup (Windows Printing Service) 4-18...
  • Page 10 x Contents Chapter 6: Administering the RIP Station Administrator functions Maintaining optimal RIP Station performance Troubleshooting the RIP Station Troubleshooting during Setup from the Control Panel Runtime error conditions Index...
  • Page 11: About This Manual

    Setup Guide, individual users can print to the RIP Station as a high-performance color PostScript printer. The term “RIP Station” is used in this manual to refer to the RIP Station 5100 Series II. The RIP Station supports the Stylus Pro 9000 and Stylus Pro 7000 printers. Any connectivity or administrative features specific to the printer are described in the Setup...
  • Page 12: About The Documentation

    xii Introduction This manual is organized as follows: • Chapter 1 illustrates the supported network configurations and shows the network connectors on the RIP Station. • Chapter 2 describes how to prepare for RIP Station Setup, including planning a security system with access levels. •...
  • Page 13: Network Administration Features

    xiii Network administration features • The User Guide describes the printing features of the RIP Station for users who send jobs via remote workstations on the network or via a direct parallel port connection. It also explains how to use the Fiery WebTools ™...
  • Page 14 xiv Introduction • Job tracking Job Logs can include two user-entered Notes fields. • Color calibration options Calibration is available remotely from Windows or Mac OS computers with ColorWise Pro Tools. With ColorWise Pro Tools, you can customize calibration targets to suit your printing needs.
  • Page 15: Chapter 1: Connecting To The Network

    1-1 RIP Station on the network This chapter summarizes the stages in setting up the RIP Station, and includes Chapter 1: diagrams that refer you to other chapters or other manuals for completing your Connecting to installation. If you check those references, you should be able to find the information the Network you need quickly.
  • Page 16: Stages Of Installation On The Network

    1-2 Connecting to the Network Stages of installation on the network Installation can be performed by a network or printing administrator. The stages of a successful installation are: • Physically connecting the RIP Station to a functioning network Prepare a network node for the RIP Station—obtain cable and route it to the location where the RIP Station will be installed (near the printer) and attach the cable to the network interface of the RIP Station.
  • Page 17 1-3 Stages of installation on the network Summary of RIP Station network installation ONNECTION RIP Station Prepare a network node. Connect the RIP Station to the printer and to the network. ERVER CONFIGURATION Network server Configure UNIX, Windows NT 4.0 and IPX (Novell) servers to specify RIP Station print queues and RIP Station users.
  • Page 18: Quick Path To Installation

    1-4 Connecting to the Network Quick path to installation The diagrams on the following pages show typical systems that can be used for printing and running Fiery software from remote workstations. Find the page with your preferred platform and network type, and then look up the setup procedures referenced in the “Key to setup”...
  • Page 19 1-5 Quick path to installation Mac OS environment with AppleTalk Key to setup: 1 RIP Station Setup Chapter 3 2 Mac OS computer Setup Guide Another supported protocol RIP Station connected to printer AppleTalk Mac OS computer Mac OS computer Mac OS computers can print directly and run Fiery Downloader using AppleTalk.
  • Page 20 1-6 Connecting to the Network Windows computers in a Novell environment Key to setup: 1 NetWare server page 5-1 2 RIP Station Setup Chapter 3 3 NetWare client Setup Guide Another supported protocol 4 Windows computer with SPX page 5-7 RIP Station connected to printer NetWare server SPX for running Fiery utilities...
  • Page 21 1-7 Quick path to installation Windows NT 4.0 Server environment Key to setup: 1 Windows NT 4.0 Server page 5-9 2 RIP Station Setup Chapter 3 3 Windows NT 4.0 client page 5-12 Another supported protocol RIP Station connected to printer Windows NT 4.0 Workstation or Windows NT 4.0 Server acting as print server...
  • Page 22 1-8 Connecting to the Network Windows computers using Windows printing Key to setup: 1 RIP Station Setup Chapter 3 2 Windows computer Setup Guide Another supported protocol RIP Station connected to printer TCP/IP (nbt) Windows computer Windows computer Windows computer For Windows printing Windows computers Windows (SMB) printing enabled...
  • Page 23 1-9 Quick path to installation UNIX workstations and Windows NT 4.0 computers on a TCP/IP network Key to setup: 1 UNIX server/host page 5-15 2 RIP Station Setup Chapter 3 Another supported 3 UNIX workstation page 5-15 protocol 4 TCP/IP client Setup Guide, page 5-12 5 Windows NT 4.0 client page 5-12...
  • Page 24 1-10 Connecting to the Network RIP Station parallel port connection Key to setup: 1 RIP Station Setup Chapter 3 2 Windows computer User Guide A supported network protocol Parallel input RIP Station connected to printer With the parallel port enabled, the RIP Station can accept and print jobs Protocol not directly sent to its parallel port.
  • Page 25: Connecting Network Cable To The Rip Station

    1-11 Connecting network cable to the RIP Station Connecting network cable to the RIP Station The following steps should be completed before you configure the RIP Station and the workstations that will print to the RIP Station. RIP S O PREPARE FOR TATION CABLE CONNECTION 1.
  • Page 26: Ethernet Cable Connection

    1-12 Connecting to the Network Ethernet cable connection The RIP Station supports Ethernet cabling of these types: • Thinnet (thin coaxial Ethernet cable or 10Base2) Uses an external transceiver to attach to the AUI (Attachment Unit Interface) connector on the Ethernet interface of the RIP Station. •...
  • Page 27 1-13 Connecting network cable to the RIP Station Back view of the RIP Station Not used Not used Parallel interface connector Printer interface connector AUI connector for thinnet or thicknet Power switch RJ-45 connector for twisted-pair (10/100Base T) Power connector Not used Shut down the RIP Station before attaching it to any network device Do not attach...
  • Page 28: Parallel Cable Connection

    1-14 Connecting to the Network O USE THICKNET CABLE 1. With the RIP Station turned off, connect the thicknet cable to the AUI connector on the back of the RIP Station. Slide the latch to lock the connector. 2. Configure network servers for printing, and proceed to Setup. 100B O USE NSHIELDED...
  • Page 29: Chapter 2: Preparing For Rip Station Setup

    2-1 Levels of access and control The RIP Station fits into a variety of work environments. Before you configure the Chapter 2: RIP Station for printing at your site, you must decide the levels of access you will Preparing for implement for your site.
  • Page 30: Rip Station Print Connections

    2-2 Preparing for RIP Station Setup By default, no passwords are set on the RIP Station. If you do not specifically set passwords, all users will have administrator privileges. It is strongly recommended that you set an Administrator password to protect the RIP Station from random or accidental changes to Setup.
  • Page 31: Fiery Webtools

    2-3 Levels of access and control Hold queue Jobs sent to the Hold queue are spooled to the server’s hard disk. These jobs cannot proceed through the printing process without intervention via the job management tools (see the User Guide). Print queue If you publish the Print queue, jobs sent to it are processed and printed in the order they are received.
  • Page 32 2-4 Preparing for RIP Station Setup Instead of manually assigning the IP address, subnet mask, and gateway address, you can use DHCP, RARP, or BOOTP protocols to assign some or all of these addresses (see page 3-15). The Administrator password controls access to Fiery WebTools. If you do not specifically set the password, all users have access to all Fiery WebTools functions (see page 2-1).
  • Page 33: Control Level Scenarios

    2-5 Control level scenarios Installer The Installer WebTool allows users to download printer files installers directly from the RIP Station. For more information, see the Setup Guide. Print Monitor The Print Monitor WebTool lets you know the current levels of ink in the printer. For more information, see the User Guide.
  • Page 34 2-6 Preparing for RIP Station Setup III. An administrator and an operator Only an administrator can perform Setup and other administrator functions, and only an operator or administrator can perform calibration and control jobs from a remote workstation. Users can print to all RIP Station print connections. IV.
  • Page 35: Chapter 3: Performing Setup From The Control Panel

    3-1 About RIP Station Setup The RIP Station fits into a variety of work environments. To prepare for printing at Chapter 3: your site, you need to do some initial configuration to specify the network Performing environment and the kind of printing you will do. Setup from the Control Panel About RIP Station Setup...
  • Page 36: Rip Station Setup From The Control Panel

    3-2 Performing Setup from the Control Panel RIP Station Setup from the Control Panel Setup performed from the Control Panel right after powering on or rebooting the RIP Station configures the RIP Station to communicate with other devices and manage print jobs sent to it. There are six groups of Setup options: •...
  • Page 37: Accessing Setup Options

    3-3 RIP Station Setup from the Control Panel Accessing Setup options The Control Panel on the front of the RIP Station enables you to set options and view information about jobs printed to the RIP Station. It comprises the following parts: •...
  • Page 38 3-4 Performing Setup from the Control Panel RIP S O ACCESS ETUP WHEN THE TATION IS AT 1. Make sure the information screen on the Control Panel reads Idle. If Printing or RIPping appears, the RIP Station is processing, and you must wait until the system finishes and reaches the Idle state.
  • Page 39: About The Control Panel Setup Interface

    3-5 RIP Station Setup from the Control Panel Review the settings described in this chapter. For more information on Control Panel menus other than those in Setup, see the User Guide. About the Control Panel Setup interface When you perform Setup from the Control Panel, you select one menu after another and enter information about your RIP Station and your network and printing environment.
  • Page 40: Types Of Setup Screens

    3-6 Performing Setup from the Control Panel Types of Setup screens There are two types of Setup options: Multiple choice You are given choices (for example, Yes or No, or a list of questions options from which to choose). Only one choice is displayed at a time, in highlighted text.
  • Page 41 3-7 RIP Station Setup from the Control Panel Example: Multiple choice Publish Print Queue Publish Print Queue Printer Setup Printer Setup Press up or down to display When the setting you want the other option or options. is displayed, press the button beside OK to continue.
  • Page 42: Server Setup Options

    3-8 Performing Setup from the Control Panel If you make a mistake during Setup, you can always use the Menu button to cancel without saving changes. If you are viewing a Setup screen, pressing the Menu button cancels what you are doing in the current screen to bring you to the next higher-level menu.
  • Page 43 3-9 Server Setup options System Time Enter the correct system time. Enter the time based on the 24-hour clock in the form HH:MM (Hours:Minutes). The time is used on the cover page and on Job Logs. Print Start Page Yes/No [No] Specify whether the RIP Station should print a start page every time it is restarted.
  • Page 44: Network Setup Options

    3-10 Performing Setup from the Control Panel Network Setup options Network Setup configures the RIP Station to receive print jobs over the network systems that will be used at your site. In the Setup menu, choose Network Setup, where you specify network addresses and Exit Setup Server Setup names to be used by workstations, servers, and the RIP Station when they...
  • Page 45 3-11 Network Setup options The available network types and relevant Setup areas are summarized in the following table. The Setup options are described in detail in the following pages. For this Network or Use this Port Setup: Use this Protocol Setup: Use this Service Setup: Connection Type: AppleTalk over Ethernet...
  • Page 46: Port Setup Options

    3-12 Performing Setup from the Control Panel 8. When you have finished entering protocol settings, choose Exit Protocol Setup and then choose Service Setup. 9. Enter the appropriate settings for the services you will use. O EXIT ETWORK ETUP 1. When you have finished entering service settings, choose Exit Network Setup. 2.
  • Page 47 3-13 Network Setup options Parallel Port Setup options You must enable the parallel port in order to enter the Parallel Port Setup options and print to the parallel port. Network Setup Port Setup Parallel Port Setup Enable Parallel Port Yes/No [Yes] Select Yes if you want to print through the parallel port.
  • Page 48: Protocol Setup Options

    3-14 Performing Setup from the Control Panel Protocol Setup options To configure the RIP Station, choose each protocol and enter the settings for that Exit Protocol Setup AppleTalk Setup protocol. You can enable AppleTalk, TCP/IP, and IPX/SPX communication TCP/IP Setup simultaneously.
  • Page 49 3-15 Network Setup options TCP/IP Setup options To configure the RIP Station for TCP/IP, choose TCP/IP Setup. Exit Protocol Setup AppleTalk Setup TCP/IP Setup IPX/SPX Setup Protocol Setup Choose Ethernet Setup and enter the appropriate settings. If your network uses a Exit TCP/IP Setup Ethernet Setup gateway, enter the gateway address in Gateway Setup.
  • Page 50 3-16 Performing Setup from the Control Panel Select protocol DHCP/RARP/BOOTP [DHCP] This option appears only if you answered Yes to . Select Enable Auto IP Configuration the protocol over which the RIP Station should search for its IP address. Both DHCP BOOTP allow the RIP Station to obtain the Ethernet IP address and Subnet Mask...
  • Page 51 3-17 Network Setup options Gateway If your TCP/IP network has a gateway, and users outside the gateway print to the Exit TCP/IP Setup Ethernet Setup RIP Station using TCP/IP, choose Gateway Setup and enter the gateway address. Gateway Setup TCP/IP Setup Network Setup Protocol Setup TCP/IP Setup...
  • Page 52 3-18 Performing Setup from the Control Panel IPX/SPX Setup options To configure the RIP Station for IPX/SPX protocols, choose IPX/SPX Setup from the Exit Protocol Setup AppleTalk Setup Protocol Setup menu. The RIP Station supports the following frame types for TCP/IP Setup IPX/SPX—Ethernet 802.2, Ethernet 802.3, Ethernet II, and Ethernet SNAP.
  • Page 53: Service Setup Options

    3-19 Network Setup options Service Setup options Exit Service Setup LPD Setup Network Service Setup has options for TCP/IP and IPX/SPX networks. PServer Setup Windows Setup • LPD Setup enables lpd printing on TCP/IP networks. Service Setup • For IPX/SPX networks, PServer Setup allows you to specify the names of the Novell objects that are concerned with RIP Station print jobs.
  • Page 54 3-20 Performing Setup from the Control Panel PServer Setup options Network Setup Service Setup PServer Setup Enable PServer Yes/No [No] Select Yes if you have a Novell network connected to the RIP Station. Choose NDS Setup if your network uses NetWare 4.x or 5.x in native mode. Choose Exit PServer Setup NDS Setup Bindery Setup if your network uses NetWare 3.x or uses NetWare 4.x or 5.x in bindery...
  • Page 55 3-21 Network Setup options Select NDS Tree List of trees Use the up and down button to browse the list of NDS trees available to the RIP Station. Choose OK when you have displayed the tree that contains the Printer, Print Server, and print queue objects you have previously defined for the RIP Station.
  • Page 56 3-22 Performing Setup from the Control Panel With an object selected, choose OK to travel down the tree, or choose “ ” to go up the tree. When you select an object and choose OK, that object is then displayed on the top line, and the second line lists objects directly below it.
  • Page 57 3-23 Network Setup options Server should look for print queues in: Entire NDS tree/Specified subtree [Entire NDS tree] By default, the RIP Station searches the entire NDS tree for RIP Station print connections. This option lets you restrict the search for RIP Station print jobs to a subtree (the Print Queue root) in which the RIP Station print connections have been defined.
  • Page 58 3-24 Performing Setup from the Control Panel Bindery Setup options Network Setup Service Setup PServer Setup Bindery Setup Use Bindery Setup if you have already configured one or more bindery servers (file servers running NetWare 3.x, or NetWare 4.x or 5.x in bindery emulation) with a Print Server and a Print Queue for RIP Station jobs.
  • Page 59 3-25 Network Setup options Network Setup Service Setup PServer Setup Bindery Setup Add File Server This option gives you two ways to add a Novell NetWare file server. Select File Server From List/Search by Name [From List] You may select the file server from a scrollable list, or by a name search. Choose if your network doesn’t have a large number of file servers.
  • Page 60 3-26 Performing Setup from the Control Panel Enter Your Login Name [guest] This option and the next appear only if you selected for the Enter Login Name File Server Login . Enter your login name or select guest Enter Your File Server Password Enter the password for logging in to your NetWare file server.
  • Page 61 3-27 Network Setup options Network Setup Service Setup PServer Setup Bindery Setup View Server List Supported servers This option lets you view the list of file servers currently connected to the RIP Station, that is, servers you have added in Bindery Setup. You are notified if there are none. When you choose OK, you return to the Bindery Setup menu.
  • Page 62 3-28 Performing Setup from the Control Panel The Bindery Setup menu is displayed again. You can edit other connections, choose another Bindery Setup option, or choose Exit Bindery Setup. Network Setup Service Setup PServer Setup Bindery Setup Remove File Server Remove support for File server name This option allows you to select a NetWare file server from a list of connected file...
  • Page 63 3-29 Network Setup options Polling Interval options Network Setup Service Setup PServer Setup Polling Interval Whether you are using NDS or Bindery services, choose Polling Interval from the main PServer Setup menu. If you do not reset the interval, the default value of 15 seconds is used.
  • Page 64 3-30 Performing Setup from the Control Panel Use Automatic Configuration Yes/No [No] This option appears if you chose DHCP or BOOTP as the protocol for automatically obtaining the IP address of the RIP Station (see page 3-16). Choose Yes to have the RIP Station use a WINS name server and automatically obtain its IP address.
  • Page 65 3-31 Network Setup options Set Domain Name Select from list/Enter manually [Select from list] Select the method for entering the workgroup or domain where you want the RIP Station to appear. Depending on your choice here, you proceed to one of two different screens for entering the workgroup or domain.
  • Page 66: Rip Station Print Connections

    3-32 Performing Setup from the Control Panel RIP Station print connections In RIP Station Printer Setup you decide how the RIP Station manages print jobs by deciding which print connections should be “published” to users over the network. All published connections are constantly checked for the presence of jobs. If you don’t want users to print to a connection, don’t publish it.
  • Page 67: Printer Setup Options

    3-33 Printer Setup options The RIP Station hard disk supports up to three queues (Print, Hold, and Printed). Users may print to two of them (Print and Hold). • —This is the standard RIP Station queue. The RIP Station prints jobs Print queue from the Print queue in the order in which they were received.
  • Page 68 3-34 Performing Setup from the Control Panel O ACCESS RINTER ETUP OPTIONS 1. In the main Setup menu, choose Printer Setup. Exit Setup Server Setup 2. Enter the options appropriate to the printing requirements at the site. Network Setup Printer Setup Setup 3.
  • Page 69: Postscript Setup Options

    3-35 PostScript Setup options Parallel Connection Print Queue/Direct Connection/Hold Queue [Print Queue] Use this option to determine where jobs printed to the parallel port are sent. Only the print connections that you published are displayed. This option appears only if you selected Yes for the option in Enable Parallel Port Network Setup.
  • Page 70 3-36 Performing Setup from the Control Panel Default Paper Sizes US/Metric [US] Specify whether to print on paper sizes (for example, letter, legal, tabloid), or Metric paper sizes (for example, A4, A3) by default. When no page size is defined within a PostScript file, jobs are printed on Letter paper if you select US, or A4 paper if you select Metric.
  • Page 71: Color Setup Options

    3-37 Color Setup options Color Setup options Color Setup allows you to set the parameters the RIP Station uses to control color output. Most of these parameters can be overridden on a job-by-job basis. See the User Guide and the Color Guide for more information. O ACCESS OLOR ETUP OPTIONS...
  • Page 72 3-38 Performing Setup from the Control Panel CMYK Simulation Profile SWOP COM-M/SWOP COM-F/DuPont Cromalin COM/DuPont Cromalin MAT/ DuPont Cromalin PUB/DuPont Waterproof COM/DuPont Waterproof MAT/ DuPont Waterproof PUB/DIC (EFI)/Euroscale (EFI)/None [SWOP COM-M] CMYK simulation allows color correction to simulate printed output on a commercial press, so that the RIP Station output can be used for proofing.
  • Page 73: Administrative Functions In The Setup Menu

    3-39 Administrative functions in the Setup menu Save Changes Yes/No [Yes] Select Yes to activate any changes made in Color Setup; select No to return to the main Setup menu without making any changes. Administrative functions in the Setup menu The remaining choices in the Setup menu are intended to help you manage print jobs and color output but are not required for printing: •...
  • Page 74: Job Log Setup Options

    3-40 Performing Setup from the Control Panel O ACCESS ETUP OPTIONS 1. Scroll the main Setup menu and choose Job Log Setup. PS Setup Color Setup 2. Enter the options as described below. Job Log Setup Change Password 3. When you have finished, save changes. Setup Job Log Setup options Default values for the following options, where applicable, appear in square brackets.
  • Page 75: Change Password

    3-41 Administrative functions in the Setup menu Save Changes Yes/No [Yes] Select Yes to activate any changes made in Job Log Setup; select No to return to the main Setup menu without making any changes. Change Password enables you to set or change the Administrator password for the Change Password RIP Station.
  • Page 76: Clear Server

    3-42 Performing Setup from the Control Panel Verify New Password Enter the new password again exactly as before to verify that you have entered it correctly. If you make a mistake, you are prompted to enter the password again. The new password is effective after you save changes and reboot the RIP Station.
  • Page 77: Printing A Configuration Page From The Control Panel

    3-43 Printing a Configuration page from the Control Panel Printing a Configuration page from the Control Panel The Configuration page lists all the settings in effect from the current Setup. After you have finished running Setup, print a Configuration page to confirm your settings. Post the current Configuration page near the server for quick reference.
  • Page 79: Chapter 4: Using Fiery Websetup

    4-1 RIP Station Setup from Fiery WebSetup After you have performed initial Setup (Server, Network and Printer Setup) from the Chapter 4: Control Panel, you can complete or change most Setup options using Fiery WebSetup Using via an Internet or intranet connection to the RIP Station. Fiery WebSetup See the Setup Guide for information on Fiery WebSetup system requirements.
  • Page 80 4-2 Using Fiery WebSetup 4. Click one of the Setup buttons: Server Setup, Network Setup, or Printer Setup. 5. After you have entered the settings for each Setup, click Save. Refer to the following sections for more information.
  • Page 81 4-3 Server Setup Server Setup From this window, you can access Server Setup, Password, Job Log Setup, and Support. Server Setup —Enter a name for the RIP Station (up to ten characters long). This is the Server Name name that will appear in the Chooser on an AppleTalk network. Also enter this name when you configure the connection for the Fiery utilities over IPX/SPX networks (see the Setup Guide).
  • Page 82 4-4 Using Fiery WebSetup —Select to enable the Printed queue, which creates a storage Enable Printed Queue location on the RIP Station disk for recent jobs. Users with Administrator or Operator privileges can print jobs from the Printed queue without sending them to the RIP Station again.
  • Page 83: 4-5 Server Setup

    4-5 Server Setup If a password already exists, it appears as asterisks in both the Enter New Password and Verify New Password text boxes. If no password exists, the boxes are blank. O SET OR REMOVE A PASSWORD 1. To enter a new password, type the password in the Enter New Password field. Passwords can be any combination of up to 19 characters.
  • Page 84: Job Log Setup

    4-6 Using Fiery WebSetup Job Log Setup —Specify whether you want the RIP Station to print Auto Print Job Log every 55 Jobs the Job Log after every 55 jobs. The Job Log displays a list of the last 55 jobs processed on the RIP Station, with accounting information about each one, including user name, document name, time and date printed, number of pages, and other job information.
  • Page 85: Support

    4-7 Server Setup Support From this window, you can access information about the contact person at your organization who provides support for the RIP Station.
  • Page 86: Network Setup

    4-8 Using Fiery WebSetup Network Setup You can modify most of the Network Setup options from Fiery WebSetup. O CONFIGURE NETWORK PORTS • Click the Port tab in the Network Setup dialog box. You can then adjust settings as detailed in the following sections. Ethernet (Port Setup) —Select if the RIP Station is to be connected to an Ethernet network.
  • Page 87: Parallel Port (Port Setup)

    4-9 Network Setup Parallel Port (Port Setup) —Select if you want to print through the parallel port. You can Enable Parallel Port connect a single Windows computer to the parallel port and print directly to the RIP Station. Enabling the parallel port does not conflict with using Ethernet communication with the RIP Station.
  • Page 88: Protocol Setup (Tcp/Ip)

    4-10 Using Fiery WebSetup The RIP Station can accept jobs via TCP/IP, AppleTalk, and IPX/SPX simultaneously. To configure the RIP Station, choose each protocol and enter the settings for that protocol. If your network uses a gateway, enter the gateway address. When you set an IP address, subnet mask, or gateway address for the RIP Station during Setup, you can allow the RIP Station to get these addresses automatically from a DHCP, BOOTP, or RARP server.
  • Page 89: Gateway

    4-11 Network Setup —If you need to set the subnet mask, enter one of the following values: Subnet Mask • 255.0.0.0 if the IP address starts with a number less than 128 • if the IP address starts with a number from 128 through 191 255.255.0.0 •...
  • Page 90: Protocol Setup (Appletalk)

    4-12 Using Fiery WebSetup O CONFIGURE PPLE ALK AND FRAME TYPES • Click the Protocol2 tab in the Network Setup window. Protocol Setup (AppleTalk) —Select to enable Apple Talk if you have an AppleTalk network Enable AppleTalk connected to the RIP Station. This setting enables the RIP Station to communicate over AppleTalk networks.
  • Page 91: Protocol Setup (Ipx Frames)

    4-13 Network Setup Protocol Setup (IPX Frames) —Click Auto Select to specify all supported IPX frames, whether or not Auto Select they are supported on your network. —To specify IPX frames used with NetWare, click Manual Select, and Manual Select click the Select Frames button.
  • Page 92: Pserver Setup (Netware Services)

    4-14 Using Fiery WebSetup O CONFIGURE ERVER ETUP • Click the Service1 tab in the Network Setup window. You can modify Bindery and NDS configurations from Fiery WebSetup. Turn on the Enable NDS option if your network uses NetWare 4.x or 5.x in native mode. Click Bindery Setup if your network uses NetWare 3.x, or uses NetWare 4.x or 5.x in bindery emulation mode.
  • Page 93: Pserver Setup (Nds Configuration)

    4-15 Network Setup PServer Setup (NDS Configuration) In initial setup, the RIP Station was connected to the network and an NDS directory tree, with a Printer, a Print Server, and one or more Print Queue objects for RIP Station jobs (see page 5-4), was configured. You can make any changes to that setup through Fiery WebSetup.
  • Page 94: Pserver Setup (Bindery Setup)

    4-16 Using Fiery WebSetup Select Print Queue 1. Select the print queue root from the display in the Select Print Queue Root Root window. 2. Enter a password if necessary. 3. Click Finish. The NetWare Setup window reappears, showing the new settings. Enter Print Server 1.
  • Page 95 4-17 Network Setup , LPD, O CONFIGURE INDOWS PRINTING EB SERVICES • Click the Service2 tab in the Network Setup window. The Service2 tab provides the following: • Windows Printing Service enables the Microsoft SMB protocol, which supports peer to peer printing, also known as Windows or SMB printing. •...
  • Page 96: Service Setup (Windows Printing Service)

    4-18 Using Fiery WebSetup Service Setup (Windows Printing Service) For setting up the Windows printing service, these characters are allowed in the text fields: uppercase letters, numerals, space, and the following characters: - _ . ~ ! @ # $ % ^ & ( ) { } \ ' , " Lowercase letters are not allowed, except in the Comment field.
  • Page 97: Service Setup (Enable Services)

    4-19 Printer Setup Service Setup (Enable Services) —Select to allow lpd printing. Enable LPD Printing Service —Select to enable if TCP/IP is enabled on the RIP Station and on Enable Web Services user workstations, and you wish to make the Fiery WebTools available to users (see page 5-13).
  • Page 98: Printer Setup

    4-20 Using Fiery WebSetup Printer Setup —Select to enable users to print (or download) jobs to the Publish Direct Connection RIP Station without spooling. When the Direct connection is published, users can print jobs to the Direct connection and download and delete printer fonts. Jobs printed to the Direct connection are not available to be reprinted from the Printed queue.
  • Page 99: Color And Paper Setup

    4-21 Printer Setup O SET OLOR AND APER ETUP OPTIONS • Click the Color and Paper Setup tab in the Printer Setup window. Color and Paper Setup For more information about color options, see the Color Guide. —Specifies the default color mode to be used: Color or grayscale. Before Color Mode performing calibration on the RIP Station, select Color...
  • Page 100: Restarting The Rip Station

    4-22 Using Fiery WebSetup —The CRD (color rendering dictionary), or rendering method, Rendering Style defines how colors are converted from the RGB color space to device CMYK. Photographic, designed for images, retains the relative balance between colors to maintain the overall appearance of the image. Presentation, designed for bright colors, produces the saturated prints needed for most business presentations, but handles photographic images the same way as Photographic.
  • Page 101: Rip Station On An Ipx Network

    5-1 RIP Station on an IPX network This chapter describes environments that typically include one or more network Chapter 5: servers—Novell NetWare servers and Windows NT 4.0 servers—that share printing to Setting up the RIP Station. It describes setting up servers that use IPX/SPX or TCP/IP protocols Network Servers for communicating with the RIP Station.
  • Page 102 5-2 Setting up Network Servers The term “bindery server” is used to refer to a Novell file server running NetWare 3.x, or running NetWare 4.x or 5.x in bindery emulation mode. The term “NDS” is used to describe components of a NetWare operating system running NetWare 4.x or 5.x in native mode.
  • Page 103: Tips For Experts—Ipx Networks

    5-3 RIP Station on an IPX network Tips for experts—IPX networks Setting up the RIP Station is similar to setting up any other PostScript printer on the network. The following information is useful for experienced network administrators. The RIP Station with IPX connections has these characteristics: •...
  • Page 104: Configuring A Netware Server For Printing

    5-4 Setting up Network Servers There is no need to rerun Setup when adding or removing a NetWare queue; however you should reboot the RIP Station after a queue is created or removed. When the RIP Station is configured to connect to a NetWare server, it polls the NetWare server for jobs in each of its queues.
  • Page 105 5-5 RIP Station on an IPX network Configuring an NDS connection Abbreviations: FS = file server PS = print server PQ = print queue (on the NetWare server) On NDS FS: On RIP Station Control Panel: On client workstation: In NWADMIN: Port Setup Install user software Ethernet Setup...
  • Page 106 5-6 Setting up Network Servers Setting up an NDS connection In NDS, all NetWare entities (objects) are organized in a hierarchical tree structure. Objects have a name, properties, and a context which defines the location of the object in the directory tree. For the RIP Station you are mainly concerned with defining a printer, a print server object and one or more print queue objects.
  • Page 107 5-7 RIP Station on an IPX network Setting up a NetWare print queue for bindery For NetWare 3.x and for NetWare 4.x or 5.x in emulation, the NetWare print server and print queue for RIP Station are created and configured from NetWare Print Console (PCONSOLE), a NetWare utility that is stored in NetWare’s PUBLIC directory.
  • Page 108: Rip Station On A Tcp/Ip Network With Windows Nt 4.0

    5-8 Setting up Network Servers RIP Station on a TCP/IP network with Windows NT 4.0 When a Windows NT 4.0 computer is configured to connect to the RIP Station using TCP/IP, it can print directly to the RIP Station. If the computer shares the printer over the network, it is acting as a print server to Windows NT 4.0 clients.
  • Page 109: Configuring A Windows Nt 4.0 Server To Support The Rip Station

    5-9 RIP Station on a TCP/IP network with Windows NT 4.0 • For Windows NT 4.0, install the AdobePS PostScript printer driver and RIP Station printer description on the Windows NT 4.0 server (see the Setup Guide). • Repeat the installation for everyone who prints to the RIP Station. Each server and workstation running the Fiery utilities with TCP/IP also needs the TCP/IP protocol and the Fiery utility software.
  • Page 110 5-10 Setting up Network Servers Adding the RIP Station to the TCP/IP network If your TCP/IP network consists of Windows NT 4.0 servers and Windows NT 4.0 clients, use the directions in this section. If the network also includes UNIX workstations, also refer to the directions on page 5-16.
  • Page 111 5-11 RIP Station on a TCP/IP network with Windows NT 4.0 Installing the RIP Station as a shared PostScript printer The first step in creating a printer is installing the AdobePS PostScript printer driver and the RIP Station PPD (PostScript printer description), which gives your applications access to printer features.
  • Page 112 5-12 Setting up Network Servers Configuring clients of a Windows NT 4.0 server Each client of a Windows NT 4.0 server is already using a network protocol to communicate with the server. Each client can print to the RIP Station if it has been shared by a Windows NT 4.0 Server or Windows NT 4.0 Workstation computer.
  • Page 113: Configuring The Rip Station And Clients For Fiery Webtools

    5-13 Configuring the RIP Station and clients for Fiery WebTools Configuring the RIP Station and clients for Fiery WebTools The Fiery WebTools provide access to many RIP Station functions via the Internet (or your company’s intranet), giving additional flexibility in remote management. You can access the Fiery WebTools from a Mac OS, Windows 95/98, Windows 2000, or Windows NT 4.0 computer.
  • Page 114: Setting The Weblink Destination

    5-14 Setting up Network Servers O ACCESS THE IERY OOLS 1. Start the Internet browser. 2. Enter the IP address or DNS name of the RIP Station. 3. Press Enter. The RIP Station home page appears. Click the name of a particular WebTool to use it. 4.
  • Page 115: Rip Station On A Network With Unix Workstations

    5-15 RIP Station on a network with UNIX workstations RIP Station on a network with UNIX workstations When a UNIX workstation is configured with the lpd protocol, and connected to the RIP Station over a TCP/IP network, it can print directly to the RIP Station. Setting up UNIX workstations requires an administrator with root privileges.
  • Page 116: Important Note About The Remote Printer Name

    5-16 Setting up Network Servers Important note about the remote printer name Whichever UNIX system you use, the name used for remote printer (or in the /etc/printcap file) in configuring the RIP Station must be one of the following print hold The remote printer or name is also used when setting up your Windows NT 4.0...
  • Page 117 5-17 RIP Station on a network with UNIX workstations TCP/IP RIP S O SET UP FOR COMMUNICATION WITH THE TATION 1. A superuser (with root login) must add the RIP Station to the network’s IP host table or other system database of network printers. 2.
  • Page 118 5-18 Setting up Network Servers Managing print jobs UNIX network administrators can use UNIX utilities for viewing the list of jobs, and for printing and removing jobs that are spooled on UNIX servers. If the network includes a Windows NT 4.0 workstation that has TCP/IP protocols loaded, you can use Fiery Downloader to download fonts and files.
  • Page 119: Administrator Functions

    6-1 Administrator functions This chapter provides tips on managing RIP Station printing, and includes some Chapter 6: troubleshooting hints. Administering the RIP Station Administrator functions Administration features are included with the user software and are built into the RIP Station itself. The following table describes where to find information on these features (page references refer to this manual).
  • Page 120 6-2 Administering the RIP Station For these operations: And these tasks: See: Getting users started with printing Printing to the RIP Station User Guide Setting job-specific options Using Fiery utilities Controlling the job flow Using Fiery utilities and Fiery WebTools for managing job User Guide, priorities, tracking current jobs, canceling jobs, printing Release Notes...
  • Page 121: Maintaining Optimal Rip Station Performance

    6-3 Maintaining optimal RIP Station performance Maintaining optimal RIP Station performance The RIP Station does not require maintenance. Beyond the obvious requirements of servicing and maintaining the printer and replenishing consumables, there are a few things you can do that will improve the overall performance of your system: •...
  • Page 122: Troubleshooting The Rip Station

    Troubleshooting the RIP Station Startup diagnostics are described in the Installation and Service Guide for service technicians. Contact EPSON if you see any startup error messages on the RIP Station Control Panel or if the RIP Station does not reach Idle status.
  • Page 123 6-5 Troubleshooting the RIP Station After this Setup screen: This message: Means: Enable NDS No NDS trees found. No NDS trees were found on the Novell network. Check to see that the frame types on the RIP Station are properly (Network Setup>Service configured.
  • Page 124 6-6 Administering the RIP Station After this Setup screen: This message: Means: Enter First Letters File server name not found. No file server with those letters was found when of Server Name Try again? RIP Station queried the network. Check the name of the NetWare file server, check cable connections, and make (Network Setup>Service sure the NetWare server is turned on.
  • Page 125 6-7 Troubleshooting the RIP Station In Network Setup, when you configure the IPX (Novell) connection, the RIP Station queries the network for Novell file servers and trees, and attaches to them temporarily. If a guest login is enabled, it will be used. If not, Network Setup prompts you to log in to the NetWare file server from the RIP Station Control Panel.
  • Page 126 6-8 Administering the RIP Station Novell error messages Novell error: Cause: Suggested action or exit: The guest account, which you have chosen for Enable a guest account on the NetWare server initial login, has expired or has been disabled by for the purpose of setup.
  • Page 127: Runtime Error Conditions

    6-9 Troubleshooting the RIP Station Runtime error conditions For canceling jobs, calibration alerts, and error messages related to printing and calibration, see the User Guide and the Color Guide. See the User Guide for additional runtime error messages, including printer alerts to load media, and the Disk Full message.
  • Page 128 6-10 Administering the RIP Station Check the table below for the appropriate name to use. IPX/SPX In this location: For this item: TCP/IP networks: See: networks: Server Setup on RIP Station Server Name option Administrator Administrator page 3-8 Control Panel defines name defines name Windows NT 4.0 hosts file...
  • Page 129 6-11 Troubleshooting the RIP Station Cannot connect to RIP Station with Fiery utilities If users cannot connect to the RIP Station, check the following: • RIP Station Setup—the appropriate network protocol must be enabled, with the correct parameters (for example, for TCP/IP, the IP address, etc.; for IPX/SPX, a correct frame type setting).
  • Page 131 Index Numerics Auto Print Job Log Every 55 Jobs option 3-40, 4-6 100BaseT 1-12, 1-14 10Base2 1-12 10Base5 1-12 binary data, printing via parallel 10BaseT 1-12, 1-14 port 3-13, 4-9 8-pin RJ-45 connector 1-12 Bindery emulation mode 4-14 setting up context 5-6 to 5-7 access level scenarios 2-5, 2-6 Bindery file servers access to network and software 2-1...
  • Page 132 I-2 Index Chooser, AppleTalk 3-8, 4-3 connecting choosing a Bindery Server to connect 3-25 network cable 1-12 to 1-14 Clear Frame Types, IPX/SPX Setup 3-18 parallel cable 1-14 Clear Server option 3-39, 3-42 printer interface cable 1-11 clearing the Job Log 3-40 to a Bindery file server 3-25 clients to multiple Bindery file servers 3-24...
  • Page 133 I-3 Index disconnecting a Bindery file NetWare 6-6 server 3-24, 3-28 runtime 6-9 disk space 6-3 Ethernet 1-12 DNS (Domain Name Server) 5-8, 5-10 connecting cable 1-12 to 1-14 name 4-1, 6-9 frame types 3-18 downloading fonts, Direct connection network 5-2 requirement 2-3 Port Setup 3-12 Ethernet Setup from Control Panel 3-11...
  • Page 134 I-4 Index overview of printing 5-3 selecting frame 4-13 gateway address, setting 3-17, 4-11 setting bindery context 5-6 Gateway Setup, in TCP/IP Setup 3-17 setting up printing 5-4 guest account (Novell) 6-7 terms used to describe 3-24, 4-14 guest login (Novell) tips for experts 5-3 in Bindery Setup 3-25 IPX/SPX...
  • Page 135 I-5 Index messages, see error messages NetWare Print Console 5-7 Microsoft SMB protocol 4-17 NetWare Print Server poll interval 3-29 multiple Bindery file servers, NetWare Print Server, Bindery 3-26, 3-27 connecting 3-24 changing the selection 3-24 connecting 3-26, 3-27 editing your choice 3-27 naming the server 3-8, 6-9 password 3-26 NDS (Novell Directory Services) 3-19, 5-6...
  • Page 136 I-6 Index Parallel Port Setup from Control PostScript Setup 3-2 Panel 3-11, 3-13 print connections options 3-13 color server 3-33 Parallel Port Setup, remote 4-9 Print Monitor 2-5 timeout setting 4-9 Print queue 2-2, 2-3, 3-9, 3-33, 3-34 Parallel Port, summary of Setup 3-11 print queues 3-9, 3-33 passwords NDS 3-23...
  • Page 137 I-7 Index protocols, network 1-1 RGB Source option 3-37 See also AppleTalk, IPX, IPX/SPX, RJ-45 connector 1-12 TCP/IP root login 5-17 PS (PostScript) Setup 3-2, 3-35 to 3-36 PServer Setup 4-14 to 4-16 Save Changes from Control Panel 3-19 Job Log Setup, Control Panel 3-41 options 3-20 Network Setup, Control PServer, defined 3-19...
  • Page 138 I-8 Index Setup from Control Panel terminology, Novell 3-24, 4-14 accessing 3-3 thicknet cable 1-12, 1-14 administrative functions 3-39 thinnet cable 1-12, 1-13 error messages 6-4 to 6-8 time, setting 4-4 Job Log Setup 3-39 transceiver 1-12 Network Setup 3-10 Transmission Speed (Ethernet) option 4-8 Port Setup 3-12 troubleshooting...
  • Page 139 I-9 Index Web Services Setup 3-31, 4-17 WebTools, see Fiery WebTools Windows (SMB) printing xiii, 1-1, 4-18 Windows NT network environment 1-7 PostScript printer driver 5-11 setting up Windows NT server 5-9 with TCP/IP 1-7, 1-9 Windows Setup 3-29, 4-17 WINS IP Address option 3-30, 4-18 WINS name server 3-30...