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Xerox DocuPrint
Enterprise Printing Systems
MICR User Guide
DocuSP Version 3.7
September 2003


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  • Page 1 Xerox DocuPrint Enterprise Printing Systems MICR User Guide DocuSP Version 3.7 September 2003 701P22581...
  • Page 2 ©2003 by Xerox Corporation. All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of America Publication number 701P22581 Xerox® and all Xerox products mentioned in this publication are trademarks of Xerox Corporation. Copyright protection claimed includes all forms and matters of copyright table material and information...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents ... iii Introduction ... 1-1 MICR features... 1-1 Datastreams... 1-1 DocuPrint MICR system differences ... 1-2 MICR fonts ... 2-1 MICR fonts provided ... 2-1 PostScript fonts... 2-1 PCL fonts ... 2-1 LCDS fonts... 2-2 IPDS fonts... 2-2 Media for the MICR fonts ...
  • Page 4 Table of contents The MICR Guarantee... 4-5 MICR User Guide...
  • Page 5: Introduction

    MICR applications that were originally created for an IBM 3828 MICR printer on the DocuPrint 75 MX. These printers access the Xerox AFP MICR fonts to print the MICR characters required for the document. For further information on installing MICR fonts, refer to the AFP Font...
  • Page 6: Docuprint Micr System Differences

    Diagnostic test forms The following DocuPrint EPS systems support MICR: · DocuPrint 100/115/135/155/180 MX · DocuPrint 75 MX These two systems have some differences in the adjustments they make when entering MICR mode, and in the fonts and datastreams they support.
  • Page 7: Micr Fonts

    It is critical that the font character raster patterns and metrics are not modified in any way and that no new characters are added. Note: For the Xerox MICR Guarantee to be valid, Xerox MICR fonts must be used. They may not be modified in any way.
  • Page 8: Lcds Fonts

    Note: For the LCDS datastream, the font resolution can be 300 dpi only. Xerox provides its own version of AFP MICR fonts for use with the DocuPrint 75 MX for IPDS printing. This font version is fully compatible with the IBM version of the AFP MICR fonts.
  • Page 9: Media For The Micr Fonts

    Media for the MICR fonts MICR fonts installation Installing PostScript and PCL fonts MICR User Guide MICR Fonts CD-ROM The PostScript, PCL, and LCDS MICR fonts are provided on two CD-ROMs—one for 300 dpi printing and one for 600 dpi and above. The two CDs contain the same fonts except for the following: ·...
  • Page 10 MICR fonts 4. Select the Postscript/PCL Fonts tab. If PostScript MICR fonts are needed, perform the following steps. Note: Make sure that you are loading the appropriate CD for the font resolution (300 or 600 dpi) that you want. If you do not need PostScript MICR fonts, skip to step 6 for instructions on loading PCL MICR fonts.
  • Page 11 MICR User Guide Select Postscript Soft from the Font Type pull- down menu. the Load… button. The Install Postscript Soft Click Fonts window opens. c. From the Directory pull-down menu, select DOS CD-ROM 0. d. Click List Fonts. In the Files section, the MICR fonts on your CD are listed: ·...
  • Page 12 MICR fonts (The following figure shows the font listing for the 600 dpi CD.) Note: The DocuPrint 75 EPS does not support the CMC7 fonts. For these systems, select only E13B and E13B9 (if available). e. Highlight the required fonts, and click Install. A Question window tells you that loading the fonts from CD could take over 30 minutes.
  • Page 13 MICR User Guide g. If you do not intend to install any more fonts, click the green triangle icon to eject the CD. Note: The Postscript fonts are available only after the system is restarted. 6. If PCL MICR fonts are needed, follow these steps: a.
  • Page 14: Installing Lcds Fonts

    MICR fonts Installing LCDS fonts If you do not intend to install the LCDS fonts, click the green triangle icon to eject the CD. g. Click Close on the Import PCL Cartridge Fonts window, then OK. 7. Restart the system to make all fonts available. To install the LCDS fonts: 1.
  • Page 15 MICR User Guide 3. Click the Display button. The following eight LCDS fonts are listed in the resources section. · CMC74I.FNT · CMC74J.FNT · CMC74L.FNT · CMC74P.FNT · E13B4I.FNT · E13B4J.FNT · E13B4L.FNT · E13B4P.FNT 4. Select and highlight the fonts that you want to load, then right-click on them.
  • Page 16: Loading Micr Fonts On A Pc

    MICR fonts Loading MICR fonts on a PC 2-10 6. If the error message “Unable to overwrite Read Only resource…” appears, click OK to continue. 7. When the importing of LCDS resources is complete, click the eject button (a green triangle) to eject the CD. 8.
  • Page 17: Selecting Micr Fonts

    Selecting MICR fonts Checking the font version MICR User Guide Selecting the wrong font can result in improper signal strength and high reject rates at the bank. To make sure that you have the font that you want, you can print a test pattern.
  • Page 18 MICR fonts 2-12 This information is located in different sections of the test form, depending on the datastream: · PostScript: In the bottom section of the test form, to the right of the word MICR and the paper size · PCL: In a box at the left edge of the form, below the Customer Signature line ·...
  • Page 19 MICR fonts MICR User Guide 2-13...
  • Page 20: Selecting Postscript Fonts

    MICR fonts Selecting PostScript fonts Selecting PCL fonts 2-14 To select a Xerox Postscript font, set the attributes for one of the following: · Internal name: E13B Point size: 9.12 · Internal name: E13B9 Point size: 9 · Internal name: CMC72510 Point size: 9.06...
  • Page 21: Setting The Font Resolution

    Setting the font resolution Setting the font resolution for the queue MICR User Guide Before printing MICR jobs, you must set the resolution attribute appropriately for the queue to which you will be sending the jobs. The following table lists the different MICR font formats and the resolution at which each font should be printed.
  • Page 22 MICR fonts 2-16 3. From the Default Format menu on the Properties window, select the appropriate default format for the Print Description Language (PDL) used in your MICR jobs. 4. Select the tab for the desired PDL decomposer (PostScript/PDF, PCL, or LCDS). 5.
  • Page 23: Changing Font Resolution For A Job

    Changing font resolution for a job MICR User Guide 6. Click OK. You can change the font resolution for an individual job from the Job Manager window. 1. Click the Job Manager icon on the DocuSP main window. 2. On the Job Manager window, right-click the job you want to change, then select Properties from the pop- up menu.
  • Page 24: Image Quality For Pcl

    1. Log on as Administrator. 2. Click the Printer Manager icon on the DocuSP window. 3. On the Printer Manager window, select the Image Quality tab. 4. In the Raster Image Processors list, do one of the following: ·...
  • Page 25: Using Afp Fonts For Ipds Printing

    Installing Xerox AFP MICR Fonts, delivered with your MICR system. Existing IBM MICR implementation 1. Install the Xerox MICR fonts on the host AFP system. 2. Ensure that all other fonts used for MICR applications have been converted to 300 dpi and loaded into the 300 dpi font library.
  • Page 26: Micr Application Resources

    MICR application resources Security features 2-20 New MICR implementation 1. Install the Xerox MICR fonts on the host AFP system. 2. Use the X0AE13 and X0AT13 fonts in your applications. 3. Refer to the code page and character set descriptions in the IBM manuals and Xerox supplements.
  • Page 27: Micr Forms

    Available MICR test forms PostScript test forms PCL test forms MICR User Guide 3. MICR forms This chapter provides MICR information for forms and test patterns on EPS systems. The following sections list the MICR test forms that are available on your system for PostScript, PCL, and LCDS. For PostScript, the following sample test forms are available for submission to simulate the callout of the Postscript MICR fonts as you would in your MICR...
  • Page 28: Lcds Test Forms

    MICR forms LCDS test forms · MICRA4_300.PCL (portrait and landscape, A4) · MICRA4_300_I.PCL (inverse orientations, A4) · MICRA4_600.PCL (portrait and landscape, A4) · MICRA4_600_I.PCL (inverse orientations, A4) CMC7 600 dpi · MICR11_CMC7.PCL (portrait and landscape, US Letter) · MICR11_CMC7_I.PCL(inverse orientations, US Letter) ·...
  • Page 29: Printing Micr Test Forms

    Printing MICR test forms Setting up a test forms queue MICR User Guide A queue must be created in order to print any of the MICR test forms. Follow this procedure to create a new queue. 1. Click the Queue Manager icon on the DocuSP window.
  • Page 30: Printing Postscript And Pcl Test Forms

    MICR forms Printing PostScript and PCL test forms 8. From the Size menu, select the paper size for the test forms. 9. Click Add Queue to establish the new test forms queue. 10. Click Close to exit the New Queue window. Before printing the test forms, ensure darkening of PCL bitmap fonts has been disabled.
  • Page 31 MICR User Guide c. From the Tools menu, select Terminal. 2. In the Terminal window, enter one of the following commands to switch to the appropriate directory containing the forms. · DP 100/115/135/155/180 EPS: cd /opt/XRXnps/XRXqmdatv/data · DP 75MX EPS: cd /opt/XRXnps/XRXthdatv/data Note: Ensure that the cursor is inside of the Terminal window.
  • Page 32: Printing Lcds Test Forms

    To print LCDS MICR test forms, sample them from the LCDS Resource Manager window using the following procedure. Note: Before beginning this procedure, open the Printer Manager window and verify that the correct paper is loaded in the tray you intend to use.
  • Page 33 MICR forms 5. In the resources list, right-click the desired form name (ending with .frm), and select Sample… from the pop- up menu. MICR User Guide...
  • Page 34 MICR forms 6. On the Sample Resources window, make sure that the Print Form Name check box in the Document Options section is deselected. 7. Make any further desired changes to the other fields on this window. For example, you can print multiple copies by increasing the number in the Quantity box.
  • Page 35: Additional Information

    The primary aspects of physical security for the DocuPrint MX printers include: · Physical access to the printer · Access to fonts, logos, and forms · Securing paper stock ·...
  • Page 36 Securing paper stocks The ability of the Xerox MICR printing system to print a form, signature, logo, and MICR line on a check at the same time as the variable data eliminates the security problems involved in keeping a supply of preprinted checks in storage.
  • Page 37: Software Security

    Software security MICR User Guide either by dual-key access to the physical media or by knowledge of a password to access the data files and run the print job. There are a number of software features that provide different levels of protection, ranging from a class-level logon control to the ability to automatically delete certain files at the end of a print job.
  • Page 38 4. Click OK on the confirmation prompt, then on the Secure Mode window. When Secure Mode is enabled, a small lock icon is displayed in the upper-left corner of the printer icon section of the DocuSP window. Clearing jobs To ensure that there are no MICR jobs left on the system, use the Job Manager to view “Completed Jobs”...
  • Page 39 DocuPrint 180 MX The Xerox supplied E13B MICR fonts must be used in order for the Xerox MICR Guarantee to be valid. The fonts may not be altered or modified in any way. Xerox stands behind the performance of Xerox MICR laser printers and the Xerox benchmark MICR inks.
  • Page 40 This applies to checks that were printed after Xerox was notified of the problem, and where it was verified by Xerox that Xerox MICR materials or printer- related check defects were the cause of the imposition of the fees.