You can print your existing MICR applications that were originally created for an IBM 3828 MICR printer. These printers access the Xerox AFP MICR fonts to print the MICR characters required for the document. For further information on installing MICR fonts, refer to the AFP Font Installation document, provided with your IPS system.
MICR Printers The following printers support MICR: • DocuPrint 100/115/135/155/180 MX • DocuPrint 75 MX • Nuvera 100MX Digital Production System • Nuvera 120MX Digital Production System • Nuvera 144MX Digital Production System MICR system differences The systems have some differences in the adjustments they make when entering MICR mode, and in the fonts and datastreams they support.
NOTE: Xerox MICR fonts must be used. They may not be modified in any way. MICR fonts provided Xerox provides sets of E13B and CMC7 MICR fonts for PostScript, PCL, LCDS, and IPDS.
• X0LT13 (Landscape test font) The T1001033 code page includes the CMC7 font X0ACMC. However, CMC7 fonts are not currently supported on the DP 75 The Xerox AFP MICR fonts include all E13B characters, plus the following: • Xerox symbol •...
NOTE: When loading your fonts from CD, load the fonts from either the 600 dpi MICR Fonts CD or the 300 dpi CD. If both versions of the 9.12 point E13B PostScript font are present on the system at the same time, unpredictable results can occur. For this reason, two CDs are provided, each containing a different version of the 9.12 point E13B PostScript font.
your CD are listed: • 600 dpi CD: E13B, E13B9, and CMC72510 are listed. • 300 dpi CD: E13B and CMC72510 NOTE: The DocuPrint 75 EPS does not support the CMC7 fonts. For these systems, select only E13B and E13B9 (if available). e.
Installing LCDS fonts To install the LCDS fonts: 1. From the Administration pull-down menu, select LCDS Resources. 2. From the Source pull-down menu, select CD-RW 0. 3. Click the Display button. The following eight LCDS fonts are listed in the resources section. •...
Selecting MICR fonts Checking the font version Selecting the wrong font can result in improper signal strength and high reject rates at the bank. To make sure that you have the font that you want, print a question mark, ?, in the MICR line. While the resulting document does not have a valid MICR line, the printed font is obvious.
Table 1-2. Test Form Font Information CMC7 PostScript 600 dpi CMC7 CMC7 600 dpi CMC7 2510 CMC7 LCDS 300 dpi CMC74P Portrait CMC7 LCDS 300 dpi CMC74L Landscape This information is located in different sections of the test form, depending on the datastream: •...
Figure 1-1. MICR Test Form MICR User Guide...
Selecting PostScript fonts To select a Xerox Postscript font, set the attributes for one of the following: • Internal name: E13B Point size: 9.12 • Internal name: E13B9 Point size: 9 • Internal name: CMC72510 Point size: 9.06 The Postscript E13B MICR font has the same character mappings as the PCL fixed pitch E13B font.
NOTE: 600 dpi PCL fonts must not be used with a 300 dpi queue or with any 300 dpi resources. The resolution mismatch causes characters to be one dot further apart than is nominal. While this spacing meets industry standards, a high reject rate can result if the adjacent field spacing does not compensate for this error.
Setting the font resolution Before printing MICR jobs, you must set the resolution attribute appropriately for the queue to which you will be sending the jobs. The following table lists the different MICR font formats and the resolution at which each font should be printed. Table 1-3.
Setting the font resolution for the queue Before sending a document to a print queue, you must make sure that the resolution of the font used in the document is the same as that specified for the queue. If the font and queue resolutions do not match (for example, a document with a 600 dpi font is sent to a 300 dpi queue), the font may print with subtle distortions and could be rejected at the bank.
2. Ensure that all other fonts used for MICR applications have been converted to 300 dpi and loaded into the 300 dpi font library. 3. Substitute the Xerox 300 dpi AFP MICR fonts for the line- named IBM originals. MICR User Guide...
4. Add the new library to the MX font library concatenation. 5. Because the names of the Xerox AFP MICR fonts are the same as the IBM AFP MICR fonts, be careful not to overwrite the original IBM fonts. You may need to reference them later.
Security features PSF has a security feature that allows you to download MICR fonts to a MICR printer only. The Xerox MICR printers also support this feature. MICR Secure Mode disables the following features: • Reposition Output • Sample Page •...
inverse landscape. Test forms are provided in US Letter, US Legal, and A4 paper sizes. E13B 300 and 600 dpi • MICR11_300.PCL (portrait and landscape, US Letter) • MICR11_300_I.PCL (inverse orientations, US Letter) • MICR11_600.PCL (portrait and landscape, US Letter) •...
CMC7 300 dpi • MXCM11 (US Letter) • MXCM14 (US Legal) • MXCMA4 (A4) Printing MICR test forms Setting up a test forms queue A queue must be created in order to print any of the MICR test forms. Follow this procedure to create a new queue. 1.
cd /opt/XRXnps/XRXdatv/data NOTE: Ensure that the cursor is inside the Terminal window. 3. Enter ls to display the MICR forms in the directory. 4. Enter /usr/ucb/lpr -P queuename -#nn filename where #nn indicates the required number of copies of the form.
6. Make any further desired changes to the other fields on this window. For example, you can print multiple copies by increasing the number in the Quantity box. 7. Click OK to print the test form. MICR User Guide...
Additional information This section contains information that may be helpful for the user of MICR on a FreeFlow Print Server system. MICR output verification tools The MICR Positioning and Dimension Gauge (part number: 600T80025) is included in the MICR font and documentation kit that is shipped with your MX printing system.
The Xerox MICR fonts are supplied on CD ROMs in the ship kit for the printers. These fonts can be loaded on the printer prior to printing the MICR document, deleted from the printer after all MICR jobs have been printed, and physically secured while the diskette is not in use.
Software security There are a number of software features that provide different levels of protection, ranging from a class-level logon control to the ability to automatically delete certain files at the end of a print job. As with physical security, software security focuses on restricting access to key files for authorized individuals only.
3. From the pop-up menu, select Delete…. Audit control procedures The audit requirements for Xerox MICR systems are not different from any other computer system. The primary interest of the auditor is to identify the processes or procedures that could compromise control of valued items.