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Spire CXP8000 Color Server for Xerox
DocuColor 8000 Digital Press
Version 1.0
739-00095A-EN
Release Notes
English
www.creo.com

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  • Page 1 Release Notes English Spire CXP8000 Color Server for Xerox DocuColor 8000 Digital Press Version 1.0 www.creo.com 739-00095A-EN...
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  • Page 3: Fcc Compliance

    Microsoft, Microsoft Windows NT, Microsoft Windows 2000, and Windows 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 4 Patents This product is covered by one or more of the following U.S. patents: RE37376 5247174 5420702 5625766 5854883 6031932 6181362 4456924 5247352 5420722 5636330 5861904 6043865 6181439 4500919 5249067 5459505 5649220 5861992 6060208 6186068 4558302 5283140 5473733 5650076 5864651 6063528 6189452 4743091...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents Software Kit Contents..........................1 Software Installation..........................1 New Features .............................. 2 Windows XP Operating System ......................2 New Acrobat Version (6.0)........................2 PDF 1.5..............................2 Job Info from PPD..........................2 New Printer Screens ..........................3 Windows Logo Certification (WHQL)....................3 Job Definition Format Support .......................
  • Page 6 Creo Spot Colors XT Version 2.3.1...................... 13 Deactivating OPI ..........................13 Printing an Area of 12 × 18 inches ....................... 13 Web Viewer............................13 Spire DC8000_COM Destination Profile..................... 13 Spire Printing Over TCP/IP From Macintosh ..................14 Coated Paper............................14 Spire CXP8000 Color Server Limitations ....................
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  • Page 8: Software Kit Contents

    This CD contains the Spire CXP8000 color server software (setup files, PPD files, printer drivers, and utilities). CD-ROM #3 This CD contains the utilities, and the Spire CXP8000 Color Server for Xerox DocuColor 8000 Digital Press User Guide. ® The CD has both Macintosh and Windows partitions and can be mounted on both platforms.
  • Page 9: New Features

    New Features Windows XP Operating System The Spire CXP8000 color server now runs on the Windows XP Professional operating system. Note: It is highly recommended that a technical engineer perform all operating system and system administration activities—for example, reinstallation and system backup and restore. New Acrobat Version (6.0) ®...
  • Page 10: New Printer Screens

    Job Info fields can contain up to 127 characters. New Printer Screens The new printer screens are: Dot 150, Dot 200, Dot 300, Dot 600, Line 200, and Stochastic screens. These are available both in the Job Parameters window (Color tab > Screening) and in the Settings Window under Preferences >...
  • Page 11: Opentype Font Downloads

    The Spire CXP8000 color server now supports downloading of the cross platform OpenType font format. VIPP 5.1 ® The Spire CXP8000 color server supports variable information jobs in Xerox VIPP version 5.1 format. Sharpening Edges The Spire CXP8000 color server now provides an additional method to sharpen the edges of text and graphics.
  • Page 12: Custom Paper Profiles

    Custom Paper Profiles The Spire CXP8000 color server supports the DocuColor custom paper profiles, and enables you to map a custom paper profile to a paper set. Select the Off option in the Settings window to clear the Custom Paper Function. When you define custom profiles, make sure that the Coating and Weight parameters that you select in the Job Parameters window correspond to the same values in the profile.
  • Page 13: Oct Offset

    OCT Offset The Spire CXP8000 color server enables you to control the offset function in the Offset Catch Tray (OCT) either between jobs on a system level or inside one job between sets. This feature is available both in the Job Parameters window and in the Settings window. 739-00031A-EN...
  • Page 14: Job Title Recognition

    Job Title Recognition When you submit files to be printed via the LPR mechanism, the Spire CXP8000 color server enables you to control the job name generation. The job name is created either from the file ® name or from the Adobe Postscript code.
  • Page 15: Connectivity To Freeflow Prepress Suite

    Connectivity to FreeFlow Prepress Suite ™ In the FreeFlow Makeready, Web Services or Process Manager applications, you can set job parameters, and then submit the file directly to the Spire color server. The Spire color server receives the FreeFlow job parameters and automatically converts it to the Spire job parameters.
  • Page 16: Enhanced Brisque Connectivity

    Enhanced Brisque Connectivity In addition to being able to import a Brisque job to the Spire color server (either through the Import window or by dragging a file to one of the Spire hot folders), you can now submit jobs directly from the Brisque to the Spire color server.
  • Page 17: Tips For Using The Spire Cxp8000 Color Server

    Tips for Using the Spire CXP8000 Color Server Running Antivirus Software ® ® The Spire CXP8000 color server was successfully tested with McAfee VirusScan 7.0 for Windows XP Professional server antivirus software. Avoid using the automatic scanning mode and activate the antivirus software only when the Spire CXP8000 color server application is closed.
  • Page 18: Reverting To The Default Normal Or Saturated Calibration Table

    Reverting to the Default Normal or Saturated Calibration Table If the Normal or Saturated calibration table has been edited, and you wish to revert to the Spire CXP8000 color server default calibration table, perform the following steps: 1. From the Tools menu, select Calibration. The Calibration window appears.
  • Page 19: Selecting Staple Options

    Selecting Staple Options Regardless of whether the image orientation is set to Portrait or Landscape, the available staple options include both Portrait and Landscape. Be sure to select the staple orientation option that matches your image orientation. If you do not, the image might be cropped. Setting the Image Size to Trim Size Ratio in Imposition Make sure that the ratio of image size to trim size is less than 3.0.
  • Page 20: Choosing A System Disk For Operations

    Choosing a System Disk for Operations Do not perform any operations, such as archiving, on disk C. Perform these operations on disk Creo Spot Colors XT Version 2.3.1 It is recommended not to work with Creo Spot Colors XT version 2.3.1XTension when you use QuarkXPress.
  • Page 21: Spire Printing Over Tcp/Ip From Macintosh

    Spire Printing Over TCP/IP From Macintosh The Spire over TCP/IP connection enables Macintosh clients to print jobs to the Spire CXP6000 color server over a TCP/IP protocol. This connection allows a significantly higher spooling speed. To set up TCP/IP printing from the Macintosh, download the Choose Spire Over IP installer from the Spire CXP8000 color server D:\Utilities folder.
  • Page 22: Merged Rtp Jobs

    Merged RTP Jobs After you merge jobs in the Job Preview & Editor tool, do not change any job parameters that require re-RIPing, such as Color Emulation, or Image Quality, or Imposition template changes that require a 90 degree rotation. Progressive JPEG Images Progressive JPEG images are not supported.
  • Page 23: Dynamic Page Exceptions Support

    Dynamic Page Exceptions Support If you print a job using a dynamic page exceptions virtual printer, the Imposition tab in the Job Parameters window is unavailable. Imposed Sheet Range This feature is available only for imposed RTP jobs. For imposed, non-VI RTP files, the Page Range is automatically changed to Imposed Sheet Range.
  • Page 24: Image Scale

    Image Scale The PDF Optimization utility does not support the Image Scale parameter. If you select the Image Scale parameter, PDF optimization is automatically disabled. The Image Scale parameter cannot be applied to VI jobs. Fit to Sheet Size in Imposition The Fit to Sheet Size check box, located on the Imposition tab (Template parameter) does not support VI jobs.
  • Page 25: Variable Information (Vi)

    Variable Information (VI) Variable Print Specification Process It is recommended that you use the Creo Darwin application version 4.5 or later. In general, the DocuColor 8000 handles variable information jobs efficiently in segmented run lengths. You should always break down large complex jobs into smaller run lengths to achieve maximum throughput.
  • Page 26: Retrieving Jobs

    • Before you create any Darwin Variable Print Specification file, it is recommended that you check the database file and all image files for invalid characters and then edit the files. Variable Print Specification Image Files The Spire application supports file types that use the Creo APR (Automatic Picture Replacement) feature and the Synapse PrintXT extension.