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PowerRIP Guide - iProof Systems
PowerRIP 2000 Pro & LF
User’s Guide
for Macintosh
Professional Proofing Software
for Ink Jet Printers
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Contents
Introduction
Chapter 1
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Where to Get Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
iProof Systems Technical Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Installing PowerRIP 2000
Chapter 2
Installing PowerRIP 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Client Install . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Validating PowerRIP 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Remove Validation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Getting Started
Chapter 3
Launching PowerRIP 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Selecting a PPD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Creating Printer Queues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Search for Printers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Manually Creating Printer Queues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Printing from a Client Macintosh to a Windows Server . . . . .10
Networking Macintosh computers to Windows NT Server . . .10
Printing Using PowerRIP2000
Chapter 4
Printing from a Standalone or Server Macintosh . . . . . . . . . .11
Preparing PowerRIP 2000 to Print . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Printing from your Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Cancelling a Print Job . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Deleting a Print Job . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
PowerRIP 2000 System
Requirements
Chapter 5
System requirements for Standalone/Print Server Macintosh
RAM and Disk Space Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Operating System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Client Macintosh RAM and Disk Space Requirements . . . . .14
Client Macintosh Operating System Requirements . . . . . . . .14
Connecting your Printer to your Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Color Matching
Chapter 6
PowerRIP 2000 version 6.0.8
ColorSync Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Using Your Own Custom ICC Profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Define Spot Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Defining your Spot Color in PowerRIP 2000 . . . . . . . . . .17
Printing using Define Spot Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
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Printer Setup Dialogs/Control Panel
Options
Printer Specific Options
(Properties/Features)
PowerRIPPDF
Troubleshooting
Chapter 7
Printer Setup (Epson Printers) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
PowerRIP 2000 Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Pre-Print Queue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Printer Control Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Message Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Queue List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Chapter 8
Printer Specific Options All Printers for PowerRIP 2000
version 6.0.8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Printer Specific Options PowerRIP PDF Only . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Chapter 9
PowerRIP PDF Queue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
PowerRIP PDF Setup Dialog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Selecting a PPD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Creating PDFs from Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Chapter 10
Troubleshooting Hints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
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Chapter 1 - Introduction
PowerRIP 2000 turns your ink jet printer into a PostScript® Level 3 compatible printer. PowerRIP 2000, a software
raster image processor (RIP) for the Macintosh® computer, reads and interprets PostScript 3 and allows your printer
to print color raster images.
PostScript is the standard for high quality graphic output. All elements of a document, including text, graphics, and
images are described by the PostScript code. When you print from an application, such as PageMaker,® PowerRIP
PowerRIP 2000 Features
Where to get help
For helpful hints and troubleshooting guidelines, see
Chapter10. If you need further assistance, technical support is available from iProof Systems.
When calling for technical assistance, be ready to identify your system and its configuration, the product code of
PowerRIP 2000, and a description of the problems you
are encountering. It is highly recommended that you
enable the Log Messages option when creating a
PowerRIP 2000 printer. The entries in the log will help
the support staff identify PostScript error messages.
= PostScript Level 3 compatible
= Mac USB, USB to parallel, and Ethernet support for most
printers
= ColorSync support
= Accepts User Defined ICC Profiles
= ICC profiles for the printers inks and papers as well as
iProof Systems’PressProof stock, at all available
resolutions
iProof Systems Technical Support
iProof Systems Technical Support is available through
phone, fax, mail, e-mail and the Internet. Hours of operation are 9:00 am to 6:00 pm EST (Monday through
Friday). Free telephone support is limited to 30 days
after your first support call. After 30 days from your
first call, a charge of $25.00 (U.S. Dollars) applies per
incident (billed to your credit card). Visa, MasterCard
and American Express are accepted. We suggest using
iProof’s free e-mail support to get a prompt answer to
any questions you may have.
iProof Systems
1790 Highway A1A, Suite 204
Satellite Beach, FL 32937 USA
Telephone Support: (321) 777-3982
Fax Support: (321) 777-6025
Electronic Support Services
n World Wide Web
iProof Systems’ World Wide Web site is
http://www.iproofsystems.com. iProof Systems’home
page includes FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions),
new product announcements, Error Messages, Read
Me files, and other helpful information.
n iProof Systems E-Mail Support
You can also send e-mail to iProof Systems at
Support@iProofSystems.com. Please include your
name, PowerRIP 2000 Product Code, platform, and
printer model so that iProof Systems technical sup
port representatives can e-mail a response to your
question.
= User definable spot colors and color calibration controls
= Makes composites from separations
= DCS1 and DCS2 support
= Prints Acrobat PDF and EPS files by dropping into printer
queue
= Override printing options embedded in PostScript files
= Network ready, Server/Client and cross-platform
configurable
= SWOP, Euro, and Toyo color simulation for more accurate
offset press proof color matching
= Chooser level printer selection on the Macintosh platform
= Disc Cache
= PowerRIPPDF
= RGB Warning
= Print to multiple printers
= Pantone support
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Chapter 2 - Installing PowerRIP 2000
2000 processes the PostScript code and sends the processed image to the printer.
Installation consists of the following steps:
1.
Connect your printer to your Macintosh.
2.
Install the PowerRIP 2000 software.
3.
Validate PowerRIP 2000.
Before you install PowerRIP 2000, make sure your
Macintosh meets the system requirements which can be
found in PowerRIP System Requirements, this manual.
7. The PowerRIP 2000
splash screen will
display.
Click Continue.
Installing the PowerRIP 2000
Software
Follow the instructions below for the type of installation
you want: PowerRIP 2000 Full Install (All Printers),
Custom Install, or Client Install. Select Full Install to
install the software for all the printers supported by
PowerRIP 2000 or Custom Install to install the software
for only the printers you have.
Install PowerRIP2000
Follow these steps:
1. Turn off all virus protection programs before you
install the software. If you do not know how to do
this, see your virus protection or Macintosh
documentation.
2. Make sure your printer is turned on.
3. Reboot your Macintosh.
4. Go to the Chooser and click the AppleTalk Active
button.
5. Insert the PowerRIP 2000 CD-ROM into the CDROM drive.
6. Double-click the PowerRIP 2000 installer icon.
9. The PowerRIP
2000 Installer
will display. Use
the Custom
Install pull-down
to select Full
Install if you
want to install PowerRIP 2000 for all printers.
If you wish to Custom Install for your printer(s)
only, click on the arrow (4) to the left of Custom
Install to open, and select your printer(s).
The default is to install the PowerRIP 2000 files in
the PowerRIP 2000 folder on your startup hard
drive. If you want to install
the files else where, change
the destination.
Click Install.
10.The PowerRIP Installer dialog will display and
PowerRIP 2000 will install.
The Select a Language
dialog will display.
Type your Product
Code. All caps should
be used.
Click OK.
The program installs all files necessary to run
PowerRIP 2000. Most files are copied to the folder
you specified, but the PPDs are copied to the
System Folder>Extensions>Printer Descriptions
folder.
11.When the installation is complete click Quit.
12.Eject the PowerRIP 2000 CD. You may enable your
virus protection software at this time.
NOTE: US and Canada
must select US and
Canada Only English as
the language. Those client
with Euro software must
choose any language other then US English
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License Agreement
dialog display.
Click Accept.
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13.Omit this step if you have a USB stand-alone configuration. In the Apple menu, select Control Panels,
then select AppleTalk. For Ethernet Network connections, select Ethernet. For serial connection select
Remote Only.
14.Close the window and Save the configuration.
You have completed the PowerRIP 2000 client software
installation. You must now validate PowerRIP 2000. If
you want to use the Pantone or ColorSync color matching system, see Color Matching, this manual. If you
want to print to PowerRIP 2000 from networked
Macintosh computers, see Client Installation, this manual. Otherwise, continue with validating PowerRIP 2000
and then Chapter 3, Getting Started.
Client Install
For a PowerRIP 2000 client installation, follow the
steps 1 through 8 of the Custom Install directions.
9. The PowerRIP
2000 Installer
will display.
Select Client
Install.
Click Install.
3.
You will also need your Product Code which can
be found on the Product ID card inside the software
package.
4. To obtain your Activation Code, launch your web
browser and enter
http://www.iproofsystem.com
Click Epson Printers on the iProof home page. In
the top right corner of the Product information page
click Get and Activation Code.
5.
The Validation page will display. Select English
as your language. The Online Registration and
Validation window will display. Fill out the registration information and click Submit Form.
6.
The Validation page will display.
Click on Validate PowerRIP 2000 Enter your
Product Code and User Code then click Submit.
7.
Your Activation Code will appear on the next
screen. Write down that code and quit your
browser.
8.
Enter the Activation Code in the PowerRIP 2000
Validation dialog Activation box and click OK.
Note: This Activation code can only be used with
your present User Code. It can not be used
with any other User Code.
PowerRIP 2000 is now Validated. If you pull down the
PowerRIP 2000 File menu you will note that Install
Validation is now grayed out and Remove Validation is
active.
Note: The Install Validation process allows up to five
validations. When you install PowerRIP 2000 for
the first time, and Install Validation, the number
of available validations will be reset to four.
When you Remove Validation, the counter is
reset back to five. There is no limit to the amount
of times you may Install Validation, providing
you Remove Validation first. You may also check
your remaining validations on the iProof
Systems validation web page.
Follow steps 10 through 14 to complete the install.
Validating PowerRIP 2000
Before using PowerRIP 2000, you must validate your
copy of the software on your standalone or print server
Macintosh. If you do not validate your copy of
PowerRIP, “PowerRIP” will print across your output.
You do not need to validate the software on the
PowerRIP client. PowerRIP 2000 must be launched to
validate your copy. Go to the PowerRIP 2000 folder on
your hard drive. Open the PowerRIP 2000 folder.
Double click on the PowerRIP 2000 application icon.
The PowerRIP 2000 Control Panel will display on the
screen. Follow the steps below:
1. Pull down the File menu and select Install
Validation. The PowerRIP 2000 validation dialog
will display.
2. Write down your
unique User
Code. similar to
this dialog.
If you do not remember to put your validation
back in your WEB account when you do a remove
validation you will loose that validation. If you
loose all 5 of your validations and require addi tional validation you will have to call the iProof
System sales department for additional valida tions. There will be a charge for the additional
validations.
Note: The User Code
can change so previous User Codes may not be valid.
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Remove Validation
You should Remove Validation before reformatting your
hard drive, upgrading your operating system, or upgrading to a newer computer.
To Remove Validation follow the steps below:
1. Launch PowerRIP 2000.
2. Pull down the File menu and select Remove
Validation.
3. A warning message appears: “You are about to
remove validation. Are you sure you want to do
this?” Click OK.
4. When you clicked OK in the previous step the
Removal Code is displayed on your screen and a
Simple Text document, Removal.Code, is placed
in the PowerRIP 2000 folder. Double click to open
this document.
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4.
Write down the removal code, launch your web
browser and enter:
http://www.iproofsystems.com/
Click Epson Printers on the iProof home page. In
the top right corner of the Product information
page click Get and Activation Code.
6.
The Validation page will display. Select English
as your language. The Online Registration and
Validation window will display. Fill out the registration information and click Submit Form.
7.
The Validation page will display.
Click on Remove a Validation. Enter your
Product Code and Remove Code then click
Submit.
Your Validation has been put back in your validation web account.
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Chapter 3 - Getting Started
This chapter tells you how to launch PowerRIP 2000,
create a PowerRIP 2000 printers, and select a PPD.
Launching PowerRIP 2000
Follow these steps:
1. Make sure your printer(s) are connected to your
Macintosh and the printer(s) are turned on. (See
Chapter 5 for Connecting your Printer to your
Macintosh).
2. Open the PowerRIP 2000 folder on your hard drive.
3. Make sure your Macintosh has the correct connection selected. (See Chapter 5 for Operating System
Requirements.)
4. Double-click the PowerRIP2000 icon.
5.
The PowerRIP 2000 Control Panel dialog will start
to display. Note: This window is always open while
PowerRIP 2000 is running. See the Chapter 7 for
information about the Control Panel and its
options.
7.
Click Search
Note: For further discussion on manually creating
queues and Search for Printers see Creating
Printer Queues, this chapter.
The Auto Queue Setup dialog will display.
PowerRIP 2000 will search and find all printers
with a direct connection and/or a network connection. Click OK.
Note: Search for Printers will occur automatically
at initial install. After initial install Search for
Printers can be executed from the PowerRIP
2000 Control Panel dialog. See Creating Printer
Queues, this Chapter, for additional information
on Search for Printers within the Control Panel
dialog.
In you have one printer:
It is recommended that you save your printer queue
folder to the desktop. If you have a single printer
you can launch PowerRIP 2000 from the printer
queue folder instead of the PowerRIP 2000 folder
on your hard drive. Double clicking on the printer
icon in the printer queue folder will launch
PowerRIP 2000 and automatically open the printer
queue.
6.
A dialog will display asking you to name your
Message Log. It is wise to retain the name
“Message Log” and save the log in your PowerRIP
2000 folder.
Click Save.
A dialog will display asking if you would like to
search for available printers.
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If you have multiple printers:
A printer queue will be created for each printer that
is selected in the dialog. If you do not want to create a printer queue for all the printers deselect those
printers. To deselect click on the check box to
remove the check.
Click Save.
After creating your printer queue(s) you need to select
the appropriate PostScript Printer Description (PPD) for
your printer. Continue with the next section Selecting a
PPD. Then proceed to Chapter 4, Printing Using
PowerRIP 2000.
Selecting a PPD
A PPD is a description of the characteristics of your
printer. It is used by the PostScript driver and your
application to identify these characteristics when you
print.
If Desktop Printer Spooler is not enabled, or if you
previously have created the Desktop Printer, the
Create button in step 3 above is replaced by the
Setup button. In that case click Setup.
Note: Menus and PPD selection may vary,
depending upon your Macintosh OS and the
version of LaserWriter 8 you are using.
4. Click Select PPD... A list of PPDs appears. (If you
don’t see the PPD for your printer, you may need to
scroll through the list or select Other PPD.)
5. Highlight the PPD for your printer and click
Select. If Desktop Printer Spooler is enabled a dia-log will display on the screen telling you a Desktop
Printer is being built.
6. A dialog will display stating that you have changed
your current printer. Click OK. Close the Chooser.
You have now created a printer queue and selected the
PPD for your printer. Continue with Chapter 4, printing
from PowerRIP 2000.
Note: In the QuarkXPress Page Setup dialog, you must
select a PPD from the Printer Description pulldown menu. The printer description will begin
with iProof PowerRIP followed by the specific
printer name.
Note: Refer to the Read Me PDFs/Desktop Printers.pdf
on the PowerRIP 2000 CD for detailed informa tion on network printing and DeskTop Printers.
Creating Printer Queues
Never select third party PPDs. Always select the appropriate PPD for your printer that was installed by
PowerRIP 2000. The PPDs can be found in System>
Extensions>Printer Descriptions.
There are two methods which can be used to create
your queue(s). You can create your queue manually or
automatically with Search for Printers.
Search for Printers
Search for Printers will search and find all printers supported by PowerRIP 2000 with a direct connection
and/or a network connection. All printers must have
been turned on before Search for Printers occurs.
To Select a PPD follow the steps below:
Note: PowerRIP 2000 must be launched and the printer
queue must be active to select a PPD when using
LaserWriter 8.
1. Open the Chooser from the Apple Menu.
2. Select LaserWriter 8. Your printer appears on the
right. Highlight it.
Note:
Search for Printers will occur automatically at
initial install. After initial install Search for
Printers can be executed from the PowerRIP
2000 Control dialog.
Search for Printers can be used with one printer connected to a USB port, printers connected via a network,
or a combination of USB and network printers. The
cable or network connection used will be defined in the
queue name. If you have two of the same printer types
it will define the first printer with the printer name, the
second printer with the printer name and a 1 and so on.
3. Click Create. The following dialog box appears:
Once you have created your printer queues with Search
for Printers, in the future when launching PowerRIP
2000, all the printers will automatically open. But you
must remember to turn your printers on before launching. If a printer is removed from the network or has not
been turned on before PowerRIP 2000 is launched you
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will get an error message to that effect and can skip that
printer. Also if you close a printer using Printers>Close
Printer in the PowerRIP Control dialog, the next time
you launch PowerRIP 2000 the printers will not automatically open.
Name your printer queue (or leave the default name)
and select a location for the printer queue folder. A
good location for the printer queue folder is in the
PowerRIP 2000 folder. The name of the printer
queue folder will have to “q” added to it, for example,”My Printer q.”
Using Search for Printers
Go to File>New Printer>Search for Printers. A
search will commence.
Note:If you save the printer queue to the desktop
you can launch PowerRIP 2000 from the
queue folder instead of the PowerRIP 2000
folder on your hard drive. Double clicking
on the printer icon in the queue folder will
launch PowerRIP 2000 and automatically
open the printer queue.
4.
Follow step 7 page 9 to create your printer queues.
Manually Creating Printer Queues
To manually create a printer queue follow the steps
below:
1. In the PowerRIP 2000 Control dialog go to
File>New Printer
Select the sub menu for your printer
Select the appropriate connection for your printer
i.e., USB, Serial Port,or LocalTalk/EtherTalk.
2. The Printer Setup dialog will display.
Click Save. The PowerRIP 2000 Control Panel displays the printer queue you just created at the bottom of the PowerRIP Control Panel dialog.
You have completed creating the printer queue. You
need to select the appropriate PostScript Printer
Description (PPD) for your printer, page 10, and
the proceed to Chapter 4, Printing Using PowerRIP
2000.
Printing from a Client Macintosh to a
Windows NT Server
If you are printing from a Macintosh client to a
Windows NT server you must use the Windows PPDs
which are on the PowerRIP 2000 CD in the folder
PPD>US. Manually insert the PPD(s) for your printer(s)
into the Printer Descriptions folder of the System
Folder>Extensions on your client Macintosh.
Networking Macintosh computers to
Windows NT Server 4.0
Note: To print from a Macintosh client to a Windows
PowerRIP 2000 server you must be running
under Windows NT Server 4.0 with Services for
Mac installed or Windows 2000 Professional.
You will see different dialogs for different connections. For an in-depth discussion of the Setup dialog
features for your printer, see Chapter 7 Printer
Setup. Click OK.
3. A dialog box will display allowing you to name your
printer queue.
1. Open the Chooser and select LaserWriter 8. The
printer appears on the right. Highlight it. Click
Setup or Create. Create will display the first time
you go to the Chooser. Setup will display thereafter.
2. A LaserWriter dialog will display. Click Select PPD.
3. In the Select a PostScript Printer Description file
dialog select the PPD that you copied from the
PowerRIP 2000 PC PPD folder. Click Select. Close
the Chooser.
You are now ready to print from your Macintosh applications to your PowerRIP 2000 on your server PC. For
directions for printing from specific applications go to
the Read Me PDF files on the PowerRIP 2000 CD.
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Chapter 4 - Printing Using PowerRIP 2000
This chapter includes instructions for printing, cancelling, and deleting print jobs.
Printing from a Standalone or Server
Macintosh
When you use PowerRIP 2000 to print from a standalone or server Macintosh, you are actually creating a
PostScript file from your application, sending it to
PowerRIP 2000 to be processed, and then send the processed file to your printer.
Note: Do not drop PostScript files in the System soft ware Print Spooler or Print Monitor printer icon,
on your desktop. Files must be spooled to the
PowerRIP 2000 printer queue folder.
The PostScript files must be saved to the printer queue
folder you created earlier. If you saved the PostScript
file to a different destination, you can drag and drop the
file into the proper printer queue folder. Do not save
jobs to the Printed Jobs folder inside the printer queue;
jobs reside there after they have printed.
If your Macintosh has sufficient memory, you can keep
PowerRIP 2000 open in the background while you
work in other applications. Your print job starts processing as soon as it gets to the printer queue.
If you don’t have enough memory (your Macintosh will
tell you whether or not you do), save your files to your
printer queue folder, quit your application, and then
launch PowerRIP 2000 and the printer (printer queue)
to print.
If you close your printers manually in the PowerRIP
2000 Control dialog using Printer>Close Printer before
you Quit PowerRIP 2000 you will have to manually
open your printers the next time you launch PowerRIP
2000.
To manually open Printers:
1. From the File menu, select Open Printer.
2. Select your printer queue folder (you may need to
navigate to it) and click Open.
3. Select your printer and click Open.
Printing from Your Application
Printing from PowerRIP2000
On the PowerRIP 2000 CD, there is a folder called
Read Me PDFs. This folder contains Read Me files that
will walk you through printing from most major applications using the LaserWriter 8 and AdobePS8 drivers.
Drag the Read Me file you wish to print, to the
PowerRIP 2000 printer queue folder. The Read Me will
process and print.
Print Menu Options
Most applications have printer dialog boxes that allow
you to select the printing options for your printer. These
options are usually accessed through the Printer
Specific Options in the printer dialog pull-down box.
For an in-depth discussion of the Printer Specific
Options please see Chapter 8.
Note: See the PageMaker Read Me in Read Me PDFs
for Options when printing from PageMaker.
Preparing PowerRIP 2000 to Print
Cancelling a Print Job
Follow these steps:
1. Make sure that the correct PPD is selected in the
Chooser using LaserWriter 8, and Setup. Also make
sure you have the correct network selected. (See
Chapter 5 for network and cable connection
information.)
2. Open the PowerRIP 2000 folder on your hard drive
and double-click the PowerRIP 2000 icon to launch
the application and open the PowerRIP 2000 Control
Panel.
Note: If you saved your printer queue folder on the
desktop, open the printer queue folder, double
click on the printer icon.
Your printer(s) will automatically open.
In PowerRIP 2000, cancelling stops the current job
from printing, and puts it in the Completed Jobs folder.
To cancel the current print job, click the Cancel Print
button in the center of the PowerRIP 2000 Control
Panel, then click Yes.
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When you cancel a job you will get a Interrupt Error in
the PowerRIP 2000 Control Panel message window,
this is normal.
Cancelled print jobs go into the Completed Jobs folder
and can be printed at a later time. To do this, select
Show Completed Jobs under the Printer pull-down
menu at the top of the screen. Select the print job and
click the Reprint Job button. The job will reappear in
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the Control Panel job queue, process and print. If you
want to delete the print job, follow the steps in the next
section, “Deleting a Print Job.”
If there are other print jobs besides the current job that
you don’t want to print, follow the steps in the next
section, “Deleting a Print Job.”
Deleting a Print Job
Deleting a print job removes it from the queue folder
and Completed Jobs folder. Follow these steps:
1. In the PowerRIP 2000 Control Panel, select the print
job you want to delete.
2. From the Print Job menu, select Remove job. Your
print job is deleted from the print queue folder. You
may also delete a job from the queue or Completed
Jobs folder by highlighting it and pressing zk.
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Chapter 5 - PowerRIP 2000 System Requirements
Chapter 5 includes system requirements for all supported printers and information for connecting your printer to
your Macintosh.
Standalone/Print Server Macintosh RAM and Disk Space Requirements
RAM
Printers
Epson Stylus Color, Color II, IIs, 500, 600, 680,
740, 760, 777, 800, 850, 860, 880, 900, 980, 1160,
1500, 1520, 3000, C60, C62, C70, C80, C82
Epson Stylus Pro, Pro XL, Pro XL+, 5000, 5500
Epson Stylus Photo, Photo EX, EX3, 700, 750,
780, 790, 810, 820, 825, 830, 870, 875, 890, 915,
925, 960, 950,960, 1200, 1270, 1280, 1290, 2000,
2100, 2200
Epson Stylus Scan 2000, 2500,CX3100, CX3200,
CX5200
Epson Stylus Pro 7000, 7500, 7600, 9000, 9500,
9600, 10000, 1000CF
Disk Space
Minimum:
At least 64 MB of RAM
Preferred:
128 MB of RAM
At least 200 MB (approximately 24
MB required for a Custom Install).
Minimum: At least 256 MB
of RAM
Preferred: 512 MB of RAM
At least 2 GB
Operating System Requirements
Printers
Epson
(Stand alone or Print Server
Mac)
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Operating System
CD-ROM
OS 8.1 or later. (OS 9 or
later supported.)
Required
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AppleTalk Network
AppleTalk network connection
required if Server Mac
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Client Macintosh
RAM and Disk Space Requirements
Printers
RAM
Disk Space
At least 64MB of RAM
Epson Stylus Color, Color II, IIs, 500, 600, 680, 740, 760,
777, 800, 850, 860, 880, 900, 980, 1160, 1500, 1520, 3000,
C60, C62, C70, C80, C82
Epson Stylus Pro, Pro XL, Pro XL+, 5000, 5500
Epson Stylus Photo, Photo EX, EX3, 700, 750, 780, 790,
810, 820, 825, 830, 870, 875, 890, 915, 925, 960, 950,960,
1200, 1270, 1280, 1290, 2000, 2100, 2200
Epson Stylus Scan 2000, 2500,CX3100, CX3200, CX5200
Epson Stylus Pro 7000, 7500, 7600, 9000, 9500, 9600,
10000, 1000CF
N/A
At least 96 MB of RAM
N/A
Operating System Requirements
Printers
Epson
(Client Mac)
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Operating System
CD-ROM
OS 8.1 or later. (OS 9 or
later supported.)
Required
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AppleTalk Network
AppleTalk network connection
with the PowerRIPserver
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Connecting Your Printer to Your Macintosh
Printer
Printer Dependent Interfaces Supported
Epson printers
Serial connection
Use printer port or modem port.
If you use the modem port your modem software must be disabled.
Note: If you are cable connected via the printer or modem port choose your printer model and Serial
Port, when creating a new printer.
Optional LocalTalk, EtherTalk Interface card, orAXIS 1440 print server - Follow the instructions in the printer and interface manuals for installing, connecting, and naming your printer.
Note: If you have an Ethernet or LocalTalk interface or a AXIS or Jet Direct print server, choose
your printer model and LocalTalk/EtherTalk when creating your new printer.
USB to Parallel adapter - If your printer does not have a USB port.
Note: The Epson Stylus Color, Pro, ProXL, Color 500, and Stylus 1500 do not support USB to
Parallel.
If you are cable connected via USB, which includes USB to Parallel adapter, choose your
printer model and USB when you create a new printer.
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Chapter 6 - Color Matching
ColorSync Support
Color Matching information of PowerRIP 2000 version
6.0.8 or later
ICC profiles are color space definitions. The ICC profile format is defined by the International Color Consortium as a
cross platform standard. The ability to cross platform allows
you to print from the Macintosh to the PC, or the PC to the
Macintosh. ICC compliant applications, such as Photoshop,
Illustrator, QuarkXPress, have the capacity to output using
ColorSync 3.0.4 or later. PowerRIP 2000 can print using
ColorSync from any ICC compliant application.
PowerRIP 2000 version 6.0.8 or later always uses ICC profiles for all it’s color management. ColorSync 3.0.4 or later
muse be active in your Operating System’s Control Panel.
When PowerRIP 2000 version 6.0.8 or later is installed it
will automatically install all the ICC profiles, for the printer
you are installing if you install a single printer or for all the
printers if you do a full install, in the autodestination folder.
The autodestination folder can be found in the Profiles folder which is in the PowerRIP folder on your hard drive.
PANTONE™ Color Support for the
Stylus Pro and Pro XL
The Pantone Matching System (PMS) is the most
commonly used of all the ink mixing systems.
PowerRIP 2000 is Pantone certified for the EPSON
Stylus Pro, and Pro XL and Pro XL+.
For all other printers, using a PANTONE™licensed application, you can define a new spot
color by adding the name of the Pantone color in
the Edit Color portion of the application. The word
Pantone must be in initial caps, a space, the number
of the color, a space, and the appropriate extension
i.e., Pantone 7449 CVU. You must also make sure
that you select CMYK as the color model and
define the color as a spot color. Do not define the
percentage of CMYK.
You can also create your own special named colors
in LAB, RGB, or CMYK color spaces using Define
Spot Color.
When printing using named spot colors you must
select separations in the Print dialog and Make
Composite from Separations in Printer Specific
Options. This feature can only be used with applications that have the ability to select separations in
the Print dialog. If you are using an application that
required your selecting separations in Printer
Specific Options then this application can not create Composites from Separations.
The Pantone files for the EPSON Pro, Pro XL, and
Pro XL+ are included with PowerRIP 2000. These
files can be read directly into all PANTONElicensed applications so you can have printer calibrated versions of all Pantone colors. The colors
are calibrated to use PowerRIP 2000’s stochastic
screens, PressProof and EPSON’s papers.
For installation instructions, refer to the Read Me
First file, Pantone Documentation, and Pantone
Manual in the Pantone folder on the PowerRIP
2000 CD.
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Using Your Own Custom ICC Profiles
In the Profiles folder in your PowerRIP 2000, version 6.0.8
or later, folder you will find a Source and Destination folder. If you have created a calibrated monitor profile then it
should be put in the Source folder. It can then be accessed in
the RGB Source Profiles or CMYK Source Profiles pulldown in Printer Preference when printing.
Your customized printer (ICC) profiles should be saved in
the Destination folder. These customized profiles will allow
you to override the automatic destination profile selection
installed with PowerRIP 2000. Your customized (CMYK
Destination Profiles) should match the printers paper types
and resolution parameters.
After the profiles are installed in the appropriate folders and
before the profiles are available for printing, PowerRIP 2000
must be restarted and the appropriate printer must be opened
in the PowerRIP Control panel. This causes the PPD in the
System Folder/Extensions/Printer Descriptions to be updated. The updated profile should be distributed to all
clients using the server
Defining your Spot Color in PowerRIP
2000
1. Launch PowerRIP 2000.
2. Create a new printer queue. (See page 11 for
creating a new printer)
The Setup dialog will display. Select a realistic
time for Purge Printer Jobs After and a realistic number for Limit Post-print Queue to.
3. Click Define Spot Colors. The Main Setup dia
log will display.
Select Yes to Make Composites from Separations.
Select Force Printer Settings.
Click OK.
4. Click OK to close the Setup dialog.
5. Save your printer with a name that defines it as
your spot color queue.
Printing using Define Spot Color
Define Spot Color
Inks in color printing fall into two categories: process color
and spot color. The process inks are Cyan Magenta Yellow
K Black (CMYK). Spot color inks can be virtually any
color. The most widely used spot color system being the
Pantone Matching System. Spot colors are special premixed
colors that require their own separations.
Process colors and spot colors may appear on the same page.
Spot color is generally used when a particular color match
must occur, such as a company logo or product brochure. If
you print your spot colors as a process separation the color
might not be an accurate color match. The named color will
be converted to a percentage of CMYK, which means you
no longer can guarantee the color match.
Spot colors are special premixed inks with specified CMYK
equivalents instead of process (CMYK) color inks. Define
Spot Color allows you to print spot colors so that they are
not converted to process color when printed. If you print
your spot colors without using Define Spot Color, all your
spot colors will print as process color. Define Spot Color can
also be used to redefine a color if you find that the names
color you have chosen does not meet your specific color
needs.
Create your file and select the named colors you wish to
print. Then using Define Spot Color, you can define the spot
colors in PowerRIP 2000 to assure that they will not be
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printed as process spot colors. If you are going to use
the same spot colors with many files, it would be
wise to create a printer queue specifically for your
spot color output. For this discussion we will create a
new printer specifically for the spot colors.
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When you print your file that contains the spot colors
you will select print as separations in your application. But since you will be printing this file to your
spot color printer queue and it is setup to make composites from separations the following will occur:
1. The application will spool the separations to
PowerRIP 2000 spot color queue. PowerRIP 2000
will start to build the composite from the separations.
As it is processing the first spot color the following
dialog will display:
Click Yes.
2. The Add Spot Color dialog will display.
Define the percentage of C, M, Y, and K
for the
spot color. Click OK. The next spot color will display. Repeat steps 2 & 3 for each spot color.
Note: After you have finished printing your spot col ors using your spot color queue you must remember
to go back to your previous printer queue. If you use
your spot color queue for your normal printing all
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future output will be printed in black and white. If you want
to use your spot color queue for all your printing then you
will have to go to Define Printer Setting and deselect Force
Printer Setting and click Reset Defaults.
Calibration
PowerRIP 2000 has the ability to adjust color using either
Output Calibration and/or Dot Gain Curves. This gives the
user the ability to increase or decrease the color intensity.
The user can adjust all colors or each color individually.
There is a folder on the PowerRIP 2000 CD called Read Me
PDFs. This folder contains a Calibration Read Me file in
PDF format. Refer to the Calibration Read Me for in-depth
instructions on its use.
DOT GAIN Control is the best tool for inkjet users.
Calibration was designed for imagesetter users.
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Chapter 7 - Printer Setup Dialogs/Control Panel Options
Note: The features discussed in Chapter 7 are dependent on your printer and version of PowerRIP 2000. Not all
features are available on all printers or on all revisions of PowerRIP 2000.
PowerRIP 2000 Files
When you installed PowerRIP 2000, files, folders, and subfolders were copied to the PowerRIP 2000 folder you
specified. Never remove or modify these files.
Printer Setup (Epson Printers)
When you created your PowerRIP 2000 printer queue for your printer, a Setup dialog will display. The setup dialog
varies depending on the printer you are using and how you are cable connected to that printer. (See page 11 for creating printer queues.)
Serial Port Setup
Make sure the serial (printer or
modem) port your printer is connected to is selected.
USB Setup
Lists the printers on-line via
USB. If more than one printer
appears in the list, select the one
your are creating
a Queue for.
AppleTalk Setup
If you have installed Ethertalk via Jet Direct Print
Server, Axis 1440 Print Server, or an optional
LocalTalk card in your printer and selected New
Print, LocalTalk/ Ethertalk should be selected.
The Setup screen will display the Printer Name
box. Search will automatically enter the proper
name in this box.
Search
Click this button to search for your printer’s network name. Never change the name the Search
has found.
Search for ‘LaserWriter’
If Search does not find the printer connection,
check this button and click Search again.
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Printer Setup (All Printers)
Purge printed jobs after
When checked, jobs are deleted from the Printed Files subfolder for
this PowerRIP 2000 printer after the specified number of seconds,
minutes, hours, days, or weeks. When not checked, there is no time
limit on jobs already printed.
Limit post-print queue to
When checked, the oldest jobs are removed from the Printed Files
subfolder for this PowerRIP 2000 printer when the specified number
of jobs is exceeded. When not checked, there is no maximum number of jobs already printed.
Use Output Calibration
Recommended only for use with imagesetters. This control does the
works in reverse. If you want to add you must put in a lower value.
It is used to build straight line curves based on percent dot.
Click this button to access the Define Calibration menu.
Use Dot Gain Curves
Recommended for ease of use. Allows you to increase or decrease
color intensity of all colors or any of the CMYK channels you want
to modify. Click this button to access the Define Curves menu.
Define Spot Colors
Gives you the ability to output spot colors in any color or combination of colors you define. Click this button to access the Define Spot
Colors menu. (See Chapter 6 Matching for Define Spot Color
directions.)
Define Printer Settings
When you click the Define Printer Settings button the Main dialog
will display allowing you to make changes to Printer Specific
Options previously selected. If “Force Printer Settings” is checked,
this feature gives you the ability to override the printing options
embedded in a PostScript file. You can reprint a low resolution
PostScript file from the Completed Jobs folder at a higher resolution.
Select the new printing options you desire, Click “Force Printer
Setting” and click OK. You can also create multiple queues for the
same printer specifying your desired printing options for each; eliminating the need to select the options in your print menu. A complete
list of the individual settings can be found in Chapter 8.
Reset to Defaults - Clicking this button causes the printing options
to be reset back to the default setting whether Force Printer
Settings is checked or not.
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Allows you to change the paper size and the paper type (printer
dependent) of a previously printed file, if Force Printer Settings is
selected.
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PowerRIP 2000 Control Panel
The PowerRIP 2000 Control Panel, shown below, is displayed when you launch PowerRIP 2000.
Processing Bar
Pre-Print Queue
Message Log
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Queue List
Pre-Print Queue
The pre-print queue list is the large window in the top of the PowerRIP 2000 Control Panel window. When files are
in the queue each line in the list is a print job for an open printer and includes the following information:
job status
This is a single character in the far left column of the list.
H
h
F
•
*
blank
the job is held
the printer is held
the job failed
the job is currently processing
the job is currently being cancelled
the job is ready to print
job name
This is the name of the original job, not necessarily the name of the PostScript file you created.
created
This is the date and time that the job was created.
for
This is the name of the user who created the print job.
printer
This is the name of the PowerRIP 2000 printer on which the job will be printed.
pages
This is the number of pages in the job. If no page count is specified in the job, the page count
starts at 1 and increments as each page of the job is processed.
size
This is size of the job.
Jobs that are not held are printed in the order in which they appear in the list. To modify this order, hold down the
option key and drag a job up or down to a new position in the list.
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Printer Control Buttons
Hold Printer/
Release Printer
This button is a shortcut for the Hold Printer and Release Printer commands in the Printer
menu. When the printer selected in the Printer List is held, this button changes to Release
Printer. The currently printing job will not be held.
Hold Job/
Release Job
This button is a shortcut for the Hold Job and Release Job commands in the Print Job menu.
When the job selected in the Pre-Print Queue is held, this button changes to Release Job.
Cancel Job
This button is a shortcut for the Cancel Job command in the Print Job menu.
Print
This button is a shortcut for the Print Job, Pause Printing, and Resume Printing commands
in the Print Job menu. When the job selected in the Pre-Print Queue is printing, this
button changes to Pause; when the selected job is paused, this button changes to Resume.
Double-clicking on a job in the Pre-Print Queue or selecting a job and typing Return or
Enter is identical to clicking on this button.
Message Log
Message logs are files created by PowerRIP 2000 for reviewing RIP activities such as printing times, error messages, etc. These message logs can be opened in a word processing application. You will need a word processor to
open the logs if they get too large. To create a new message log select New Log file in the PowerRIP 2000
File menu.
Messages
This displays all informational and error messages generated by PowerRIP 2000 since its
launch.
Log Messages
This check box is a shortcut for the Log Messages command in the File menu.
Speak Urgent
Message
This check box is visible only when optional speech recognition software is installed on the
PowerRIP 2000 server. When checked, critical warning messages written to the Message
Log View are also spoken. This is useful if you wish to be informed of status when not sitting at the PowerRIP 2000 server.
Queue List
The Printers list is the window in the bottom of the PowerRIP 2000 Control Panel window. Each open printer is
displayed in this window. When there is no character to the left of the printer name, the printer is ready to print.
The following characters can appear at the left of the printer name.
H
the printer is held
S
the printer is starting up
C
the printer is closing
Note:
Double-clicking on a printer name in the Printers list is a shortcut for the Setup Printer command in the
Printer menu.
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Chapter 8 - Printer Specific Options
Printer Specify Options Epson Only version 6.0.8
Option
Settings
Description
Resolution
Printer’s Default (360 dpi), 360
Resolution of printed images is measured in Resolution
dpi, 720 dpi, 1440 dpi, 2880 dpi. of printed images is measured in dots per inch (DPI) and
Note: Resolution is printer depen - represents the amount of detail that can be shown. The
dent.
higher the number, the finer the resolution. Lower resolutions print faster and use less ink. Note: Resolution is
paper type and printer dependent.
Paper Type
Plain Paper, Photo Quality Paper,
High Quality Paper, Glossy Paper,
Glossy Film, Press Proof 2,
Double Weight Matte Paper
(Roll), Synthetic Paper,Watercolor
Paper, Glossy Paper (Roll),
Premium Glossy Photo Paper
(Roll), Semigloss Photo Paper
(Roll), and many more.
Select the paper type you are printing on. PowerRIP
2000’s Color Rendering Dictionaries (CRDs) are based
upon the printers special paper stocks. These CRDs produce the maximum output quality on the selected paper.
Paper type is, printer and resolution dependent Caution:
Using other brands of paper will result in inferior out put quality.
RGB Source
Document Defined, RIP Default,
Normal, Apple 13RGB
Stand,Apple Multi Scan 17 plus
many more.
Display profiles for monitors. These profiles describe the
characteristics and color gamuts enabling the CMS to
convert between a monitor’s native color space and a
device-independent reference color space.
RGB Color
Appearance
Prepress Proof
Photographic
Prepress Proof should be selected if you are using your
inkjet printer as a prepress proofer. The RGB data will
be converted to CMYK data using the selection you
choose in CMYK Source.
Photographic should be selected to produce the greatest
color gamut possible for the RGB colors and should be
used to create the most accurate RGB representation
possible on an inkjet printer.
CMYK Source
Document Defined, RIP Default,
Japan S,SWOP, Euro LWCP Less
than 70g, Euro Mat Paper above
70g, Euro Gloss Paper Above
70g. Euro uncoated white offset,
TOYO
Output profiles for devices such as printers and printing
presses. Also know as destination profiles. PowerRIP
2000’s Color Management System uses these profiles so
that the output on your printer is representative of
the color qualities you can expect if your job is printed
on an offset press.
CMYK Color
Appearance
Color Management
No Color Management
Select Color Management if you want the PowerRIP
color management to be used.
Select No Color Management if you do not want to use
PowerRIP color management but want to use the applications color management or if you are running CMYK
color calibration targets to make your own printer ICCs.
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Printer Specify Options - Supported by PowerRIP 2000 version 6.0.8
Settings
Option
Description
Printer Profile
Auto Selection or a custom profile
Use Auto Select to print using the ICC Printer profiles
installed by PowerRIP or select a customized profile.
Rendering Intent
Default Rendering Intent,
Perceptual,Relative Saturation,
Relative Colorimetric, Absolute
Colorimetric.
A Color Management Module feature. Perceptual is used
mainly for Photos to fit the gamut of the original within
the gamut of the printer, Saturated will boost colors.
Absolute will most accurately repesent colors fitting
within the gamut, however colors outside the gamut will
NOT be adjusted. Relative is a cross between Perceptual
and Absolute.
True Spot Color
No or Yes
Select when using a named spot color or a user defined
spot color. Allows users to customize spot color output.
Make Composites
from Separations
No or Yes
Allows you to print composite proofs directly from color
separated (DCS) output files.
Generate Pure
Black
No or Yes
If Yes is selected blacks will print directly from the black
ink cartridge. If No is selected blacks will be created
using C, M, and Y. Note: Selecting Yes may have adverse
effects on halftones.
Note: Some applications such as QuarkXPress do not
preserve pure black in gradients.
Screening
Stochastic Always
Application’s Default
Stochastic Screening is a random dot pattern that produces more tones and has more detail than fixed screen
rulings.
Print Direction
Unidirectional
Bi-directional
Can be set to Unidirectional or Bi-directional. Bi-directional, or high speed mode, is faster and does not significantly decreased print quality.
Cache to Disk
Before Printing
Yes or No
Force Printer
Settings
Checked or not checked
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Cache to Disk Before Printing requires a large amount of
free contiguous hard drive space on your startup drive.
This feature should be used when printing very large
posters (up to 20 ft long) on the large format printers.
Cache to Disk Before Printing precesses the file, saves
the file to disk, and prints one continuous output stream.
After printing is finished the cache file is automatically
removed from the hard disk.
If settings are forced all files sent to this printer will
have these settings. If not checked it is PPD controlled
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Printer Specify Options PowerRIP PDF Only
Option
Description
Resolution
The available resolutions are 72, 144, 288, 300, 600, 1200, and 2400 dpi. It
should be noted that selecting a higher resolution can significantly increase the
PDF file size.
ASCII Format
ASCII Format allows you to save files in ASCII format but it should be noted
that the ASCII Format will create a slightly larger file.
Auto-Rotate
Auto-Rotate rotates a file from portrait to landscape.
Compressed PDF
Compressed PDF compresses document such as books and manuals to create a
smaller PDF file. The appropriate compression method is one that creates the
smallest PDF as possible, with the highest possible quality.
Create Thumbnails
Thumbnails are very small page representations that aid the user in navigating
through multi-page documents, and provide an easy method for moving and
copying pages within a document.
Preserve Halftone Info
Select Preserve Halftone Information when you want to retain the halftone
(screening) information.
Device Dependent Color
Select Device Dependent Color to use the PowerRIP PDF color corrected
information when creating PDFs.
Convert CMYK Images to
RGB
Select Convert CMYK Images to RGB if you want RGB images when the
PDF is created.
Transfer Function
Remove will remove the curves in the file when making the PDF. When the
PDF is opened in Acrobat the change in the file can be seen on the screen.
Apply will use the curves in the file when making the PDF. When the PDF is
opened in Acrobat the change in the file can be seen on the screen.
Preserve uses the curves in the file when making the PDF. When the PDF is
opened in Acrobat the no change in the file can be seen on the screen.
Under Color Removal
(UCR)
Remove removes UCR when creating the PDF.
Preserve retains the UCR information when creating the PDF.
Sub-Sample Images
If you select None no sub-sampling will occur. Subsample reduces the amount
of data in the image to no more than what the PDF needs.
Average averages the pixels and replaces them with the average pixel color at
the specified resolution.
Sub-Sample Resolution
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Resolution should be defined when using Average in Sub-Sample Images.
Select the lowest resolution possible. Selecting a high resolution will greatly
increase the time it takes to process and print the file. The available resolutions
are 72, 100, 150, 200, and 300 dpi (Dots Per Inch).
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Printer Specify Options PowerRIP PDF Only (Cont)
Option
Description
Compress Images
If you select None no compression will occur.
JPEG compression creates a much smaller file size because it eliminates data.
JPEG compression can affect image quality.
ZIP compression does not remove data to reduce the file size so it does not
affect the image quality.
Preserve OPI Comments
Preserve OPI Comments retains the information needed to replace the FPO
(For Placement Only) image with a high resolution image located on a server
that supports OPI.
Preserve Overprinting
Settings
Preserve Overprinting Settings retains the overprint settings in the file being
converted to a PDF.
Embed All Fonts
Select Yes to Embed All Fonts if you want all the fonts in your system, embedded in the PDF.
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Chapter 9 - PowerRIP PDF
PowerRIP PDF is the ideal utility for creating high
quality, platform independent PDFs. You can take
advantage of all your applications, various features and
attributes, combined with the feature intensive
PowerRIP PDF, giving you complete flexibility to create PDFs that meet your particular needs. These PDFs
being small in size and platform independent can be
viewed on both the Macintosh or PC, can be used as email attachments, or web site documents.
Select the features that will meet your PDF needs. The
features are as follows:
Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0 or later should be installed
on your system to so that Auto Open can occur after the
PDF is created. Acrobat 4.0 recommended.
When Purge printed jobs after is selected, PDFs are
deleted from the PDF folder after the specified number
of seconds, minutes, hours, days, or weeks. When not
checked there is no time limit on the jobs in the folder.
Select how long you want to keep your PDFs.
PowerRIP PDF Queue
When Limit post-print queue to is selected, the oldest
PDFs are removed from the PDF folder when the specified number of jobs is exceeded. When not checked,
there is no maximum number of PDFs saved. Select the
number of PDFs, you want to save.
When you launched PowerRIP 2000 for the first time
and did a Search for Printers a PowerRIP PDF queue
was created. If you choose not to create a PowerRIP
PDF queue at initial install then you need to create a
queue before using PowerRIP PDF.
To create a PowerRIP PDF queue launch PowerRIP
2000. In the PowerRIP Control dialog go to File>New
Printer>PowerRIP PDF. The PowerRIP PDF Setup
dialog will display.
Use Output Calibration allows you to increase or
decrease color intensity of all colors or any of the
CMYK channels you want to modify. Click this button
to access Define Calibration.
Note: For a complete discussion of calibration read the
Calibration Read Me which can be found in the
PowerRIP PDF folder.
If you created a PowerRIP PDF queue at initial install
launch PowerRIP 2000. Double click on PowerRIP
PDF in the Printers portion of the PowerRIP Control
dialog. The PowerRIP PDF Setup dialog will display.
PowerRIP PDF Setup Dialog
Use Dot Gain Curve is recommended for use only
with a densitometer. Click Use Dot Gain Curves to
access the Define Curves menu.
Note: For a complete discussion of Dot Gain Curve
read he Calibration Read Me which can be found
in the PowerRIP PDF folder.
When you click the Define Printer Settings the
PowerRIP PDF Printer Settings dialog will display.
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This dialog allowing
you to make changes to
Printer Specific Options
previously selected. If
“Force Printer Settings”
is checked, this feature
gives you the ability to
override the options
embedded in the file.
You can recreate a low
resolution file from the Completed Jobs folder at a
higher resolution. Select the new options you desire,
Click “Force Printer Setting” and click OK. You can
also create multiple queues specifying your desired
options for each; eliminating the need to select the
options in your print menu. A complete list of the individual settings can be found in Chapter 8 - Printer
Specific Options.
Click Change Output Folder to create a folder for
your PDFs and queue. You should create a folder to
hold all your PDFs. Click Change Output Folder. The
Select a Folder dialog will display. Navigate to where
you want the new folder saved. Click New Folder. The
Name of new folder dialog will display. Give your new
folder a name. Click Create. (For this exercise the new
folder is called PDFs.) The Select a Folder dialog will
redisplay. On the bottom of this dialog you will see
Select PDFs Click Select PDFs. The name you gave
your folder will replace PDFs which is the name we
gave the folder for this exercise. The PowerRIP PDF
Setup dialog will redisplay. You will notice that in the
box under Output Folder your new folder has been
selected.
Page Setup allows you to change the paper size and the
paper type (printer dependent) of a previously printed
file, if Force Printer Settings is selected.
If you select Auto Open Generated PDF the PDF will
automatically be opened in Acrobat as soon as
PowerRIP PDF is finished creating the PDF file. You
must have Acrobat installed on your system for this
function to be available.
Job Name+.PPD creates the PDF using the job name.
File Name+.PPD creates the PDF using the name of
the file. User Defined should be selected if you want to
type a new file name for the PDF.
Select Prompt User if the file or job already exists in
your PDF folder.
Select Overwrite Existing File if the file or job name
already exists in your PDF folder. The new file or job
of the same name will overwrite the previous file.
Select Auto Rename if the file or job name already
exists in the PDF folder. The PDF will be saved with a
number added to the name. (Example: ticket#2.PDF)
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Click Font Embedding if you want to embed fonts
with the PDF. The Font Embedding dialog will display.
When you select Embed all fonts, all the fonts on your
system are embedded in the PDF when it is created.
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Select Subset Fonts if you have created a list of fonts
in Always Embed. The subset you have created will
always be embedded in the PDF, when it is created.
To create a subset of fonts select Subset fonts. Click on
the Always Embed portion of the display to make it
active. Click Add. The Add Font dialog will display.
Type the name of the font. Click OK. You will see the
font name in the Always Embed window. To delete a
font from this list highlight the font and click Remove.
If you select Use Original TrueType fonts, True Type
fonts will be embedded as Type 42 PostScript fonts
regardless if you have TrueType substitution turned on
or off.
If you select Never Embed the subset of fonts you create will never be embedded in the PDF. To create a subset of fonts to never embed select Subset fonts. Click
on the Never Embed portion of the display to make it
active. Click Add. The Add Font dialog will display.
Type the name of the font. Click OK. You will see the
font name in the Never Embed window. To delete a
font from this list highlight the font
Click OK to exit Font Embedding.
Click OK to exit the PowerRIP PDF Setup dialog if
you are editing an existing queue. If you are creating
your queue a window will display asking you to name
the queue. The queue will be saved in the folder we
made when we did Change Output Folder.
The first time you select the PPD it will say Create.
If the Desktop Print, Spooler is not enabled, or if
you previously have created the Desktop Printer
Create is replaced by the Setup button. In that case
click Setup.
4. Click Select PPD. A list of PPDs appears. (If you
don’t see the PowerPDF.PPD, you may need to
scroll through the list or select Other PPD.)
5. Highlight PowerPDF.PPD and click Select. If
Desktop Printer Spooler is enabled a dialog will display on the screen telling you a Desktop Printer is
being built.
6. A dialog will display stating that you have changed
your current printer. Click OK. Close the Chooser.
You have created or edited a PDF queue and selected
the PPD. You are now ready to create PDFs.
Creating PDFs from within Applications
You can create a PDF from within your application by
simply selecting PowerRIP PDF PPD which will give
you all of the PowerRIP PDF features right within the
application Print dialog. For this discussion a PDF will
be created in QuarkXPress 4.x, PageMaker 6.5, and
Photoshop 5.x. These three applications will give you
the understanding necessary to create PDFs from within all your applications.
Creating a PDF in QuarkXPress 4.x
Selecting a PPD
Note:It is assumed that your QuarkXPress file is on the
screen and ready to create a PDF.
A PPD is a description of the characteristics of your
PowerRIP PDF. It is used by the PostScript driver and
your application to identify these characteristics when
you create a PDF
Never select third party PPDs. Always select PowerRIP
PDF PPD that was installed by PowerRIP PDF. The
PowerPDF.PPD can be found in System>Extensions>
Printer Descriptions.
1. Select the PowerRIP PDF PPD in the Chooser.
2. Go to File>Page Setup. The Quark Print dialog will
display.
Setup tab
To Select PowerPDF.PPD follow the steps below:
Note: PowerRIP 2000 must be launched and the PDF
queue must be active to select the PPD when
using LaserWriter 8.
1. Open the Chooser from the Apple Menu.
2. Select LaserWriter 8. Your PDF Queue appears on
the right. Highlight it.
3. Click Create.
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Select PowerRIPPDF in Printer Description.
Select the correct Paper Size and Page Positioning.
Select the pages you want included in the PDF.
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Printer Specific Options 2
Select the applicable Options.
Document tab
Deselect Include Blank Pages.
3. Click Page Setup in the bottom left corner of the
Print dialog.
Printer Specific Options 3
Select the applicable Options.
The LaserWriter Page Setup dialog will display.
Page Attributes
Select the correct orientation and scaling.
Click OK. The Quark Print dialog will redisplay.
4. Click Printer in the bottom left corner of the Quark
Print dialog.
5. The LaserWriter Print dialog will display.
Save as File
Click Print.
Click Print.
If you had selected Auto Open Generated PDF in the
PowerRIP PDF Setup dialog, PowerRIP PDF will process the file, create the PDF, save it in your PDF
folder and automatically launch Acrobat and display
the PDF. If you did not select Auto Open Generated
PDF you can go to your PDF folder and click on the
PDF to launch Acrobat and open the PDF.
PowerRIP PDF
Creating a PDF in PageMaker 6.5
Note:It is assumed that your PageMaker file is on the
screen and ready to create a PDF.
Select Level 2 and 3 in PostScript Level, Binary in
Data Format, and ALL in Font Inclusion
1. Select the PowerRIP PDF PPD in the Chooser.
2. Go to File>Print. The Print Document dialog will
display. Make sure that the correct PPD is selected
in PPD.
Printer Specific Options 1
Select the applicable Options.
Note:See Chapter 8 - Printer Specific Options this
manual for complete descriptions of all the
available options.
PowerRIP PDF.PPD
3. Click Features.
The Print Features dialog will display.
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Printer Specific Options 2
Select the applicable Options.
Note: This is a scrollable window.
Select the applicable Features. (See Chapter 8 Printer Specific Options this manual for complete
descriptions of all the available options.
4. Click Color
The Print Color dialog will display. Make sure
Composite and Color are selected.
Click Print
Printer Specific Options 3
Select the applicable Options.
If you had selected Auto Open Generated PDF in the
PowerRIPPDF Setup dialog, PowerRIP PDF will process the file, create the PDF, save it in your PDF
folder and automatically launch Acrobat and display the
PDF. If you did not select Auto Open Generated PDF
you can go to your PDF folder and click on the PDF to
launch Acrobat and open the PDF.
Click Print.
Click Print.
If you had selected Auto Open Generated PDF in the
PowerRIP PDF Setup dialog, PowerRIP PDF will process the file, create PDF, save it in your PDF folder
and automatically launch Acrobat and display the PDF.
If you did not select Auto Open Generated PDF you
can go to your PDF folder and click on it to launch
Acrobat and open the PDF.
Creating a PDF in Photoshop 5.x
Note:It is assumed that your Photoshop file is on the
screen and ready to create a PDF.
1. Select the PowerRIP PDF PPD in the Chooser.
2. Go to File>Print. The LaserWriter Print dialog will
display.
Note:See Chapter 8 - Printer Specific Options this
manual for complete descriptions of all the
available options.
Printer Specific Options 1
Select the applicable Options.
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Chapter 10 - Troubleshooting
Note: The features discussed in Chapter 10 are dependent on your printer and version of PowerRIP 2000. Not all
features are available on all printers or on all revisions of PowerRIP 2000.
This troubleshooting guide lists possible solutions for common problems. Please refer to the troubleshooting hints
before calling technical support. When calling for technical assistance, be ready to identify your system and its configuration, the product code of PowerRIP 2000, and a description of the problems you are encountering. It is highly
recommended that you enable the Log Messages option when creating a PowerRIP 2000 printer. The entries in the
log will help the support staff to identify PostScript error messages.
Note: On PowerRIP 2000 CD there is a folder called Read Me PDFs. This folder contains in-depth Error
Messages and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Read Me’s.
Troubleshooting Hints
This section includes the most common situations PowerRIP 2000 users encounter. Each problem includes several
possible solutions.
Problem
Solution
Demo prints across your page
• PowerRIP 2000 has not been validated. See Validating
PowerRIP 2000 instructions on page 8.
Out of Memory, Memory Low, and VM
Error Messages
• Install additional memory.
• Turn Virtual Memory On. Refer to Macintosh Help or your
Apple documentation.
Font not found: using Helvetica;
Findfont errors
• In your application’s Print Menu when selecting Save as File,
you should select “All” in the Font Inclusion pull-down menu.
• Select Always download needed fonts under the General pulldown in your application’s print menu.
• Are you allowing Font Substitution in your page setups? If so,
turn Font Substitution off.
• Make sure you have PostScript-compatible printer fonts rather
than just screen fonts. If you do not have PostScript-compatible
printer fonts loaded on your system, you cannot print them.
• Make sure your fonts are available to the system. In order to be
available, fonts must be placed in the Fonts subfolder inside the
System Folder. No other subfolder should be placed within the
main font subfolder. If your font library is too extensive to be
placed in the Fonts subfolder, you might consider purchasing
Suitcase,™ a font handling utility.
• Open the Preferences subfolder inside the System Folder and
delete the PowerRIP™ Preferences file. A new preference file is
automatically created when you restart PowerRIP 2000.
Images on printed pages are clipping
• Consider the printable image area of your printer. You may
need to increase your margins or decrease the size of your
image.
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Problem
Solution
Images on printed pages are clipping
(Cont)
• Make sure you selected the proper PPD in the Chooser Setup.
Printer out of synch – outputting repeated pages of extraneous code
• If Cancel Job or Hold Printer have no effect, turn off your printer to avoid wasting paper.
• Force Quit the PowerRIP 2000 application. Do this by holding
down the option and command keys and then pressing the
escape key to Force Quit. You must then reboot your Macintosh
to re-establish communication with the printer.
Printer cannot be opened/printer not
found/problem with printer
• Make sure the printer is powered on.
• Make sure the printer is connected properly to the PowerRIP
2000 server. Defective cables are a common problem. Try a
different cable.
• If you are using an EtherTalk interface via HP Jet Direct Print
Server, make sure you did not alter the name of the interface
that the Search recorded.
• If you are connected via USB or USB to Parallel ensure that
you have an Epson USB driver active in your System Folder/
Extensions. USB drivers for Epson printers are available on the
web at www.Epson.com. An Epson USB driver is not necessary
with Macintosh OS 9’s USB Driver Extension.
• If you are using EPSON’s optional LocalTalk or EtherTalk
interface card, or an Epson AXIS 1400 Print Server, make sure
you did not alter the name of the interface that the Search
recorded.
Job in pre-print queue not printed
• Make sure the PowerRIP 2000 printer is not held, starting up, or
closing.
• Make sure the job is set up to print to the correct PowerRIP
2000 printer.
• Make sure the printer is connected properly to the Macintosh.
• Make sure the Epson printer is ready and the Pause light is off.
Job does not appear in pre-print queue
• Make sure the PowerRIP 2000 printer for the job is open.
• Make sure the job was placed in the proper queue. When creating
a PostScript file, you must save it to the printer queue folder you
set up. If you saved it to another location, you can drag it into
the proper print queue folder.
• Make sure the correct printer has been selected in the Chooser
on the client Macintosh.
• Make sure both the PowerRIP2000 server and client are on the
same network.
Job prints in black and white or one or
more colors are missing
• Make sure you specified color output in your application’s print
dialog.
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Problem
Solution
Job prints in black and white or one or
more colors are missing (Cont)
• Check the color ink cartridge. If the cartridge is empty, replace
the cartridge according to the instructions in your printer
documentation.
Job just printed not in post-print queue
• If you specified a purge time of 0 in the Printer Setup dialog for
the PowerRIP 2000 printer, the job is purged as soon as it finishes printing. If you want to keep printed jobs, change the
purge time.
• If you specified a maximum job count of 0 in the Printer Setup
dialog for the PowerRIP 2000 printer, no jobs are saved after
they are printed. If you want to keep printed jobs, change the
maximum job count.
Client times out while sending job to
PowerRIP 2000
• Did you switch to another application on the PowerRIP 2000
server? If you did, the other application may not give PowerRIP
2000 enough time to maintain its connection with the client.
Switch back to PowerRIP 2000 and try printing again.
• Is PowerRIP 2000 running on a slower Macintosh computer,
and are there several clients trying to print to PowerRIP 2000
simultaneously? Your server may not be fast enough to support
a large number of simultaneous transfers. Wait for some of the
clients to completely send their jobs to PowerRIP 2000, then try
again.
• Instead of printing directly to the server Macintosh select Save
in the client’s Print Menu. Save the PostScript file on the client
Macintosh and manually drag it to the server’s print queue.
Rendering stopped or slower than
normal
• Increase PowerRIP 2000’s memory allotment. To do this quit
PowerRIP 2000, highlight the PowerRIP 2000 icon, under the
File menu select Get Info/Memory. Change Preferred Size to a
greater number, keeping in mind the total amount of RAM you
have, the RAM requirements of your operating system and all
applications you might have active at any one time.
• On slower Macintosh computers, transfer operations may
require most of the available memory; therefore, rendering during transfers slows down considerably. Make sure multiple
clients do not send jobs at the same time.
• Make sure all PowerRIP 2000 dialog boxes are closed. If they
are open, and waiting for a reply, rendering is suspended until
the dialog is closed.
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Glossary
Absolute
A rendering intent where colors match exactly with no Colorimetric adjustment made for white
point or black point that would alter the image’s brightness.
AdobePS™
A printer driver used by an application to create a driver PostScript file. This driver is distributed by Adobe and may be used as a substitute for a LaserWriter driver.
Calibration
The process of setting a device, such as a monitor or printer, to known color conditions.
Color space
A particular variant of a color model with a specific gamut or range of colors which is one of its
chief characteristics.
CMM
Color Management Module. This software component in a CMS does the color conversion calculations from one device’s color space to another’s.
CMS
Color Management System. This is a tool that maps, or translates the color space of one device
to the color space of another. ColorSync on the Macintosh and ICM on Windows are examples
of CMSs.
ColorSync
A system-level CMS developed by Apple Computer for the Macintosh OS.
FPU
Floating Point Unit. A chip capable of executing operations with real numbers. The FPU may
be built-in (MC 68040 or PPC 601) or available as an add-on to the main CPU (MC 68881).
framing
The process by which a complete raster image of a page is created in memory before it is output to an imaging device. If the available memory is sufficient, then PowerRIP 2000 will frame
a page. Since disk spooling of bands is unnecessary, framing is usually faster than banding.
ICC
The International Color Consortium. A group of industry vendors that have agreed to a standard
color matching system for device profiles, color management system architecture, and
components.
imaging device
A device capable of printing a raster image on a physical medium, for example, a printer, or
imagesetter.
interpreter
A set of software functions to convert PostScript language commands into a raster image.
job
A file containing PostScript language operators and operands residing in a Jobs folder and listed
in either the Pre-Print Queue or the Post-Print Queue.
LaserWriter™
A printer driver distributed by Apple Computer and used by an application to create a PostScript
file describing the visible contents of a document.
Message Log
A scrolling text view in the PowerRIP 2000 control panel containing all logged messages.
network
EtherTalk or AppleTalk cabling and required software to link Macintosh computers to each
other, or in the case of PowerRIP 2000, to link the clients to the server.
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Perceptual
A rendering intent which compresses the total gamut from one device’s color space when one or
more of the colors in the original image is out of the gamut of the destination color space.
Post-print queue
A scrolling list in the PowerRIP 2000 Completed Jobs window containing all jobs already printed for all open PowerRIP 2000 printers.
PostScript
An interpretive programming language developed by Adobe that describes the text, graphics,
and image content of a document.
PowerRIP 2000
client
A Macintosh computer on which the user runs most applications. The user may print from these
applications to an imaging device attached to a PowerRIP 2000 server.
PowerRIP 2000
The main window of the PowerRIP 2000 application containing Control Panel the control but
tons, Pre-Print Queue, the message log view, and the printer list.
PowerRIP 2000
printer
A virtual imaging device representing a physical imaging device with a user-selectable set of
characteristics. Each PowerRIP 2000 printer has a separate jobs folder. The names of all open
PowerRIP 2000 printers appear as LaserWriter devices in the Chooser dialog opened on a
PowerRIP client.
PowerRIP2000
queue
A file representing a PowerRIP 2000 printer residing in the Jobs file folder for that queue
PowerRIP 2000
server
A Macintosh computer running the PowerRIP 2000 application which networked client computers print to.
Pre-Print Queue
A scrolling list in the PowerRIP 2000 Control Panel Window containing the job currently printing and all jobs yet to be printed for all open PowerRIP2000 printers.
Printer List
A scrolling list in the PowerRIP 2000 Control Panel Window containing all open PowerRIP
2000 printers.
Printer Setup
A dialog box in which you select options for a PowerRIP 2000 dialog box printer.
PSPrinter™ driver A printer driver used by an application to create a PostScript file. This driver is distributed by
Adobe and may be installed as a substitute for a LaserWriter driver.
queue folder
A folder containing a PowerRIP 2000 printer file and all jobs for that printer. Jobs to be printed
are in the Jobs folder; jobs already printed are in the Printed Files subfolder.
raster image
A bitmap representing an interpreted PostScript page to be output to an imaging device. For
each device pixel on the page, there is a corresponding color in the color space appropriate for
the imaging device.
Relative
Colorimetric
When a color in the current color space is out of gamut in the target color space, it is mapped to
the closest possible color of the target color space while colors that are in gamut are not
affected.
render
The process by which PostScript language commands are interpreted and a raster image is
produced.
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Rendering intent
The method a CMM uses for converting colors from one device’s gamut to another.
RIP
Raster Image Processor. An application or device that renders PostScript language inputs and
outputs the resulting raster image to an imaging device.
SWOP
Standard Web Offset Publication. The color matching standard that all printing presses and
proofing systems in the United States are based upon.
TIFF
Tagged Image File Format. A standard image file format.
White Point
How the color white is reproduced. On a monitor it is the combination of Red, Green, and Blue
phosphors at full intensity. Necessary as a reference point in calibration.
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Index
A
Add Spot Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
AppleTalk Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
ASCII Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Auto-Rotate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
LaserWriter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Launching PowerRIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Limit Post Print Queue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Log Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
B
Book Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
M
Manually Creating Queues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Message Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
C
Cable Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Cancel Print Job . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Client Install . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Color Matching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Color Sync . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
N
Networking
Macintosh to NT Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
NT Server to Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
O
Operating System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Out of Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Output Profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
D
Define Spot Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Delete Print Job . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Disk Space . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Duplexing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
P
PowerRIP Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
PPDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Print Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Printer Queues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Printing from Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
E
Embed All Fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
E-mail address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Euro Simulated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .257
Q
Queues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Queue List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
F
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
FPU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Full Install . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
R
RAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Remove Validation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Release Job . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
RGB Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
G
Generate Pure Black . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
H
Help, where to get . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Hold Job . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
S
Search for Printers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Serial Port Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Server Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Standalone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
I
ICCtoColorSpace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Install PowerRIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
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Tablet Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Technical Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
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Job Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Job Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
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Under Color Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
USB Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Use Dot Gain Curve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213
V
Validation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Virtual Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
W
Web address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Web Install . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Where to get help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
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