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June 2007
701P47301
Xerox FreeFlow
®

Print Server

IBM
IPDS User Guide
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  • Page 1: Print Server

    June 2007 701P47301 Xerox FreeFlow ® Print Server IPDS User Guide ®...
  • Page 2 While every care has been taken in the preparation of this material, no liability will be accepted by Xerox Corporation arising out of any inaccuracies or omissions.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Host Connectivity Options ........1-3 Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server IPS Manager ....1-3 Installation and Setup Software Requirements .
  • Page 4 Printing a Test Job From the Host ......2-12 Using Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server IPS Manager IPS Manager Setup ......... .3-1 Logging Onto the IPS Manager .
  • Page 5 Barcode Symbology ........3-22 Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server IPDS Network Connectivity Appendix A Overview .
  • Page 6 Tab l e o f Co nt en ts IPDS User Guide...
  • Page 7: Introduction

    NOTE: Xerox FreeFlow Print Server IPDS requires a software license. If your system does not have the Xerox FreeFlow Print Server IPDS license, you will not see any of the IPDS dialogs and the IPS Manager menu will not appear in the system menu.
  • Page 8: Features

    Recognize and process all required IPDS commands supported by the Xerox FreeFlow Print Server. Printers IPDS data stream printing is supported on a variety of Xerox production devices with Xerox FreeFlow Print Server, including light production, production monochrome, highlight color, and color printers.
  • Page 9: Printer Model Selection

    Emtex VIP (NOTE: monochrome and highlight color printers only) • GMC PrintNet T (NOTE: monochrome printers only) Host Connectivity Options Xerox FreeFlow Print Server IPDS can receive data from a host in one of two ways: • Through a channel card with bus and tag connectivity •...
  • Page 10 Introduction manage fonts, capture IPDS trace files, and restart the IPS gateway. IPDS User Guide 1- 4...
  • Page 11: Installation And Setup

    Contact your local Xerox representative for more information. User Access Levels Access to the IPS Manager is controlled by the print server logon level. Three user levels are available to access Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server IPS Manager, each with its own level of feature access.
  • Page 12: Licensing Requirements

    Defining the Target Queue in the Print Server At least one queue must be created on the Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server for processing the IPDS data. Queues used for IPDS must be defined as streaming queues. Refer to the Xerox FreeFlow®...
  • Page 13: Creating An Ipds Target Queue

    Refer to the following properties to make selections for IPDS queue. Settings Although Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server supports spooling jobs, as well as streaming for other Printer Description Languages (PDLs), only streaming is supported for IPDS. This is because...
  • Page 14: Managing The Print Queue

    Ordinarily an IPDS printer is expected to report exceptions to the host when data on a page does not fit within the virtual printable area (VPA). The following queue attributes are not used in Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server IPDS VPA calculations and can result in data being shifted or rotated out of the printable area without notifying the host.
  • Page 15: Queue Properties

    Installation and Setup NOTE: If an image shift is done at the IPDS queue level, then the banner page of the IPDS job will contain the image shift as well. Therefore, the data on the banner page may be shifted off the page.
  • Page 16 Installation and Setup PostScript. For instance, if PostScript uses a default halftone of 106 lpi for 600 dpi, the IPDS tool will use the same halftone value for Resolution of 600. IPDS User Guide 2- 6...
  • Page 17: Setting Up Media

    NOT set for the queue Programming Stock Margins Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server supports Stock Margin adjustments that are recognized by IPDS interpreter software. Stock Margins are specified in relation to the print engine process direction. This is the direction a sheet of paper moves through the print engine.
  • Page 18: Loading Ibm Afp Resident Outline Fonts

    AFP Resident Outline Fonts NOTE: Loading IBM® AFP fonts is optional. Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server IPDS provides the ability to load and use printer-resident AFP scalable outline fonts. These fonts are loaded from the IBM® AFP Font Collection CD, which is purchased separately.
  • Page 19: Enhanced Font Support

    Fonts for AIX®, OS/2®, Windows® NT, and Windows® 2000 (part number LK2T9269-01). Only the LK2T-9269-01 part number is supported by Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server IPDS. Ensure to specify the correct part number when ordering the font collection. Fonts are converted for use with IPDS jobs and stored on the printer when the fonts are loaded.
  • Page 20: I5/os® (system I) Setup

    Fonts Dialog. Defining a Logical Printer Before using Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server IPDS to process IPDS data streams, the host must have a printer defined for Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server IPDS with the following requirements: • For TCP/IP connectivity, the Internet Protocol (IP) address and port number of the printer must match the IP address and port number of the printer.
  • Page 21: Printing A Trace Job Within Ips Manager

    In order for the trace scfont.trc to print correctly, the IBM® AFP fonts must be loaded on the printer and Enhanced Font Support must be enabled. NOTE: These jobs test only Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server IPDS processing on the printer. The trace files are set up to use the installation default parameters.
  • Page 22: Printing A Test Job From The Host

    Installation and Setup Print Server IPDS Tray 1 from US Letter to A4. In IPS Manager, you must map a medium to each Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server IPDS tray specified in the IPDS data stream. For the installation verification jobs, use US Letter or A4 media.
  • Page 23: Using Xerox Freeflow® Print Server Ips Manager

    Using Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server IPS Manager 3 Using Xerox FreeFlow Print ® Server IPS Manager This chapter describes how to access the IPS Manager to set and manage the IPDS parameters. For more details and specific procedures, refer to the IPS Manager online help.
  • Page 24: System

    For example, 9100 and 9400 are default values used by Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server gateways; DO NOT use either of these as your IPDS TCP/IP Port number.
  • Page 25 3935 Any four-digit value may be entered in the text box; however, Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server IPDS will only function in accord with IPDS Group 3 printer protocols, regardless of the stated printer model number. This printer model selection is...
  • Page 26: Manage Fonts

    Print Services Facility (PSF) 2.1, and OS2 with PSF 2 version 2.1, do not support object containers and report object container support as an error condition. These hosts will not communicate with Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server IPDS unless legacy mode is enabled •...
  • Page 27: Trace

    Eject CD: This option allows you to tell the system to eject a Trace Trace information is useful for diagnosing and correcting problems with the Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server IPDS software. A trace file must be part of the set of diagnostic files provided with an outload file.
  • Page 28: Job Profile Editor

    The options in the IPS Manager “Manage Job Profiles” dialog allow you to enter the IPDS specific settings used by Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server IPDS to compose the pages specified by the IPDS data stream. The print server retains all parameter values on the print server during shutdown and restores the settings the next time you start the IPDS system.
  • Page 29 90 degrees in the clockwise direction. If the same application is printed on an IBM® 3800 printer, which is a continuous form printer, and a Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server IPS Manager printer, which is a cut sheet printer, the output may print in the wrong orientation or extend off the edge of the page.
  • Page 30: Tray Mappings Functions

    IPS Manager. Refer to the Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server on-line help for more information on using the Tray Mappings tab. The contents of the virtual IPDS trays are reported to the host.
  • Page 31: Define The Physical Tray Stock Setup

    Define the Physical Tray Stock Setup 1. Set the stock definitions for each physical tray in the Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server Printer Manager. 2. Stock mappings can be stored and retrieved as needed as part of job setup files.
  • Page 32: Map Virtual Trays For Non-fusing Stock

    Map Virtual Trays for Non-Fusing Stock Non-fusing paper trays are input devices that feed paper without allowing it to print. Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server IPDS is fully compliant with the standard IPDS model for support of non-fusing paper trays. When virtual trays are mapped to non-fusing physical trays, Xerox FreeFlow®...
  • Page 33: Mapping Stock For Use In Fusing And Non-fusing Trays

    IPS Manager Tray Mappings, as described below. NOTE: Some products supported by Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server do not allow the same stock to be assigned to both fusing and non-fusing trays.
  • Page 34: Stacker Mappings Functions

    Using Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server IPS Manager 3. Assign the stock to two different virtual trays. 4. Set the Tray Type for one virtual tray containing the stock to Inserter. 5. Set the Tray Type for the other Virtual Tray containing the stock to Fuser.
  • Page 35: Mapping The Ipds Output Bins To Physical Destinations

    Job Profile for future use. Creating Stacker Groups Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server allows the user to define stacker groups by name so that they can be referenced both from the Queue Manager / Job Manager GUI, as well as from the IPS Manager GUI.
  • Page 36: Saving The Job Profile

    Using Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server IPS Manager created in the Printer Manager, the IPS Manager Stacker Mappings tab includes stacker groups in the pull-down menu for the Output Location. The Output Location column shows the mapped output destination for the IPDS virtual bin. This location is a particular stacker, a stacker group, or another output location, such as a Top Tray, or DFA device.
  • Page 37: Open A Job Profile

    Using Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server IPS Manager NOTE: Changing the loaded settings with Save & Apply or Save requires that the IPDS Gateway inform the host regarding the changes. This should be done while the printer is not processing any IPDS jobs. If changes are saved while an IPDS job is printing,...
  • Page 38: Run Time Considerations

    IPDS Jobs and Paused Systems It is important to be aware that submitting an IPDS job to a paused Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server will cause it to stop after receiving the first page. While other PDL types can RIP and wait for the paused printer, this is not the case for IPDS and is normal behavior for an IPDS job.
  • Page 39: Page Count Reporting

    Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server reports only IPDS application pages in the Committed and Stacked page counts returned to IPDS hosts. Pages that are printed in response to Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server features are excluded from the count. For example, system generated slip-sheets are not counted.
  • Page 40: Multiple Copy Page Counting Constraints And Considerations

    Using Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server IPS Manager the print server only supports these features for spooling jobs, and Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server IPDS can only be used with streaming queues. NOTE: The system can feed inserts and covers from non-fusing...
  • Page 41: Page Counting Constraints And Considerations

    FreeFlow® Print Server IPDS must report pages to the host as stacked as they are processed, even though they are not yet written to the output media. For this reason, Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server cannot support IPDS host recovery for jobs saved to write-once media.
  • Page 42: Canceling Ipds Jobs

    The host then sends the end banner. The printer processes these final pages just as it would any other print data. The Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server job status indicates that the job ends normally after these final trailer pages are printed.
  • Page 43 IPDS cancel for Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server can only be performed for a job that is currently being decomposed. If cancel...
  • Page 44: Ipds Sessions

    Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server IPDS supports both creating background forms from IPDS jobs and merging IPDS jobs with background forms created either from IPDS or other PDLs. For more information, refer to Using Background Forms in the Xerox FreeFlow® Print Servers on-line help. Barcode Symbology Xerox FreeFlow®...
  • Page 45 Using Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server IPS Manager or they can generate barcodes using fonts or graphics as may have been done in the past. IPDS User Guide 3- 23...
  • Page 46 Using Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server IPS Manager IPDS User Guide 3- 2 4...
  • Page 47: Xerox Freeflow® Print Server Ipds Network Connectivity

    Configuring IBM z/OS This section discusses the parameters and procedures required to define a Xerox FreeFlow Print Server IPDS printer to your System z series host. This section is applicable to both JES2 and JES3 environments.
  • Page 48: Channel Configuration Overview - Z/os

    Tuning Guide and z/OS JES3 Initialization and Tuning Reference) Channel Configuration Overview - z/OS Configuring the Xerox FreeFlow Print Server IPDS printer with channel connectivity on the z/OS system involves setting up 4 components: 1. IPS Manager System Configuration Menu (Refer to System Configuration).
  • Page 49: Reference Documents - Z/os

    IBM z/OS manuals are available on the IBM website. Configuring IBM i5/OS This section describes the process of configuring an i5/OS system to communicate and print on a Xerox FreeFlow Print Server IPDS printer using TCP/IP on a System i series server. Configuration Overview - i5/OS...
  • Page 50: Reference Documents - I5/os

    Table A-4 are available on the i5/OS Information Center CD. Configuring IBM Infoprint Manager for AIX This section provides information on using TCP/IP to attach a Xerox FreeFlow Print Server IPDS printer to a System p series server using Infoprint Manager for AIX. Configuration Overview - AIX...
  • Page 51: Reference Documents - Aix

    Configuring IBM Infoprint Manager for Windows This section provides information on using TCP/IP to attach a Xerox FreeFlow Print Server IPDS printer to a Windows system using Infoprint Manager for Windows. Configuration Overview - Windows Configuring the Xerox FreeFlow Print Server IPDS printer with TCP/IP on the Windows system involves setting up 2 components: 1.
  • Page 52: Reference Documents - Windows

    TCP/IP attached Xerox FreeFlow Print Server IPDS system. • Send a job from the host through PSF or Infoprint Manager (depending on your host) to print on the Xerox FreeFlow Print Server IPDS system. IPDS User Guide A - 6...
  • Page 53: Performance Notes

    Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server IPDS Network Connectivity Appendix Performance Notes The Xerox FreeFlow Print Server IPDS printers are very high speed devices compared to many other network devices. It is possible that in some configurations, you may find printers running at less than the rated print speed.
  • Page 54 IPDS User Guide A - 8...

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