Contents Contents 1Introduction i 2Installation and Setup i 3Using the Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server IPS Manager i 4Run Time Considerations i 5Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server IPDS Network Connectivity Appendix ii Introduction Overview ................1-1 Features .
Contents Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server IPDS Network Connectivity Appendix Overview ................5-1 Configuring IBM z/OS.
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. Contact your Customer Service Engineer (CSE) in order to obtain an Xerox FreeFlow®...
FreeFlow® Print Server, including light production, production monochrome, highlight color, and color printers. Printer Model Selection The Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server IPDS support allows the print server to be defined to the host as one of the following IBM® Advanced Function Printers: 3812, 3825, 3827, or 3935. Note In addition to the predefined values, the type-in field also supports any user-defined four digit value.
Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server IPS Manager The IPS Manager is a feature of Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server and is accessible through the main print server GUI System pull-down menu.
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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. User/Operator: The User and the Operator have limited access rights to the IPS Manager. This is the access level assigned when IPS Manager is first started.
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® Print Server online help for details on creating a streaming queue.
IPDS environment, the host is typically responsible for controlling the attributes of the printed data. Changing the attributes of the job could cause Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server IPDS data to print incorrectly. Setting queue defaults for such properties does not interfere with the values selected by the IPS Manager.
(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.
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.
IBM 4028 printer. The IBM 4028 printer includes a set of printer-resident raster fonts. When Enhanced Font Support is enabled in the IPS Manager, the Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server IPDS Gateway software honors requests for raster fonts by substituting the equivalent outline font at the required point size.
Fonts are converted for use with IPDS jobs and stored on the printer when the fonts are loaded. Although the fonts reside on the printer, they cannot be viewed using the Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server Font Manager. They can be viewed using the Manage Fonts capability on the IPS Manager. A sample job is provided to verify that the resident outline font support is properly installed on the print server.
Printing a Trace Job Within IPS Manager During the installation process, six sample Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server IPDS trace jobs are provided. These jobs can be used to either verify printer operability after the Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server IPDS software is installed or for diagnostic purposes: •...
US Letter trace, change the Media Definition for the Xerox FreeFlow® 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.
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For more details and specific procedures, refer to the IPS Manager online help. Note The IPS Manager is also available through the Xerox FreeFlow® Remote Workflow. IPS Manager Setup This section describes how to log on to the IPS Manager and access the IPS Manager screens. The IPS manager screens are used to: •...
Using the Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server IPS Manager System The following operator commands are located on the System menu: • Go Offline • Go Online • Stop • Continue • System configuration • Manage Fonts • Trace • Restart IPS Gateway Go Offline / Go Online This command toggles between the online and offline modes.
• 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 used to allow the system programmer or administrator at the host to identify the system to the host as if it were a particular IBM printer.
Instead, the entire font list will be printed. • Import Fonts from CD: The Manage Font Dialog will allow you to load fonts from an IBM® formatted font CD. Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server IPDS is only able to import AFP Outline fonts from CD. •...
IPDS data stream management. 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.
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. The page orientation of the IBM®...
IPS Manager. Refer to the Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server online help for more information on using the Tray Mappings tab.
Define the Physical Tray Stock Setup Set the stock definitions for each physical tray in the Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server Printer dialog. Stock mappings can be stored and retrieved as needed as part of job setup files.
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. For Non-Printing Application Data Only...
Using the Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server IPS Manager For Printing and Non-Printing Application Data o use the same stock for both printed and unprinted pages: Assign the stock to the desired fuser and non-fusing physical trays using the Paper Trays selection from the Printer drop down menu.
Using the Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server IPS Manager Stacker Mappings Functions The Stacker Mappings tab shows what physical output destinations are assigned to the virtual IPDS Output Bins that are reported to the host. The Job Profile Editor provides the following capabilities: •...
As] to store your changes in an existing or new 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.
Using the Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server IPS Manager Select [OK]. The Job Profile is saved. To modify and save an existing Job Profile: Select [System: IPS Manager]. The IPS Manager window appears. Select [Manage Job Profile]. In the Current Profile pull-down menu, select the Job Profile to be modified.
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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.
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.
• After printing a page, Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server will include the page in the count of stacked pages it provides to the IPDS host. If the printer subsequently prints additional copies of the page...
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.
Previous releases of Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server software have provided color management controls at the system GUI. Beginning with Release 7.0, Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server can recognize and act upon color management information in the Advanced Function Presentation (AFP) / Intelligent Print Data Stream (IPDS) data stream.
Therefore, in order to instruct the system to use embedded color management controls from the IPDS host, when available, rather than values set on the Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server GUI, it is important to place the override locks to the unlocked position for all the profiles and rendering intents on the various tabs of the Color Management dialog.
Reprofiling in an IPDS Environment If you update a Destination ICC Profile on the FreeFlow Print Server to account for characteristics of a specific system, its content will no longer match the content of the Instruction CMR used by IPDS applications to deliver the destination profile.
Run Time Considerations When Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server IPDS starts, it informs the host that it supports the MID command. When the host operator sends a print job to the printer, the host will initiate a session for the job. If a different job is sent to the printer from a different application, the second application will attempt to initiate a new session.
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 Server online help. Barcode Symbology Xerox FreeFlow®...
Object Containers The IPDS object container command set allows a number of image formats to be embedded into an IPDS data stream. The FreeFlow Print Server supports single-page TIFF and JPEG (JFIF) image formats in object containers. Including images to be supported in the IPDS data stream simplifies and streamlines the datastream creation and provides flexibility to incorporate resources in native format without conversion.
“JES”. TCP/IP Configuration Overview - z/OS Configuring the Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server IPDS printer with TCP/IP on the z/OS system involves setting up 4 components: IPS Manager System Configuration Menu (Refer to System Configuration).
B. JES3 parameters (Refer to z/OS JES3 Initialization and 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: IPS Manager System Configuration Menu (Refer to System Configuration).
Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server IPDS printer using TCP/IP on a System i series server. Configuration Overview - i5/OS Configuring the Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server IPDS printer with TCP/IP on the i5/OS system involves setting up 3 components: IPS Manager System Configuration Menu (Refer to System Configuration).
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 Configuring the Xerox FreeFlow®...
IBM Infoprint Manager for AIX manuals are available on the IBM website. 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.
Xerox FreeFlow® Print Server IPDS system. 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.