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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    User Addendum RIP Station 5000, version 1.3 for the EPSON Stylus Pro 5000 Contents Introduction 3 Operating systems 3 System requirements 3 Installing user software on a Windows computer 4 Setting up printing with Windows 95/98 4 Completing the SMB printing connection for Windows 95/98 4 Installing utilities for Windows 7 Configuring the connection to the RIP Station 8...
  • Page 2 Page 2 Using Fiery WebSetup 46 RIP Station Setup from Fiery WebSetup 46 Server Setup 47 Network Setup 50 Printer Setup 57 Restarting the RIP Station 59 Color Management 59 RIP Station color management 59 Copyright © 1998 Electronics for Imaging, Inc. All rights reserved. This publication is protected by copyright, and all rights are reserved.
  • Page 3: Introduction

    This addendum describes new features and updates information for the RIP Station 5000, software version 1.3, for use with the EPSON Stylus Pro 5000 printer. Before using the RIP Station 5000, be sure to read this addendum and distribute it to all users.
  • Page 4: Installing User Software On A Windows Computer

    Page 4 Mac OS To print to the RIP Station and use all the Fiery utilities (including ColorWise Pro Tools) you need: • A Mac OS-based computer with 68040 (with 32-bit addressing turned on) or PowerPC processor • OS 8.0 or higher •...
  • Page 5 Page 5 EFORE YOU BEGIN 1. Configure the RIP Station for SMB printing in Network Setup>Service Setup>Windows Setup. SMB printing is referred to as Windows Printing in Setup, on the Control Panel Map, and on the Configuration page. For more information, see the Administrator Guide. 2.
  • Page 6 Page 6 5. Select “Enable WINS Resolution” and enter the TCP/IP address of the WINS Name Server. The TCP/IP address of the WINS Name Server is listed on the Configuration Page in the Network Setup section. Windows 98 Windows 95 Contact your network administrator if you have difficulty configuring your computer for WINS.
  • Page 7: Installing Utilities For Windows

    Page 7 5. Expand the levels to locate your printer and the print connection (Print, Hold, or Direct) to which you want to print. The printer name you are browsing for is the Server Name listed under Network Setup on the Configuration Page.
  • Page 8: Configuring The Connection To The Rip Station

    Page 8 Configuring the connection to the RIP Station The process of configuring the connection to use Fiery Downloader and Fiery Spooler has changed. Fiery Downloader functions over both IPX/SPX and TCP/IP networks and Fiery Spooler functions only over IPX/SPX networks. You should edit the configuration whenever there is any change to your RIP Station or network, such as a Server Name, IP Address/IPX Address, or device change.
  • Page 9 Page 9 —Enter the name of the device that the RIP Station is connected to: Pro5000. New Device This device name appears in the Printer Setup section of the Configuration page. For TCP/IP networks For IPX/SPX networks 4. When you have entered all the information, click Add. 5.
  • Page 10 Page 10 O CONFIGURE THE CONNECTION FOR IERY POOLER 1. Launch Fiery Spooler by double-clicking its icon or by choosing it from the Start\Programs menu. 2. Click OK. 3. Enter the appropriate information for the RIP Station. —Enter the Server Name of the RIP Station as it was defined during Server Server Name Setup.
  • Page 11: Installing Colorwise Pro Tools For Windows

    Page 11 Installing ColorWise Pro Tools for Windows Fiery Print Calibrator has been replaced with ColorWise Pro Tools. ColorWise Pro Tools provides users with greater control of color. Before you begin installation, determine the following: • Where do you want to install the utility on your hard disk? By default, the installer places the utility in the Program Files\Fiery\ColorWise Pro Tools folder on your hard disk.
  • Page 12: Installing The Rip Station Icm Printer Profiles For Windows

    Page 12 Name of dialog box: Action: When finished: Select Program Folder Specify a folder name for the utility Click Next. software located in the Programs menu. Setup Complete Acknowledge that the software Click Finish. installation is complete. See “ColorWise Pro Tools connection for Windows and Mac OS” on page 15 for information on setting up the ColorWise Pro Tools connection.
  • Page 13: Installing The Color Reference Files

    Page 13 95/98: O INSTALL THE PROFILES FOR INDOWS 1. On the User Software CD, open the ICM folder. 2. Copy the ICM profile from the folder that corresponds to the media and resolution you use to the Windows\System\Color folder on your hard disk. 3.
  • Page 14 Page 14 O INSTALL OLOR OOLS FOR 1. On the User Software CD open the ColorWise Pro Tools folder. 2. Double-click the ColorWise Pro Tools Installer icon. 3. Read the EFI Software License Agreement and click Accept to accept the terms and continue installation.
  • Page 15: Installing The Color Reference Files

    Page 15 MRJ 2.0: O INSTALL 1. Read the Apple Computer, Inc. Software License and click Agree to install the software. 2. Click Install. Some files are installed. 3. Click Quit. You are now ready to configure the ColorWise Pro Tools connection to the RIP Station, as described below.
  • Page 16 Page 16 EFORE YOU BEGIN Print the Configuration page from the Control Panel and note the IP Address of the RIP Station. You can also set up a Domain Name Server (DNS) for the IP address of the RIP Station in the HOSTS file and use that name.
  • Page 17 Page 17 —Enter the name of the device that the RIP Station is connected to: Pro5000. New Device This device name appears in the Printer Setup section of the Configuration page and it must be entered exactly the same here. 4.
  • Page 18: Modifying The Configuration

    Page 18 Modifying the configuration You should edit the configuration whenever there is any change that would affect your original configuration, such as a change in IP address. First change the specific RIP Station Setup information before configuring the connection. O MODIFY THE CONFIGURATION 1.
  • Page 19: Managing Print Jobs

    Page 19 User Guide This section of the addendum updates areas of the User Guide. Major changes occurred in Chapter 5, “Managing Print Jobs,” Chapter 6, “Simulation,” and “Appendix A: Print Options.” Managing Print Jobs Fiery WebTools Fiery WebTools resides on the RIP Station 5000, but can be accessed over the network from Windows 95/98, Windows NT 4.0, and Mac OS computers.
  • Page 20: Fiery Webspooler

    Page 20 2. Click the Tray Status tab to check your printer’s paper levels 3. Click the Ink Status tab to check your printer’s ink levels. Fiery WebSpooler Fiery WebSpooler provides a window on RIP Station and printer functions and an interface from which you can control those functions.
  • Page 21 Page 21 The Fiery WebSpooler window appears in a new browser window. Job management features Unless a password has been defined in RIP Station Setup, you can log in to Fiery WebSpooler without entering a password, and you are given full privileges which include: •...
  • Page 22 Page 22 Job List window Your first view of Fiery WebSpooler is the Job List window, which is divided into three areas by Spool, RIP, and Print status bars. The Job List window is surrounded by a frame that includes slider buttons and menus. System information indicators at the bottom of the window show the availability of hard disk space and RAM on the currently selected RIP Station.
  • Page 23 Page 23 • —Jobs listed in the area below the Print status bar have already been printed. Printed jobs Printed jobs can be stored on the RIP Station disk. The number of jobs that can be stored (from 1 to 99) is defined in Setup. •...
  • Page 24 Page 24 Status bars Jobs actively involved in the three processes (spooling, rasterizing, and printing) are listed in that span the Job List window. status bars Status bars show the filename and user name for the active process, and an indication of its progress.
  • Page 25 Page 25 RIP area The job icon in the RIP area is described below: RIP area icon: What it indicates: How long you see the job: Raster data headed for in its Until printer is free to print the Print turn White printer icon After a job is rasterized, it goes into the RIP area.
  • Page 26 Page 26 Job commands Using the commands in the Job menu, you can alter the destinations, priorities and other characteristics of jobs that appear in the Fiery WebSpooler window. Job commands are used to assign a selected job to a new destination or process. These commands are available from the Job menu (see page 23).
  • Page 27 Page 27 To change the print settings for a job, double-click the job line or select the job and choose Override Print Settings from the Job menu. The options you set here are the same ones you set from the Print dialog box when you print from an application.
  • Page 28 Page 28 O DISPLAY UPDATE PRINT DELETE AND SAVE THE 1. Choose Show Job Log from the Fiery WebSpooler Window menu. 2. Click All or specify a date range. 3. Click OK. The Job Log appears in a new browser window. Update Print Delete...
  • Page 29: Fiery Spooler

    15. 2. Click Calibrator. EPSON Color Calibrator should appear as the measurement method. This information is provided to Calibrator by the RIP Station. If EPSON Color Calibrator does not appear, make sure you are connected to the RIP Station.
  • Page 30 5. Choose the paper size and input tray to use for the measurements page and click Print. 6. Use the EPSON Color Calibrator to read the measurements page data into a file. See your EPSON Color Calibrator documentation for instructions.
  • Page 31: Color Editor

    Page 31 O RESTORE DEFAULT CALIBRATION MEASUREMENTS 1. Launch ColorWise Pro Tools and click Calibrator. 2. Click Restore Device. 3. Click OK to restore the factory default calibration. Restore device applies the factory default calibration measurements to all calibration sets, not just the currently selected one. Color Editor The Color Editor is used to customize simulation profiles and can be accessed either directly, by clicking on its icon, or indirectly, through the Profile Manager.
  • Page 32 Page 32 O EDIT A SIMULATION IN ASTER MODE 1. Open ColorWise Pro Tools and click either Color Editor or Profile Manager. 2. Choose the simulation you wish to edit and click Select (Color Editor) or Edit (Profile Manager). 3. Choose Master from the Edit Mode drop-down menu. You can use this dialog box to view or edit simulations.
  • Page 33 Page 33 5. You can adjust brightness by using the plus and minus buttons. Changes to the brightness affect the curve(s). 6. You can adjust the Dot Gain value by clicking the Dot Gain button. This is used for simulating press output. You can choose either the North American or European standard.
  • Page 34 Page 34 O EDIT A SIMULATION IN MODE 1. Open ColorWise Pro Tools and click either Color Editor or Profile Manager. 2. Choose the simulation you wish to edit and click Select (Color Editor) or Edit (Profile Manager). 3. Choose TRI from the Edit Mode drop-down menu and select the Print Mode option with which your edited simulation will be linked.
  • Page 35 Page 35 Undoing simulation edits You can undo the changes you made to simulations (master and linked) in a number of ways: • If you have not yet saved your edits, click Done on the Color Editor menu bar, then click No when prompted to save the changes •...
  • Page 36 Page 36 4. Click Revert to Master. Revert to Master makes the curves for one or more linked simulations match the last saved master simulation. If you have edited and saved changes to a master simulation, your linked simulations will revert to the changed master, not the original. 5.
  • Page 37: Profile Manager

    MAT and DuPont WaterProof MAT simulations are only valid when using the DuPont/EPSON Matte Proofing Paper. The DuPont Cromalin PUB and DuPont WaterProof PUB simulations are only valid when using the DuPont/EPSON Publication Proofing Paper. The use of any other media invalidates the color fidelity and can produce unpredictable color results.
  • Page 38 Page 38 O CHOOSE A DEFAULT SIMULATION 1. Launch ColorWise Pro Tools and click Profile Manager. The left-hand side of the screen lists the ICC profiles in the default directory of your workstation. The right-hand side lists the simulation profiles on the RIP Station. The lock icon indicates that these profiles cannot be deleted and can only be edited if they are saved under a new name.
  • Page 39 Page 39 Downloading simulation profiles The RIP Station comes with ten factory-installed simulation profiles. It is possible to download additional simulations from any workstation connected to the RIP Station. O DOWNLOAD A SIMULATION PROFILE 1. Launch ColorWise Pro Tools and click the Profile Manager. The left-hand side of the main Profile Manager windows lists the ICC profiles in the default directory of your workstation.
  • Page 40 Page 40 Before this profile can be applied to a print job, it must be associated with one of the predefined simulation names (Simulation-1, Simulation-2...Simulation-10) or set as the default simulation. See “Defining simulation profiles” on page 41. Editing simulation profiles The simulation profiles on the RIP Station can be customized to meet your specific needs and the characteristics of your printer.
  • Page 41 Page 41 Defining simulation profiles Before you can apply any downloaded or edited simulation profile to a print job, that profile must be linked to one of the predefined custom simulation names. There are ten names available for custom simulations— Simulation-1, Simulation-2,...Simulation-10. O DEFINE A SIMULATION PROFILE 1.
  • Page 42: Print Options

    Page 42 4. Click OK. Simulation-1 now appears under the Appear in Driver as heading for DIC-new. Choosing Simulation-1 from the CMYK Simulation option in the printer driver will apply the DIC-new simulation to the print job. Print Options Print options give you access to the special features of your printer and the RIP Station. You can specify print options in several places—from the server, from the printing application, from Fiery Downloader, from Fiery Spooler, and from Fiery WebSpooler.
  • Page 43: Override Hierarchy

    41. SWOP-COM M/ When using the DuPont SWOP-COM F/ simulations, choose one of the Euroscale/DIC/ Print Mode settings for DuPont Simulation-1/Simulation-2/ Epson or Com Prf Ppr and Simulation-3/Simulation-4/ choose the appropriate page Simulation-5/Simulation-6/ size. Simulation-7/Simulation-8/ Simulation-9/Simulation-10/ None...
  • Page 44 Print mode: Media: Resolution: Com Prf Ppr 720 Commercial Proofing paper Com Prf Ppr 1440 1440 DuPont Epson MAT 720 DuPont Matte paper DuPont Epson MAT 1440 1440 DuPont Epson PUB 720 DuPont Publication paper DuPont Epson PUB 1440 1440...
  • Page 45: Setting Up The Rip Station

    Page 45 Administrator Guide This section of the addendum updates areas of the Administrator Guide for the RIP Station. There were some changes to Chapter 2, “Setting up the RIP Station” and a whole section has been added on using Fiery WebSetup. Setting up the RIP Station The only change to the process of setting up the RIP Station is the Color Setup options available from the Control Panel.
  • Page 46: Using Fiery Websetup

    Page 46 CMYK Simulation (formerly called Press Simulation) DuPont Cromalin COM/DuPont Cromalin MAT/DuPont Cromalin PUB/ DuPont WaterProof COM/DuPont WaterProof MAT/DuPont WaterProof PUB/ SWOP-COM M/SWOP-COM F/Euroscale/DIC/Simulation-1...Simulation-10/ None [SWOP-COM M for English-language systems, Euroscale for European systems] With CMYK simulation, you can simulate commercial presses or other proofing methods by applying the factory profiles.
  • Page 47: Server Setup

    Page 47 4. Click one of the Setup buttons: Server Setup, Network Setup, or Printer Setup. Refer to the following sections for more information. Server Setup From this window, you can access Server Setup, Password, and Job Log Setup. Server Setup —Enter a name for the RIP Station (up to ten characters long).
  • Page 48 Page 48 —Select to specify that the RIP Station should print a start page every time Print Start Page it restarts. The start page displays information about the RIP Station including the server name, current date and time, Color Mode, Printer Mode, amount of memory installed in the RIP Station, last calibration date, network protocols enabled, and connections enabled.
  • Page 49 Page 49 O SET CHANGE OR REMOVE PASSWORDS 1. To enter a new password, type the password in the Enter New Password field. Passwords can be any combination of up to 19 characters. 2. When prompted, enter the new password in the Verify New Password field. The new password remains in effect until you change it.
  • Page 50: Network Setup

    Page 50 Network Setup You can modify most of the Network Setup options— including Port Setup, Protocol Setup, PServer Setup, and Service Setup— from Fiery WebSetup. O CONFIGURE ETUP • Click the Port Setup tab in the Network Setup dialog box. You can then adjust settings as detailed in the following sections.
  • Page 51 Page 51 Port Setup (Token Ring) A Token Ring option is not available for the RIP Station. Therefore, these Setup options cannot be selected. O CONFIGURE ROTOCOL ETUP • Click the Protocol Setup tab in the Network Setup window. The RIP Station can accept jobs via TCP/IP (over Ethernet only), AppleTalk, and IPX/SPX simultaneously.
  • Page 52 Page 52 —If your TCP/IP network has a gateway, and users outside the gateway print to Gateway the RIP Station using TCP/IP, enter the gateway address here. Obtain the correct gateway address from your network administrator. Protocol Setup (AppleTalk) —Select to enable Apple Talk if you have an AppleTalk network con- Enable AppleTalk nected to the RIP Station.
  • Page 53 Page 53 O CONFIGURE ERVER ETUP • Click the PServer Setup tab in the Network Setup window. You can modify both NetWare 3.x (Bindery) and NetWare 4.x (NDS) configurations from Fiery WebSetup. Turn on the Enable NDS option if your network uses NetWare 4.x in native mode.
  • Page 54 Page 54 Add NDS Tree You can have only one NDS tree, so the following process is required to change trees: 1. Select the current NDS tree and click Remove. 2. Select the new NDS tree and click Add. Your new NDS tree selection automatically overwrites any previous tree selection.
  • Page 55 Page 55 Because you can set up more than one Novell server to handle RIP Station print jobs, Bindery Setup allows you to add or delete new file server connections and view the connections you have selected. The options are: Bindery Setup...
  • Page 56 Page 56 Service Setup (Windows Printing Service) For setting up the Windows printing service, these characters are allowed in the text fields: uppercase letters, numerals, space, and the following characters: - _ . ~ ! @ # $ % ^ & ( ) { } \ ' , Lowercase letters are not allowed, except in the Comment field.
  • Page 57: Printer Setup

    Page 57 Printer Setup From this window, you can access two tabs: Printer Setup, and Color and Paper Setup. O SET PRINTER OPTIONS • Click the Printer Setup tab. Printer Setup —Specify the device name of the printer whose connections and protocols Select Printer you want to configure.
  • Page 58 Page 58 O SET OLOR AND APER ETUP OPTIONS • Click the Color and Paper Setup tab in the Printer Setup window. Color and Paper Setup —Specifies the default color mode to be used: Color or Grayscale . Before per- Color Mode forming calibration on the RIP Station, select Color as the Color Mode.
  • Page 59: Restarting The Rip Station

    Page 59 Restarting the RIP Station You need to reboot the RIP Station before your changes to Setup take effect. RIP S O RESTART THE TATION 1. Make sure the information screen on the Control Panel reads Idle. If Printing or RIPping appears, the RIP Station is processing and you must wait until the system finishes and reaches the Idle state.
  • Page 60 Page 60 Rendering styles The Rendering Style option is used to specify a CRD for color conversions. The following table describes the various color rendering styles (CRDs) provided with RIP Station software and provides guidelines on when to use each one. Each color rendering style uses a different gamut mapping method designed for a particular kind of color usage.