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Roland COLORCHOICE® Pro
Ver. 4.1
USER’S MANUAL
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made using this product.
Welcome ....................................................................................................................................................... 5
System Requirements ..................................................................................................................................................... 5
[Windows].............................................................................................................................................................................. 5
[Macintosh] ............................................................................................................................................................................ 6
Supported printers.......................................................................................................................................................... 6
Software Installation ................................................................................................................................... 7
Windows 95/98 Installation ............................................................................................................................................ 7
Setting Up the Roland COLORCHOICE [Windows 95/98] .................................................................................................. 7
Installing AdobePS Driver for Windows 95/98 ..................................................................................................................... 7
Before using Roland COLORCHOICE [Windows 95/98]..................................................................................................... 8
Windows NT Installation................................................................................................................................................ 8
Setting Up the Roland COLORCHOICE [Windows NT] ...................................................................................................... 9
Installing AdobePS Driver for Windows NT ......................................................................................................................... 9
Before using Roland COLORCHOICE.................................................................................................................................. 9
Windows 2000 Installation ........................................................................................................................................... 10
Setting Up the Roland COLORCHOICE ............................................................................................................................. 10
Before using Roland COLORCHOICE................................................................................................................................ 10
Uninstalling the Software [Windows 95/98]................................................................................................................ 11
Uninstalling the Software [Windows NT/2000] .......................................................................................................... 11
Macintosh Installation .................................................................................................................................................. 11
Installing AdobePS Driver for a Macintosh ......................................................................................................................... 12
Setting Up the Roland COLORCHOICE [Macintosh]......................................................................................................... 12
Creating a Desktop Printer ................................................................................................................................................... 12
Uninstalling the Software [Macintosh]........................................................................................................................ 12
Getting Started .......................................................................................................................................... 13
[Windows]...................................................................................................................................................................... 13
[Macintosh].................................................................................................................................................................... 13
Using the RIP Software ................................................................................................................................................ 13
Printing a Test File........................................................................................................................................................ 14
Menus ......................................................................................................................................................... 15
File Menu ....................................................................................................................................................................... 15
Add Job ................................................................................................................................................................................ 15
Job Properties ....................................................................................................................................................................... 15
Save As................................................................................................................................................................................. 15
Send...................................................................................................................................................................................... 15
Pause .................................................................................................................................................................................... 15
Abort .................................................................................................................................................................................... 16
Exit/Quit ............................................................................................................................................................................... 16
Edit Menu ...................................................................................................................................................................... 16
Select All .............................................................................................................................................................................. 16
Delete ................................................................................................................................................................................... 16
Preferences ........................................................................................................................................................................... 16
Setup Menu.................................................................................................................................................................... 17
Change Setup........................................................................................................................................................................ 17
Setup Properties.................................................................................................................................................................... 17
Color Profiler........................................................................................................................................................................ 17
Density Adjustment.............................................................................................................................................................. 17
Test Print .............................................................................................................................................................................. 17
Test Cut (CAMM JET) ........................................................................................................................................................ 17
View Menu..................................................................................................................................................................... 17
To Show or Hide the Toolbar (only Windows) .................................................................................................................... 17
View RIP Log....................................................................................................................................................................... 17
Clear RIP Log....................................................................................................................................................................... 17
Printing....................................................................................................................................................... 18
Adding Jobs to the Print Monitor................................................................................................................................ 18
Deleting Jobs from the Print Monitor ......................................................................................................................... 18
Pausing and Resuming Printing .................................................................................................................................. 18
Aborting a Print Job ..................................................................................................................................................... 18
Printing Directly from an Application ........................................................................................................................ 18
Printing from a Client on your Network..................................................................................................................... 19
Setup Properties ........................................................................................................................................ 20
The Setup Properties General Tab.............................................................................................................................. 20
Manufacturer ........................................................................................................................................................................ 20
Model ................................................................................................................................................................................... 20
Setup Name .......................................................................................................................................................................... 20
Media Size............................................................................................................................................................................ 20
Printable Area....................................................................................................................................................................... 21
Margin .................................................................................................................................................................................. 21
Ports [only Windows]........................................................................................................................................................... 21
The Setup Properties Ports Tab [Macintosh only]..................................................................................................... 21
Port ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 21
The Setup Properties Print Tab................................................................................................................................... 22
Media.................................................................................................................................................................................... 22
Print Mode............................................................................................................................................................................ 22
Driver Options...................................................................................................................................................................... 22
Perform Color Correction..................................................................................................................................................... 23
ICC Input Profile.................................................................................................................................................................. 23
ICC Output Profile ............................................................................................................................................................... 24
Color Mode .......................................................................................................................................................................... 25
The Setup Properties Cut Tab (CAMM JET) ............................................................................................................ 25
Resolution............................................................................................................................................................................. 25
Passes ................................................................................................................................................................................... 25
Curve Quality ....................................................................................................................................................................... 25
Cutter Driver Options........................................................................................................................................................... 25
The Setup Properties Communications Tab [Windows only]................................................................................... 26
The Setup Properties Color Tab.................................................................................................................................. 26
Job Properties............................................................................................................................................ 27
Job Properties General Tab ......................................................................................................................................... 27
Preview Mode ...................................................................................................................................................................... 27
Media Size............................................................................................................................................................................ 27
Size....................................................................................................................................................................................... 27
Copies................................................................................................................................................................................... 28
Layout .................................................................................................................................................................................. 28
After Output ......................................................................................................................................................................... 28
Send (CAMM JET) .............................................................................................................................................................. 28
Job Properties Print Tab.............................................................................................................................................. 28
The Color Tab ............................................................................................................................................................... 28
Color Profiler............................................................................................................................................. 29
Color Profiles in Roland COLORCHOICE ............................................................................................................... 29
Importing ICC Profiles................................................................................................................................................. 29
Exporting ICC Profiles................................................................................................................................................. 29
Creating an ICC Profile ............................................................................................................................................... 29
Understanding Ink Limits ............................................................................................................................................ 29
Understanding Gray Component Replacement (GCR)............................................................................................. 30
Gray Component Replacement (GCR) Options ................................................................................................................... 30
Creating a New Color Profile....................................................................................................................................... 30
Linearization and Characterization....................................................................................................................................... 30
Relinearize Existing Profile.................................................................................................................................................. 31
Characterization Based on Existing Profile.......................................................................................................................... 31
Characterization without Linearization ................................................................................................................................ 31
Editing ICC Profiles...................................................................................................................................................... 32
Deleting ICC Profiles .................................................................................................................................................... 32
Density Adjustment................................................................................................................................... 33
Creating a Density Profile ............................................................................................................................................ 33
Densitometer Readings: ....................................................................................................................................................... 33
User Specified Values: ......................................................................................................................................................... 33
Calibrate Existing ICC Profile: ............................................................................................................................................ 33
Editing Existing Density Profiles ................................................................................................................................. 34
Individual CMYK values: .................................................................................................................................................... 34
All Channels:........................................................................................................................................................................ 34
Using the Density Profile .............................................................................................................................................. 34
Advanced Printing Procedures [Windows] ............................................................................................ 35
Corel® CorelDRAW® 8 [Windows]............................................................................................................................... 35
Corel CorelDRAW 7 [Windows] .................................................................................................................................. 35
Adobe Illustrator 8 [Windows] ..................................................................................................................................... 36
Adobe PageMaker® 6.5 [Windows] .............................................................................................................................. 36
Adobe Photoshop® 4 [Windows] ................................................................................................................................... 37
Adobe Photoshop 5 [Windows] ..................................................................................................................................... 38
Contour Cutting (CAMM JET) [Windows] ........................................................................................... 39
Adobe Illustrator 8 [Windows] ..................................................................................................................................... 39
Corel CorelDRAW 8 [Windows] .................................................................................................................................. 39
Macromedia® FreeHand™ 8 [Windows] ..................................................................................................................... 40
Quark™ QuarkXPress™ 4 [Windows] ....................................................................................................................... 40
Adobe PageMaker 6.5 [Windows] ................................................................................................................................ 40
Advanced Printing Procedures [Macintosh]........................................................................................... 41
Adobe Illustrator 8.0 [Macintosh] ................................................................................................................................ 41
Adobe PageMaker 6.5 [Macintosh] .............................................................................................................................. 41
Adobe Photoshop 4.0 [Macintosh] ................................................................................................................................ 42
Adobe Photoshop 5.0 [Macintosh] ................................................................................................................................ 43
Quark QuarkXPress 3.32 [Macintosh] ........................................................................................................................ 43
Quark QuarkXPress 4.04 [Macintosh] ........................................................................................................................ 44
Contour Cutting (CAMM JET) [Macintosh] ......................................................................................... 45
Adobe Illustrator 8 [Macintosh] ................................................................................................................................... 45
Macromedia FreeHand 8 [Macintosh] ......................................................................................................................... 45
Quark QuarkXPress 4 [Macintosh] ............................................................................................................................. 45
Adobe PageMaker 6.5 [Macintosh] .............................................................................................................................. 46
Welcome
Welcome to the User Guide for the Roland COLORCHOICE® RIP Software. We recommend that you read
and understand this document. This document contains instructions for the Macintosh® and the Microsoft®
Windows® 95/98, Windows 2000 and Windows NT®.
System Requirements
The following table lists the minimum and high volume recommended system setup to run RIP software.
System requirements vary according to the size of the files to be scanned and printed, the output device used,
and other variables. Your particular setup and intended use of the software determine what hardware and
software setup you need to get the most out of RIP software. If you are working with relatively small files, the
minimum setup may be sufficient. Similarly, if you are working with large files, you should consider the
recommended setup. Consult your dealer for advice when choosing a system.
[Windows]
Minimum
Recommended
Processor
Pentium® II 233MHz
Pentium II 400MHz or faster
RAM
128MB
256MB or more
Install Space
200MB
200MB
Working Disk
Space
2GB
4GB or more for storage
Operating System
Running latest version of: Windows95 +
OSR2 / Windows 98 / NT 4.0(*1) / 2000
Running latest version of: Windows98 /
NT 4.0(*1) / 2000
Video
800 x 600 screen resolution with 16 bit
color
1024 x 768 screen resolution with 16 bit
color
Others
4x CD-ROM Driver
16x CD-ROM Driver
Parallel
ECP Capable
ECP Capable
Network (*2)
10 BASE-T with TCP/IP installed
100 BASE –TX with TCP/IP installed
(*1) Windows NT 4.0 requires Internet Explorer 4 or greater & Service Pack 4 or higher.
(*2) Only when printers with network capability are used.
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[Macintosh]
Minimum
Recommended
Processor
Power PC 166
G3 or G4 300 MHz or faster
RAM
128 MB RAM with at least 196 MB of
virtual memory enabled
256 MB RAM with at least 257 MB of
virtual memory enabled
Install Space
200MB
200MB
Working Disk
Space
2GB or more
4GB or more for storage
Operating System
Mac OS® 8.5 – 9x with Appearance
Manager and ColorSync® installed
Mac OS 8.5 – 9.x with Appearance
Manager and ColorSync installed
Video
800 x 600 screen resolution with 16 bit
colors
1024 x 768 screen resolution with 16 bit
colors
Others
4x CD-ROM Drive
16x CD-ROM Drive
Parallel Output
CPI/PCI Card
CPI/PCI Card
USB Output
USB-PIA (requires Mac OS 8.5 or later)
USB-PIA (requires Mac OS 8.5 or later)
Network Output (*)
10 BASE-T with TCP/IP installed
100 BASE-TX with TCP/IP installed
(*)Only when printers with network capability are used.
Supported printers
This software supports the following printers.
Hi-Fi JET FJ-600/500/400
Hi-Fi JET FJ-52/42/50/40
CAMM JET CJ-500/400
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Software Installation
Before installing the software, please make sure your computer is properly configured with appropriated
adapters and network protocols (TCP/IP).
Roland COLORCHOICE Pro requires a hardware security key, which should be attached to your computer’s
parallel port (Windows) or USB Port (Macintosh) before installing the software.
Windows 95/98 Installation
1.
Insert the Roland COLORCHOICE Pro Installation CD into your CD-ROM drive.
2.
From the CD Setup window, select the language of the installer you would like.
3.
Click Next. The Software to Install window displays.
4.
Select the language you would like from the Language drop-down box.
5.
Click Next. The Welcome window displays.
6.
Click Next. The Select Components window displays.
7.
Select Typical if you want to install the complete software; Custom if you want to choose the
components to install.
8.
Click Next. The Select Program Folder displays.
9.
Select the folder you would like Roland COLORCHOICE Pro to display in.
10.
Click Next. The Choose Destination Location window displays.
11.
Select the destination by clicking on Browse or accept the default location.
12.
Click Next.
Note: If you currently have Roland COLORCHOICE on your system the Clear Preferences window
displays. Click Yes to delete preference settings on your system.
13.
Click OK to restart your computer.
Setting Up the Roland COLORCHOICE [Windows 95/98]
1.
Select a printer model.
2.
Click Next.
3.
Select the port type you would like to use. You may a choose LPT or TCP/IP. Enter the printer’s IP
address if you chose TCP/IP as a port.
4.
Click Finish.
5.
Click OK to install the Adobe® PostScript® Driver.
Installing AdobePS Driver for Windows 95/98
1.
The Welcome screen displays.
2.
Click Next.
3.
After reading the License agreement, click ACCEPT to accept. The Printer Connection Type window
displays.
4.
Select the Direct Connection (Local Printer).
5.
Click Next. The Local Port selection window displays.
6.
Select the port type you would like to use. You may choose any port in this window.
7.
Click Next. The Select Printer Model window displays.
8.
Click Browse to select the PPD file. The PPD file is located in the C:\Program Files\Roland
COLORCHOICE Pro 4\PPD folder. Select the PPD according to the model of your printer.
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9.
Click OK.
10.
Click Next. The Printer Information Window displays.
11.
Select No for Test page.
12.
Click Next. The Setup Information window displays.
13.
Click Install. The Printer Configuration window displays.
14.
Select No.
15.
Click Next.
16.
Click Finish. The Restarting window displays.
17.
Select Yes and click OK to restart your computer.
Before using Roland COLORCHOICE [Windows 95/98]
Before using Roland COLORCHOICE, you have to configure the AdobePS properly.
1.
From the Start menu, select Settings, then Printers.
2.
Open the Printers folder.
3.
Right-click on the icon of your printer and select Properties from the pop-up menu.
4.
Select the Details tab from the Printer Properties dialog.
5.
Click on the Spool Settings button. The Spool Settings dialog appears.
6.
Select “Print directly to the printer” and “Disable bi-directional support for this printer” and click OK.
7.
Click OK to close the Printer Properties dialog.
You can now print from Adobe PS Printer driver to the Roland COLORCHOICE. You will notice, each time
that your computer is started, an icon for the Roland COLORCHOICE Software in the lower right corner of
your monitor. This indicates that your computer is ready to begin printing to the Roland COLORCHOICE.
Windows NT Installation
This section describes how to install the software on computers running Windows NT. The logon with which
the software is installed must have Administrator privileges.
1.
Insert the Roland COLORCHOICE Pro Installation CD into your CD-ROM drive.
2.
From the CD Setup window, select the language of the installer you would like.
3.
Click Next. The Software to Install window displays.
4.
Select the language you would like from the Language drop-down box.
5.
Click Next. The Welcome window displays.
6.
Click Next. The Select Components window displays.
7.
Select Typical if you want to install the complete software; Custom if you want to choose the
components to install.
8.
Click Next. The Select Program Folder displays.
9.
Select the folder you would like Roland COLORCHOICE Pro to display in.
10.
Click Next. The Choose Destination Location window displays.
11.
Select the destination by clicking on Browse or accept the default location.
12.
Click Next.
Note: If you currently have Roland COLORCHOICE on your system the Clear Preferences window
displays. Click Yes to delete preference settings on your system.
13.
Click OK to restart your computer.
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Setting Up the Roland COLORCHOICE [Windows NT]
1.
Select a printer model.
2.
Click Next.
3.
Select the port type you would like to use. You may choose LPT or TCP/IP. Enter the printer’s IP
address if you chose TCP/IP as a port.
4.
Click Finish.
5.
Click OK to install the AdobePS Driver.
Installing AdobePS Driver for Windows NT
1.
After reading the License agreement, click Yes to accept. The AdobePS Postscript printer driver setup
window displays.
2.
Click Next. The Install Setup Program window displays.
3.
Select No.
4.
Click Next. The Install Printer window displays.
5.
Select Local Printer, and then click Next. The Select PPD window displays.
6.
Select the PPD file. The PPD file is located in the C:\Program Files\Roland COLORCHOICE Pro 4\PPD
folder. Select the PPD according to the model of your printer.
7.
Click Next. The Select Port window displays. You may choose any port in this window.
8.
Click Next. The Get Shared Information window displays.
9.
Select Shared if the printer will be shared on a network and then enter the printer share name.
10.
Click Next. The Get Setup Information window displays.
11.
Select No for Test page.
12.
Click Next. The Printer Properties window displays.
13.
Click OK. The Add Another Printer window displays.
14.
Click Exit. The Restarting Windows window displays.
15.
Select Yes and click OK to restart your computer.
Before using Roland COLORCHOICE
1.
Before using Roland COLORCHOICE, you have to configure the AdobePS property. Click
Start>Settings>Printers and open the Printers folder. Right click on the icon of your printer and select
Properties from the pop- up menu.
2.
Select the Scheduling tab from the Printer Properties dialog.
3.
Select “Print directly to the printer” and click OK.
4.
Click OK to close the Printer Properties dialog.
You can now print from Adobe PS Printer driver to the Roland COLORCHOICE. You will notice, each time
that your computer is started, an icon for the Roland COLORCHOICE Software in the lower right corner of
your monitor. This indicates that your computer is ready to begin printing to the Roland COLORCHOICE.
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Windows 2000 Installation
1.
Insert the Roland COLORCHOICE Pro Installation CD into your CD ROM drive.
2.
From the CD Setup window, select the language of the installer you would like.
3.
Click Next. The Software to Install window displays.
4.
Select the language you would like from the Language drop-down box.
5.
Click Next. The Welcome window displays.
6.
Click Next. The Select Components window displays.
7.
Select Typical if you want to install the complete software; Custom if you want to choose the
components to install.
8.
Click Next. The Select Program Folder window displays.
9.
Select the folder you would like Roland COLORCHOICE to display in.
10.
Click Next. The Destination Location window displays.
11.
Select the destination by clicking on Browse or accept the default location.
12.
Click Next.
Note: If you currently have Roland COLORCHOICE on your system the Clear Preferences window
displays. Click Yes to delete preference settings on your system.
13.
Click OK to restart your computer.
Setting Up the Roland COLORCHOICE
1.
Select a printer model.
2.
Click Next. The Change Setup window displays.
3.
Select the port type you would like to use. You may choose LPT or TCP/IP. Enter the printer’s IP
address if you chose TCP/IP as a port.
4.
Click Finish.
5.
Click OK.
When using Windows2000, the PostScript Printer driver will be automatically installed.
Before using Roland COLORCHOICE
1.
Before using Roland COLORCHOICE, you have to configure the PS Driver property. Click
Start>Settings>Printers and open the Printers folder. Right click on the icon of your printer and select
Properties from the pop-up menu.
2.
Select the advanced tab from the Printer Properties dialog.
3.
Select “Print directly to the printer” and click OK.
4.
Click OK to close the Printer Properties dialog.
5.
You can now print from Adobe PS Printer driver to the Roland COLORCHOICE.
You will notice, each time that your computer is started, an icon for the Roland COLORCHOICE Software in
the lower right corner of your monitor. This indicates that your computer is ready to begin printing to the
Roland COLORCHOICE.
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Uninstalling the Software [Windows 95/98]
1.
Exit the Roland COLORCHOICE Software by right clicking on the Roland COLORCHOICE icon in the
lower right corner of your monitor and selecting Exit.
2.
Click Start>Settings>Control Panel.
3.
In the Control Panel, double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon.
4.
Remove Roland COLORCHOICE Pro 4.1v1. Click OK when you are finished.
5.
Go into the drive where the Roland COLORCHOICE Software is located. Its default name should be
‘Roland COLORCHOICE Pro 4’. Delete this directory.
6.
Click Start>Settings>Printers. Right click on the printer icon of the printer you installed, and then select
Delete from the menu.
7.
Click Start>Settings>Control Panel. Double-click on the Add/Remove Programs icon. Uninstall the
Hot Folder 3 program.
8.
Empty your Recycle Bin. You have successfully uninstalled the Roland COLORCHOICE.
Uninstalling the Software [Windows NT/2000]
1.
Exit the Roland COLORCHOICE Software by right clicking on the Roland COLORCHOICE icon in the
lower right corner of your monitor and selecting Exit.
2.
Click Start>Settings>Control Panel.
3.
In the Control Panel, double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon.
4.
Remove Roland COLORCHOICE Pro 4.1v1. Click OK when you are finished.
5.
Go into the drive where the Roland COLORCHOICE Software is located. Its default name should be
‘Roland COLORCHOICE Pro 4’. Delete this directory.
6.
Click Start>Settings>Printers. Right click on the printer icon of the printer you installed, and then select
Delete from the menu.
7.
Click Start>Settings>Control Panel. Double-click on the Add/Remove Programs icon. Uninstall the
Hot Folder 3 program.
8.
Empty your Recycle Bin. You have successfully uninstalled the Roland COLORCHOICE.
Macintosh Installation
1.
Insert the Roland COLORCHOICE Installation CD into your CD-ROM drive.
2.
Double-click the Installer icon.
3.
Select the Installer language from the Installer window.
4.
Click OK. The Installation Options window displays.
5.
Select the language you would like from the Language drop-down box.
6.
Click OK.
7.
Accept the default selection of Easy Install if you want to install the complete software and specify the
disk where the System Folder is located (Start up disk) as “Install Location”. Click Install when you are
finished.
Note: If you currently have Roland COLORCHOICE on your system, the Clear Preferences window
displays. Click Yes to delete preference settings on your system.
8.
Restart your computer if this is the first time you are installing the software.
9.
Launch Adobe PostScript Driver Installer.
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Installing AdobePS Driver for a Macintosh
1.
Locate the AdobePS Installer folder from your installation CD.
2.
Select the language folder you would like to install.
3.
Double-Click on AdobePS Installer icon.
4.
After reading the License agreement, click Accept to continue.
5.
Select the Install location from the Install Location drop-down box.
6.
Click Install.
7.
Click Restart.
8.
Reboot your computer.
Setting Up the Roland COLORCHOICE [Macintosh]
1.
Double-Click on Roland COLORCHOICE icon on your desktop.
2.
Select a printer model.
3.
Click Next.
4.
Select the port type you would like to use. You may choose CPI/PCI, USB or TCP/IP port. Enter the
printer’s IP address if you chose TCP/IP.
5.
Click OK.
Creating a Desktop Printer
1.
From the Apple menu, select Chooser and then highlight AdobePS.
2.
Locate your PostScript printer. It should say <Printer Name RIP>@Computer, “Computer” is the name of
your Macintosh.
3.
Click Create. You are prompted to select a PPD (PostScript printer description).
4.
Select the PPD for your printer and click Select.
5.
Select Standard in the Installed Memory option.
6.
Click OK.
Uninstalling the Software [Macintosh]
1.
Quit the Roland COLORCHOICE Software.
2.
Drag the Roland COLORCHOICE Pro 4 Folder into the Trash.
3.
Open the System folder.
4.
Locate and open the ‘Preferences’ folder. Drag the files named ‘Roland COLORCHOICE Preferences’
and ‘Roland COLORCHOICE Pro Prefs’ into the Trash.
5.
Locate and open the ‘Extensions’ folder. Drag the spooler file into the Trash. The Spooler file is named
according to your printer, and appears as ‘Am_<printer name>’, depending on the printer installed.
6.
From the ‘Printer Descriptions’ folder, located within the ‘Extensions’ folder, drag the PPD files, named
according to your output device, into the Trash.
7.
Restart your computer.
8.
Hold down the Option key while you empty the Trash. The software is now uninstalled.
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Getting Started
[Windows]
The Roland COLORCHOICE is automatically launched each time you start your computer. However, you will
need to view the Print Monitor in order to work with it. To view the Print Monitor, double click on the Roland
COLORCHOICE Software icon located in the lower right corner of your computer’s monitor.
[Macintosh]
The Roland COLORCHOICE is automatically launched each time you print or you may double-click Roland
COLORCHOICE Software icon on the desktop. The Roland COLORCHOICE will open the print monitor
window.
Using the RIP Software
You can control every facet of job management from the Print Monitor. The Print Monitor is essentially a
queue, listing all the files that are waiting to be printed.
Jobs appear in the queue in the order that they were received. For each job, the following information is
displayed:
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Job Name—the name of the file, including any extensions.
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Status—the current status of the job: Holding, RIPing (the process of converting images to a series of
minute dots so that they can be printed), or Printing.
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Copies—the number of copies to be printed.
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Media—the media on which the job will be printed.
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File Type—the file type of the selected job.
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To quit the RIP software program when you are in Windows, right click on the icon, and then select Quit from
the menu that appears. Once you quit in this fashion, you must either restart your computer or use the ‘Start’
menu in order to restart the RIP software.
Printing a Test File
To insure that your software is properly installed and that a connection to the printer is established, it is
recommended that you create a test print. When you do this a small test file is sent to the Print Monitor and
then printed. Once you’ve successfully printed a test file, be sure to read the rest of this document to learn
about other features
To Print a Test
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From the Setup Menu select Test Print.
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A small PostScript test file is sent to the Print Monitor and then printed.
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Menus
You may access a number of RIP software functions using the menus at the top of the main window.
File Menu
The File menu allows the user to add a job, save a job as a different format, send, pause, or abort a job or
stop the process by exiting.
Add Job
The Add a Job command allows you to add a job directly to the Print Monitor.
To Add a Job
1. From the File menu select Add Job. The Add Job dialog box displays.
2.
From the Add Job dialog, select the path of the job you would like to add.
3.
Click Open. The job is added to the printer queue.
Job Properties
Job Properties can be accessed from within Roland COLORCHOICE and are settings associated with a
particular job. The Job Properties come from either the Printing Properties set in AdobePS driver, or the Setup
Properties set in Print Monitor. To change the Job Properties, select Job Properties from the File menu. Within
Job Properties you may preview the job by selecting page preview, layout preview or no preview (Macintosh
only). Page preview displays the image of the job. Layout preview displays the job relative to the output media.
(See the Job Properties General Tab section for additional details).
Save As
The Save As command allows you to save an image into native file format. Once a job has been printed, you
may want to save the RIPed file so that you can reprint it without having to RIP the file again. Saving a file as
Native format, with a .PRT extension, allows you to reprint without RIPing.
To Save a Job into a Native Format
1. Click on the job you would like to save into a native format.
2.
From the File Menu select Save As.
3.
Select the destination folder and the file name.
4.
Click Save.
Send
Once jobs are in the Print Monitor, you can select individual jobs or groups of jobs for printing. When selecting
a group of jobs, they are printed in the order that they appear in the queue.
To Send a Job to Print
1. Click on the job or jobs you would like to print.
2.
From the File Menu select Send.
Pause
When printing a job, the software begins to RIP the file. RIP (Raster Image Processor) is a process that
converts the selected file into a series of dots that are used to reproduce the file on the selected media.
RIPing involves a complex algorithmic process that requires a significant portion of your computer processing
capacity. Larger files, in terms of MB, take longer to RIP than smaller files. The nature of the RIP process
makes it impossible to pause and restart. For this reason, the Pause button is dimmed to prevent you from
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pausing a job during the RIP process. However, once a job is done RIPing and has begun printing, you can
use the Pause button to stop and restart the printing process as often as desired.
To Pause a Print Job
1. Click on the job you would like to pause.
2.
From the File Menu, select Pause.
To Resume a printing Job
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Double-click on the paused print job.
Abort
Although a job cannot be paused during the RIP process, the job can be aborted. After aborting a job, all
RIPed information is lost and the process must start again.
To Abort a Print Job
1. Click on the job you would like to abort.
2.
From the File Menu select Abort.
Exit/Quit
The Exit/Quit command ends the program and closes the Print Monitor window.
To Exit Program
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From the File menu select Exit/Quit.
Edit Menu
The Edit menu allows the user to select all files, delete a file, and change preferences.
Select All
The Select All command selects all files in the print queue.
Delete
The Delete command deletes the selected files.
Preferences
Preferences allows access to default settings, including what to do with files after output, and specify the units
of measurement. These preferences, in conjunction with Setup Properties, form the default print settings.
Default print settings are applied to any job(s) that is added using the Add Job command. Settings in
Preferences are overridden when printing from a design application (ex. Adobe Illustrator®).
CPSI Scratch Directory [Macintosh Only]
This is the location used to store information during processing. If you have multiple drives, you can use
the Browse button to relocate the Scratch Directory to the drive with the most storage space. Doing this
will allow you to process larger files without generating memory errors.
After Output
Tells the Print Monitor what to do with the job after it has finished printing, either Hold or Delete.
Units
Select the desired unit of measurement.
Simultaneous Ripping and Printing [Windows Only]
The system prints while ripping.
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Setup Menu
A setup consists of a device and its associated properties.
Change Setup
The Change Setup command allows you to change the device used for output and follow the same wizarddriven steps contained in the original installation. Switch back to the original setup using the Change Setup
command again.
Setup Properties
Setup Properties displays the default print settings for your printer.
To View Setup Properties
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From the Setup menu select Setup Properties.
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The Setup Properties dialog opens with the General tab selected (See Setup Properties section).
Color Profiler
See Color Profiler section.
Density Adjustment
See Density Adjustment section.
Test Print
The Test Print command allows you to ensure that your software is properly installed and that the connection
to the printer is established.
To Print a Test
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From the Setup Menu select Test Print.
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A small PostScript test file is sent to the Print Monitor and then printed.
Test Cut (CAMM JET)
The Test Cut command allows you to ensure that your software is properly installed and that the connection to
the printer is established.
To Cut a Test
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From the Setup Menu select Test Cut.
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A small Cut test file is sent to the Print Monitor and then sent to the output device.
View Menu
The View Menu allows the user to show or hide the Toolbar, view a RIP Log or Clear a RIP log.
To Show or Hide the Toolbar (only Windows)
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From the View menu, select Toolbar to show the Toolbar. Select Toolbar again to hide the Toolbar.
View RIP Log
The View RIP log displays a text file containing a record of the RIP processes.
Clear RIP Log
The Clear RIP log purges information from the RIP log.
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Printing
Adding Jobs to the Print Monitor
The Job Management area of RIP software allows you to add jobs to the Print Monitor.
To Add a Job
1. From the File menu select Add Job.
2.
Select the job you would like to add then click on Open.
3.
To send a job to the printer, select the job from the Print Monitor queue and then choose Send from the
File menu.
Deleting Jobs from the Print Monitor
A job may be deleted from the job list before or after it is cut or printed.
To Delete a Job
1. Select the job or jobs that you want to delete by selecting them in the Print Monitor queue.
2.
From the File menu choose Delete.
Pausing and Resuming Printing
When printing a job, the software begins to RIP the file. RIP (Raster Image Processor) is a process that
converts the selected file into a series of dots that are used to reproduce the file on the selected media.
RIPing involves a complex algorithmic process that requires a significant portion of your computer processing
capacity. Larger files, in terms of MB, take longer to RIP than smaller files. The nature of the RIP process
makes it impossible to pause and restart. For this reason, the Pause button is dimmed to prevent you from
pausing a job during the RIP process. However, once a job is done RIPing and has begun printing, you can
use the Pause button to stop and restart the printing process as often as desired.
To Pause or Resume a Job
1. Select the job to pause by selecting it in RIP Software Print Monitor window.
2.
Click the Pause icon.
3.
Click the Pause button again (Resume) to resume the printing process.
Aborting a Print Job
Although a job cannot be paused during the RIP process, the job can be aborted. After aborting a job, all
RIPed information is lost and the process must start again.
To Abort a Print Job
1. Select the job to abort by selecting it in RIP Software Print Monitor window.
2.
From the File menu choose Abort or click the icon Abort Job
Printing Directly from an Application
Once you have specified setup properties, you can print directly from your application without adjusting any
values from the Print Monitor menus.
Most applications have Page Setup and Print command options within the File menu. Make sure you select
the correct printer setup that you have installed. Please consult your DTP application for more details on the
Print command.
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Printing from a Client on your Network
If you have a network of computers and have completed the additional setup instructions for network printing,
you can print from any client on your network. When you do this, jobs arrive in the ‘Hot’ folder of the server
and are processed like any other job.
There are two ways to send jobs to the server for processing:
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Dragging the file directly into the server’s shared ‘Hot’ folder
OR
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Using the design application’s print function and selecting the shared printer in the server as your output
device.
The ‘Hot’ folder is located as follows :
[Windows] :
C:\Program Files\Roland COLORCHOICE Pro 4\Jobs\Roland\ [Printer Name]
[Macintosh] :
Roland COLORCHOICE Pro 4 : Jobs : [Printer Name]
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Setup Properties
The Setup Properties window can be accessed from within RIP software and are settings used to process
jobs that do not have properties of their own associated with them. Setup Properties contain settings for a
specific output device. If a job is placed in an output device Hot Folder, and it does not contain any properties,
then the settings from the Setup Properties will be applied to the job.
To Access Setup Properties.
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The Setup Properties General Tab
The General tab displays standard Windows printer settings associated with printer port selection and media
size.
Manufacturer
Manufacturer displays the manufacturer of your printer.
Model
Model displays the name and model of your printer.
Setup Name
The Setup name displays the name of your printer.
Media Size
Select a media size that is currently loaded into your printer. You can specify custom media sizes by selecting
“Other” from the list and then editing the Height and Width values. Media Size displays the size of the media
being used, not the total printable area.
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Printable Area
The printable area displays the area that is available for printing. The values in this area may be different from
the values in the media size. The application calculates the printable area by applying margins to the media
size.
Margin
Displays the margins from the edges of the media. Margins are the areas on the edges of the media where
nothing will print.
Ports [only Windows]
Selects the port to which the printer is connected. Only change the Port selection if you physically change the
port to which your printer is connected. Ports may be found on the General Tab within Windows.
Parallel (LPT) Ports
Parallel Ports are probably the most common method of sending data to output devices. Devices
connected to a Parallel Port are connected directly to the RIP software computer with a Parallel cable.
There are several print modes available to Parallel Ports. The most common Parallel Port modes are
Standard and ECP. We recommend to use ECP port. The mode defines the method of communication
between your computer and your output device. Typically, you set the communication mode for the
Parallel Port in your computer BIOS. To find out how to access your computer's BIOS and change the
port setting, consult the documentation that came with your computer.
Note: To enable ECP mode you may need to turn off the “Use standard LPT driver” checkbox on the
Communications tab of the Setup Properties inside the application.
File Ports
The File Port behaves like a save to file option. Instead of sending data out through a port on your
computer, the File Port option will write the data to a file and save it to a specified location. Use the File
Port to send data to printers that use their own Hot Folders, to transfer files to another computer, or to
troubleshoot a specific output device.
TCP/IP
User must enter an IP address, which maybe obtained from your printer. This option is available if your
printer Supports network.
The Setup Properties Ports Tab [Macintosh only]
Port
Selects the port to which the printer is connected. Only change the Port selection if you physically change the
port to which your printer is connected. Ports may be found on the Port tab within Macintosh.
USB-PIA
This option will only be available if your Macintosh has an USB port.
CPI/PCI Card
If you currently have a CPI/PCI Card this option will be available.
File Ports
The File Port behaves like a save to file option. Instead of sending data out through a port on your
computer, the File Port option will write the data to a file and save it to a specified location. Use the File
Port to send data to printers that use their own Hot Folders, to transfer files to another computer, or to
troubleshoot a specific output device.
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TCP/IP
User must enter an IP address, which maybe obtained from your printer. This option is available if your
printer Supports network.
The Setup Properties Print Tab
Media
This option allows the user to select the media type output will be printed on. ICC profiles will automatically
update to the correct profile.
Print Mode
This option allows you to select the print quality for output.
Driver Options
Clicking this button launches the Driver Options dialog. The settings in Driver Options will vary depending on
your output device.
Enable Driver Options
Printer-specific options defined here are sent to your printer to override option settings currently made
through your printer menu. When this option is unchecked, the printer settings are used.
Print Direction
Defines if the print is done when the head is traveling in one direction (Uni-directional) or both directions
Bi-directional). Uni-directional printing may produce better quality but it is slower. Some media supports
only Uni-directional printing.
Overprint
Defines the number of times to print the same image superimposed over the same position. The default
is one.
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Page Spacing
You can specify the margin between pages. By specifying ‘0mm’, you can connect two or more pages.
Media Feed Calibration
Check “Media Feed Calibration” to print in accurate distances. Uncheck this box if you manually calibrate
via the Setup menu in the printer.
Cut Media After Printing
Check this option to separate the sheet after printing is complete.
Dry Time (CAMM JET Only)
Defines the Ink Drying time. When performing Print and Cut, it will wait the specified amount of time
before cutting. Set longer interval when using media that does not absorb the ink well.
Print Crop Mark (CAMM JET Only)
When this option is checked, the printer will add automatically a crop mark to the output. This option has
the same effect with the setting done in the printer panel (CROP MARK - ENABLE).
By adding the crop mark to the output, you can take out the print from the printer, then set it back and
perform the contour cut with correct alignment. Please consult "User's Reference - Remove the Printed
Material, then Reload the Material and Perform Cutting - Setting the Base Point and Align Point" in the
CAMM JET User's Manual for more information.
See the procedures below to print, laminate then cut a design file with Print and Cut data.
Select "Print Only" for the "Send" mode in General tab. Open the Print tab and click on the Driver Option
button to display the Driver Options dialog. Check the "Print Crop Mark" option. After these settings,
CAMM JET will print only adding the crop mark to the output.
Remove the print out from the printer and laminate it. Follow the instructions from the section "User's
Reference - Remove the Printed Material, then Reload the Material and Perform Cutting - Setting the
Base Point and Align Point" in the CAMM JET User's Manual to set the media back in the printer, and
adjust the base point and the alignment based on the crop mark.
Then choose "Contour Only" for the "Send" mode in the General tab. Open the Print tab and click on the
Driver Options button to display the Driver Options dialog. Uncheck the "Print Crop Mark" option. After
these settings, CAMM JET will only process the contour cut.
Advance After Print (CAMM JET Only)
Moves the media forward and resets the origin after the printing is completed.
Perform Color Correction
Checking this setting activates the color correction settings. If this setting is not checked, incoming jobs are
assumed to already have color correction.
ICC Input Profile
Input profiles are used to convert the image into a neutral color space. Once the image is in a neutral color
space, then the output profile is used to convert the image into the color space of the output device. To add an
ICC input profile from another source, click the Add button. Three types of ICC input profiles can be specified:
CMYK ICC Input Profile
The CMYK input profile defines all elements of a job that are in CMYK color mode. If your job is in the
RGB color mode, then you should leave the CMYK input profile set to the default setting. If your file
contains images in both the CMYK and the RGB mode, then the CMYK input profile will be applied to the
CMYK images and the RGB input profile will be applied to the RGB images. If your image is in the
CMYK color mode, then your file was previously separated for output to a specific output device.
Whenever possible, use the profile for the device to which the elements were separated, as the CMYK
input profile. If you do not have the profile, try similar profiles or profiles for common ink sets (such as
CMYK SWOP, or High End SWOP). If you are trying to match Pantone® colors, it may also be
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appropriate to select High End SWOP as your CMYK input profile, because Pantone Process CMYK
values were designed for output to the SWOP ink set.
RGB ICC Input Profile
The RGB ICC input profile defines the RGB source for all of your RGB files. An RGB input profile can be
for either a monitor or a scanner. If you scanned your file directly to a folder, it is best to select your
scanner calibration as the RGB input profile. If you have done any on- screen color correction, you
should select your monitor as the RGB input profile. If you do not have a monitor profile, it is generally
safe to select the Generic ICC input profile. The Generic profile assumes that you have a Trinitron®
monitor with a temperature of D65 and a gamma of 1.8. Selecting the correct RGB source will insure that
the RGB data you see on-screen will be matched to the output printer.
Gray ICC Input Profile
The Gray ICC input profile defines the Grayscale source for all of your grayscale files. This may refer to
either a grayscale scanner or a grayscale monitor.
ICC Output Profile
ICC Output Profile
Output profiles are created for the combination of ink and media, and resolution and dither type of your
output device. When selecting a profile, be sure to select the profile that matches these criteria. For
output devices that print at multiple resolutions, RIP software provides profiles for each of those
resolutions. Choosing a profile with the wrong resolution will severely affect the output. Profiles with
different dither types will not greatly affect your output; however, they may cause slight shifts in color. To
add an ICC output profile from another source, click the Add button. Click the Info button for information
pertaining to the ICC output profile that has been chosen under Profile.
Bitmap/Vector Rending Intent
Before a file can be RIPed, its ICC profile must be selected so that the RGB color space of the file can
be mapped or translated into to CMYK color space. How the color space gets mapped is determined by
the color rendering intent that you select. The rendering intent selected in the Bitmap rendering field will
be applied to bitmap images in your job file. The rendering intent selected in the Vector rendering intent
field will be applied to vector images in your file. Choose from one of the following rendering intents:
Perceptual
This intent is best for photographic images. Colors outside of the output device's gamut are either
clipped or compressed to fit the output device’s color space
Relative Colorimetric
This intent is best for images, such as logos, where the original image needs to match the output.
Colors that fall outside of the output device's gamut are clipped. This method may reduce the total
number of colors available. The white point of Relative Colorimetric is always zero.
Saturation
This intent is best for graphic images, such as vector art, where vivid colors are more important
than true color matching. Colors outside of the output device gamut are mapped to colors at the
extent of the gamut saturation. Colors that fall within the gamut of the output device are shifted
closer to the gamut saturation extent. This rendering intent may also be used to boost colors within
a photographic image.
Absolute Colorimetric
This intent is similar to Relative Colorimetric, but has a different white point value. Absolute
Colorimetric represents colors relative to a fixed white point value of D50. For example, the white
of paper A will be simulated when printing on paper B. This intent is best for color proofing.
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Spot Color
This intent was created to supplement the Saturation intent. Spot Color maps colors similarly to the
Saturation rendering intent, but Spot Color rendering intent produces the greatest saturation
possible, and should not be used with photographic images.
Color Mode
If your output device supports multiple color modes, then you can select one of the supported color modes
here.
The Setup Properties Cut Tab (CAMM JET)
The Cut tab displays cutting settings.
Resolution
Changing this value from the default is not recommended.
Passes
Specify how many times the blade will move over each line.
Curve Quality
Select how smooth you would like the curves to be.
Cutter Driver Options
Clicking this button launches the Cutter Driver Options dialog box.
Custom Head Tab
None
When this mode is selected, Roland COLORCHOICE will not send any settings regarding the cutting
operation. The settings in the printer panel will be used instead.
Cut Fast, Cut Medium, Cut Slow
When these options are selected, Roland COLORCHOICE will send the settings for the cutting operation.
These settings will only take effect if the "VS COMMAND" and the "!FS COMMAND" are set to
"ENABLED" in the Printer panel. Each item can be unchecked to use the setting in the Printer panel.
Offset
Set the appropriate value for the blade in use. Inappropriate values in this field can lead to poor cut
quality or unfinished cut lines. The default value is 250 (0.25mm).
Speed
Set the cutting speed. Usually setting a lower speed will result in longer cut times, but will produce higher
quality results.
Force
Set the blade pressure for cutting. When the values set here are too small, the blade will not have
enough pressure to cut the sheet. Similarly, if the pressure is too high, not only it will not work properly,
but it can cut through the back of the media and may cause damage to printer. Be careful to set the
correct value for the thickness and the hardness of the material you are using.
Custom End tab
Use this tab to specify that the media be cut after the job finishes. Selecting Cut Media and also
checking the Cut Media checkbox will send the appropriate cutting instruction to the cutter. Selecting
None prevents the media from being cut.
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The Setup Properties Communications Tab [Windows only]
The options available in the communications tab will change according to what port you have selected.
The Setup Properties Color Tab
The Color tab displays settings associated with the color quality of the image. Using the sliders on the tab, you
can adjust the image quality. The sliders that appear vary, depending on which color mode is selected on the
Print tab. In all modes, you can adjust the overall image contrast using the Contrast slider.
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Job Properties
Job Properties can be accessed from within RIP software and are settings associated with a particular job.
The Job Properties come from either the Printing Properties set in client, or the Setup Properties set in RIP
software. To change the Job Properties, select Job Properties from the File menu. Within Job Properties you
may preview the job by selecting page preview, layout preview or no preview (Macintosh only). Page preview
displays the image of the job. Layout preview displays the job relative to the output media.
Job Properties General Tab
Preview Mode
You can display the image in Page mode or view it in Layout Preview mode, which displays the image, as it
will print on the media. Simply select the preview mode you want from the list.
Media Size
Displays the media size that is currently loaded into your printer.
Size
Scale
You may change the size of the output here. In most cases, a job’s size should be controlled from within
the application in which it was created to prevent unexpected results.
Fit to Media
Increases or decreases the job proportionally to fit the maximum width of the output device.
Width/Height
Accepts direct entry of the job’s width or height. When one aspect is altered the other is automatically
updated to keep the job proportionally correct.
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Copies
Number
You may change the number of copies of the job to be output.
Spacing
You may change the spacing between the copies that are output.
Output at origin- Select this option to output the job at the machine’s origin on the edge of the media.
Layout
Output at origin
Select this option to output the job at the machine’s origin on the edge of the media.
Output in center
Select this option to output a job in the center of the media.
Output in the center of media
Select this option to output the job in the center of a sheet of media.
Offset W
Select this option to set an offset distance from the machine’s origin.
Offset H
Select this option to set an offset from the leading edge of the media.
Horizontal Mirror
Click to mirror the job horizontally.
Rotate
Click to rotate the job 90 degrees.
After Output
Choose what to do with the job after it is done processing, either Hold or Delete.
Send (CAMM JET)
If you have a device which prints and cuts, you can specify to send the print and the contour, the print only, or
the contour only.
Job Properties Print Tab
For more information on Print Tab options, refer to the Print Tab section in Setup Properties section of this
manual.
The Color Tab
For more information on Color Tab options, refer to the Color Tab section in Color Tab section of this manual.
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Color Profiler
Many profiles are provided during the installation of Roland COLORCHOICE for typical combinations of ink
and media. Use the Color Profiler module to add profiles, or add profiles created by other profiling packages
or manufacturers.
Color Profiles in Roland COLORCHOICE
Roland COLORCHOICE Pro provides powerful tools for controlling the print quality of the jobs. While Roland
COLORCHOICE includes ICC color profiles for many common ink/media/device combinations, others can be
created using one of the supported spectrophotometers.
With the Color Profiler module, ICC profiles can be imported, exported, altered, created, or deleted.
Importing ICC Profiles
When it is necessary to add an ICC profile for a device, use the Import function by following these steps:
1. Choose Color Profiler from the Setup Menu.
2. Choose a device from the Printer list.
3. Click the Import button.
4. The Import dialog box opens.
5. Find the ICC profile to be imported, and then click “Open”.
6. The ICC Profile Settings dialog box opens.
7. The ICC profile is added to the device list of profiles.
Exporting ICC Profiles
When it is necessary to export ICC profiles for use in other applications, or to create an alternate version of an
existing profile, follow these steps:
1. Choose Setup>Color Calibration.
2. Click on the Device from which a profile is to be exported.
3. Select the ICC profile to be exported.
4. Click the Export button.
5. The Export dialog box opens.
6. Choose a Save location for the ICC profile.
7. If an alternate version of the profile is being made, give the profile a new name in this dialog box.
Creating an ICC Profile
Roland COLORCHOICE Pro offers several options when creating ICC profiles. The steps for creating different
profiles will vary depending on which option is chosen.
Note: Swatches are printed with no color correction. Do not attempt to manually enable color correction for
swatch prints from within Job Properties.
Understanding Ink Limits
During the ICC profile creation process, the operator may be asked to print an Ink Limit Test to determine
whether the media is capable of handling the amount of ink being printed. When looking at the Test Print,
check the print to see if the swatches are oversaturated.
To check ink limits, follow these steps:
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1. Select the swatch before the oversaturation or bleeding occurs. Each swatch is located in a column
numbered 1-to-20. Each column number represents five percent increments of saturation.
2. Multiply the column number of the swatch by five to determine the percentage to enter into the Ink Limit
dialog. For example, if bleeding occurs in the Cyan channel in column 18, enter 90 as the cyan ink limit.
3. Do this for each channel that is oversaturated.
4. Print the Ink Limits again, ensuring that the check box "apply the ink limit to the test print swatches" is
checked. Applying the new ink limits to the test print swatches will help determine if the inks are limited
properly.
5. The swatches will print with the new ink limits applied. Check the printed swatches for any oversaturation.
6. Once the ink limits are acceptable, continue creating a profile.
Understanding Gray Component Replacement (GCR)
Gray Component Replacement (GCR) settings determine the amount of black (K) that is used to replace black
made by mixing CMY inks. GCR settings help control print quality, and reduce the amount of ink necessary for
creating composite colors. It is more economical to replace CMY with K, because only one ink is printing
instead of three.
Gray Component Replacement (GCR) Options
In most cases, the default options produce excellent results. If there is a need to adjust the GCR, adjust the
following options:
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Total Ink Limit- is a sum of the ink limit values for C, M, Y, and K. Increasing total ink limit may improve
contrast of the print.
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Black Ink Start- determines at which percentage of gray the black (K) channel begins to replace CMY.
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Black Ink Limit- determines the maximum percentage of gray where the black (K) channel will replace
CMY.
Creating a New Color Profile
To create a new color profile, follow these steps:
1. Select the Color Profiler option from the Setup Menu.
2. Select New Profile from the File Menu in Color Profiler.
3. Choose how the ICC profile should be built:
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Linearization and characterization,
Re-linearize existing profile,
Characterization based on existing profile, or
Characterization without linearization.
When choosing an option to create a new ICC profile, the operator will be asked to supply some basic file
information:
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Filename- creates a name for the file. Include ink or media abbreviations as well as the resolution in the
file name to make it easier to identify the profile later.
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Ink- name of the ink used.
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Media- name of the media used.
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Author- who created the profile.
Linearization and Characterization
This option gives a complete characterization, and is the recommended option for creating a new profile. To
use this option, follow these steps:
1. Supply Basic File Information- The operator supplies the file, ink, media names, and any optional
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comments. In the next dialog, supply printer information such as: printer type, printer technology, density
swatches, target swatches, media size, and print options.
2. Check Ink Limits- Click the Test Print button and adjust ink limits as necessary.
3. Print a Linearization Target- Choose to print a linearization target file (density file) by clicking the Print
Target button. The operator may also choose to change the meter by clicking the Change button.
4. Measure Density- Allow some time for the printed target to dry, then click the Measure button to launch
the "Data Measurements" dialog. Click the Start button to begin measuring with the meter.
5. Adjust Density Curves- The Color Profiler dialog displays the density data gathered from
measurements. If the density data is suspected to be incorrect, edit curves by clicking and dragging
points on the curve to a new value. To delete a point, select it, and click the Delete button.
Note: Editing should be done sparingly, and only if the data is known to be incorrect. Even if the density
curve does not appear to be smooth, it may still reflect the true state of the printer.
Relinearize Existing Profile
This option allows the operator to relinearize, or adjust an existing profile to the current condition of the printer.
This option can also be used to compensate for density variation among different units of the same printer
model.
Note: The operator can only relinearize an existing profile if the existing profile was created with the
"Linearization and Characterization" option.
To relinearize an existing profile, follow these steps:
1. Locate the Profile to relinearize by clicking the Browse button.
2. Edit the basic file information.
3. Check Ink Limits.
4. Print a Linearization Target.
5. Measure Density.
6. Adjust Density Curves as necessary.
7. Adjust GCR options as necessary.
8. Generate the profile.
Characterization Based on Existing Profile
This option will build a characterization profile from an existing profile. To obtain a good profile, the printer and
media must have similar characteristics to the existing profile. A typical application is to create a profile using
a different print mode or different resolution:
1. Locate the profile to characterize by clicking the Browse button.
2. Edit the basic file information.
3. Check Ink Limits.
4. Print a Linearization Target.
5. Measure Density.
6. Adjust Density Curves as necessary.
7. Adjust GCR options as necessary.
8. Generate the profile.
Characterization without Linearization
This option will build a new characterization profile by skipping Linearization. This method is not
recommended unless the meter does not support density measurements:
1. Supply Basic File Information.
2. Check Ink Limits.
3. Print a Characterization Target.
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4. Measure Characterization Swatches.
5. Adjust GCR options as necessary.
6. Generate the profile.
Editing ICC Profiles
After an ICC profile has been created, the operator can edit some of the settings. Editing a profile will
overwrite the existing ICC profile unless the file name is changed.
To edit a profile, follow these steps:
1. Select the output device that requires editing the ICC profile.
2. Select Color Calibration from the Setup menu.
3. Select the ICC profile to edit from the list.
4. Select Profile Properties from the Edit Menu.
5. The ICC Profile Settings dialog box opens.
6. Change the available settings as desired.
7. Roland COLORCHOICE Pro regenerates the ICC profile to match the new settings.
Deleting ICC Profiles
When profiles are outdated or no longer useful, delete them from the list:
1. Select the output device from which an ICC profile is being deleted.
2. Select Color Calibration from the Setup menu.
3. Select the ICC profile to delete from the list.
4. Click the Delete button.
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Density Adjustment
Adjusting density is an excellent way to control variables related to hardware, such as worn ink jets, or
environmental conditions such as temperature or humidity. The Density Adjustment dialog lets the operator
make precise adjustments to the density curve by adjusting CMYK channels individually, or by simultaneously
adjusting all channels. If using one of the supported densitometers, the operator can save the settings created,
and build a library of density files for future use.
Creating a Density Profile
To create a density profile, follow these steps:
1. Select Density Adjustment from the Setup Menu.
2. Select New from the File Menu in Density Adjustment.
3. Choose how to create the density profile:
S Densitometer readings,
S User specified values, or
S Calibrate existing ICC profile.
4. Generate Density file by clicking the Finish button.
Densitometer Readings:
S
Supply Basic File Information- The operator supplies the file, ink, media names, and any optional
comments. In the next dialog, the operator should also supply printer information such as: printer type,
printer technology, density swatches, target swatches, media size, and print options.
S
Print a Linearization Target- Choose to print a linearization target file by clicking the Print Target button.
S
Measure Density- Allow some time for the printed target to dry, then click the Measure button to launch
the "Data Measurements" dialog.
S
Adjust Density Curves- The Color Profiler dialog displays the density data gathered from
measurements. Edit curves by clicking and dragging points on the curve to a new value, or type in values
in the entry boxes to the right of the graph.
Note: Editing should be done sparingly, and only if the data is known to be incorrect. Even if the density
curve does not appear to be smooth, it may still reflect the true state of the printer.
User Specified Values:
1. Supply Basic File Information.
2. Adjust Density Curves.
3. Generate Density file.
Calibrate Existing ICC Profile:
1. Locate the profile to calibrate by clicking the Browse button.
2. Supply Basic File Information.
3. Print a Linearization Target.
4. Measure Density.
5. Adjust Density Curves.
6. Generate Density file.
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Editing Existing Density Profiles
There are two ways to edit density profiles:
S
Individual CMYK values
S
All Channels
Individual CMYK values:
1. Select the profile to edit from the list.
2. Select Properties from the Edit Menu.
3. Edit file information, or click on the Colorant field to select a color channel.
4. Click the Edit button and edit curves by clicking and dragging points on the curve to a new value, or type
in values in the entry boxes to the right of the graph. To delete a point, select it and click the Delete
button.
All Channels:
1. Select the profile to edit from the list.
2. Select Properties from the Edit Menu.
3. Edit file information, or click on the Colorant field to select a color channel.
4. Click the Edit button and edit curves by clicking and dragging points on the curve to a new value, or type
in values in the entry boxes to the right of the graph. To delete a point, select it and click the Delete
button.
5. Check the “apply curve to all channels” check box.
Note: Any modifications made to all channels will override changes the operator may have made to the
individual channels.
Using the Density Profile
Density Adjustments can be routinely created to make adjustments for mechanical deterioration, such as old
print heads, or varying environmental conditions.
To use the Density profile, follow these steps:
1. Select the output device, then choose the Setup Properties option from the Setup Menu.
2. From the Print tab, select the density file from the Density adjustment field.
3. All jobs sent to this setup will have this density adjustment applied to them, including any Ink Limit and
Color Calibration swatches.
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Advanced Printing Procedures [Windows]
If your program is not listed, refer to a section on a similar program.
Corel® CorelDRAW® 8 [Windows]
1.
From the Roland COLORCHOICE Print Monitor click Setup>Setup Properties. Then click the Print tab.
2.
Make sure the Perform Color Correction checkbox has a check in it.
3.
In the ICC input profile area, select appropriate CMYK and RGB profiles. If you know which profiles your
application is using, select that profile. If you don’t, use the default setting.
4.
For the ICC output profile, select the appropriate ink/media combination. Also select a rendering intent to
use. Click the Info button to see a full description of the selected profile.
5.
Click OK in the Setup Properties dialog box.
6.
In CorelDRAW, select Print Setup. Select your printer from the ‘Name’ field.
7.
Click the Properties button. Choose a page size from the Paper field or select Custom Page for a custom
page size.
8.
If you choose a Custom Page, click on the Custom button and enter the custom size in the paper width
and height fields. The paper size should match the size entered in Corel.
9.
Click OK in the Printer Properties dialog.
10.
Click OK in the Print Setup dialog.
11.
Click File>Print. Then select your printer from the Name menu.
12.
Select the PostScript tab and then select PostScript3 and uncheck Output Bitmaps in RGB.
13.
Select the Miscellaneous tab and uncheck Use Color Profile.
14.
Click Print.
Corel CorelDRAW 7 [Windows]
1.
From the Roland COLORCHOICE Print Monitor click Setup>Setup Properties. Then click the Print tab.
2.
Make sure the Perform Color Correction checkbox has a check in it.
3.
In the ICC input profile area, select appropriate CMYK and RGB profiles. If you know which profiles your
application is using, select that profile. If you don’t, use the default settings.
4.
For the ICC output profile, select the appropriate ink/media combination. Also select a rendering intent to
use. Click the Info button to see a full description of the selected profile.
5.
Click OK for Setup Properties.
6.
In CorelDRAW select Print Setup. Select your printer from the Name field.
7.
Click the Properties button, and then choose a page size from the Paper field or select Custom Page for
a custom page size.
8.
If you choose a custom page size, you may enter the custom size by clicking the Custom button and
entering the width and height. The paper size should match the page size entered in Corel.
9.
Click OK in the Printer Properties dialog.
10.
Click OK in the Print Setup dialog.
11.
Click File>Print. Then select your printer from the Name menu.
12.
Set the options as shown and click OK to print.
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Adobe Illustrator 8 [Windows]
The Kodak™ Color Management System must be installed to output successfully from Illustrator 8 to Roland
COLORCHOICE Software.
1.
From the Roland COLORCHOICE Print Monitor click Setup>Setup Properties. Then click the Print tab.
2.
Make sure the Perform Color Correction check box has a check in it.
3.
Click OK in the Setup Properties dialog.
4.
In Illustrator, go to File>Document Setup.
5.
Select ‘Use printers default screen.’
6.
Select ‘Use Print Setup’.
7.
Click the Print Setup button. Print Setup screen appears.
8.
Select your printer in the Name field.
9.
Click the Properties button.
10.
Choose a paper size from the ‘Paper’ field or select a Custom page for a custom page size.
11.
If you choose a custom page size, you may enter the custom size by clicking the Custom button and
entering the width and height.
12.
If you choose custom page, click OK to Custom Defined Size dialog.
13.
Click OK in the Properties dialog.
14.
Click OK in the Print Setup dialog.
15.
Click OK in the Document Setup dialog.
16.
If you want your monitor to soft-proof CMYK output, go to File>Color Settings and check ‘Simulate print
colors on display’.
17.
Go to File>Print.
18.
If not dimmed, set Output to Composite.
19.
Set PostScript to Level 3.
20.
Check Force Fonts to Download.
21.
Click OK to print.
Adobe PageMaker® 6.5 [Windows]
These directions assume that you have Kodak ICC Color Management installed.
Before starting PageMaker, copy your printers’ PPD files to PM65\RSRC\USENGLSH\PPD4 directory. The
PPDs can be found on your installation CD in the ‘Ppd’ folder.
1.
From the Roland COLORCHOICE Print Monitor click Setup>Setup Properties. Then click the Print tab.
2.
Make sure the Perform Color Correction checkbox has a check in it.
3.
In the ICC input profile area, select appropriate CMYK and RGB profiles. If you know which profiles your
application is using, select that profile. If you don’t, use the default settings.
4.
For the ICC output profile, select the appropriate ink/media combination. Also select a rendering intent to
use. Click the Info button to see a full description of the selected profile.
5.
Click OK to Setup Properties.
6.
In PageMaker go to File>Document Setup.
7.
From the Page size field select your paper size or choose Custom for a custom page size.
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8.
If you choose Custom page size, enter the custom size in the height and width fields.
9.
Select your printer’s resolution as the Target Output Resolution. If it is not available, select the next
highest value.
10.
Select your printer in the Compose to printer menu. Then click OK.
11.
Go to File>Preferences>General. Click the ‘CMS Setup...’ button.
12.
From Color Management select OFF.
13.
Click OK to Color Management System Preferences. Click OK to Preferences.
14.
Go to File>Print.
15.
From the PPD menu, select the PPD for your printer.
16.
Click the Paper button. From the Size menu, select your paper size. Select Custom for a custom size.
Enter the width and height of the custom paper size in the new Custom Paper Size dialog. Your paper
size should match your job size. Click OK.
17.
Click the Options button. From the Send image data menu select Normal.
18.
From download fonts select PostScript and TrueType.
19.
Click the Color button. Select Composite and Color.
20.
From Optimized Screen Select Default.
21.
Click the Features button. Select any other printer specific settings you want.
22.
Click Print.
Adobe Photoshop® 4 [Windows]
1.
From the Roland COLORCHOICE Print Monitor click Setup>Setup Properties. Then click the Print tab.
2.
Make sure the Perform Color Correction checkbox has a check in it.
3.
In the ICC input profile area, select appropriate CMYK and RGB profiles. If you know which profiles your
application is using, select that profile; if you don’t, use the default settings.
4.
For the ICC output profile, select the appropriate ink/media combination. Also select a rendering intent to
use. Click the Info button to see a full description of the selected profile.
5.
Click OK to Setup Properties.
6.
In PhotoShop go to File>Page Setup.
7.
From the Name field select your printer.
8.
Click the Properties button. Choose a paper size from the Paper field or select a Custom page for a
custom page size.
9.
If you choose a custom page size, you may enter the custom size by clicking the ‘Custom’ button and
entering the width and height. The paper size should match the canvas size created in Photoshop. Click
OK to Custom Page Size.
10.
If you choose a custom page, click OK to Custom Defined Size dialog.
11.
Click OK to Printer Properties.
12.
Click the Screen button.
13.
Check the box for ‘Use Printer’s Default Screens.’
14.
Click OK to Page Setup dialog.
15.
Go to File>Print.
16.
Choose RGB from the ‘Print as’ color space selection if your file is a RGB file. You don’t need to change
for CMYK files.
17.
Choose Binary from the Encoding selection.
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18.
Click OK to print.
Adobe Photoshop 5 [Windows]
1.
From the Roland COLORCHOICE Print Monitor click Setup>Setup Properties. Then click the Print tab.
2.
Make sure the Perform Color Correction checkbox has a check in it.
3.
In the ICC input profile area, select appropriate CMYK and RGB profiles. If you know which profiles your
application is using, select that profile; if you don’t, use the default settings.
4.
For the ICC output profile, select the appropriate ink/media combination. Also select a rendering intent to
use. Click the Info button to see a full description of the selected profile.
5.
Click OK to Setup Properties.
6.
In PhotoShop go to File>Page Setup.
7.
From the Name field select your printer.
8.
Click the Properties button. Choose a paper size from the Paper field or select a Custom page for a
custom page size.
9.
If you choose a custom page size, you may enter the custom size by clicking the ‘Custom’ button and
entering the width and height. The paper size should match the canvas size created in Photoshop. Click
OK to Custom Page Size.
10.
If you choose a custom page, click OK to Custom Defined Size dialog.
11.
Click OK to Printer Properties.
12.
Click the Screen button.
13.
Check the box for ‘Use Printer’s Default Screens.’
14.
Click OK to Page Setup dialog.
15.
Go to File>Print.
16.
Choose RGB from the ‘RGB Color’ color if your file is an RGB file.
17.
Choose Binary from the Encoding selection.
18.
Uncheck PostScript Color Management.
19.
Click OK to print.
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Contour Cutting (CAMM JET) [Windows]
Using a CAMM JET you can print objects and then cut a contour line around them. To use such feature, you
have to install and use special color libraries in your design application such as Illustrator or QuarkXpress. No
special settings or changes are needed on Roland COLORCHOICE.
Contour cutting lines should be created using a special color.
S
CutContour
On your Roland COLORCHOICE Installation CD, you will find Color Library files for each application. If you
are using PhotoShop, you will not be able to contour cut.
Adobe Illustrator 8 [Windows]
When using Adobe Illustrator with a hybrid printer cutter such as the CAMM JET, you can print objects and
then cut a contour line around them. Follow these steps to send Illustrator files with contour cut lines:
1.
Copy the file 'CAMM JET.ai', located in the ‘SpotColor Library\CAMM JET\Illustrator’ folder of the
Installation CD to the Swatch Libraries folder of Illustrator.
2.
Start Illustrator.
3.
Open the file that you want to contour cut, if it’s not already open.
4.
Select 'CAMM JET' in the Windows\Swatch Libraries menu to open the library.
“CutContour” appears in the library.
5.
Select “CutContour” as the color for the paths that you would like to cut. You can change the color of the
contour line by changing the Swatch Options. Remember, the color mode should always be Spot Color.
6.
Print the file as you normally would.
If the swatch library is unavailable for some reason, you can create a new swatch. Be sure to begin the
swatch name with “CutContour” and set the color mode as Spot Color. We recommend that you specify a
color other than the default color to better see the contour line on your display, and that it also be a dashed
line. When defined like this, the line will always be treated as a contour, regardless of its line width.
Corel CorelDRAW 8 [Windows]
Setting up the palette
1. Copy a file 'userinks.cpl', located in the ‘SpotColorLibrary\CAMM JET\CorelDraw8’ folder of the
Installation CD to the following folder to overwrite the same file ‘Corel\Graphics8\Custom\Palettes’. Or, if
you want to keep the existing 'User Defined Inks', please add a new color by following the remaining
steps:
2.
Click Tools>Palette Editor.
3.
Open the 'User Defined Inks' palette by exploring following folders:
4.
Corel\Graphics8\Custom\Palettes\userinks.cpl
5.
Create a new color in the color palette with CMYK model, and press the 'Add >>' button. The new color
is named 'unnamed color'. Change it to “CutContour”. Any other name should not be used.
Using the Palette
1. Select objects that you want to cut.
2.
Go to Tool bar>Outline Color.
3.
Click the 'Custom Palettes' button in 'Outline Color' dialog.
4.
Select User Defined Inks in the Type list.
5.
Select “CutContour” to apply it to the selected objects.
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Macromedia® FreeHand™ 8 [Windows]
1.
Copy the file ‘CAMMJET.bcf’, located in the ‘SpotColorLibrary\CAMM JET\FreeHand’ folder to
FH8\Usenglsh\Colors folder.
2.
Start FreeHand.
3.
Create a new design file or open an existing file.
4.
Execute Window>Panels>Color List and open the Color List Palette.
5.
Select 'CAMM JET' from the 'Options' menu of Color List Palette.
“CutContour” will be listed in the Color Library window. Select the CutContour.
6.
Click OK. 'Cut Contour' will be added to the Color List Palette.
7.
Use this color to define the cut line.
Quark™ QuarkXPress™ 4 [Windows]
1.
Select Edit>Color and click Add from the Default Color dialog.
2.
Execute File>Import and select the file ‘CAMM JET QuarkXPress.qxd’, located in the ‘Spot Color
Library\ Library\CAMM JET \QuarkXPress’ folder. (It is best to copy this file to your Hard Disk before
importing it.)
3.
Click "Select All" to move all the items to Use Items and click OK.
4.
Click Save to save the color palette.
5.
Use the added color palette to create the new design.
Adobe PageMaker 6.5 [Windows]
1.
Copy the file ‘CAMMJET.bcf’, located in the ‘Spot Color Library\CAMM JET\PageMaker6.5’ folder to the
Pm6.5\RSRC\Usenglsh\Color folder.
2.
Create a new design or open an existing file.
3.
Click Window>Color and display the Color Palette. Click on the New icon from the Color Palette.
4.
Select CAMM JET from the Color Edit Library pull down menu.
“CutContour” will be displayed in the Color Library window.
5.
Click OK. Color Edit dialog is displayed.
6.
Click OK to close the dialog.
7.
“CutContour” will be added in the Color Palette. Use this palette to define the Cut line.
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Advanced Printing Procedures [Macintosh]
If your program is not listed, refer to a section on a similar program.
Adobe Illustrator 8.0 [Macintosh]
ColorSync 2.x or higher and Kodak Digital Science must be installed when using Illustrator to create CMYK
files.
1.
From the Roland COLORCHOICE Print Monitor click Printer>Setup Properties. Then click the Print Tab.
2.
Make sure the Perform Color Correction checkbox has a check in it, and that correct output profile and
rendering intent are set.
3.
Click OK to close the Setup Properties dialog box.
4.
Go to Apple menu and select Chooser. Highlight Adobe PS and make sure Printer Name RIP@... is selected.
5.
In Illustrator, go to File>Document Setup.
6.
Select Options ‘Use printers default screen’, and then check box for Use Page Setup and click the Page
Setup button.
7.
Choose a standard paper size in the Paper field.
8.
Select Custom Page Default from the pop-up menu if a custom page size is required, and enter your
custom page size. Click the Add button.
9.
Select Page Attribute from the pop-up menu. Select the defined Custom Page in the ‘Paper’ field.
10.
Click OK to AdobePS Page Setting dialog. Click OK to Document Setup dialog.
11.
Go to File>Color Setting and check ‘Simulate print colors on display’ if you want your monitor to softproof CMYK output.
12.
Go to File>Print. Select your printer in the ‘Printer’ field and select the page you want to print, and the
number of copies.
13.
Select Adobe Illustrator 8 from the pop-up menu.
• Set Output to Composite.
• Set PostScript to Level 3.
• Set Data to Binary.
• Check Force Fonts to Download.
14.
Select Printer Specific Options from pop-up menu. If you want the file to be printed automatically select
Print in the After Spooling option. If you want to verify the print mode and profile settings before printing
the file, select Hold. Select Hold in the After Printing, if you want to keep the file in the Print Monitor.
15.
Click Print to start printing.
Adobe PageMaker 6.5 [Macintosh]
ColorSync 2.x or higher must be installed when using PageMaker to create CMYK files. If, after attempting the
following procedure, you still have difficulty printing, save the file as a PostScript file and add it to the Print
Monitor using the Add Job function.
1.
From the Roland COLORCHOICE Print Monitor click Printer>Setup Properties. Then click the Print Tab.
2.
Make sure the Perform Color Correction checkbox has a check in it, correct output profiles and rendering
intent are set.
3.
Click OK to close Setup Properties.
4.
Go to Apple menu and select Chooser. Highlight Adobe PS and make sure Printer Name RIP@... is selected.
5.
In PageMaker, go to File>Document Setup.
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6.
From the Page field select your paper size or choose Custom for a custom page size. If you choose
Custom page size, enter the custom size in the height and width fields.
7.
Select your printer’s resolution as the Target Output Resolution. If it is not available, select the next
highest value. Click OK.
8.
Go to File>Preferences>General. Click the ‘CMS Setup...’ button.
9.
From Color Management select OFF.
10.
Click OK to Color Management System Preferences. Click OK to Preferences.
11.
Go to File>Print.
12.
From the PPD menu, select the PPD for your printer.
13.
Click the Paper button. From the Size menu, select your paper size. Select Custom for a custom size.
Enter the width and height of the custom paper size in the new Custom Paper Size dialog. Your paper
size should match your job size. Click OK.
14.
Click the Options button. From the Send image data menu, select Normal.
15.
From Data encoding select ‘Send binary image data.’
16.
From download fonts select PostScript and TrueType.
17.
Click the Color button. Select Composite and Color.
18.
From Optimized screen Select Default.
19.
Click the Features button. Select any other printer specific settings you want.
20.
Click Print.
Adobe Photoshop 4.0 [Macintosh]
1.
From the Roland COLORCHOICE Print Monitor click Printer>Setup Properties. Then click the Print Tab.
2.
Make sure the Perform Color Correction checkbox has a check in it, correct profiles and rendering intent
are set.
3.
Click OK to close Setup Properties.
4.
Go to Apple menu and select Chooser. Highlight Adobe PS and make sure Printer Name RIP@... is selected.
5.
In Photoshop go to File>Page Setup. From the ‘Paper’ field select your page size.
6.
Select Custom Page Default from the pop-up menu if a custom page size is required, and enter your
custom page size. Click the Add button.
7.
Select Page Attribute from the pop-up menu. Select the defined Custom Page in the ‘Paper’ field.
8.
Select Adobe Photoshop from the pop-up menu. Click the Screen button.
9.
Check the box for ‘Use Printer’s Default Screen’s. Click OK for Halftone Screen dialog.
10.
Click OK for Adobe Page Setting dialog.
11.
Go to File>Print. Select your printer in the ‘Printer’ field and select the page you want to print, and the
number of copies.
12.
Select Adobe Photoshop from the pop-up menu and set the ‘Encoding’ selection to Binary. Set the ‘Print
in’ selection to RGB if the file is an RGB file.
13.
Select Printer Specific Options from pop-up menu. If you want the file to be printed automatically, select
Print in the After Spooling option. If you want to verify the print mode and the profile settings before
printing the file, select Hold. Select Hold in the After Printing if you want to keep the file in the Print
Monitor after the file is printed.
14.
Click Print to start printing.
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Adobe Photoshop 5.0 [Macintosh]
1.
From the Roland COLORCHOICE Print Monitor click Printer>Setup Properties. Then click the Print Tab.
2.
Make sure the Perform Color Correction checkbox has a check in it, correct profiles and rendering intent
are set.
3.
Click OK to close Setup Properties.
4.
Go to Apple menu and select Chooser. Highlight Adobe PS and make sure Printer Name RIP@... is selected.
5.
In Photoshop go to File>Page Setup. From the ‘Paper’ field select your page size.
6.
Select Custom Page Default from the pop-up menu if a custom page size is required, and enter your
custom page size. Click the Add button.
7.
Select Page Attribute from the pop-up menu. Select the defined Custom Page in the ‘Paper’ field.
8.
Select Adobe Photoshop from the pop-up menu. Click the Screen button.
9.
Check the box for ‘Use Printer’s Default Screen’s. Click OK for Halftone Screen dialog.
10.
Click OK for Adobe Page Setting dialog.
11.
Go to File>Print. Select your printer in the ‘Printer’ field and select the page you want to print, and the
number of copies.
12.
Select Adobe Photoshop from the pop-up menu and set the ‘Encoding’ selection to Binary. Set the
‘Space’ selection to RGB if the file is an RGB file. Also, you must uncheck PostScript Color Management.
13.
Select Printer Specific Options from pop-up menu. If you want the file to be printed automatically, select
Print in the After Spooling option. If you want to verify the print mode and the profile settings before
printing the file, select Hold. Select Hold in the After Printing if you want to keep the file in the Print
Monitor after the file is printed.
14.
Click Print to start printing.
Quark QuarkXPress 3.32 [Macintosh]
1.
QuarkXPress requires a Printer Description File (PDF) to access specific options of the printer. Install
the file ‘Roland Hi-Fi JET PDF’ from Setup CD>Quark Files to the ‘Quark XPress:PDF’ folder, before
starting QuarkXPress.
2.
From the Roland COLORCHOICE Print Monitor click Printer>Setup Properties. Then click the Print Tab.
3.
Make sure the Perform Color Correction checkbox has a check in it, correct profiles and rendering intent
are set.
4.
Click OK to close Setup Properties.
5.
Go to Apple menu and select Chooser. Highlight Adobe PS and make sure Printer Name RIP@... is selected.
6.
Launch QuarkXPress. If you are using the EFIColor XTension, select Edit>Preferences>EfiColor and
uncheck Use EFI Color.
7.
Go to File>Page Setup.
8.
Choose a standard paper size in the Paper field.
9.
Select Custom Page Default from the pop-up menu if a custom page size is required, and enter your
custom page size. Then enter a Custom Page Name and click the Add button.
10.
Select Page Attributes from the pop-up menu. Select the defined Custom Page in the ‘Paper’ field.
11.
Select QuarkXPress from the pop-up menu. Select Roland Hi-Fi Jet from the ‘Printer Type’ menu for HiFi JET or CAMM JET. Do NOT select Roland Hi-Fi JET FJ-500/400/52/42/50/40 or Roland CAMM JET
CJ-500/400, or you will not be able to print. Click OK for Adobe PS Page Setting dialog.
12.
Go to File>Print. Select your printer in the ‘Printer’ field and select the page you want to print, and the
number of copies.
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13.
Select Printer Specific Options from pop-up menu. If you want the file to be printed automatically, select
Print in the After Spooling option. If you want to verify the print mode and the profile settings before
printing the file, select Hold. Select Hold in the After Printing, if you want to keep the file in the Print
Monitor after the file is printed.
14.
Click Print to start printing.
Quark QuarkXPress 4.04 [Macintosh]
In order to print successfully to QuarkXPress, you will need a special XTension. The name of the XTension is
‘PrintRGB’. This file is available on your Installation CD, in the Quark Files folder. Install the file to the ‘Quark
XPress:XTensions’ folder, before starting QuarkXPress.
1. From the Roland COLORCHOICE Print Monitor click Setup>Properties. Then click the Print tab.
2.
Make sure the Perform Color Correction checkbox has a check in it, and that correct profiles and
rendering intent are set.
3.
Click Quit to close the Properties dialog.
4.
Go to the Apple menu and select Chooser. Highlight Adobe PS and make sure that Printer Name RIP@... is
selected.
5.
Launch QuarkXPress. Select Edit>Preferences>Color Management and uncheck Color Management
Active.
6.
Click File>Page Setup.
7.
In the Printer Description list, select your Roland printer. Then click the Output tab to display it.
8.
Select Composite color from the Print Colors list and Printer from the Halftoning list. Then click the Page
Setup button.
9.
Choose a standard paper size in the Paper field.
10.
Select Custom Page Default from the pop-up menu, if a custom page size is required, and enter your
custom page size. Click the Add button when you are finished, and then click OK. You are returned to
the Output tab of the Print dialog.
11.
Click the Printer button,
12.
Select Color Matching from the menu. Then select Color/Grayscale from the Print Color list.
13.
Select Printer Specific Options from the menu.
14.
Select the appropriate options, and then click Print. You are returned to the Print dialog box.
15.
Click Print to start printing.
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Contour Cutting (CAMM JET) [Macintosh]
Using CAMM JET, you can print objects and then cut a contour line around them. To use such feature, you
have to install and use special color libraries in your design application such as Illustrator or QuarkXpress. No
special settings or changes are needed on Roland COLORCHOICE.
Contour cutting lines can be created using a special color.
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CutContour
On your Roland COLORCHOICE Installation CD, you will find Color Library files for each application. If you
are using PhotoShop, you will not be able to contour cut.
Adobe Illustrator 8 [Macintosh]
1.
Copy the file 'CAMM JET', located in the ‘SpotColorLibray:CAMM JET:Illustrator’ folder of the Installation
CD, to the Swatch Libraries folder of Illustrator.
2.
Start Illustrator.
3.
Open the file that you want to contour cut, if it’s not already open.
4.
Select ‘CAMM JET’ in the Window>Swatch Libraries menu to open the library. “CutContour” appears in
the library.
5.
Select “CutContour” as the color for the paths that you would like to cut. You can change the color of the
contour line by changing the Swatch Options. Remember, the color mode should always be Spot Color.
6.
Print the file as you normally would.
If the swatch library is unavailable for some reason, you can create a new swatch. Be sure to begin the
swatch name with “CutContour” and set the color mode as Spot Color. We recommend that you specify a
color other than the default color to better see the contour line on your display, and that it also be a dashed
line. When defined like this, the line will always be treated as a contour, regardless of its line width.
Macromedia FreeHand 8 [Macintosh]
1.
Copy the file ‘CAMMJET.bcf’ or, located in the ‘SpotColorLibray:CAMM JET:FreeHand’ folder of the
Installation CD to FreeHand 8:Colors folder.
2.
Start FreeHand.
3.
Create a new design file or open an existing file.
4.
Execute Window>Panels>Color List and open the color List Palette.
5.
Select ‘CAMM JET’ from the ‘Options’ menu of color List Palette. Cut Contour color will be listed in the
Color Library window. Select the CutContour.
6.
Click OK. ‘CutContour’ will be added to the Color List Palette.
7.
Use this color to define a cut line.
Quark QuarkXPress 4 [Macintosh]
1.
Select Edit>Color and click Add from the Default Color dialog.
2.
Execute File>Import and select the file ‘CAMM JET QuarkXPress’, located in the
‘SpotColorLibray:CAMM JET:QuarkXPress’ folder. (It is best to copy this file to your Hard Disk before
importing it.)
3.
Click "Select All" to move all the items to Use Items and click OK.
4.
Click Save to save the color palette.
5.
Use the added color palette to create the new design.
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Adobe PageMaker 6.5 [Macintosh]
1.
Copy the file ‘CAMMJET.bcf’, located in the ‘SpotColorLibray:CAMM JET:PageMaker6.5’ folder to the
‘Pm6.5:RSRC:Usenglsh:Color’ folder.
2.
Create a new design or open an existing file.
3.
Click Window>Color and display the Color Palette. Click on the New icon from the Color Palette.
4.
Select CAMM JET from the Color Edit Library pull down menu.
“CutContour” will be displayed in the Color Library window.
5.
Click OK. Color Edit dialog is displayed.
6.
Click OK to close the dialog.
7.
“CutContour” will be added in the Color Palette. Use this palette to define the Cut line.
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License Agreement
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agreement between you, the end user (either an individual or an entity), and Roland DG Corporation.
Use of this program indicates your acceptance of the terms and conditions stated below.
The enclosed computer program ("Software") is licensed, not sold, to you by Roland DG Corporation,
(hereafter referred to as “Roland”), for use only under the following terms, and “Roland”, reserves any
rights not expressly granted to you.
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is used on only one computer at a time. "In use" constitutes being loaded onto either temporary
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computer.
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Software from one computer to another over a network. You may not decompile, reverse engineer,
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Warranty Disclaimer, Limitation of Remedies and Damages. In no event will “Roland”, be liable for
any damages, including lost data, lost profits, cost of cover or other special, incidental, consequential
or indirect damages arising from the use of the program however caused and on any theory of liability.
This limitation will apply even if “Roland”, or an authorized dealer or distributor has been advised of the
possibility of such damage.
“Roland” is not responsible for any typographical errors in the software or in the documentation.
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