ChromaBlast-R Driver User`s Manual
ChromaBlast-R Color Management Driver for the
Ricoh GX
7000
USER’S MANUAL
Version 3.0.4
NOTE: For the absolute latest Information and Updates on all Products, Materials, Processes, and / or
Procedures relative to all offerings by or through Sawgrass Technologies, Inc., please refer to
our Website: www.sawgrassink.com
Ricoh GX7000 GelSprinter
ChromaBlast-R Driver User’s Manual
ChromaBlast-R Driver is equipped with a user-friendly software interface that allows individuals to
access and customize driver configuration settings for optimal printing performance. As an added bonus,
ChromaBlast-R Driver is also outfitted with several resource and utility features to bring additional
help and support for customers looking to bolster their printing experience. Through these powerful
features, users are able to gain complete control over their image quality, color output and print options.
1. To view the ChromaBlast-R Driver configuration settings, click your start icon and select Devices and
Printers (see FIGURE 1). If you are using an older version of WINDOWS, you will instead select
Printers and Faxes.
FIGURE 1
2. In the Devices and Printers folder, right-click the ChromaBlast-R Driver GX7000 and select Printing
Preferences (see FIGURE 2). This will open the ChromaBlast-R Driver GX7000 Printing Preferences
window (see FIGURE 3).
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FIGURE 2
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3. With the ChromaBlast-R Driver GX7000 Printing Preference window open, click the Virtual Printer
Driver tab. Here you will find five different SECTIONS to utilize: (see FIGURE 3).
FIGURE 3
SECTION 1 Paper Configuration Choose Paper Size and Copies
SECTION 2 Driver Configuration Select OEM printer intended for use.
SECTION 3OutputAdjust Color, create Palette and Mirror image.
SECTION 4ResourcesAccess Documentation, Help and On-line Support.
SECTION 5UtilitiesUse if Printer Maintenance is needed.
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SECTION 1
Paper Size – Sets the desired output paper size used in the printer. Adjust this to match the size of
the transfer paper in the paper tray.
Copies – Sets the number of prints needed per image. Use this feature when multiple prints
of the same image are needed.
SECTION 2 OEM Printer – Sets the OEM printer intended for use with ChromaBlast-R Driver. This feature is
particularly useful when printing to multiple printers of the same ink set or multiple
printers that require multiple drivers. For instance, if you have two GX7000’s and
one is for printing ChromaBlast-R while the other is for printing SubliJet-R, you
are able to set the printer loaded with ChromaBlast-R as the default printer in the
ChromaBlast-R Driver or vice versa. On the other hand, if you have two GX7000’s
and both are for printing with ChromaBlast-R, you can choose between each printer
per print job.
SECTION 3 No Color
Management – With this setting, color management within the Chromablast-R Driver is turned
off. As a result, color is managed by the graphics application. The ChromaBlast-R
driver was developed using ink specifically designed for the Ricoh GX7000 printer.
Therefore, it is recommended to use either Photographic or Graphics to allow the
ChromaBlast-R Driver to manage color.
Graphics
– This setting is intended as a business graphics color management solution. It is
most suitable for business logos and designs that require a more vivid color output.
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Photographic
– This setting is intended as a realistic color management solution. It is most suitable
for photographic images containing landscapes or portraits.
Mirror – Check this box to “flip” or reverse your image. The image becomes reversed when
transferring from paper to substrate. Therefore, you will need to “flip” or reverse the
image before printing to paper.
ColorSure – Check this box if you want to use the ColorSure color palette. ColorSure is a method
for reproducing exact spot colors. By picking colors from the ColorSure Palette, you
will be able to consistently reproduce colors in a reliable manner.
Custom Palette – Here you can add your own unique colors to the ColorSure palette. ColorSure must
be checked in Color Options in order to use this feature.
Print Palette
– Click here to print the default ColorSure Palette. This feature allows you to see
how colors will look once transferred to your desired substrate. Before you print the
ColorSure Palette, be sure to choose the paper size, paper type and substrate that
most closely resemble those which you are using. The default ColorSure Palette will
also contain custom colors once you have added and saved them using the Custom
Palette utility.
Advanced
Settings –This option enables you to adjust Ink Density (see illustration below). If too much
ink is being laid down, or your image is not drying quickly enough, move the slider
to the left (in the direction of the negative values). Conversely, if your graphic is not
saturated enough, increase the density value by moving the slider to the right. The
default value is zero.
SECTION 4 Help – Click here to access general information about ChromaBlast-R Driver and it’s
functions. The help dialog menu also contains a direct link to our Technical Support
web page, where you can find the latest driver updates, literature and educational
resources offered by Sawgrass Technologies, Inc.
Documentation – Click here to access the folder where the literature was stored on your PC during
the installation of ChromaBlast-R Driver. This literature will guide you through the
installation, registration and setup of your printer, driver and software.
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Register – Click here to register your product. Registration is required to unlock all product
features and functions that ChromaBlast-R Driver has to offer. You must register
ChromaBlast-R Driver for every PC on which it is installed.
Sawgrassink.com– Click here to access the Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. website. You will find the
absolute latest information and updates on all products, materials, processes, and/
or procedures relative to all offerings by or through Sawgrass Technologies, Inc.
SECTION 5
Nozzle Check – Click here to print a test pattern to check nozzle condition. If any of the nozzle
patterns are missing or incomplete, then a head cleaning is required.
Head Cleaning – Click here to initiate the head cleaning process. This feature is necessary when
nozzles are missing thus causing color shift or “banding” in your printed images.
You should print a nozzle check to confirm missing nozzles before performing a
head cleaning. Repeat the Head Cleaning until a complete nozzle check has been
achieved. Cartridge users should only perform two (2) head cleanings, while users of
bulk ink systems can try up to five (5). Contact technical support if you fail to achieve
a good / complete nozzle check after the recommended amount of cleanings.
Print Primary – Click here to print a primary ink chart. This chart contains a series of blocks which
represent each ink channel on the print head. It can be useful when attempting to
troubleshoot or trying to clear clogged nozzles.
File Spooler – Click here to launch the File Spooler Utility. This feature is solely intended for
advanced users and technical support for troubleshooting. It allows you to print jobs
that were previously processed and saved to disk as text files or print ready files,
also known as PRN files.
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4.) At the top of the ChromaBlast-R Driver GX7000 Printing Preference window, click the Layout tab.
Here you will find four different SECTIONS to utilize: (see FIGURE 4).
FIGURE 4
SECTION 6 Orientation Choose the direction in which an image is printed.
SECTION 7 Page Order
Sets the chronological order when printing images.
SECTION 8 Page Format
Adjust the number of pages per sheet.
SECTION 9 Advanced…
Access the current Document Settings.
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SECTION 6
Portrait – With this selection the page height is longer than the width. In other words,
the image is printed vertically from top to bottom.
Landscape – With this selection the page width is longer than the height. In other words,
the image is printed horizontally from left to right.
SECTION 7
Front to Back – Using this setting will print the first image first and the last image last. For
instance, if 4 different images are printed at the same time, they will print
in the following order: 1, 2, 3 and 4.
Back to Front – Using this setting will print the last image first and the first image last. For
instance, if 4 different images are printed at the same time, they will print
in the following order: 4, 3, 2 and 1.
SECTION 8
Pages per Sheet – Allows you to print two or four pages on single sheets of paper.
Draw Borders – Prints frames around the pages printed on each sheet.
SECTION 9
Document Settings –Click here for an overview of the default advanced document settings. These settings have been specifically engineered per printer platform and should not
be adjusted by the end user.
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5.) At the top of the ChromaBlast-R Driver GX7000 Printing Preference window, click the Paper/Quality
tab. Here you will find three different SECTIONS to utilize: (see FIGURE 5).
FIGURE 5
SECTION 10 Tray Selection Allows you to select the printer’s paper source.
SECTION 11 Color This locked default is controlled by the ChromaBlast-R.
SECTION 12 Advanced… Access the current Document Settings.
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SECTION 10
Automatically Select – Use this setting if you would like the printer driver to select the appropriate tray
as your paper source.
Tray 1 – Use this setting if you plan to use the primary paper tray as your paper source.
It is recommended to use this as your default paper source.
Bypass Tray – Use this setting if your printer is equipped with an additional tray and you would like to use it as your primary paper source.
SECTION 11
Black & White – This setting has been specifically engineered per printer platform and should
not be adjusted by the end user.
Color–This setting has been specifically engineered per printer platform and should
not be adjusted by the end user.
SECTION 12
Document Settings – Click here for an overview of the default advanced document settings. These
settings have been specifically engineered per printer platform and should
not be adjusted by the end user.
Please visit us on the web for the absolute latest Information and updates on all products, materials,
processes, and / or procedures relative to all offerings by or through Sawgrass Technologies, Inc.:
www.sawgrassink.com
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