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Spire CXP8000 Color Server for
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  • Page 1 User Guide English Spire CXP8000 Color Server for Xerox DocuColor 8000 Digital Press version 731 00216A-EN www.creo.com...
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  • Page 3 Spire CXP8000 color server version 1.0 User Guide...
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  • Page 5: Fcc Compliance

    Microsoft, Windows, Windows 2000, and Windows NT are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corp. XEROX®, The Document Company ®, the digital X®, and DocuColor are trademarks of XEROX CORPORATION. Other brand or product names are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
  • Page 6 access to or alteration of your products, software or data; (iv) statements or conduct of any third party; (v) any other matter relating to the product, software, or services. The text and drawings herein are for illustration and reference only. The specifications on which they are based are subject to change.
  • Page 7 (1-800-ASK-XEROX) to determine whether this Xerox product is part of the program. For more information about Xerox environmental programs, visit www.xerox.com/environment. If you are managing the disposal of your Xerox product, please note that the product contains lead, mercury and other materials whose disposal may be regulated due to environmental considerations.
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  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Contents 1 Welcome Welcome to the Spire CXP8000 Color Server User Guide ................2 Overview of Guide............................ 3 Overview of Spire CXP8000 Color Server ....................4 Hardware and Software Components ....................6 New Features............................. 6 Features............................. 8 Supported Formats .......................... 10 Workflow ............................
  • Page 10 viii Spire CXP8000 Color Server User Guide Downloads ............................83 Links..............................84 Using Hot Folders ........................... 85 Hot Folder File Formats ........................86 Hot Folders and Brisque or Prinergy jobs (GAP Formats) ..............86 Using Hot Folders from Client Workstations..................86 LPR Printing with the Spire CXP8000 Color Server ..................
  • Page 11 Contents Aborting a Running Job ......................... 193 Moving a Waiting Job to the Storage Window................194 Viewing and Editing Job Parameters ....................195 Running a Rush Job ........................195 Deleting a Job..........................196 Managing the Storage Window......................196 Discarding RTP Information......................199 Handling Jobs in the Storage Window ...................
  • Page 12 Spire CXP8000 Color Server User Guide Admin. Page..........................285 Slip Sheet ............................286 Front Cover ........................... 288 Back Cover ............................ 289 Finisher............................291 Fonts..............................294 Font List ............................294 Managing Fonts on the Spire CXP8000 Color Server..............297 Downloading Fonts ........................298 Substituting Fonts..........................
  • Page 13 Contents 9 VI Workflow VI Overview ............................376 VI Document Formats ........................... 377 Creo Variable Print Specification ....................378 VIPP............................... 379 VIPP 2001 and PPML........................381 PostScript Files ..........................381 Using Creo Variable Print Specification to Print a VI Job ................ 381 Useful VI Print Options........................
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  • Page 15: Welcome

    Welcome Welcome to the Spire CXP8000 Color Server User Guide ....2 Overview of Guide ................3 Overview of Spire CXP8000 Color Server..........4...
  • Page 16: Welcome To The Spire Cxp8000 Color Server User Guide

    Welcome to the Spire CXP8000 Color Server User Guide Welcome to your Spire CXP8000 Color Server User Guide. This user guide provides you with information about the Xerox DocuColor 8000 Digital Press. The Spire CXP8000 color server is a powerful, comprehensive color server that provides high throughput and print predictability to digital workflows.
  • Page 17: Overview Of Guide

    Overview of Guide Overview of Guide Table 1: Guide Overview Chapter Contents Description Chapter 1 Welcome This chapter introduces the guide and the Spire CXP8000 color server features and workflows. Chapter 2 Getting Started This chapter explains how to turn on the Spire CXP8000 color server and provides explanations about the Spire CXP8000 color server workspace and main windows.
  • Page 18: Overview Of Spire Cxp8000 Color Server

    In combination with the Xerox DocuColor 8000 Digital Press, the Spire CXP8000 color server enables you to efficiently print flyers, brochures, pamphlets, dummy catalogs, short-run trials, and print-on-demand publications.
  • Page 19 PC architecture. Spire CXP8000 color server for Xerox DocuColor 8000 Digital Press WARNING: A shielded ethernet cable must be used from the Token Ring board to the Token Ring Hub to maintain compliance with Council Directive 89/336/...
  • Page 20: Hardware And Software Components

    Chapter 1 – Welcome Hardware and Software Components The Spire CXP8000 color server is a dedicated Creo platform running in a Windows 2000 environment. The Spire CXP8000 color server includes: • Creo hardware, including the interface board • Software, including: Creo Application Software Windows 2000 Professional Operating System Adobe®...
  • Page 21 Spire CXP8000 color server fonts dictionary. The fonts are installed when you drag them to the hot folder. XPIF support - The Spire CXP8000 color server can receive Xerox Programming Information Format (XPIF), and automatically convert this format to Spire CXP8000 color server job parameters.
  • Page 22: Features

    RTP data at any time without further processing. • Powerful document printing capabilities In combination with the Xerox DocuColor 8000 Digital Press, the Spire CXP8000 color server enables complete printing and processing of documents, including the production of covers and pages on different paper stocks.
  • Page 23 Variable Information printing The Spire CXP8000 color server enables processing of Creo Variable Print Specification and Xerox VIPP file formats and PPML for efficient VI (Variable Information) processing and printing. Repeated elements are RIPped once and cached, so there is no need to continually re-RIP them.
  • Page 24: Supported Formats

    Chapter 1 – Welcome server. These extensions are located in the shared folder on the Utilities Spire CXP8000 color server or on CD #3 supplied with the Spire CXP8000 color server software kit. Supported Formats The Spire CXP8000 color server supports the following file formats: •...
  • Page 25 Overview of Spire CXP8000 Color Server The Spire CXP8000 color server basic workflow is as follows: User activates Print in the DTP application (for example, Microsoft PowerPoint). User selects one of the default Spire color server virtual printers (for example, ProcessPrint). File is spooled to the Spire color server.
  • Page 26: Data Flow

    Chapter 1 – Welcome Data Flow Decompress and Processing Image Delivery Page Assembly Software (Printed Page) (Hardware) Printer Disks The Spire CXP8000 color server Data Flow is as follows: The input file arrives at the Spire CXP8000 color server from either a client workstation, local hard disk, or external media and is submitted to the Process queue.
  • Page 27: Spire Cxp8000 Color Server Network Printers

    VPS) to the spool store, not RIPped - RTP files. • ProcessPrint Files sent to this virtual printer are processed and printed directly to the Xerox DocuColor 8000 Digital Press via the Spire CXP8000 color server. • ProcessStore Files sent to this virtual printer are automatically processed and stored in RTP format.
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  • Page 29: Getting Started

    Getting Started Turning On the Spire CXP8000 Color Server........16 The Workspace .................19 The Server and Printer Monitors ............21 The Settings Window................25 The Resource Center .................26 The Job Parameters Window.............27 Basic Job Workflow................31 Turning Off the Spire CXP8000 Color Server ........36...
  • Page 30: Turning On The Spire Cxp8000 Color Server

    Chapter 2 – Getting Started Turning On the Spire CXP8000 Color Server Turn on the monitor. Press the power button on the front panel of the Spire CXP8000 color server. The power indicator on the front panel lights up. The Windows operating system starts, and the Spire CXP8000 color server splash screen appears.
  • Page 31: Opening The Workspace From The Start Menu

    Turning On the Spire CXP8000 Color Server Opening the Workspace From the Start Menu Notes: • If the Spire CXP8000 color server workspace is already turned on, open the workspace from the menu. See Opening the Start Workspace From the Start Menu later in this chapter. •...
  • Page 32: Logging On

    Chapter 2 – Getting Started Logging On By default, the check box is selected in the Settings window. Auto Log On This option enables you to open the workspace without having to go through the logon process each time. If you want each user to have to log on to the Spire CXP8000 color server, you need to clear the Auto Log On check box, and then assign each user an access level and password.
  • Page 33: The Workspace

    The Workspace If you want to log on as an administrator or operator, type your password. Note: If you want to log on as a guest, you do not need a password. Click Logon You are logged on with the new access level. The Workspace After you turn on the Spire CXP8000 color server, the workspace automatically appears.
  • Page 34: Customizing The Workspace View

    Chapter 2 – Getting Started Table 2 describes the Spire CXP8000 color server workspace. Table 2: Spire CXP8000 color server workspace Item Name Description Menu Bar Consists of the menus. Selection Tools Control, View, Help Click a menu name to open the corresponding menu Status Panel Contains the logo status area,...
  • Page 35: The Server And Printer Monitors

    The Workspace • Displays the status panel, toolbar, Storage window, Spire classic view: Queues window, Thumbnail window, and Alerts window • Displays the status panel, toolbar, Paper Stocks Spire classic plus view: window, Storage window, Queues window, Thumbnail window, and Alerts window •...
  • Page 36 Chapter 2 – Getting Started The DFE Monitor Click the icon to open the DFE Monitor window. This window server displays information about disk space, network details, and the virtual printers you have defined. tab shows how much space is available on the user disk and Disk Usage printer disk.
  • Page 37: The Printer Monitor

    The Workspace tab lists the virtual printers that you have defined. Virtual Printers The Printer Monitor Click the icon to open the Printer Monitor window. printer The Printer Monitor window displays information about the size and type of paper in each tray, the connected devices, the available toner, and other aspects of the consumables.
  • Page 38 Chapter 2 – Getting Started tab displays information about finishing devices that are Finisher connected to the Xerox DocuColor 8000 Digital Color Press. tab shows whether there is enough toner. Toner...
  • Page 39: The Settings Window

    The Settings Window tab displays the status of other refillables. Consumables The Settings Window You can set all system preferences in the Settings window. To open the Settings window: From the menu, select Tools Settings...
  • Page 40: The Resource Center

    Chapter 2 – Getting Started The window is divided into two areas: • All users can view these settings, but only an Administration: administrator can configure the settings. • All users can view these settings, but only an Preferences: administrator or operator can configure the settings. Note: If you log on to the Spire CXP8000 color server as a guest, the Settings window is unavailable.
  • Page 41: The Job Parameters Window

    The Job Parameters Window The Resource Center provides access to the following resources: • Virtual Printers, see on page 218 Managing Virtual Printers • Fonts, see Managing Fonts on the Spire CXP8000 Color Server on page 297 • Imposition Templates, see Imposition Templates on page 238 •...
  • Page 42 Chapter 2 – Getting Started The Job Parameters window title bar displays the following information: • The name of the job • The time of submission • The name of the virtual printer Each tab has a set of related parameters and values that you can select. Table 3: Description of tabs in the Jobs Parameters window This tab Enables you to...
  • Page 43: The Help Menu

    The Job Parameters Window Table 3: Description of tabs in the Jobs Parameters window This tab Enables you to Color Apply last minute color corrections, or set the output job to match other output devices. See Color Workflow on page 303 Imposition Set job parameters related to positioning, folding, trimming, and binding of pages—for example,...
  • Page 44 Chapter 2 – Getting Started To open the About window: From the menu, select Help About The About window displays the following information: • Spire CXP8000 color server version number • Date the version was installed • Any updates that were installed on top of the version To open the online help: From the menu, select...
  • Page 45: Handling Conflicts

    Handling Conflicts Handling Conflicts If there are conflicts in the Job Parameters window, the Conflict window displays the two parameters that conflict—for example, Transparency conflicts with duplex printing. You can’t print your job until the conflict is resolved. To resolve the conflict, select one of the following options: •...
  • Page 46: Submitting

    Chapter 2 – Getting Started Submitting There are two methods for submitting a file for printing: • Submit a file from an application on your client workstation—for example, PDL formats that were created on client workstations that are not connected to the Spire CXP8000 color server, or files that are available only on external media.
  • Page 47: Processing

    Basic Job Workflow Importing and Printing From the Spire CXP8000 Color Server You can import to the Spire CXP8000 color server any PDL file such as a PostScript or PDF file, that is located on any local or network drive —for example, a CD-ROM drive or a shared network drive.
  • Page 48: Storage

    Chapter 2 – Getting Started Note: If there are very short jobs in the Print Queue, several jobs may be running at the same time. The jobs marked as running are listed first and are printed in the order of the list. Storage...
  • Page 49: Resubmitting

    Basic Job Workflow The Storage window is the main repository for jobs. It can contain: • Completed jobs • Jobs that were manually moved to the Storage window • Jobs that were aborted during processing or printing • Jobs that failed to complete processing or printing •...
  • Page 50: Turning Off The Spire Cxp8000 Color Server

    Chapter 2 – Getting Started Turning Off the Spire CXP8000 Color Server In the Spire CXP8000 color server workspace, from the menu, select Exit Click in the upper-right corner of the Spire CXP8000 color server workspace. The Spire CXP8000 color server workspace closes, and you return to the Windows desktop.
  • Page 51: Working From A Client Workstation

    Working From a Client Workstation Default Network Printers ..............38 Setting PPD File Parameters ...............39 Working From Windows Client Workstations ........48 Working From Macintosh Client Workstations........65 Spire Web Center................76 Using Hot Folders................85 LPR Printing with the Spire CXP8000 Color Server ......91 UNIX Connectivity ................118 Configuring and Setting up NDS .............136 Defining NDS Printer Queues in the NDS Tree ........137...
  • Page 52: Default Network Printers

    Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation Default Network Printers For Macintosh and Windows networks, the Spire CXP8000 color server provides three default network printers known as virtual printers, ProcessPrint ProcessStore SpoolStore Virtual printers contain preset workflows that are automatically applied to all print jobs processed with that virtual printer.
  • Page 53: Setting Ppd File Parameters

    PPD file when you submit the job to the Spire CXP8000 color server. This selection ensures that grayscale images are counted as black and white instead of color in both the Spire CXP8000 color server and in the Xerox DocuColor 8000 Digital Color Press billing meters.
  • Page 54 Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation Table 4: PPD parameters PPD Parameter Printing Options Print Method prints single-sided pages (default). Simplex , the image on the reverse side of the sheet is Duplex Head to Toe rotated 180 degrees. It is used for calendar-style hard copies and presentation-style copies (usually used with landscape jobs).
  • Page 55 Setting PPD File Parameters Table 4: PPD parameters PPD Parameter Printing Options Weight Select the desired paper weight from the list. The following ranges are listed: 60-80 81-105 106-135 136-186 187-220 221-300 example, gsm prints on gsm paper. 81-105 81-105 Coating prints on coated paper.
  • Page 56 Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation Table 4: PPD parameters PPD Parameter Printing Options Black Overprint provides better printing quality (as in FAF) and a richer, deeper black with the underlying CMY values equal to those of the printed background.
  • Page 57 Setting PPD File Parameters Table 4: PPD parameters PPD Parameter Printing Options Image Noise (default) applies no image noise to your job. apply image noise. The higher the level, the smoother the Noise 2-10 vignettes appear. Color Mode prints all pages using black (K) toner only. Grayscale prints all pages using all CMYK toners.
  • Page 58 Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation Table 4: PPD parameters PPD Parameter Printing Options CMYK Workflow Select , or select a CMYK Use Original CMYK values Use Source CSA emulation, (None), Printer’s Default Fogra Gloss Emulation Fogra Matt Emulation Fogra Uncoated Euroscale...
  • Page 59 Setting PPD File Parameters Table 4: PPD parameters PPD Parameter Printing Options Destination profile uses the destination profile that was mapped to a paper color in Linked the Resource Center> Profile Manager are predefined destination profiles. DC_8000_C.GA DC_8000_U.COM Calibration prints using the normal calibration table. Normal prints using the saturated calibration table.
  • Page 60 Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation Table 4: PPD parameters PPD Parameter Printing Options Automatic Always, Never, Successful Only, Failed Only Deletion On large VI jobs, which take up a large amount of the Spire CXP8000 color server’s disk space, it is recommended (if you do not need to reprint the job) that you use the this option.
  • Page 61 DFA Profile 3 / DFA Profile 4 / prints to the DFA (Document Finishing Architecture) DFA Profile 5 device. Select the desired profile according to the profile set in the Xerox DocuColor 8000 Digital Color Press. Finisher Offset shifts the sheets when a new page number is delivered. For example,...
  • Page 62: Working From Windows Client Workstations

    Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation Working From Windows Client Workstations The Spire CXP8000 color server can print from a Windows client workstation that has one of the following operating systems: • Windows 98, Windows ME • Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP The following section describes how to define a Spire CXP8000 color server network printer for each of the supported operating systems.
  • Page 63 Working From Windows Client Workstations In the network, locate the Spire CXP8000 color server and double- click the server name. A list of the network printers is displayed. Note: The Spire CXP8000 color server is provided with three network printers, ProcessPrint, ProcessStore and SpoolStore. Select one of the network printers—for example, —and ProcessPrint...
  • Page 64 Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation From the list, select the Spire CXP8000 color server, and then Printers click Next Note: To install additional network printers, repeat the process. Defining a Printer - Windows 98 Note: When you add a new Spire CXP8000 color server network printer to a client workstation, there is no need to install the Spire CXP8000 color server PPD file and Adobe PostScript printer driver separately.
  • Page 65 Working From Windows Client Workstations Type the network path or the queue name of your printer If you don’t know the exact name, click to view the available Browse network printers. Select one of the network printers—for example, ProcessPrint Click Click Next Select...
  • Page 66 Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation Select to print a test page. The Spire CXP8000 color server network printer is now successfully installed. Click to complete the setup. Finish To define a network printer using the network neighborhood: Browse to the desired network printer.
  • Page 67 Working From Windows Client Workstations Select Network printer Click Next Select Type the printer name, or click Next to browse for a printer...
  • Page 68 Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation In the box, type the exact name of the printer. Name Click to browse for a printer. Next Select one of the network printers—for example, ProcessPrint Click Next Select if you want to set this printer as the default printer on your computer.
  • Page 69 Working From Windows Client Workstations Defining a Printer - Windows XP Note: When you add a new Spire CXP8000 color server network printer to a client workstation, there is no need to install the Spire CXP8000 color server PPD file and Adobe PostScript printer driver separately. They are installed automatically in the Windows Add Printer wizard.
  • Page 70 Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation Click Next Select A network printer, or a printer attached to another computer and click Next Select and click Browse for a printer, Next...
  • Page 71 Working From Windows Client Workstations Locate the Spire CXP8000 color server and double-click it to display the list of network printers. Select the printer you wish to setup, and click Next Select if you want to set this printer as the default printer on your computer.
  • Page 72 Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation Creating PostScript Files on Windows The following procedures describe how to create PostScript files using the Spire CXP8000 color server from the client workstation. This is useful when you are not connected to the Spire CXP8000 color server and you need to distribute jobs for printing on the Spire CXP8000 color server remotely or on external media.
  • Page 73 Working From Windows Client Workstations Click Next The End User Agreement window appears. Read the license agreement and click Accept Select It is directly connected to your computer (Local Printer) click Next In the list, select and click Available ports File: Local Port Next...
  • Page 74 Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation The next step is to configure the printer with the Spire CXP8000 color server PPD file. The Spire CXP8000 color server PPD file is located in a shared folder on the Spire CXP8000 color server.The Spire CXP8000 color server PPD file name is CXP8K801 Click...
  • Page 75 Working From Windows Client Workstations Click the button and browse to your Spire CXP8000 color Network server. Locate the Spire CXP8000 color server and double-click on the server icon. Then, double-click the folder. Utilities Click Double click the folder and select the Spire CXP8000 color server PPD file name, Click...
  • Page 76 Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation In the list, select the Spire CXP8000 color server printer, and Printers then click Next In the Sharing dialog box, select and then click Not Shared, Next Type a name for the printer which you will be able to identify on the client workstation—for example CXP8000_ProcessStore Select...
  • Page 77 Working From Windows Client Workstations Click Next Configure the printer according to your specifications, and then click Click to complete the setup. Finish The printer appears in the Printers window. You are now ready to print *.ps and *.prn files. Once printed, these files can be imported and printed on the Spire CXP8000 color server.
  • Page 78: Printing From Windows

    Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation Copying the PPD File from Windows You need to use the Spire CXP8000 color server PPD file to create PostScript files to send to the Spire CXP8000 color server. Therefore, you should copy and distribute the Spire CXP8000 color server PPD file to your customer.
  • Page 79: Working From Macintosh Client Workstations

    Working From Macintosh Client Workstations If desired, click the button and modify the job parameters. Properties Notes: • Unless the Override PPD Parameters option was selected in the virtual printer, any changes to the printer parameters override the parameters of the selected virtual printer. •...
  • Page 80: Defining A Printer On Macintosh Client Workstations

    Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation Defining a Printer on Macintosh Client Workstations Copying the Spire CXP8000 color server PPD File for Mac OS 9 Before setting up a Spire CXP8000 color server network printer, you need to install the Spire CXP8000 color server PPD file on your Macintosh client workstation.
  • Page 81 Working From Macintosh Client Workstations Select , and then click Utilities Note: Do not select the Utilities check box. If you do, Utilities will mount with every reboot. On the desktop, double-click the volume. Utilities The Utilities window appears.
  • Page 82 Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation Double-click the folder, and then double-click the folder for the desired language—for example, English Copy the PPD file to the > > System Folder Extensions Printer folder. Descriptions The Spire CXP8000 color server PPD file is now installed in the Printer folder.
  • Page 83 Working From Macintosh Client Workstations Select and then locate the Spire CXP8000 color server on LaserWriter the network. Select one of the Spire CXP8000 color server's network printers—for example, —and click CXP8000_ProcessStore Create The system automatically locates the Spire CXP8000 color server PPD file and configures the printer as a Spire CXP8000 color server network printer.
  • Page 84 Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation Copying the Spire CXP8000 Color Server PPD File for Mac OS X (10.2) Before you define a network printer you need to install the Spire CXP8000 color server PPD file on your Macintosh client workstation. From the menu, select Connect to Server...
  • Page 85 Working From Macintosh Client Workstations Select the folder, and then click CXP8000_Utilities folder is mounted on your desktop. CXP8000_Utilities Double-click the folder on your desktop. CXP8000_Utilities Double-click the folder, and then double-click the folder for the desired language. Copy the PPD file from the Spire CXP8000 color server to your Macintosh hard disk.
  • Page 86 Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation Setting the Network Printer for Mac OS X (10.2) Copy the Spire CXP8000 color server PPD file to the > > folder on your client workstation. Library Printers PPDs For more information about copying the PPD file, see Copying the Spire CXP8000 Color Server PPD File for Mac OS X (10.2) on page 70.
  • Page 87 Working From Macintosh Client Workstations Click Add Printer Select as the connection type and then locate the Spire AppleTalk CXP8000 color server. Note: If you would like to use the LPR protocol instead, see the procedure Setting up an LPR Printer in Macintosh OS X (10.2) on page 106. In the list, select Printer Model...
  • Page 88 Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation Click to assign the PPD file to the selected Spire CXP8000 Choose color server network printer. Click to add the new printer to the printer list.
  • Page 89: Printing From A Macintosh

    Working From Macintosh Client Workstations Printing from a Macintosh Open the file you would like to print, in the corresponding application—for example, open a Quark file. From the menu, select File Print From the list, select the desired printer—for example, Printer Color_ProcessPrint For more information about installing the Spire CXP8000 color server...
  • Page 90: Spire Web Center

    Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation A window similar to the one shown below appears. Adjust the printer options as desired. Notes: • The Printer's Default option indicates that the value is taken from the virtual printer that is currently selected. •...
  • Page 91 Spire Web Center To connect to the web center from a client workstation: Important: To connect to the Spire Web Center from a client workstation, you must first enable the web connect service on the Spire CXP8000 color server. To enable this service, select the Settings window>Administration>Remote Tools Setup.
  • Page 92: The Web Viewer

    Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation The Spire CXP8000 color server Web Center appears. The Web Viewer The Web Viewer page enables you to view the printer configuration and system information, the jobs that currently reside in the Spire CXP8000 color server Queues window and Storage window, and to view the alerts that currently appear in the Alerts window.
  • Page 93 Spire Web Center The Queues tab In the tab you can view the jobs that are currently running in the Queues Spire CXP8000 color server Print Queue Process Queue...
  • Page 94 Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation The Storage tab In the tab you can view the Spire CXP8000 color server Storage Storage window and the jobs that reside in this window.
  • Page 95 Spire Web Center The Alerts tab In the tab you can view the Spire CXP8000 color server Alerts Alerts window messages. For example, if a job that you sent to print from your client workstation has failed—you can view the message in the Alerts window, edit the job parameters (PPD file), and then resend it for processing and printing on the Spire CXP8000 color server.
  • Page 96: The Printer Tab

    Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation The Printer tab In the tab you can view the Spire CXP8000 color server system Printer information. Web Viewer API file and the file enable you to retrieve JobList.xml Printer Status.xml information about the job list and the printer status. file contains information about files in the JobList.xml Print Queue...
  • Page 97: Downloads

    Spire Web Center Downloads page enables you to access the Spire CXP8000 color server Downloads folder and download available tools and files for Windows and Utilities Macintosh client workstations—for example, the Spire CXP8000 color server PPD file.
  • Page 98: Links

    Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation Links page enables you to link to related vendors or products. Links...
  • Page 99: Using Hot Folders

    Using Hot Folders Using Hot Folders For every published Spire CXP8000 color server network printer that you define on a client workstation, a corresponding hot folder is automatically created in the Spire CXP8000 color server folder. The Spire D:\Hot Folders CXP8000 color server has three default hot folders, HF_ProcessPrint , and...
  • Page 100: Hot Folder File Formats

    Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation As soon as the job has been spooled to the Spire CXP8000 color server, it disappears from the hot folder and enters the Spire CXP8000 color server or Storage window, according to the selected workflow. Process Queue Note: If you send files for printing through a hot folder while the Spire CXP8000 color server application is down, when the application restarts, the files that...
  • Page 101 Using Hot Folders A list of all the shared folders and hot folders appears. Double-click the desired hot folder—for example, HF_ProcessPrint Tip: You can also drag the hot folder icon to your desktop to create and use a shortcut to the folder in the future. You can now drag the desired files to the hot folder.
  • Page 102 Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation Select and then click Guest, Connect From the list, select the desired hot folder—for example, —and then click HF_ProcessPrint The hot folder icon appears on your desktop.You can now drag the desired files to the hot folder icon. All the files are processed and printed automatically to the printer, according to the hot folder workflow.
  • Page 103 Using Hot Folders To print a job using a hot folder from a Mac OS X: From the menu bar, select > Finder Connect to Server The Connect to Server window appears.
  • Page 104 Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation Locate your Spire CXP8000 color server on the network, and click Connect Select , and then click Guest Connect From the list, select the desired hot folder—for example, —and then click HF_ProcessPrint The hot folder icon appears on your desktop.
  • Page 105: Lpr Printing With The Spire Cxp8000 Color Server

    LPR Printing with the Spire CXP8000 Color Server LPR Printing with the Spire CXP8000 Color Server This section covers the procedures for setting up and configuring an LPR / TCP/IP printer from the following computers: • Windows NT 4.0 • Windows 2000, Windows XP •...
  • Page 106 Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation Microsoft TCP/IP Printing service Latest Adobe PostScript Printer Driver, you can install this from the Spire CXP8000 color server, , or you D:\utilties\Utilities\PC utilities can download the latest version free from http://www.adobe.com/ support/downloads/main.html.
  • Page 107 LPR Printing with the Spire CXP8000 Color Server From the menu, select File Server Properties Click the tab, and then click Ports Add Port In the list, select , and then click Available Printer Ports LPR Port Port In the box, type the exact Name or address of server providing lpd name of the Spire CXP8000 color server (this box is case-sensitive)—...
  • Page 108 Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation Type the exact name of the network printer from which you want to print. To view the exact name of the printer on the Spire CXP8000 color server, select Resource Center> . In this example Virtual Printers the Printer name is OPAL5_ProcessPrint...
  • Page 109 LPR Printing with the Spire CXP8000 Color Server The End User License Agreement window appears, read the license agreement, and then click Accept Select , and then click Install a new PostScript Printer Next In the Printer Connection Type window, select It is directly connected , and then click to your computer (Local Printer)
  • Page 110 Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation In the Select Printer Model window, click Browse The Browse for Printer window appears. Locate and select the Spire CXP8000 color server PPD file. Click OK. In the Select Printer Model window, select , and then click CXP8K801 Next...
  • Page 111: Setting Up An Lpr Printer In Windows 2000 And Windows Xp

    LPR Printing with the Spire CXP8000 Color Server Select if you want to print a test page. Otherwise, Yes (Recommended) select Click Next In the Setup Information window, click to install the LPR Install printer with the Spire CXP8000 color server PPD file. When prompted to configure the printer, click Click Next...
  • Page 112 Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation To define an LPR Printer: From the menu on the Windows desktop, select Start > Settings Printers The Printers window appears. From the menu, select File Server Properties The Print Server Properties window appears. Click the tab, and then click Ports...
  • Page 113 LPR Printing with the Spire CXP8000 Color Server Click Next screen appears. Add Port In the box, type the exact name of the Printer Name or IP Address Spire CXP8000 color server (this box is case-sensitive)—for example, OPAL5 In the box, type a name for the printer that you will be able Port Name to identify on your computer—for example,...
  • Page 114 Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation screen appears. Additional Port Information Required In the area, select , and then click Device Type Custom Settings screen appears. Configure Standard TCP/IP Port Monitor...
  • Page 115 LPR Printing with the Spire CXP8000 Color Server Select the following options: • Select Protocol: • LPR Settings: • Queue Name: Type the exact name of the network printer you want to print to (you can view the exact name of the printer on the Spire CXP8000 color server under Resource Center>...
  • Page 116 Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation To define an LPR Printer using the Adobe PostScript Driver: Start the Adobe PostScript Driver Application. You can install this from the Spire CXP8000 color server, D:\utilties\Utilities\PC utilities, or you can download the latest version free from http:// www.adobe.com/support/downloads/main.html.
  • Page 117 LPR Printing with the Spire CXP8000 Color Server Click In the Select Printer Model window, select the , and then CXP8K801 click Next In the Sharing window, select and then click Not Shared, Next In the box, type a name for the printer that you will be Printer Name able to identify on your computer—for example, OPAL5_ProcessPrint...
  • Page 118 Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation In the Setup Information window, click Install This installs the LPR printer with the Spire CXP8000 color server PPD file. When prompted to configure the printer, click Click Next In the Printer Configuration window, select when prompted to configure the printer.
  • Page 119: Windows Nt, Windows 2000, Windows Xp Command Line

    LPR Printing with the Spire CXP8000 Color Server Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP Command Line You can also submit PostScript, PDF, or Variable Print Specification files for printing to the Spire CXP8000 color server using the following commands in the Windows command line. The following procedure is suitable for Windows NT, Windows 2000, or Windows XP.
  • Page 120: Setting Up An Lpr Printer In Macintosh Os X (10.2)

    Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation Setting up an LPR Printer in Macintosh OS X (10.2) Note: Before you configure the LPR printer, make sure that you have installed the Spire CXP8000 color server PPD file on your Macintosh client workstation, see Copying the Spire CXP8000 Color Server PPD File for Mac OS X (10.2) on page 70.
  • Page 121 LPR Printing with the Spire CXP8000 Color Server In the box, type the full name of the Spire CXP8000 Queue Name color server network printer—for example, V4_CXP8000_ProcessPrint Note: This box is case-sensitive. In the list, select Printer Model Other. Locate the folder to which you have copied the PPD file. Click to assign the file to the selected Spire...
  • Page 122: Using The Choose Spire Over Ip Utility To Set Up An Lpr Printer In Macintosh Os 9

    Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation The following dialog box appears. Click to add the new printer to the printer list. The new printer is displayed in the Printer List window. Using the Choose Spire Over IP Utility to set up an LPR Printer in Macintosh OS 9 Note: Before you set up a network printer, make sure that you have installed the Spire CXP8000 color server PPD file on your Macintosh client workstation, see...
  • Page 123 LPR Printing with the Spire CXP8000 Color Server To install this application, you need a Macintosh OS version 9.0 or later, with an installed LaserWriter application version 9.0 or later, or Adobe Photoshop 8.8 or later (available at http://www.adobe.com/support/ downloads/main.html). If you do not have a compatible LaserWriter application installed, you can download this application from the Spire CXP8000 color server, folder.
  • Page 124 Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation Select and click Guest Connect The corresponding Spire CXP8000 color server dialog box appears. Select the folder and then click Utilities folder icon appears on your desktop; double-click the Utilities icon to open the folder.
  • Page 125 LPR Printing with the Spire CXP8000 Color Server Double-click the icon. Choose Spire Over IP Installer Click Install After the installation is complete, a message appears. Click Quit option is now added to the menu. Choose Spire Over IP Apple...
  • Page 126 Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation To create desktop printers for printing over IP, from the menu, Apple select Choose Spire Over IP To view the print queues of the Spire CXP8000 color server, double- click and then double-click the Spire CXP8000 color Local Services server icon—for example, FALCON_COLOR...
  • Page 127 LPR Printing with the Spire CXP8000 Color Server Locate the Spire CXP8000 color server PPD file that you copied to your computer in step 1, and then click Open You can change the printer name if you want. Otherwise, click The desktop printer is created and configured and the following progress indicator appears.
  • Page 128: Printing From Linux

    Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation Click The printer icon appears on your desktop. You can now print your jobs using this printer through a TCP/IP protocol. Printing from Linux The following procedure describes how to print from Linux to the Spire CXP8000 color server using the command line or by defining a printer using the Linux user interface (in this case Red Hat Linux).
  • Page 129 LPR Printing with the Spire CXP8000 Color Server Linux User Interface The following procedure reflects Red Hat Linux version 8.0 Select > System Settings Printing. Click to setup a new LPR/LPD printer. The Add A New Print Queue dialog box appears. Click Forward The Set the Print Queue Name and Type dialog box appears.
  • Page 130 Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation In the box, type the Spire CXP8000 color server name—for Server example, OPAL3 In the box, type the exact name of the network printer you Queue wish to print to—for example, OPAL3_ProcessPrint. To view the exact name of the printer on the Spire CXP8000 Note: color server, select...
  • Page 131: Defining A Printer On Unix Client Workstations

    LPR Printing with the Spire CXP8000 Color Server When prompted, click The new LPR/LPD printer is now listed with your other printers on the Linux computer and you can print to the Spire CXP8000 color server. Defining a Printer on UNIX Client Workstations AIX and UNIX Command Line To define an AIX 4.2.1 printer for printing through LPR: On your UNIX workstation—for example,...
  • Page 132: Unix Connectivity

    Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation , type the exact name of the print Name of QUEUE on remote server queue defined on the remote server—for example, ProcessPrint Note: Verify that the printer name defined on the remote server contains no more than 20 characters.
  • Page 133 UNIX Connectivity To install the SFU 3.0 software: Insert the Windows Services for UNIX CD-ROM in the computer’s CD-ROM drive. Note: If the installation program does not start automatically when the Windows Services for UNIX compact disc is inserted into the CD-ROM drive, open the CD-ROM drive in Windows Explorer, and then double-click the Setup.exe program.
  • Page 134 Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation Click Next A dialog box appears stating that low-level need security settings changing. Click Next In the User Name Mapping dialog box, type the system name of the computer on which you are installing SFU. Then click Next Note: NFS components will not work unless you specify the name of the User Name Mapping server.
  • Page 135: Increasing Nfs Performance Using The Windows Registry

    Macintosh file name descriptions so that UNIX recognizes them. Other UNIX characters that are not residencies by NTFS are the asterisk (*) and the question-mark (?) characters. You can obtain the translation text file from Xerox Support and trans.txt import it into SFU.
  • Page 136 Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation To import the translation text file into SFU: Save the file to any location on your PC. trans.txt Click on the Windows button, and select > Start Programs Windows > . The SFU 3.0 Services for UNIX Services for UNIX Administration application starts.
  • Page 137: Configuring Nfs Server Settings With Sfu

    UNIX Connectivity Configuring NFS Server Settings with SFU The Windows Services for Unix 3.0 application lets you configure the settings required for the Server for NFS. To configure NFS server settings: Click on the Windows button, and select > Start Programs Windows >...
  • Page 138: Setting Up Windows Sfu For Brisque

    Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation Setting Up Windows SFU for Brisque Configuring Windows User-Name Mapping Before you configure user-name mapping in the SFU application, copy the UNIX user name and group name files from Brisque to your Windows workstation via FTP (File Transfer Protocol).
  • Page 139 UNIX Connectivity In the navigation pane, double-click the Tree Services for UNIX [local] icon. The Welcome pane appears. Click the tab. Settings In the area, check that the name displayed User Name Mapping Server in the text box is the same as the name of the local Computer name Windows system being used.
  • Page 140 Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation In the box, click and select the Password file path and name Browse password file that you copied from Brisque via FTP. Then click Open In the text box, click and select the Group file path and name Browse group file that you copied from Brisque via FTP.
  • Page 141 UNIX Connectivity Click in the list, and select Windows users Administrator Click in the list, and select UNIX users scitex Click A dialog box appears. Click The mapping appears in the Mapped users list area. A message appears: Are you sure you want to set advanced mapping for this account? Click Click the...
  • Page 142 Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation Click in the list area, and select Windows group Administrators Click in the list area, and select UNIX groups scitex Click . A dialog box appears. Click The mapping appears in the list area.
  • Page 143 UNIX Connectivity Sharing an NFS Folder or Entire NFS Volume Before Brisque can mount individual Windows 2000 folders or the entire Windows 2000 volume, the required folders or entire volume must be shared as an NFS volume. To share an NFS folder or entire NFS volume: Start or my Windows Explorer...
  • Page 144 Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation Click the button. Permissions The NFS Share Permissions dialog box appears. Click the list box, and select Type of access Read-Write Select the check box. Allow root access Click The shared folder appears in the Windows Explorer or My Computer window with a distinctive icon.
  • Page 145 UNIX Connectivity Checking that NFS Is Started and Will Run Automatically at Startup From the Windows desktop, right-click the icon and My Computer select Manage The Computer Management application window appears. In the navigation pane, select the icon. Services and Applications Select the icon.
  • Page 146: Brisque Workstation Installation And Configuration Procedures

    Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation Brisque Workstation Installation and Configuration Procedures The following procedures describe the installation and configuration procedures that are necessary to enable Brisque to mount and use a Windows 2000 volume. Adding the Windows System as a Brisque Host This procedure describes how you add the Windows 2000 computer as a Brisque host by editing the /etc/hosts file.
  • Page 147 UNIX Connectivity The Add a Host Name dialog box appears. Click in the text box, and type INTERNET ADDRESS (dotted decimal) the IP address of the Windows 2000 workstation. Click in the text box, and type the host name of the HOST NAME Windows 2000 workstation.
  • Page 148 Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation The Mount dialog box appears. From the list box, select NT Server. Station Type Note: This step is only required if you are running Brisque version 3.x and Brisque version 4.0. Brisque version 4.1 automatically inserts the station type, using the information configured in the /etc/hosts file.
  • Page 149 UNIX Connectivity Sending a Sample Job, Page or File to the Windows NFS Volume This procedure describes how to send a sample job, page or file to the mounted Windows 2000 NFS volume. If you complete this procedure successfully, this confirms that the Windows NFS volume is mounted correctly.
  • Page 150: Configuring And Setting Up Nds

    Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation Click in the text box and type the path name of the Windows Path 2000 folder or volume. Click and select the folder or volume name. List Note: In Brisque version 4.1, there is an option named Do not send .srsc directory.
  • Page 151: Defining Nds Printer Queues In The Nds Tree

    Defining NDS Printer Queues in the NDS Tree To perform these procedures, you need: • Administrative permissions assigned by the Novell administrator • The user name and password for access to the NDS Server • An account in the appropriate NDS Tree and Context with permissions to create objects •...
  • Page 152 Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation To open the Netware Administrator Application: Open the Netware Administrator Application (provided by your Novell Administrator). The NetWare Administrator window appears and displays the NDS window. The following example shows the existing Trees, Queues and other Novell connections.
  • Page 153 Defining NDS Printer Queues in the NDS Tree To define an NDS print server: Note: Before performing the following procedure, check the Novell Server window and if the nwprintserver already exists, proceed to the next procedure To define an NDS printer: on page 140. From the NDS window, select the desired Context.
  • Page 154 Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation Click Create The NDS nwprintserver printer is created and appears in the NDS window. To define an NDS printer: From the menu, select Object Create The New Object dialog box appears.
  • Page 155 Defining NDS Printer Queues in the NDS Tree From the list, select Class of new object Printer Note: In Novell version 5.0 NDS and later, the words Non NDPS also appear. Click The Create Printer dialog box appears. In the box, type any printer name—...
  • Page 156 Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation The New Object dialog box appears. In the list, select Class Of New Object Print Queue Click Verify that is selected. Directory Service Queue In the box, type the exact (case sensitive) virtual Print Queue name printer name: <hostname_ProcessPrint>—for example—...
  • Page 157 Defining NDS Printer Queues in the NDS Tree Click the icon. Print Queue Volume Select any existing volume. Click The print queue volume name appears in the box. Print Queue Volume Click Create The print queue is now added to the NDS window along with the nwprintserver and the printer name (Spire_Printer).
  • Page 158 Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation In the Create Print Queue dialog box, verify that Directory Service is selected. queue Clear the check box. Create another Print Queue In the box, type the exact (case sensitive) second Print Queue name virtual printer name: <hostname_ProcessStore>—for example—...
  • Page 159 Defining NDS Printer Queues in the NDS Tree Click to open the tab. Assignments Assignments Click The Select Object dialog box appears. From the printers, select the printer name you have defined—for example, —and then click Spire_Printer...
  • Page 160 Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation The printer appears in the list. Printers Click To assign a print queue to the printer: In the NDS window, double-click the printer name you have defined—for example, Spire_Printer The Printer dialog box appears.
  • Page 161 Defining NDS Printer Queues in the NDS Tree Click to open the tab. Assignments Assignments Click The Select Object dialog box appears. Select the queue name <hostname_ProcessStore> you have defined, and click...
  • Page 162 Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation Click and select <hostname_ProcessPrint>. Both printer queues now appear in the list. Print queues Click To verify the new NDS layout: In the NDS window, double-click nwprintserver The Print Server dialog box appears.
  • Page 163: Using The Nds Pconsole

    Defining NDS Printer Queues in the NDS Tree Select the tab. Print Layout Verify that the nwprintserver server, the printer, and queues are displayed as shown in the above example. Click Cancel Using the NDS PConsole The Spire CXP8000 color server virtual printers can be defined as NDS printer queues at the NDS Server, using the NDS PConsole.
  • Page 164: Configuring Ipx Printing

    Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation • Create the NDS printer object. • Create the NDS print queues <hostname_ProcessPrint> and <hostname_ProcessStore>. In the Spire CXP8000 color server: • Configure the IPX Printing parameters: Tree and Context (the exact tree name and the full context path name) in the Spire CXP8000 color server Settings window, see Configuring IPX Printing on page 150.
  • Page 165 Configuring IPX Printing Under , select Administration Network Setup In the area, click next to the IPX Printing Change Settings Tree parameter. Type the exact parameter and the full containers path of the Tree parameter, in their respective boxes. You can also click Context and browse to the desired Browse...
  • Page 166: Installing The Printer Drivers On A Novell Client Using The Adobe Ps Application

    Chapter 3 – Working From a Client Workstation Installing the Printer Drivers on a Novell Client Using the Adobe PS Application Use the Adobe PostScript application with the Spire CXP8000 color server PPD file (provided in the Spire CXP8000 color server, Utility folder).
  • Page 167: Basic Workflows

    Basic Workflows Importing and Printing Jobs ............154 Reprinting Jobs ................156 Basic Settings..................156...
  • Page 168: Importing And Printing Jobs

    Chapter 4 – Basic Workflows Importing and Printing Jobs 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 CXP8000 color server •...
  • Page 169 Importing and Printing Jobs To access the desired files, click the button, or double- up one level click on the file folders to go down the file tree. In the upper list in the Import window, select the desired file and click button.
  • Page 170: Reprinting Jobs

    Chapter 4 – Basic Workflows Select one of the following options: • Click to stop importing the current file and import Skip This Job the next job in the import queue. • Click to stop importing all the files. Abort All Jobs •...
  • Page 171: The Print Settings Tab

    Basic Settings The Print Settings Tab tab enables you to set print-related job parameters such Print Settings as the print range, the number of copies you would like to print, the print method and order. In addition you may define the collation, the image position on the sheet, the image scale, set the gallop workflow if desired, or rotate your job.
  • Page 172 Chapter 4 – Basic Workflows Print Range If the printed job is a VI job, the display is as follows: Print Range...
  • Page 173: Print Method

    Basic Settings Select the desired Print range To select specific pages/booklets or page ranges, select Pages/Booklets and specify the pages or booklets to be printed as follows: Type one or several numbers separated by commas and no spaces. For example, 1,3,5 Type a range of pages or booklets with a hyphen between the starting and ending numbers in the range.
  • Page 174: Print Order

    Chapter 4 – Basic Workflows for printing book-style hard copies (usually Duplex Head to Head: used with portrait jobs) Print Order Set the print order to (front to back) or (back From 1 to N From N to 1 to front).
  • Page 175 Basic Settings Delivery Select as the delivery option. Face Up Face Down Tip: Use Face Down when printing confidential documents. Note: When you collate a document, select Face Down (Face Up) and From N to 1 (From 1 to N) in the Print order parameter to print the set in the correct order.
  • Page 176 Chapter 4 – Basic Workflows Collation Select the option: Collation prints a complete copy of the job before the first page of the Yes: next copy is printed prints all copies of each page before going on to the next page For example, if you have a 20 page job and want to print 10 copies, if you select , all 20 pages will be printed before the next copy of the job is...
  • Page 177: Image Position

    Basic Settings Image Position This option enables you to adjust the image positioning on the sheet’s printed page (simplex or duplex). This function uses the following terminology: • the sheet's edge near the printer rear, where printing stops Rear: • the edge of a sheet at which printing begins Lead: The page’s Lead and Rear edges are determined just after the page is...
  • Page 178: Image Scale

    Chapter 4 – Basic Workflows • Set page offsets by clicking the directional arrows or by entering Rear values. Lead Click the arrows to change the values as follows: Right (left) arrows for positive (negative) values shift toward (away from) the leading edge Top (bottom) arrows for positive (negative) values toward (away from) the rear edge Image Scale...
  • Page 179: Rotate 180

    Basic Settings Rotate 180° To rotate your job by 180°, select Gallop...
  • Page 180: The Paper Stock Tab

    Chapter 4 – Basic Workflows function enables you to begin printing a defined number of Gallop pages before the entire job has been RIPed. This enables you to print and RIP concurrently. Gallop reduces the amount of time desired to RIP and print a job and is especially useful for long runs such as VI jobs.
  • Page 181 Basic Settings Paper Set Name To set the desired paper set: Select the desired paper set from the list. If required, a paper set Name can be added (see Managing Paper Sets on page 167). The selected paper set values ( Paper Size Type Weight...
  • Page 182 Chapter 4 – Basic Workflows The Paper Set window opens. Click the button. The Paper Set Properties window appears. Enter the following parameters: enter the new paper set name. It is recommended that the Name: name is as descriptive as possible—for example, Letter90gsmuncoat From the lists, select the desired...
  • Page 183: Paper Size

    Basic Settings To modify a paper set: In the Paper Set window, select the paper set you would like to modify. Click the icon. Edit The Paper Set Properties window appears. Modify the desired properties of the paper set. Click To delete a paper set: In the Resource Center window, with the option selected,...
  • Page 184 Chapter 4 – Basic Workflows For a custom paper size setting, select from the list. Custom are displayed as follows: Paper size options Type the desired Height Width Note: Units of measurement (mm or inches) reflect system configuration. They are chosen in the Settings window (see Localization on page 409). Select the desired Feed Direction •...
  • Page 185 Basic Settings Type Select to print on paper. Paper Select if the stock type is Transparency Transparency. Select the check box if you want to insert a blank page Add Interleave between transparencies. To customize the interleave, select the desired paper set from the list. Use the default Same as job Click the...
  • Page 186 : Any tray with the specific paper stock will be used Auto Weight From the list, select the desired stock weight. Weight Note: For the Xerox DocuColor 8000 Digital Press, the paperweight ranges are, 60-80 gsm, 81-105 gsm (default), 106-135 gsm, 136-186 gsm, 187-220 gsm, 221-300 gsm.
  • Page 187 Basic Settings Coating Select to print on coated paper. Coated...
  • Page 188 Chapter 4 – Basic Workflows Tray In the list, select the desired tray: Tray • : Load the specific stock in this tray Tray 1 • : Load the specific stock in this tray Tray 2 • : Load the specific stock in this tray Tray 3 •...
  • Page 189: The Print Quality Tab

    Basic Settings The Print Quality Tab tab enables you to set print quality related job Print Quality parameters and to improve the quality of printed jobs. These parameters include the possibility to enhance text/ line quality and image quality. In addition it enables you to apply the Creo FAF algorithm by setting trapping, to define the black overprint, to use or ignore the overprint information by setting the PS overprint, and set the image noise level.
  • Page 190 Chapter 4 – Basic Workflows Normal (with jaggies) High To set the text/line quality, select one of the following options: (default) to provide regular text quality Normal Anti Aliasing: When this option is selected, Creo anti-aliasing is used. This option requires re-RIP. Anti-aliasing is used to avoid or minimize jaggies - rough edges which are the result of the limited resolution of the original file.
  • Page 191: Image Quality

    Basic Settings Image Quality refers to the ability to maintain the same detail and Image quality smoothness with different degrees of enlargement. This feature is especially useful when your PostScript file includes several images at different qualities (for example, images that were scanned at different resolutions, were rotated, or downloaded from the internet).
  • Page 192 Chapter 4 – Basic Workflows Trapping is a solution that solves misregistration between color Trapping separations in both offset and digital printing. This occurs no matter the accuracy of the printing device, and results in white lines around objects on top of a background (in a knock-out procedure) and also between adjacent colors.
  • Page 193 Basic Settings This function uses the following terminology: • refers to the thickness of trapping. The thicker the Frame Thickness frame, the less chance that white areas appear between images. • is an option you may apply for small or complex Protect Small Text images, since thicker frames can decrease quality by hiding parts of an image.
  • Page 194: Black Overprint

    Chapter 4 – Basic Workflows Black Overprint Occasionally, white lines may appear around black text. The text may appear less dense than desired as a result of misregistration between color separations. is used to ensure that black text prints cleanly Black Overprint within a tint or picture area.
  • Page 195 Basic Settings PS Overprint In the client authoring tools (for example QuarkXPress®), you can select overprint options. offers the option to use the overprint, PS Overprint which exists in the PostScript file. It also determines whether the DTP application PS Overprint settings are honored in the RIP. The Spire CXP8000 color server settings override PS Overprint commands from DTP applications.
  • Page 196: Image Noise

    Chapter 4 – Basic Workflows yellow triangle overlapping a cyan circle, selecting results in the overlapping area turning green. This is not seen on the screen, only in print. Note: The above is true for files with PS Overprint Yes already selected in the DTP application.
  • Page 197 Basic Settings By default the parameter is set to Image Noise To set the image noise level: In the , select Image noise options Change the image noise level (if desired) by moving the slider; the higher the level, the smoother the vignettes appear.
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  • Page 199: Managing Jobs

    Managing Jobs Managing the Job Queues ..............186 Managing the Storage Window ............196 Job Editor ..................203 Job Accounting................212 Managing Virtual Printers..............218 Job Flow ..................222...
  • Page 200: Overview

    Chapter 5 – Managing Jobs Overview This chapter explains the various operations that you can perform from the Spire CXP8000 color server queues and in the Storage window. The chapter also provides information on managing jobs and disk space. The Job Editor tool enables you to preview your jobs and edit RTP jobs. In this chapter, you will find out how to do these tasks.
  • Page 201 Managing the Job Queues After you start the Spire 8000 color server, the Queues window is displayed. The Queues window consists of the and the Print Queue 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.
  • Page 202: The Queues Window

    Chapter 5 – Managing Jobs The Queues Window After you submit PDL jobs (or resubmit PDL jobs), the lists Process Queue the files to be processed. Once a file has been processed successfully, it moves to the Print Queue waits to be printed or to the Storage window (depending on the current job flow or virtual printer).
  • Page 203 Managing the Job Queues Table 5: Process Queue and Print Queue status indicators This Indicates This: Status Indicator The job is a rush job. The rush job is frozen. The rush job is waiting. For more information about rush jobs, see Running a Rush Job on page 195. Right-click the column heading row to select the columns that you want to view.
  • Page 204: Status Information

    Chapter 5 – Managing Jobs Table 6: Process Queue and Print Queue column descriptions This Column Indicates This Information: Sets Number of copies to be printed Paper set/Stock Paper set name or stock name. name Paper Size Paper size Weight Paper weight Type Paper type...
  • Page 205: Batching Jobs

    Managing the Job Queues The Processing status area indicated the total number of pages for PDF jobs. The number of pages is indicated for other PDL jobs only if the desktop publishing application in which they were created supports this feature. •...
  • Page 206: Changing The Order Of Jobs In The Queues

    Chapter 5 – Managing Jobs To deactivate job batching: In the Settings window, select > > Preferences Print Queue Manager Disable Job Batching For more information about job batching, see Print Queue Manager on page 411. Changing the Order of Jobs in the Queues You can rearrange the jobs in a queue to change the order in which they will be processed or printed.
  • Page 207: Aborting A Running Job

    Managing the Job Queues To resume a queue: Click the button. resume The button turns green (resume mode), and the top job in the queue starts processing/printing. Aborting a Running Job To stop processing or printing a running job: Right-click the running job in the Queues window, and from the menu, select Abort The job moves from the queue to the Storage window, and the Alerts...
  • Page 208: Moving A Waiting Job To The Storage Window

    Chapter 5 – Managing Jobs To return a job to the Process Queue or Print Queue: Right-click the job in the Storage window and from the menu select Submit Moving a Waiting Job to the Storage Window To the postpone processing or printing of one or more waiting jobs, use the option.
  • Page 209: Viewing And Editing Job Parameters

    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 indicator. waiting job Viewing and Editing Job Parameters In the Queues or Storage window, double-click the job whose parameters you want to view.
  • Page 210: Deleting A Job

    Chapter 5 – Managing Jobs In the Queues or Storage window, right-click the job, and select Immediately The job appears with the status indicator at the top of the rush appropriate queue and runs immediately. Deleting a Job Once you delete a job from the , or Storage Process Queue Print Queue...
  • Page 211 Managing the Storage Window The Storage window contains jobs of various types: • Printed Jobs • Jobs that you moved to the Storage window or aborted during processing or printing • Jobs that failed during processing or printing • Retrieved jobs •...
  • Page 212 Chapter 5 – Managing Jobs In the Storage window, you can see the number of jobs that are in storage and their status. Each job in the Storage window is assigned a status as shown in Table 7: Table 7: Storage window status buttons Icon Status Indicates This...
  • Page 213: Discarding Rtp Information

    Managing the Storage Window If you click the button again, the button is pushed in and Completed Jobs 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.
  • Page 214: Submitting Jobs

    Chapter 5 – Managing Jobs • View the preflight report for a job. See Preflight Report on page 369. • Export a job as a Synapse® InSite job. See Export as Creo Synapse InSite Job on page 373. Submitting Jobs To submit a job in the Storage window: In the Storage window, right-click the job, and select Submit...
  • Page 215 Managing the Storage Window If a job includes VI elements, you need to archive or retrieve the VI elements before archiving or retrieving the job. For more information on archiving or retrieving VI elements, see Managing VI Elements on page 385. To archive a job on an external server: In the Storage window, right-click the job you want to archive and select...
  • Page 216 Chapter 5 – Managing Jobs To retrieve an archived job: From the menu, select Retrieve from Archive The Open dialog box appears. Locate the archived job under its archive name, select the related cabinet file, and click Open The selected job appears at the top of the list in the Storage window. It is assigned the status indicator ( , or completed...
  • Page 217: Job Editor

    Job Editor In the Alerts window, verify that the file has been successfully retrieved. Viewing a Job’s History In the Queues or Storage window, right-click the job and select History The Job History window appears. For more information about the Job History window, see Job History on page 421.
  • Page 218: Viewing Pages In The Job Editor

    Chapter 5 – Managing Jobs button magnifies the selected area of the page. To return Max details to the previous view, click anywhere on the page. If you navigate to another page after selecting Max details, the preview option switches to Fit to Page button displays the size of the page as it will be printed.
  • Page 219 Job Editor The Thumbnails Tab tab displays miniature views (“thumbnails”) of each page Thumbnails in the selected booklet. These thumbnails enable you to find a specific page more easily. To view a page on the Thumbnails tab: Click the tab. Thumbnails Miniature versions of the pages appear on the left side of the tab, in the thumbnail pane.
  • Page 220 Chapter 5 – Managing Jobs To view the thumbnails side by side, resize the thumbnail pane by dragging the bar that divides the panes in the tab. Double-click the thumbnail of the page that you want to view. The page is displayed in the right pane. The Imposed Sheets Tab tab is available only for imposed RTP jobs.
  • Page 221 Job Editor Notes: • — In VI jobs, the booklet number appears in instead of the sheet number example, Booklet 1, Page 15. • In duplex jobs, each sheet is displayed twice, once for side A, and once for side B. For example, Sheet 1, Side A. To display a page of an Imposed job: Click the tab.
  • Page 222 Chapter 5 – Managing Jobs To view information about the imposed job, click the Show Info button. The related imposition information appears. To close the imposition information, click the button Show Info again. To edit the job, click the tab. Booklets Thumbnails For more information about editing RTP jobs, see Editing an RTP Job on...
  • Page 223: Editing An Rtp Job

    Job Editor Editing an RTP Job You can edit an RTP job in the following ways: • Move pages within the job • Delete pages from the job • Insert pages from another job Note: Jobs that you can edit in the Job Editor cannot be re-RIPed. Once a job has been saved in the Job Editor, it is a new RTP file without an associated PDL file.
  • Page 224 Chapter 5 – Managing Jobs To deleting a page from a job In the Job Editor window, click the page that you want to delete, and click Delete The page is deleted and the page numbers are updated accordingly. Click to save the changes.
  • Page 225 Job Editor In the lower set of thumbnails, locate the page that you want to copy. Drag the page to the upper set of thumbnails, to the desired location in the job that you are editing. Note: The red marker indicates where the page will be inserted. The copied page is inserted in the desired location, and the page numbers are updated accordingly.
  • Page 226: Job Accounting

    Chapter 5 – Managing Jobs Click to save the changes. Save As To copy all the pages of a job into another job: Follow steps 1-4 in the procedure for copying a page into a job (see page 210). Click the button.
  • Page 227: Viewing The Accounting Information

    Job Accounting Viewing the Accounting Information At any stage of work, from the menu select Tools Accounting The Accounting Viewer window appears, listing information related to all the jobs that printed successfully via the Spire CXP8000 color server. Each row in the Accounting report contains information related to a specific job.
  • Page 228 Chapter 5 – Managing Jobs The columns indicate the following information. Table 8: Description of columns in the Accounting Viewer Column name Indicates the Job Title Original name of the file related to this job (that is, without the extension) Sender User name of the system from which this job originated...
  • Page 229: Setting The Accounting/Message Viewer

    Job Accounting Table 8: Description of columns in the Accounting Viewer Column name Indicates the Total Pages Printed Number of pages that were printed Purged B/W Number of B/W pages that were already in the paper path, and were cleared due to job abort, or paper jam Purged Color Number of color pages that were...
  • Page 230: Printing And Exporting The Accounting Log

    Chapter 5 – Managing Jobs Printing and Exporting the Accounting Log You can save the Accounting information to an ASCII Tab delimited file. To export the accounting information: Filter the information as desired. Click Export The Export Accounting window appears. Locate the folder in which to save the report.
  • Page 231 Job Accounting To print the accounting log: Filter and sort the report as desired. Note: To print specific rows, select the desired rows now. The printed report will include only these rows. Click Print List The Print window appears. Set the printing options as desired and click The data is printed according to the current filtering and sorting.
  • Page 232: Managing Virtual Printers

    Chapter 5 – Managing Jobs Managing Virtual Printers is a printer published on the network with specific virtual printer parameters set for processing and printing on the Spire CXP8000 color server. The Spire CXP8000 color server contains a mechanism that automatically installs the published virtual printers on your client workstation with the PPD and suitable printer driver.
  • Page 233 Managing Virtual Printers To add a new printer: From the menu, select Tools Resource Center The Resource Center window opens. From the list, select Resource Virtual Printers Click the button. The Add New Virtual Printer dialog box appears. In the box, type a name for the new printer you want to add.
  • Page 234 Chapter 5 – Managing Jobs In the box, type any comment regarding the virtual printer Comments parameters (optional). check box is selected by Publish the printer on the network default. Clear the check box if you do not want to publish the printer on the network.
  • Page 235 Managing Virtual Printers Editing an Existing Printer To edit an existing printer: In the area, select a printer from the list and click Virtual Printers Edit Click Edit The Job Parameters window appears. Select the desired parameters and change their settings according to your requirements.
  • Page 236: Job Flow

    Chapter 5 – Managing Jobs Job Flow parameter in the Job Parameters window Job Flow Services enables the Spire CXP8000 color server operator to specify a job flow for a job that is imported to the Spire CXP8000 color server from the network or from the Spire CXP8000 color server folders.
  • Page 237: Job Ticket Report

    Job Ticket Report Job Ticket Report The Job Ticket report contains all information from the Job Parameters window (including Job Parameters window title bar data). The Job Ticket report presents the job parameters on a single sheet and may be exported or printed as a hard copy.
  • Page 238 Chapter 5 – Managing Jobs You can export or print the report by clicking Print Export The Job Ticket Report is exported as a text file.
  • Page 239: Production Printing

    Production Printing Imposition Workflow...............226 High-Resolution Workflow ..............248 PDF Workflow.................257 Page Exceptions ................263 Dynamic Page Exceptions..............275 The Finishing Tab ................285 Fonts ....................294...
  • Page 240: Imposition Workflow

    Chapter 6 – Production Printing Imposition Workflow Imposition is the process of positioning page images on sheets of paper in the printer or in a digital printing press. It is part of the process of producing finished documents. In addition to page images, you can add various marks to the sheets to aid the production process.
  • Page 241: The Imposition Tab

    Imposition Workflow The Imposition Tab tab enables you to set job options related to the Imposition positioning, folding, trimming and binding of pages. Note: If you use a dynamic page exceptions virtual printer to print a job, the Imposition tab is unavailable, see Dynamic Page Exceptions on page 275. Imposition Method parameter specifies how printed sheets are Imposition Method...
  • Page 242 Chapter 6 – Production Printing Use this option for printing multiple copies of the Step & Repeat: same image so it fills up a larger sheet. This method is used mainly for printing business cards. Notes: • When you use the Step & Repeat template for VI jobs, the system prints the job in Z-Sorting mode.
  • Page 243 Imposition Workflow Use this option for a book-finishing technique where Saddle Stitch: the pages of a book are attached through stitching or stapling in the spine fold —for example, brochures. Use this option for a book-finishing technique Perfect Bound: where the pages of a book are attached through trimming of the spine fold, roughening the edges of the gathered pages and gluing them together —for example, hardcover books.
  • Page 244 Chapter 6 – Production Printing parameter uses the following terminology: Sizes • defines the paper stock attributes (paper size, type, weight Paper set and coating) on which the imposed job will be printed. The Spire CXP8000 color server enables you to define all the paper stock settings of an imposed job on the tab with no need to switch to the Imposition...
  • Page 245 Imposition Workflow In the list, select the desired trim size. If you select Trim Size Custom define a custom trim size and type the desired Height in the box, and the desired Width in the box. Select the desired for the trim size. Orientation Template parameter includes a list of available templates and their...
  • Page 246 Chapter 6 – Production Printing To select a template: From the options, select to choose a predefined Spire Category System CXP8000 color server imposition template. Select to choose a user defined Spire CXP8000 color User-defined server imposition template. For more information about user defined templates, see Imposition Templates on page 238.
  • Page 247 Imposition Workflow If the parameters conflict, you will see where the conflicts exist when you preview the template layout: • Red corners indicate that the trim size is bigger than the sheet size. • Yellow corners indicate unsuitable margin settings—for example, if the margin size is unsuitable.
  • Page 248 Chapter 6 – Production Printing parameter uses the following terminology: Margins • is the distance between the outside edges of the sheet Margins size and the edges of the pages printed on the sheet. The value that you set is not the exact distance. The Spire CXP8000 color server calculates the exact distance in accordance with other imposition parameters.
  • Page 249 Imposition Workflow Marks & bleed parameter enables you to mark where trimming and Marks & bleed folding should occur. When you set bleed options, you extend part or all of the printed image beyond the trimming boundary. The bleed options ensure that an inaccurate trim setting will not leave an undesired white space at the edge of the page.
  • Page 250 Chapter 6 – Production Printing To print the lines that indicate where the sheet should be folded, select the check box. Fold Marks Note: • Crop marks are placed according to the Trim Size option. A minimum of 6 mm is required for crop marks, and 10 mm for fold marks. •...
  • Page 251 Imposition Workflow Creep Creep is a common problem in saddle-stitch jobs When signatures are inserted inside one another, the signatures inserted last are the farthest from the center of the booklet. As a result, the outer edges of the inner pages creep past the outer pages.
  • Page 252: Imposition Templates

    Chapter 6 – Production Printing • is used when you find that the page images are too close to Creep out the spine. This problem can be resolved by selecting a value for Creep . This will move all the pages of the job further out towards the outside margin (away from the spine) by the specified amount.
  • Page 253 Imposition Workflow Collating Templates The step & repeat method contains a subset of templates called collating templates. Collating templates are used when jobs with different page images are used to fill up a larger sheet. Unlike regular step & repeat, where the same images are printed several times on a sheet, with collating templates, several images are printed on the same sheet.
  • Page 254 Chapter 6 – Production Printing Table 9: Predefined imposition templates Step & Repeat Cut & Stack Saddle Stitch Perfect Bound 1×2 North South 1×2 North South 1×3 DUP HTH 1×3 DUP HTH 1×3 DUP HTH Rotated 1×3 DUP HTH Rotated 1×3 DUP HTT 1×3 DUP HTT 1×3 DUP HTT Rotated...
  • Page 255 Imposition Workflow Table 9: Predefined imposition templates Step & Repeat Cut & Stack Saddle Stitch Perfect Bound 2×4 DUP 2×4 DUP 2×4 DUP Rotated 2×4 DUP Rotated 2×5 DUP HTH 2×5 DUP HTH 2×5 DUP HTH Rotated 2×5 DUP HTH Rotated 2×5 DUP HTT 2×5 DUP HTT 2×5 DUP HTT Rotated...
  • Page 256 Chapter 6 – Production Printing Table 9: Predefined imposition templates Step & Repeat Cut & Stack Saddle Stitch Perfect Bound 3×3 DUP 3×3 DUP 3×3 DUP Rotated 3×3 DUP Rotated 3×4 DUP HTH 3×4 DUP HTH 3×4 DUP HTH Rotated 3×4 DUP HTH Rotated 3×4 DUP HTT 3×4 DUP HTT...
  • Page 257 Imposition Workflow Table 9: Predefined imposition templates Step & Repeat Cut & Stack Saddle Stitch Perfect Bound 4×2 SIM 4×2 SIM 4×2 SIM Rotated 4×2 SIM Rotated 4×3 DUP HTH 4×3 DUP HTH 4×3 DUP HTH Rotated 4×3 DUP HTH Rotated 4×3 DUP HTT 4×3 DUP HTT 4×3 DUP HTT Rotated...
  • Page 258 Chapter 6 – Production Printing Table 9: Predefined imposition templates Step & Repeat Cut & Stack Saddle Stitch Perfect Bound 5×2 SIM 5×2 SIM 5×2 SIM Rotated 5×2 SIM Rotated 5×4 SIM 5×4 SIM 5×4 SIM Rotated 5×4 SIM Rotated 5×4 DUP 5×4 DUP 5×4 DUP Rotated...
  • Page 259 Imposition Workflow Table 9: Predefined imposition templates Step & Repeat Cut & Stack Saddle Stitch Perfect Bound 8×3 DUP HTT 8×3 DUP HTT 8×3 DUP HTT Rotated 8×3 DUP HTT Rotated 8×3 SIM 8×3 SIM 8×3 SIM Rotated 8×3 SIM Rotated 9×3 SIM 9×3 SIM 9×3 SIM Rotated...
  • Page 260 Chapter 6 – Production Printing In the list, select Resource Imposition Templates Click Import In the Open dialog box, locate the user defined template you want to import.
  • Page 261: Editing Imposition Jobs

    Imposition Workflow If you want to lock the template, select the check box. lock job ticket Note: If the template is locked, you cannot set imposition parameters in the Job Parameters window. Click Import To rename a user defined imposition template: On the toolbar, click the button.
  • Page 262: High-Resolution Workflow

    Chapter 6 – Production Printing When you insert or replace pages, the new page should have the same size and orientation attributes as the old page. To replace a page that is rotated 180°, rotate the page in the DTP application and resubmit it to the Spire CXP8000 color server.
  • Page 263: Creo Apr

    High-Resolution Workflow Creo APR Creo APR is an image replacement method for PostScript files. Creo APR is a standardized set of file instructions that specify how an external high- resolution image is placed in a PostScript file as it goes to RIP. The instructions specify the type, size, position, rotation, cropping and location of the high-resolution images themselves.
  • Page 264 Chapter 6 – Production Printing In the area, select one of the following options: APR options • Use this option to replace low-resolution Print with high res: images in your job with high-resolution images that are located in a specified APR path. •...
  • Page 265 High-Resolution Workflow To add a high-resolution path: Under the box, click APR path The HiResPath dialog box appears. Click The Open dialog box appears.
  • Page 266: Opi

    Chapter 6 – Production Printing Locate your high-resolution images, and then click Select The new path is displayed in the HiResPath dialog box. To promote or demote a selected APR path, use the arrow buttons. Note: The order in which the APR paths are listed is the order in which the Spire CXP8000 color server searches for the high-resolution images.
  • Page 267 High-Resolution Workflow not be processed and an error message will appear. Therefore, to ensure continuous printing, the Spire CXP8000 color server OPI image replacement is unavailable by default. To select OPI support: From the menu, select Tools Settings The Settings window appears. Under , select Preferences...
  • Page 268: Creo Apr And Opi File Formats

    Chapter 6 – Production Printing Creo APR and OPI File Formats Creo APR and OPI function identically on the Spire CXP8000 color server. Creo APR low-resolution files have an *.eps extension in Windows and an *.e extension on the Macintosh, while OPI low-resolution files have a *.lay extension.
  • Page 269: Printing With Creo Apr Or Opi

    High-Resolution Workflow Place the high-resolution files in a defined path on the Spire CXP8000 color server. This Spire CXP8000 color server looks for this path when it RIPs your jobs. Define the high-resolution path through the Job Parameters window for each job. Notes: •...
  • Page 270: Sample Job: Printing A Brochure Using The Creo Apr Workflow

    Submit The job is processed on the Spire CXP8000 color server and sent to the Xerox DocuColor 8000 Digital Press for printing. Sample Job: Printing a Brochure Using the Creo APR Workflow In this example, you can use Creo APR to print a brochure that contains a high-resolution file.
  • Page 271: Pdf Workflow

    Print or import the brochure job from your client workstation to the Spire CXP8000 color server. The job is processed on the Spire CXP8000 color server and then sent to the Xerox DocuColor 8000 Digital Press for printing. PDF Workflow When you print PDF jobs with repeated elements, you can decrease processing time significantly if you apply the PDF workflow.
  • Page 272 Chapter 6 – Production Printing In the area, select PDF optimization options In addition, you need to use the Adobe Acrobat Distiller application to distill the PostScript file. Distilling the file ensures that the repeated elements will be marked as repeated in the PDF file. Important: Verify that in your Acrobat Distiller settings, Optimize for Fast Web View is selected (in Acrobat 4.0 the corresponding option is Optimize PDF).
  • Page 273 PDF Workflow From the menu, select Settings Job Options In the tab, verify that is selected General Optimize for Fast Web View and click . If this option is not selected, select the Cancel Optimize for check box, and click Fast Web View...
  • Page 274: Export As Pdf2Go

    Chapter 6 – Production Printing From the menu, select File Open The Acrobat Distiller - Open PostScript file dialog box appears. Locate the desired PostScript file, and then click Open The Acrobat Distiller - Specify PDF File Name dialog box appears. The default name is the PostScript file name.
  • Page 275 PDF Workflow While exporting as PDF2Go, a running bullet starts to move from right to left in the bottom arrow adjacent to the server-printer animation. To export as PDF2Go: Right-click a file in the Storage window, and from the menu select Export PDF2Go Select the option to generate a high-resolution PDF...
  • Page 276 Chapter 6 – Production Printing Locate the folder in which to save the file, and then click Export The file is saved as a PDF file under the job's name in the selected location. Note: When you export PDL files as PDF, the file is converted to PDF using the Acrobat distiller.
  • Page 277: Page Exceptions

    Page Exceptions Page Exceptions Page exceptions are used when you want to use different paper sets for special exceptions within a job or add inserts (interleaves).This feature uses the following terminology: • Exceptions are special pages within a job for which you want to assign different paper stock.
  • Page 278 Chapter 6 – Production Printing For more information about the dynamic page exceptions workflow, see Dynamic Page Exceptions on page 275. Managing Exceptions You can add and delete exceptions in the tab. Exceptions To add exceptions to a job: In the area, click the button.
  • Page 279 Page Exceptions In the list, select the desired tray: Tray • Load the specific stock in this tray. Tray 1: • Load the specific stock in this tray. Tray 2: • Load the specific stock in this tray. Tray 3: •...
  • Page 280 Chapter 6 – Production Printing Managing Inserts To add an insert: In the area, click the button. Insert Insert area In the box, type the number that will precede the insert. After page In the box, type the number of inserts that you want. Quantity In the list, select the desired paper set.
  • Page 281: Using Page Exception Workflows

    Page Exceptions In the list, select the desired tray: Tray • The specific paper stock should be loaded in this tray. Tray 1: • The specific paper stock should be loaded in this tray. Tray 2: • Load the specific stock in this tray. Tray 3: •...
  • Page 282 For information about dynamic page exceptions, see Dynamic Page Exceptions on page 275. Note: The Xerox DocuColor 8000 Digital Press also support the option to print tabs for both regular page exceptions and dynamic page exceptions workflows. File Preparation This example describes how to print a document using Xerox 5 TAB (multipurpose) stock.
  • Page 283 Page Exceptions Loading the Paper Stock Follow these steps when you load the paper stock: • Load the paper as for all stocks because the tabbed Short Edge Feed stock is printed on both sides (duplex), and requires straight edges on both right and left sides.
  • Page 284 Custom button Access Panel You program the custom size for any job through the Xerox DocuColor 8000 Digital Press Access Panel. On the Access Panel, press the button and enter the password Access 11111 Navigate to Tools Pathway>Non-Standard Paper Size...
  • Page 285 Page Exceptions Creating Paper Sets In the Printer Monitor window, you can view the paper sets that are loaded in the paper tray. For more information about the Printer Monitor window, see The Printer Monitor on page 23. To create paper sets: On the toolbar, click the button.
  • Page 286 Chapter 6 – Production Printing Click Icons in the area provide information about the defined Paper Sets media that is available and the print direction of the media. Note: If the icon for the Tab and Text media does not reflect the print direction you set, you need to review your paper set definitions.
  • Page 287 Page Exceptions Printing the Job The regular (manual) page exception workflow is good for single jobs. Important: Before you start this workflow, open the PDF file and note which pages are the tab pages. To set the job parameters for a job with two media trays: In the Job Parameters window, click the tab and set the Print Settings...
  • Page 288 Set any other job parameters as desired, and then click Submit Further Information The following list provides useful Web sites about printing tabs and templates: • Templates: Download the Xerox templates from the following Web site: http://www.xerox.com/go/xrx/template/ Promotions.jsp?view=MP6&active=active&promoID=Laser_Printer_ Template_tabs&Xcntry=USA&Xlang=en_US •...
  • Page 289: Dynamic Page Exceptions

    Dynamic Page Exceptions Dynamic Page Exceptions Dynamic page exceptions are page exceptions or inserts that you want to include within a file, mainly VI jobs or a very large PostScript file. Standard PostScript setpagedevice commands that specify different paper types are embedded into the incoming files and enable you to print complex jobs of varying paper size, stocks, and paperweight.
  • Page 290: Adding Dynamic Page Exceptions In Postscript And Variable Print Specification Formats

    Chapter 6 – Production Printing Import the file into the Spire CXP8000 color server via the dedicated virtual printer, and submit the job for printing. When the job is RIPed, the dynamic page exception commands are identified and mapped to the selected paper sets. The desired paper sets are used when the job is printed.
  • Page 291: Adding Dynamic Page Exceptions In Pdf

    << /MediaColor (white) >> setpagedevice Adding Dynamic Page Exceptions in PDF There are three XRX comments that are defined in the Xerox Manual for Job Ticket Programming Guide and that are involved in defining dynamic page exceptions. The Spire CXP8000 color server reads these three comments.
  • Page 292 Chapter 6 – Production Printing • %XRXend This comment indicates the end of the XRX comments block. • %XRXpageExceptions: <cardinal> <cardinal> <cardinal> <cardinal> {<word>/<multiword>} <word> {<word>/<multiword>} <cardinal> <cardinal> This comment indicates that specified pages will be printed on a media identified by the accompanying record values.
  • Page 293: Adding Dynamic Page Exceptions In Vipp Format

    %PDF-1.3 Adding Dynamic Page Exceptions in VIPP Format Dynamic page exceptions are supported through SETMEDIA and are defined in the Xerox VIPP Reference Manual. • The SETMEDIA command sets the media requirement. In the syntax example, SETMEDIA sets MediaType, MediaColor, and MediaWeight as the current media type requirements for subsequent pages.
  • Page 294 Chapter 6 – Production Printing • When any of the media attributes are specified as null, those attributes are ignored in the following media selections. This example ignores MediaColor. (Drilled:null:100) SETMEDIA • When any of the media attributes such as type, color, or weight are omitted, the last specification or the default value for that attribute remains in effect.
  • Page 295: Printing Tabs Using The Dynamic Page Exceptions Workflow

    Load the stock types in the trays, see Loading the Paper Stock on page 269. Program the job through the Xerox DocuColor 8000 Digital Press Access Panel, see Access Panel on page 270. Create paper sets, see Creating Paper Sets on page 271.
  • Page 296 Chapter 6 – Production Printing Creating a Dedicated Virtual Printer On the toolbar, click the button. Resource Center In the list, select Resource Virtual Printers Click The Add Virtual Printer dialog box appears. In the box, enter a printer name. Name Select the check box.
  • Page 297 Dynamic Page Exceptions On the tab, set the following parameters: Finishing • : Select the check box, and in the Admin page Print Admin. page list, select Paper set Admin sheet • Tray Tray 3 On the tab, perform the following steps to map the paper Exceptions set names to the individual trays: •...
  • Page 298: Tips And Limitations

    Chapter 6 – Production Printing Tips and Limitations The following list describes the current limitations for the dynamic page exceptions workflow: • Define all pages in the original file using the dynamic page exceptions commands. • To add inserts, use a dynamic page exceptions command in the file that requires a paper stock but will not print anything on it.
  • Page 299: The Finishing Tab

    The Finishing Tab The Finishing Tab tab enables to select various options to finalize your printed Finishing documents. Admin. Page The Administration page contains job-related information such as the job title, page size, number of pages or sets, and the sender name. The Administration page is printed in the same order as the job, for face- down printing the page is printed before each set and for face-up printing the page is printed after each set.
  • Page 300: Slip Sheet

    Chapter 6 – Production Printing To print an admin. page: Select the check box. Print Admin page In the list, select the desired paper set. If you need to add a Paper set new paper set, click the button. browse For more information about adding paper sets, see Managing Paper Sets on page 167.
  • Page 301 The Finishing Tab You can print slip sheets with your job and select a different paper set in which to print the slip sheet. If the job is collated, the slip sheets will be printed between sets. If the job is uncollated, the slip sheets will be printed between groups.
  • Page 302: Front Cover

    Chapter 6 – Production Printing 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. To print a front cover: Select the check box.
  • Page 303: Back Cover

    The Finishing Tab In the area, select one of the following options: Cover printing Use this option to print a blank front cover. None: Note: A blank page will automatically be inserted between the cover page and the first page of the job so that both sides of the cover page are defined and the job starts on the next odd page.
  • Page 304 Chapter 6 – Production Printing To print a back cover: Select the check box. Print back cover In the list, select the desired paper set. If you need to add a Paper set new paper set, click the button. browse For more information about adding paper sets, see Managing Paper Sets on page 167.
  • Page 305: Finisher

    The Finishing Tab Finisher parameter enables you to select the destination of the printed Finisher output. Note: The available stapling methods for PostScript files depend on the page orientation and size. The stapling methods for PDF files depend on the page size. In the list, select one of the finisher options: Module...
  • Page 306 Chapter 6 – Production Printing Choose a tray option. If you select the option, select the check box for Stack Tray Offset the following types of jobs: • Collated: Each copy is offset from the next copy. • Uncollated: If you need more than one copy of each page, offset shifts the sheets when a new page number is delivered.
  • Page 307 The Finishing Tab (High Capacity Stacker Stapler) HCSS Choose a tray option. If you select , select one of the following check boxes: Stack Tray • Use this option for both collated and uncollated jobs. Offset: For uncollated jobs, offset shifts the sheets when a new page number is delivered.
  • Page 308: Fonts

    Chapter 6 – Production Printing Fonts This section lists all the fonts available on the Spire CXP8000 color server, and explains how to work in the area of the Resource Center. Fonts A step-by-step procedure explains how to use the FontDownLoader driver to download fonts from a Macintosh client workstation.
  • Page 309 Fonts Table 11: Standard fonts Courier-Bold Courier-BoldOblique Courier-Oblique CourierCE CourierCE-Bold CourierCE-BoldOblique CourierCE-Oblique EuroMono-Bold EuroMono-BoldItalic EuroMono-Italic EuroMono-Regular EuroSans-Bold EuroSans-BoldItalic EuroSans-Italic EuroSans-Regular EuroSerif-Bold EuroSerif-BoldItalic EuroSerif-Italic EuroSerif-Regular Eurostile Eurostile-Bold Eurostile-BoldExtendedTwo Eurostile-ExtendedTwo Geneva GenevaCE GillSans GillSans-Bold GillSans-BoldCondensed GillSans-BoldItalic GillSans-Condensed GillSans-ExtraBold GillSans-Italic GillSans-Light GillSans-LightItalic Goudy Goudy-Bold Goudy-BoldItalic Goudy-ExtraBold...
  • Page 310 Chapter 6 – Production Printing Table 11: Standard fonts Marigold Monaco MonacoCE MonaLisa-Recut NewCenturySchlbk-Bold NewCenturySchlbk-BoldItalic NewCenturySchlbk-Italic NewCenturySchlbk-Roman NewCenturySchlbkCE-Bold NewCenturySchlbkCE- NewCenturySchlbkCE-Italic NewCenturySchlbkCE-Roman BoldItalic NewYork NewYorkCE Optima Optima-Bold Optima-BoldItalic Optima-Italic Oxford Palatino-Bold Palatino-BoldItalic Palatino-Italic Palatino-Roman PalatinoCE-Bold PalatinoCE-BoldItalic PalatinoCE-Italic PalatinoCE-Roman StempelGaramond-Bold StempelGaramond- StempelGaramond-Italic BoldItalic StempelGaramond-Roman Symbol...
  • Page 311: Managing Fonts On The Spire Cxp8000 Color Server

    Fonts Table 12 lists the standard Kanji fonts that are available on the Spire CXP8000 color server Japanese version: Table 12: Kanji fonts FotoMinA101-Bold FutoGoB101-Bold GothicBBB - Medium Jun101-Ligh MidashiMin-MA31 MidashiGo-MB31 Ryumin-Light ShinGo - Bold ShinGo - Light ShinGo - Medium ShinGo - Ultra ShinseiKai - CBSK1 Managing Fonts on the Spire CXP8000 Color Server...
  • Page 312: Downloading Fonts

    Chapter 6 – Production Printing Downloading Fonts Using the Fontdownloader for Macintosh Networks The Fontdownloader is a driver provided for Macintosh networks and enables you to download fonts from a Macintosh client workstation. The Fontdownloader functions as a communications port and sends messages between the Fontdownloader program and the Spire CXP8000 color server.
  • Page 313 Fonts Select the folder, and then click Utilities Note: Do not select the check box, otherwise it will mount with every reboot. Double-click the folder. Adobe Downloader 5.0.5 Copy the to your desktop. Adobe Downloader 5.0.5 From the menu, select Chooser. Apple The Chooser window appears.
  • Page 314 Chapter 6 – Production Printing Select LaserWriter (8.x) and select the desired fontdownloader. Click Create Double-click the on your desktop. Downloader 5.05 On the menu, select File Download Fonts In the font area, select the desired font directory. Verify that is the selected device.
  • Page 315 Fonts Using the Fontdownloader Hot Folder for Windows You can use the hot folder to install new or missing HF_Fontdownloader fonts to the Spire CXP8000 color server fonts dictionary. The hot folder is located with the other hot folders on your client workstation and can be used with the following operating systems: •...
  • Page 316: Substituting Fonts

    Chapter 6 – Production Printing Substituting Fonts The Substitute Fonts parameter enables you to set font substitution preferences. Select a option: Substitute fonts Use this option to substitute a missing font with the default Yes: font that is set in the Settings window. Note: If a font is substituted, a message appears in the Job History window.
  • Page 317: Color Workflow

    Color Workflow Calibration ..................304 Default Color Flow................328 Color Tools..................346...
  • Page 318: 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 8000 Digital Color Press. For more information, see Calibration Reminder on...
  • Page 319: Guidelines For Successful Calibration

    The calibration process consists of the following steps: Calibrate the densitometer, see Calibrating the DTP32HS Densitometer on page 306. Load the paper set you are going to use for printing in the Xerox DocuColor 8000 Digital Color Press. In the Spire CXP8000 color server application, from the...
  • Page 320: Calibrating The Dtp32Hs Densitometer

    Chapter 7 – Color Workflow Follow the Color Calibration Wizard steps. Note: Make sure you set the screen type to the one you are going to use to print the job—for example, 200 dot. When you measure the two calibration charts, place them on the surface you prepared—for example, on top of the white paper.
  • Page 321 Calibration Connecting the X-Rite 32HS Densitometer to the Spire CXP8000 Color Server Before calibrating the DTP32HS densitometer, make sure that you perform the following steps: • Interface the X-Rite DTP 32HSdensitometer directly with one of the computer's serial ports • Quit all programs and shut down the computer before you install interface cabling •...
  • Page 322: Calibration Procedure

    Chapter 7 – Color Workflow Calibrating the X-Rite DTP 32HS Densitometer Frequency of Calibration Your X-Rite DTP32HS densitometer should be calibrated weekly. Handling the Reflection Reference Handle the reflection reference by the edges. Make sure that the reflection reference is free of dust, dirt, and smudge marks. Calibration Procedure You can perform a calibration at any time.
  • Page 323: Color Calibration Methods

    The Spire CXP8000 color server provides you with two color calibration methods: • Target Calibration This calibration method enables you to calibrate the Xerox DocuColor 8000 Digital Color Press according to the following fixed, predefined density values: Table 13: Fixed density values for uncoated paper...
  • Page 324 Chapter 7 – Color Workflow percentage, the greater the density of the printed color. The purpose of this method is to achieve optimal color intensity for a specific printer at a certain point in time. The default setting for the color calibration method of the Spire CXP8000 color server is target calibration.
  • Page 325: Calibrating The Spire Cxp8000 Color Server

    Calibration The Auto Adjusted window appears. Change the density if required, by Percent of Printer Max Setup moving the slider, or by typing a percentage value in the corresponding box. Note: The default percentage value is 85%. Click Save. Important: Changes to the calibration method during RIP will not take effect. Calibrating the Spire CXP8000 Color Server The Calibration window enables you to create and edit calibration tables.
  • Page 326 Chapter 7 – Color Workflow • Applies the factory default saturated calibration table. SpireSaturated: This look up table applies a darker calibration table in comparison to look up table. Since this look up table is a default table SpireNormal it cannot be overwritten. •...
  • Page 327 Calibration The following options are available: • Click to run the Color Calibration Wizard. This wizard Calibrate guides you in the use of the X-Rite 32HS to create calibration tables, see Creating a Calibration Table on page 313. • Select a calibration table from the list and select one Calibration Name of the following options:...
  • Page 328 Chapter 7 – Color Workflow Select the required input tray from the list. Select tray Note: Click the DTP32HS Tutorial - Click & Learn icon to display an animation of the measurement process and to learn how to use the DTP 32HSdensitometer correctly.
  • Page 329 Click Print The Xerox DocuColor 8000 Digital Color Press prints a Start Point Density calibration chart. Collect the chart from the printer. Step 2 of the Color Calibration Wizard appears. In this step you scan the start point chart so that the wizard can measure each separation and find the point at which the toner appears on the paper.
  • Page 330 Chapter 7 – Color Workflow Make sure that the green light on the X-Rite DTP32HS is on and blinking. Center the cyan column under the alignment mark on the densitometer. Slowly insert the Image Start Points Calibration Chart to the X-Rite DTP32HS densitometer until it is automatically advanced by the densitometer motor.The green light slowly flashes while the chart is pulled through the densitometer and out the back.
  • Page 331 Step 3 of the Color Calibration Wizard appears. Click Print Note: If you selected automatic screening in Step 1 of the wizard, the Xerox DocuColor 8000 Digital Color Press prints two charts, an Image Density Calibration Chart and a Text/Line Art Chart. If you selected any other screening method, only the Image Density Calibration Chart is printed.
  • Page 332 Chapter 7 – Color Workflow Step 4 of the Color Calibration Wizard appears. Note: If at any stage the scanning has not been completed properly, click Reset and scan again. Center the cyan column under the alignment mark on the densitometer.
  • Page 333 Calibration After each scan, wait for the check mark to appear next to the appropriate icon and follow the instructions as listed. Note: Ensure that the separation columns on the Image Density Chart are scanned in the order they appear in the icons: Cyan>Magenta>Yellow>Black.
  • Page 334 Chapter 7 – Color Workflow Step 5 of the Color Calibration Wizard appears. Select and select the required name for the calibration table. Save as Type your own or select one from the list. Select to save the calibration table as As default table Normal If you choose the...
  • Page 335 Calibration Editing Calibration Tables You can review a calibration table to make sure that the curves are relatively smooth and continuous. If you are not satisfied with the results, option enables you to adjust the values of the image in the value Edit table.
  • Page 336 Chapter 7 – Color Workflow Value Table You can change the separation values by adjusting the File Value settings. The table displays some of the dot percentage values Printer Value shown in the graph. You can add, edit, or delete entries in the table. Your changes will be displayed immediately in the calibration graph.
  • Page 337 Calibration Adjust the as required by clicking on the File Value Printer Value arrow buttons. Click The value table is updated and the calibration graph is adjusted. To delete an entry from the value table: In the value table, highlight the entry to be deleted. Click Delete Entry The entry is removed.
  • Page 338 Chapter 7 – Color Workflow To open or hide the calibration graph, click the arrow button in the Edit Calibration dialog box. Viewing Separations 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 339: Reading Color Density Data

    Calibration In the box, type the new calibration table name. File Name Note: You can’t overwrite the default calibration tables, Spire Normal and Spire Saturated. Click The calibration table is saved with the new name. Note: To edit a calibration table, select Tools>Calibration>Edit. To view information about a calibration table, select Tools>Calibration>Info.
  • Page 340 Measured D-Max values for each separation • Target D-Max values for each separation • Minimum accepted density values for each separation (Xerox values) • View options: filtering by color - select which colors are shown/hidden • Calibration curves (target and measured) for each separation...
  • Page 341: Printing The Job With The Calibration Table

    Calibration • Properties: paperweight, screening, paper coating Note: When the density of the Xerox DocuColor 8000 Digital Color 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>. Standard (Minimum): <C - 1.5>, <M - 1.4>, <Y - 0.9>, <K - 1.5>...
  • Page 342: Default Color Flow

    Chapter 7 – Color Workflow Default Color Flow Color job parameters are located in the Job Parameters window> tab. Color tab provides you with tone compression tools such as Color brightness, contrast and gradation, as well as color tools, including rendering intent, ink saving, and RGB+CMYK Workflow.
  • Page 343 Submit The job is processed on the Spire CXP8000 color server and sent to the Xerox DocuColor 8000 Digital Color Press for printing. Note: You can also use a virtual printer to adjust job parameters. For more information about submitting jobs to the Spire CXP8000 color server, see Importing and Printing Jobs on page 154.
  • Page 344 Chapter 7 – Color Workflow There are several methods that can be used when translating colors from one color space to another. These methods are called Rendering Intents because they are optimized for various uses. When working with ICC profiles, it is important that you select the Rendering Intent that best preserves the important aspects of the image.
  • Page 345 Default Color Flow This rendering style option is optimal for artwork and graphs in presentations. In many cases, this style option can be used for mixed pages that contain both presentation graphics and photographs. • (default for RGB) - a rendering intent Perceptual (Photographic) method which preserves the visual relationship among the colors as they are perceived by the human eye.
  • Page 346: Color Mode

    Chapter 7 – Color Workflow Color Mode parameter enables you to print color jobs in black and Color Mode white using the black toner only. When a color job is printed using the option, the Cyan (C), Magenta (M), and Yellow (Y) separations Grayscale are also printed in Black (K) toner, giving a dense appearance similar to the CMYK grayscale image.
  • Page 347: Rgb Workflow

    Grayscale selected in the PPD file. This selection ensures that grayscale images are counted as black and white instead of color in both the Spire CXP8000 color server and in the Xerox DocuColor 8000 Digital Color Press billing meters. RGB Workflow...
  • Page 348: Cmyk Workflow

    Chapter 7 – Color Workflow To set the RGB workflow options: In the list, select the required RGB source profile: RGB Workflow • To use the embedded CSA or source CSA, select Use SourceCSA • To use a Spire or Adobe CSA, select a CSA from the list. The default option is SpireRGB_2.1 •...
  • Page 349 Default Color Flow is used to emulate various standards used in CMYK workflow lithographic printing. These standards represent specific combinations of paper and ink, as well as popular proofing systems. It is also used to emulate other printing devices such as offset presses, or other digital printers.
  • Page 350 Chapter 7 – Color Workflow To select CMYK workflow options: In the list, select one of the following options: Original • This is the default CMYK workflow. The CMYK elements Direct: are printed without any color transformation. • Uses the embedded CSA from the PostScript file. Use Source CSA: In the list, select the required emulation.
  • Page 351: Spot Workflow

    Default Color Flow Spot Workflow By default, the Spire CXP8000 color server looks in the spot color dictionary for the correct value each time there is a spot color with a recognized name. To ignore the spot color dictionary: In the area, clear the Spot workflow options Use Spire spot color...
  • Page 352: Destination Profile

    Chapter 7 – Color Workflow Destination Profile parameter enables you to select a custom or Destination profile predefined destination profile. After you import a custom destination profile via the , it is displayed in the list. There are Profile Manager Profile two predefined Spire CXP8000 color server profiles, DC_8000_C.GA...
  • Page 353: Screening

    Default Color Flow Screening converts CT (Continuous Tone) and LW (Line Work) images Screening into information (halftone dots) that can be printed. The human eye “smooths out” this information, which seems visually consistent with the original picture. Thus, the more lines per inch, the more natural the image appears.
  • Page 354 Chapter 7 – Color Workflow Automatic screening results in the printing of text and graphic shapes at Continuous Tone. Automatic screening is the recommended screening mode. Note: To change the Automatic screening values, see Automatic Screening on page 414. • applies Dot type screen of 150 lpi.
  • Page 355: Calibration

    Default Color Flow Calibration The purpose of color calibration is to achieve a consistent level of color quality. The calibration process corrects printer colors by measuring a chart using a densitometer, which measures color density. The Spire CXP8000 color server Calibration tool enables you to create and edit calibration tables, either through an automatic process or by editing an existing calibration table.
  • Page 356: Ink Saving (Gcr)

    Chapter 7 – Color Workflow To select a calibration table for a job: In the list, select a calibration table. The default calibration Calibration table is Normal Tip: For optimal printing performance, use the Normal (default) calibration setting (with Medium GCR). Ink Saving (GCR) (Gray Component Replacement) parameter enables Ink Saving GCR...
  • Page 357 Default Color Flow No GCR Low GCR Medium GCR High GCR While the gray component of each color is replaced by black, there is no change in the color quality of the printed image. To set the Ink Saving GCR, select one of the following options: •...
  • Page 358: Color Adjustments

    Chapter 7 – Color Workflow Color Adjustments Gradation option contains a list of gradation tables that were created Gradation by the Spire CXP8000 color server’s tool. Each gradation table Gradation contains specific settings for brightness, contrast and color balance. When you select your predefined gradation table, your job is adjusted according to the specific table’s settings.
  • Page 359 Default Color Flow Brightness By changing the setting, you can control how light or dark your Brightness output will appear. Lighter Normal Darker Brightness is generally used to make last-minute adjustments to the print job after proofing. Note: Changing the brightness level for an RTP job, does not require re-RIPing of the job.
  • Page 360: Color Tools

    Chapter 7 – Color Workflow option is generally used to make last-minute adjustments to Contrast the print job after proofing. Note: Changing the contrast level for an RTP job, does not require re-RIPing of the job. To select a contrast level for the print job, move the slider to Contrast the required contrast level (the range starts from...
  • Page 361 Color Tools After you import a destination profile, you can use the Media Color Mapping dialog box to map the profile to a paper color. The profile is linked to the paper color and the Spire CXP8000 color server will automatically select the correct profile for your job.
  • Page 362 Chapter 7 – Color Workflow In the area, click the button. Locate and select Source profile browse the required source profile, and then click Open The new emulation name is displayed in the box; if Emulation name you would like to change the name you may do so. Click Import The new source ICC profile is added to the...
  • Page 363 Color Tools Click Import The Import Destination ICC Profile dialog box appears. In the area, click the button. Locate the Destination profile browse required source profile, and then click Open The new emulation name is displayed in the box; if Emulation name you would like to change the name you may do so.
  • Page 364 Chapter 7 – Color Workflow The Media Color Mapping window appears. In the column, select the required profile for each paper Profile color. To add a new paper color, click the button. import Note: If you don’t map a destination profile to a paper color, the Spire CXP8000 color server uses the default profile, which is for white paper.
  • Page 365: Spot Color Editor And Workflow

    Color Tools To delete an ICC Profile: In the , select the profile you would Resource Center>Profile Manager like to delete. Note: You cannot delete predefined ICC profiles. Click the button. delete The profile is deleted from the profile list. Spot Color Editor and Workflow Individual job pages can contain continuous tone (CT), line work (LW), and spot color elements.
  • Page 366 Chapter 7 – Color Workflow Search for a particular color under Color Note: Under Color, you cannot perform an exact query. This input stream only reads one character. For example, you want “Cool Grey 4” and type “Cool“. As soon as you type “C”, the cursor only moves to “Cool Grey 1” and does not continue to a more specific selection.
  • Page 367 Color Tools To create a new spot color: In the Spot Color Editor window, click the button. The Spot Color Editor dialog box appears. Type the new color name as it exists in the PostScript file. Note: The Spot color names are case sensitive and should match the name as it appears in the DTP application.
  • Page 368: Gradation Tool

    Chapter 7 – Color Workflow Gradation Tool Sometimes it is necessary to perform tone corrections when printing a job. These changes in gradation can include brightness, contrast and color balance adjustments throughout the tone range of an entire image, or in specific tone ranges.
  • Page 369 Color Tools Preview Click to view how a page from a specific RTP job changes with Preview changing Gradation tables or Gradation adjustments. 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 370 Chapter 7 – Color Workflow To view gradation adjustments: Click to expand the Gradation dialog box. Preview Click to select a job for display in the Preview window. Browse The RTP Jobs window appears. The displayed jobs are the RTP jobs listed in the Storage window. Click on the RTP job you wish to modify.
  • Page 371 Color Tools The job appears in the Gradation dialog box. Notes: • The job name is listed at the top of the Preview viewer. • Click Browse at any time to select a different RTP job on which to view the effects of gradation table changes.
  • Page 372 Chapter 7 – Color Workflow If you have previously created or edited gradation tables, select the required gradation table from the list. Gradation table For viewing and editing purposes, the preconfigured settings of the selected gradation table are immediately applied to the RTP job on which you are working.
  • Page 373 Color Tools Gradation Graph Spire CXP8000 color server gradation tables are represented visually in the Gradation dialog box in the form of a graph: Modified gradation graph DefaultGradTable (Input equals Output) The horizontal axis represents the tone values of the image before gradation changes (input).
  • Page 374 Chapter 7 – Color Workflow The gradation controls • Start Moves the point of origin of the gradation graph at the highlight end along the horizontal or vertical axis. This affects the image file from 0% dot to 100% dot, where the greatest change is at 0% dot. Start Point Low Start Point High •...
  • Page 375 Color Tools • Changes brightness mainly in the midtones. This affects the image file from 15% dot to 85% dot, where the greatest change is at 50% dot. Mid Low Mid High • Shadow Changes brightness mainly in the shadows. This affects the image file from 50% dot to 100% dot, where the greatest change is at 75% dot.
  • Page 376 Chapter 7 – Color Workflow • Moves the endpoint of the gradation graph at the shadow end along the horizontal or vertical axis. This affects the image file from 0% dot to 100% dot, where the greatest change is at 100% dot. End Point Low End Point High Brightness and Contrast Slider Controls...
  • Page 377 Color Tools Contrast Contrast increases the image contrast by making the highlights lighter and the shadows darker. It can also be used to decreases the contrast. Move the slider to the right to increase contrast (S shaped Contrast curve), or to the left to decrease contrast (inverted S shaped curve). Click the arrow button to select a value from the drop-down list.
  • Page 378 Chapter 7 – Color Workflow The gradation organization options Click to reset all Gradation window settings. Reset The gradation curve is reset to a 45° line. Click to delete the selected gradation table. Delete Note: You can not delete the DefaultGradTable. Click to save the specified gradation settings.
  • Page 379: Graphic Arts Workflow

    Graphic Arts Workflow Printing PrePress Files - GAP Files.............366 Preflight Check ................368 Export as Creo Synapse InSite Job ...........373...
  • Page 380: Printing Prepress Files - Gap Files

    Chapter 8 – Graphic Arts Workflow Printing PrePress Files - GAP Files The Graphic Art Port (GAP) is a port through which you can import various file formats used in the Graphic Arts industry. GAP files are already rasterized. The Spire CXP8000 color server only needs to prepare the files for printing, which means adjusting the file resolution and rotation.
  • Page 381: Gap File Structure

    Printing PrePress Files - GAP Files GAP File Structure TIFF IT A TIFF IT file has 3 components: • CT.TIF • LW.TIF • FP (final page) file, which combines CT.TIF and LW.TIF To import a TIFF IT file to the Spire CXP8000 color server, first import the FP file.
  • Page 382: Preflight Check

    Chapter 8 – Graphic Arts Workflow Preflight Check parameter enables you to check the status of key job Preflight components before the job is sent for printing. Note: You can only run a preflight check on PostScript jobs. During the preflight check, your job is RIPed and the missing components are identified.
  • Page 383: Preflight Report

    Preflight Check The results of the preflight check are displayed in a . By Preflight Report default, a preflight report is not issued for each job. To issue this report, you need to run a preflight check for the job using the Preflight parameter.
  • Page 384 Chapter 8 – Graphic Arts Workflow To view the preflight report: Right-click the job in the Storage window, and from the menu select Preflight Report The Preflight Report dialog box appears. If you selected the HiRes files option in the area, the appears first.
  • Page 385 Preflight Check Select the report option. Spot Colors area displays the missing spot color names Spot Colors Report (spot colors which were not found in the spot color dictionary) and the found spot color names (spot colors which were found in the spot color dictionary).
  • Page 386 Chapter 8 – Graphic Arts Workflow Click the report option. Fonts area displays the name of the missing fonts that are Font Report not embedded in the file and do not exist in the and also Font Library the found fonts. column indicates whether the font is embedded in the file Source or was found in the...
  • Page 387: Export As Creo Synapse Insite Job

    Export as Creo Synapse InSite Job Click the report option. Dynamic Exceptions area displays the dynamic page exception Dynamic Exceptions commands found in the file. For more information about dynamic page exceptions, see Dynamic Page Exceptions on page 275. To save the preflight report, click and browse to the desired Save location.
  • Page 388 Chapter 8 – Graphic Arts Workflow After the RTP job is created on the Spire CXP8000 color server, it can be exported as InSite from the Storage window. When the customer logs on (using their unique username and password), they see the status of their jobs, view a thumbnail of all pages in each job, and quickly identify which pages require further corrections.
  • Page 389: Vi Workflow

    VI Workflow VI Overview ..................376 VI Document Formats ..............377 Using Creo Variable Print Specification to Print a VI Job ....381 Managing VI Elements ..............385 Applying VI Structure to Large Files (Split to Booklets) .....389...
  • Page 390: Vi Overview

    Chapter 9 – VI Workflow VI Overview Variable information (VI) jobs are jobs in which the printed materials are individualized for specific recipients or purposes. These materials can include bills, targeted advertising, and direct mailings. VI jobs are composed of booklets, which are personalized copies of a document.
  • Page 391: Vi Document Formats

    The Spire CXP8000 color server can process VI jobs that are in one of the following file formats: • Creo Variable Print Specification • Xerox Variable data Intelligent Postscript Printware (VIPP) • Personal Print Markup Language (PPML) • PostScript. Note: Variable Print Specification, VIPP, and PPML elements are displayed in the...
  • Page 392: Creo Variable Print Specification

    Chapter 9 – VI Workflow Creo Variable Print Specification Creo Variable Print Specification is the Creo developed formal language designed for effective production of VI documents. Creo Variable Print Specification is comprehensive and can specify a complete range of VI documents. It also provides the means for efficient implementation - fast and efficient data processing, and storage prior to printing.
  • Page 393: Vipp

    This data prints only once for individual booklets. VIPP The VIPP format was developed in 1993 by Xerox. The VIPP is a PostScript-based format that merges the VI pages during the processing stage. The VIPP is used mostly for financial applications, which typically employ the dynamic graph charting capability of VIPP, and for bank statements, telephone bills, and electric bills.
  • Page 394 Chapter 9 – VI Workflow VIPP jobs are composed of the following four files: Table 15: VIPP files File Name File Description File.PS The PostScript Master Form, which holds all of the fixed elements from the original document. File.JDT The Job Descriptor Ticket, which holds header and setup information for the job.
  • Page 395: Vipp 2001 And Ppml

    Using Creo Variable Print Specification to Print a VI Job VIPP 2001 and PPML The PPML format is a new XML-based industry standard that print- technology manufacturers developed for the high-speed production of reusable page content. The Spire CXP8000 color server supports VIPP 2001 and PPML formats. Some of the features that are included enable you to: •...
  • Page 396: Useful Vi Print Options

    Your VI job is processed and printed on the Spire CXP8000 color server. The Xerox DocuColor 8000 Digital Color Press prints RTP booklets at full engine speed working uninterrupted from the printer disk. Booklets are compiled concurrently while the printer prints.
  • Page 397: Job Deletion

    Using Creo Variable Print Specification to Print a VI Job through the Spire CXP8000 color server. The Xerox DocuColor 8000 Digital Color Press continues printing at its rated speed without interruption or slowing down until the job is finished. For more information about setting the Gallop option, see Gallop on page 165.
  • Page 398 Chapter 9 – VI Workflow To set a deletion policy: Suspend the and import your job. Process Queue Double-click your job to open the Job Parameters window. Select the tab. Services In the area, select one of the following Automatic deletion options options: •...
  • Page 399: Managing Vi Elements

    Managing VI Elements Note: The above example uses the step and repeat method. There are no special considerations for VI jobs using saddle stitch and perfect bound methods. For more information about setting Imposition parameters, see The Imposition Tab on page 227. Managing VI Elements When the Spire CXP8000 color server processes your VI job, it stores the reusable VI elements in a specific location.
  • Page 400: Deleting Vi Elements

    Chapter 9 – VI Workflow Deleting VI Elements VI elements that are no longer in use take up valuable disk space on the Spire CXP8000 color server. To free up disk space, you can delete the VI elements you no longer need. On the toolbar, click Resource Center.
  • Page 401: Archiving Vi Elements

    Managing VI Elements Archiving VI Elements If you have finished printing a large VI job and you know that you will need to reprint it in the future, it is a good idea to archive the VI elements and retrieve them when needed. You can archive your VI job folder in a location that you specify.
  • Page 402 Chapter 9 – VI Workflow Select the folder in which your VI elements are archived. Select the desired file and then click the button. Note: Use to select several files or to select all the files. SHIFT CTRL CTRL Click Retrieve The Spire CXP8000 color server retrieves the archived VI elements and displays them at the end of the file list in the Cached VI elements...
  • Page 403: Applying Vi Structure To Large Files (Split To Booklets)

    Applying VI Structure to Large Files (Split to Booklets) Applying VI Structure to Large Files (Split to Booklets) parameter enables you to split a PostScript, PDF, or Split to booklets large VI job that does not have a booklet structure into booklets. Note: A VI job that doesn’t have a booklet structure can be split to booklets using this feature.
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  • Page 405: System Administration

    System Administration Setting Up and Configuring the Spire CXP8000 Color Server...392 System Messages ................419...
  • Page 406: Setting Up And Configuring The Spire Cxp8000 Color Server

    Chapter 10 – System Administration Setting Up and Configuring the Spire CXP8000 Color Server Basic system configuration and settings are defined in the Spire CXP8000 color server Settings window. The Settings window contains items that enable you to manage your system. To open the Settings window: From the menu select...
  • Page 407 Setting Up and Configuring the Spire CXP8000 Color Server Changing the Server Name In the Settings window, select > Administration Server Setup In the area, click Server Name Change The System Properties dialog box appears. In the Network Identification tab, click Properties The Identification Changes dialog box appears.
  • Page 408: Changing The Date And Time

    Chapter 10 – System Administration In the box, type a new name for the computer. Computer Name If you want to change the or the in which your Workgroup Domain computer appears, select the desired option and type a new name in the corresponding box.
  • Page 409: Network Setup

    Setting Up and Configuring the Spire CXP8000 Color Server Select the tab and set the correct time zone. Time Zone Click Network Setup settings, settings and the settings IPX Printing TCP/IP Apple Talk Setup are set in the parameter. Network Setup...
  • Page 410 Chapter 10 – System Administration IPX Printing enables the Spire CXP8000 color server to act as a job server IPX Printing for the Novell queue. A job server checks each assigned queue at a specified interval, taking care of jobs on a first-in, first-out basis. Once a job is processed, its associated file is deleted from the queue directory.
  • Page 411 Setting Up and Configuring the Spire CXP8000 Color Server TCP/IP Setup The Spire CXP8000 color server is predefined with a default IP address. The TCP/IP option enables you to change this IP address and other TCP/ IP settings. Note: Before changing the network settings, consult your System Administrator. To change the TCP/IP network settings: In the Settings window, select >...
  • Page 412 Chapter 10 – System Administration Click in the Local Area Connection Properties window. You are prompted to restart your computer. Click if you need to make more changes, or to reboot. Apple Talk Setup utility enables you to change the AppleTalk zone in AppleTalk Setup which your Spire CXP8000 color server is located.
  • Page 413: Remote Tools Setup

    Setting Up and Configuring the Spire CXP8000 Color Server Remote Tools Setup includes setup for the tool and Remote Tools Setup Remote Admin enables the connection of clients to the Spire CXP8000 color server over the network using the Spire Web Center Remote Admin utility enables the System Administrator to connect, Remote Admin...
  • Page 414 Chapter 10 – System Administration In the box, type a password. Password Note: This password will be used later on to connect to the Remote Admin application from the System Administrator workstation. Click Save To download and launch the Remote Admin Client application: From the System Administrator workstation, connect to the desired Spire CXP8000 color server, and from the folder (related to...
  • Page 415 Setting Up and Configuring the Spire CXP8000 Color Server From the list, select the desired Spire CXP8000 color Spire Server server. Click The next Login window appears. In the box, type the password you have previously Session password created in the Remote Tools Setup window. Click The Spire CXP8000 color server workspace appears on your screen and you can perform any desired action.
  • Page 416: Security

    Chapter 10 – System Administration To enable web connections: In the Settings window, select > Administration Remote Tools Setup In the area, select Web Connect Setup Enable Web Viewer Security The user settings are set in Passwords Disk Wipe Security User Passwords To set Password settings: In the Settings window, select...
  • Page 417: Disk Wipe

    Setting Up and Configuring the Spire CXP8000 Color Server To change Administrator/Operator passwords: In the Settings window, select > Administration Security In the Administrator/Operator area, enter the old password. Enter the new password. Verify the new password. Click in the Settings window. Apply Save The password is changed and the Settings window closes.
  • Page 418: System Disks

    Chapter 10 – System Administration To start the disk wipe operation, click Start Wiping A progress bar appears while the disk wipe operation permanently deletes files. Close the Disk Wipe application when the operation finishes. Notes: • The disk wipe operation does not function well when the Norton Utilities application is installed.
  • Page 419: Backing Up The Configuration

    Setting Up and Configuring the Spire CXP8000 Color Server To set the system disks threshold: In the Settings window, select > Administration System Disks In the area, set the minimum free disk space desired for System Disks RIP. Backing up the Configuration item enables you to backup your Spire Configuration Backup CXP8000 color server configuration to a local hard disk, to a network drive...
  • Page 420: Configuration Backup

    Chapter 10 – System Administration Configuration Backup To backup the configuration of your Spire CXP8000 color server: In the Settings window, select > Administration Configuration Backup In the area, click Configuration Backup Browse The Save window appears.
  • Page 421 Setting Up and Configuring the Spire CXP8000 Color Server Browse to the desired directory path for the backup. Note: You can also backup to an external media. Click Save In the Settings window, click Start Backup Note: The last path will be saved and displayed to the path box. If the backup was made to an external media, the displayed path will be the default: C:/CXP000/General/Configuration.
  • Page 422 Chapter 10 – System Administration The Restore Configuration window appears. Select the categories you want to restore, and click Note: When restoring the configuration all the custom tables/sets are added to the system (for example imported user-defined imposition templates, new virtual printers, downloaded fonts etc. The following message appears: Click if you would like the restored files to replace the current...
  • Page 423: Localization

    Setting Up and Configuring the Spire CXP8000 Color Server Localization measurements and the are set in the Localization Language parameter. Localization Setting the Localization Measurement In the Settings window, select > Preferences Localization In the area, select , as desired. Localization Millimeters Inches...
  • Page 424: Pre-Rip Preview

    Chapter 10 – System Administration Pre-RIP Preview In the Settings window, select > Preferences Pre-RIP Preview In the area, select your choice: PS Preview • : to save the file as PDF Save as PDF • : to return to the original PS file Return to original PS file In the area, select the desired number of booklets for...
  • Page 425: General Defaults

    Setting Up and Configuring the Spire CXP8000 Color Server General Defaults In the Settings window, select > Preferences General Defaults In the area, select the Default Image Size Size Select the desired setting. For more information about setting the OPI, see OPI on page 252. Select the Default Archive Path For more information on the default archive path, see Archiving and...
  • Page 426 Chapter 10 – System Administration The Job Batching utility enables you to print several jobs with the same settings in a batch, one after the other without the cycle down, and consequently save production time. To set the desired job batching option: In the Settings window, select >...
  • Page 427: Color

    Setting Up and Configuring the Spire CXP8000 Color Server To set the desired held jobs option: In the area, select , to bypass frozen Held Jobs Policy Bypass held jobs jobs in the queue. In Print Select to stop the printing from the queue Don’t Bypass held jobs when a job is assigned a frozen status.
  • Page 428 Chapter 10 – System Administration Emulations Using this utility, you can select the desired emulation method: • Device Link (default) • Note: The emulation profiles that are displayed in the Job Parameters window are related to the chosen emulation method. To specify the emulation method: In the Settings window, select >...
  • Page 429: Color Conversion Tables

    Setting Up and Configuring the Spire CXP8000 Color Server Color Conversion Tables utility enables you to select the set of color Color Conversion Tables conversion tables used for your jobs. Important: The Process queue needs to be suspended while changing the color tables set.
  • Page 430: Messages

    Chapter 10 – System Administration Messages , and Alert Messages Accounting Log Setup Message Viewer Log settings are set in Setup Messages Alert Messages utility enables you to select whether the Alerts window Alert Messages will open automatically, or not, when an error occurs. To set the Alerts window settings: In the Settings window, select >...
  • Page 431 Setting Up and Configuring the Spire CXP8000 Color Server Accounting Log Setup By default, all the jobs that were handled during the past 90 days are listed in the Spire CXP8000 color server Accounting window. This utility enables you to specify different values for how long information remains before being overwritten.
  • Page 432: View Configuration

    Chapter 10 – System Administration View Configuration utility enables you to view the configuration of View Configuration your Spire CXP8000 color server and to print it to any printer on the network connected to your Spire CXP8000 color server. In addition you can save the configuration in the network or export it to an external media as a text file.
  • Page 433: System Messages

    System Messages Locate the desired folder, and click Save System Messages While jobs are being handled by the Spire CXP8000 color server, 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 434 Chapter 10 – System Administration Note: By default, new messages are shown at the top of the list. For each message, the origin of the message is indicated, and a task that will solve the problem is suggested. To delete messages from the Alerts window: Select the message(s) you want to delete and click Clear Click the...
  • Page 435: Job History

    System Messages Job History To view the job history: Right-click a job in the Queues window or in the Storage window, and from the menu select Job History Select a job and from the menu select Job History The Job History window appears, listing all the messages that were generated during the workflow of the selected job.
  • Page 436: The Message Viewer

    Chapter 10 – System Administration The Message Viewer To open the Message Viewer: At any stage of work, from the menu, select Tools 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 421.
  • Page 437 System Messages Filtering the Messages by Type Each message in the Message Viewer and Job History windows is assigned an icon to denote the message type: Information Warning Error You can filter the list in order to view only messages of certain types. Click any message type icon—for example, —...
  • Page 438 Chapter 10 – System Administration Set the printing options as desired, and then click...
  • Page 439: 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 440 Spire CXP8000 Color Server User Guide Creo's Automatic Picture Replacement workflow. In this workflow, two versions of a file are created - a high-resolution file and a low- resolution file called PSImage. The latter is used for positioning and manipulation within a DTP application. The low-resolution file is replaced automatically by the high-resolution version during the RIP process.
  • Page 441 Glossary Color separations Separate films are prepared for each of the process printing inks - cyan, magenta, yellow and black. These films are used to prepare the printing plates for printing on press. See also CMYK. Composite mode In composite mode, the data required to separate a page into its CMYK components is all contained within one single (composite) file.
  • Page 442 Spire CXP8000 Color Server User Guide Abbreviation for Desktop Publishing. The process of page production using personal computers, off-the-shelf software and an output device such as a printer or imagesetter. Usually, these components form a system that is driven by a device-independent page description language such as PostScript.
  • Page 443 Glossary Halftone A negative or positive image whereby detail of the image is reproduced with dots varying area but of uniform density. Creates the illusion of continuous tone when viewed with the naked eye. Highlights The whitest portions of the original or reproduction that have no color cast.
  • Page 444 Spire CXP8000 Color Server User Guide Linework Linework graphics are characterized by sharply defined lines and very clear transitions from one color to another. Linework is stored in the computer as a series of geometric (vector) drawing instructions. Metamerism Metamerism occurs when two colors match under one light source, but appear different under another light source.
  • Page 445 Glossary Output tone curve A graph showing the relationship of original input densities and the corresponding dot percentages on film. Overprint A technique, which overlaps colored elements to eliminate the appearance of gaps between elements caused by misregistration of the various separations during printing.
  • Page 446 Spire CXP8000 Color Server User Guide Raster file A file of data that was scanned, processed or output sequentially, bit by bit and line by line. Also known as a bitmap. Rasterization The translation of vector information into bitmap information. Bitmaps may also require a new rasterization to comply with the screening parameters (dot shape, dot size) of the imagesetter that will expose them on film.
  • Page 447 Glossary Saturation The strength of a color. Screen angle The angle of rows of halftone dots represented in degrees. During output of films for reproduction, the dot arrangement of each separation film is placed at a distinct and different angle to the other separations.
  • Page 448 Spire CXP8000 Color Server User Guide Stochastic screening A method of creating frequency-modulated halftones that depends on the number of laser dots in a given area rather than the size of the laser dots in a given area. The dots are randomly placed and very small.
  • Page 449 Glossary Variable Information (VI) Variable information (VI) jobs are jobs in which the printed materials are individualized for specific recipients or purposes. These materials can include bills, targeted advertising and direct mailings. Vector drawing The geometric system used to define lines and curves in many computer graphics most often used for line drawings.
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  • Page 451: Index

    Index Automatic Screening, 414 workflow, 44, 334 Coating, 41, 173 Aborted status, 198 Collating templates, 239 Absolute colorimetric, 43, 330 Collation, 40, 162 Accounting Log Back Cover, 289 Color printing and exporting, 216 Backing up adjustments, 344 setup, 417 calibration tables, 325 conversion tables, 415 Accounting Viewer Black overprint, 42, 180...
  • Page 452 Spire CXP8000 Color Server User Guide setting the Spire Color Server, 275 Fontdownloader, 38, 294 tips and limitations, 284 Fonts, 294 Data flow, 12 viewing preflight report, 373 downloading, 298 Date changing, 394 fontdownloader hot folder for Default Archive Path Windows, 301 setting, 411 list of, 294...
  • Page 453 Index Held Jobs Policy, 413 settings, 206 Exceptions tab, 29 Held status, 198 tab, 226, 227 Finishing tab, 29 Help workflow, 226 Imposition tab, 29 online help, 30 Imposition templates, 238 Paper Stock tab, 28 Help menu, 29 collating templates, 239 Print Quality tab, 28 High-resolution deleting, 247...
  • Page 454 Spire CXP8000 Color Server User Guide Macintosh, 10 Personal Print Markup Language defining a printer on client (PPML), 10, 377, 381 Online help, 30 workstations, 66 Photoshop, 9 Open Prepress Interface, 252 printing from, 75 Portrait, 40 file formats, 254 using the fontdownloader, 298 jobs, 160 preparing to print, 254...
  • Page 455 Index Printer’s default, 39, 65 Remote Admin Client, 400 Configuration Backup, 405 Printers Remote connection, 399 Date and Time, 394 default network, 38 Remote Tools Setup, 399 General Defaults, 411 Printing Rendering intent, 329 Localization, 409 accounting log, 216 absolute colorimetric, 330 Messages, 416 book-style hard copies, 160 for CMYK, 44, 335...
  • Page 456 Spire CXP8000 Color Server User Guide Storage window, 13, 20, 34, 194, 196 creating file-name translation file, View Configuration, 418 status indicators, 198 Viewing Submitting, 32 installing and configuring Brisque, crop marks, 207 an RTP job, 156 the imposed job, 207 jobs, 200 installing SFU 3.0 software, 118 VIPP jobs...
  • Page 457 Index Windows NT 4.0 defining a printer, 48 printing using commands, 105 setting up an LPR printer, 91 Windows XP defining a printer, 55 defining a printer using the add printer wizard, 55 printing using commands, 105 Workflow, 10, 43 basic, 31 importing and printing from the client, 32...
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