MF DIGITAL DIRECTOR EC Installation guide

Director EC Office Publisher with OptiEC PRO PRINTER
INSTALLATION GUIDE
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Director EC Office Publisher
with OptiEC PRO Printer
Installation Guide
Document Revision: 2005/05/20
Table Of Contents
Subject
Page
Minimum System Requirements……………………………………………..3
Installing the Firewire Adapter & Software Identifiers….………………..4
Installing the Driver for the DKI001-0107 Card………….…………………5
Making the Connection…………………………………………………………6
Installing the Director EC Office Publisher Software ………………….....7
Installing the OptiEC PRO Printer Driver….…………………………………..8
Adjusting the OptiEC PRO Printer Driver Settings…………………….…10
Selecting system drives and the OptiEC PRO printer for the Director..11
Turning OFF Auto RUN on a CD-ROM drive………………………………..12
Installing the Director EC Publisher Alignment Utility……………………13
Aligning the Drive Tower………..…………………………………………..…14
Aligning the OptiEC PRO printer…………………………………………..…15
Using the DClient Application………………………………………………...16
Troubleshooting Section……………………………………………………….17
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DIRECTOR EC OFFICE PUBLISHER WITH OptiEC PRO PRINTER
INSTALLATION GUIDE
DIRECTOR EC OFFICE PUBLISHER -- PC MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
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A Pentium® 4 or compatible personal computer @ 2 GHz or faster.
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Windows 2000 Professional (service pack 4.0 or higher) or Windows XP (service pack 1.0a or higher)
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1GB RAM
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One (1) Hard Disk Controller Adaptec BRAND Ultra 29160
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One (1) 18 GB SCSI 15,000rpm Ultra 160 SCSI Hard Drive (formatted NTSF) as follows:
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One (1) Basic Partition for System (C:)
Two (2) 9GB NTFS Partitions (D:)(E:) – Temp folder in root on each partition
One (1) Free PCI slot
One (1) internal USB port for the Software Identifier Card (DKI-011-0107)
One (1) external USB port for OptiEC PRO printer
One (1) PCI Firewire B Card, IEEE-1394B, (supplied by MF DIGITAL)
One (1) DKI011-0107 (supplied by MF DIGITAL) PC needs a free 3.5” floppy drive power cable for DKI card.
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One (1) External COM port (COM1 or COM2)
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Network 10/100Mbs on Board
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Video 1024 x 768
THE DIRECTOR EC SOFTWARE MUST BE INSTALLED in “C:\” DIRECTORY
MF DIGITAL
121 Carolyn Blvd.
Farmingdale, NY 11735
001 631 249 9393
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Installing the Firewire Adapter & Software Identifier Cards
(DKI001-0107)
Note:
You should never attempt to service a unit without ensuring proper anti-static protection. The
use of a grounding strap, or other such grounding device, is advised. In addition, the internal
configuration of your computer may be different from the computer pictured below.
Installing the Firewire Card
The DirectorEC Office Publisher requires
one IEEE-1394B card.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Shut down the PC.
Turn the PC’s power off.
Unplug the PC’s power cord.
Remove the PC’s cover as indicated in
the PC’s manual.
Locate an empty PCI slot, as seen in
(fig.1).
Install the firewire adapter card (fig. 2).
(fig. 1)
(fig. 2)
Installing the Software Identifier Card (DKI001-0107)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
3.5” Power Cable
If your PC is not OFF, perform the
Windows shutdown now.
Turn-off powers switch and unplug
AC power from the wall.
If the PC’s cover has been reinstalled, remove it now.
Locate an empty slot to mount the
Software Identifier Card (fig. 3).
Connect the 3.5” floppy type power
cable.
Using 9-pin ribbon, connect the card
to an open internal USB on a PC
motherboard.
2
1
Vcc
4
3
D-
6
5
D+
USB
(fig. 3)
8
10
9
USB pin assignment.
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Installing the Driver for the Software Identifier Card (DKI0010107)
1. Once the Software Identifier card is
installed and PC is turned ON the
“Found New Hardware Wizard”
window will popup.
2. Insert the Director EC Publisher
software CD in a CD-ROM then
choose the “Install the software
automatically (Recommended)” option
and click Next (fig. 1).
3. Click on Continue Anyway on the next
windows (fig. 2).
(fig. 1)
4. Driver files will be copied and
installed on a host PC (fig. 3).
5. Click the Finish button on the final
window (fig. 4).
6. Congratulations you have successfully
installed the driver for the Software
Identifier Card.
(fig. 2)
(fig. 4)
(fig. 3)
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Making the Connection
1 & 2 Drive Systems have one firewire B cable connection (IEEE-1934B).
USB cable to
the host PC
Power cable
Power cables
Serial cable to
the host PC
Printer interface cable between
the loader and the printer
Firewire cable to the
host PC (IEEE-1394)
PC Connection
Power cable
Serial cable to the loader
USB cable to the printer
Firewire cable to the drive bay
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Installing the Director EC Office Publisher Software
Note:
When installing the Director
EC software on Windows XP
system the “ODBC FoxPro”
drivers MUST be installed.
(step # 7)
(fig. 1)
1. Insert the Director EC Publisher
software CD.
2. From the CD ROM drive of the
computer, click Director 3.0
3. Click Next (fig. 1).
4. You MUST accept default folder and
click Next (fig. 2).
(fig. 2)
5. Confirm Installation and click Next
(fig. 3).
6. Installation completed click Close (fig.
4).
Note:
Before running Director 3.0 on a
Windows XP system the “ODBC
FoxPro” drivers MUST be installed
(step # 7)
7. (Windows XP systems ONLY) After
installation of the Director EC software
Double click the VFPODBC file
located on the Director EC Publisher
software CD.
(fig. 3)
8. Congratulations you have successfully
installed Director EC Office Publisher
software.
(fig. 4)
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Installing the OptiEC PRO Printer Driver
1.
Click Start-> Settings-> Printers
2.
Click Add New Printer
3.
The “Welcome to the Add Printer Wizard”
window will appear (fig. 1). Click Next button.
4.
In the “Local or Network Printer” window,
uncheck the “Automatically detect installed
printer” option, leaving the “Local printer
attached to computer” option (fig. 2) and click
Next button.
5.
In the “Select a Printer Port” window, select
USB001 port (fig. 3) then click Next button.
6.
In the “Install Printer Software” window, click
the “Have Disk” button (fig. 4). You will be
then prompted to “Install from Disk”, click the
“Browse” button (fig. 5). Browse the location
of the printer driver on a CD (fig. 6).
(fig. 1)
(fig. 2)
(fig. 5)
(fig. 3)
(fig. 6)
(fig. 4)
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Installing the OptiEC PRO Printer Driver (cont.)
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
After specifying location of a driver for the
OptiEC PRO printer, the printer “CD/DVD
Printer 6” will appear in the “Add Printer
Window” (fig. 7). Click Next to continue.
In the “Name your Printer” window, leave
the printer as the default name, and select the
printer to be the default printer name (fig. 8)
and click Next.
In the “Printer Sharing” window, select “Do
Not Share the Printer” (fig. 9) and click
Next.
Choose No for “Print Test Page” (fig. 10)
then click Next.
The “Completing the Add Printer Wizard”
window will appear (fig. 11). Click Finish.
Click on Continue Anyway button to proceed
(fig. 12).
You have now successfully installed the
printer driver for OptiEC PRO printer.
(fig. 7)
(fig. 8)
(fig. 11)
(fig. 9)
(fig. 12)
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Adjusting the OptiEC PRO Printer Driver Settings
Printing Preferences
To change the printing preferences for the OptiEC
PRO printer, please do the following:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Go to Start-> Settings -> Printers
Right-click on the CD/DVD Printer 6 in
the Printers Folder
Go to Printing Preferences
For the Scribe Program to use the printer
effectively, please match the settings of
your printer driver to the example on the
right-side of this page.
a. Ink Cartridge setting depends on
installed cartridge.
To save settings, click Apply and OK to
exit.
***NOTE: Any changes made to the printer
driver settings, require a NEW PRN file to be
made. If you change one of the settings, be sure
to create a NEW PRN file.***
Printer Spooling
It is important to disable printer spooling on the
OptiEC PRO printer. To do so, please follow the
steps below:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Go to Start-> Settings -> Printers
Right-click on the CD/DVD Printer 6
printer in the Printers Folder
Go to Properties
Go to the Advanced Tab
For the Scribe Program to use the printer
effectively, please match the settings of
your printer driver to the example on the
right-side of this page.
To save settings, Click Apply and OK to
exit.
***NOTE: Any changes made to the printer
driver settings, require a NEW PRN file to be
made. If you change one of the settings, be sure
to create a NEW PRN file.***
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Selecting system drives and OptiEC PRO printer for Director EC
1.
Execute the Director EC 3.00
program.
2.
When the Director EC software
is executed for the first time it
might prompt the “System
Drives Missing” message. Click
OK to proceed.
3.
Next, go to “System Setup” tab
and select system drives “D and
E” Depending on systems
configuration system drive
letters might differ. (fig. 1)
4.
Select the MF Digital OptiEC
PRO printer.
5.
Make sure the Skip Alignment
Spindle option is checked.
6.
Finally, click the Apply button
and restart the Director EC
program.
MF Digital OptiEC PRO
(fig. 1)
Note:
***Do not select drive C: as a system drive ***
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Turning OFF Auto RUN on a CD-ROM drive.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Go to “Start”.
Go to “Run”
Type in “regedit” then click OK (fig.1)
Navigate to “Autorun” registry following the path
MyComputer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurentControlset\Services\Cdrom
(fig. 2)
5. Set value in “Autorun” registry to zero if different.
(fig. 1)
Autorun value should
be set to zero.
(fig. 2)
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Installing the Director EC Publisher Alignment Utility for aligning the
Drive Tower and Printer
1. Insert the Director EC Office Publisher
CD into the CD-ROM drive of your PC.
2. Click on Alignment Utility setup.exe
and Click OK (fig. 1).
3. Click Next button to install complete
version (fig. 2).
4. Click Install to start installation (fig. 3)
5. A progress bar will appear (fig. 4).
6. Click Finish to complete installation
(fig. 5)
(fig. 1)
(fig. 4)
(fig. 2)
(fig. 5)
(fig. 3)
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Aligning the Drive Tower
1.
From your Start Menu Open the SCRIBE EC
Alignment Utility (fig. 1). It will be located in
the folder designated when you installed the
alignment utility. Choose the appropriate COM
Port which the Scribe EC loader is installed
on. Then choose the “All other printer types
or drive’s bay” and click the Start Test button
(fig. 1).
2.
Follow the onscreen instructions by opening
the top CD/DVD drive tray, and clicking the
Yes button (fig. 2). The picker arm will hover
the disc over the drive tray, observe the discs
position and make the appropriate adjustments
to the drive tower (fig. 3).
3.
Click the Yes button when you are satisfied
with your adjustment (fig. 4).
4.
The picker arm will then place the disc onto
the drive tray. Follow the on screen
instructions and click the OK button (fig. 5).
5.
Once you are satisfied with the drive tower
alignment, tighten the thumb-screws located
on both sides of the drive tower (fig. 6).
(fig. 1)
(fig. 2)
(fig. 3)
(fig. 4)
(fig. 6)
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Aligning the OptiEC PRO Printer
Alert:
Before starting the Alignment Utility,
position the back end of the inkjet printer
in line with the dotted line on the top of
the drive bay.
1.
From the Start Menu Open the SCRIBE EC
Alignment Utility. It will be located in the
folder designated when you installed the
alignment utility. Choose the appropriate COM
Port Number, which the Scribe EC Loader is
connected on. Then choose the OptiEC and
click the Start Test button (fig. 1).
2.
Follow the onscreen instructions then click the
Yes button (fig. 2). The picker arm will then
hover the disc over the open printer tray.
Observe disc’s position and make the
appropriate adjustments to the printer (fig. 3).
3.
Click the Yes button when you are satisfied
with your adjustment (fig. 4).
4.
The picker arm will then place the disc onto
the printer tray. Follow the on screen
instructions and click the OK button (fig. 5).
5.
Once you are satisfied with the printer’s
alignment, tighten the thumbscrews located on
both side of the printer (fig. 6).
(fig. 1)
(fig. 2)
(fig. 5)
(fig. 3)
(fig. 6)
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Using the DClient Application to submit a job request from
the local PC to the DirectorEC
NOTE: It is not required to install the DirectorEC Office Publisher Software on each networked
PC but does require the Dclient.exe file to be copied onto each local PC on the network.
After installing the DirectorEC Office Publisher Software (page 5) copy the DClient.exe
application to the PCs on the local network. The DClient.exe file is located at
C:/cdDirector/DClient/DClient.exe
Submitting a Job request
• Execute the DClient application.
• Create an image using the Data Image Editor tab or load an existing IMG file.
• Create a label using the Label Editor tab or load an existing PRN file.
• Click the Make disc icon at the Data Image Editor toolbar.
The popup window will now show the Connect to server where a job can be submitted
for production. The Connect to server window requires DirecotrEC’s host PC
information.
Server address: is the IP address of the DirectorEC’s host PC.
User name: User’s mane submitting a job.
Password: User’s password.
Image: Image to be submitted.
Label: Image to be submitted.
JobID: Any name describing a job.
Quantity: Number of discs to be produced.
Press OK to submit a job.
Note: ***The cdDirector program MUST be
running on the host PC for the DClient
application to be able send a job request ***
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Troubleshooting
1. Director EC program failed to initialize.
a.
b.
c.
Check if the Software Identifier Card (DKI011-0107) is installed correctly (page # 4).
Check the power connection to the Software Identifier Card (page # 4)
Check if the Software Identifier Card’s driver is installed correctly (page # 5).
2. Director EC program did not recognize the loader.
a.
b.
c.
d.
Check the power cable on the back of a Director EC loader.
Make sure the power switch on the power supply of the loader is in the ON position (the I is
pressed in).
Make sure the power switch on Director EC loader is turned ON.
Check the serial cable (RS232) connection between the Director EC loader and the host PC (page
#6).
3. The Director EC fails to execute the jobs.
a.
b.
c.
d.
Check the Resource Info tab in the cdDirecotr software for the list of drives recognized by the
cdDirector software.
The drives are not recognized by the Director software; go to the next step # 4.
Wrong printer is selected in the System Setup tab (page # 11).
The printer’s status is Offline. Make sure the power to the printer is turned ON, the printer is
connected to the host PC and the printer’s status is Ready.
4. The Director EC program did not recognize any drives.
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
Press the eject button on the drive to check for power.
Check the power cable connection on the back of the drive bay.
Turn the power button on the drive bay. The power button is located on the front of the tower.
Check the firewire cable connection between the drive bay and the host PC.
Check the Device Manager for the IEEE-1394 Bus host controllers which is the firewire PCI
controller card installed in the host PC.
Check if the Windows operating system recognized the drives by going to My Computer or
Device Manager. Windows operating system must initialize the drives prior to executing the
cdDirector program
5. Director EC program did not recognize the OptiEC PRO printer.
a.
b.
c.
d.
Make sure power to the printer is turned ON.
Make sure the Director EC program is set for MF Digital OptiEC PRO printer (page # 11).
Check the USB printer cable connection between the printer and the host PC (page # 6).
Check the printer interface cable connection between the printer and the Director EC loader
(page # 6).
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Genuine MF Digital Consumables
Thermal Printer Supplies
Thermal CD/DVD Printer Ribbons
The Gold Standard
Part#
Product Description
CDP-PRN-BK
CDP-PRN-BLK
CDP-PRN-RED
CDP-PRN-BLUE
CDP-PRN-GRN
CDP-PRN-MULTI
750' Black Ribbon for Prism Plus (Fine Line Print)
850' Black Ribbon for Spectrum 2 Printers
656' Red Ribbon for Prism Plus & Spectrum 2 Printers
656' Blue Ribbon for Prism Plus & Spectrum 2 Printers
656' Green Ribbon for Prism Plus & Spectrum 2 Printers
656' Multi Ribbon for Prism Plus
Ink Jet Printer Supplies
Inkjet CD/DVD Printer Cartiridges
Part#
Product Description
CDP-OPTI-EC-C
CDP-OPTI-EC-CX
CDP-OPTI-EC-BLK
CDP-SIG4IC-BLK
CDP-SIG4IC-C
CDP-SIGPROIC-C
CDP-OPTI-EC-PROC-C
Color Ink Cartridge for OptiEC Inkjet Printer
Large Color Ink Cartridge for OptiEC Inkjet Printer
Black Ink Cartridge for OptiEC Inkjet Printer
Black Ink Cartridge for Sig IV,Sig Pro, & OptiEC PRO Printers
Color Ink Cartridge for Signature IV Inkjet Printer ONLY
Color Ink Cartridge for Sig Pro & OptiEC PRO Printers
Photo Ink Cartridge for OptiEC PRO Printer ONLY
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