Roland FJ-40 Specification

Roland FJ-40 Specification
Only the Roland Hi-Fi JET and CAMMJET can
achieve over 97% of PANTONE Colors.
The Hexachrome Workflow for the Roland Hi-Fi JET and CAMMJET
After extensive testing and calibration, Roland is proud to offer a PANTONE Hexachrome
workflow for the award winning Hi-Fi JET and CAMMJET printers. By following the steps outlined
in this document, the Hi-Fi JET and CAMMJET will be able to simulate over 97% of all PANTONE
MATCHING SYSTEM (PMS) Colors.
1. OVERVIEW OF REQUIRED COMPONENTS
• The 42" FJ-40/CJ-40 or the 52" FJ-50/CJ50 Roland Hi-Fi JET or CAMMJET products
• Set the Hi-Fi JET or CAMMJET for Super 720 dpi unidirectional print mode
• Roland Pigment CMYKOG inks
• Roland PQM Super Hi Gloss White Film
• Macintosh running OS 8.5 or later
• PC running Windows 98 for PANTONE HexImage and QuarkXPress compatibility or
a PC running Windows NT for QuarkXPress compatibility only.
• ColorChoice 3.0 software for Macintosh or PC
• Adobe Photoshop  5.x for Macintosh or PC
• QuarkXPress 4.x for Macintosh or PC
• PANTONE® HexImage™ for Macintosh or PC
• Hi-Fi JET Hexachrome color library (same for CAMMJET) added to the QuarkXPress 4.x.
• Hi-Fi JET Hexachrome ICC profile (same for CAMMJET) for use within HexImage™ and
QuarkXPress 4.x
• PANTONE Solid in Hexachrome color fan guide (Available from your Roland Dealer)
2. Hi-Fi JET INK REQUIREMENT
Hexachrome is Pantone, Inc.’s patented six-color printing process. Using Roland’s especially
vibrant CMYK pigment inks, plus the addition of Roland’s Orange and Green pigment inks, the HiFi JET and CAMMJET are able to simulate over 97% of the solid PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM ®
Colors as compared to 50% achievable in CMYK four-color process printing.
Roland’s CMYKOG pigment inks are required to simulate Hexachrome Colors on the Hi-Fi JET.
These inks are available from your local Hi-Fi JET dealer. The part numbers for these inks are as
follows:
• FPG-CY- Cyan Pigment ink • FPG-MG- Magenta Pigment ink • FPG-YE- Yellow Pigment ink
• FPG-BK- Black Pigment ink • FPG-OR- Orange Pigment ink • FPG-GR- Green Pigment ink
3. MEDIA REQUIREMENTS
Media is one of the critical components of consistent color accuracy. Every media carries with it a
unique color gamut or reproducible number of colors due in part to its individual ink-receptive
coating, base paper/film, and overall white point.
In order for the Hi-Fi JET and CAMMJET to simulate over 97% of the PANTONE MATCHING
SYSTEM ® Colors, it was necessary to specify a media that had an extremely large color gamut.
Roland’s signature PQM Super Hi Gloss White Film was selected for it's superb high gloss luster,
ultra high white point, and immediate drying characteristics.
**Roland’s PQM Super Hi Gloss White Film is required in order to simulate PANTONE® or
Hexachrome Colors on the Hi-Fi JET and CAMMJET. The PQM Super Hi Gloss White Film is
available from your local Roland dealer. The part numbers for this media is as follows:
PQM-PETG-66-41
4. SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
• ColorChoice® 3.0
Beginning in November of 1999, Roland released version 3.0 of the bundled ColorChoice® RIP
software for both Macintosh® and PC. This new version supports ripping of Desktop Color
Separation / DCS file format data which contains the pre-separated color data for each of the
CMYKOG colors. When ColorChoice receives a DCS file all color management processing is
turned off since the DCS file contains all the data necessary to represent the total image with the
correct location and amount of ink for each channel of CMYKOG color.
**ColorChoice® 3.0 is required to run the Hi-Fi JET Hexachrome workflow. All prior versions of
C o l o r C h o i c e 1 . x - 2 . x m u s t b e P R O P E R L Y u n i n s t a l l e d from the computer by following the
step-by-step instructions located in the on-line help.
• ColorChoice® 3.0 SETIINGS
Install ColorChoice® 3.0 by following the instructions located in the Readme folder on the
ColorChoice 3.0 CD. Windows users should open the R C C . p d f file while Macintosh users should
open the U s e r G u i d e E n g l i s h file within the English folder. Once installed select Setup Properties
under the Printer pull-down menu.
Once the Setup Properties window is open, select the Print tab at the top of the dialog to display
the RIP settings. The Perform Color Correction tab can be left on since ColorChoice automatically
turns off all color management when working with DCS files. Therefore, settings for the ICC input
profile and ICC output profile can be disregarded. Make sure that Resolution is set to 720; Dither
Type is set to LX or Error Diffusion (Use Error for best quality); Density adjustment is set to None;
Color Mode is set for CMYKOG; and Driver Options are set for SUPER 720 unidirectional printing.
• Adobe Photoshop 5.x
Adobe® Photoshop ® software for Windows® or Macintosh® combined with the PANTONE®
HexImage application is required for the Hexachrome workflow to generate pre-separated
bitmap DCS formatted EPS files that will contain the correctly separated Hexachrome defined
CMYKOG channels. The bitmap DCS 3.0 file that is generated from Photoshop 5.x can then be
added to any design within QuarkXPress 4.x.
• P A N T O N E ®® H e x I m a g e ™
PANTONE®® HexImage™ creates six-channel Hexachrome®® separations from RGB, CMYK or
L*a*b* images with the HexImage™ plug-in for Photoshop ®® . Using HexImage is as simple as
defining the source and separation profiles, the rendering intent, and then by selecting the
Separate button. The resulting Hexachrome separations appear as a new image to be saved as a
DCS 3.0 file for ColorChoice 3 or placement in QuarkXPress 4.x document.
** PANTONE®® HexImage™ is currently available for Windows®® 98, Windows®® 2000, and
Macintosh®® only. Windows®® NT users must run one of these alternative Operating Systems in
order to utilize the PANTONE®® HexImage™ application.
• A d o b e P h o t o s h o p 5 . x / P a n t o n e ®® H e x I m a g e ™ S E T T I N G S
**Adobe Photoshop 5.x and PANTONE®® HexImage™ are required in order to generate preseparated DCS formatted b i t m a p / r a s t e r EPS files that will contain the correctly separated Hi-Fi
JET Hexachrome defined CMYKOG channels. Once the HexImage™ generated file is saved as
Photoshop DCS 2.0 format, it can be printed using ColorChoice 3, or placed in a QuarkXPress 4.x
document as part of the Hi-Fi JET/CAMMJET Hexachrome simulation workflow.
After installing Adobe Photoshop 5.x and PANTONE®® HexImage™, the Hi-Fi JET Hexachrome ICC
profile must be manually copied to the proper folder location on the computer.
M a c i n t o s h ® users must copy the Hi-Fi JET Hexachrome ICC file named P A N T O N E ®
H E X A C H R O M E ® R O L A N D from the Roland Hex. Profile folder located inside the Pantone folder on
the ColorChoice 3.0 CD into the ColorSync Profiles folder located within the System Folder.
W i n d o w s ® 9 8 users must copy the Hi-Fi JET Hexachrome ICC file named P A N H E X R O . I C M into
two separate folder on the computer. First the Hi-Fi JET Hexachrome ICC file must be copied into
the Pantone folder within the Windows folder.
W i n d o w s ® 9 8 users must also copy the same P A N H E X R O . I C M file into the Color Folder located
within the Windows folder inside the System folder.
• Adobe Photoshop 5.x / PANTONE HexImage™ SETTINGS
In order to prepare bitmap/raster data for the Hi-Fi JET/CAMMJET Hexachrome process the
desired image must be in an RGB, CMYK, or LAB color space. To verify or change the type of
data in a bitmap/raster image file, open it in Photoshop 5.x and go to the Image pull-down and
select Mode. The color mode of the file and the bit depth will be checked. The screen capture
below illustrates a LAB color file with 8 Bits per channel. (Please note that you will have better
image quality and a broader color gamut beginning with an RGB or LAB color file.)
Then to begin HexImage, simply select the File pull-down and go to the Automate fly-out so the
PANTONE HexImage item can be selected.
Once the HexImage dialog box appears you can choose the appropriate settings required for
separating the image file into Hexachrome data. First select the Source Profile that matches the
color mode of the opened image file in Photoshop 5. In the illustration below the file is the same
LAB file illustrated previously. Next select the PANTONE®® Hexachrome ®® Roland Hi - Fi JET (same
for CAMMJET) as the Separation Profile. Also, select Perceptual as the Rendering Intent since
this is the accepted standard for almost all bitmap/raster images. When all of these selections are
made, simply select the Separate button.
Once the separate button is selected, a
new document within Photoshop 5.x is
created where the resulting separated
data will reside.
To view the resulting Hexachrome
colors, simply go to the Window pulldown in Photoshop 5.x and select
Show Channels as illustrated by the
screen capture to the left.
Each Hexachrome color channel can
be viewed individually by clicking on
each of the eye icons to the left of each
channel… allowing the user to see the
exact location and amount of color
used in each CMYKOG channel.
To save the resulting Hexachrome data for use in ColorChoice 3 or QuarkXPress 4.x it must be
saved as Photoshop DCS 2.0 data. Simply go to the File pull-down and select Save As… then
specify the Format as Photoshop DCS 2.0 and select Save.
The DCS 2.0 Format dialog box will appear and the default settings should be the same as the
following screen capture. These available options should not effect the Hi-Fi JET Hexachrome
workflow, but the screen capture below represents the recommended settings.
The DCS 3.0 Format dialog box for W i n d o w s ®® 9 8 is slightly different, and the screen capture
below represents the recommended settings.
• Q u a r k X P r e s s  4.x
Currently, QuarkXpress 4.0 is the only software program that can generate pre-separated DCS
formatted b i t m a p / v e c t o r EPS files containing the correctly separated Hexachrome defined
CMYKOG channels for the Hi-Fi JET/CAMMJET Hexachrome workflow. QuarkXPress 4.x includes
the Hi-Fi JET Hexachrome ICC Profile (same for CAMMJET) used to correctly calculate the ink
amount and location within the Hexachrome separations during the print process. T h i s i s a
critical step since without correctly calculating ink amounts and location, it would be impossible
to match any of the Pantone colors.
• QuarkXPress 4.x SETTINGS
** The color management portion of QuarkXPress must be installed during the installation of
QuarkXPress 4.x.
**ColorChoice
ColorChoice 3.0 users MUST remove the PrintRGB XTension for Quark 4.x prior to using the HiHiF i J E T / C A M M J E T H e x a c h r o m e w o r k f l o w . The PrintRGB XTension is recommended in
ColorChoice to force the QuarkXPress application to prevent placed RGB bitmap/raster data from
being converted to CMYK during the print process. However, it cannot be active when using the
Hi-Fi JET Hexachrome workflow and must be temporarily removed from the XTension folder of
QuarkXPress 4.x to any temporary storage area. To re-enable the PrintRGB Xtension for future
non-Hexachrome printing simply move it back into the XTension folder located within the
QuarXPress application folder.
**QuarkXPress files to be printed on the Hi-Fi JET or CAMMJET must use the Hi-Fi JET
“PANTONE Color Library” (same for CAMMJET). QuarkXPress 3.x/4.x documents that contain
items defined using the default Pantone color library of QuarkXPress will not match Hi-Fi JET
output because they must be created in Quark using the Hi-Fi JET formatted " P a n t o n e C o l o r f o r
Q u a r k X P r e s s 4"
4 color library included on the ColorChoice® 3.0 CD. This is required since all
default PANTONE® color libraries were designed to match press printing equipment and each
color has the incorrect ink load data for the Roland Hi-Fi JET. For your convenience the Hi-Fi JET
formatted color library file can be distributed to any QuarkXPress user for generating
QuarkXPress documents for Roland Hi-Fi JET printing.
To prepare QuarkXPress for the Hi-Fi JET Hexachrome workflow, the Hi-Fi JET formatted " P a n t o n e
C o l o r f o r Q u a r k X P r e s s 4 " color library (same for CAMMJET) must be appended to the available
color libraries by selecting the Edit pull-down and choosing Colors. Once the Colors dialog box
appears select the Append button.
When the Append Colors dialog appears simply locate the QuarkXPress 4.0 folder on the
ColorChoice 3.0 CD within the Pantone folder. Then select the PANTONE® Colors QuarkXPress
4.0 file and select Open.
Once the Append Colors dialog box is open individual Hi-Fi JET PANTONE Hexachrome colors
(same for CAMMJET) can be added one by one or all of the colors can be added to QuarkXPress
by selecting the Include All button. The process of including all of the PANTONE® Colors can
take some time and the computer will lock out all other processes until all colors have been
added. When this process is complete all the new colors will appear on the right side and the OK
button can be selected followed by the Save button on the Colors dialog box.
Now that the correct PANTONE® color library has been added, the color management engine of
QuarkXPress must be set for the Hi-Fi JET/CAMMJET Hexachrome workflow. Simply select the
Edit pull-down, followed by the Preferences fly-out, and select Color Management.
**If the Color Management fly-out does not appear, please go to the following site for information
on adding the Color Management portion of QuarkXPress:
http://www.quark.com/tech/technotes/tn402.html
Once the Color Management Preferences dialog box is open, simply check the Color
Management Active selection box to activate all the options. Specify the PANTONE Hexachrome
Roland Hi-Fi JET (same for CAMMJET) as the Separation Printer, as well as the Color and Image
printer under the Hexachrome tab. Additional settings are illustrated by the screen capture below.
All other options are not part of the Hi-Fi JET Hexachrome workflow.
Following the instructions included with QuarkXPress 4.x, it is easy to place DCS formatted EPS
files and to create Pantone specified objects such as logos with specific PANTONE Colors.
**All bitmap/raster graphics placed in a QuarkXPress 4.x document M U S T be pre-separated using
the Adobe Photoshop 5.x/HexImage process with the Hi-Fi JET Hexachrome ICC profile (same for
CAMMJET) specified for the separation for use in the Hi-Fi JET/CAMMJET Hexachrome workflow.
Other image types including RGB and CMYK used within a QuarkXPress 4.x document intended
for the Hi-Fi JET Hexachrome workflow will not render correctly.
**Roland DGA Corporation is currently unaware of an existing Hexachrome separation utility for
other programs, such as Adobe Illustrator, that will make use of a Hexachrome ICC separation
profile. Please refer to the Roland DGA Corporation web site for regular updates regarding the
Hi-Fi JET Hexachrome simulation workflow:
http://www.rolanddga.com
The screen capture below illustrates a file that has been correctly assembled for the Hi-Fi JET
Hexachrome workflow. It includes the DCS image from Photoshop 5.x/HexImage, and a simple
rectangle filled with Pantone Reflex Blue from the Hi-Fi JET PANTONE Color library appended
earlier.
To get the data from QuarkXPress to ColorChoice, several specific options need to be selected in
the print process. To initiate the print process select the File pull-down and then choose Print.
**Even though Windows users will see slightly different looking dialog boxes for the next several
steps, simply choose the Hi-Fi JET as the printer and apply the same settings described.
Once the Print dialog opens select the Document tab and activate the Separations option.
Then select the Setup tab and specify the H i - Fi JET FJ - 50,
50 Hi - Fi JET FJ - 40, CAMMJET CJCJ- 50,
50 or
C A M M J E T C J - 4 0 for the Printer Description. Also set the Paper Width according to the document
dimension. This can be verified by selecting the Preview tab and noting the Document Size listed
on the left. All other settings can be obtained from the screen capture below.
Next select the Output tab to verify the settings shown in the screen capture below. These
settings should be set by default since the Separation selection was activated under the
Document tab. Since the Hi-Fi JET Hexachrome ICC profile (same for CAMMJET) was selected
under the Color Management preference the Output screen shown here indicates that
Hexachrome separations will be generated.
Next select the Options tab to simply confirm that the Data selection is set to Binary. All other
settings on this tab can be specified to the preference of the user.
Next select the Preview tab to verify that the Setup tab Paper Width value and the Document
dimensions are correct. In the illustration below the Paper Size and the Document Size are off by
half an inch, which is illustrated in the preview on the right by the overlapping blue line. To make
changes simply go to the Setup tab and match the Paper Width to the Document Width listed here
on the Preview tab.
Next select the Profiles tab to verify that the PANTONE® Hexachrome® Roland Hi-Fi Jet profile
(same for CAMMJET) is selected. Next select the Page Setup button on the lower left of the
dialog box.
**The following sections are separated into Macintosh , Windows  95/98, and Windows  NT.
• MACINTOSH PRINT SCREENS
Once the Adobe Post Script Page Setup dialog box appears select Custom for the Paper, followed
by selecting the Page Attributes fly-out box to select the Custom Page Default option.
Once the Custom Page Default dialog appears, input the correct Paper Size and preferred
Margins. To conserve media use zero margins and match the Paper Size values to the document
size values. This will eliminate any surrounding white area in the print data. Select OK when all
settings are complete.
The Print dialog will appear again and the next step is to select the Printer button located in the
lower center of the dialog box which will activate the General Printer settings dialog box. Select
the General fly-out box and select Color Matching.
Set Color Matching to Color/Grayscale, then select Printer Specific Options from the fly-out.
Once the Printer Specific Options appears select 720dpi resolution, and select Hold for both
spooling and printing options. This will allow you to make any necessary changes to ColorChoice
3.0 prior to ripping the job. When complete select Print to return to the Print dialog box.
• WINDOWS  95/98 PRINT SCREENS
Windows 95/98 users will see the slightly different Print Dialog box as it appears below. Once
the settings have been applied from the previous section, select the Properties button at the
upper right.
Once the Properties dialog box appears select Custom Page from the row of options and then
select the Custom button near the bottom center of the screen
Once the Custom Defined Size dialog box
appears enter the Width and Length (height)
values that match the Quark document.
To conserve print media match the paper size
values to the document size values. This will
remove any surrounding white area in the print
data.
Select OK when all settings are complete and
then select the Device Options tab to continue.
Once the Device Options dialog box appears select Hold for both the Spooling and Printing
options. . This will allow you to make any necessary changes to ColorChoice 3.0 prior to ripping
the job. When complete select OK to return to the Print dialog box.
• WINDOWS  NT PRINT SCREENS
Windows NT users will see the slightly different Print Dialog box as it appears below. Once the
settings have been applied from the previous section, select the Properties button at the upper
right.
Once the Properties dialog box appears select PostScript Custom Page from the row of options
and then select the Custom button near the bottom center of the screen
Once the PostScript Custom Page Size Definition dialog
box appears enter the Width and Length (height) values
that match the Quark document.
To conserve print media match the paper size values to
the document size values.
This will remove any
surrounding white area in the print data.
Select OK and then select the Advanced tab to continue.
Find the Printer Features at the bottom and select Hold for the Spooling and Printing options.
This will allow you to make any necessary changes to ColorChoice 3.0 prior to ripping the job.
When complete select OK to return to the Print dialog box.
• COMMON PRINT SCREENS FOR MAC AND PC
Once the Print dialog appears again select Print to release the document. During this process
QuarkXPress 4.x builds a Hexachrome separated DCS formatted EPS file to the specifications of
the Hi-Fi JET Hexachrome ICC profile (same for CAMMJET). The following dialog box will appear
indicating that the Hexachrome separations are being built into a singular DCS formatted EPS file
one color plate at a time
When the process is complete make sure you have the QuarkXPress document saved so that it
can be used in the future. Next launch ColorChoice 3.0 and verify that the document is listed in
the queue. Then double click the document in the queue to open the Job Properties dialog box.
Once the Job Properties dialog box is open, select Page Preview in the upper right hand corner to
activate the preview function. This preview is the first of the six color plates within the DCS 3.0
file, which is the CYAN plate. Currently there is no way to preview all six colors together.
The Layout Preview can be selected in the upper right corner of the screen to preview the job as it
will appear on the media size specified in ColorChoice 3.0.
**The Layout Preview of DCS files will always show each of the six color plates within the DCS 3.0
file instead of one composite plate. Even though six black and white plates representing the
individual CMYKOG appear, O N L Y O N E F U L L C O L O R print will occur on the Hi-Fi JET where the
first plate appears near the bottom right on the Layout Preview screen. All Job Properties settings
are still active including and will be shown interactively on the Layout Preview screen.
Finally select the Print tab to verify that the Color Mode is set to CMYKOG and the Driver Options
are set to Super Unidirectional (720 dpi) printing. Check that the Hi-Fi JET is connected and
ready to print and select Ok when complete. Finally select the printer icon to begin the RIP and
print process. The completed print job should begin once the data has been ripped.
Should you encounter any technical problems with this workflow, please email a complete
description of the problem to the Roland DGA Corporation technical support staff at the following
email address:
[email protected]
Alternatively, you can call the Roland DGA Corporation technical support department at the
following toll free number:
(800) 542-2307
Roland DGA Corporation thanks you for choosing our color solutions and we look forward to
providing more innovative tools to market in the near future.
All the best,
Roland DGA Corporation.
Appendix
For more information on the Roland Hi-Fi JET visit the following site at:
http://www.hifijet.com/
For more information on all available Roland certified Hi-Fi JET media visit the following site at:
http://www.rolanddga.com/products/color/hifi-media.html
For more information on all Roland products please visit the following site at:
http://www.rolanddga.com/
To obtain a free upgrade to ColorChoice 3.0, and to read about all its exciting and powerful new
features, visit the Roland DGA Hi-Fi JET web site at:
http://www.hifijet.com/colorchoiceform.asp
For more information on the DCS file format visit the following Adobe site at:
http://www.adobe.com/supportservice/custsupport/SOLUTIONS/c2c2.htm
For more information on the Adobe® Photoshop® software please visit the following web site:
http://www.adobe.com/prodindex/photoshop/main.html
To purchase the full or upgrade version of the Adobe® Photoshop® software please visit the
following web site, which compares software/hardware prices of many Internet stores:
http://www.zdnet.com/computershopper/
For more information on the PANTONE®® HexImage™ software please visit the following web site:
http://www.pantone.com/catalog/heximage_ss.htm
To purchase PANTONE®® HexImage™ software please visit the following web site:
http://www.pantone.com/commerce/store_hexachrome.htm
For more information about QuarkXPress 4.x visit their web site at:
http://www.quark.com/quarkxpress/
For more information on adding the color management components to QuarkXPress please look
at Quark's document located at the following web site:
http://www.quark.com/tech/technotes/tn402.html
For more information about the PrintRGB XTension please look at Quark's technical information
located at the following web site:
http://www.quark.com/files/printrgb_xt.html
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